New York's 17th Congressional District
|New York's 17th congressional district|
|Current incumbent||Nita Lowey|
|Gender||49% Male, 51% Female|
|Race||70.3% White, 10.8% Black, 6.1% Asian|
|Median household income||$84,664|
|High school graduation rate||87.1%|
|College graduation rate||44%|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
The district previously encompassed portions of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Rockland County.
It included 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 Nita Lowey (D).
The 17th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Nita Lowey Incumbent||57.6%||171,417|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2008|
|Democratic||Eliot Engel incumbent||65.9%||149,676|
|U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2006|
|Democratic||Eliot L. Engel incumbent||67.8%||88,714|
On November 5, 2002, Eliot Engel won re-election to the United States House. He defeated C. Scott Vanderhoef (R), Arthur L. Gallagher (Right to Life) and Elizabeth Shanklin (Green) in the general election.
|U.S. House, New York District 17 General Election, 2000|
|Democratic||Eliot L. Engel incumbent||69.7%||112,748|
- 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.
- New York Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013