|New York's 15th congressional district|
New York's 15th congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Population (2018 ACS est.)||743,959|
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, namely the southern portion of the West Bronx as well as the South Bronx. Hispanics make up the majority of the district's population, followed by blacks. Whites, Asians and others comprise a small minority. 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 Manhattan that included 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. 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, Hillary Clinton received 93.8% of local votes.
Recent election results from presidential races
|2008||President||Obama 95 - 5%|
|2012||President||Obama 96.7 - 3%|
|2016||President||Clinton 93.8 - 4.9%|
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 members representing the district
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.
1823 – Present: One seat
Recent election results
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").
|Democratic||Joseph M. Warren||17,793||59.9|
|Republican||J. Thomas Davis||11,659||39.3|
|Temperance||Alvin C. Rose||235||0.8|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||113,898||91.3|
|Republican||Edward R. Adams||5,951||4.8|
|Conservative||Ruben Dario Vargas||3,896||3.1|
|Right to Life||Jose Suero||989||0.8|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||90,424||93.1||+1.8|
|Republican||David E. Cunningham||5,633||5.8||+1.0|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||130,161||91.9||-1.2|
|Republican||Jose Agustin Suero||7,346||5.2||-0.6|
|Independence||Jesse A. Fields||1,051||0.7||+0.7|
|Conservative||Frank Della Valle||492||0.3||-0.8|
|Libertarian||Scott A. Jeffery||480||0.3||+0.3|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||84,367||88.5||-3.4|
|Republican||Jesse A. Fields||11,008||11.5||+6.3|
|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|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||103,916||94.0||+2.9|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||177,151||89.2||-5.8|
|Socialist Workers||Martin Koppel||2,141||1.1|
|Democratic||Charles B. Rangel||91,225||80.4||-8.7|
|Socialist Workers||Róger Calero||2,647||2.3||+1.2|
- List of United States congressional districts
- New York's congressional districts
- United States congressional delegations from New York
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