New York's 29th congressional district


New York's 29th congressional district
New York's 29th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, New York District 29 map.png
Current Representative Tom Reed (RCorning)
Distribution 58.49% urban, 41.51% rural
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $41,857
Ethnicity 93.4% White, 2.7% Black, 1.8% Asian, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+5

The Twenty-ninth district of New York is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives which covers a portion of the Appalachian mountains in New York known as the "Southern Tier." It is represented by Tom Reed. This district will become obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as congressional district lines get redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat due to reapportionment as a result of the 2010 Census.

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Components: past and present

The 29th District was centered in Buffalo and Niagara Falls in the 1990s (represented by John LaFalce); that district was dismantled and parceled out to the present 27th and 28th Districts. In the 1980s this district was centered in suburban Rochester. During the 1970s the district was congruent to the present upper Hudson Valley 20th District.

The far southern tier district was numbered the 31st District in the 1990s and the 34th District in the 1980s, when Amo Houghton represented it. During the 1970s this area was primarily in the 39th District. Prior versions of this district included Chautauqua county; suburban Rochester had never been in a southern tier district until the 2002 remap. The result was that the district changed from a "packed" Republican district to a "cracked" district. The 2008 elections reversed the crack, meaning that the heavily Democratic and suburban Monroe County votes were able to swing the district in their favor, leaving most of the rest of the expansive district out of influence, though not without help from an unexplained vote shift in Cattaraugus County. Former Corning Mayor Tom Reed, a Republican, was sworn in on Nov. 18, 2010 to fill out the term of Democrat Eric Massa, who resigned. Reed was elected to a full two-year term in the 112th Congress.

1913–1945:

All of Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Rensselaer

1945–1953:

All of Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan

1953–1963:

All of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster

1963–1969:

All of Albany, Schenectady
Parts of Rensselaer

1969–1971:

All of Albany, Schenectady

1971–1973:

All of Schenectady
Parts of Albany, Montgomery

1973–1983:

All of Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
Parts of Albany, Columbia, Essex

1983–1993:

All of Cayuga, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne
Parts of Monroe, Oneida

1993–2003:

All of Niagara, Orleans
Parts of Erie, Monroe

2003–present:

All of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates
Parts of Monroe, Ontario

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
Replace this image male.svg Isaac Wilson Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
January 7, 1824
Elected in 1822

Lost election contest
Replace this image male.svg Parmenio Adams Adams-Clay
Republican
January 7, 1824 –
March 3, 1825
Won election contest

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Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Replace this image male.svg David Ellicott Evans Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 2, 1827
Elected in 1826

Resigned
Vacant May 3, 1827 –
December 3, 1827
Replace this image male.svg Phineas L. Tracy Adams December 3, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Elected in special election

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Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Replace this image male.svg George W. Lay Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
First elected in 1832

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Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Replace this image male.svg William Patterson Whig March 4, 1837 –
August 14, 1838
Elected in 1836

Died
Vacant August 14, 1838 –
November 6, 1838
Replace this image male.svg Harvey Putnam Whig November 7, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Patterson's term

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Replace this image male.svg Seth M. Gates Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
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Replace this image male.svg Charles H. Carroll Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
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Replace this image male.svg Robert L. Rose Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
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Replace this image male.svg Jerediah Horsford Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
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Replace this image male.svg Azariah Boody Whig March 4, 1853 –
October, 1853
Resigned
Vacant October 1853 –
November 7, 1853
Replace this image male.svg Davis Carpenter Whig November 8, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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Replace this image male.svg John Williams Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Replace this image male.svg Samuel G. Andrews Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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Replace this image male.svg Alfred Ely Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
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Replace this image male.svg Augustus Frank Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 30th district

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Replace this image male.svg Burt Van Horn Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
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Replace this image male.svg John Fisher Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
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Replace this image male.svg Seth Wakeman Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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Replace this image male.svg Freeman Clarke Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 28th district

