New York's 3rd congressional district

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New York's 3rd congressional district
New York US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
New York's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Tom Suozzi
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Median income$107,412[1]
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New York's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in the State of New York. It is represented by Democrat Tom Suozzi, who has been in office since 2017.

The district includes most of the North Shore of Long Island. It expands from northwestern Suffolk County, across northern Nassau County and into far northeastern Queens. Long Island communities in the district include Manhasset, Huntington, Northport, Commack, Dix Hills, Plainview, Bethpage, Hicksville, Syosset, Glen Cove, Roslyn, Port Washington and Great Neck. Queens neighborhoods in the district include Little Neck, Whitestone, Glen Oaks and Floral Park.

From 2003 to 2013, the district included southwestern Suffolk County and the eastern half of Nassau County, with some parts as far west as Island Park and Long Beach. Much of this area is now the 2nd congressional district; in effect, former Democratic U.S. Representative Steve Israel traded district numbers with Republican Peter T. King.

Recent statewide election results[edit]

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 44–42%
1996 President Clinton 53–38%
2000 President Gore 52–44%
2004 President Bush 52–47%
2008 President Obama 54–46%
2012 President Obama 51–48%[3]
2016 President Clinton 52–45%

History of the district[edit]

This district historically has been centered in northeast Nassau County, but has added other areas from time to time. In the 1960s the district encompassed the northern half of Nassau County and a small corner of Queens. In the 1970s North Hempstead town was added to the 6th District and the 3rd moved into Huntington in Suffolk County and parts of southeast Nassau County. In the 1980s most of eastern Nassau was added to the 4th District, and the 3rd was composed of northwest Nassau, a narrow corridor along LI Sound, and northwest Suffolk. After the 1992 redistricting the North Shore was transferred to the new 5th District and the 3rd consisted of inland areas of northern and eastern Nassau County, and the Nassau County south shore. An even narrower corridor linked the northwest Nassau and northwest Suffolk portion of the 5th District, leaving most of Oyster Bay in the 3rd. The 2002 remap removed some areas of eastern Nassau, but added south shore towns in Suffolk County and the shore areas of northeast Nassau. In 2012, the district moved from the South Shore to the North Shore and re-entered Queens for the first time since the 1960s.

List of members representing the district[edit]

1789–1805: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
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Egbert Benson
Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Retired.
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Philip Van Cortlandt
Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
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Samuel L. Mitchill
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
November 22, 1804
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1802.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant November 22, 1804 –
February 14, 1805
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George Clinton Jr.
Democratic-
Republican
February 14, 1805 –
March 3, 1805
Elected to finish Mitchell's term.
Also elected in the combined 2nd and 3rd districts, see below.

1805–1809: Two seats on general ticket with 2nd district[edit]

Gurdon S. Mumford is usually[by whom?] listed as member from the 2nd district, and George Clinton Jr. from the 3rd district, because Clinton was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Mitchill to the U.S. Senate, and Mitchill had been elected previously in the 3rd district. However, in 1804 Mitchill was already re-elected on the 2nd/3rd general ticket, and both Clinton and Mumford were elected in special elections, receiving votes in both districts.

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Gurdon S. Mumford Democratic-Republican Daniel D. Tompkins was elected in 1804 but declined the seat when appointed to the New York Supreme Court.
Elected to begin Tompkins's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
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George Clinton Jr.
Democratic-Republican Samuel L. Mitchill (of the 3rd district) was re-elected in 1804 but resigned November 22, 1804 when elected U.S. Senator.
Elected to begin Mitchell's term.
Re-elected in 1806.

The districts were separated in 1809.

1809–1823: one seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
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Jonathan Fisk
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1808.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr.
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
Lost re-election.
Peter Denoyelles Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1812.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan Ward Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Caleb Tompkins
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1821–
December 3, 1821
Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
Jeremiah H. Pierson Democratic-
Republican
December 3, 1821 –
March 3, 1823

1823–1843: three, then four, seats[edit]

Starting in 1823, three seats were elected at-large district-wide on a general ticket. In 1833, a fourth seat was apportioned to the district, also elected district-wide at-large on the same general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
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Churchill C. Cambreleng
Crawford Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1822. Peter Sharpe Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822.
Lost re-election.
John J. Morgan Jackson Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1822. 4th seat added in 1833
19th March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian Re-elected in 1824. Jeromus Johnson Jacksonian Elected in 1824. GCVerplanck.jpg
Gulian C. Verplanck
Jacksonian Elected in 1824.
20th March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Re-elected in 1826. Re-elected in 1826.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1826.
21st March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Re-elected in 1828. Campbell P. White Jacksonian Elected in 1828. Re-elected in 1828.
22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Re-elected in 1830. Re-elected in 1830. Re-elected in 1830.
23rd March 4, 1833 –
May 14, 1834
Re-elected in 1832. Re-elected in 1832. Dudley Selden Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
Resigned.
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Cornelius Lawrence
Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
Resigned to become Mayor of New York City.
May 15, 1834 –
July 2, 1834
Vacant
July 3, 1834 –
December 1, 1834
Vacant
December 1, 1834 –
March 3, 1835
John J. Morgan Jacksonian Elected to finish Selden's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles G. Ferris Jacksonian Elected to finish Lawrence's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
24th March 4, 1835 –
October 2, 1835
Re-elected in 1834. Re-elected in 1834.
Resigned.
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Ely Moore
Jacksonian Elected in 1834. John McKeon (New York).jpg
John McKeon
Jacksonian Elected in 1834.
Lost re-election.
October 3, 1835 –
December 6, 1835
Vacant
December 7, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
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Gideon Lee
Jacksonian Elected to finish White's term.
Retired.
25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Democratic Re-elected in 1836.
Lost re-election.
Edward Curtis Whig Elected in 1836. Democratic Re-elected in 1836. OgdenHoffman.jpg
Ogden Hoffman
Whig Elected in 1836.
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
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Moses H. Grinnell
Whig Elected in 1838.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1838.
Retired.
James Monroe Whig Elected in 1838.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1838.
[Data unknown/missing.]
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Charles G. Ferris Democratic Elected in 1840.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Fernando Wood
Democratic Elected in 1840.
Lost re-election.
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James I. Roosevelt
Democratic Elected in 1840.
Retired.
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John McKeon
Democratic Elected in 1840.
Lost re-election.

