New York's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Gregory W. Meeks
Candidates wishing to run must 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 Gregory W. Meeks (D), who was first elected to the House in 1998. Due to redistricting, Meeks will now run in the 5th district, and 5th district incumbent Gary Ackerman's territory would now be the 6th, but Ackerman is not seeking re-election in 2012.
- No candidates have declared an intent to run yet.
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 one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.
|U.S. House, New York Congressional District 6 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Gregory W. Meeks Incumbent||76.3%||85,096|
|Republican||Asher E. Taub||10.6%||11,826|
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- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- NYTimes blog "Three officials announce bids to replace Ackerman," March 19, 2012
- 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"