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California's 36th Congressional District

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California's 36th congressional district
Current incumbentRaul Ruiz Democratic Party
Population713,166
Gender50% Male, 50% Female
Race68.2% White, 3.8% Black, 3.6% Asian, 1.1% Native Am.
Ethnicity47.9% Hispanic
Unemployment16.6%
Median household income$42,922
High school graduation rate78.0%
College graduation rate19.4%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 36th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes most of Riverside County.[1]

California's 36th congressional district previously was based in Los Angeles County. The district covered most of the coastal communities of Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Venice, Wilmington and San Pedro in Greater Los Angeles.[2]

The current representative of the 36th congressional district is Raul Ruiz (D).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 36th congressional district elections, 2014

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Raul Ruiz (D) is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[3]

2012

See also: California's 36th congressional district elections, 2012

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 36th district was 1 of 13 congressional districts in California that may be competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Likely Republican.[4] Democrat Raul Ruiz won election in the district.[5]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Ruiz 52.9% 110,189
     Republican Mary Bono Mack Incumbent 47.1% 97,953
Total Votes 208,142
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mattie Fein (R) and Herb Peters (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 59.6% 114,489
     Republican Mattie Fein 34.7% 66,706
     Libertarian Herb Peters 5.6% 10,840
Total Votes 192,035

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Brian Gibson (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 68.6% 171,948
     Republican Brian Gibson 31.4% 78,543
Total Votes 250,491

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Brian Gibson (R), James Smith (P&F) and Mike Binkley (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 63.4% 105,323
     Republican Brian Gibson 31.9% 53,068
     Peace and Freedom James Smith 2.8% 4,592
     Libertarian Mike Binkley 1.9% 3,170
Total Votes 166,153

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Paul Whitehead (R), Alice Stek (P&F) and Mike Binkley (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 62% 151,208
     Republican Paul Whitehead 33.5% 81,666
     Peace and Freedom Alice Stek 2.5% 6,105
     Libertarian Mike Binkley 2.1% 5,065
Total Votes 244,044

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Stuart Johnson (R) and Mark McSpadden (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 61.4% 88,198
     Republican Stuart Johnson 35% 50,328
     Libertarian Mark McSpadden 3.6% 5,225
Total Votes 143,751

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jane Harman won election to the United States House. She defeated Steven Kuykendall (R), Daniel Sherman (L), John Konopka (Reform) and Matt Ornati (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman 48.4% 115,651
     Republican Steven Kuykendall 46.6% 111,199
     Libertarian Daniel Sherman 2.5% 6,073
     Green John Konopka 1.5% 3,549
     Natural Law Matt Ornati 0.9% 2,264
Total Votes 238,736

1998
On November 3, 1998, Steven Kuykendall won election to the United States House. He defeated Janice Hahn (D), Robin Barrett (G), Kerry Welsh (L) and John Konopka (Reform) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Kuykendall 48.9% 88,843
     Democratic Janice Hahn 46.6% 84,624
     Green Robin Barrett 2% 3,612
     Libertarian Kerry Welsh 1.7% 3,066
     Reform John Konopka 0.9% 1,561
Total Votes 181,706

1996
On November 5, 1996, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Susan Brooks (R), Bruce Dovner (L) and Bradley McManus (Natural Law) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 52.5% 117,752
     Republican Susan Brooks 43.9% 98,538
     Libertarian Bruce Dovner 2.2% 4,933
     Natural Law Bradley McManus 1.4% 3,236
Total Votes 224,459

1994
On November 8, 1994, Jane Harman won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Susan Brooks (R), Jack Tyler (L) and Joseph Fields (American Independent) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman incumbent 48% 93,939
     Republican Susan Brooks 47.6% 93,127
     Libertarian Jack Tyler 2.5% 4,932
     American Independent Joseph Fields 1.9% 3,810
Total Votes 195,808

1992
On November 3, 1992, Jane Harman won election to the United States House. She defeated Joan Milke Flores (R), Richard Greene (G), Owen Staley (P&F) and Marc Denny (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Harman 48.4% 125,751
     Republican Joan Milke Flores 42.2% 109,684
     Green Richard Greene 5.1% 13,297
     Peace and Freedom Owen Staley 2.1% 5,519
     Libertarian Marc Denny 2.1% 5,504
     N/A Write-in 0% 2
Total Votes 259,757

1990
On November 6, 1990, George Brown, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Hammock (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Brown, Jr. incumbent 52.7% 72,409
     Republican Bob Hammock 47.3% 64,961
Total Votes 137,370

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 36th 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 36th 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