New York's 15th congressional district

New York's 15th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York City, State of New York. The district has been represented by Democrat José E. Serrano since 2013.

The 15th district is located entirely within The Bronx, including most of the southern and western neighborhoods of the borough. Hispanics make up a majority of this district's population, while African-Americans make up a smaller plurality. Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo are both located within the district.

From 2003 to 2013 it was composed of Upper Manhattan, Rikers Island and a largely non-residential section of northwestern Queens on the shore of the East River mostly occupied by a Consolidated Edison facility and a New York Power Authority power plant. The district included the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights and portions of the Upper West Side, located Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Grant's Tomb.

Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+43 in 2014 rendered the district the most Democratic in the nation.[2] U.S. Senator John Kerry won 90% of the vote in the 15th congressional district in 2004. In 2012, this was the district scoring the highest percentage of local votes to President Barack Obama: 96.7%. Likewise in 2016 whereby Hillary Clinton received locally a total of 93.8% of the vote.[3]

New York's 15th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 15 (since 2013)
New York 's 15th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Current Representative José E. Serrano (DBronx)
Distribution
  • 100% urban
  • 0% rural
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+44[1]

Voting

Election results from presidential races
(current lines)
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 95 - 5%
2012 President Obama 96.7 - 3%
2016 President Clinton 93.8 - 4.9%
Election results from presidential races
(old lines)
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 85 - 11%
1996 President Clinton 91 - 5%
2000 President Gore 87 - 7%
2004 President Kerry 90 - 9%
2008 President Obama 93 - 6%

Redistricting

The district was a Brooklyn-based seat until 1982, when it was realigned to cover the East Side of Manhattan. Following the 1992 redistricting, it became the upper Manhattan seat previously designated the 19th District and the 18th District. After the 2012 redistricting, the 15th became the Bronx's primary district.

List of representatives

1803 – 1823: One seat, then two seats

From 1813 to 1823, two seats were apportioned to the 15th district, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8 March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Gaylord Griswold Gaylord Griswold Federalist [Data unknown/missing.] No 2nd seat
9 March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
NathanWilliamsCongressman Nathan Williams Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
10 March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
WilliamKirkpatrickNewYorkCongressman William Kirkpatrick Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
11 March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Peter Buell Porter Peter Buell Porter Democratic-
Republican
Retired
12 March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
13 March 4, 1813 –
June 21, 1813
Vacant Representative-elect William Dowse died February 18, 1813, before the term began Joel Thompson Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]
June 21, 1813 –
December 20, 1813
John M. Bowers Federalist Declared elected to finish Dowse's term;
Lost election contest
December 20, 1813 –
January 24, 1814
Vacant Election contested; see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1812
January 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
Successfully contested the election of John M. Bowers
14 March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
James Birdsall Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] Jabez Hammond Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Isaac Williams, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] John R. Drake Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] Robert Monell Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
17 March 4, 1821 –
December 3, 1821
Vacant. The elections were held in April, after the congressional term had already begun. It is not clear when the result was announced or the credentials were issued; see United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1821
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Samuel Campbell Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] James Hawkes Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]

