California's 20th Congressional District

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The 20th Congressional District of California is a congressional district in California.

California's 20th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes the counties of San Benito and Monterey.[1]

California's 20th congressional district previously included parts of Fresno and Kern counties and all of Kings county.[2]

The current representative of the 20th congressional district is Sam Farr (D).

Elections

2012

See also: California's 20th congressional district elections, 2012

The 20th congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 17th district, Sam Farr won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr Incumbent 74.1% 172,996
     Republican Jeff Taylor 25.9% 60,566
Total Votes 233,562
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jim Costa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Andy Vidak (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa incumbent 51.7% 46,247
     Republican Andy Vidak 48.3% 43,197
Total Votes 89,444

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jim Costa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Lopez (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa incumbent 74.3% 93,023
     Republican Jim Lopez 25.7% 32,118
Total Votes 125,141

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jim Costa won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa incumbent 0% 0
Total Votes 61,120

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Costa won election to the United States House. He defeated Roy Ashburn (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa 53.4% 61,005
     Republican Roy Ashburn 46.6% 53,231
Total Votes 114,236

2002
On November 5, 2002, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Andre Minuth (R) and Varrin Swearingen (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 63.7% 47,627
     Republican Andre Minuth 34.3% 25,628
     Libertarian Varrin Swearingen 2% 1,515
Total Votes 74,770

2000
On November 7, 2000, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rich Rodriguez (R), Walter Kenneth Ruehlig (Natural Law) and Arnold Kriegbaum (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 52.3% 66,235
     Republican Rich Rodriguez 45.5% 57,563
     Natural Law Walter Kenneth Ruehlig 1.1% 1,416
     Libertarian Arnold Kriegbaum 1% 1,320
Total Votes 126,534

1998
On November 3, 1998, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Cliff Unruh (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 60.7% 60,599
     Republican Cliff Unruh 39.3% 39,183
Total Votes 99,782

1996
On November 5, 1996, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Trice Harvey (R) and Jonathan Richter (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 56.5% 65,381
     Republican Trice Harvey 39.1% 45,276
     Libertarian Jonathan Richter 4.4% 5,048
Total Votes 115,705

1994
On November 8, 1994, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul Young (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 56.7% 57,394
     Republican Paul Young 43.3% 43,836
Total Votes 101,230

1992
On November 3, 1992, Calvin Dooley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ed Hunt (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Dooley incumbent 64.9% 72,679
     Republican Ed Hunt 35.1% 39,388
Total Votes 112,067

1990
On November 6, 1990, William Thomas won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Thomas (D), William Dilbeck (L) and Lita Martin Reid (Write-in) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 20 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Thomas incumbent 59.8% 112,962
     Democratic Michael Thomas 34.5% 65,101
     Libertarian William Dilbeck 5.6% 10,555
     Peace and Freedom Lita Martin Reid 0.2% 307
Total Votes 188,925

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 20th 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. Open Congress "California's 20th 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