New York's 15th congressional district

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New York's 15th congressional district
New York US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
New York's 15th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Ritchie Torres
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Distribution
  • 100% urban
  • 0% rural
Population (2019)739,390
Median income$31,061[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+44[2]

New York's 15th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in New York City, New York. Democrat Ritchie Torres has been the representative since 2021.

Recent presidential election results[change | change source]

Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 95 - 5%
2012 President Obama 96.7 - 3%
2016 President Clinton 93.8 - 4.9%
2020 President Biden 86.4 - 13.1%

Redistricting[change | change source]

The 15th district used to be a Brooklyn-based seat but now it is the Bronx's main district.

List of members representing the district[change | change source]

1803 – 1823: One seat, then two seats[change | change source]

From 1813 to 1823, 15th district got two seats in the House, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong

ress

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8th March 4, 1803 –

March 3, 1805

Gaylord Griswold.jpgGaylord Griswold Federalist Elected in 1802.

[Data unknown/missing.]

No 2nd seat
9th March 4, 1805 –

March 3, 1807

NathanWilliamsCongressman.jpgNathan Williams Democratic-Republican Elected in 1804.

[Data unknown/missing.]

10th March 4, 1807 –

March 3, 1809

WilliamKirkpatrickNewYorkCongressman.jpgWilliam Kirkpatrick Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.

[Data unknown/missing.]

11th March 4, 1809 –

March 3, 1811

Peter Buell Porter.jpgPeter Buell Porter Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.

Re-elected in 1810. Retired.

12th March 4, 1811 –

March 3, 1813

13th March 4, 1813 –

June 21, 1813

Vacant Representative-elect William Dowse died February 18, 1813 before the term began. Joel Thompson Federalist Elected in 1812.

[Data unknown/missing.]

June 21, 1813 –

December 20, 1813

John M. Bowers Federalist Elected to finish Dowse's term.

Lost election contest.

December 20, 1813 –

January 24, 1814

Vacant Election contested.
January 24, 1814 –

March 3, 1815

Isaac Williams Jr. Democratic-Republican Successfully contested Bowers's election.

[Data unknown/missing.]

14th March 4, 1815 –

March 3, 1817

James Birdsall Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Jabez Hammond Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.

[Data unknown/missing.]

15th March 4, 1817 –

March 3, 1819

Isaac Williams Jr. Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.

Retired.

John R. Drake Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.

Retired.

16th March 4, 1819 –

March 3, 1821

Joseph S. Lyman Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.

Retired.

Robert Monell Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.

Lost re-election.

17th March 4, 1821 –

December 3, 1821

Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued. Elections were held in April 1821. It is unclear when results were announced or credentials issued.
December 3, 1821 –

March 3, 1823

Samuel Campbell Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.

Redistricted to the 21st district and lost re-election.

James Hawkes Democratic-Republican Elected in 1821.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1823 – Present: One seat[change | change source]

Member Party Years Cong

ress

Electoral history Location
John Herkimer Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –

March 3, 1825

18th Elected in 1822.

Lost re-election.

1823–1833Herkimer
Michael Hoffman Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –

March 3, 1833

19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1824.

Re-elected in 1826. Re-elected in 1828. Re-elected in 1830. [Data unknown/missing.]

Charles McVean Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –

March 3, 1835

23rd Elected in 1832.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1833–1843[Data unknown/missing.]
Matthias J. Bovee Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –

March 3, 1837

24th Elected in 1834.

[Data unknown/missing.]

John Edwards Democratic March 4, 1837 –

March 3, 1839

25th Elected in 1836.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Peter J. Wagner Whig March 4, 1839 –

March 3, 1841

26th Elected in 1838.

[Data unknown/missing.]

John Sanford (1803).jpgJohn Sanford Democratic March 4, 1841 –

March 3, 1843

27th Elected in 1840.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Portrait of Lemuel Stetson.jpgLemuel Stetson Democratic March 4, 1843 –

March 3, 1845

28th Elected in 1842.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1843–1853[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Russell (Warrensburg).jpgJoseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1845 –

March 3, 1847

29th Elected in 1844.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Sidney Lawrence Democratic March 4, 1847 –

March 3, 1849

30th Elected in 1846.

[Data unknown/missing.]