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Replace this image male.svg Charles C.B. Walker Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
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Replace this image male.svg John N. Hungerford Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
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Replace this image male.svg David P. Richardson Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
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Replace this image male.svg John Arnot, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
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Redistricted to the 28th district
Replace this image male.svg Ira Davenport Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
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Replace this image male.svg John Raines Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
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Replace this image male.svg Charles W. Gillet Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
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Redistricted to the 33rd district
Replace this image male.svg Michael E. Driscoll Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted from 27th district
Replace this image male.svg James S. Parker Republican March 4, 1913 –
December 19, 1933
Died
Vacant December 19, 1933 –
January 29, 1934
Replace this image male.svg William D. Thomas Republican January 30, 1934 –
May 17, 1936
Elected to finish Parker's term

Died
Vacant May 18, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
Replace this image male.svg E. Harold Cluett Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
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Replace this image male.svg Dean P. Taylor Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
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Redistricted to the 33rd district
Replace this image male.svg Augustus W. Bennet Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
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Katharine St. George.jpg Katharine St. George Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
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Redistricted to the 28th district
Replace this image male.svg J. Ernest Wharton Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the 30th district

Redistricted to the 28th district
Replace this image male.svg Leo W. O'Brien Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 30, 1966
Redistricted from 30th district

Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1966 –
January 2, 1967
Daniel E Button.jpg Daniel E. Button Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
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Stratton.jpg Samuel S. Stratton Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 35th district

Redistricted to the 28th district
Replace this image male.svg Carleton J. King Republican January 3, 1973 –
December 31, 1974
Redistricted from the 30th district

Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1975 –
January 2, 1975
Replace this image male.svg Edward W. Pattison Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
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GBHSolomon.jpg Gerald B.H. Solomon Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
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Redistricted to the 24th district
Replace this image male.svg Frank Horton Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 34th district

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LaFalce.jpg John J. LaFalce Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 32nd district

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Amo Houghton 108th Congress.jpg Amo Houghton Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Redistricted from the 31st district

Retired
Randy Kuhl.jpg Randy Kuhl Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
First elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006

Lost re-election
Eric Massa.jpg Eric Massa Democratic January 3, 2009 –
March 8, 2010
Elected in 2008

Resigned
Vacant March 8, 2010 –
November 18, 2010
Tom Reed Official Portrait.jpg Tom Reed Republican November 18, 2010 –
present
Elected to finish Massa's term,
and Elected to the next term in 2010

District will be eliminated on January 3, 2013

Recent election results

Following are the results of the elections of 1996 through 2008.

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. Therefore the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").

US House election, 1996: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce 132,317 62.0
Republican David B. Callard 81,135 38.0
Majority 51,182 24.0
Turnout 213,452 100
US House election, 1998: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce 97,235 57.0 -5.0
Republican Chris Collins 56,443 40.7 +2.7
Right to Life David E. Denzel 3,813 2.2 +2.2
Majority 27,754 16.3 +7.7
Turnout 170,529 100 -20.1
US House election, 2000: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John J. LaFalce 128,328 61.3 +4.3
Republican Brett M. Sommer 81,159 38.7 -2.0
Majority 47,169 22.5 +6.2
Turnout 209,487 100 +22.8
US House election, 2002: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Amo Houghton 127,657 73.1 +34.4
Democratic Kisun J. Peters 37,128 21.3 -40.0
Right to Life Wendy M. Johnson 5,836 3.3 +3.3
Green Rachel Treichler 4,010 2.3 +2.3
Majority 90,529 51.8 +29.3
Turnout 174,631 100 -16.6
US House election, 2004: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Kuhl 136,883 50.7 -22.4
Democratic Samara Barend 110,241 40.8 +19.5
Conservative Mark W. Assini 17,272 6.4 +6.4
Independence John Ciampoli 5,819 2.2 +2.2
Majority 26,642 9.9 -41.9
Turnout 270,215 100 +54.7
US House election, 2006: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Kuhl 106,077 51.5 +0.8
Democratic Eric Massa 100,044 48.5 +7.7
Majority 6,033 2.9 -7.0
Turnout 206,121 100 -23.7
US House election, 2008: New York District 29
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eric Massa 140,529 51.0 +2.5
Republican Randy Kuhl 135,199 49.0 -2.5
Majority 5,330 1.9 -1.0
Turnout 275,728 100 +33.8

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