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California's 20th congressional district
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Current Representative Jim Costa (D)
Area 4,989 mi²
Distribution 91.2% urban, 8.8% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $26,800
Ethnicity 21.4% White, 7.2% Black, 5.6% Asian, 63.1% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+5

California's 20th congressional district covers parts of Fresno and Kern and all of Kings county. It is one of 53 California Congressional Districts. The current Representative for this district is Democrat Jim Costa. It has the lowest Human Development Index and the lowest median income of any congressional district in the United States.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[1] Obama 59.6 - 38.7%
2006 Governor[2] Schwarzenegger 53.7 - 41.5%
Senator[3] Feinstein 60.5 - 33.9%
2004 President[4] Kerry 50.6 - 48.5%
Senator[5] Boxer 57.2 - 38.3%
2003 Recall[6][7] Yes 50.0 - 41.0%
Schwarzenegger 42.7 - 40.4%
2002 Governor[8] Davis 53.1 - 40.6%
2000 President[9] Gore 49.6 - 47.6%
Senator[10] Feinstein 58.4 - 35.0%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 46.9 - 37.5%
Senator Herschensohn 50.2 - 40.1%
Senator Feinstein 47.4 - 44.9%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Imperial, San Diego George Burnham Republican 1933-03-04 – 1937-01-03
Edouard Izac Democratic 1937-01-03 – 1943-01-03 Redistricted to 24th district
Los Angeles John Carl Hinshaw Republican 1943-03-04 – 1956-08-05 Redistricted from 11th district
Died in office
Vacant 1956-08-05 – 1957-01-03
H. Allen Smith Republican 1957-01-03 – 1973-01-03
Carlos Moorhead Republican 1973-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Redistricted to 22nd district
Southwestern Los Angeles, eastern Ventura Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1975-01-03 – 1983-01-03 Redistricted from 27th district
Ran for Senate
Redistricted to 26th district
Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles (Lancaster), San Luis Obispo Bill Thomas Republican 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted from 18th district
Redistricted to 21st district
Western Fresno, northwestern Kern, Kings, western Tulare Cal Dooley Democratic 1993-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted from 15th district
Western Fresno, northwestern Kern, Kings 2003-01-03 – 2005-01-03 Retired
Jim Costa Democratic 2005-01-03 – present Incumbent

Election results

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1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[11]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican George Burnham (incumbent) 43,757 50.3%
Democratic Claude Chandler 43,304 49.7%
Totals 87,061 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican George Burnham (incumbent) 51,682 52.4%
Democratic Edouard Izac 46,957 47.6%
Totals 98,639 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Edouard Izac 59,208 56.4%
Republican Ed P. Simple 44,925 42.8%
Communist Esco L. Richardson 916 0.8%
Totals 105,049 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 65,243 60.4%
Republican John L. Bacon 42,710 39.6%
Totals 107,953 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 69,874 51.1%
Republican John L. Bacon 66,132 48.3%
Communist Esco L. Richardson 806 0.6%
Totals 136,812 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 62,628 48.4%
Democratic Joseph O. Donovan 55,479 42.9%
Prohibition Virgil G. Hinshaw 6,864 5.3%
Townsend Janie Bele McCarty 3,537 2.7%
Communist Orla E. Lair 792 0.6%
Totals 129,300 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 112,663 51.8%
Democratic Archibald B. Young 101,090 46.5%
Prohibition Charles Hiram Randall 3,615 1.5%
Totals 217,368 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 98,283 63.2%
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 67,317 36.8%
Totals 165,600 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 204,710 81.6%
Democratic William B. Esterman 46,232 18.4%
Totals 250,942 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 211,012 85.1%
Progressive Myra Tanner Weiss 26,508 10.7%
Prohibition Frank Nelson 10,339 4.2%
Totals 247,859 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 109,509 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (inc.) 71,213 71.2%
Democratic Eugene Radding 28,838 28.8%
Totals 100,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith 85,459 70.8%
Democratic Eugene Radding 35,249 29.2%
Totals 120,708 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 72,311 66%
Democratic Eugene Radding 37,331 34%
Totals 109,642 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 90,214 70.1%
Democratic Eugene Radding 38,497 29.9%
Totals 128,711 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 119,938 70.6%
Democratic Leon Mayer 49,850 29.4%
Totals 169,788 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 132,402 67.9%
Democratic C. Bernard Kaufman 62,645 32.1%
Totals 195,047 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 128,896 73.4%
Democratic Raymond Freschi 46,730 26.6%
Totals 175,626 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 133,148 69.3%
Democratic Don White 56,008 29.2%
Peace and Freedom Robert J. Clarke 2,965 1.5%
Totals 192,121 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 116,437 69.1%
Democratic Michael M. Stolzberg 50,033 29.7%
American Independent Earl C. Harper 2,100 1.2%
Totals 168,570 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Carlos Moorhead 120,299 57.4%
Democratic John Binkley 89,219 42.6%
Totals 209,518 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 96,324 61.2%
Democratic Arline M. Mathews 61,119 38.8%
Totals 157,443 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 146,158 67.2%
Democratic Patty Lear Corman 71,193 32.8%
Totals 217,351 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 129,714 66.4%
Democratic Pat Lear 65,695 33.6%
Totals 195,409 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 199,674 78.8%
Democratic Matt Miller 43,024 17.0%
Libertarian Christopher R. Darwin 10,605 4.2%
Totals 253,303 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 123,312 68.1%
Democratic Robert J. Bethea 57,769 31.9%
Totals 181,081 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 151,732 70.9%
Democratic Michael T. LeSage 62,307 29.1%
Totals 214,039 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 129,989 72.6%
Democratic Jules H. Moquin 49,027 27.4%
Totals 179,016 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 162,779 71.1%
Democratic Lita Reid 62,037 27.1%
Libertarian David L. Bersohn 4,190 1.8%
Totals 229,006 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 112,962 59.8%
Democratic Michael A. Thomas 65,101 34.5%
Libertarian William Howard Dilbeck 10,555 5.6%
No party Reid (write-in) 307 0.2%
Totals 188,925 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[41]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 72,679 64.9%
Republican Ed Hunt 39,388 35.1%
Totals 112,067 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[42]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 57,394 56.70%
Republican Paul Young 43,836 43.30%
Totals 101,230 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[43]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 65,381 56.6%%
Republican Trice Harvey 45,276 39.1%%
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 5,048 4.3%%
Totals 115,705 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[44]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 60,599 60.73%%
Republican Cliff Unruh 39,183 39.27%%
Totals 99,782 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[45]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 66,235 52.4%%
Republican Rich Rodriguez 57,563 45.5%%
Natural Law Walter Kenneth Ruehlig 1,416 1.1%%
Libertarian Arnold Kriegbaum 1,320 1.0%%
Totals 126,534 100.0%%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[46]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 47,627 63.7%
Republican Andre Minuth 25,628 34.3%
Libertarian Varrin Swearingen 1,515 2.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[47]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jim Costa 61,005 53.5%
Republican Roy Ashburn 53,231 46.5%
Totals 114,236 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[48]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 61,120 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[49]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 93,023 74.33%%
Republican Jim Lopez 32,118 25.67%%
Totals 125,141 100.0%
Voter turnout 60.55%%
Democratic hold

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