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Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 3rd District, Part of Queens; northern Nassau County; northwest Suffolk County
  • Residence: Huntington
  • Born: May 30, 1958; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Separated; two children
  • Education: Nassau Community College, A.A. 1978 (liberal arts); Syracuse U., attended 1978-79; George Washington U., B.A. 1982 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Suffolk County Legislature, 1987; Huntington Town Board, 1993-2001 (majority leader, 1997-2001); U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
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State Information: 3rd District, Part of Queens; northern Nassau County; northwest Suffolk County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (NY-03 representative) Steve Israel (D, INDC, WFM) 157,880 57.8%
Stephen Labate (R, C) 113,203 41.4%
Michael McDermott (LIBERT) 1,644 0.6%
Anthony Tolda (CNSTP) 367 0.1%
2010 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D) 94,594 56.3%
John Gomez (R) 72,029 42.9%
Anthony Tolda (CNSTP) 1,256 0.7%
write-ins (WRI) 30 0%
2008 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D, INDC, WFM) 161,279 66.9%
Frank Staltzer (R, C) 79,641 33.1%
2006 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D, INDC, WFM) 105,276 70.4%
John Bugler (R, C) 44,212 29.6%
2004 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D, INDC, WFM) 161,593 66.6%
Richard Hoffmann (R, C) 80,950 33.4%
2002 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D, INDC, WFM) 85,451 58.5%
Joseph Finley (R, C, RTL) 59,117 40.5%
John Keenan (GREEN) 1,558 1.1%
2000 general (NY-02 representative) Steve Israel (D) 90,438 47.9%
Joan Johnson (R) 65,880 34.9%
Robert Walsh (RTL) 11,224 6%
Richard Thompson (C) 10,824 5.7%
David Bishop (INDC, GREEN, WFM) 10,266 5.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 51% Mitt Romney: 48%
2008 Barack Obama: 54% John McCain: 46%

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