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  Rangel, Charles B.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-08-01  
 
NameCharles B. Rangel
Address40 West 135 Street
New York, New York 10037, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 11, 1930 (88 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Jun 25, 2018 08:21pm
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Pro-Choice - Married - U.S. Army - Censured - Imprisoned - Freemason - Catholic - Straight -
InfoCongressman Charles B. Rangel is serving his seventeenth term as the Representative from the 15th Congressional District, comprising East and Central Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights/Inwood. Congressman Rangel is the Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman of the Board of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Dean of the New York State Congressional Delegation.

Congressman Rangel is the principal author of the five billion dollar Federal Empowerment Zone demonstration project to revitalize urban neighborhoods throughout America. He is also the author of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, which is responsible for financing ninety percent of the affordable housing built in the U.S. in the last ten years. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which Congressman Rangel also championed, has provided thousands of jobs for underprivileged young people, veterans, and ex-offenders.

As the former chairman of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, Congressman Rangel continues to lead the nation's fight against drug abuse and trafficking. In his efforts to reduce the flow of drugs into the United States and to solve the nation's continuing drug abuse crisis, Congressman Rangel serves as chairman of the Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus.

Congressman Rangel is a founding member and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; he was also chairman of the New York State Council of Black Elected Democrats and was a member of the House Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the articles of impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

Congressman Rangel served in the U.S. Army from 1948-52, during which time he fought in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Congressman Rangel has authored several pieces of legislation to benefit minority and women veterans, including a successful bill that established the Office of Minority Affairs Within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In 1987, at the height of the battle against apartheid, Congressman Rangel led the effort to include in the Internal revenue Code one of the most effective anti-apartheid measures, denial of tax credits for taxes paid to South Africa. This measure resulted in several Fortune 500 companies leaving South Africa. In addition, Congressman Rangel played a vital role in restoring the democratic government in Haiti.

Congressman Rangel is a graduate of New York University and St. John's University School of Law. He has spent his entire career in public service, first as an Assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and later in the New York State Assembly. He was elected to the 92nd Congress on November 3, 1970, and has been re-elected to each succeeding congress.

Congressman Rangel lives in Harlem with his wife Alma, who is a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and participates in many civic and community organizations. Congressman and Mrs. Rangel have two children.




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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 04, 2013 05:00am News Rangel gets racial: Tea party a bunch of ‘white crackers’  Article kal 
Dec 13, 2010 11:20pm Speculative Rangel Hints He'll Retire in 2012  Article IndyGeorgia 
Nov 16, 2010 02:00pm News Rangel Is Found to Have Violated House Ethics Rules  Article particleman 
Oct 27, 2010 01:00pm News Rep. Rangel likely to represent himself at November ethics trial  Article BILLYW 
Sep 03, 2010 09:00am News Rangel Should Resign, Manhattan Voters Tell Poll  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 11, 2010 06:00pm Event Top Dems to rally around Rangel at NY fundraiser  Article Thomas Walker 

DISCUSSION
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  11/04/2014 NY District 13 Won 87.29% (+74.78%)
  06/24/2014 NY District 13 - D Primary Won 47.76% (+4.66%)
  11/06/2012 NY District 13 Won 90.74% (+84.44%)
  06/26/2012 NY District 13 - D Primary Won 44.45% (+2.52%)
  11/02/2010 NY District 15 Won 80.24% (+69.90%)
  09/14/2010 NY District 15 - D Primary Won 51.11% (+27.94%)
  11/04/2008 NY District 15 Won 89.16% (+81.27%)
  11/07/2006 NY District 15 Won 94.03% (+88.07%)
  11/02/2004 NY District 15 Won 91.13% (+84.15%)
  09/14/2004 NY District 15 - D Primary Won 75.98% (+63.03%)
  11/05/2002 NY District 15 Won 88.46% (+76.92%)
  11/07/2000 NY District 15 Won 91.88% (+86.69%)
  09/12/2000 NY District 15 - D Primary Won 82.45% (+64.90%)
  11/03/1998 NY District 15 Won 93.09% (+87.29%)
  11/05/1996 NY District 15 Won 91.31% (+86.54%)
  11/08/1994 NY District 15 Won 96.51% (+93.03%)
  09/13/1994 NY District 15 - D Primary Won 60.99% (+27.68%)
  11/03/1992 NY District 15 Won 95.51% (+92.28%)
  09/15/1992 NY District 15 - D Primary Won 81.81% (+71.96%)
  11/06/1990 NY District 16 Won 97.23% (+94.46%)
  11/08/1988 NY District 16 Won 97.09% (+95.48%)
  12/01/1986 US House Majority Whip Lost 30.00% (-34.23%)
  11/04/1986 NY District 16 Won 96.41% (+94.38%)
  11/06/1984 NY District 16 Won 97.00% (+94.91%)
  11/02/1982 NY District 16 Won 97.48% (+95.88%)
  11/04/1980 NY District 19 Won 96.21% (+93.21%)
  11/07/1978 NY District 19 Won 96.35% (+93.70%)
  11/02/1976 NY District 19 Won 97.03% (+94.73%)
  11/05/1974 NY District 19 Won 96.87% (+93.74%)
  11/07/1972 NY District 19 Won 96.01% (+93.69%)
  06/20/1972 NY District 19 - D Primary Won 76.99% (+53.99%)
  11/03/1970 NY District 18 Won 86.76% (+76.24%)
  06/22/1970 NY District 18 - D Primary Won 32.80% (+0.61%)
  06/17/1969 NYC Council President - D Primary Lost 10.30% (-13.46%)
  11/05/1968 NY Assembly 72 Won 88.92% (+77.84%)
  06/18/1968 NY Assembly 72 - D Primary Won 74.18% (+53.39%)
  11/08/1966 NY Assembly 72 Won 83.14% (+67.13%)
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NY District 13 - D Primary - Jun 28, 2016 D Keith L.T. Wright
NY US President - D Primary - Apr 19, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
NY State Senate 31 - D Primary - Sep 13, 2012 D Guillermo Linares
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Juan R. Thomas
NY State Senate 31 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Adriano Espaillat
NYC Public Advocate - D Runoff - Sep 29, 2009 D Bill de Blasio
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr.
NYC Public Advocate - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D Bill de Blasio
NY District 13 - D Primary - Sep 09, 2008 D Michael E. McMahon
TN District 9 - D Primary - Aug 07, 2008 D Steve Cohen
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Keith M. Ellison
TX District 28 - D Primary - Mar 07, 2006 D Ciro Rodriguez
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D C. Virginia Fields
New York County District Attorney - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D Robert M. Morgenthau
NY US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
New York City Mayor - D Primary - Sep 25, 2001 D Fernando Ferrer
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 12, 1989 D David Dinkins
NY US President - D Primary - Apr 19, 1988 D Jesse L. Jackson
NY US President - D Primary - Apr 03, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 08, 1977 D Percy Sutton
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 19, 1974 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
US Vice President - Appointment - Dec 06, 1973 NPA Reject
New York City Mayor - Nov 04, 1969 D John V. Lindsay
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