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California's 15th congressional district
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Current Representative Mike Honda (D)
Area 289 mi²
Distribution 99.3% urban, 0.7% rural
Population (2000) 639,088
Median income $74,097
Ethnicity 47.1% White, 2.4% Black, 29.2% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+15

California's 15th congressional district covers part of Santa Clara County. The current Representative for this district is Democrat Mike Honda. According to a 2006 report, this district is the fifth wealthiest in the nation, behind Virginia's 11th congressional district, New Jersey's 11th congressional district, the neighboring 14th congressional district of California, and Georgia's 6th congressional district. It is the only minority-majority district among the ten wealthiest districts in the US.[1]

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2008 President[2] Obama 68.4 - 29.7%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 53.6 - 41.3%
Senator[4] Feinstein 68.5 - 26.2%
2004 President[5] Kerry 62.9 - 35.9%
Senator[6] Boxer 64.9 - 30.8%
2003 Recall[7][8] No 56.0 - 44.0%
Schwarzenegger 40.8 - 37.2%
2002 Governor[9] Davis 55.0 - 33.4%
2000 President[10] Gore 56.7 - 37.8%
Senator[11] Feinstein 54.6 - 39.8%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 46.3 - 30.3%
Senator Boxer 51.1 - 38.3%
Senator Feinstein 59.3 - 33.4%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Los Angeles Thomas F. Ford Republican 1933-03-04 – 1935-01-03 Newly created district
Lost re-election to Costello
John M. Costello Democratic 1935-01-03 – 1945-01-03 Lost re-nomination to Hal Styles
Gordon L. McDonough Republican 1945-01-03 – 1963-01-03 Redistricted to 30th district
Lost re-election to Edward R. Roybal
San Joaquin, Stanislaus John J. McFall Democratic 1963-01-03 – 1967-01-03 Redistricted from 11th district
Northeastern Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus 1967-01-03 – 1973-01-03
Eastern Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus 1973-01-03 – 1975-01-03 Redistricted to 14th district
Western Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1975-01-03 – 1979-01-03 Redistricted from 16th district
Tony Coelho Democratic 1979-01-03 – 1983-01-03
Western Fresno, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus 1983-01-03 – 1989-06-15 Resigned
Vacant 1989-06-15 – 1989-09-12
Gary Condit Democratic 1989-09-12 – 1993-01-03 Redistricted to 18th district
Western Santa Clara, northern Santa Cruz Norman Mineta Democratic 1993-01-03 – 1995-10-10 Redistricted from 13th district
Appointed Secretary of Commerce
Vacant 1995-10-10 – 1995-12-12
Tom Campbell Republican 1995-12-12 – 2001-01-03 Ran for Senate
Mike Honda Democratic 2001-01-03 – 2003-01-03
Western/northwestern Santa Clara 2003-01-03 – present Incumbent

Election results

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1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[12]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William I. Traeger 67,390 52.8%
Democratic John M. Costello 57,518 45.1%
No party Errol Shour (write-in) 2,721 2.1%
Totals 127,663 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new constituency)

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[13]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello 67,247 50.5%
Republican William Traeger (incumbent) 65,858 49.5%
Totals 133,161 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[14]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 99,107 69.0%
Republican Ernest Sawyer 44,559 31.0%
Totals 143,718 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[15]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 83,086 60.1%
Republican O. D. Thomas 51,483 37.3%
Communist Emil Freed 2,951 2.1%
Totals 138,132 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[16]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 94,435 56.2%
Republican Norris Nelson 71,667 42.6%
Communist Emil Freed 2,004 1.2%
Totals 168,155 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[17]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 88,798 86.1%
Prohibition B. Tarkington Dowden 10,185 9.9%
Communist Philip Gardner 3,989 3.9%
Totals 103,094 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[18]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough 100,305 56.6%
Democratic Hal Styles 73,655 41.6%
Prohibition Johannes Nielson-Lange 2,694 1.5%
Totals 177,081 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[19]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 106,020 99.4%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[20]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 131,933 83.0%
Progressive Maynard Omerberg 27,007 17.0%
Totals 159,031 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[21]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 112,704 87.1%
Progressive Jeanne Cole 16,559 12.8%
Totals 129,352 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[22]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 142,545 99.7%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[23]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 77,651 56.9%
Democratic Frank O'Sullivan 58,785 43.1%
Totals 136,445 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[24]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 97,182 57.9%
Democratic Emery Petty 70,681 42.1%
Totals 167,865 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[25]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 77,267 52.0%
Democratic Emery Petty 71,192 48.0%
Totals 148,482 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[26]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 89,234 51.3%
Democratic Norman Martell 84,650 48.5%
Totals 174,035 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[27]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 97,322 70%
Republican Clifford B. Bull 41,726 30%
Totals 139,048 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[28]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 109,560 70.9%
Republican Kenneth Gibson 44,977 29.1%
Totals 154,537 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[29]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 81,733 57%
Republican Sam Van Dyken 61,550 43%
Totals 143,283 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[30]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 85,761 53.8%
Republican Sam Van Dyken 73,685 46.2%
Totals 159,446 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[31]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 98,442 63.1%
Republican Sam Van Dyken 55,546 35.6%
American Independent Francis E. "Gill" Gillings 1,994 1.3%
Totals 155,982 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[32]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 145,273 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[33]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 80,205 72%
Republican Carol Harner 31,361 28%
Totals 111,566 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[34]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 92,735 72.2%
Republican Carol Harner 35,700 27.8%
Totals 128,435 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[35]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho 75,212 60.1%
Republican Chris Patterakis 49,914 39.9%
Totals 125,126 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[36]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 108,072 71.8%
Republican Ron Schwartz 37,895 25.2%
Libertarian Michael L. Pullen 4,524 3.0%
Totals 150,491 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[37]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 86,022 63.7%
Republican Ed Bates 45,948 34.0%
Libertarian Stephen L. Gerringer 3,073 2.3%
Totals 135,043 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[38]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 109,590 65.5%
Republican Carol Harner 54,730 32.7%
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 3,086 1.8%
Totals 167,406 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[39]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 93,600 71.0%
Republican Carol Harner 35,793 27.2%
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 2,382 1.8%
Totals 131,775 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[40]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 118,710 69.8%
Republican Carol Harner 47,957 28.2%
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 3,526 2.1%
Totals 170,193 100.0%
Totals 70,753 41.6%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1989 (Special)

