New York's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

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The 17th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 17th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Eliot Engel (D), who was first elected to the House in 1988.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • 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 home one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[1]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Eliot Engel was re-elected to the United States House for a tenth term. He defeated Anthony Mele (R), Blank/Scattering, and York J. Kleinhandler (Conservative).[2]

United States House, New York General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot L. Engel Incumbent 68.5% 95,346
     Republican Anthony Mele 21.4% 29,792
     Blank/Scattering 6% 8,327
     Conservative York J. Kleinhandler 4.1% 5,661
Total Votes 139,126

See also

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