California's 15th congressional district

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California's 15th congressional district
California's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Eric Swalwell (DDublin)
Ethnicity 37.5% White, 6.9% Black, 30.1% Asian, 23.4% Hispanic, 2.1[1]% other
Cook PVI D+16

California's 15th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that covers part of Santa Clara County west of San Jose and includes the cities of Los Gatos and Cupertino in Silicon Valley. According to a 2006 report, the district is the fifth wealthiest in the nation, behind Virginia's 11th Congressional District, New Jersey's 11th Congressional District, the neighboring California's 14th congressional district, and Georgia's 6th congressional district. It is the only minority-majority district among the ten wealthiest districts in the United States.[2]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Eric Swalwell.

As a result of a redistricting initiative passed during the 2010 election, the northern parts of the former 15th district became part of the new 17th District, the middle parts were merged with most of the former 14th District to create the new 18th district, and the southern parts were merged with most of the former 16th District to create the new 19th District; the new 15th district occupies the areas around Union City, Hayward, and Livermore. This area was previously represented by the 13th district. The changes took effect in the 2012 elections.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year U.S. President U.S. Senator (Class 1) U.S. Senator (Class 3) Governor
1992 Clinton 46.3 - 30.3% Feinstein 59.3 - 33.4% Boxer 51.1 - 38.3%
1994 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
1996 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
1998 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
2000 Gore 56.7 - 37.8%[3] Feinstein 54.6 - 39.8%[4]
2002 Davis 55.0 - 33.4%[5]
2003 Recall: No 56.0 - 44.0%[6][7]
Schwarzenegger 40.8 - 37.2%
2004 Kerry 62.9 - 35.9%[8] Boxer 64.9 - 30.8%[9]
2006 Feinstein 68.5 - 26.2%[10] Schwarzenegger 53.6 - 41.3%[11]
2008 Obama 68.4 - 29.7%[12]
2010 Boxer 61.8 - 33.0% Brown 59.8 - 36.2%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Electoral history Counties
District created March 4, 1933
No image.svg William I. Traeger Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Lost re-election Los Angeles
JohnMCostello.jpg John M. Costello Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
Lost re-nomination
No image.svg Gordon L. McDonough Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
Lost re-election
John J. McFall.jpg John J. McFall Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted from the 11th district
Redistricted to the 14th district
San Joaquin, Stanislaus
January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Northeastern Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Eastern Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
BFSisk.png Bernice F. Sisk Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Redistricted from the 16th district Western Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus
Tony Coelho.jpg Tony Coelho Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Resigned
January 3, 1983 –
June 15, 1989
Western Fresno, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus
Vacant June 15, 1989 –
September 12, 1989
GaryCondit.jpg Gary Condit Democratic September 12, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to the 18th district
Norman Mineta, official portrait, DOT.jpg Norman Mineta Democratic January 3, 1993 –
October 10, 1995
Redistricted from the 13th district
Resigned to accept a position with Lockheed Martin
Western Santa Clara, northern Santa Cruz
Vacant October 10, 1995 –
December 12, 1995
Tom Campbell 106th Congress.jpg Tom Campbell Republican December 12, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Mike Honda, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Mike Honda Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 17th district Western/northwestern Santa Clara
Eric Swalwell, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Eric Swalwell Democratic January 3, 2013 – East Bay including Hayward and Dublin

Election results[edit]

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1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1932[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
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 seat)

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1934[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello 67,247 50.5%
Republican William I. Traeger (incumbent) 65,858 49.5%
Totals 133,161 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1936[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1938[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1940[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1944[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1946[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 106,020 99.4%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1948[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1950[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1952[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 142,545 99.7%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1954[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1956[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1958[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1960[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1962[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 97,322 70%
Republican Clifford B. Bull 41,726 30%
Totals 139,048 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1964[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1966[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 81,733 57%
Republican Sam Van Dyken 61,550 43%
Totals 143,283 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1968[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1970[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1972[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 145,273 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1974[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 80,205 72%
Republican Carol Harner 31,361 28%
Totals 111,566 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1976[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1978[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho 75,212 60.1%
Republican Chris Patterakis 49,914 39.9%
Totals 125,126 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1980[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1984[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1986[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1988[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
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)[edit]

1989 special election[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1990[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1992[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1994[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
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)[edit]

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell 54,372 58.85%
Democratic Jerry Estruth 33,051 35.77%
Independent Linh Kieu Dao 4,922 5.33%
Reform Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 42 0.05%
Totals 92,387 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2000[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2004[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2006[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
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[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2008[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 170,977 71.66%
Republican Joyce Stoer Cordi 55,489 23.26%
Green Peter Myers 12,123 5.08%
Totals 238,589 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2010[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 126,147 67.60%
Republican Scott Kirkland 60,468 32.40%
Totals 186,615 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Swalwell 120,029 52.1%
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 110,279 47.9%
Totals 230,308 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California election results - 2012 election". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Barr, Andy (February 28, 2006). "Washington Area Tops List for Income". The Hill (Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.). Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  4. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  12. ^ (2008 President)
  13. ^ 1932 election results
  14. ^ 1934 election results
  15. ^ 1936 election results
  16. ^ 1938 election results
  17. ^ 1940 election results
  18. ^ 1942 election results
  19. ^ 1944 election results
  20. ^ 1946 election results
  21. ^ 1948 election results
  22. ^ 1950 election results
  23. ^ 1952 election results
  24. ^ 1954 election results
  25. ^ 1956 election results
  26. ^ 1958 election results
  27. ^ 1960 election results
  28. ^ 1962 election results
  29. ^ 1964 election results
  30. ^ 1966 election results
  31. ^ 1968 election results
  32. ^ 1970 election results
  33. ^ 1972 election results
  34. ^ 1974 election results
  35. ^ 1976 election results
  36. ^ 1978 election results
  37. ^ 1980 election results
  38. ^ 1982 election results
  39. ^ 1984 election results
  40. ^ 1986 election results
  41. ^ 1988 election results
  42. ^ 1989 special election results
  43. ^ 1990 election results
  44. ^ 1992 election results
  45. ^ 1994 election results
  46. ^ 1995 special election results
  47. ^ 1996 election results
  48. ^ 1998 election results
  49. ^ 2000 election results
  50. ^ 2002 election results
  51. ^ 2004 election results
  52. ^ 2006 election results
  53. ^ 2008 election results
  54. ^ 2010 election results
  55. ^ 2012 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′20″N 121°50′06″W / 37.65556°N 121.83500°W / 37.65556; -121.83500