California's 16th Congressional District

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California's 16th congressional district
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]

California's 16th congressional district previously included part of Santa Clara County and much of central San Jose.[2]

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.[3] Incumbent from the 20th district, Jim Costa won election in the district.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.

External links

See also

References

  1. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  2. OpenCongress "California's 16th Congressional District," Accessed December 28, 2011
  3. The Cook Political Report 2012 Competitive House Race Chart
  4. Politico "2012 Election Map, California"
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013