New York's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Candidates wishing to run were required to 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 Maurice Hinchey (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. He is retiring instead of running for re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, 24th district incumbent Richard Hanna is running in the new 22nd.
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.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 22 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Maurice Hinchey Incumbent||51%||98,661|
|Republican||George K. Phillips||45.9%||88,687|
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- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- Huffington Post "Maurice Hinchey Retiring: Upstate New York Congressman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election," January 18, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 18, 2012
- Capital Tonight "Engel makes two GOP challenges officially for Hinchey," Accessed December 23, 2011
- Washington Post, "The Fix," "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"