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Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: N.Y. Assembly, 1993-98; U.S. House of Representatives, 1998-present
Born: Sept. 25, 1953; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Queens
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Family: Wife, Simone-Marie Meeks; three children
Education: Adelphi U., B.A. 1975; Howard U., J.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th full term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit - Ranking Member); Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Western Hemisphere)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalGregory Meeks (D) 75,71294.9
Allen Steinhardt (X) 3,8704.8
2012generalGregory Meeks (D) 167,83689.7
Allan Jennings (R) 17,8759.6
Catherine Wark (LIBERT) 1,3450.7
2010generalGregory Meeks (D) 85,09687.7
Asher Taub (R) 11,82612.2
2008generalGregory Meeks (D) 141,180100.0
2006generalGregory Meeks (D) 69,405100.0
2004generalGregory Meeks (D, WFM) 129,688100.0
2002generalGregory Meeks (D, L, WFM) 72,79996.5
Rey Clarke (INDC) 2,6323.5
2000generalGregory Meeks (D, WFM) 120,818100.0
1998generalGregory Meeks (D, L, INDC) 76,122100.0
Roll Call Vitals

103rd

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.

9,704

Twitter Followers (@GregoryMeeks)

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks 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.