1989 special election[41]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit ' 57.1%
Republican Claire L. Berryhill 35.0%
Republican Robert J. Weimer 3.3%
Republican Cliff Burris 2.6%
Libertarian Roy Shrimp 0.9%
Republican Chris Patterakis 0.4%
Republican David M. "Dave" Williams 0.4%
Republican Jack E. McCoy 0.2%
Totals ' 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[42]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 97,147 66.2%
Republican Cliff Burris 49,634 33.8%
Totals 146,781 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[43]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 168,617 63.5%
Republican Robert Wick 82,875 31.2%
Libertarian Duggan Dieterly 13,293 5.0%
No party Futrell (write-in) 585 0.2%
Totals 265,370 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[44]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 119,921 59.90%
Republican Robert Wick 80,266 40.09%
No party Liu (write-in) 17 0.01%
Totals 200,204 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1995 (Special)

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Tom Campbell 54,372 58.85%
Democratic Jerry Estruth 33,051 35.77%
Independent Linh Kieu Dao 4,922 5.33%
No party Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 42 0.05%
Totals 92,387 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[46]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 132,737 58.6%
Democratic Dick Lane 79,048 34.9%
Reform Valli Sharpe-Geisler 6,230 2.7%
Libertarian Ed Wimmers 5,481 2.4%
Natural Law Bruce Currivan 3,372 1.4%
Republican Linh Dao (write-in) 9 0.0%
Republican Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 9 0.0%
Totals 226,886 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[47]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 111,876 60.54%
Democratic Dick Lane 70,059 37.91%
Natural Law Frank Strutner 2,843 1.54%
Republican Constant Vlakancic (write-in) 8 0.00%
Totals 184,786 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[48]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mike Honda 128,545 54.3%
Republican Jim Cunneen 99,866 42.2%
Libertarian Ed Wimmers 4,820 2.0%
Natural Law Douglas C. Gorney 3,591 1.5%
No party Phillip Kronzer (write-in) 82 0.0%
Totals 236,904 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[49]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 87,482 65.8%
Republican Linda Rae Hermann 41,251 31.0%
Libertarian Jeff Landauer 4,289 3.2%
Totals 133,022 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[50]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 154,385 72.1%
Republican Raymond Chukwu 59,953 27.9%
Totals 214,338 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[51]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 115,532 72.4%
Republican Raymond Chukwu 44,186 27.6%
Totals 186,718 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[52]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 169,099 71.6%
Republican Joyce Stoer Cordi 55,013 23.3%
Green Peter Myers 11,939 5.1%
Totals 236,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ Barr, Andy (February 28, 2006). "Washington Area Tops List for Income". The Hill (Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.). http://thehill.com/homenews/news/10308-washington-area-tops-list-for-income. Retrieved 2009-06-07.  
  2. ^ (2008 President)
  3. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  4. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  12. ^ 1932 election results
  13. ^ 1934 election results
  14. ^ 1936 election results
  15. ^ 1938 election results
  16. ^ 1940 election results
  17. ^ 1942 election results
  18. ^ 1944 election results
  19. ^ 1946 election results
  20. ^ 1948 election results
  21. ^ 1950 election results
  22. ^ 1952 election results
  23. ^ 1954 election results
  24. ^ 1956 election results
  25. ^ 1958 election results
  26. ^ 1960 election results
  27. ^ 1962 election results
  28. ^ 1964 election results
  29. ^ 1966 election results
  30. ^ 1968 election results
  31. ^ 1970 election results
  32. ^ 1972 election results
  33. ^ 1974 election results
  34. ^ 1976 election results
  35. ^ 1978 election results
  36. ^ 1980 election results
  37. ^ 1982 election results
  38. ^ 1984 election results
  39. ^ 1986 election results
  40. ^ 1988 election results
  41. ^ 1989 special election results
  42. ^ 1990 election results
  43. ^ 1992 election results
  44. ^ 1994 election results
  45. ^ 1995 special election results
  46. ^ 1996 election results
  47. ^ 1998 election results
  48. ^ 2000 election results
  49. ^ 2002 election results
  50. ^ 2004 election results
  51. ^ 2006 election results
  52. ^ 2008 election results

External links

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