California's 15th Congressional District

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California's 15th congressional district
Current incumbentEric Swalwell Democratic Party
Population708,580
Gender50.4% Female, 49.6% Male
Race50.0% White, 28.1% Asian, 6.4% Black, 1.3% Pac. Islander
Ethnicity24.2% Hispanic
Unemployment10.1%
Median household income$82,179
High school graduation rate87.8%
College graduation rate38.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 15th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes much of Alameda County.[1]

California's 15th congressional district previously included part of Santa Clara County west of San Jose and included the cities of Los Gatos and Cupertino in Silicon Valley.[2]

The current representative of the 15th congressional district is Eric Swalwell (D).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 15th congressional district elections, 2014

The 15th congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 15th congressional district elections, 2012

The 15th congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Eric Swalwell won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Swalwell 52.1% 120,388
     Democratic Pete Stark Incumbent 47.9% 110,646
Total Votes 231,034
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mike Honda won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Kirkland (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda incumbent 67.6% 126,147
     Republican Scott Kirkland 32.4% 60,468
Total Votes 186,615

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mike Honda won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joyce Stoer Cordi (R) and Peter Myers (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda incumbent 71.7% 170,977
     Republican Joyce Stoer Cordi 23.3% 55,489
     Green Peter Myers 5.1% 12,123
Total Votes 238,589

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mike Honda won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Raymond Chukwu (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda incumbent 72.3% 115,532
     Republican Raymond Chukwu 27.7% 44,186
Total Votes 159,718

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mike Honda won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Raymond Chukwu (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda incumbent 72% 154,385
     Republican Raymond Chukwu 28% 59,953
Total Votes 214,338

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mike Honda won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Linda Rae Hermann (R) and Jeff Landauer (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda incumbent 65.8% 87,482
     Republican Linda Rae Hermann 31% 41,251
     Libertarian Jeff Landauer 3.2% 4,289
Total Votes 133,022

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mike Honda won election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Cunneen (R), Ed Leo Wimmers (L) and Douglas Gorney (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda 54.3% 128,545
     Republican Jim Cunneen 42.2% 99,866
     Libertarian Ed Leo Wimmers 2% 4,820
     Natural Law Douglas Gorney 1.5% 3,591
Total Votes 236,822

1998
On November 3, 1998, Tom Campbell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dick Lane (D) and Frank Strutner (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Campbell incumbent 14% 11,876
     Democratic Dick Lane 82.6% 70,059
     Libertarian Frank Strutner 3.4% 2,843
Total Votes 84,778

1996
On November 5, 1996, Tom Campbell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dick Lane (D), Valli Sharpe-Geisler (Reform), Ed Wimmers (L) and Bruce Currivan (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Campbell incumbent 58.5% 132,737
     Democratic Dick Lane 34.8% 79,048
     Reform Valli Sharpe-Geisler 2.7% 6,230
     Libertarian Ed Wimmers 2.4% 5,481
     Natural Law Bruce Currivan 1.5% 3,372
Total Votes 226,868

1994
On November 8, 1994, Norman Mineta won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Wick (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorman Mineta incumbent 59.9% 119,921
     Republican Robert Wick 40.1% 80,266
     N/A Write-in 0% 17
Total Votes 200,204

1992
On November 3, 1992, Norman Mineta won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Wick (R) and Duggan Dieterly (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorman Mineta incumbent 63.5% 168,617
     Republican Robert Wick 31.2% 82,875
     Libertarian Duggan Dieterly 5% 13,293
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 585
Total Votes 265,370

1990
On November 6, 1990, Gary Condit won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Cliff Burris (R) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Condit incumbent 66.2% 97,147
     Republican Cliff Burris 33.8% 49,634
Total Votes 146,781

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 15th 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.

External links

See also

References

  1. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  2. OpenCongress "California's 15th Congressional District," Accessed December 28, 2011
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map, California"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013