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Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.)

District: 10th District
Political Highlights: Brooklyn Borough deputy president, 1976-82
Born: July 21, 1934; Chadbourn, N.C.
Residence: Brooklyn
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Gwendolyn Towns; two children
Education: North Carolina A&T State U., B.S. 1956; Adelphi U., M.S.W. 1973
Military Service: Army, 1956-58
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (15th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health); Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations - Ranking Member)

Election History
2010generalEdolphus Towns (D) 95,48591.1
Diana Muniz (R) 7,4197.1
Ernest Johnson (C) 1,8531.8
2008generalEdolphus Towns (D) 155,09094.2
Salvatore Grupico (R, C) 9,5655.8
2006generalEdolphus Towns (D) 72,17192.2
Jonathan Anderson (R) 4,6666.0
Ernest Johnson (C) 1,4701.9
2004generalEdolphus Towns (D, WFM) 136,11391.5
Harvey Clarke (R) 11,0997.5
Mariana Blume (C) 1,5541.1
2002generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 73,85997.8
Herbert Ryan (C) 1,6392.2
2000generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 120,70090.2
Ernestine Brown (R) 6,8525.1
Barry Ford (WFM) 5,5304.1
Ernest Johnson (C) 8020.6
1998generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 83,52892.3
Ernestine Brown (R) 5,5776.2
Ernest Johnson (C) 1,3961.5
1996generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 99,88991.3
Amelia Parker (R, C, FDM) 8,6607.9
Julian Hill (RTL) 8930.8
1994generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 77,02689.0
Amelia Parker (R) 7,9959.2
Mildred Mahoney (C) 1,4891.7
1992generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 97,50995.8
Owen Augustin (C) 4,3154.2
1990generalEdolphus Towns (D, L) 36,28693.0
Ernest Johnson (C) 1,6764.0
1988generalEdolphus Towns (D) 73,75589.0
Riaz Hussain (R) 7,4189.0
1986generalEdolphus Towns (D) 41,68989.0
1984generalEdolphus Towns (D) 81,00285.0
1982generalEdolphus Towns (D) 39,35784.0
James Smith (R) 4,4499.0
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