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California's 16th congressional district
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Current Representative Zoe Lofgren (D)
Area 232 mi²
Distribution 98.7% urban, 1.3% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $67,689
Ethnicity 31.9% White, 3.4% Black, 23.4% Asian, 37.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+16

California's 16th congressional district covers part of Santa Clara County including much of central San Jose. The current Representative for this district is Democrat Zoe Lofgren.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] Obama 69.6 - 28.8%
2006 Governor[2] Schwarzenegger 49.6 - 46.1%
Senator[3] Feinstein 70.2 - 24.6%
2004 President[4] Kerry 63.4 - 35.5%
Senator[5] Boxer 67.0 - 28.5%
2003 Recall[6][7] No 57.3 - 42.7%
Bustamante 41.2 - 38.7%
2002 Governor[8] Davis 56.3 - 31.3%
2000 President[9] Gore 64.2 - 31.7%
Senator[10] Feinstein 64.4 - 30.2%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 52.4 - 27.1%
Senator Boxer 54.4 - 34.0%
Senator Feinstein 63.8 - 28.4%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Los Angeles John F. Dockweiler Democratic 1933-03-04 – 1939-01-03 Newly created district; ran for governor
Leland M. Ford Republican 1939-01-03 – 1943-01-03 Lost re-election to Rogers
Will Rogers, Jr. Democratic 1943-01-03 – 1944-05-23 Resigned to return to active duty in the Army
Vacant 1944-05-23 – 1945-01-03
Ellis E. Patterson Democratic 1945-01-03 – 1947-01-03 Lost re-nomination to Harold Harby
Donald L. Jackson Republican 1947-01-03 – 1961-01-03 Retired
Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican 1961-01-03 – 1963-01-03 Redistricted to 28th district
Fresno, Madera, Merced Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1967-01-03 Redistricted from 12th district
Fresno, Merced 1967-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Redistricted to 15th district
Western Monterey, San Benito, northern San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz Burt L. Talcott Republican 1975-01-03 – 1977-01-03 Redistricted from 12th district
Leon Panetta Democratic 1977-01-03 – 1983-01-03
Monterey, San Benito, northern San Luis Obispo, southern Santa Cruz 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted to 17th district
Santa Clara Don Edwards Democratic 1993-01-03 – 1995-01-03 Redistricted from 10th district; retired
Zoe Lofgren Democratic 1995-01-03 – 2003-01-03
Santa Clara (San Jose) 2003-01-03 – present Incumbent

