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California's 18th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, California District 18.png
Current Representative Dennis Cardoza (D)
Area 3,101 mi²
Distribution 91.3% urban, 8.7% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $34,211
Ethnicity 39.1% White, 5.6% Black, 8.9% Asian, 41.9% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+4

California's 18th congressional district is in the northern San Joaquin Valley of California, and includes the cities of Stockton, Modesto, Ceres, Atwater, Merced and Los Banos. It runs from San Joaquin County, south to Stanislaus, Merced, Madera and Fresno counties.

It was once represented by Democrat Gary Condit, whose previous district, the 15th, was moved in the redistricting after the 1990 Census. It is now represented by Democrat Dennis Cardoza.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] Obama 59.2 - 38.3%
2006 Governor[2] Schwarzenegger 55.7 - 39.7%
Senator[3] Feinstein 58.6 - 36.2%
2004 President[4] Bush 49.6 - 49.3%
Senator[5] Boxer 56.5 - 39.2%
2003 Recall[6][7] Yes 57.9 - 42.1%
Schwarzenegger 44.1 - 33.4%
2002 Governor[8] Simon 50.5 - 40.2%
2000 President[9] Bush 52.6 - 43.9%
Senator[10] Feinstein 49.0 - 43.6%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 40.9 - 37.3%
Senator Herschensohn 46.6 - 43.1%
Senator Feinstein 49.0 - 42.6%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Los Angeles John H. Burke Democratic 1933-03-04 – 1935-01-03 Redistricted from 10th district; retired
Byron N. Scott Democratic 1935-01-03 – 1939-01-03 Lost re-election to Eaton
Thomas M. Eaton Republican 1939-01-03 – 1939-09-16 Died in office
Vacant 1939-09-16 – 1941-01-03
William Ward Johnson Republican 1941-01-03 – 1945-01-03 Lost re-election to Doyle
Clyde Doyle Democratic 1945-01-03 – 1947-01-03 Lost re-election to Bradley
Willis W. Bradley Republican 1947-01-03 – 1949-01-03 Lost re-election to Doyle
Clyde Doyle Democratic 1949-01-03 – 1953-01-03 Redistricted to 23rd district
Craig Hosmer Republican 1953-01-03 – 1963-01-03 Newly created district
Redistricted to 32nd district
Kern, Kings, Tulare Harlan Hagen Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1967-01-03 Redistricted from 14th district
Kern, Tulare Bob Mathias Republican 1967-01-03 – 1973-01-03
Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Kern (sliver in north), Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Tulare, Tuolumne 1973-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Redistricted to 17th district
Lost re-election to John Hans Krebs
Inyo, Kern, northern Los Angeles, Tulare William M. Ketchum Republican 1975-01-03 – 1978-06-24 Redistricted from 36th district
Died in office
Vacant 1978-06-24 – 1978-08-15
Bill Thomas Republican 1978-08-15 – 1983-01-03 Redistricted to 20th district
Calaveras, Fresno (Fresno city), Madera, Mono, eastern San Joaquin, Tuolumne Richard Lehman Democratic 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Newly created district
Redistricted to 19th district
Northwestern Fresno, western Madera, Merced, southwestern San Joaquin, Stanislaus Gary Condit Democratic 1993-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted from 15th district
Lost re-nomination to Cardoza
Small part of western Fresno, Merced, San Joaquin (Stockton), western Stanislaus Dennis Cardoza Democratic 2003-01-03 – present Incumbent

Election Results

193219341936193819401942194419461948195019521954195619581960196219641966196819701972197419761978198019821984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008

