California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 31st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pete Aguilar Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gary Miller Republican Party
Gary Miller.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 31st 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 Gary Miller (R), who was first elected in 1998.

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

Republican Party Paul Chabot
Democratic Party Pete Aguilar Green check mark transparent.png

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Pete Aguilar Approveda
Democratic Party Joe Baca - Former U.S. rep
Democratic Party Danny Tillman
Democratic Party Eloise Gomez Reyes
Republican Party Lesli Gooch - Aide to retiring Rep. Gary Miller
Republican Party Paul Chabot Approveda
Republican Party Ryan Downing


Republican Party John Valdivia

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Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Gary Miller as one of 10 they are targeting as vulnerable incumbent Republicans in 2014, with the focus on those holding competitive seats.[7]

District history


On November 6, 2012, Gary Miller (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Dutton in the general election.

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"


On November 2, 2010, Xavier Becerra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen C. Smith in the general election.[8]

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 C. Smith 16.2% 14,740
Total Votes 91,103

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