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Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1961-62; N.Y. Assembly, 1967-71; sought Democratic nomination for N.Y. City Council president, 1969; U.S. House of Representatives, 1971-present
Born: June 11, 1930; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Manhattan
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Alma Rangel; two children
Education: New York U., B.S. 1957; St. John's U., LL.B. 1960
Military Service: Army, 1948-52
Start of Service: Elected: 1970 (23rd term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Oversight; Trade - Ranking Member); Joint Taxation

Election History
2014generalCharles Rangel (D) 68,39687.3
Daniel Rivera (GREEN) 9,80612.5
2012generalCharles Rangel (D, WFM) 175,01690.8
Craig Schley (R) 12,1476.3
Deborah Liatos (SW) 5,5482.9
2010generalCharles Rangel (D) 91,22580.2
Michel Faulkner (R) 11,75410.3
Craig Schley (INDC) 7,8036.9
Roger Calero (SW) 2,6472.3
2008generalCharles Rangel (D, WFM) 177,06089.2
Edward Daniels (R) 15,6687.9
Craig Schley (VPC) 3,7061.9
Martin Koppel (SW) 2,1411.1
2006generalCharles Rangel (D, WFM) 103,91694.0
Edward Daniels (R) 6,5926.0
2004generalCharles Rangel (D, WFM) 161,35191.1
Kenneth Jefferson (R) 12,3557.0
Jessie Fields (INDC) 3,3451.9
2002generalCharles Rangel (D, WFM) 84,36788.5
Jessie Fields (R, INDC) 11,00811.5
2000generalCharles Rangel (D, L, WFM) 130,16191.9
Jose Suero (R) 7,3465.2
Dean Loren (GREEN) 2,1341.5
Jessie Fields (INDC) 1,0510.7
Frank Valle (C) 4920.4
Scott Jeffrey (LIBERT) 4800.3
1998generalCharles Rangel (D, L) 90,42493.1
David Cunningham (R) 5,6335.8
Patrick McManus (C) 1,0821.1
1996generalCharles Rangel (D, L) 113,89891.3
Edward Adams (R) 5,9514.8
Ruben Vargas (C, INDC) 3,8963.1
Jose Suero (RTL) 9890.8
1994generalCharles Rangel (D, L) 77,83096.5
Jose Suero (RTL, IF) 2,8123.5
1992generalCharles Rangel (D) 105,01194.9
Jose Suero (C, INF) 4,3453.9
Jessie Fields (NA) 1,3371.2
1990generalCharles Rangel (D, R, L) 55,88297.0
1988generalCharles Rangel (D) 107,62097.0
1986generalCharles Rangel (D) 61,26296.0
1984generalCharles Rangel (D) 117,75997.0
1982generalCharles Rangel (D) 76,62697.0
1980generalCharles Rangel (D, R, L) 84,06296.0
1978generalCharles Rangel (D, R, L) 59,73196.0
1976generalCharles Rangel (D, R, L) 91,67297.0
1974generalCharles Rangel (D, R, L) 63,14697.0
1972generalCharles Rangel (D, R) 104,42796.0
1970generalCharles Rangel (D, R) 52,65187.0
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