California's 12th congressional district

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California's 12th congressional district
California's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Nancy Pelosi (DSan Francisco)
Distribution 100.0% urban, 0.0% rural
Median income $48,523[1]
Ethnicity 44.0% White, 6.3% Black, 33.4% Asian, 14.7% Hispanic, 1.7[2]% other
Cook PVI D+34

California's 12th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, has represented the district since January 2013.

Currently, the 12th district is entirely within the city of San Francisco.[3]

Prior to redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission of 2011, the 12th district consisted of portions of both San Mateo County and San Francisco.

History[edit]

When the 12th Congressional District was created after the 1930 Census, it was located in Los Angeles County. As California's population grew, however, the district generally shrank in area and progressed northward, eventually reaching the San Francisco peninsula (California political districts are generally numbered from north to south[4]).

Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, represented this district from 1947-1951. Nancy Pelosi is the current representative of this district.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Brown 68.0 - 28.9%
Senator Boxer 68.3 - 28.0%
2008 President[5] Obama 74.3 - 23.9%
2006 Governor[6] Angelides 50.5 - 44.2%
Senator[7] Feinstein 76.6 - 17.8%
2004 President[8] Kerry 71.5 - 27.2%
Senator[9] Boxer 72.7 - 23.9%
2003 Recall[10][11] No 66.0 - 34.0%
Bustamante 47.5 - 32.4%
2002 Governor[12] Davis 60.3 - 27.3%
2000 President[13] Gore 67.4 - 27.3%
Senator[14] Feinstein 68.0 - 25.6%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 57.5 - 26.8%
Senator Boxer 61.7 - 31.2%
Senator Feinstein 69.8 - 25.6%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties[15][16][17]
No image.svg John H. Hoeppel Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Lost re-nomination to Voorhis Eastern Los Angeles
Jerry Voorhis (portrait)rev.jpg Jerry Voorhis Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1947 Lost re-election to Nixon
Richard M. Nixon, ca. 1935 - 1982 - NARA - 530679.jpg Richard Nixon Republican January 3, 1947 – November 30, 1950 Elected to and then appointed to Senate
Vacant November 30, 1950 – January 3, 1951
PatrickJHillings.jpg Patrick J. Hillings Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 Redistricted to the 25th district
No image.svg Allan O. Hunter Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955 Redistricted from the 9th district Fresno, Madera, Merced
BFSisk.png Bernice F. Sisk Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted to the 16th district
Burt L. Talcott.jpg Burt L. Talcott Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Kings, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted to the 16th district Monterey, San Benito, northwestern San Luis Obispo, southern Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Pete McCloskey.jpg Pete McCloskey Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 17th district, Ran for Senate Southern San Mateo, northern Santa Clara
Rep. Ed Zschau.jpg Ed Zschau Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987 Ran for Senate Southern San Mateo, Santa Clara, northern Santa Cruz
No image.svg Ernie Konnyu Republican January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1989 Lost re-nomination to Campbell
Tom Campbell 106th Congress.jpg Tom Campbell Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 Lost nomination for Senate
Tom Lantos.jpg Tom Lantos Democratic January 3, 1993 – February 11, 2008 Redistricted from the 11th district, Died Southwestern San Francisco, northern San Mateo
Vacant February 11, 2008 – April 8, 2008
Jackie Speier, official photo portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jackie Speier Democratic April 8, 2008 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 14th district
Nancy Pelosi 113th Congress 2013.jpg Nancy Pelosi Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 8th district most of San Francisco

Election results[edit]

