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New York's 17th Congressional District

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The 17th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district located in southern New York. It encompasses portions of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

It includes the neighborhoods of Norwood, Riverdale, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn in the Bronx, the city of Mount Vernon and parts of Yonkers in Westchester, as well as Monsey, Nanuet, Pearl River, and Suffern in Rockland County.

The current representative of the 17th congressional district is Eliot Engel (D).



See also: New York's 17th congressional district elections, 2012

The 17th congressional district of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 18th district, Nita Lowey won election in the district.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNita Lowey Incumbent 57.6% 171,417
     Republican Joe Carvin 30.9% 91,899
     Independent Francis Morganthaler 0.9% 2,771
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 31,292
Total Votes 297,379
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


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

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 17 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



This is the 17th 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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