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1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John H. Burke 48,179 53.3%
Republican Robert Henderson 33,817 37.4%
Independent William E. Hinshaw 8,399 9.3%
Totals 90,395 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Byron N. Scott 52,377 56.3%
Republican William Brayton 40,179 43.2%
Communist Clyde Champion 507 0.5%
Totals 93,063 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 61,415 59%
Republican James F. Collins 72,748 41%
Totals 134,163 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Thomas M. Eaton 52,216 48.6%
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 51,874 48.3%
Progressive Solomon Carr 3,384 3.1%
Totals 107,474 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 73,932 54.4%
Democratic Byron N. Scott 60,764 44.7%
Communist George R. Ashby 1,355 0.9%
Totals 136,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 53,136 56.8%
Democratic Francis H. Gentry 40,339 43.2%
Totals 93,475 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Clyde Doyle 95,090 55.7%
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 75,749 44.3%
Totals 170,839 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Willis W. Bradley 67,363 52.8%
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 60,218 47.2%
Totals 127,581 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Clyde Doyle 105,687 51.1%
Republican Willis W. Bradley (incumbent) 92,721 44.9%
Progressive Stanley Moffatt 8,232 4.0%
Totals 206,640 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 97,177 50.5%
Republican Craig Hosmer 95,308 49.5%
Totals 192,485 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Craig Hosmer 90,438 55.5%
Democratic Joseph M. Kennick 72,457 44.5%
Totals 162,895 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new constituency)

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 71,731 55%
Democratic Joseph M. Kennick 58,647 45%
Totals 130,378 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 103,108 59.3%
Democratic Raymond C. "Ray" Simpson 70,911 40.7%
Totals 174,019 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 95,682 60%
Democratic Harry S. May 63,684 40%
Totals 159,366 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 129,851 70%
Democratic D. Patrick Ahern 55,735 30%
Totals 185,586 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 91,684 58.9%
Republican G. Ray Arnett 64,037 41.1%
Totals 155,721 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 121,304 66.7%
Republican James E. Williams, Jr. 60,523 33.3%
Totals 181,827 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Mathias 96,699 55.9%
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 76,346 44.1%
Totals 173,045 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 100,008 65.2%
Democratic Harlan Hagen 51,274 33.4%
American Independent Edward Calvin Williams 2,186 1.4%
Totals 153,468 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 86,071 63.2%
Democratic Milton Spartacus Miller 48,415 33.4%
American Independent Nora E. Hensley 1,709 3.4%
Totals 136,195 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 109,993 66.5%
Democratic Vincent J. Lavery 55,484 33.5%
Totals 165,477 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William M. Ketchum (inc.) 66,603 52.7%
Democratic George A. Seielstad 59,931 47.3%
Totals 126,534 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William M. Ketchum (inc.) 101,658 64.2%
Democratic Dean Close 56,683 35.8%
Totals 158,341 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas 85,663 59.3%
Democratic Bob Sogge 58,900 40.7%
Totals 144,563 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 126,046 71%
Democratic Mary Pat Timmermans 51,415 29%
Totals 177,461 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Richard H. Lehman 92,762 59.5%
Republican Adrian C. Fondse 59,664 38.3%
Libertarian Marshall William Fritz 3,501 2.2%
Totals 155,927 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 128,186 67.3%
Republican Dale L. Ewen 62,339 32.7%
Totals 190,525 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 101,480 71.3%
Republican David C. Crevelt 40,907 28.7%
Totals 142,387 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 125,715 69.9%
Republican David A. Linn 54,034 30.1%
Totals 179,749 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 98,804 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[41]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 139,704 84.7%
Libertarian Kim R. Almstrom 25,307 15.3%
Totals 165,011 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[42]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 91,106 65.52%
Republican Tom Carter 44,046 31.68%
Libertarian James B. Morzella 3,902 2.81%
Totals 139,054 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[43]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 108,827 65.8%%
Republican Bill Conrad 52,695 31.8%%
Libertarian James Morzella 2,233 1.3%%
Natural Law Page Riskin 1,831 1.1%%
Totals 165,586 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[44]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 118,842 86.79%%
Libertarian Linda M. Degroat 18,089 13.21%%
Totals 136,931 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[45]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 118,842 67.2%%
Republican Steve R. Wilson 56,465 31.3%%
Natural Law Page Roth Riskin 2,860 1.5%%
Totals 178,167 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[46]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Dennis Cardoza 56,181 51.3%
Republican Dick Monteith 47,528 43.4%
American Independent Kevin H. Cripe 3,641 3.3%
Libertarian Linda De Groat 2,194 2.0%
No party Donna Crowder (write-in) 49 0.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[47]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 103,732 67.5%
Republican Charles F. Pringle, Sr. 49,973 32.5%
Totals 153,705 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[48]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 71,182 65.5%
Republican John A. Kanno 37,531 34.5%
Totals 108,713 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[49]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 130,192 100.0%
Totals 130,192 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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