New York's 12th Congressional District

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The 12th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district located in New York City. It includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

It includes the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodside, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint, Red Hook, East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village.

The current representative of the 12th congressional district is Nydia Velazquez (D).



See also: New York's 12th congressional district elections, 2012

The 12th congressional district of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 14th district, Carolyn Maloney won the election in the district.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Maloney Incumbent 72.1% 193,455
     Republican Christopher Wight 17.4% 46,692
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 28,140
Total Votes 268,287
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Nydia Velazquez was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. She defeated Alice Gaffney (Conservative).[2]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNydia Velazquez Incumbent 79.1% 68,624
     Blank/Scattering 15.7% 13,647
     Conservative Alice Gaffney 5.2% 4,482
Total Votes 86,753



This is the 12th congressional district of New York after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in New York

In 2011, the New York State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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