New York Resources

Population: 19,795,791 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 2018.

Primary: June 26 (Federal) / Sep. 11 (State), 2018.

New York (D+11) is split, roughly, between conservative areas upstate and liberal parts around New York City. It is probably the state most (in)famous for  “fusion ballots”, in which a candidate might hold several party nominations and all votes are added up for that individual, regardless of which party the vote is from. As of 2010 New York was 60% White, 14% Black, 16% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 29. New York is solidly Democratic in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator class 1: Kir­sten Gil­li­brand (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Armed Services, Environment.

Democratic nominee: Kir­sten Gil­li­brand
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 26, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Kir­sten Gil­li­brand (b.1966) beat an incumbent Republican to win a seat in the House in 2006 and was appointed to the Senate to fill Hillary Clinton’s seat in 2008. She won 72% in 2012.

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Chuck Schumer

Senator class 3: Chuck Schumer (D)
Committees: Intelligence, Rules.

Democratic nominee: Chuck Schumer
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 26, 2017:
TBD.

Status, June 15, 2016:
State Representative and lawyer Chuck Schumer (b.1950) served in the House from 1981 till 1998 when he beat an incumbent Republican for this Senate seat. He won 70% in 2016. Schumer is the current Democratic Senate Caucus Leader.

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Representatives: 27 Representatives; 18 Democrats and 9 Republicans. A Court redrew the districts in 2011, since the State Legislature could not make up its mind in time.

Lee Zeldin

District 1
Representative: Lee Zeldin (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Financal Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Lee Zeldin

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+2) covers the outer half of Long Island and is 80% White and 11% Hispanic. Lawyer, veteran and State Senator Lee Zeldin (b.1980) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2014 and won 59% in 2016.

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Pete King

District 2
Representative: Pete King (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Homeland Security, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pete King

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+1) covers the southern parts of inner Long Island. It is 69% White, 9% Black and 19% Hispanic. Lawyer and County Auditor Pete King (b.1944) was first elected in 1992 and won 62% in 2016.

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Tom Suozzi

District 3
Representative: Tom Suozzi (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nomineeTom Suozzi
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+0) covers the northern parts of inner Long Island, plus a sliver of Queens. It is 74% White, 9% Hispanic and 13% Asian. The Dems held the seat with former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi (b.1962), who won 52% in 2016.

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Kathleen Rice

District 4
Representative: Kathleen Rice (D)
Committees: Homeland Security, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Kathleen Rice
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+3) covers inner parts of Long Island and northwestern areas of Queens. It is 63% White, 14% Black and 17% Asian. Lawyer and County Attorney Kathleen Rice (b.1965) was first elected in 2014 and won 59% in 2016.

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Gregory Meeks

District 5
Representative: Gregory Meeks (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Gre­gory Meeks
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+36) covers southern Queens. It is 13% White, 50% Black, 18% Hispanic and 11% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Gregory Meeks (b.1953) was first elected in a special election in 1998 and won 86% in 2016.

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Grace Meng

District 6
Representative: Grace Meng (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Grace Meng
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+13) contains northern parts of Queens. It is 40% White, 17% Hispanic and 37% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Grace Meng (b.1975) was first elected in 2012 and won 72% in 2016.

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Nydia Velazquez

District 7
Representative: Nydia Velazquez (D)
Committees: Small Business (Ranking), Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Nydia Vel­az­quez
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+34) cover southwestern areas of Queens, northern parts of Brooklyn and a sliver of southern Manhattan. It is 29% White, 8% Black, 41% Hispanic and 20% Asian. Teacher and NYC Councilwoman Nydia Velazquez (b.1953) was first elected in 1992 and won 91% in 2016.

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Hakeem Jeffries

District 8
Representative: Hakeem Jeffries (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Hakeem Jeffries
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+35) covers eastern parts of Brooklyn and southwestern parts of Queens. It is 25% White, 52% Black and 17% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Hakeem Jeffries (b.1970) was first elected in 2012 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Yvette Clarke

District 9
Representative: Yvette Clarke (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Ethics, Small Business.

Democratic/Working Families nominee: Yvette Clarke
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+32) covers central Brooklyn and is 31% White, 50% Black and 10% Hispanic. Yvette Clarke (b.1964) worked as a development executive in Bronx and took over a seat on the NYC Council after her mother. She was elected to the House in 2006 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Jerrold Nadler

District 10
Representative: Jerrold Nadler (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Jer­rold Nadler
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+23) covers parts of western Brooklyn and most of southwestern Manhattan, including the Finance District. It is 66% White, 12% Hispanic and 17% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Jerrold Nadler (b.1947) was first elected in a special election in 1992 and won 78% i 2016.

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Dan Donovan

District 11
Representative: Dan Donovan (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dan Donovan

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+2) contains all of Staten Island and southwestern Brooklyn. It is 67% White, 14% Hispanic and 12% Asian. District Attorney Dan Donovan was first elected in a special election in 2015 and won 62% in 2016.

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Carolyn Maloney

District 12
Representative: Carolyn Maloney (D)
Committees: Oversight, Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Carolyn Maloney
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+27) covers eastern parts of Manhattan and western parts og Queens. It is 69% White, 12% Hispanic and 13% Asian. Teacher and NYC Councilwoman Carolyn Maloney (b.1946) was first elected in 1992 and won 83% in 2016.

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Adriano Espaillat

District 13
Representative: Adriano Espaillat (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Education, Small Business.

