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[[File:NY20.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 20th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in New York|2011 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:NY20.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 20th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in New York|2011 redistricting]].]]
  
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on September 11, 2012.
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Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] June 12, 2012. On January 27, 2012, [[judgepedia:Gary Sharpe|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.<ref>[http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/judge-moves-congressional-primary-date-to-june/ ''New York Times'' "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Chris Gibson]] (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Chris Gibson]] (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.

Revision as of 12:01, 29 January 2012

The 20th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

This is the 20th congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline June 12, 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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Chris Gibson (R), who was first elected to the House in 2010.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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.[3]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Gibson was elected to the United States House. He also ran on the Conservative Party ticket. He defeated Scott Murphy (D).[4]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 20 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Gibson 53.2% 130,178
     Democratic Scott Murphy 43.7% 107,075
     Blank/Scattering 3.1% 7,515
Total Votes 244,768

See also

References