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Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: N.Y. assistant secretary of state, 1985-87; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-present
Born: July 5, 1937; Bronx, N.Y.
Residence: Harrison
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Stephen Lowey; three children
Education: Mount Holyoke College, B.A. 1955-59
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (State-Foreign Operations - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalNita Lowey (D) 98,15056.4
Christopher Day (R) 75,78143.6
2012generalNita Lowey (D, WFM) 171,41764.4
Joe Carvin (R) 91,89934.5
Francis Morganthaler (WTP) 2,7711.0
2010generalNita Lowey (D) 104,83663.4
Jim Russell (R) 60,51336.6
2008generalNita Lowey (D, WFM) 174,79168.5
Jim Russell (R, C) 80,49831.5
2006generalNita Lowey (D, WFM) 124,25670.7
Richard Hoffman (R, C) 51,45029.3
2004generalNita Lowey (D, INDC, WFM) 170,71569.8
Richard Hoffman (R) 73,97530.2
2002generalNita Lowey (D, WFM) 98,95792.0
Michael Reynolds (RTL) 8,5588.0
2000generalNita Lowey (D) 126,87867.3
John Vonglis (R, C) 58,02230.8
Florence O'Grady (RTL) 3,7472.0
1998generalNita Lowey (D) 91,62382.8
Daniel McMahon (C) 12,59411.4
Giulio Cavallo (INDC) 3,2512.9
Marion Connor (RTL) 3,2342.9
1996generalNita Lowey (D) 118,19463.6
Kerry Katsorhis (R, C) 59,48732.0
Concetta Ferrara (INDC) 4,2832.3
Florence O'Grady (RTL) 3,7582.0
1994generalNita Lowey (D) 91,66357.3
Andrew Hartzell (R, C) 65,51740.9
Florence O'Grady (RTL) 2,8731.8
1992generalNita Lowey (D) 115,84155.6
Joseph DioGuardi (R, C, RTL) 92,68744.4
1990generalNita Lowey (D) 82,20363.0
Glenn Bellitto (R) 35,57527.0
1988generalNita Lowey (D) 102,23550.0
Joseph DioGuardi (R) 96,46547.0
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 (@NitaLowey)

Rep. Nita M. Lowey has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Nita M. Lowey is ranked 34th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

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.