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California's 27th congressional district
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Current Representative Brad Sherman (D)
Area 152 mi²
Distribution 99.7% urban, 0.3% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $46,781
Ethnicity 44.9% White, 4.5% Black, 10.5% Asian, 36.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+13

California's 27th congressional district covers part of Los Angeles County and takes in a large portion of the San Fernando Valley and Burbank. It is represented by Democrat Brad Sherman.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] Obama 66.1 - 31.7%
2006 Governor[2] Schwarzenegger 52.7 - 42.3%
Senator[3] Feinstein 63.2 - 31.3%
2004 President[4] Kerry 59.3 - 39.3%
Senator[5] Boxer 63.7 - 31.2%
2003 Recall[6][7] Yes 56.5 - 43.5%
Schwarzenegger 52.0 - 29.9%
2002 Governor[8] Davis 50.1 - 40.0%
2000 President[9] Gore 53.4 - 41.4%
Senator[10] Feinstein 56.6 - 36.4%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 44.3 - 36.6%
Senator Herschensohn 47.5 - 44.9%
Senator Feinstein 50.7 - 42.1%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
San Bernardino Harry R. Sheppard Democratic 1953-01-03 – 1963-01-03 Redistricted from 21st district
Redistricted to 33rd district
Los Angeles Everett G. Burkhalter Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1965-01-03 Redistricted from 21st district
Lost re-election to Reinecke
Edwin Reinecke Republican 1965-01-03 – 1969-01-03 Ran for lieutenant governor
Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1969-01-03 – 1973-01-03
Los Angeles, southern Ventura 1973-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Redistricted to 20th district
Los Angeles Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican 1975-01-03 – 1977-01-03 Redistricted from 28th district
Ran for Senate
Bob Dornan Republican 1977-01-03 – 1983-01-03 Ran for Senate
Western Los Angeles (Manhattan/Redondo Beach, Santa Monica) Mel Levine Democratic 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted to 36th district; retired
Los Angeles (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena) Carlos Moorhead Republican 1993-01-03 – 1997-01-03 Redistricted from 22nd district; retired
Jim Rogan Republican 1997-01-03 – 2001-01-03 Lost re-election to Schiff
Adam Schiff Democratic 2001-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted to 29th district
Western Los Angeles (Northridge) Brad Sherman Democratic 2003-01-03 – present Redistricted from 24th district; incumbent

Election Results

1952195419561958196019621964196619681969 (Special)19701972197419761978198019821984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008

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1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 68,773 55.0%
Republican Carl B. Hilliard 56,202 45.0%
Totals 124,975 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 65,389 64.8%
Republican Martin K. Barrett 35,594 35.2%
Totals 100,983 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 124,662 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 105,062 72.3%
Republican Robert M. Castle 40,317 27.7%
Totals 145,379 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 123,645 66.8%
Republican Robert M. Castle 61,484 33.2%
Totals 185,129 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 66,979 52.1%
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 61,538 47.9%
Totals 128,517 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edwin Reinecke 83,141 51.7%
Democratic Tom Bane 77,587 48.3%
Totals 160,734 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edwin Reinecke (incumbent) 93,890 65.3%
Democratic John A. "Jack" Howard 49,785 34.7%
Totals 143,675 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Edwin Reinecke (incumbent) 158,309 72.2%
Democratic John T. Butchko 60,808 27.8%
Totals 219,117 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1969 (Special)

1969 special election[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. ' 56.9%
Democratic John K. Van de Kamp 43.1%
Totals {{{votes}}} 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. 139,326 66.6%
Democratic N. "Toni" Kimmel 63,652 30.5%
Peace and Freedom Edward Richer 3,306 1.6%
American Independent John H. Hind 2,642 1.3%
Totals 208,926 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 117,622 57.4%
Democratic Mark S. Novak 87,295 42.6%
Totals 204,917 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (inc.) 99,645 63.9%
Democratic John Dalessio 50,919 32.5%
Peace and Freedom Jerry Rubin 5,547 3.6%
Totals 156,111 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Dornan 114,623 54.7%
Democratic Gary Familian 94,988 45.3%
Totals 209,611 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 89,392 51%
Democratic Carey Peck 85,880 49%
Totals 175,272 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 109,807 51.0%
Democratic Carey Peck 100,061 46.5%
Libertarian Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers 5,448 2.5%
Totals 215,316 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mel Levine 108,347 59.5%
Republican Bart W. Christensen 67,479 37.0%
Libertarian ZacK Richardson 6,391 3.5%
Totals 182,217 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 116,933 55.0%
Republican Robert B. Scribner 88,896 41.8%
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor, Jr. 3,815 1.8%
Libertarian Jeff Avrech 3,137 1.5%
Totals 212,781 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 110,403 63.7%
Republican Rob Scribner 59,410 34.3%
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor, Jr. 2,078 1.2%
Libertarian Larry Leathers 1,429 0.8%
Totals 173,320 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 148,814 67.5%
Republican Dennis Galbraith 65,307 29.6%
Libertarian William J. Fulco 6,214 2.8%
Totals 220,335 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 90,857 58.2%
Republican David Barrett Cohen 58,140 37.2%
Peace and Freedom Edward E. Ferrer 7,101 4.5%
Totals 156,098 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Carlos Moorhead (inc.) 105,521 49.7%
Democratic Doug Kahn 83,805 39.4%
Green Jesse A. Moorman 11,003 5.2%
Peace and Freedom Margaret L. Edwards 7,329 3.5%
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 4,790 2.3%
No party Ballantyne (write-in) 2 0.0%
Totals 212,450 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Carlos Moorhead (inc.) 88,341 52.97%
Democratic Doug Kahn 70,267 42.13%
American Independent Bill Gibbs 4,328 2.60%
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 3,838 2.30%
Totals 166,774 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Jim Rogan 95,310 50.2%
Democratic Doug Kahn 82,014 43.2%
Libertarian Elizabeth Michael 6,645 3.5%
Green Walt Sheasby 4,195 3.3%
Natural Law Martin Zucker 1,766 0.9%
Totals 189,930 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Jim Rogan (incumbent) 80,702 50.73%
Democratic Barry A. Gordon 73,875 46.44%
Libertarian Bob New 4,489 2.82%
Totals 159,066 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Adam Schiff 113,708 52.7%
Republican Jim Rogan (incumbent) 94,518 43.9%
Natural Law Miriam R. Hospodar 3,873 1.7%
Libertarian Ted Brown 3,675 1.7%
Totals 215,774 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 79,815 62.0%
Republican Robert M. Levy 48,996 38.0%
Totals 128,811 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 125,296 62.3%
Republican Robert M. Levy 66,946 33.3%
Green Eric J. Carter 8,956 4.4%
Totals 201,198 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 92,650 68.8%
Republican Peter Hankwitz 42,074 31.2%
Totals 134,724 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 135,665 68%
Republican Navraj Singh 49,510 25%
Totals 185,175 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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