California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2014

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 16:26, 5 April 2014 by Jennifer S (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search


California's 40th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic Party
Lucille Roybal-Allard.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

California U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of California.png
The 40th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[6]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), who was first elected in 1992.

California's 40th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[7]


General election candidates

Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard
Democratic Party David Sanchez

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party David Sanchez Approveda


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Lucille Roybal-Allard voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lucille Roybal-Allard voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Lucille Roybal-Allard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$34,158.18$37,440.54$(37,402.62)$34,196.10
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$34,196.10$75,280.00$(50,328.46)$59,147.64
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$59,147.64$40,832.34$(44,339.59)$55,640.39
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$55,640$52,300$(41,389)$66,550
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$66,550$35,631$(62,486)$39,695
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$39,695$55,750$(15,735)$79,710
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$79,710$44,750$(44,433)$80,026
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
Ballot Access Requirements Final.jpg

Find detailed information on ballot access requirements in all 50 states and Washington D.C.


On November 6, 2012, Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated David Sanchez in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 40 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLucille Roybal-Allard Incumbent 58.9% 73,940
     Democratic David Sanchez 41.1% 51,613
Total Votes 125,553
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Edward Royce won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Christina Avalos (D) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, California District 40 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Royce incumbent 66.8% 119,455
     Democratic Christina Avalos 33.2% 59,400
Total Votes 178,855

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Lucille Roybal-Allard July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013