California's 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 24th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Lois Capps Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Lois Capps Democratic Party
Lois Capps.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 24th 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.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Lois Capps (D), who was first elected in 1998.

California's 24th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes the counties of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, as well as western Ventura County.[6]


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 Lois Capps Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Mitchum

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lois Capps - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Paul Coyne, Jr.
Democratic Party Sandra Marshall
Republican Party Bradley Allen
Republican Party Justin Fareed
Republican Party Dale Francisco
Republican Party Chris Mitchum Approveda
Republican Party Alexis Stuart
Independent Steve Isakson

Race background

Incumbent Lois Capps (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[7]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Lois Capps (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Abel Maldonado in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps Incumbent 55.1% 156,749
     Republican Abel Maldonado 44.9% 127,746
Total Votes 284,495
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy J. Allison in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly Incumbent 59.9% 144,055
     Democratic Timothy J. Allison 40.1% 96,279
Total Votes 240,334

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