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New York's 12th Congressional District is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in New York Citymarker. It includes parts of Brooklynmarker, Queensmarker, and Manhattanmarker. It includes the Queens neighborhoods of Maspethmarker, Ridgewoodmarker, and Woodsidemarker, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwickmarker, Greenpointmarker, Red Hookmarker, Brooklyn Heightsmarker, Sunset Park, and Williamsburgmarker and part of Manhattan’s Lower East Sidemarker and East Villagemarker. It has been represented by Democrat Nydia Velazquez since 1993.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 86 - 13%
2004 President Kerry 80 - 19%
2000 President Gore 77 - 15%


Components: Past and Present

1993-present:
Parts of Brooklynmarker, Manhattanmarker, Queensmarker
1945-1993:
Parts of Brooklynmarker
1913-1945:
Parts of Manhattanmarker


Representatives

1803 - 1813: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note

District created 1803

David Thomas Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – May 1, 1808 redistricted from 7th district, resigned after becoming New York State Treasurer

Vacant May 1, 1808 – June 3, 1808

Nathan Wilson Democratic-Republican June 3, 1808 – March 3, 1809

Erastus Root Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811

Arunah Metcalf Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813


1813 - 1823: Two seats

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

Seat A



Representative Party Years District home Note
Zebulon R. Shipherd Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815

vacant March 3, 1815 – June 17, 1815

Asa Adgate Democratic-Republican June 17, 1815 – March 3, 1817 elected to seat after death of Benjamin Pond who expired before beginning of term

John Palmer Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819

Ezra C. Gross Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821

Reuben H. Walworth Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823


Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Elisha I. Winter Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815

John Savage Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819

Nathaniel Pitcher Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823


1823 - present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note

Lewis Eaton Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825

William Dietz Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827

John I. De Graff Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829

Peter I. Borst Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831

Joseph Bouck Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

Henry C. Martindale Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835

David Abel Russell Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841

Bernard Blair Whig March 4, 1841 – June 20, 1843

David L. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845

Richard P. Herrick Whig March 4, 1845 – June 20, 1846 died

Vacant June 20, 1846 – December 7, 1846

Thomas C. Ripley Whig December 7, 1846 – March 3, 1847

Gideon Reynolds Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851

David L. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853

Gilbert Dean Democratic March 4, 1853 – July 3, 1854 redistricted from 8th district, resigned after appointment as justice to Supreme Court of New York

Vacant July 3, 1854 – November 7, 1854

Isaac Teller Whig November 7, 1854 – March 3, 1855

Killian Miller Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857

John Thompson Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859

Charles Lewis Beale Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861

Stephen Baker Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863

Homer A. Nelson Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865

John H. Ketcham Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1873

Charles St. John Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 redistricted from 11th district

Nathaniel H. Odell Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877

Clarkson Nott Potter Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879

Waldo Hutchins Democratic November 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885 elected to replace Rep-elect Alexander Smith who died before being seated

Abraham Dowdney Democratic March 4, 1885 – December 10, 1886 died

Vacant December 10, 1886 – March 4, 1887

William Bourke Cockran Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889

Roswell P. Flower Democratic March 4, 1889 – September 16, 1891 resigned after being elected as Governor of New York

Vacant September 16, 1891 – November 3, 1891

Joseph J. Little Democratic November 3, 1891 – March 3, 1893

William Bourke Cockran Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 redistricted from 10th district

George B. McClellan, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1895 – December 21, 1903 resigned on election as Mayor of New York City

Vacant December 21, 1903 – February 23, 1904

William Bourke Cockran Democratic February 23, 1904 – March 3, 1909

Michael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to 15th district

Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 redistricted from 9th district

Meyer London Socialist March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919

Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921

Meyer London Socialist March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923

Samuel Dickstein Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1945 redistricted to 19th district

John J. Rooney Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 redistricted from 4th district, redistricted to 14th district

Francis E. Dorn Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961

Hugh L. Carey Democratic January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 redistricted to 15th district

Edna F. Kelly Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1969 redistricted from 10th district

Shirley Chisholm Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1983

Major R. Owens Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 redistricted to 11th district

Nydia Velazquez Democratic January 3, 1993 – present incumbent


The 12th District was historically a Brooklyn district. In the 1960s, it was realigned to include majority African American neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesantmarker in Central Brooklyn. Up to 1992 it was the central Brooklyn district now held by Yvette Clarke (and formerly by Major Owens), and then remapped to include Hispanic neighborhoods in lower Manhattan and Queens.

Election results

Note that 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").

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