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Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: New York City Council, 1984-85; defeated for election to New York City Council, 1984; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
Born: March 28, 1953; Yabucoa, P.R.
Residence: Brooklyn
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Divorced
Education: U. of Puerto Rico, B.A. 1974; New York U., M.A. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance); Small Business

Election History
2014generalNydia Velazquez (D) 56,59388.7
Jose Fernandez (R) 5,7139.0
Allan Romaguera (C) 1,3982.2
2012generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 141,35994.8
James Murray (C) 7,8165.2
2010generalNydia Velazquez (D) 68,62493.8
Alice Gaffney (C) 4,4826.1
2008generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 123,04690.0
Allan Romaguera (R, C) 13,74710.0
2006generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 62,84789.7
Allan Romaguera (R, C) 7,18210.3
2004generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 107,79686.3
Paul Rodriguez (R, C) 17,16613.7
2002generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 48,40895.8
Cesar Estevez (C) 2,1194.2
2000generalNydia Velazquez (D, WFM) 81,69986.5
Rosemary Markgraf (R) 10,05210.6
Paul Pederson (SW) 1,0251.1
Mildred Rosario (RTL) 8650.9
Cesar Estevez (C) 8500.9
1998generalNydia Velazquez (D) 53,26983.6
Rosemary Markgraf (R) 7,40511.6
Angel Diaz (C) 1,6322.6
Hector Cortes (L) 1,0801.7
Hector Henry (I) 3200.5
1996generalNydia Velazquez (D, L) 61,91384.6
Miguel Prado (R, C, RTL) 9,97813.6
Eleanor Garcia (SW) 1,2831.8
1994generalNydia Velazquez (D, L) 39,92992.3
Genevieve Brennan (C) 2,7476.3
Eric Melendez (PHA) 5891.4
1992generalNydia Velazquez (D) 55,92676.5
Angel Diaz (R, C, RTL) 14,97620.5
Ruben Franco (L) 1,5562.1
Rafael Mendez (NA) 6090.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

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


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


Twitter Followers (@NydiaVelazquez)

Rep. Nydia Velázquez 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.