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California's 31st congressional district
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Current Representative Xavier Becerra (D)
Area 40 mi²
Distribution 100% urban, 0% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $26,093
Ethnicity 9.8% White, 4.2% Black, 13.8% Asian, 70.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+29

California's 31st congressional district covers part of Los Angeles County, and is represented by Democrat Xavier Becerra. It is currently the only congressional district entirely within the city of Los Angeles.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] Obama 79.9 - 17.8%
2006 Governor[2] Angelides 66.8 - 26.8%
Senator[3] Feinstein 79.1 - 14.0%
2004 President[4] Kerry 76.9 - 21.6%
Senator[5] Boxer 80.1 - 14.6%
2003 Recall[6][7] No 67.6 - 32.4%
Bustamante 58.5 - 26.5%
2002 Governor[8] Davis 68.6 - 19.5%
2000 President[9] Gore 69.3 - 27.4%
Senator[10] Feinstein 70.4 - 22.3%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 51.7 - 32.3%
Senator Boxer 48.9 - 41.1%
Senator Feinstein 57.7 - 33.7%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Los Angeles Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1981-01-03 Newly created district; lost re-nomination to Dymally
Mervyn M. Dymally Democratic 1981-01-03 – 1983-01-03
Los Angeles (Carson, Compton) 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted to 37th district
Los Angeles (Baldwin Park, East L.A.) Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1993-01-03 – 2001-01-03 Redistricted from 30th district
Switched to Republican Party after losing re-nomination to Solis
Hilda Solis Democratic 2001-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted to 32nd district
Los Angeles (Hollywood) Xavier Becerra Democratic 2003-01-03 – present Redistricted from 30th district; incumbent

Election Results

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006

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1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 76,631 52.2%
Republican Gordon Hahn 70,154 47.8%
Totals 146,785 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new constituency)

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 114,246 64%
Republican Norman G. Shanahan 64,256 36%
Totals 178,502 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 92,875 63.4%
Republican Norman G. Shanahan 53,708 36.6%
Totals 146,583 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 94,387 58.9%
Republican James R. Dunn 62,711 39.1%
American Independent Stanley L. Schulte 3,134 2.0%
Totals 160,232 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 102,071 73.2%
Republican Fred L. Casmir 37,416 26.8%
Totals 139,487 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 85,954 52.3%
Republican Ben Valentine 69,876 42.5%
Peace and Freedom Roberta Lynn Wood 8,582 5.2%
Totals 164,412 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 60,560 70.4%
Republican Norman A. Hodges 23,039 26.8%
Peace and Freedom William C. Taylor 2,349 2.7%
Totals 85,948 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 83,155 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 55,667 67.8%
Republican Don Grimshaw 26,490 32.2%
Totals 82,157 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally 69,146 64.4%
Republican Don Grimshaw 38,203 35.6%
Totals 107,349 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (inc.) 86,718 72.4%
Republican Henry C. Minturn 33,043 27.6%
Totals 119,761 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (inc.) 77,126 70.3%
Republican Jack McMurray 30,322 27.6%
Peace and Freedom B. Kwaku Duren 2,333 2.1%
Totals 109,781 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (inc.) 100,919 71.6%
Republican Arnold C. May 36,017 25.5%
Peace and Freedom B. Kwaku Duren 4,091 2.9%
Totals 151,027 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (inc.) 56,394 67.1%
Republican Eunice N. Sato 27,593 32.9%
Totals 83,987 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (inc.) 68,324 62.6%
Republican Reuben D. Franco 40,873 37.4%
Totals 109,197 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (inc.) 50,541 59.14%
Republican John V. Flores 34,926 40.86%
Totals 85,467 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (inc.) 69,285 67.5%
Republican John Flores 28,705 28.0%
Libertarian Michael Everling 4,700 4.5%
Totals 102,690 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (inc.) 61,173 70.02%
Republican Frank C. Moreno 19,786 22.65%
Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 4,377 5.01%
Libertarian Michael B. Everling 1,121 1.28%
Natural Law Gary Hearne 903 1.03%
Totals 87,360 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Hilda Solis 89,600 79.4%
Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 10,294 9.1%
Libertarian Michael McGuire 7,138 6.3%
Natural Law Richard D. Griffin 5,882 5.2%
Totals 112,914 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 54,569 81.2%
Republican Luis Vega 12,674 18.8%
Totals 67,243 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 89,363 80.3%
Republican Luis Vega 22,048 19.7%
Totals 111,411 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 64,952 98%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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