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Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.)

District: 16th District
Political Highlights: Bronx Democratic district leader, 1974-77; N.Y. Assembly, 1977-88; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-present
Born: Feb. 18, 1947; Bronx, N.Y.
Residence: Bronx
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Patricia Ennis Engel; three children
Education: Hunter-Lehman College, B.A. 1969; City U. of New York, Lehman College, M.A. 1973; New York Law School, J.D. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Health); Foreign Affairs

Election History
2014generalEliot Engel (D) 99,65899.3
2012generalEliot Engel (D, WFM) 179,56275.9
Joseph McLaughlin (R) 53,93522.8
Joseph Diaferia (GREEN) 2,9741.3
2010generalEliot Engel (D) 95,34672.8
Anthony Mele (R) 29,79222.8
York Kleinhandler (R) 5,6614.3
2008generalEliot Engel (D, INDC, WFM) 161,59479.9
Robert Goodman (R, C) 40,70720.1
2006generalEliot Engel (D, WFM) 93,61476.4
Jim Faulkner (R, INDC, C) 28,84223.6
2004generalEliot Engel (D, WFM) 140,53076.2
Matthew Brennan (R) 40,52422.0
Kevin Brawley (C) 3,4821.9
2002generalEliot Engel (D, L, WFM) 77,53562.6
C. Vanderhoef (R, C, INDC) 42,63434.4
Arthur Gallagher (RTL) 1,9311.6
Elizabeth Shanklin (GREEN) 1,7431.4
2000generalEliot Engel (D, L) 115,09389.7
Patrick McManus (C, R) 13,20110.3
1998generalEliot Engel (D, L) 80,94788.0
Peter Fiumefreddo (R, C, INDC) 11,03712.0
1996generalEliot Engel (D, L) 101,28785.0
Denis McCarthy (R, C, RTL) 15,89213.3
Dennis Coleman (INDC) 2,0081.7
1994generalEliot Engel (D, L) 73,32177.6
Edward Marshall (R) 16,89617.9
Kevin Brawley (C) 2,1872.3
Ann Noonan (RTL) 2,0752.2
1992generalEliot Engel (D, L) 98,06880.1
Martin Richman (R) 16,51113.5
Kevin Brawley (C) 3,1432.6
Martin O'Grady (RTL) 3,0672.5
Nana Laluz (NL) 1,5921.3
1990generalEliot Engel (D, L) 45,75861.0
Kevin Brawley (C, RTL) 11,86816.0
1988generalEliot Engel (D) 77,15856.0
Mario Biaggi (R) 37,45427.0
Martin O'Grady (RTL) 11,2718.0
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