New York's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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New York's 23rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Tom Reed Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Owens Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 23rd congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 23rd congressional district prior to the 2011 redistricting.

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.[1]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Owens (D), who was first elected to the House in 2008. Due to redistricting, Owens is running in the redrawn 21st district, and 29th district incumbent Tom Reed is running for the new 23rd.

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

  • Tom Reed: 29th district incumbent (Also running as a Conservative and Independence candidate)[2]

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. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.[3]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bill Owens was elected to the United States House for a second term. He defeated Matthew A. Doheny (R who also ran on the Independence Party ticket), and Douglas L. Hoffman (Conservative).[4]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 23 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Owens Incumbent 45.1% 82,232
     Republican Matthew A. Doheny 44% 80,237
     Conservative Douglas L. Hoffman 5.8% 10,507
     Blank/Scattering 5.2% 9,534
Total Votes 182,510

See also

References