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McMahon lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Michael E. McMahon (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 13th District, Staten Island; part of southwest Brooklyn
  • Residence: Staten Island
  • Born: September 12, 1957; Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Judith McMahon; two children
  • Education: New York U., B.A. 1980 (politics); Heidelberg U. (Germany), A.A. 1982 (German); New York Law School, J.D. 1985
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: New York City Council, 2002-09; U.S. House, 2009-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Robert A. Straniere, R, to succeed Vito J. Fossella, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe; Middle East & South Asia; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation - Vice Chairman; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)
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State Information: 13th District, Staten Island; part of southwest Brooklyn

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Michael Grimm (R) 65,024 51.3%
Michael McMahon (D) 60,773 47.9%
Tom Venditteli (LIBERT) 929 0.7%
2008 general Michael McMahon (D, WFM) 114,219 60.9%
Robert Straniere (R) 62,441 33.3%
Timothy Cochrane (C) 5,799 3.1%
Carmine Morano (INDC) 4,947 2.6%
2006 general Vito Fossella (R, C, INDC) 59,334 56.8%
Stephen Harrison (D, WFM) 45,131 43.2%
2004 general Vito Fossella (R, C) 112,934 59%
Frank Barbaro (D, INDC, WFM) 78,500 41%
2002 general Vito Fossella (R, C, RTL) 72,204 69.6%
Arne Mattsson (D, L, WFM) 29,366 28.3%
Anita Lerman (INDC) 1,427 1.4%
Henry Bardel (GREEN) 696 0.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 51%
2004 John Kerry: 45% George W. Bush: 55%
2000 Al Gore: 53% George W. Bush: 44%

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