Aug. 28, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced Jan. 8, 2014)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 4th District, Southern Nassau County -- Hempstead
  • Residence: Mineola
  • Born: January 5, 1944; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Widowed; one child
  • Education: Glen Cove Nursing School, L.P.N. 1964
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance)
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State Information: 4th District, Southern Nassau County -- Hempstead

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, WFM, INDC) 163,955 61.8%
Fran Becker (R) 85,693 32.3%
Frank Scaturro (CNSTP) 15,603 5.9%
2010 general Carolyn McCarthy (D) 94,483 53.6%
Fran Becker (R) 81,718 46.4%
write-ins (WRI) 52 0%
2008 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 164,028 64%
Jack Martins (R, C) 92,242 36%
2006 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 101,861 64.9%
Martin Blessinger (R, C) 55,050 35.1%
2004 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 159,969 63%
James Garner (R, C) 94,141 37%
2002 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 94,806 56.2%
Marilyn O'Grady (R, C, RTL) 72,882 43.2%
Tim Derham (GREEN) 852 0.5%
2000 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 136,703 60.6%
Greg Becker (R, C, RTL) 87,830 38.9%
Barbara Vitanza (L) 1,222 0.5%
1998 general Carolyn McCarthy (D) 90,256 52.6%
Gregory R. Becker (R) 79,984 46.6%
Patricia M. Maher (L) 1,343 0.8%
1996 general Carolyn McCarthy (D, INDC) 127,060 57.5%
Daniel Frisa (R, C, FDM) 89,542 40.5%
Vincent P. Garbitelli (RTL) 3,252 1.5%
Robert S. Berkowitz (L) 1,162 0.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 56% Mitt Romney: 43%
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 44%