John R. Thurman Whig March 4, 1849 –

March 3, 1851

31st Elected in 1848.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Joseph Russell (Warrensburg).jpgJoseph Russell Democratic March 4, 1851 –

March 3, 1853

32nd Elected in 1850.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Charles Hughes Democratic March 4, 1853 –

March 3, 1855

33rd Elected in 1852.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1853–1863[Data unknown/missing.]
Edward Dodd.jpgEdward Dodd Opposition March 4, 1855 –

March 3, 1857

34th
35th
Elected in 1854.

Re-elected in 1856. [Data unknown/missing.]

Republican March 4, 1857 –

March 3, 1859

James Bedell McKean.jpgJames B. McKean Republican March 4, 1859 –

March 3, 1863

36th
37th
Elected in 1858.

Re-elected in 1860. [Data unknown/missing.]

John Augustus Griswold.jpgJohn Augustus Griswold Democratic March 4, 1863 –

March 3, 1865

38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.

Re-elected in 1864. Re-elected in 1866. [Data unknown/missing.]

1863–1873[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –

March 3, 1869

Adolphus H. Tanner Republican March 4, 1869 –

March 3, 1871

41st Elected in 1868.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Joseph Mabbett Warren.jpgJoseph M. Warren Democratic March 4, 1871 –

March 3, 1873

42nd Elected in 1870.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Eli Perry.jpgEli Perry Democratic March 4, 1873 –

March 3, 1875

43rd Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1872.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1873–1883[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Bagley.jpgJohn H. Bagley Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 –

March 3, 1877

44th Elected in 1874.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Stephen L. Mayham.jpgStephen L. Mayham Democratic March 4, 1877 –

March 3, 1879

45th Elected in 1876.

[Data unknown/missing.]

William Lounsbery.jpgWilliam Lounsbery Democratic March 4, 1879 –

March 3, 1881

46th Elected in 1878.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Thomas C. Cornell - Brady-Handy.jpgThomas Cornell Republican March 4, 1881 –

March 3, 1883

47th Elected in 1880.

[Data unknown/missing.]

John H. Bagley.jpgJohn H. Bagley Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 –

March 3, 1885

48th Elected in 1882.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1883–1893[Data unknown/missing.]
Lewis Beach.jpgLewis Beach Democratic March 4, 1885 –

August 10, 1886

49th Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1884.

Died.

Vacant August 10, 1886 –

December 6, 1886

Henry Bacon (New York).jpgHenry Bacon Democratic December 6, 1886 –

March 3, 1889

49th
50th
Elected to finish Beach's term.

Also elected in 1886 to the next term. Lost re-election.

Moses D. Stivers.jpgMoses D. Stivers Republican March 4, 1889 –

March 3, 1891

51st Elected in 1888.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Henry Bacon (New York).jpgHenry Bacon Democratic March 4, 1891 –

March 3, 1893

52nd Elected in 1890.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Ashbel Parmelee Fitch.jpgAshbel P. Fitch Democratic March 4, 1893 –

December 26, 1893

53rd Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1892.

Resigned to become New York City Comptroller

1893–1903[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 26, 1893 –

January 30, 1894

Isidor Straus 1903.jpgIsidor Straus Democratic January 30, 1894 –

March 3, 1895

Elected to finish Fitch's term.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Philip B. Low.jpgPhilip B. Low Republican March 4, 1895 –

March 3, 1899

54th
55th
Elected in 1894.

Re-elected in 1896. [Data unknown/missing.]

Jacob Ruppert 1923.jpgJacob Ruppert Democratic March 4, 1899 –

March 3, 1903

56th
57th
Elected in 1898.

Re-elected in 1900. Redistricted to the 16th district.

William Douglas (Congressman).jpgWilliam H. Douglas Republican March 4, 1903 –

March 3, 1905

58th Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1902.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1903–1913[Data unknown/missing.]
J. V. V. Olcott.jpgJ. Van Vechten Olcott Republican March 4, 1905 –

March 3, 1911

59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1904.

Re-elected in 1906. Re-elected in 1908. [Data unknown/missing.]

Thomas G. Patten.jpgThomas G. Patten Democratic March 4, 1911 –

March 3, 1913

62nd Elected in 1910.

Redistricted to the 18th district.

