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Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for New York City Council at large, 1977; N.Y. Senate, 1979-83
Born: Nov. 19, 1942; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Roslyn Heights
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Rita Ackerman; three children
Education: Queens College, B.A. 1965
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1983 (14th full term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Middle East & North Africa - Ranking Member)

Election History
2010generalGary Ackerman (D) 72,23963.0
James Milano (R) 41,49336.2
Elizabeth Berney (I) 7980.7
2008generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 112,72471.0
Elizabeth Berney (R) 43,03927.1
Jun Policarpio (C) 3,0101.9
2006generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 77,190100.0
2004generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, WFM) 119,72671.3
Stephen Graves (R, C) 46,86727.9
Gonzalo Policarpio (F) 1,2480.7
2002generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, L, WFM) 68,77392.3
Perry Reich (C) 5,7187.7
2000generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, L, WFM) 137,68468.0
Edward Elkowitz (R, C) 61,08430.2
Anne Robinson (RTL) 3,8461.9
1998generalGary Ackerman (D, INDC, L) 97,40465.0
David Pinzon (R, C) 49,58633.1
Anne Robinson (RTL) 2,8721.9
1996generalGary Ackerman (D, L, INDC) 125,91863.7
Grant Lally (R, C, FDM) 69,24435.0
Andrew Duff (RTL) 2,6231.3
1994generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 93,89655.0
Grant Lally (R, C) 73,88443.3
Edward Elkowitz (RTL) 2,8621.7
1992generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 110,47652.4
Allan Binder (R, C) 94,90745.0
Andrew Duff (RTL) 5,4482.6
1990generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 51,091100.0
1988generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 93,120100.0
1986generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 62,83677.0
Edward Rodriguez (R) 18,38423.0
1984generalGary Ackerman (D, L) 97,67469.0
1983specialGary Ackerman (D, L) 18,38850.0
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Gary L. Ackerman has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.