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Located in the northeast region of the United States, New York is nicknamed “the Empire State.” Bordering New York are the states of Pennsylvannia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. In addition to New York City being the state’s largest and highest populatied city with 8.3 million inhabitants, New York City is also the highest populated city in the United States. Located upstate, the capital of New York is Albany. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 62 members of the New York State Senate and 150 members of the New York State Assembly. As of September 2013, New Mexico is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have state government trifecta.


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2013 elections in New York

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National politics in New York

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from New York

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Chuck Schumer
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New York 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kirsten Gillibrand
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, New York 2009January 3, 2019November 2018Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Owens
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Democratic PartyDistrict 21 2009January 3, 2015Link
Brian Higgins
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Democratic PartyDistrict 26 2005January 3, 2015Link
Carolyn B. Maloney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 1993January 3, 2015Link
Carolyn McCarthy
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 1997January 3, 2015Link
Charles B. Rangel
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1971January 3, 2015Link
Chris Collins
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Republican PartyDistrict 27 2013January 3, 2015Link
Chris Gibson
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Republican PartyDistrict 19 2011January 3, 2015Link
Dan Maffei
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 2013January 3, 2015Link
Eliot Engel
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 1989January 3, 2015Link
Grace Meng
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015Link
Gregory W. Meeks
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1998January 3, 2015Link
Hakeem Jeffries
Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2015Link
Jerrold Nadler
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Democratic PartyDistrict 10 1993January 3, 2015Link
José E. Serrano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 1973January 3, 2015Link
Joseph Crowley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 1999January 3, 2015Link
Louise Slaughter
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Democratic PartyDistrict 25 1987January 3, 2015Link
Michael Grimm
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2015Link
Nita Lowey
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 1989January 3, 2015Link
Nydia Velázquez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1993January 3, 2015Link
Paul Tonko
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 2009January 3, 2015Link
Peter T. King
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 1993January 3, 2015Link
Richard L. Hanna
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2011January 3, 2015Link
Sean Maloney
Democratic PartyDistrict 18 2013January 3, 2015Link
Steve Israel
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2013January 3, 2015Link
Tim Bishop
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2003January 3, 2015Link
Tom Reed
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Republican PartyDistrict 23 2010January 3, 2015Link
Yvette D. Clarke
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2007January 3, 2015Link

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The structure of the New York judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the New York Supreme Courts, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, the New York Court of Appeals, the New York County Courts, the New York City Courts, the New York Town and Village Courts, the New York Family Courts, the New York Surrogates' Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

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New York
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The Empire State
Capital:   Albany
Motto:   Excelsior/Ever upward
Population:   19.4 million
Area of state:   54,566 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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