1823 – present: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image John Herkimer Adams-Clay
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Sanford (1803) John Sanford Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Portrait of Lemuel Stetson Lemuel Stetson Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Russell (Warrensburg) Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Russell (Warrensburg) Joseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Edward Dodd Edward Dodd Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
James Bedell McKean James B. McKean Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Augustus Griswold John Augustus Griswold Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
No image Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Mabbett Warren Joseph M. Warren Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Eli Perry Eli Perry Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 14th district
John H. Bagley John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen L. Mayham Stephen L. Mayham Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Lounsbery William Lounsbery Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas C. Cornell - Brady-Handy Thomas Cornell Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Bagley John H. Bagley, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lewis Beach Lewis Beach Democratic March 4, 1885 –
August 10, 1886
Redistricted from the 14th district, Died
Vacant August 10, 1886 –
December 6, 1886
Henry Bacon (New York) Henry Bacon Democratic December 6, 1886 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Moses D. Stivers Moses D. Stivers Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Bacon (New York) Henry Bacon Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ashbel Parmelee Fitch Ashbel P. Fitch Democratic March 4, 1893 –
December 26, 1893
Redistricted from the 13th district
Resigned to become New York City Comptroller
Vacant December 26, 1893 –
January 30, 1894
Isidor Straus 1903 Isidor Straus Democratic January 30, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Philip B. Low Philip B. Low Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob Ruppert 1923 Jacob Ruppert, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 16th district
William Douglas (Congressman) William H. Douglas Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Redistricted from the 14th district
J. V. V. Olcott J. Van Vechten Olcott Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas G. Patten Thomas G. Patten Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to the 18th district
Michael F. Conry Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 2, 1917
Redistricted from the 12th district, Died
Vacant March 2, 1917 –
April 12, 1917
Thomas F. Smith (NY) Thomas F. Smith Democratic April 12, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
PeterJDooling Peter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Redistricted from the 16th district
Thomas Jefferson Ryan (New York Congressman) Thomas J. Ryan Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Joseph Boylan John J. Boylan Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 5, 1938
Died
Vacant October 5, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Michael J. Kennedy (New York Congressman) 2 Michael J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas F. Burchill Thomas F. Burchill Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Emanuel Celler NYWTS Emanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 10th district
Redistricted to the 11th district
John Henry Ray (New York) John H. Ray Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hugh Carey - 1977 NFTA Report Hugh Carey Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1974
Redistricted from the 12th district
Resigned to become Governor of New York
Vacant January 1, 1975 –
January 2, 1975
Leo Zeferetti Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 14th district
Defeated by 17th district incumbent Guy Molinari
S. William Green Bill Green Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 18th district
Charles B Rangel Portrait Charles Rangel Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 16th district, Redistricted to the 13th district
Josieserrano.jpeg José E. Serrano Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Redistricted from the 16th district

Recent election results

U.S. President

Year Result
2000 Gore 87–7%
2004 Kerry 90–9%
2008 Obama 93–6%

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

In New York State electoral politics, there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 1870: New York District 15[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph M. Warren 17,793 59.9
Republican J. Thomas Davis 11,659 39.3
Temperance Alvin C. Rose 235 0.8
Majority 6,134 20.6
Turnout 29,687 100

[Data unknown/missing.]

US House election, 1996: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 113,898 91.3
Republican Edward R. Adams 5,951 4.8
Conservative (N.Y.) Ruben Dario Vargas 3,896 3.1
Right to Life Jose Suero 989 0.8
Majority 107,947 86.5
Turnout 124,734 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 90,424 93.1 +1.8
Republican David E. Cunningham 5,633 5.8 +1.0
Conservative (N.Y.) Patrick McManus 1,082 1.1 -2.0
Majority 84,791 87.3 +0.8
Turnout 97,139 100 -22.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 130,161 91.9 -1.2
Republican Jose Agustin Suero 7,346 5.2 -0.6
Green Dean Loren 2,134 1.5 +1.5
Independence Jesse A. Fields 1,051 0.7 +0.7
Conservative (N.Y.) Frank Della Valle 492 0.3 -0.8
Libertarian Scott A. Jeffery 480 0.3 +0.3
Majority 122,815 86.7 -0.6
Turnout 141,664 100 +45.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 84,367 88.5 -3.4
Republican Jesse A. Fields 11,008 11.5 +6.3
Majority 73,359 76.9 -9.8
Turnout 95,375 100 -32.7
US House election, 2004: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 161,351 91.1 +2.6
Republican Kenneth P. Jefferson, Jr. 12,355 7.0 -4.5
Independence Jessie A. Fields 3,345 1.9 +1.9
Majority 148,996 84.2 +7.3
Turnout 177,051 100 +85.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 103,916 94.0 +2.9
Republican Edward Daniels 6,592 6.0 -1.0
Majority 97,324 88.1 +3.9
Turnout 110,508 100 -37.6
US House election, 2008: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 177,151 89.2 -5.8
Republican Edward Daniels 15,676 7.9 +1.9
Independent Craig Schley 3,708 1.9
Socialist Workers Martin Koppel 2,141 1.1
Majority 161,475 81.3 -6.8
Turnout 198,676 100 +79.8
US House election, 2010: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 91,225 80.4 -8.7
Republican Michel Faulkner 11,754 10.4 +2.5
Independent Craig Schley 7,803 6.9 +5.0
Socialist Workers Róger Calero 2,647 2.3 +1.2
Majority 79,471 70.1 -11.2
Turnout 113,429 100 -42.9

Historical district boundaries

New York District 15 109th US Congress
2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Median & Most Partisan Districts, 1998-2014.
  3. ^ Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for the 2016 and 2012 elections, dailykos.com.
  4. ^ November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2034. Retrieved 2009-03-28.

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