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New York's 7th congressional district

New York's 7th congressional district
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New York's 7th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Nydia Velázquez
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Distribution
  • 100% urban
  • 0% rural
Population (2019) 698,794[1]
Median household
income
$66,891[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+38[3]

New York's 7th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Democrat Nydia Velázquez represents the district in Congress.

The district includes the Queens neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and Woodhaven; the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Dumbo, East New York, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Gowanus, Red Hook, Sunset Park, and Williamsburg; and parts of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village.

Until 2012, the 7th consisted of parts of Northern Queens and Eastern portions of the Bronx. The Queens portion included the neighborhoods of College Point, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside. The Bronx portion of the district included the neighborhoods of Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck as well as City Island.

Like many Congressional districts around the country, the New York Seventh's boundaries were gerrymandered so as to link disparate and widely separated neighborhoods with a large percentage of minority voters (see majority-minority districts). While no minority in the district constitutes an absolute majority, the boundaries group together heavily Puerto Rican neighborhoods in three separate New York City boroughs.

Recent election results in statewide races

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 56–35%
1996 President Clinton 68–25%
2000 President Gore 75–21%
2004 President Kerry 74–25%
2008 President Obama 84–15%
2012 President Obama 88–10%
2016 President Clinton 87–10%
2020 President Biden 81–17%

Components: past and present

2013–present:

Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens [4] [5]

1993–2013:

Parts of Bronx, Queens

1953–1993:

Parts of Queens

1913–1953:

Parts of Brooklyn

Various New York districts have been numbered "7" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.

List of members representing the district

The 7th District originally was the south Queens seat in the 1960s and 1970s (now the 6th District) and then became a central Queens seat (essentially the old 8th district) in the 1980s. Following the 1992 remap, much of the old 9th District was added. The 2002 remap placed much of the district in the Bronx, and it now resembles the 1970s era 10th District.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
John E. Van Alen Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
5th
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Retired.
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
John Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Elected in 1798.
Retired.
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David Thomas
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
Vacant March 4, 1803 –
October 17, 1803
8th John Cantine was Elected in 1802 but declined the seat.
Josiah Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican October 17, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected April 26–28, 1803 to finish Cantine's term and seated October 17, 1803.
[data unknown/missing]
Martin G. Schuneman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
9th Elected in 1804.
Retired.
Barent Gardenier Federalist March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Re-elected in 1806.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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Killian K. Van Rensselaer
Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1808.
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Harmanus Bleecker
Federalist March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Re-elected in 1810.
Retired.
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Abraham J. Hasbrouck
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
Retired.
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Samuel R. Betts
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Re-elected in 1814.
Retired.
Josiah Hasbrouck Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Retired.
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Jacob H. De Witt
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Retired.
Vacant March 4 - December 3, 1821 Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
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Charles H. Ruggles
Federalist December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
Lost re-election.
Lemuel Jenkins Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
Retired.
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Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19th Re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
George O. Belden Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Charles G. De Witt Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st Re-elected in 1828.
Retired.
John C. Brodhead Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1830.
Retired.
Charles Bodle Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1832.
Retired.
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Nicholas Sickles
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1834.
Retired.
John C. Brodhead Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1836.
Retired.
Rufus Palen Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1838.
Retired.
John Van Buren Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1840.
Retired.
Joseph H. Anderson Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
Retired.
William Nelson Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Retired.
Abraham P. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Lost renomination.
William A. Walker Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.
Thomas Child Jr. Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Never qualified or attended.
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Elijah Ward
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
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George Briggs
Republican / Constitutional Union March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
Retired.
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Elijah Ward
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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John W. Chanler
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Lost renomination.
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Hervey C. Calkin
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Retired.
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Smith Ely Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
Retired.
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Thomas J. Creamer
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Retired.
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Smith Ely Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
December 11, 1876
44th Elected in 1874.
Resigned to become Mayor of New York City
Vacant December 11, 1876 –
January 11, 1877
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David Dudley Field II
Democratic January 11, 1877 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish Ely's term.
Had not been a candidate for the next term.
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Anthony Eickhoff
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
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Edwin Einstein
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.
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P. Henry Dugro
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Retired.
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William Dorsheimer
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Retired.
John J. Adams Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
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Lloyd Bryce
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Lost re-election.
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Edward J. Dunphy
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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Franklin Bartlett
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Lost re-election.
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John H.G. Vehslage
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
Lost renomination.
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Nicholas Muller
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
November 22, 1901
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Resigned.
Vacant November 22, 1901 –
January 7, 1902
57th [data unknown/missing]
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Montague Lessler
Republican January 7, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
Elected to finish Muller's term.
Lost re-election.
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John J. Fitzgerald
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 31, 1917
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Resigned.
Vacant January 1, 1918 –
March 5, 1918
65th
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John J. Delaney
Democratic March 5, 1918 –
March 3, 1919
Elected to finish Fitzgerald's term.
Retired.
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James P. Maher
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1918.
.
[data unknown/missing]
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Michael J. Hogan
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
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John F. Quayle
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
November 27, 1930
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
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Matthew V. O'Malley
Democratic November 27, 1930 –
May 26, 1931
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Quayle's term.
Died.
Vacant May 26, 1931 –
November 3, 1931
72nd
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John J. Delaney
Democratic November 3, 1931 –
November 18, 1948
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected to finish O'Malley's term.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Died.
Vacant November 19, 1948 –
February 14, 1949
80th
81st
[data unknown/missing]
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Louis B. Heller
Democratic February 15, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Elected to finish Delaney's term.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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James J. Delaney
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Joseph P. Addabbo
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1983
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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Benjamin S. Rosenthal
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 4, 1983
98th Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1982.
Died.
Vacant January 5, 1983 –
February 28, 1983
[data unknown/missing]
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Gary Ackerman
Democratic March 1, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Rosenthal's term.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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Thomas J. Manton
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired.
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Joseph Crowley
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 14th district.
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Nydia Velázquez
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
[data unknown/missing]

