New York's 27th congressional district
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New York's 27th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
RepresentativeVacant
Median income$64,032[1]
Cook PVIR+11[2]

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 has been vacant since October 1, 2019, when Republican incumbent Chris Collins resigned after pleading guilty to charges of insider trading.[3]

Recent election results in statewide races

Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 42–33%
1996 President Clinton 43–43%
2000 President Gore 53–41%
2004 President Kerry 53–45%
2008 President McCain 54–44%
2012 President Romney 55.3–42.9%
2016 President Trump 59.7–35.2%

Composition past and present

1913–1945

All of Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster

1945–1963

All of Putnam
Parts of Westchester

1963–1971

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1971–1973

All of Orange, Putnam
Parts of Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan

1973–1983

All of Broome, Sullivan, Tioga
Parts of Chemung, Delaware, Tompkins, Ulster

1983–1993

All of Onondaga
Parts of Madison

1993–2003

All of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming
Parts of Cayuga, Erie, Monroe, Seneca

2003–2013

All of Chautauqua
Part of Erie

2013–present

All of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston
Parts of Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario

Historical location

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.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1823 District created
Moses Hayden Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1823–1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
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Daniel D. Barnard
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th [Data unknown/missing.]
Timothy Childs Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick Whittlesey
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 28th district.
Edward Howell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joshua Lee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
John T. Andrews Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Meredith Mallory Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Oliver Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Byram Green Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.] 1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John De Mott
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
John M. Holley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 8, 1848
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 8, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
Esbon Blackmar Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Sackett
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John J. Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Mason Parker
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Alfred Wells Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Alexander S. Diven
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert B. Van Valkenburgh
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 28th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hamilton Ward
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Horace B. Smith
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 28th district.
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Thomas C. Platt
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 28th district.
1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elbridge G. Lapham
Republican March 4, 1875 –
July 29, 1881
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected to US Senate
Vacant July 30, 1881 –
November 7, 1881
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James W. Wadsworth
Republican November 8, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Sereno E. Payne
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 26th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Newton W. Nutting
Republican March 4, 1887 –
October 15, 1889
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 16, 1889 –
December 2, 1889
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Sereno E. Payne
Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 28th district.
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James J. Belden
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 25th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Theodore L. Poole
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James J. Belden
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Michael E. Driscoll
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 29th district.
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James S. Sherman
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
Redistricted from the 25th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles S. Millington
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles A. Talcott
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 33rd district.
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George McClellan
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles B. Ward
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Harcourt J. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Philip A. Goodwin
Republican March 4, 1933 –
June 6, 1937
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1933–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant June 7, 1937 –
November 1, 1937
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Lewis K. Rockefeller
Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jay LeFevre
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 30th district.
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ralph W. Gwinn
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert R. Barry
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 25th district.
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Katharine St. George
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 28th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John G. Dow
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
89th
90th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Martin B. McKneally
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
91st [Data unknown/missing.]
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John G. Dow
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Howard W. Robison
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Redistricted from the 33rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Matthew F. McHugh
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 28th district.
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George C. Wortley
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 32nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1983–1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James T. Walsh
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 25th district.
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L. William Paxon
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Redistricted from the 31st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas M. Reynolds
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 26th district.
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Jack Quinn
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Redistricted from the 30th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003–2013
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Brian Higgins
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 26th district.
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Chris Collins
Republican January 3, 2013 –
October 1, 2019
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Resigned
2013–present
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Vacant October 1, 2019 –
present

Election results

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").

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Paxon 142,568 59.9%
Democratic Thomas M. Fricano 95,503 40.1%
Majority 47,065 19.8%
Turnout 238,071 100%
1998 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 102,042 57.3% −2.6%
Democratic Bill Cook 75,978 42.7% +2.6%
Majority 26,064 14.6% −5.2%
Turnout 178,020 100% −25.2%
2000 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas M. Reynolds 157,694 69.3% +12.0%
Democratic Thomas W. Pecoraro 69,870 30.7% −12.0%
Majority 87,824 38.6% +24.0%
Turnout 227,564 100% +27.8%
2002 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jack Quinn 120,117 69.1% −0.2%
Democratic Peter Crotty 47,811 27.5% −3.2%
Right to Life Thomas Casey 3,586 2.1% +2.1%
Green Albert N. LaBruna 2,405 1.4% +1.4%
Majority 72,306 41.6% +3.0%
Turnout 173,919 100% −23.6%
2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Brian Higgins 143,332 50.7% +23.2%
Republican Nancy A. Naples 139,558 49.3% −19.8%
Majority 3,774 1.3% −40.3%
Turnout 282,890 100% +62.7%
2006 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Brian Higgins 140,027 79.3% +28.6%
Republican Michael J. McHale 36,614 20.7% −28.6%
Majority 103,413 58.5% +57.2%
Turnout 176,641 100% −37.6%
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Brian Higgins 185,713 74.4% −4.9%
Republican Daniel J. Humiston 56,354 22.6% +1.9%
Conservative Harold W. Schroeder 7,478 3% +3%
Majority 129,359 51.8% −6.7%
Turnout 249,545 100% +41.3%
2010 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Brian Higgins 119,085 60.9% −13.5%
Republican Leonard A. Roberto 76,320 39.1% +16.5%
Majority 42,765 21.9% 29.9%
Turnout 195,405 100% −21.7%
2012 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Collins 161,220 50.8% +11.7%
Democratic Kathy Hochul 156,219 49.2% −11.7%
Majority 5,001 1.6% −20.3%
Turnout 317,439 100% +62.4%
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Collins 144,675 71.1% +20.3%
Democratic Jim O'Donnell 58,911 28.9% −20.3%
Majority 85,764 42.2% +40.6%
Turnout 203,586 100% −35.9%
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Collins 220,885 67.2% −3.9%
Democratic Diana Kastenbaum 107,832 32.8% +3.9%
Majority 113,053 34.4% −7.8%
Turnout 328,717 100% +61.4%
2018 United States House of Representatives elections in New York: District 27
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Collins 140,146 49.1% −18.1%
Democratic Nate McMurray 139,059 48.8% +16%
Reform Larry Piegza 5,973 2.1% +2.1%
Majority 1,087 0.3% −34.1%
Turnout 285,178 100% −13.2%

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=36&cd=27
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Orden, Erica (September 30, 2019). "Rep. Chris Collins to resign amid plans to plead guilty in insider trading case". CNN.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • 2004 House election data Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 2002 House election data "
  • 2000 House election data "
  • 1998 House election data "
  • 1996 House election data "