California's 16th Congressional District

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California's 16th Congressional District
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Current incumbentJim Costa Democratic Party
Population714,214
Gender50.2% Female, 49.8% Male
Race58.6% White, 9.3% Asian, 5.9% Black, 1.1% Native Am.
Ethnicity58.1% Hispanic
Unemployment16.9%
Median household income$36,372
High school graduation rate63.9%
College graduation rate10.9%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 16th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Merced County and southern Madera County.[1]

The current representative of the 16th Congressional District is Jim Costa (D).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 16th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 16th District was 1 of 13 congressional districts in California that was at least somewhat competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Likely Democratic.[2] The incumbent from the 20th District, Jim Costa, won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa Incumbent 57.4% 84,649
     Republican Brian Daniel Whelan 42.6% 62,801
Total Votes 147,450
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Daniel Sahagun (R) and Edward Gonzalez (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 67.8% 105,841
     Republican Daniel Sahagun 24.3% 37,913
     Libertarian Edward Gonzalez 7.9% 12,304
Total Votes 156,058

2008
On November 4, 2008, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Charel Winston (R) and Steven Wells (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 71.3% 146,481
     Republican Charel Winston 24.1% 49,399
     Libertarian Steven Wells 4.6% 9,447
Total Votes 205,327

2006
On November 7, 2006, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Charel Winston (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 72.7% 98,929
     Republican Charel Winston 27.3% 37,130
Total Votes 136,059

2004
On November 2, 2004, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Douglas Adams McNea (R) and Markus Welch (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 70.9% 129,222
     Republican Douglas Adams McNea 26.3% 47,992
     Libertarian Markus Welch 2.8% 5,067
Total Votes 182,281

2002
On November 5, 2002, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Douglas Adams McNea (R) and Dennis Michael Umphress (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 67% 72,370
     Republican Douglas Adams McNea 29.8% 32,182
     Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 3.2% 3,434
Total Votes 107,986

2000
On November 7, 2000, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Horace Thayn (R), Dennis Michael Umphress (L) and Edward Klein (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 72.1% 115,118
     Republican Horace Thayn 23.3% 37,213
     Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 3% 4,742
     Natural Law Edward Klein 1.7% 2,673
Total Votes 159,746

1998
On November 3, 1998, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Horace Thayn (R) and John Black (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 72.8% 85,503
     Republican Horace Thayn 23.4% 27,494
     Natural Law John Black 3.8% 4,417
Total Votes 117,414

1996
On November 5, 1996, Zoe Lofgren won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Chuck Wojslaw (R), David Bonino (L) and Abaan Abu-Shumays (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren incumbent 65.7% 94,020
     Republican Chuck Wojslaw 30.2% 43,197
     Libertarian David Bonino 2.9% 4,124
     Natural Law Abaan Abu-Shumays 1.3% 1,866
Total Votes 143,207

1994
On November 8, 1994, Zoe Lofgren won election to the United States House. She defeated Lyle Smith (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren 65% 74,935
     Republican Lyle Smith 35% 40,409
     N/A Write-in 0% 8
Total Votes 115,352

1992
On November 3, 1992, Don Edwards won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ted Bundesen (R) and Amani Kuumba (P&F) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDon Edwards incumbent 62% 96,661
     Republican Ted Bundesen 32% 49,843
     Peace and Freedom Amani Kuumba 6% 9,370
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 155,883

1990
On November 6, 1990, Leon Panetta won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jerry Reiss (R) and Brian Tucker (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 16 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Panetta incumbent 74.2% 134,236
     Republican Jerry Reiss 22% 39,885
     Libertarian Brian Tucker 3.8% 6,881
Total Votes 181,002

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 16th Congressional District of California after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in California

In 2011, the California State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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