California's 42nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 42nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Ken Calvert Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ken Calvert Republican Party
Ken Calvert.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 42nd 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 Ken Calvert (R), who was first elected in 1992.

California's 42nd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of western Riverside 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 Ken Calvert Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Ken Calvert - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Kerri Condley
Democratic Party Chris Marquez
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan Approveda


Democratic Party Boyd Roberts
Independent Robert Rand

District history


On November 6, 2012, Ken Calvert (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Williamson in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 42 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert Incumbent 60.6% 130,245
     Democratic Michael Williamson 39.4% 84,702
Total Votes 214,947
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Gary Miller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Williamson and Mark Lambert in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 42 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller Incumbent 62.2% 127,161
     Democratic Michael Williamson 31.9% 65,122
     Libertarian Mark Lambert 5.9% 12,115
Total Votes 204,398

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