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Joe Crowley
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Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Xavier Becerra
Succeeded by Hakeem Jeffries
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Xavier Becerra
Succeeded by Linda Sánchez
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Thomas J. Manton
Succeeded by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Constituency 7th district (1999–2013)
14th district (2013–2019)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 30th district
In office
January 1, 1987 – December 31, 1998
Preceded by Ralph Goldstein
Succeeded by Margaret Markey
Personal details
Born March 16, 1962 (1962-03-16) (age 58)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kasey Nilson
Children 3
Education Queens College, City University of New York (BA)

Joseph Crowley (/ˈkrli/; born March 16, 1962) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. He was Chair of the House Democratic Caucus from 2017 to 2019. He also was Chair of the Queens County Democratic Party from 2006 to 2019.

On June 26, 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Crowley in the 2018 Democratic primary for his seat. Crowley’s unseen defeat is thought to be one of the biggest upsets in congressional history.

Until his defeat in June 2018, Crowley was seen by many as the replacement of Nancy Pelosi in the Democratic House leadership.

Election history

US House election, 2012: New York District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Joe Crowley 116,117
Working Families Joe Crowley 4,644
Total Joe Crowley (incumbent) 120,761 83.2
Republican William Gibbons 19,191
Conservative William Gibbons 2,564
Total William Gibbons 21,755 15.0
Green Anthony Gronowicz 2,570 1.8
None Blank/Void/Scattered 25,915
Total votes 145,086 100.00
Democrat hold
US House election, 2014: New York District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Crowley 45,370 67.34
Working Families Joe Crowley 4,982 7.39
Total Joe Crowley (incumbent) 50,352 74.74
Conservative Elizabeth Perri 6,735 10.00
None Blank/Void/Write-In 10,285 15.27
Total votes 67,372 100
Democrat hold
U.S. House election, 2016: New York District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Joe Crowley 138,367 70.13%
Working Families Joe Crowley 7,317 3.71%
Women's Equality Joe Crowley 1,903 0.96%
Total Joe Crowley (incumbent) 147,587 74.80%
Republican Frank J. Spotorno 26,891 13.63%
Conservative Frank J. Spotorno 3,654 1.85%
Total Frank J. Spotorno 30,545 15.48%
None Blank/Void/Scattering 19,169 9.72%
Total votes 197,301 100.00%
Democrat hold
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 16,898 56.7
Democrat Joseph Crowley (incumbent) 12,880 43.3
Total votes 29,778 100.0
New York's 14th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 110,318 78.2
Republican Anthony Pappas 19,202 13.6
Working Families Joseph Crowley 8,075 5.7
Women's Equality Joseph Crowley 1,273 0.9
Total Joseph Crowley (incumbent) 9,348 6.6
Conservative Elizabeth Perri 2,254 1.6
Total votes 141,122 100.0
Democrat hold



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