Michael F. Conry.jpgMichael F. Conry Democratic March 4, 1913 –

March 2, 1917

63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1912.

Re-elected in 1914. Re-elected in 1916 but died.

1913–1923[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 2, 1917 –

April 12, 1917

64th
65th
Thomas F. Smith (NY).jpgThomas F. Smith Democratic April 12, 1917 –

March 3, 1919

65th Elected to finish Conry's term.

[Data unknown/missing.]

PeterJDooling.jpgPeter J. Dooling Democratic March 4, 1919 –

March 3, 1921

66th Redistricted from the 16th district and Re-elected in 1918.

[Data unknown/missing.]

Thomas J. Ryan (New York Congressman).jpgThomas J. Ryan Republican March 4, 1921 –

March 3, 1923

67th Elected in 1920.

[Data unknown/missing.]

John Joseph Boylan.jpgJohn J. Boylan Democratic March 4, 1923 –

October 5, 1938

68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1922.

Re-elected in 1924. Re-elected in 1926. Re-elected in 1928. Re-elected in 1930. Re-elected in 1932. Re-elected in 1934. Re-elected in 1936. Died.

1923–1933[Data unknown/missing.]
1933–1943[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant October 5, 1938 –

January 3, 1939

75th
Michael J. Kennedy (New York Congressman) 2.jpgMichael J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1939 –

January 3, 1943

76th
77th
Elected in 1938.

Re-elected in 1940. [Data unknown/missing.]

Thomas F. Burchill.jpgThomas F. Burchill Democratic January 3, 1943 –

January 3, 1945

78th Elected in 1942.

[Data unknown/missing.]

1943–1953[Data unknown/missing.]
Emanuel Celler NYWTS.jpgEmanuel Celler Democratic January 3, 1945 –

January 3, 1953

79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1944.

Re-elected in 1946. Re-elected in 1948. Re-elected in 1950. Redistricted to the 11th district.

John Henry Ray (New York).jpgJohn H. Ray Republican January 3, 1953 –

January 3, 1963

83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1952.

Re-elected in 1954. Re-elected in 1956. Re-elected in 1958. Re-elected in 1960. [Data unknown/missing.]

1953–1963[Data unknown/missing.]
Hugh L Carey.jpgHugh Carey Democratic January 3, 1963 –

December 31, 1974

88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1962.

Re-elected in 1964. Re-elected in 1966. Re-elected in 1968. Re-elected in 1970. Re-elected in 1972. Resigned to become Governor of New York

1963–1973[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 1, 1975 –

January 2, 1975

93rd
Leo Zeferetti.pngLeo C. Zeferetti Democratic January 3, 1975 –

January 3, 1983

94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.

Re-elected in 1976. Re-elected in 1978. Re-elected in 1980. Redistricted to the 14th district. and lost re-election.

S. William Green.jpgBill Green Republican January 3, 1983 –

January 3, 1993

98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1982.

Re-elected in 1984. Re-elected in 1986. Re-elected in 1988. Re-elected in 1990. Redistricted to the 14th district and lost re-election.

1983–1993[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles B Rangel Portrait.jpgCharles Rangel Democratic January 3, 1993 –

January 3, 2013

103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1992.

Re-elected in 1994. Re-elected in 1996. Re-elected in 1998. Re-elected in 2000. Re-elected in 2002. Re-elected in 2004. Re-elected in 2006. Re-elected in 2008. Re-elected in 2010. Redistricted to the 13th district.

1993–2003[Data unknown/missing.]
2003–2013New York District 15 109th US Congress.png
Josieserrano.jpegJosé E. Serrano Democratic January 3, 2013 –

January 3, 2021

113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 2012.

Re-elected in 2014. Re-elected in 2016. Re-elected in 2018. Retired.

2013–presentNew York US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
Ritchie Torres 117th U.S Congress.jpg

Ritchie Torres

Democratic January 3, 2021 –

Present

117th Elected in 2020.

Recent election results[change | change source]

U.S. President[change | change source]

Year Result
2000 Gore 87–7%
2004 Kerry 90–9%
2008 Obama 93–6%

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives[change | change source]

In New York State politics, there are a few minor parties who have different political opinions. Some parties will endorse the Republican or Democratic candidate.

