Aug. 27, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced March 15, 2012)

Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 5th District, Northeast Queens; northwest Nassau County
  • Residence: Roslyn Heights
  • Born: November 19, 1942; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Rita Ackerman; three children
  • Education: Queens College, B.A. 1965
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Democratic nomination for New York City Council at large, 1977; N.Y. Senate, 1979-83; U.S. House, 1983-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1983 (14th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Middle East & South Asia - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 5th District, Northeast Queens; northwest Nassau County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Gary Ackerman (D) 72,239 63%
James Milano (R) 41,493 36.2%
Elizabeth Berney (I) 798 0.7%
2008 general Gary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 112,724 71%
Elizabeth Berney (R) 43,039 27.1%
Jun Policarpio (C) 3,010 1.9%
2006 general Gary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 77,190 100%
2004 general Gary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 119,726 71.3%
Stephen Graves (R, C) 46,867 27.9%
Gonzalo Policarpio (F) 1,248 0.7%
2002 general Gary Ackerman (D, INDC, L, WFM) 68,773 92.3%
Perry Reich (C) 5,718 7.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 63% John McCain: 36%
2004 John Kerry: 63% George W. Bush: 36%
2000 Al Gore: 68% George W. Bush: 29%