California's 17th Congressional District

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California's 17th congressional district
Current incumbentMike Honda Democratic Party
Population724,244
Gender50.4% Male, 49.6% Female
Race48.9% Asian, 36.1% White, 2.6% Black
Ethnicity19.2% Hispanic
Unemployment8.9%
Median household income$92,030
High school graduation rate90.0%
College graduation rate50.3%
California's 17th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes western Santa Clara County.[1]

California's 17th congressional district previously included all of Monterey and San Benito counties, as well as part of Santa Cruz County.[2]

The current representative of the 17th congressional district is Mike Honda (D).

Elections

2012

See also: California's 17th congressional district elections, 2012

The 17th congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 15th district, Mike Honda won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda Incumbent 73.5% 159,392
     Republican Evelyn Li 26.5% 57,336
Total Votes 216,728
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Taylor (R), Eric Petersen (G), Mary Larkin (L) and Ronald Kabat (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 66.7% 118,734
     Republican Jeff Taylor 29.9% 53,176
     Green Eric Petersen 1.9% 3,397
     Libertarian Mary Larkin 1.5% 2,742
     Write-in Ronald Kabat 0.1% 90
Total Votes 178,139

2008
On November 4, 2008, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Taylor (R) and Peter Andresen (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 73.9% 168,907
     Republican Jeff Taylor 25.8% 59,037
     Write-in Peter Andresen 0.3% 682
Total Votes 228,626

2006
On November 7, 2006, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anthony De Malo (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 75.8% 120,750
     Republican Anthony De Malo 22.6% 35,932
     N/A Write-in 1.6% 2,611
Total Votes 159,293

2004
On November 2, 2004, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Risley (R), Ray Glock-Grueneich (G), Joe Williams (P&F) and Joel Smolen (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 66.7% 148,958
     Republican Mark Risley 29.2% 65,117
     Green Ray Glock-Grueneich 1.6% 3,645
     Peace and Freedom Joe Williams 1.3% 2,823
     Libertarian Joel Smolen 1.2% 2,607
     N/A Write-in 0% 75
Total Votes 223,225

2002
On November 5, 2002, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clint Engler (R), Ray Glock-Grueneich (G), Jascha Lee (L) and Alan Shugart (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 68.1% 101,632
     Republican Clint Engler 27% 40,334
     Green Ray Glock-Grueneich 3.3% 4,885
     Libertarian Jascha Lee 1.6% 2,418
     Write-in Alan Shugart 0% 27
Total Votes 149,296

2000
On November 7, 2000, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clint Engler (R), E. Craig Coffin (G), Rick Garrett (L), Lawrence Bruce Fenton (Reform) and Scott Hartley (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 68.6% 143,219
     Republican Clint Engler 24.7% 51,557
     Green E. Craig Coffin 3.9% 8,215
     Libertarian Rick Garrett 1.2% 2,510
     Reform Lawrence Bruce Fenton 1.1% 2,263
     Natural Law Scott Hartley 0.5% 996
Total Votes 208,760

1998
On November 3, 1998, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill McCampbell (R), Rick Garrett (L) and Scott Hartley (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 64.5% 103,719
     Republican Bill McCampbell 32.7% 52,470
     Libertarian Rick Garrett 1.7% 2,791
     Natural Law Scott Hartley 1.1% 1,710
Total Votes 160,690

1996
On November 5, 1996, Sam Farr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jess Brown (R) and John Black (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr incumbent 58.9% 115,116
     Republican Jess Brown 37.8% 73,856
     Natural Law John Black 3.4% 6,573
Total Votes 195,545

1994
On November 8, 1994, Sam Farr won election to the United States House. He defeated Bill McCampbell (R) and E. Craig Coffin (G) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr 52.2% 87,222
     Republican Bill McCampbell 44.5% 74,380
     Green E. Craig Coffin 3.3% 5,591
Total Votes 167,193

1992
On November 3, 1992, Leon Panetta won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill McCampbell (R), Maureen Smith (P&F) and John Wilkes (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Panetta incumbent 72% 151,565
     Republican Bill McCampbell 23.7% 49,947
     Peace and Freedom Maureen Smith 2.3% 4,804
     Libertarian John Wilkes 1.9% 4,051
Total Votes 210,367

1990
On November 6, 1990, Calvin Dooley won election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Pashayan, Jr. (R) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 17 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley 54.5% 82,611
     Republican Charles Pashayan, Jr. 45.5% 68,848
Total Votes 151,459

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 17th 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 17th 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