US House election, 1870: New York District 15[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph M. Warren 17,793 59.9
Republican J. Thomas Davis 11,659 39.3
Temperance Alvin C. Rose 235 0.8
Majority 6,134 20.6
Turnout 29,687 100

[Data unknown/missing.]

US House election, 1996: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 113,898 91.3
Republican Edward R. Adams 5,951 4.8
Conservative Ruben Dario Vargas 3,896 3.1
Right to Life Jose Suero 989 0.8
Majority 107,947 86.5
Turnout 124,734 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 90,424 93.1 +1.8
Republican David E. Cunningham 5,633 5.8 +1.0
Conservative Patrick McManus 1,082 1.1 -2.0
Majority 84,791 87.3 +0.8
Turnout 97,139 100 -22.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 130,161 91.9 -1.2
Republican Jose Agustin Suero 7,346 5.2 -0.6
Green Dean Loren 2,134 1.5 +1.5
Independence Jesse A. Fields 1,051 0.7 +0.7
Conservative Frank Della Valle 492 0.3 -0.8
Libertarian Scott A. Jeffery 480 0.3 +0.3
Majority 122,815 86.7 -0.6
Turnout 141,664 100 +45.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 84,367 88.5 -3.4
Republican Jesse A. Fields 11,008 11.5 +6.3
Majority 73,359 76.9 -9.8
Turnout 95,375 100 -32.7
US House election, 2004: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 161,351 91.1 +2.6
Republican Kenneth P. Jefferson, Jr. 12,355 7.0 -4.5
Independence Jessie A. Fields 3,345 1.9 +1.9
Majority 148,996 84.2 +7.3
Turnout 177,051 100 +85.6
US House election, 2006: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 103,916 94.0 +2.9
Republican Edward Daniels 6,592 6.0 -1.0
Majority 97,324 88.1 +3.9
Turnout 110,508 100 -37.6
US House election, 2008: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 177,151 89.2 -5.8
Republican Edward Daniels 15,676 7.9 +1.9
Independent Craig Schley 3,708 1.9
Socialist Workers Martin Koppel 2,141 1.1
Majority 161,475 81.3 -6.8
Turnout 198,676 100 +79.8
US House election, 2010: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles B. Rangel 91,225 80.4 -8.7
Republican Michel Faulkner 11,754 10.4 +2.5
Independent Craig Schley 7,803 6.9 +5.0
Socialist Workers Róger Calero 2,647 2.3 +1.2
Majority 79,471 70.1 -11.2
Turnout 113,429 100 -42.9
US House election, 2012: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic José Serrano 150,243 95.7
Working Families José Serrano 2,418 1.5
Total José Serrano (incumbent) 152,661 97.2
Republican Frank Della Valle 3,487 2.2
Conservative Frank Della Valle 940 0.6
Total Frank Della Valle 4,427 2.8
Total votes 157,088 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2014: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose E. Serrano 53,128 94.0
Working Families Jose E. Serrano 1,778 3.1
Total Jose E. Serrano (incumbent) 54,906 97.1
Conservative Eduardo Ramirez 1,047 1.9
Green William Edstrom 568 1.0
Total votes 56,521 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2016: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose E. Serrano (incumbent) 165,688 95.3
Republican Alejandro Vega 6,129 3.5
Conservative Eduardo Ramirez 2,104 1.2
Total votes 173,921 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2018: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic José Serrano 122,007 94.1
Working Families José Serrano 2,462 1.9
Total José Serrano (incumbent) 124,469 96.0
Republican Jason Gonzalez 4,566 3.5
Conservative Jason Gonzalez 639 0.5
Total Jason Gonzalez 5,205 4.0
Total votes 129,674 100.0
Democratic hold
US House election, 2020: New York District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ritchie Torres 169,533 88.9
Republican Patrick Delices 18,894 9.9
Conservative Patrick Delices 2,237 1.2
Total Patrick Delices 21,221 11.1
Total votes 190,754 100.0
Democratic hold

References[change | change source]

  1. Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. November Election, 1870. Complete Statement of the Official Canvass, in Detail of the Election Held November 8, 1870, Giving the Vote of Each Election District, with Proceedings of County And State... Volume II. County of New York. 1871. p. 2034. Retrieved 2009-03-28. |volume= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: others (link)