After a months-long effort to reorganize New York’s congressional and state Senate districts, New Yorkers finally voted in their primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Allegations of gerrymandering led to adjudicated lines that pinned numerous incumbents against long-time colleagues, creating intra-party rifts.
Ultimately, two Democratic sitting members, Carolyn Maloney and Mondaire Jones lost their bids and will not be returning to Congress in 2023. In addition to the primaries, there were two special elections held to fill vacant seats.
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Here are some Congressional highlights from Tuesday’s vote.
4th Congressional District Democratic Primary
As Congresswoman Rice (D) retires, three Democratic candidates vied for the soon-to-be vacant seat.
- District: Western Long Island
- Winner: Laura Gillen
10th Congressional District Democratic Primary
This newly created district had a crowded primary including Democratic Congressman Mondaire Jones (currently in CD-17), an assembly member, city council member, and former federal prosecutor who rose to prominence for the first impeachment of President Donald Trump.
- District: lower Manhattan into parts of Brooklyn
- Winner: Dan Goldman, former federal prosecutor
12th Congressional District Democratic Primary
Two long-serving democratic incumbents and colleagues, Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler, were pinned against each other in a race called the “clash of titans.”
- District: Manhattan’s East and West sides
- Winner: Jerry Nadler
17th Congressional District Democratic Primary
The new blended district forced incumbent Rep. Mondaire Jones out, paving the way for district 18’s Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney who easily defeated freshman State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi who was endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
- District: parts of Rockland and Westchester Counties
- Winner: Sean Patrick Maloney
19th Congressional District *Special election*
The close (51% vs 49%) special election was held to determine who will finish serving in now Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado’s seat until the mid-term election. Candidates Pat Ryan (D) and Marc Molinaro (R) are both county executives. Pat Ryan only intends to hold the seat for a few months before moving into District 18. The district is considered to be purple, leaning red.
- District: Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley
- Winner: Pat Ryan (D)
23rd Congressional District *Special Election*
The currently vacant seat belonged to Congressman Tom Reed who resigned in May. The winner will serve the remainder of the term only.
- District: Southern tier into Central NY
- Winner: Joe Sempolinski
23rd Congressional District Republican Primary
The race for the new 23rd is another closely watched, neck-and-neck race.
- District: Southern Tier
- Winner: Nick Langworthy
General Elections to watch in November
18th Congressional District
New York Assemblymember Colin Schmitt (R) will face off with Pat Ryan (D)
19th Congressional District
Marc Molinaro (D) will face off against Josh Riley (D)
24th Congressional District
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R) will face off against Max Della Pia (D) after deciding to move congressional districts.