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California's 6th Congressional District

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California's 6th congressional district
Current incumbentDoris Matsui Democratic Party
Population713,579
Gender50.8% Female, 49.2% Male
Race53.9% White, 16.6% Asian, 12.1% Black, 1.5% Native Am.
Ethnicity26.3% Hispanic
Unemployment16.1%
Median household income$44,523
High school graduation rate81.5%
College graduation rate24.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California's 6th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and is centered in Sacramento.[1]

California's 6th congressional district previously included Marin County and most of Sonoma County and included the cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, and Mill Valley.[2]

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Doris Matsui (D).

Elections

2012

See also: California's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

The 6th congressional district of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 5th district, Doris Matsui won election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoris Matsui Incumbent 75.1% 160,667
     Republican Joseph McCray, Sr. 24.9% 53,406
Total Votes 214,073
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Judd (R), Eugene Ruyle (P&F) and Joel Smolen (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 65.9% 172,216
     Republican Jim Judd 29.6% 77,361
     Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle 2.3% 5,915
     Libertarian Joel Smolen 2.2% 5,660
Total Votes 261,152

2008
On November 4, 2008, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mike Halliwell (R) and Joel Smolen (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 71.7% 229,672
     Republican Mike Halliwell 24.1% 77,073
     Libertarian Joel Smolen 4.3% 13,617
Total Votes 320,362

2006
On November 7, 2006, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Todd Hooper (R) and Richard Friesen (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 70.2% 173,190
     Republican Todd Hooper 26.1% 64,405
     Libertarian Richard Friesen 3.7% 9,028
     N/A Write-in 0% 5
Total Votes 246,628

2004
On November 2, 2004, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Paul Erickson (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 72.6% 226,423
     Republican Paul Erickson 27.4% 85,244
Total Votes 311,667

2002
On November 5, 2002, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Paul Erickson (R), Richard Barton (L) and Jeff Rainforth (Reform) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 66.7% 139,750
     Republican Paul Erickson 29.6% 62,052
     Libertarian Richard Barton 2.4% 4,936
     Reform Jeff Rainforth 1.3% 2,825
Total Votes 209,563

2000
On November 7, 2000, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ken McAuliffe (R), Justin Moscoso (G), Richard Barton (L) and Alan Barreca (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 64.3% 182,116
     Republican Ken McAuliffe 28.3% 80,169
     Green Justin Moscoso 4.7% 13,248
     Libertarian Richard Barton 1.7% 4,691
     Natural Law Alan Barreca 1% 2,894
Total Votes 283,118

1998
On November 3, 1998, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ken McAuliffe (R) and Alan Barreca (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 68% 158,446
     Republican Ken McAuliffe 29.7% 69,295
     Natural Law Alan Barreca 2.2% 5,240
Total Votes 232,981

1996
On November 5, 1996, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Duane Hughes (R), Ernest Jones, Jr. (P&F) and Bruce Kendall (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 61.8% 156,958
     Republican Duane Hughes 34% 86,278
     Peace and Freedom Ernest Jones, Jr. 2.5% 6,459
     Natural Law Bruce Kendall 1.6% 4,141
Total Votes 253,836

1994
On November 8, 1994, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Michael Nugent (R), Louis Beary (L) and Ernest Jones, Jr. (P&F) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 58.1% 137,642
     Republican Michael Nugent 37.6% 88,940
     Libertarian Louis Beary 2.6% 6,203
     Peace and Freedom Ernest Jones, Jr. 1.7% 4,055
Total Votes 236,840

1992
On November 3, 1992, Lynn Woolsey won election to the United States House. She defeated Bill Filante (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 65.2% 190,322
     Republican Bill Filante 33.6% 98,171
     N/A Write-in 1.1% 3,293
Total Votes 291,786

1990
On November 6, 1990, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bill Boerum (R) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 68.1% 137,306
     Republican Bill Boerum 31.9% 64,402
Total Votes 201,708

1988
On November 8, 1988, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States House. She defeated William Steinmetz (R) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 73.4% 176,645
     Republican William Steinmetz 26.6% 64,174
Total Votes 240,819

1986
On November 4, 1986, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Franklin Ernst, III (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 73.9% 142,946
     Republican Franklin Ernst, III 26.1% 50,606
Total Votes 193,552

1984
On November 6, 1984, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Douglas Binderup (R) and Howard Creighton (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 68% 162,511
     Republican Douglas Binderup 29.7% 71,011
     Libertarian Howard Creighton 2.3% 5,574
Total Votes 239,096

1982
On November 2, 1982, Barbara Boxer won election to the United States House. She defeated Dennis McQuaid (R), Howard Creighton (L) and Timothy-Allen Albertson (P&F) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 1982
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer 52.4% 96,379
     Republican Dennis McQuaid 44.6% 82,128
     Libertarian Howard Creighton 1.7% 3,191
     Peace and Freedom Timothy-Allen Albertson 1.3% 2,366
Total Votes 184,064

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th 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 6th Congressional District," Accessed December 28, 2011
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map, California"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013