Jose Serrano

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José E. Serrano
Jose E. Serrano.jpeg
U.S. House, New York, District 16
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 21
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives - New York District 18
New York State Assembly - District 73
New York State Assembly - District 75
Bachelor'sLehman College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Medical Corps
Years of service1964-1966
BirthdayOctober 24, 1943
Place of birthMayaguez, Puerto Rico
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
José Enrique Serrano (b. October 24, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Serrano was elected by voters from New York's 16th congressional district.


Rangel was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He earned a B.A. from Lehman College in 1961.[1]


Serrano served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1964-1966, returning to civilian life to later serve as a member of the New York City Board of Education from 1969-1974, as chair of the South Bronx Community Corporation, as delegate to the 1976 Democratic National Convention, and as member of the New York State Assembly from 1975-1990.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Serrano serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies[4]


Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jose E. Serrano has voted with the Democratic Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 92nd among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[5]



On November 2, 2010, Serrano was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. He defeated Blank/Scattering, Frank Della Valle (R), and the Conservative Party candidate.[6]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose E. Serrano Incumbent 86.4% 61,642
     Blank/Scattering 9.7% 6,949
     Republican Frank Della Valle 3.2% 2,257
     Conservative 0.7% 501
Total Votes 71,349

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Serrano's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Serrano was re-elected to the U.S. House for a tenth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $373,374 and spent $385,796.[7]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Jose Serrano Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $373,374
Total Spent $385,796
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jose Serrano's campaign committee
National Assn of Realtors$12,000
Deloitte LLP$11,000
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Postal Workers Union$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$71,100
Real Estate$23,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$18,400
Industrial Unions$16,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$15,000


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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles B. Rangel
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 16
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert García
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 18
Succeeded by
Nita Lowey
Preceded by
Bella Abzug
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
Succeeded by
Mario Biaggi
Preceded by
John Brian Murtaugh
New York Assembly - District 73
Succeeded by
David Rosado
Preceded by
Eugenio Alvarez
New York Assembly - District 75
Succeeded by
John Dearie