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").

US House election, 1870: New York District 7 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Smith Ely, Jr. 12,464 74.2
Republican David Hunter McAlpin 3,403 20.3
Tammany Republican Benjamin A. Willis 929 5.5
Majority 9.061 53.9
Turnout 16,796 100
US House election, 1984: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary L. Ackerman 97,674 69.3
Republican Gustave A. Reifenkugel 43,370 30.7
Majority 54,304 38.6
Turnout 131,044 100
US House election, 1996: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas J. Manton 78,848 71.1
Republican Rose Birtley 32,092 28.9
Majority 46,756 42.1
Turnout 110,940 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 50,924 69.0 −2.1
Republican James J. Dillon 18,896 25.6 −3.3
Conservative Richard Rethco 3,960 5.4 +5.4
Majority 32,028 43.4 +1.3
Turnout 73,780 100 −33.5
US House election, 2000: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 78,207 71.5 +2.5
Republican Rose Robles Birtley 24,592 22.5 −3.1
Conservative Robert E. Hurley 3,131 2.9 −2.5
Green Paul Gilman 1,999 1.8 +1.8
Right to Life Garafalia Christea 1,172 1.1 +1.1
Majority 53,615 49.1 +5.7
Turnout 109,101 100 +47.9
US House election, 2002: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 50,967 73.3 +1.8
Republican Kevin Brawley 18,572 26.7 +4.2
Majority 32,395 46.6 2.5
Turnout 69,539 100 −36.3
US House election, 2004: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Crowley 104,275 80.9 +7.6
Republican Joseph Cinquemani 24,548 19.1 −7.6
Majority 79,727 61.9 +15.3
Turnout 128,823 100 +85.2
US House election, 2006: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Crowley 63,997 84.0 +3.1
Republican Kevin Brawley 12,220 16.0 −3.1
Majority 51,777 67.9 +6.0
Turnout 76,217 100 −40.8
US House election, 2008: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Crowley 118,459 84.7 +0.7
Republican William E. Britt, Jr. 21,477 15.3 −0.7
Majority 96,982 69.3 +1.4
Turnout 139,936 100 +83.6
US House election, 2010: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Crowley 71,247 80.6 −4.1
Republican Kenneth A. Reynolds 16,145 18.3 +3.0
Green Anthony Gronowicz 1,038 1.1 +1.1
Majority 55,102 62.3 −7.0
Turnout 88,430 100 -36.8
US House election, 2012: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velázquez 134,802 88.8
Working Families Nydia Velázquez 9,128 6.0
Total Nydia Velázquez (incumbent) 143,930 94.8
Conservative James Murray 7,971 5.2
Total votes 151,901 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2014: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 47,142 74.0
Working Families Nydia Velazquez 9,451 14.8
Total Nydia Velazquez (incumbent) 56,593 88.8
Republican Jose Luis Fernandez 5,713 9.0
Conservative Allan E. Romaguera 1,398 2.2
Total votes 63,704 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2016: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velazquez 165,819 87.4
Women's Equality Nydia Velazquez 6,327 3.3
Total Nydia Velazquez (incumbent) 172,146 90.8
Republican Allan E. Romaguera 14,941 7.9
Conservative Allan E. Romaguera 2,537 1.3
Total Allan E. Romaguera 17,478 9.2
Total votes 189,624 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2018: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velázquez 134,125 85.4
Working Families Nydia Velázquez 12,562 8.0
Total Nydia Velázquez (incumbent) 146,687 93.4
Conservative Joseph Lieberman 8,670 5.5
Reform Jeffrey Kurzon 1,740 1.1
Total votes 157,097 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2020: New York District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nydia Velázquez 156,889 69.7
Working Families Nydia Velázquez 34,184 15.2
Total Nydia Velázquez (incumbent) 191,073 84.9
Republican Brian Kelly 29,404 13.1
Conservative Brian Kelly 3,116 1.3
Total Brian Kelly 32,520 14.4
Libertarian Gilbert Midonnet 1,522 0.7
Total votes 225,115 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries

2003–2013

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