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Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 7th District, Lower East Side of Manhattan; part of Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Bushwick
  • Residence: Brooklyn
  • Born: March 28, 1953; Yabucoa, P.R.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Divorced
  • Education: U. of Puerto Rico, B.A. 1974 (political science); New York U., M.A. 1976 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: New York City Council, 1984-85; defeated for election to New York City Council, 1984; U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance); Small Business - Ranking Member
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State Information: 7th District, Lower East Side of Manhattan; part of Brooklyn -- Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Bushwick

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 141,359 94.8%
James Murray (C) 7,816 5.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 88% Mitt Romney: 10%
2008 Barack Obama: 85% John McCain: 15%

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