Aug. 2, 2014

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 (NY-07 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 141,359 94.8%
James Murray (C) 7,816 5.2%
2010 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D) 68,624 93.8%
Alice Gaffney (C) 4,482 6.1%
write-ins (WRI) 59 0.1%
2008 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 123,046 90%
Allan Romaguera (R, C) 13,747 10%
2006 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 62,847 89.7%
Allan Romaguera (R, C) 7,182 10.3%
2004 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 107,796 86.3%
Paul Rodriguez (R, C) 17,166 13.7%
2002 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 48,408 95.8%
Cesar Estevez (C) 2,119 4.2%
2000 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 81,699 86.5%
Rosemary Markgraf (R) 10,052 10.6%
Paul Pederson (SW) 1,025 1.1%
Mildred Rosario (RTL) 865 0.9%
Cesar Estevez (C) 850 0.9%
1998 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia M. Velazquez (D) 53,269 83.6%
Rosemarie Markgraf (R) 7,405 11.6%
Angel Diaz (C) 1,632 2.6%
Hector Cortes Jr. (L) 1,080 1.7%
Hector Henry (I) 320 0.5%
1996 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia M. Velazquez (D, L) 61,913 84.6%
Miguel I. Prado (R, C, RTL) 9,978 13.6%
Eleanor Garcia (SW) 1,283 1.8%
1994 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia M. Velazquez (D, L) 39,929 92.3%
Genevieve R. Brennan (C) 2,747 6.3%
Eric Ruano-Melendez (PHA) 589 1.4%
1992 general (NY-12 representative) Nydia Velazquez (D) 55,926 76.5%
Angel Diaz (R, C, RTL) 14,976 20.5%
Ruben Franco (L) 1,556 2.1%
Rafael Mendez (NA) 609 0.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 88% Mitt Romney: 10%
2008 Barack Obama: 85% John McCain: 15%