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California's 21st congressional district
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Current Representative Devin Nunes (R)
Area 8,090 mi²
Distribution 79.9% urban, 20.1% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $36,047
Ethnicity 46.4% White, 2.1% Black, 4.9% Asian, 43.4% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+13

California's 21st congressional district covers all of Tulare County and the eastern half of Fresno County. The current Representative is Republican Devin Nunes.

Demographics

  • Population: 639,088
    • 49.6% male
    • 50.4% female
  • Racial Demographics
    • 60.7% white
    • 43.4% Hispanic
  • Income
    • $36,047 Median household income
    • $39,710 Median family income

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] McCain 56.3 - 42.1%
2006 Governor[2] Schwarzenegger 71.6 - 25.0%
Senator[3] Mountjoy 52.3 - 43.4%
2004 President[4] Bush 65.4 - 33.7%
Senator[5] Jones 59.0 - 37.9%
2003 Recall[6][7] Yes 72.4 - 27.6%
Schwarzenegger 55.8 - 22.6%
2002 Governor[8] Simon 60.9 - 32.4%
2000 President[9] Bush 63.6 - 33.2%
Senator[10] Campbell 52.8 - 40.4%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 46.4 - 32.5%
Senator Herschensohn 63.1 - 28.4%
Senator Seymour 56.5 - 34.5%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Northern Los Angeles, San Bernardino Harry R. Sheppard Democratic 1943-01-03 – 1953-01-03 Redistricted from 19th district
Redistricted to 27th district
Los Angeles Edgar W. Hiestand Republican 1953-01-03 – 1963-01-03 Newly created district
Redistricted to 27th district
Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Newly created district
Redistricted to 30th district
James C. Corman Democratic 1975-01-03 – 1981-01-03 Redistricted from 22nd district
Lost re-election to Fiedler
Bobbi Fiedler Republican 1981-01-03 – 1983-01-03
Los Angeles (western San Fernando Valley), southeastern Ventura 1983-01-03 – 1987-01-03 Ran for Senate
Elton Gallegly Republican 1987-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted to 23rd district
Kern, eastern Tulare Bill Thomas Republican 1993-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted from 20th district
Redistricted to 22nd district
Eastern Fresno, Tulare Devin Nunes Republican 2003-01-03 – present Newly created district; incumbent

Election results

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1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 38,419 96.6%
Republican Arthur E. Isham (write-in) 1,350 3.4%
Totals 39,769 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 48,539 58.5%
Republican Earl S. Webb 34,409 41.5%
Totals 82,948 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 37,229 52.7%
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 33,395 47.3%
Totals 70,624 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 61,383 55.2%
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 47,411 42.6%
Progressive Howard J. Louks 2,422 2.2%
Totals 111,216 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 62,994 57.4%
Republican R. E. Reynolds 46,693 42.6%
Totals 109,687 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand 112,100 53.6%
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 97,007 46.4%
Totals 209,107 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 100,258 58.7%
Democratic William E. "Bill" Roskam 70,486 41.3%
Totals 170,744 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 153,679 62.6%
Democratic W. C. "Bill" Stethem 91,683 37.4%
Totals 245,362 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 127,238 51.9%
Democratic Mrs. Rudd Brown 118,141 48.1%
Totals 245,379 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 179,376 58.4%
Democratic Mrs. Rudd Brown 127,591 41.6%
Totals 306,967 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins 73,465 84.6%
Republican Herman Smith 13,371 15.2%
Totals 86,836 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 106,231 90.3%
Republican Rayfield Lundy 11,374 9.7%
Totals 117,605 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 74,216 84.8%
Republican Rayfield Lundy 13,294 15.2%
Totals 87,510 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 87,205 91.6%
Republican Rayfield Lundy 7,995 8.4%
Totals 95,200 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 75,127 94.5%
Republican Southy M. Johnson 4,349 5.5%
Totals 79,476 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 92,799 82.9%
Republican Rayfield Lundy 19,187 17.1%
Totals 111,986 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 86,778 73.5%
Republican Mel Nadell 31,365 26.5%
Totals 118,143 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 101,837 66.5%
Republican Erwin Ed Hogan 44,094 28.8%
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 7,178 4.7%
Totals 153,109 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,869 59.5%
Republican Rod Walsh 44,519 35.9%
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 5,750 4.6%
Totals 124,138 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bobbi Fiedler 74,674 48.7%
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,898 48.2%
Libertarian George J. Lehmann 2,790 1.8%
Peace and Freedom Jan B. Tucker 2,038 1.3%
Totals 153,400 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 138,474 71.8%
Democratic George Henry Margolis 46,412 24.1%
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 7,881 4.1%
Totals 192,767 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 173,504 72.3%
Democratic Charles "Charlie" Davis 62,085 25.9%
Libertarian Robert Townsend Leet 4,379 1.8%
Totals 239,968 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Elton Gallegly 132,090 68.4%
Democratic Gilbert R. Saldana 54,497 28.2%
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 6,504 3.4%
Totals 193,091 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 181,413 69.1%
Democratic Donald E. Stevens 75,739 28.8%
Libertarian Robert Jay 5,519 2.1%
Totals 262,671 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 118,326 58.4%
Democratic Richard D. Freiman 68,921 34.0%
Libertarian Peggy L. Christensen 15,364 7.6%
Totals 202,611 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 127,758 65.2%
Democratic Deborah A. Vollmer 68,058 34.7%
Libertarian Mike Hodges (write-in) 149 0.1%
Totals 195,965 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 116,874 68.10%
Democratic John L. Evans 47,517 27.69%
Libertarian Mike Hodges 6,899 4.02%
No party Vollmer (write-in) 339 0.20%
Totals 171,629 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 125,916 65.9%
Democratic Deborah Vollmer 50,694 26.5%
Reform John Evans 8,113 4.3%
Natural Law Jane Bialosky 3,380 1.8%
Libertarian Mike Hodges 3,049 1.5%
Republican Karen Gentry (write-in) 172 0.0%
Totals 191,324 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 115,989 78.91%
Democratic John Evans 30,994 21.09%
Totals 146,983 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 142,539 71.6%
Democratic Pedro "Pete" Martinez 49,318 24.8%
Libertarian James R.S. Manion 7,243 3.6%
Totals 199,100 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[41]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Devin Nunes 87,544 70.5%
Democratic David G. LaPere 32,584 26.3%
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 4,070 3.2%
Totals 124,198 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new constituency)

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[42]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 140,721 73.2%
Democratic Fred B. Davis 51,594 26.8%
Totals 192,315 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[43]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 95,214 66.8%
Democratic Steven Haze 42,718 29.9%
Green John Roger Miller 4,729 3.3%
Totals 142,661 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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