Meet the Candidates: Winners of the Congressionals Primaries in the District of Columbia and New York

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By Congresspedia Assistant Editor Avelino Maestas

Our wrap-up of Tuesday’s primary elections is pretty hefty, so we've split it into three parts; you can find results from the District of Columbia and New York in this post. Remember, we have a full list of candidates after the break, including job info for all the challengers. You can find the candidates from New England at the Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont portals and at the New England wrap up, and midwestern candidates at the Minnesota and Wisconsin portals and at the midwestern wrap up.

District of Columbia
Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D), the District’s non-voting delegate to Congress, is unopposed by major party candidates. One member of DC’s “shadow” delegation (positions created by a failed bid for statehood) faces opposition. Shadow Senator Paul Strauss (D), who defeated Philip Pannell in Tuesday’s election, will face Republican Nelson F. Rimensnyder in November.

Mike Panetta (D), the shadow representative, is unopposed.

New York
There are quite a few open House seats this year, including that of Rep. Vito Fossella (R) in the13th congressional district. He is retiring at the end of the 110th Congress, following his driving-while-intoxicated arrest in May. In November, Michael McMahon (D), a member of the New York City Council, is up against Robert Straniere (R), a former state legislator.

Another open seat is in the 21st congressional district, where Rep. Mike McNulty is retiring. Republicans in the district nominated James Buhrmaster, while Paul Tonko (D) will try to hold the district for New York Democrats.

In the 25th and 26th districts, Reps. Jim Walsh and Tom Reynolds are also retiring. Dan Maffei, a Democrat, is challenging Dale Sweetland (R) for Walsh’s seat in CD-05. In the 26th congressional district, Alice Kryzan bested several other Democrats for the nomination; she’ll face Chris Lee come November.

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Here are the victors of District of Columbia’s primaries:

Here are the victors of New York’s primaries:

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  • In the 1st district, incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D) is running against Republican Lee Zeldin, an Iraq War veteran.
  • In the 2nd district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Steve Israel is being challenged by Frank J. Stalzer (R), president of Astrex Electronics.
  • In the 3rd district, incumbent Rep. Pete King, a Republican, is facing Graham Long, a regional planning specialist.
  • In the 4th district, incumbent Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) is up against Republican nominee Jack Martins, mayor of Mineola.
  • In the 5th district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Gary Ackerman is running against Elizabeth Berney (R), an attorney.
  • In the 6th district, incumbent Rep. Greg Meeks (D) is being challenged by Ruben Wills (R), a chief of staff to a state senator.
  • In the 7th district, incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, a Democrat, faces William E. Britt, Jr. (R), about whom we can find no information.
  • In the 8th district, incumbent Rep. Jerry Nadler (D) faces Grace Lin (R), who works in the financial industry in New York City.
  • In the 9th district, incumbent Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican nominee Alfred F. Donohue about whom we could find no information.
  • In the 10th district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Ed Towns faces Salvatore Grupico (R), also with no information available.
  • In the 11th district, incumbent Rep. Yvette Clarke (D) is running against Hugh C. Carr, also with no available information.
  • In the 12th district, incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D) will face Allan E. Romaguera, another candidate with no online presence.
  • In the 13th district, Republican incumbent Rep. Vito Fossella has announced he will not seek reelection. Michael McMahon (D), a member of the New York City Council, is up against Robert Straniere (R), a former state legislator.
  • In the 14th district, incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) is up against Robert G. Heim, who we can find no information about.
  • In the 15th district, incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel, a Democrat, is being challenged by Edward Daniels (R), small business entrepreneur working as a paralegal.
  • In the 16th district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Jose Serrano faces Ali Mohamed, about whom we could find no information.
  • In the 17th district, incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D) faces Robert Goodman, also with no information available.
  • In the 18th district, incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat, will face Republican Jim Russell, a former computer programmer and professor.
  • In the 19th district, incumbent Rep. John Hall is being challenged by Kieran Michael Lalor, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran who fought in Iraq.
  • In the 20th district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand is up against Sandy Treadwell, a former New York Republican Party chairman.
  • In the 21st district, incumbent Rep. Michael McNulty (D) has announced he will retire following the 110th Congress.New York assemblyman Paul Tonko (D) is racing against Republican nominee James Buhrmaster, a Schenectady County legislator.
  • In the 22nd district, incumbent Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D) will face George K. Phillips (D), a teacher.
  • In the 23rd district, incumbent Rep. John McHugh, a Republican, is being challenged by Mike Oot (D), a lawyer.
  • In the 24th district, incumbent Rep. Michael Arcuri (D) is up against Richard Hanna, who owns a construction company .
  • In the 25th district, incumbent Rep. Jim Walsh (R), has announced he will retire.
  • Two businessmen, Republican Dale Sweetland and Democrat Dan Maffei, are running for the open seat.

  • In the 26th district, incumbent Rep. Tom Reynolds, a Democrat, is also retiring.
  • Republican nominee Chris Lee, president of the Automation Group, is running against Alice Kryzan (D), a retired lawyer.

  • In the 27th district, Democratic incumbent Rep. Brian Higgins is facing Republican nominee Dan Humiston, who founded Tanning Bed Inc.
  • In the 28th district, incumbent Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) is running against David Crimmen (R), a practicing accountant.
  • In the 29th district, incumbent Rep. Randy Kuhl (R) is being challenged by Eric Massa, a staffer to the House Armed Services Committee.