Democratic nomineeAdriano Espaillat
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+42) contains Harlem and parts of southwestern Bronx. It is 14% White, 27% Black and 53% Hispanic. The Dems held the seat with State Senator Adriano Espaillat (b.1954), who won 89% in 2016.

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Joe Crowley

District 14
Representative: Joe Crowley (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Joe Crowley
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+26) covers eastern Bronx and northern Queens. It is 28% White, 10% Black, 45 Hispanic and 16% Asian. State Representative Joe Crowley (b.1962) was first elected in 1998 and won 83% in 2016.

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Jose Serrano

District 15
Representative: Jose Serrano (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Jose Ser­rano
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+43) covers southern Bronx and was the most Democratic in the country in 2012. It is 29% Black and 65% Hispanic. Teacher and State Representative Jose Serrano (b.1943) was first elected in a special election in 1990 and won 95% in 2016.

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Eliot Engel

District 16
Representative: Eliot Engel (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs (Ranking), Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Eliot Engel
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+21) covers northern Bronx and suburbs north of NYC. It is 42% White, 30% Black and 21% Hispanic. Teacher, lawyer and State Representative Eliot Engel (b.1947) was first elected in 1988 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Nita Lowey

District 17
Representative: Nita Lowey (D)
Committees: Appropriations (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Nita Lowey
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, June 29, 2016:
The district (D+5) contains White Plains and southern parts of the state north of NYC. It is 64% White, 10% Black and 19% Hispanic. Nita Lowey (b.1937) held a series of government jobs before she was first elected in 1988. She had no opponents in 2016.

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Sean Maloney

District 18
Representative: Sean Maloney (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Sean Maloney
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+0) contains the northernmost suburbs of New York City and stretches all the way north to Poughkeepsie. It is 74% White, 8% Black and 13% Hispanic. Lawyer and businessman Sean Maloney (b.1966) took the seat in 2012 and won 55% in 2016.

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John Faso

District 19
Representative: John Faso (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Budget, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Faso

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+1) covers southeastern parts of the state, between NYC and Albany. It is 88% White. The GOP held the seat with former State Representative and gubernatorial nominee in 2006, John Faso (b.1952), who won 55% in 2016.

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Paul Tonko

District 20
Representative: Paul Tonko (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Science.

Democratic nominee: Paul Tonko
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+7) contains all of Albany, including suburbs, especially to the north. It is 83% White. Engineer and State Representative Paul Tonko (b.1949) was first elected in 2008 and won 68% in 2016.

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Elise Stefanik

District 21
Representative: Elise Stefanik (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Intelligence, Education.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Elise Stefanik

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+0) covers the northeastern corner of the state and is 92% White. Former George W. Bush aide and businesswoman Elise Stefanik (b.1983) was first elected in 2014 and won 66% in 2016.

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Claudia Tenney

District 22
Representative: Claudia Tenney (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeClaudia Tenney

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+3) covers central parts of the state, including Uttica. It is 91% White. The GOP held the seat with lawyer and State Representative Claudia Tenney, (b.1961) who took 47% in 2016.

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Tom Reed

District 23
Representative: Tom Reed (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tom Reed

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+3) covers southern and southwestern parts of the state and is 91% White. Lawyer, businessman and Mayor Tom Reed (b.1971) was first elected in 2010 and won 58% in 2016.

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John Katko

District 24
Representative: John Katko (R)
Committees: Homeland Security, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Katko

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers northern parts of the state, including Syracuse. It is 86% White. Lawyer and Federal Prosecutor John Katko (b.1962) beat an incumbent Democrat in 2014 and won 61% in 2016.

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Louise Slaughter

District 25
Representative: Louise Slaughter (D)
Committees: Rules (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Louise Slaughter
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+7) contains Rochester with suburbs and is 76% White and 13% Black. Businesswoman and State Representative Louise Slaughter (b.1929) was first elected in 1986 and won 55% in 2016.

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Brian Higgins

District 26
Representative: Brian Higgins (D)
Committees: Budget, Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Brian Higgins
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (D+12) includes the Buffalo area north to Niagara Falls and is 75% White and 16% Black. Teacher and State Representative Brian Higgins (b.1959) was first elected in 2004 and won 74% in 2016.

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Chris Collins

District 27
Representative: Chris Collins (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Chris Collins

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 26, 2017:
The district (R+8) covers the northwestern corner of the state. It is 94% White. Businessman and County Commissioner Chris Collins (b.1950) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2012 and won 68% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: January 1.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in New York.

Andrew Cuomo

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Democratic nominee: Andrew Cuomo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Andrew Cuomo (b.1957) is the son of 3-term Governor Mario Cuomo. Andrew was Secretary of Housing and Urban Planning for Bill Clinton and then State AG before he became Governor in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014 with 54%.

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Kathy Hochul

Lieutenant Governor: Kathy Hochul (D)

Democratic nominee: Kathy Hochul
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 20, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately of, but elected on a ticket with the Governor. Cuomo chose lawyer and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (b.1958) in 2014.

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Tom DiNapoli

Comptroller: Tom DiNa­poli (D)

Democratic nominee: Tom DiNa­poli
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 26, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Representative Tom DiNa­poli (b.1954) was first appointed to the office in 2007 and won 57% in 2014.

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Eric Schneiderman

Attorney General­: Eric Schnei­derman (D)

Democratic nominee: Eric Schnei­derman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 26, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Senator and lawyer Eric Schnei­derman (b.1954) was first elected Attorney General in 2010 and won 53% in 2014.

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State Senate: 62 (32D / 31R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018. (Nine Democrats form a majority coalition with the GOP)
State Assembly: 150 (106D / 43R / 1I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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