California's 31st Congressional District

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The 31st Congressional District of California is a congressional district in California.

California's 31st Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County.[1]

It was previously based in Los Angeles County. It was previously the only congressional district entirely based within the city of Los Angeles and included the heavily Hispanic/Latino portions of inner-city Los Angeles, including Hollywood. [2]

The current representative of the 31st congressional district is Gary Miller (R).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 31st congressional district elections, 2014

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Gary Miller (R) is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[3]

2012

See also: California's 31st congressional district elections, 2012

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 31st district was one of 13 congressional districts in California that may be competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Republican Toss Up.[4] Incumbent from the 42nd district, Gary Miller won election in the district.[5]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller Incumbent 55.2% 88,964
     Republican Bob Dutton 44.8% 72,255
Total Votes 161,219
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Smith (R) and Sal Genovese (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngXavier Becerra incumbent 83.8% 76,363
     Republican Stephen Smith 16.2% 14,740
     Write-in Sal Genovese 0% 3
Total Votes 91,106

2008
On November 4, 2008, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngXavier Becerra incumbent 100% 110,955
Total Votes 110,955

2006
On November 7, 2006, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngXavier Becerra incumbent 100% 64,952
Total Votes 64,952

2004
On November 2, 2004, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Luis Vega (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngXavier Becerra incumbent 80.2% 89,363
     Republican Luis Vega 19.8% 22,048
Total Votes 111,411

2002
On November 5, 2002, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Luis Vega (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngXavier Becerra incumbent 81.2% 54,569
     Republican Luis Vega 18.8% 12,674
Total Votes 67,243

2000
On November 7, 2000, Hilda Solis won election to the United States House. She defeated Krista Lieberg-Wong (G), Michael McGuire (L) and Richard Griffin (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHilda Solis 79.4% 89,600
     Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 9.1% 10,294
     Libertarian Michael McGuire 6.3% 7,138
     Natural Law Richard Griffin 5.2% 5,882
Total Votes 112,914

1998
On November 3, 1998, Matthew Martinez won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Moreno (R), Krista Lieberg-Wong (G), Michael Everling (L) and Gary Hearne (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Martinez incumbent 70% 61,173
     Republican Frank Moreno 22.6% 19,786
     Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 5% 4,377
     Libertarian Michael Everling 1.3% 1,121
     Natural Law Gary Hearne 1% 903
Total Votes 87,360

1996
On November 5, 1996, Matthew Martinez won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Flores (R) and Michael Everling (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Martinez incumbent 67.5% 69,285
     Republican John Flores 28% 28,705
     Libertarian Michael Everling 4.6% 4,700
Total Votes 102,690

1994
On November 8, 1994, Matthew Martinez won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Flores (R) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Martinez incumbent 59.1% 50,541
     Republican John Flores 40.9% 34,926
Total Votes 85,467

1992
On November 3, 1992, Matthew Martinez won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Reuben Franco (R) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Martinez incumbent 62.6% 68,324
     Republican Reuben Franco 37.4% 40,873
Total Votes 109,197

1990
On November 6, 1990, Mervyn Dymally won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eunice Sato (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMervyn Dymally incumbent 67.1% 56,394
     Republican Eunice Sato 32.9% 27,593
Total Votes 83,987

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 31st 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 31st Congressional District," Accessed December 28, 2011
  3. Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
  4. The Cook Political Report 2012 Competitive House Race Chart
  5. Politico "2012 Election Map, California"
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013