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New York's 16th congressional district
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New York's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Jamaal Bowman
DYonkers
Distribution
  • 100% urban
  • 0% rural
Population (2019) 739,893
Median income $74,799
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+24

New York's 16th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in the state of New York. The district is currently represented by Democrat Jamaal Bowman. Jamaal Bowman has been representing the district since 2021, he beat Democrat Eliot Engel in the Democratic Party primary election and won the general election. A Republican has not represented the district since 1949. The 16th district includes the northern part Bronx and the southern half of Westchester County, and also has the cities of Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Rye.

Election history

(In New York a candidate can be represented or endorsed by many smaller parties as their candidate)

1996 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 95,568 96.3%
Republican Rodney Torres 2,878 2.9%
Conservative Owen Camp 787 0.8%
Majority 92,690 93.4%
Turnout 99,233 100%
1998 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 67,367 95.4% -0.9%
Republican Thomas W. Bayley Jr. 2,457 3.5% +0.6%
Conservative Owen Camp 756 1.1% +0.3%
Majority 64,910 92.0% -1.4%
Turnout 70,580 100% -28.9%
2000 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 103,041 95.8% +0.4%
Republican Aaron Justice 3,934 3.7% +0.2%
Conservative Richard Retcho 571 0.5% -0.6%
Majority 99,107 92.2% +0.2%
Turnout 107,546 100% +52.4%
2002 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 50,716 92.1% -3.7%
Republican Frank DellaValle 4,366 7.9% +4.2%
Majority 46,350 84.1% -8.1%
Turnout 55,082 100% -48.8%
2004 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 106,739 91.0%
Working Families José E. Serrano 4,899 4.2%
total José E. Serrano 111,638 95.2 +3.1%
Republican Ali Mohamed 4,917 4.2%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 693 0.6%
total Ali Mohamed 5,610 4.8 -3.1%
Majority 106,028 90.4 +6.3
Turnout 117,248 100 +112.9%
2006 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 53,179 90.3%
Working Families José E. Serrano 2,945 5.0%
total José E. Serrano 56,124 95.3 +0.1%
Republican Ali Mohamed 2,045 3.5%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 714 1.2%
total Ali Mohamed 2,759 4.7 -0.1%
Majority 53,365 90.6 +0.2
Turnout 58,883 100% -49.8%
2008 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 123,312 93.7%
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,867 2.9%
total José E. Serrano 127,179 96.6 +1.3%
Republican Ali Mohamed 3,941 3.0%
Conservative Ali Mohamed 547 0.4%
total Ali Mohamed 4,488 3.4 -1.3%
Majority 122,691 93.2 +2.6
Turnout 131,667 100% +123.6%
2010 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José E. Serrano 58,478 90.8%
Working Families José E. Serrano 3,164 4.9%
total José E. Serrano 61,642 95.7 -0.9%
Republican Frank Della Valle 2,257 3.5%
Conservative Frank Della Valle 501 0.8%
total Frank Della Valle 2,758 4.3 +0.9%
Majority 58,884 91.4 -1.8
Turnout 64,400 100% -51.1%
2018 New York District 16 primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Engel (Incumbent) 22,160 73.7 -26.7
Democratic Jonathan Lewis 4,866 16.2 New
Democratic Joyce Briscoe 1,772 5.9 New
Democratic Derickson Lawrence 1,280 4.3 New
Majority 30,078 57.5 -26.7
2018 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Engel (Incumbent) 182,044 100.0 +5.7
Majority 182,044 100.0 +5.7
2020 Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jamaal Bowman 49,367 55.4
Democratic Eliot Engel (Incumbent) 36,149 40.6
Democratic Chris Fink 1,625 1.8
Democratic Sammy Ravelo 1,139 1.3
Democratic Andom Ghebreghiorgis (withdrawn) 761 0.9
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