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New York's 20th congressional district
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New York's 20th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Paul Tonko
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Distribution
  • 88.69% urban
  • 11.31% rural
Population (2019) 725,669
Median income $71,156
Cook PVI D+7

New York's 20th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives located in the middle of New York. It includes all of Albany and Schenectady counties, and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties. Democrat Paul Tonko represents the district since 2013.

Election history

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 45 - 41%
1996 President Clinton 54 - 37%
2000 President Bush 51 - 44%
2004 President Bush 54 - 46%
2008 President Obama 51 - 46%
2012 President Obama 59.2 - 38.8%
2016 President Clinton 54.0 - 40.5%
1996 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 122,479 57.1%
Democratic Yash A. Aggarwal 80,761 37.6%
Right to Life Robert F. Garrison 6,356 3.0%
Independence Ira W. Goodman 5,016 2.3%
Majority 41,718 19.4%
Turnout 214,612 100%
1998 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 98,546 58.3% +1.2%
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 65,589 38.8% +1.2%
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 4,769 2.8% -0.2%
Majority 32,957 19.5% +0.1%
Turnout 168,904 100% -21.3%
2000 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin A. Gilman 136,016 57.6% -0.7%
Democratic Paul J. Feiner 94,646 40.1% +1.3%
Right to Life Christine M. Tighe 5,371 2.3% -0.5%
Majority 41,370 17.5% -2.0%
Turnout 236,033 100% +39.7%
2002 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John E. Sweeney 140,238 73.3% +15.7%
Democratic Frank Stoppenbach 45,878 24.0% -16.1%
Green Margaret Lewis 5,162 2.7% +2.7%
Majority 94,360 49.3% +31.8%
Turnout 191,278 100% -19.0%
2004 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John E. Sweeney 188,753 65.8% -7.5%
Democratic Doris F. Kelly 96,630 33.7% +9.7%
Centrist Party Morris N. Guller 1,353 0.5% +0.5%
Majority 92,123 32.1% -17.2%
Turnout 286,736 100% +49.9%
2006 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 125,168 53.1% +19.4%
Republican John E. Sweeney 110,554 46.9% -18.9%
Majority 14,614 6.2% -25.9%
Turnout 235,722 100% -17.8%
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand 177,677 61.8% +8.7%
Republican Sandy Treadwell 109,644 38.2% -8.7%
Majority 68,033 23.6% +17.4%
Turnout 287,321 100% +21.9%
2009 New York's 20th congressional district special election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Scott Murphy 80,833 50.23% -11.57%
Republican James Tedisco 80,107 49.77% +11.57%
Majority 726 0.45% -23.15%
Turnout 160,940 100% -44.0%
2010 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Gibson 130,176 54.87% +5.10%
Democratic Scott Murphy 107,077 45.13% -5.10%
Majority 23,099 9.74% +9.29%
Turnout 237,253 100% +47.4%
2012 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 203,401 68.44% +23.3%
Republican Robert J. Dieterich 93,778 31.56% -23.3%
Majority 109,623 36.89% +27.2%
Turnout 313,024 100% +31.93%
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 125,111 61.26% -7.18%
Republican James M. Fischer 79,104 38.74% +7.18%
Majority 46007 22.53% -14.36%
Turnout 171,118 100% -45.33%
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 213,018 67.89% +6.63%
Republican Joe Vitollo 100,740 32.11% -6.63%
Majority 112,278 35.78% +13.25%
Turnout 325,296 100% +90.10%
2018 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 176,811 66.50% -1.39%
Republican Joe Vitollo 89,058 33.50% +1.39%
Majority 87,753 33.01% -2.77%
Turnout 264,564 100% -18.67%

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