California's 47th Congressional District

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California's 47th Congressional District
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Current incumbentAlan Lowenthal Democratic Party
Population719,805
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race54.2% White, 20.1% Asian, 8.1% Black
Ethnicity35.3% Hispanic
Unemployment11.5%
Median household income$55,590
High school graduation rate80.5%
College graduation rate29.2%
California's 47th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Orange County.[1]

The current representative of the 47th Congressional District is Alan Lowenthal (D).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 47th Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Alan Lowenthal (D) defeated Andy Whallon (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Lowenthal Incumbent 55% 49,763
     Republican Andy Whallon 45% 40,737
Total Votes 90,500
Source: California Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2012

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 47th District was 1 of 13 congressional districts in California that was competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Likely Democratic.[2] Democrat Alan Lowenthal won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Lowenthal 56.6% 130,093
     Republican Gary DeLong 43.4% 99,919
Total Votes 230,012
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Van Tran (R) and Cecilia Iglesias (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 53% 50,832
     Republican Van Tran 39.3% 37,679
     Independent Cecilia Iglesias 7.8% 7,443
Total Votes 95,954

2008
On November 4, 2008, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Rosemarie Avila (R) and Robert Lauter (American Independent) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 69.5% 85,878
     Republican Rosemarie Avila 25.4% 31,432
     American Independent Robert Lauter 5.1% 6,274
Total Votes 123,584

2006
On November 7, 2006, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tan Nguyen (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 62.3% 47,134
     Republican Tan Nguyen 37.7% 28,485
Total Votes 75,619

2004
On November 2, 2004, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Alexandria Coronado (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 60.4% 65,684
     Republican Alexandria Coronado 39.6% 43,099
Total Votes 108,783

2002
On November 5, 2002, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jeff Chavez (R), Paul Marsden (L), Kenneth Valenzuela Fisher (Write-in) and Michael Monge (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 60.6% 42,501
     Republican Jeff Chavez 34.7% 24,346
     Libertarian Paul Marsden 4.2% 2,944
     Write-in Kenneth Valenzuela Fisher 0.5% 382
     Write-in Michael Monge 0% 5
Total Votes 70,178

2000
On November 7, 2000, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Graham (D), David Nolan (L) and Jane Adam (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 65.6% 181,365
     Democratic John Graham 30.1% 83,186
     Libertarian David Nolan 2.9% 8,081
     Natural Law Jane Adam 1.4% 3,769
Total Votes 276,401

1998
On November 3, 1998, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Christina Avalos (D), Victor Wagner, Jr. (L), Raymond Mills (Reform) and Paul Fisher (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 67.6% 132,711
     Democratic Christina Avalos 29.5% 57,938
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 1.5% 2,991
     Green Raymond Mills 0.7% 1,369
     Natural Law Paul Fisher 0.7% 1,307
Total Votes 196,316

1996
On November 5, 1996, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tina Louise Laine (D), Iris Adam (Natural Law) and Victor Wagner, Jr. (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 65.7% 160,078
     Democratic Tina Louise Laine 28.9% 70,362
     Natural Law Iris Adam 2.8% 6,807
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 2.7% 6,530
Total Votes 243,777

1994
On November 8, 1994, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Kingsbury (D) and Victor Wagner, Jr. (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 71.7% 154,071
     Democratic Gary Kingsbury 25% 53,669
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 3.4% 7,257
Total Votes 214,997

1992
On November 3, 1992, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Anwiler (D) and Maxine Quirk (P&F) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 64.9% 165,004
     Democratic John Anwiler 30.3% 76,924
     Libertarian Maxine Quirk 4.8% 12,297
     N/A Write-in 0% 32
Total Votes 254,257

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 47th 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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