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1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Hoeppel 43,122 45.8%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 40,674 43.2%
Prohibition Richard M. Cannon 10,308 11.0%
Totals 94,104 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Hoeppel (incumbent) 52,595 50.7%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 51,216 49.3%
Totals 103,811 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis 62,034 53.7%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 53,445 46.3%
Totals 115,479 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 75,003 60.8%
Republican Eugene W. Nixon 40,457 32.8%
Townsend Russell R. Hand 7,903 6.4%
Totals 123,363 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1940[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 99,494 64.0%
Republican Eugene W. Nixon 54,731 35.2%
Communist Albert Lewis 1,152 0.8%
Totals 155,377 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 53,705 56.8%
Republican Robert P. Shuler 40,780 43.2%
Totals 94,485 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 77,385 55.3%
Republican Roy P. McLaughlin 62,524 44.7%
Totals 139,909 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 65,586 56.0%
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 49,994 42.7%
Prohibition John Henry Hoeppel 1,476 1.3%
Totals 117,056 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (incumbent) 141,509 87.8%
Progressive Una W. Rice 19,631 12.2%
Totals 161,140 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick J. Hillings 107,933 60.1%
Democratic Steve Zetterberg 71,682 39.9%
Totals 179,615 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allan O. Hunter (incumbent) 103,587 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk 63,911 53.8%
Republican Allan O. Hunter (incumbent) 54,903 46.2%
Totals 118,814 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 109,920 73%
Republican Robert B. Moore 40,663 27%
Totals 150,583 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 112,702 81.1%
Republican Daniel K. Halpin 26,228 18.9%
Totals 138,930 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 141,974 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 75,424 61.3%
Democratic William K. Steward 47,576 38.7%
Totals 123,000 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 93,112 61.9%
Democratic William K. Steward 57,242 38.1%
Totals 150,354 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 108,070 77.3%
Democratic Gerald V. Barron 31,787 22.7%
Totals 139,857 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 140,713 94.9%
American Independent Ann J. Holliday 7,593 5.1%
Totals 148,308 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 95,549 63.6%
Democratic O'Brien Riordan 50,942 33.9%
Peace and Freedom Herbert H. Foster, Jr. 3,682 2.5%
Totals 150,173 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 105,555 54.0%
Democratic Julian Camacho 84,268 43.1%
American Independent Stanley K. Monteith 5,753 2.9%
Totals 195,576 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 103,228 69.1%
Democratic Gary G. Gillmor 46,197 30.9%
Totals 149,425 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 130,332 66.2%
Democratic David T. Harris 61,526 31.3%
American Independent Joseph David "Joss" Cooney 4,999 2.5%
Totals 196,857 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 116,982 73.1%
Democratic Kirsten Olsen 34,472 21.5%
American Independent Harold R. Boylan 5,609 3.5%
Peace and Freedom Adele Fumino 3,022 1.9%
Totals 160,085 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 143,817 72.2%
Democratic Kirsten Olsen 37,009 18.6%
Libertarian Bill Evers 15,073 7.6%
Peace and Freedom Adele Fumino 3,184 1.6%
Totals 199,083 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Zschau 115,365 63.0%
Democratic Emmett Lynch 61,372 33.5%
Libertarian William C. "Bill" White 6,471 3.5%
Totals 183,208 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Zschau (incumbent) 155,795 61.7%
Democratic Martin Carnoy 91,026 36.0%
Libertarian William C. "Bill" White 5,872 2.3%
Totals 252,963 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernie Konnyu 111,252 59.5%
Democratic Lance T. Weil 69,564 37.2%
Libertarian William C. "Bill" White 6,227 3.3%
Totals 187,043 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell 136,384 51.7%
Democratic Anna Eshoo 121,523 46.0%
Libertarian Tom Grey 6,023 2.3%
Totals 263,930 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 125,157 60.8%
Democratic Bob Palmer 69,270 33.7%
Libertarian Chuck Olson 11,271 5.5%
Totals 205,698 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 157,205 68.8%
Republican Jim R. Tomlin 53,278 23.3%
Peace and Freedom Mary Weldon 10,142 4.4%
Libertarian George L. O'Brien 7,782 3.4%
Totals 228,407 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 118,408 67.42%
Republican Deborah Wilder 57,228 32.58%
Totals 175,636 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 149,052 71.7%
Republican Storm Jenkins 49,278 23.8%
Libertarian Christopher Schmidt 6,111 2.9%
Natural Law Richard Bong 3,472 1.6%
Totals 207,913 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 128,135 73.98%
Republican Robert H. Evans, Jr. 36,562 21.11%
Libertarian Michael J. Moloney 8,515 4.92%
Totals 173,212 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 158,404 74.6%
Republican Mike Garza 44,162 20.8%
Libertarian Barbara J. Less 6,431 3.0%
Natural Law Rifkin Young 3,559 1.6%
Totals 212,556 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 105,597 68.1%
Republican Michael J. Moloney 38,381 24.8%
Libertarian Maad Abu-Ghazalah 11,006 7.1%
Totals 185,216 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 171,852 68.1%
Republican Mike Garza 52,593 20.8%
Green Pat Green 23,038 9.1%
Libertarian Harland Harrison 5,116 2.0%
Totals 252,599 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 138,650 76.1%
Republican Mike Moloney 43,674 23.9%
Totals 182,324 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008 (Special)[edit]

