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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.)


Biography
District: 4th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1997-2015
Born: Jan. 5, 1944; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Mineola
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Widowed; one child
Education: Glen Cove Nursing School, L.P.N. 1964
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, WFM, INDC) 163,95561.8
Fran Becker (R) 85,69332.3
Frank Scaturro (CNSTP) 15,6035.9
2010generalCarolyn McCarthy (D) 94,48353.6
Fran Becker (R) 81,71846.4
2008generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 164,02864.0
Jack Martins (R, C) 92,24236.0
2006generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 101,86164.9
Martin Blessinger (R, C) 55,05035.1
2004generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 159,96963.0
James Garner (R, C) 94,14137.1
2002generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 94,80656.3
Marilyn O'Grady (R, C, RTL) 72,88243.2
Tim Derham (GREEN) 8520.5
2000generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC, WFM) 136,70360.6
Greg Becker (R, C, RTL) 87,83038.9
Barbara Vitanza (L) 1,2220.5
1998generalCarolyn McCarthy (D) 90,25652.6
Greg Becker (R) 79,98446.6
Patricia Maher (L) 1,3430.8
1996generalCarolyn McCarthy (D, INDC) 127,06057.5
Daniel Frisa (R, C, FDM) 89,54240.5
Vincent Garbitelli (RTL) 3,2521.5
Robert Berkowitz (L) 1,1620.5
Roll Call Vitals

92nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D) is 3rd.

5th

New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.