July 11, 2014

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

  • District: Senior Senator from New York
  • Residence: Brooklyn
  • Born: November 23, 1950; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Iris Weinshall; two children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1971; Harvard U., J.D. 1974
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: N.Y. Assembly, 1975-81; U.S. House, 1981-99; U.S. Senate, 1999-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Finance (International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security - Chairman; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Rules & Administration - Chairman; Joint Library - Vice Chairman; Joint Printing - Chairman
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State Information: New York

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Charles Schumer (D) 3,047,775 66.3%
Jay Townsend (R) 1,480,337 32.2%
Colia Clark (GREEN) 42,341 0.9%
Randy Credico (LIBERT) 24,869 0.5%
2004 general Charles Schumer (D, INDC, WFM) 4,769,824 71.2%
Howard Mills (R) 1,625,069 24.2%
Marilyn O'Grady (C) 220,960 3.3%
David McReynolds (GREEN) 36,942 0.6%
Donald Silberger (LIBERT) 19,073 0.3%
Abraham Hirschfeld (BLD) 16,196 0.2%
Martin Koppel (SW) 14,811 0.2%
1998 general Charles E. Schumer (D, INDC, L) 2,551,065 54.6%
Alfonse M. D'Amato (R, C, RTL) 2,058,988 44.1%
Corinne E. Kurtz (MRF) 34,281 0.7%
Joel Kovel (GREEN) 14,735 0.3%
William P. McMillen (LIBERT) 8,223 0.2%
Rose Ana Berbeo (SW) 3,513 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 62.91% John McCain: 36.04%
2012 : 62.52% : 36.1%
2004 John Kerry: 58% George W. Bush: 40%
2000 Al Gore: 60% George W. Bush: 35%
1996 Bill Clinton: 59% Robert Dole: 31%
1992 Bill Clinton: 50% George H. W. Bush: 34%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 52% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 46% :