New York's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Jose E. Serrano
Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline April 16, 2012. On January 27, 2012, Judge Gary Sharpe moved the primary date from September 11, 2012 to June 26, 2012 in order to allow for sufficient time to send absentee ballots to military voters.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Jose E. Serrano (D), who was first elected to the House in 1990. Due to redistricting, Serrano is running in the redrawn 15th district, and 17th district incumbent Eliot Engel is running in the new 16th.
- Eliot Engel: 17th district incumbent
- No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in New York
Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. A new map has yet to be finalized. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York is one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 16 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Jose E. Serrano Incumbent||86.4%||61,642|
|Republican||Frank Della Valle||3.9%||2,758|
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