1843–present[edit]

The single-seat district was restored in 1843.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Jonas P. Phoenix Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
William S. Miller American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Nicoll Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonas P. Phoenix Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Emanuel B. Hart
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hiram Walbridge
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Guy R. Pelton
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel Sickles
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Benjamin Wood
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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Moses F. Odell
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
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James Humphrey
Republican March 4, 1865 –
June 16, 1866
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 16, 1866 –
December 4, 1866
John Ward Hunter.jpg
John W. Hunter
Democratic December 4, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Robinson
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Warner Slocum
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Stewart L. Woodford
Republican March 4, 1873 –
July 1, 1874
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant July 1, 1874 –
November 3, 1874
S. B. Chittenden.jpg
Simeon B. Chittenden
Independent Republican November 3, 1874 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
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J. Hyatt Smith
Independent March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Darwin R. James
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen V. White.jpg
Stephen V. White
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Copeland Wallace.jpg
William C. Wallace
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William J. Coombs
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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Joseph C. Hendrix
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Francis H. Wilson
Republican March 4, 1895 –
September 30, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Postmaster of Brooklyn.
Vacant September 30, 1897 –
December 6, 1897
Edmund H. Driggs.jpg
Edmund H. Driggs
Democratic December 6, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Bristow
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles T. Dunwell
Republican March 3, 1903 –
June 12, 1908
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 12, 1908 –
November 3, 1908
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Otto G. Foelker
Republican November 3, 1908 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
James P Maher.jpg
James P. Maher
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Frank E. Wilson.jpg
Frank E. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Joseph V. Flynn.jpg
Joseph V. Flynn
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
John MacCrate.jpg
John MacCrate
Republican March 4, 1919 –
December 30, 1920
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become justice of the New York Supreme Court.
Vacant December 30, 1920 –
March 3, 1921
John Kissel.jpg
John Kissel
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
George W. Lindsay.jpg
George W. Lindsay
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
Joseph L. Pfeifer.jpg
Joseph L. Pfeifer
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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Henry J. Latham
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Frank Becker.jpg
Frank J. Becker
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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Steven Derounian
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Lester L. Wolff.jpg
Lester L. Wolff
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
Angelo D. Roncallo.jpg
Angelo D. Roncallo
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Jerome Ambro.jpg
Jerome A. Ambro Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Gregory W. Carman.jpg
Gregory W. Carman
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Robert J. Mrazek
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to the run for U.S. Senator.
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Peter T. King
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
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Steve Israel
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Retired.
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Thomas Suozzi
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
Elected in 2016.

Recent election results[edit]

In New York State there are numerous 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").

U.S. House of Representatives election, 1996: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 127,972 55.3
Democratic Dal LaMagna 97,518 42.1
Right to Life John J. O'Shea 4,129 1.8
Liberal John A. DePrima 1,807 0.8
Majority 30,454 13.2
Turnout 231,426 100
U.S. House of Representatives election, 1998: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 117,258 64.3 +9.0
Democratic Kevin N. Langberg 63,628 34.9 −7.2
Liberal Thomas R. DiLavore 1,497 0.8 +0.0
Majority 53,630 29.4 +16.2
Turnout 182,383 100 −21.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2000: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 143,126 59.5 −4.8
Democratic Dal LaMagna 95,787 39.8 +4.9
Liberal Selma Olchin 1,515 0.6 −0.2
Majority 47,339 19.7 −9.7
Turnout 240,428 100 +31.8
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2002: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 121,537 71.9 +12.4
Democratic Stuart L. Finz 46,022 27.2 −12.6
Liberal Janeen DePrima 1,513 0.9 +0.3
Majority 75,515 44.7 +25.0
Turnout 169,072 100 −29.7
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2004: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 171,259 63.0 −8.9
Democratic Blair H. Mathies, Jr. 100,737 37.0 +9.8
Majority 70,522 25.9 −18.8
Turnout 271,996 100 +60.9
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2006: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 101,787 56.0 −7.0
Democratic Dave Mejias 79,843 44.0 +7.0
Majority 21,944 12.1 -13.8
Turnout 181,630 100 −33.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2008: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 135,648 64.0 +8.0
Democratic Graham Long 76,918 36.0 −7.0
Turnout 212,566 100 −33.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2010: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter T. King 126,142 72.0 +8.0
Democratic Howard Kudler 48,963 28.0 −8.0
Turnout 175,105 100 −33.2
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2018: New York District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Tom Suozzi 157,456 59.0 +6.6
Republican Dan DeBono 109,514 41.0 −6.6
Turnout 266,970 100 +13.2

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 40°51′38″N 73°30′19″W / 40.86056°N 73.50528°W / 40.86056; -73.50528