|New York's 27th congressional district|
The 27th congressional district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in western New York. It includes all of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Livingston counties and parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, and Ontario counties. The district contains most of the eastern and southern suburbs of Buffalo, most of the southern suburbs of Rochester, as well as large rural areas to the east and south. The seat is currently occupied by Republican Chris Jacobs, who won a special election on June 23, 2020. Previously, it had been vacant since October 1, 2019, when Republican incumbent Chris Collins resigned after pleading guilty to charges of insider trading. It is considered the most Republican-leaning district in the state, with Donald Trump having won it by 24.5 points in 2016. It is also one of the most conservative districts in the Northeastern United States, leaning more Republican than any district in New England or New Jersey.
Following the apportionment process after the 2020 Census, New York garnered national attention for falling just 89 people short of retaining its 27th Congressional District. The 435th seat instead went to Minnesota. Thus, this district will be eliminated before the 2022 midterm elections.
The precursor to the district was the central Erie county seat numbered the 30th district in the 1990s. In the 1980s this area was in the 33rd district. In the 1970s it was numbered the 37th district, although certain suburban areas were in the 38th district (later the 31st). None of these districts included the Jamestown area, which had always been in the southern tier district (now the 29th district) in prior maps.
The 27th district covered the area now in the 26th district in the 1990s and the Syracuse area (now the 25th district) in the 1980s. It was the Southern Tier seat now numbered the 22nd in the 1970s. In the 1960s this district was in the lower Hudson Valley covering the area now in the 19th district.
Recent election results in statewide races
List of members representing the district
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").
|Republican||Bill Paxon (incumbent)||142,568||59.9%|
|Democratic||Thomas M. Fricano||95,503||40.1%|
|Republican||Thomas M. Reynolds||102,042||57.3%||−2.6%|
|Republican||Thomas M. Reynolds (incumbent)||157,694||69.3%||+12.0%|
|Democratic||Thomas W. Pecoraro||69,870||30.7%||−12.0%|
|Right to Life||Thomas Casey||3,586||2.1%||+2.1%|
|Green||Albert N. LaBruna||2,405||1.4%||+1.4%|
|Republican||Nancy A. Naples||139,558||49.3%||−19.8%|
|Democratic||Brian Higgins (incumbent)||140,027||79.3%||+28.6%|
|Republican||Michael J. McHale||36,614||20.7%||−28.6%|
|Democratic||Brian Higgins (incumbent)||185,713||74.4%||−4.9%|
|Republican||Daniel J. Humiston||56,354||22.6%||+1.9%|
|Conservative||Harold W. Schroeder||7,478||3%||+3%|
|Democratic||Brian Higgins (incumbent)||119,085||60.9%||−13.5%|
|Republican||Leonard A. Roberto||76,320||39.1%||+16.5%|
|Republican||Chris Collins (incumbent)||144,675||71.1%||+20.3%|
|Republican||Chris Collins (incumbent)||220,885||67.2%||−3.9%|
|Republican||Chris Collins (incumbent)||140,146||49.1%||−18.1%|
|Total||Chris Jacobs (incumbent)||229,044||59.7|
|Working Families||Nate McMurray||12,776||3.3|
- List of United States congressional districts
- New York's congressional districts
- United States congressional delegations from New York
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