New York's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 15th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jose E. Serrano Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jose E. Serrano Democratic Party
Jose E. Serrano.jpeg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 15th Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jose E. Serrano (D), who was first elected in 1990.

New York's 15th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes parts of New York City.[8]


General election candidates

June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Campaign contributions

Jose Serrano

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Serrano's reports.[10]

Jose Serrano (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$16,717.63$18,000.00$(7,815.11)$26,902.52
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$26,902.52$20,012.05$(21,659.66)$25,254.91
October Quarterly[13]October 12, 2013$25,254.91$11,500.51$(17,745.96)$19,009.46
Year-End Quarterly[14]December 31, 2013$19,009$3,800$(4,439)$17,620
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$17,620.05$71,108.00$(43,251.02)$45,477.03
Pre-Primary[16]June 11, 2014$45,477.03$18,055.51$(39,032.50)$24,500.04
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2014$24,500.04$19,214.00$(2,857.66)$40,856.38
October Quarterly[18]October 14, 2014$40,856.38$11,013.00$(14,806.01)$37,063.37
Pre-General[19]October 22, 2014$37,063.37$5,500.00$(629.47)$41,933.90
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Jose E. Serrano (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Della Valle in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose E. Serrano Incumbent 85.5% 152,661
     Republican Frank Della Valle 2.5% 4,427
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 12.1% 21,557
Total Votes 178,645
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Charles Rangel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Faulkner (R), Craig Schley (Independence, Vote People Change) and Roger Calero (Socialist Worker) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, New York District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles B. Rangel incumbent 72.4% 91,225
     N/A Blank/Scattering 10.8% 13,617
     Republican Michel J. Faulkner 9.3% 11,754
     Independence, Vote People Change Craig Schley 6.2% 7,803
     Socialist Worker Roger Calero 1.3% 1,647
Total Votes 126,046

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Serrano 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2014
  11. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  12. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  13. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  15. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  16. FEC, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 27, 2014
  17. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  18. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 27, 2014
  19. FEC, "Pre-General," accessed October 27, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013