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California's 51st congressional district

California's 51st congressional district
California's 51st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 51st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Juan Vargas (DSan Diego)
Area 4,896 mi2 (12,680 km2)
Population (2013) 743,982[1]
Median income $41,477[2]
Ethnicity 14.4% White, 6.8% Black, 8.1% Asian, 68.5% Hispanic, 2.2[3]% other
Cook PVI D+16[4]

California's 51st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is currently represented by Democrat Juan Vargas.

The district currently includes all of Imperial County and the extreme southern portions of San Diego County that run across the U.S.–Mexico border. Cities in the district include National City, Chula Vista and El Centro.

Contents

  • Historical boundaries 1
  • List of representatives 2
    • Living former representatives 2.1
  • Elections for representatives 3
    • 1992 3.1
    • 1994 3.2
    • 1996 3.3
    • 1998 3.4
    • 2000 3.5
    • 2002 3.6
    • 2004 3.7
    • 2006 3.8
    • 2008 3.9
    • 2010 3.10
    • 2012 3.11
    • 2014 3.12
  • In statewide races 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Historical boundaries

2003 - 2013

In the 1980s, California's 44th Congressional District was one of four that divided San Diego. The district had been held for eight years by Democrat Jim Bates, and was considered the most Democratic district in the San Diego area. Randy "Duke" Cunningham won the Republican nomination and won the general election by just a point, meaning that the San Diego area was represented entirely by Republicans for only the second time since the city was split into three districts after the 1960 U.S. Census.

After the 1990 U.S. Census, the district was renumbered the 51st Congressional District and much of its share of San Diego was moved to the new 50th Congressional District.

List of representatives

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1993
Duke Cunningham Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 44th district

Redistricted to the 50th district
San Diego (northern suburbs)
Bob Filner Democratic January 3, 2003 –
December 3, 2012
Redistricted from the 50th district

Retired and resigned to become mayor of San Diego
Imperial,
San Diego (southern suburbs)
Vacant December 3, 2012 –
January 3, 2013
Juan Vargas Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Imperial,
San Diego, runs along border with Mexico

Living former representatives

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 51st congressional district were still living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Duke Cunningham 1993 - 2003 (1941-12-08) December 8, 1941
Bob Filner 2003 - 2012 (1942-09-04) September 4, 1942

Elections for representatives

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 141,890 56.1
Democratic Bea Herbert 85,148 33.7
Libertarian Bill Holmes 10,309 4.1
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 10,307 4.1
Green Richard Roe 5,328 2.1
No party Johnson (write-in) 13 0.0%
Total votes 262,995 100.0
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 138,547 66.93 +10.83
Democratic Rita K. Tamerius 57,374 27.72 −5.98
Libertarian Bill Holmes 6,968 3.37 −0.73
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 4,099 1.98 −2.12
Total votes 206,968 100.0
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 149,032 65.1 −1.83
Democratic Rita Tamerius 66,250 29.0 +1.28
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 5,407 2.3 +0.32
Libertarian J.C. Anderson 5,298 2.3 −1.07
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,037 1.3
Total votes 215,282 100.0
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 126,229 61.02 −4.08
Democratic Dan Kripke 71,706 34.66 +5.66
Libertarian Jack Anderson 5,411 2.62 +0.32
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,532 1.71
No party Don J. Pando (write-in) 0 0.00%
Total votes 206,878 100.0
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 172,291 64.4 +3.38
Democratic George "Jorge" Barraza 81,408 30.4 −4.26
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 7,159 2.7 +0.08
Natural Law Eric Hunter Bourdette 6,941 2.5 +0.79
Total votes 267,799 100.0
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 59,541 58.0
Republican Maria Guadalupe Garcia 40,430 39.3
Libertarian Jeffrey S. Keup 2,816 2.7
Total votes 102,787 100.0
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 111,441 61.7 +3.7
Republican Michael Giorgino 63,526 35.1 −4.2
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 5,912 3.2 +0.5
Total votes 180,879 100.0
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 78,114 67.5 +4.8
Republican Blake L. Miles 34,931 30.1 −5.0
Libertarian Dan Litwin 2,790 2.4 −0.8
No party David Arguello (write-in) 4 0.0%
Total votes 115,839 100.0
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 148,281 72.75
Republican David Lee Joy 49,345 24.21
Libertarian Dan Litwin 6,199 3.04
Total votes 203,825 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2010

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 86,411 60.05
Republican Nick Popaditch 57,480 39.95
Total votes 143,891 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2012

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Juan Vargas 85,672 70
Republican Michael Crimmins 36,649 30
Total votes 122,321 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2014

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Juan Vargas 55,379 67.6
Republican Stephen Meade 25,238 32.4
Total votes 80,617 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

In statewide races

Year Office District result Statewide result Nationwide result
1992 President Bush 40.3 – 32.3% Clinton Clinton
Senator Herschensohn 52.1 – 38.2%
Senator Seymour 48.0 – 43.3%
1994 Governor
Senator
1996 President Clinton Clinton
1998 Governor
Senator
2000 President[17] Bush 55.2 – 40.5% Al Gore Bush
Senator[18] Campbell 46.7 – 46.2%
2002 Governor[19] Davis 53.5 – 39.7%
2003 Recall[20][21] Yes 60.4 – 39.6%
Schwarzenegger 48.8 – 36.4%
2004 President[22] Kerry 53.4 – 45.7% Kerry Bush
Senator[23] Boxer 61.0 – 33.7%
2006 Governor[24] Schwarzenegger 51.6 – 43.1%
Senator[25] Feinstein 62.6 – 32.2%
2008 President[26] Obama 63.1 – 35.5% Obama Obama
2010 Governor Brown 56.3 - 36.3%
Senator Boxer 55.5 - 37.4%

See also

References

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results".  
  2. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results".  
  3. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index: Districts of the 113th Congress" (PDF). Cook Political Report. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ 1992 election results
  6. ^ 1994 election results
  7. ^ 1996 election results
  8. ^ 1998 election results
  9. ^ 2000 election results
  10. ^ 2002 general election results
  11. ^ 2004 general election results
  12. ^ 2006 general election results
  13. ^ [5]
  14. ^ [6]
  15. ^ [7]
  16. ^ [8]
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  26. ^ President)

External links

  • District information at GovTrack.us

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