New York’s 2nd congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives along the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. Peter T. King has been representing the district since 2013. King announced in November 2019 that he will not run for re-election in 2020.
Nassau County communities in the 2nd district include Levittown, North Wantagh, Seaford, South Farmingdale and Massapequa. Suffolk County communities include Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Gilgo, West Babylon, Wyandanch, North Babylon, Babylon, Baywood, Brentwood, Brightwaters, Central Islip, Islip, Great River, Ocean Beach, Oakdale, West Sayville, Bohemia, West Islip and Ronkonkoma.
If the borders of the district seem to be oddly shaped, that’s because of a practice called Gerrymandering, where the party in control of the State government tries to draw the borders of districts to give themselves more representation than they deserve based strictly on their popular support. If you live anywhere near the edges, check the official source to be sure.
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