California's 46th Congressional District

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The 46th Congressional District of California is a congressional district in California.

California's 46th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Orange County.[1]

California's 46th congressional district previously included part of Los Angeles County and Orange County. The district included Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and Rancho Palos Verdes.[2]

The current representative of the 46th congressional district is Loretta Sanchez (D).

Elections

2012

See also: California's 46th congressional district elections, 2012

The 46th congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 47th district, Loretta Sanchez won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 63.9% 95,694
     Republican Jerry Hayden 36.1% 54,121
Total Votes 149,815
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ken Arnold (D) and Jay Shah (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 62.2% 139,822
     Democratic Ken Arnold 37.8% 84,940
     Write-in Jay Shah 0% 20
Total Votes 224,782

2008
On November 4, 2008, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Debbie Cook (D), Thomas Lash (Green) and Ernst Gasteiger (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 52.5% 149,818
     Democratic Debbie Cook 43.1% 122,891
     Green Thomas Lash 2.9% 8,257
     Libertarian Ernst Gasteiger 1.5% 4,311
Total Votes 285,277

2006
On November 7, 2006, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Brandt (D) and Dennis Chang (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 59.6% 116,176
     Democratic Jim Brandt 36.7% 71,573
     Libertarian Dennis Chang 3.7% 7,303
Total Votes 195,052

2004
On November 2, 2004, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Brandt (D), Tom Lash (G) and Keith Gann (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 61.9% 171,318
     Democratic Jim Brandt 32.6% 90,129
     Green Tom Lash 3.7% 10,238
     Libertarian Keith Gann 1.8% 5,005
Total Votes 276,690

2002
On November 5, 2002, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gerrie Schipske (D), Keith Gann (L) and Thomas Lash (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 61.7% 108,807
     Democratic Gerrie Schipske 34.5% 60,890
     Libertarian Keith Gann 3.7% 6,488
     Write-in Thomas Lash 0% 80
Total Votes 176,265

2000
On November 7, 2000, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Gloria Matta Tuchman (R), Richard Boddie (L) and Larry Engwall (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 60.2% 70,381
     Republican Gloria Matta Tuchman 35% 40,928
     Libertarian Richard Boddie 2.7% 3,159
     Natural Law Larry Engwall 2.1% 2,440
Total Votes 116,908

1998
On November 3, 1998, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Robert Kenneth (R), Thomas Reimer (L) and Larry Engwall (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 56.4% 47,964
     Republican Robert Kenneth 39.3% 33,388
     Libertarian Thomas Reimer 2.7% 2,316
     Natural Law Larry Engwall 1.6% 1,334
Total Votes 85,002

1996
On November 5, 1996, Loretta Sanchez won election to the United States House. She defeated Robert Dornan (R), Lawrence Stafford (Reform), Thomas Reimer (L) and J. Carlos Aguirre (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez 46.7% 47,964
     Republican Robert Dornan 45.7% 46,980
     Reform Lawrence Stafford 3.4% 3,535
     Libertarian Thomas Reimer 2.3% 2,333
     Natural Law J. Carlos Aguirre 1.9% 1,972
Total Votes 102,784

1994
On November 8, 1994, Robert Dornan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Farber (D) and Richard Newhouse (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Dornan incumbent 57.1% 50,616
     Democratic Michael Farber 37.2% 33,004
     Libertarian Richard Newhouse 5.7% 5,077
Total Votes 88,697

1992
On November 3, 1992, Robert Dornan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert John Banuelos (D) and Richard Newhouse (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Dornan incumbent 50.2% 55,659
     Democratic Robert John Banuelos 41% 45,435
     Libertarian Richard Newhouse 8.8% 9,712
Total Votes 110,806

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 46th 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.

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