|New York's 20th congressional district|
New York's 20th congressional district since January 3, 2013
The 20th congressional district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York's Capital District. It includes all of Albany and Schenectady counties, and portions of Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties.
From 2003 to 2013, the 20th district surrounded the Capital District, which had been part of the 21st district. This district included all or parts of Columbia, Dutchess, Delaware, Essex, Greene, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. It included the cities of Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. This largely rural district stretched to include parts of the Adirondacks, Catskills and Hudson Valley.
On November 2, 2010, Republican Chris Gibson defeated first term incumbent Democrat Scott Murphy, and took office on January 3, 2011. In 2013, Gibson was redistricted to the 19th. Democrat Paul Tonko now represents the district after redistricting.
Recent election results from presidential races
|1992||President||Clinton 45 - 41%|
|1996||President||Clinton 54 - 37%|
|2000||President||Bush 51 - 44%|
|2004||President||Bush 54 - 46%|
|2008||President||Obama 51 - 46%|
|2012||President||Obama 59.2 - 38.8%|
|2016||President||Clinton 54.0 - 40.5%|
Components: past and present
- 1825–?: (two seats) comprising St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties.
- 1875-1893: Montgomery
- 1913-1973: Parts of Manhattan
- 1973-1983: Parts of Bronx, Manhattan
- 1983-1993: Parts of Westchester
- 1993-2003: All of Rockland, Parts of Orange, Sullivan, Westchester
- 2003–2013: All of Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington, Parts of Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga
- 2013–present: All of Albany, Schenectady, Parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga
Various New York districts have been numbered "20" over the years, including areas in New York City and various parts of upstate New York.
List of members representing the district
1813 – 1833: Two seats
From the creation of the district in 1813 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.
1833 – present: One seat
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||Benjamin A. Gilman||122,479||57.1%|
|Democratic||Yash A. Aggarwal||80,761||37.6%|
|Right to Life||Robert F. Garrison||6,356||3.0%|
|Independence||Ira W. Goodman||5,016||2.3%|
|Republican||Benjamin A. Gilman||98,546||58.3%||+1.2%|
|Democratic||Paul J. Feiner||65,589||38.8%||+1.2%|
|Right to Life||Christine M. Tighe||4,769||2.8%||-0.2%|
|Republican||Benjamin A. Gilman||136,016||57.6%||-0.7%|
|Democratic||Paul J. Feiner||94,646||40.1%||+1.3%|
|Right to Life||Christine M. Tighe||5,371||2.3%||-0.5%|
|Republican||John E. Sweeney||140,238||73.3%||+15.7%|
|Republican||John E. Sweeney||188,753||65.8%||-7.5%|
|Democratic||Doris F. Kelly||96,630||33.7%||+9.7%|
|Centrist Party||Morris N. Guller||1,353||0.5%||+0.5%|
|Republican||John E. Sweeney||110,554||46.9%||-18.9%|
|Republican||Robert J. Dieterich||93,778||31.56%||-23.3%|
|Republican||James M. Fischer||79,104||38.74%||+7.18%|
- List of United States congressional districts
- New York's congressional districts
- United States congressional delegations from New York
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- 2002 House election data
- 2000 House election data
- 1998 House election data
- 1996 House election data