California's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 16th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Costa Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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

California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Costa (D), who was first elected in 2004.

California's 16th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Merced County and southern Madera County.[4]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Costa
Republican Party Johnny Tacherra


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jim Costa - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Job Melton
Republican Party Joanna Botelho[5]
Republican Party Steve Crass
Republican Party Mel Levey
Republican Party Johnny Tacherra[6] Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Loraine Goodwin

Campaign contributions

Jim Costa

Jim Costa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 12, 2013$210,609.24$30,260.00$(68,053.32)$172,815.92
July Quarterly[8]July 11, 2013$172,815.92$137,765.00$(66,887.28)$243,693.64
October Quarterly[9]October 10, 2013$243,693.64$73,364.23$(46,228.54)$270,829.33
Year-End[10]January 13, 2014$270,829$360,058$(76,575)$554,312
April Quarterly[11]April 12, 2014$554,312$145,540$(57,313)$642,539
Pre-Primary[12]May 23, 2014$642,539$48,750$(63,666)$627,622
Running totals
$795,737.23$(378,723.14)

Johnny Tacherra

Johnny Tacherra (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$0.00$3,600.27$(1,434.51)$2,165.76
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$2,165$10,154$(10,504)$1,815
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$1,815$31,412$(20,103)$13,124
Pre-Primary[16]May 17, 2014$13,124$46,846$(50,025)$9,944
Running totals
$92,012.27$(82,066.51)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Tacherra's committee owed $33,749 in outstanding loans to Johnny Tacherra.

Joanna Botelho

Joanna Botelho (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2013$0.00$700.00$(0.00)$700.00
Year-End[18]January 23, 2014$700$6,876$(4,169)$3,407
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$3,407$15,085$(8,627)$9,864
Pre-Primary[20]May 22, 2014$9,864$3,540$(7,994)$5,410
Running totals
$26,201$(20,790)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Botelho's committee owed $14,500 in outstanding loans to Joanna Botelho.

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Jim Costa (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Daniel Whelan in the general election.

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 and Edward Gonazalez in the general election.[21]

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 Gonazalez 7.9% 12,304
Total Votes 156,058

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  5. Photo submission to Ballotpedia, October 19, 2013
  6. Facebook, "Tacherra For Congress," accessed October 9, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Costa Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Johnny Tacherra October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Johnny Tacherra Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Johnny Tacherra April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Johnny Tacherra Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Joanna Botelho October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Joanna Botelho Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Joanna Botelho April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Joanna Botelho Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"