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New York's 5th Congressional District

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New York's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentGregory W. Meeks Democratic Party
Population740,327
Gender46.82% Male, 53.18% Female
Race17.8% White, 51% Black, 13% Asian
Ethnicity20.2% Hispanic
Unemployment11.8%
Median household income$57,485
High school graduation rate80.3%
College graduation rate23.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of New York is a congressional district in New York.

New York's 5th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes part of Queens.[1]

The district previously was located along the North Shore of Long Island. It consisted of northeastern Queens County and northwestern Nassau County.

The Queens portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, and Whitestone.

The Nassau portion of the distinct included Albertson, Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Roslyn, and Sands Point.

It is the only district to include both parts of New York City and suburban portions of Long Island not located inside the city.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Gregory Meeks (D).

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

The 5th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

The 5th congressional district of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 6th district, Gregory W. Meeks, won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Meeks Incumbent 74.8% 167,835
     Republican Allan Jennings Jr. 8% 17,875
     Libertarian Catherine Wark 0.6% 1,345
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 16.7% 37,453
Total Votes 224,508
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Milano (R) and Elizabeth Berney (Tax Revolt) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 62.1% 72,239
     Republican James Milano 31.7% 36,861
     Tax Revolt Party Eliabeth Berney 0.7% 798
     Blank/Scattering 5.5% 6,396
Total Votes 116,294

2008
On November 4, 2008, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Elizabeth Berney (R) and Jun Policarpio (Conservative Party) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 53.2% 105,836
     Republican Elizabeth Berney 21.6% 43,039
     Conservative Party Jun Policarpio 1.5% 3,010
     Blank/Scattering 23.6% 46,995
Total Votes 198,880

2006
On November 7, 2006, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 62.9% 70,033
     Blank/Scattering 37.1% 41,337
Total Votes 111,370

2004
On November 2, 2004, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Graves (R) and Gonzalo Policarpio (Fair Party) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 57.9% 114,132
     Republican Stephen Graves 21.8% 43,002
     Fair Party Gonzalo Policarpio 0.6% 1,248
     Blank/Scattering 19.6% 38,692
Total Votes 197,074

2002
On November 5, 2002, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Perry S. Reich (Conservative) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 54.7% 68,773
     Conservative Perry S. Reich 4.5% 5,718
     Blank/Scattering 40.7% 51,213
Total Votes 125,704

2000
On November 7, 2000, Gary Ackerman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Edward Elkowitz (R) and Anne T. Robinson (Right to Life) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Ackerman incumbent 55.5% 127,233
     Republican Edward Elkowitz 24.5% 56,046
     Right to Life Anne T. Robinson 1.7% 3,846
Total Votes 229,139

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th 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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