Election results

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1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John F. Dockweiler 70,333 54.9%
Republican Clyde Woodworth 57,718 45.1%
Totals 128,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (inc.) 119,332 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (inc.) 90,986 57.7%
Republican Raymond V. Darby 66,583 42.3%
Totals 157,569 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Leland M. Ford 97,407 62.8%
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (write-in) 32,863 21.2%
Townsend Ted E. Felt 16,045 10.3%
Progressive J. Barton Huthins 6,643 4.3%
Communist La Rue McCormick 2,070 1.3%
Totals 155,028 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Leland M. Ford 188,049 96.4%
Communist George C. Sandy 7,017 3.6%
Totals 195,066 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Will Rogers, Jr. 61,437 53.7%
Republican Leland M. Ford (incumbent) 52,023 45.4%
Communist Allen L. Ryan 1,043 0.9%
Totals 114,503 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (inc.) 105,835 54.1%
Republican Jesse Randolph Kellems 89,700 45.9%
Totals 195,535 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson 78,264 53.9%
Democratic Harold Harby 45,951 31.7%
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (write-in) 20,945 14.4%
Totals 145,160 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 121,198 57%
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson 91,268 43%
Totals 212,466 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 115,970 59.3%
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 79,744 40.7%
Totals 195,714 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 79,127 59.7%
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 53,337 40.3%
Totals 132,464 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 63,124 60.8%
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 40,659 39.2%
Totals 103,783 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 84,050 60.8%
Democratic G. Robert "Bob" Fleming 53,624 39.2%
Totals 137,674 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 70,724 57.8%
Democratic Melvin Lennard 51,616 42.2%
Totals 122,340 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. 83,601 55.4%
Democratic Jerry Pacht 67,318 44.6%
Totals 150,919 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 108,339 71.8%
Republican Arthur L. Selland 42,401 28.2%
Totals 150,740 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 117,727 66.8%
Republican David T. Harris 58,604 33.2%
Totals 176,331 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 118,063 71.4%
Republican Cecil F. White 47,329 28.6%
Totals 165,392 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 97,473 62.5%
Republican Dave Harris 55,192 35.4%
American Independent John P. Carroll 3,390 2.2%
Totals 156,055 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 95,118 66.4%
Republican Phillip V. Sanchez 43,843 30.6%
American Independent James W. Scott 4,237 3.0%
Totals 143,198 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 134,079 79.1%
Republican Carol Harner 35,384 20.9%
Totals 169,463 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 76,084 49.2%
Democratic Julian Camacho 74,018 47.8%
American Independent D. Jeff Mauro 4,576 3.0%
Totals 154,678 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta 104,545 53.4%
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 91,160 46.6%
Totals 195,705 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 104,550 61.4%
Republican Eric Seastrand 65,808 38.6%
Totals 170,358 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 158,360 71.0%
Republican W. A. "Jack" Roth 54,675 24.5%
Libertarian Kenton H. Bowers 6,802 3.0%
Peace and Freedom D. Jeff Mauro 3,198 1.4%
Totals 223,035 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 142,630 85.4%
Republican Gary Richard Arnold 24,448 14.6%
Totals 167,078 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 153,377 70.8%
Republican Patricia Smith Ramsey 60,065 27.7%
Libertarian Bill Anderson 3,245 1.5%
Totals 216,687 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 128,151 78.4%
Republican Louis Darrigo 31,386 19.2%
Peace and Freedom Ron Wright 2,017 1.2%
Libertarian Bill Anderson 1,944 1.2%
Totals 163,498 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 177,452 78.6%
Republican Stanley K. Monteith 48,375 21.4%
Totals 225,827 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 134,236 74.2%
Republican Jerry M. Reiss 39,885 22.0%
Libertarian Brian H. Tucker 6,881 3.8%
Totals 181,002 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[41]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 96,661 62%
Republican Ted Bundesen 49,843 32%
Peace and Freedom Amani S. Kummba 9,370 6%
No party Hunt (write-in) 5 0%
No party Loeber (write-in) 3 0%
No party James (write-in) 1 0%
Totals 155,883 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[42]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren 74,935 64.96%
Republican Lyle J. Smith 40,409 35.03%
No party Barraza (write-in) 8 0.01%
Totals 115,352 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[43]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 94,020 65.7%
Republican Chuck Wojslaw 43,197 30.2%
Libertarian David Bonino 4,124 2.8%
Natural Law Abaan Abu-Shumays 1,866 1.3%
Totals 143,207 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[44]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 85,503 72.82%
Republican Horace Eugene Thayn 27,494 23.42%
Natural Law John H. Black 4,417 3.76%
Totals 117,414 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[45]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 115,118 72.1%
Republican Horace "Gene" Thayn 37,213 23.3%
Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 4,742 3.0%
Natural Law Edward J. Klein 2,673 1.6%
Totals 159,746 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[46]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 72,370 67.1%
Republican Douglas Adams McNea 32,182 29.8%
Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 3,434 3.1%
Totals 104,556 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[47]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 129,222 70.9%
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 47,992 26.4%
Libertarian Markus Welch 5,067 2.7%
Totals 182,281 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[48]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 98,929 72.8%
Republican Charel Winston 37,130 27.2%
Totals 136,059 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[49]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 146,481 71.3%
Republican Charel Winston 49,399 24.1%
Libertarian Steven Wells 9,447 4.6%
Totals 205,327 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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