New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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New York's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Nydia Velazquez Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Nydia Velazquez Democratic Party
Nydia Velazquez.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters had to register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Nydia Velazquez (D), who was first elected in 1992.

New York's 7th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Kings county.[8]


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June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Campaign contributions

Nydia Velazquez

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Velazquez’s reports.[10]

Nydia Velazquez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 24, 2013$216,263.67$34,987.89$(78,663.08)$172,588.48
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$172,588.48$358,530.00$(125,061.56)$406,056.92
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$406,056.92$63,142.81$(87,500.04)$381,699.69
Year-End Quarterly[14]December 31, 2013$381,699$89,950$(37,395)$394,654
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$394,654.03$46,244.96$(91,930.32)$348,968.67
Pre-Primary[16]June 12, 2014$348,968.67$22,335.00$(94,521.23)$276,782.44
July Quarterly (amended)[17]September 12, 2014$276,782.44$26,425.00$(25,682.45)$277,524.99
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2014$277,524.99$68,000.00$(90,149.79)$255,375.20
Pre-General[19]October 23, 2014$255,375.20$6,500.00$(11,535.01)$250,340.19
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Nydia Velazquez (D) won re-election to the United States House. She ran in the 7th District as a result of redistricting. She defeated James Murray in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNydia Velazquez Incumbent 79% 141,322
     Conservative James Murray 4.4% 7,811
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 16.6% 29,692
Total Votes 178,825
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


On November 2, 2010, Joseph Crowley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth A. Reynolds (R), who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket, and Anthony Gronowicz (Green) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Crowley incumbent 72.7% 71,247
     Republican Kenneth A. Reynolds 9.7% 9,541
     Blank/Scattering Write-in 16.5% 16,145
     Green Anthony Gronowicz 1.1% 1,038
Total Votes 97,971

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 31, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez Summary Report," accessed July 30, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Nydia Velazquez Pre-General," accessed October 23, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013