2008 special election[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier 66,279 76.90%
Republican Greg Conlon 7,990 9.27%
Democratic Michelle McMurry 4,546 5.27%
Republican Mike Moloney 4,517 5.24%
Green Barry Hermanson 1,947 2.26%
Libertarian Kevin Peterson (write-in) 2 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 903 1.05%
Totals 86,184 100.00%
Voter turnout 25.69%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 200,442 75.2%
Republican Greg Conlon 49,258 18.5%
Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi 5,793 2.2%
Green Barry Hermanson 5,776 2.1%
Libertarian Kevin Dempsey Peterson 5,584 2.0%
Totals 266,853 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 152,044 75.6%
Republican Mike Moloney 44,475 22.2%
Libertarian Mark Paul Williams 4,611 2.2%
Independent Joseph Michael Harding (write-in) 32 0.0%
Totals 201,162 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 253,709 85.1%
Republican John Dennis 44,478 14.9%
Totals 298,187 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/party-rich-congress-its-democrats
  2. ^ "California election results - 2012 election". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maps: Final Congressional Districts". Citizens Redistricting Commission. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ California Constitution, Article 21, Section 1(c) (congressional districts), Section 2(f) (state government districts).
  5. ^ (2008 President)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  15. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  16. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  17. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress
  18. ^ 1932 election results
  19. ^ 1934 election results
  20. ^ 1936 election results
  21. ^ 1938 election results
  22. ^ 1940 election results
  23. ^ 1942 election results
  24. ^ 1944 election results
  25. ^ 1946 election results
  26. ^ 1948 election results
  27. ^ 1950 election results
  28. ^ 1952 election results
  29. ^ 1954 election results
  30. ^ 1956 election results
  31. ^ 1958 election results
  32. ^ 1960 election results
  33. ^ 1962 election results
  34. ^ 1964 election results
  35. ^ 1966 election results
  36. ^ 1968 election results
  37. ^ 1970 election results
  38. ^ 1972 election results
  39. ^ 1974 election results
  40. ^ 1976 election results
  41. ^ 1978 election results
  42. ^ 1980 election results
  43. ^ 1982 election results
  44. ^ 1984 election results
  45. ^ 1986 election results
  46. ^ 1988 election results
  47. ^ 1990 election results
  48. ^ 1992 election results
  49. ^ 1994 election results
  50. ^ 1996 election results
  51. ^ 1998 election results
  52. ^ 2000 election results
  53. ^ 2002 general election results
  54. ^ 2004 general election results
  55. ^ 2006 general election results
  56. ^ 2008 special election results
  57. ^ 2008 general election results
  58. ^ 2010 general election results
  59. ^ 2012 general election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°46′N 122°25′W / 37.77°N 122.42°W / 37.77; -122.42