New York's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 15:14, 24 May 2012 by Tking (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
2014



CongressLogo.png

New York's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Hakeem Jeffries Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jerrold Nadler Democratic Party
Jerrold Nadler.jpg

New York U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of New York.png
The 8th congressional district of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 8th 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 Jerrold Nadler (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. Due to redistricting, Nadler will run for the new 10th district.

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Hakeem Jeffries Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Conservative Party Alan Bellone
Green Party Colin Beavan


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Ed Towns, 10th District incumbent, is not running.[3]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Conservative Party Conservative candidate

Working Families Party Working Families candidate

Green Party Green candidate


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.[5]

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jerrold Nadler was re-elected to the United States House for a seventh term. He defeated Susan L. Kone (R who also ran on the Conservative Party ticket).[6]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler Incumbent 69.1% 98,839
     Republican Susan L. Kone 22.4% 31,996
     Blank/Scattering 8.6% 12,291
Total Votes 143,126

See also

References