California's 47th Congressional District

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California's 47th Congressional District
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Current incumbentAlan Lowenthal Democratic Party
Population719,805
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race54.2% White, 20.1% Asian, 8.1% Black
Ethnicity35.3% Hispanic
Unemployment11.5%
Median household income$55,590
High school graduation rate80.5%
College graduation rate29.2%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 47th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Orange County.[1]

The current representative of the 47th Congressional District is Alan Lowenthal (D).

Elections

2014

See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 47th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2012

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 47th District was 1 of 13 congressional districts in California that was competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Likely Democratic.[2] Democrat Alan Lowenthal won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Lowenthal 56.6% 130,093
     Republican Gary DeLong 43.4% 99,919
Total Votes 230,012
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Van Tran (R) and Cecilia Iglesias (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 53% 50,832
     Republican Van Tran 39.3% 37,679
     Independent Cecilia Iglesias 7.8% 7,443
Total Votes 95,954

2008
On November 4, 2008, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Rosemarie Avila (R) and Robert Lauter (American Independent) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 69.5% 85,878
     Republican Rosemarie Avila 25.4% 31,432
     American Independent Robert Lauter 5.1% 6,274
Total Votes 123,584

2006
On November 7, 2006, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tan Nguyen (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 62.3% 47,134
     Republican Tan Nguyen 37.7% 28,485
Total Votes 75,619

2004
On November 2, 2004, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Alexandria Coronado (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 60.4% 65,684
     Republican Alexandria Coronado 39.6% 43,099
Total Votes 108,783

2002
On November 5, 2002, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jeff Chavez (R), Paul Marsden (L), Kenneth Valenzuela Fisher (Write-in) and Michael Monge (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez incumbent 60.6% 42,501
     Republican Jeff Chavez 34.7% 24,346
     Libertarian Paul Marsden 4.2% 2,944
     Write-in Kenneth Valenzuela Fisher 0.5% 382
     Write-in Michael Monge 0% 5
Total Votes 70,178

2000
On November 7, 2000, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Graham (D), David Nolan (L) and Jane Adam (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 65.6% 181,365
     Democratic John Graham 30.1% 83,186
     Libertarian David Nolan 2.9% 8,081
     Natural Law Jane Adam 1.4% 3,769
Total Votes 276,401

1998
On November 3, 1998, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Christina Avalos (D), Victor Wagner, Jr. (L), Raymond Mills (Reform) and Paul Fisher (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 67.6% 132,711
     Democratic Christina Avalos 29.5% 57,938
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 1.5% 2,991
     Green Raymond Mills 0.7% 1,369
     Natural Law Paul Fisher 0.7% 1,307
Total Votes 196,316

1996
On November 5, 1996, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tina Louise Laine (D), Iris Adam (Natural Law) and Victor Wagner, Jr. (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 65.7% 160,078
     Democratic Tina Louise Laine 28.9% 70,362
     Natural Law Iris Adam 2.8% 6,807
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 2.7% 6,530
Total Votes 243,777

1994
On November 8, 1994, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Kingsbury (D) and Victor Wagner, Jr. (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 71.7% 154,071
     Democratic Gary Kingsbury 25% 53,669
     Libertarian Victor Wagner, Jr. 3.4% 7,257
Total Votes 214,997

1992
On November 3, 1992, Christopher Cox won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Anwiler (D) and Maxine Quirk (P&F) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Cox incumbent 64.9% 165,004
     Democratic John Anwiler 30.3% 76,924
     Libertarian Maxine Quirk 4.8% 12,297
     N/A Write-in 0% 32
Total Votes 254,257

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 47th 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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