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California's 23rd Congressional District

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California's 23rd congressional district
Current incumbentKevin McCarthy Republican Party
Population707,345
Gender51.2% Male, 48.8% Female
Race75.8% White, 6.8% Black, 5.2% Asian, 1.4% Native Am.
Ethnicity35.4% Hispanic
Unemployment14.3%
Median household income$51,232
High school graduation rate82.6%
College graduation rate18.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 23rd Congressional District is located in the south-central portion of the state and includes parts of Kern and Tulare counties.[1]

California's 23rd congressional district previously included the Pacific coasts of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Major cities in the district included Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Oxnard.[2]

The current representative of the 23rd congressional district is Kevin McCarthy (R).

Elections

2012

See also: California's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

The 23rd congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 22nd district, Kevin McCarthy won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin McCarthy Incumbent 73.2% 158,161
     Independent Terry Phillips 26.8% 57,842
Total Votes 216,003
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Lois Capps won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tom Watson (R), John Hager (I) and Darrell Stafford (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps incumbent 57.8% 111,768
     Republican Tom Watson 37.6% 72,744
     Independent John Hager 2.9% 5,625
     Libertarian Darrell Stafford 1.7% 3,326
Total Votes 193,463

2008
On November 4, 2008, Lois Capps won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Matt Kokkonen (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps incumbent 68.1% 171,403
     Republican Matt Kokkonen 31.9% 80,385
Total Votes 251,788

2006
On November 7, 2006, Lois Capps won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Victor Tognazzini (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps incumbent 65.2% 114,661
     Republican Victor Tognazzini 34.8% 61,272
Total Votes 175,933

2004
On November 2, 2004, Lois Capps won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Don Regan (R) and Michael Favorite (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps incumbent 63% 153,980
     Republican Don Regan 34.4% 83,926
     Libertarian Michael Favorite 2.6% 6,391
Total Votes 244,297

2002
On November 5, 2002, Lois Capps won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Beth Rogers (R) and James Hill (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps incumbent 59% 95,752
     Republican Beth Rogers 38.6% 62,604
     Libertarian James Hill 2.4% 3,866
Total Votes 162,222

2000
On November 7, 2000, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Case (D), Cary Bruce Savitch (Reform), Roger Peebles (L) and Stephen Hospodar (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 54.1% 119,479
     Democratic Michael Case 40.7% 89,918
     Reform Cary Bruce Savitch 2.9% 6,473
     Libertarian Roger Peebles 1.7% 3,708
     Natural Law Stephen Hospodar 0.7% 1,456
Total Votes 221,034

1998
On November 3, 1998, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel Gonzalez (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 60.1% 96,322
     Democratic Daniel Gonzalez 39.9% 64,032
Total Votes 160,354

1996
On November 5, 1996, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Unruhe (D), Gail Lightfoot (L) and Stephen Hospodar (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 59.6% 118,880
     Democratic Robert Unruhe 35.1% 70,035
     Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 4.2% 8,346
     Natural Law Stephen Hospodar 1.1% 2,246
Total Votes 199,507

1994
On November 8, 1994, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Ready (D), Bill Brown (L) and Robert Marston (G) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 66.2% 114,043
     Democratic Kevin Ready 27.5% 47,345
     Libertarian Bill Brown 3.8% 6,481
     Green Robert Marston 2.6% 4,457
     N/A Write-in 0% 14
Total Votes 172,340

1992
On November 3, 1992, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anita Perez Ferguson (D) and Jay Wood (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 54.3% 115,504
     Democratic Anita Perez Ferguson 41.4% 88,225
     Libertarian Jay Wood 4.3% 9,091
     N/A Write-in 0% 61
Total Votes 212,881

1990
On November 6, 1990, Anthony Beilenson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Salomon (R) and John Honigsfeld (P&F) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 23 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Beilenson incumbent 61.7% 103,141
     Republican Jim Salomon 34.2% 57,118
     Libertarian John Honigsfeld 4.1% 6,834
Total Votes 167,093

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 23rd 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 23rd 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