New York's 27th congressional district
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New York's 27th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Chris Collins
RClarence
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. Republican Chris Collins has represented the district since 2013. Collins was arrested on August 8, 2018, and charged with insider trading and lying to the FBI.

Voting

Components: past and present

2013–present:

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

2003–2013:

All of Chautauqua
Part of Erie

1993–2003:

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

1983–1993:

All of Onondaga
Parts of Madison

1973–1983:

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

1971–1973:

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

1963–1971:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1945–1963:

All of Putnam
Parts of Westchester

1913–1945:

All of Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823 [Data unknown/missing.]
Moses Hayden Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Timothy Childs Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick Whittlesey
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to 28th district.
Edward Howell Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joshua Lee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
John T. Andrews Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Meredith Mallory Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Oliver Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Byram Green Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John De Mott
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
John M. Holley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 8, 1848
Died.
Vacant March 8, 1848 –
December 4, 1848
Esbon Blackmar Whig December 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Sackett
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John J. Taylor
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Mason Parker
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Alfred Wells Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alexander S. Diven
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert B. Van Valkenburgh
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from 28th district.
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Hamilton Ward
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Horace B. Smith
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Redistricted to 28th district.
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Thomas C. Platt
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to 28th district.
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Elbridge G. Lapham
Republican March 4, 1875 –
July 29, 1881
Resigned after being 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
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Sereno E. Payne
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from 26th district.
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Newton W. Nutting
Republican March 4, 1887 –
October 15, 1889
Died.
Vacant October 16, 1889 –
December 2, 1889
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Sereno E. Payne
Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 28th district.
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James J. Belden
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Redistricted from 25th district.
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Theodore L. Poole
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James J. Belden
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Michael E. Driscoll
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to 29th district.
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James S. Sherman
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from 25th district.
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Charles S. Millington
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles A. Talcott
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to 33rd district.
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George McClellan
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles B. Ward
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Harcourt J. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Philip A. Goodwin
Republican March 4, 1933 –
June 6, 1937
Died.
Vacant June 7, 1937 –
November 1, 1937
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Lewis K. Rockefeller
Republican November 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jay LeFevre
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to 30th district.
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Ralph W. Gwinn
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert R. Barry
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 25th district.
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Katharine St. George
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from 28th district.
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John G. Dow
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Martin B. McKneally
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John G. Dow
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Howard W. Robison
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from 33rd district.
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Matthew F. McHugh
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to 28th district.
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George C. Wortley
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Redistricted from 32nd district.
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James T. Walsh
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to 25th district.
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L. William Paxon
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Redistricted from 31st district.
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Thomas M. Reynolds
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to 26th district.
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Jack Quinn
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Redistricted from 30th district.
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Brian Higgins
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to 26th district.
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Chris Collins
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
[Data unknown/missing.]

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.

In the 2018 election the candidates are Nate McMurray (Democrat), Chris Colins (Republican) and Larry Piegza (Reform).[3]

Election results

Note that 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").

US House election, 2016: 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
US House election, 2014: 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
US House election, 2012: 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
US House election, 2010: 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
US House election, 2008: 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
US House election, 2006: 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
US House election, 2004: 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
US House election, 2002: 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
US House election, 2000: 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
US House election, 1998: 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
US House election, 1996: 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

Historical district boundaries

2003–2013

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. ^ New York 27th district candidates https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_27th_Congressional_District_election,_2018
  • 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 "