Paul Tonko

American politician

Paul Tonko (born June 18, 1949) is a United States representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Tonko is a Democrat and has represented the district since 2009. When Tonko became a congressman, New York's 20th congressional district was part of New York's 21st congressional district and Tonko also represented that. But the districts were changed and he became the congressman for the 20th district. Tonko was also a member of the New York State Assembly before and was the Chief executive officer of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.[1]

Paul Tonko
Paul Tonko, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Preceded byMichael R. McNulty
Constituency21st district (2009–2013)
20th district (2013–present)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 105th district
In office
April 1983 – June 2007
Preceded byGail S. Shaffer
Succeeded byGeorge A. Amedore Jr.
Personal details
Born (1949-06-18) June 18, 1949 (age 72)
Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationClarkson University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website

Election historyEdit

U.S. House of Representatives election, 2008: New York's 21st district[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul D. Tonko 105,313 61.8 -16.4
Republican Jim Burhmaster 57,086 35.4 +13.6
Independence Philip Steck 5,025 2.8 +2.8
Margin of victory 43,202 23.6 -32.8
Turnout 167,424 100 -12.9
U.S. House of Representatives election, 2010: New York's 21st district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 124,889 56.9 -4.9
Republican Theodore J. Danz Jr. 85,752 43.1 +7.7
Margin of victory 39,137 13.8 -9.8
Turnout 219,425 100 +31.1
2012 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 203,401 68.44% +23.3%
Republican Robert J. Dieterich 93,778 31.56% -23.3%
Majority 109,623 36.89% +27.2%
Turnout 313,024 100% +31.93%
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 125,111 61.26% -7.18%
Republican James M. Fischer 79,104 38.74% +7.18%
Majority 46007 22.53% -14.36%
Turnout 171,118 100% -45.33%
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 213,018 67.89% +6.63%
Republican Joe Vitollo 100,740 32.11% -6.63%
Majority 112,278 35.78% +13.25%
Turnout 325,296 100% +90.10%
2018 United States House of Representatives elections in New York's 20th district[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Paul Tonko 176,811 66.50% -1.39%
Republican Joe Vitollo 89,058 33.50% +1.39%
Majority 87,753 33.01% -2.77%
Turnout 264,564 100% -18.67%

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Taking the reins: Tonko stepping into national role on climate change". Recorder News. April 26, 2019.
  2. Stanforth, Lauren; Carol DeMare (November 5, 2008). "Tonko cruises to win in 21st Congressional District". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  3. Neuman, William (November 5, 2008). "Election Results 2008: New York". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  4. "NYS Board of Elections Rep. in Congress Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved June 4, 2020. 2012 election results
  5. "NYS Board of Elections Rep. in Congress Election Returns November 4, 2014" (PDF). Retrieved June 4, 2020. 2014 election results
  6. "NYS Board of Elections Rep. in Congress Election Returns Nov. 8, 2016" (PDF). Retrieved June 4, 2020. 2016 election results
  7. "Certified Results from the November 6, 2018 General Election for U.S. Congress" (PDF). Retrieved June 4, 2020. 2018 election results