California's 17th congressional district

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California's 17th congressional district
California's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Honda (DSan Jose)
Ethnicity 26.8% White, 2.4% Black, 49.7% Asian, 17.5% Hispanic, 3.7[1]% other
Cook PVI D+20

California's 17th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that is currently represented by Democrat Mike Honda. The district is located in the South San Francisco Bay Area, the heart of Silicon Valley. The district includes parts of Alameda County and the East Bay. It encompasses the cities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Fremont, Newark, North San Jose, and Milpitas. The district also includes Santa Clara University, Apple Inc, Intel Corp., Yahoo, and eBay.

From 2003-2013, the district covered all of Monterey and San Benito counties, as well as part of Santa Cruz County. It included all of the coastal communities surrounding Monterey Bay, the city of Salinas, as well as the vast majority of the Salinas River Valley.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Brown 63.8 - 31.3%
Senator Boxer 62.7 - 31.3%
2008 President[2] Obama 72.1 - 25.8%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 48.1 - 44.6%
Senator[4] Feinstein 68.8 - 24.8%
2004 President[5] Kerry 65.6 - 33.0%
Senator[6] Boxer 66.0 - 28.9%
2003 Recall[7][8] No 57.8 - 42.2%
Bustamante 40.0 - 37.8%
2002 Governor[9] Davis 55.4 - 32.3%
2000 President[10] Gore 59.6 - 33.0%
Senator[11] Feinstein 58.3 - 32.5%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 52.7 - 27.3%
Senator Boxer 54.3 - 35.8%
Senator Feinstein 63.2 - 30.5%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created March 4, 1933
Congressman-Charles-J-Colden.tiff Charles J. Colden Democratic March 4, 1933 – April 15, 1938 Died Los Angeles
Vacant April 15, 1938 – January 3, 1939
No image.svg Lee E. Geyer Democratic January 3, 1939 – October 11, 1941 Died
Vacant October 11, 1941 – August 25, 1942
Cecil King.jpg Cecil R. King Democratic August 25, 1942 – January 3, 1969 Retired
Glenn M Anderson.jpg Glenn M. Anderson Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 35th district
Pete McCloskey.jpg Pete McCloskey Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 11th district, Redistricted to the 12th district Southern San Mateo, small part of northwestern Santa Clara
John H Krebs.png John Hans Krebs Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979 Lost re-election to Pashayan Eastern Fresno, Kings, northwestern Tulare
Chip Pashayan.pngCharles (Chip) Pashayan Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991 Lost re-election to Dooley Eastern Fresno, Kings, Kern (Bakersfield), Tulare
Caldooley.jpg Cal Dooley Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 20th district
Leon Panetta, official DoD photo portrait, 2011.jpg Leon Panetta Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 23, 1993 Redistricted from the 16th district, Appointed Director of the OMB Monterey, San Benito, southern Santa Cruz
Vacant January 23, 1993 – June 8, 1993
Farr-Portrait-2013.jpg Sam Farr Democratic June 8, 1993 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 20th district
Mike Honda, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Mike Honda Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 15th district San Francisco Bay Area including Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Fremont, and Milpitas

Election results[edit]

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1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden 50,720 62.2%
Republican A. E. Henning 26,868 32.9%
Liberty Ernest E. Debs 3,965 4.9%
Totals 81,553 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden (incumbent) 60,045 70.4%
Republican C. P. "Cap" Wright 20,508 24.0%
Socialist Richard Pomeroy 4,721 5.6%
Totals 85,274 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden (incumbent) 68,189 71.9%
Republican Leonard Roach 24,981 26.3%
Communist John L. Leech 1,634 1.8%
Totals 94,804 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1938[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee E. Geyer (incumbent) 56,513 58.8%
Republican Clifton A. Hix 26,891 28.0%
Townsend Fred C. Wagner 8,870 9.2%
Progressive Robert O. Bates 3,774 3.9%
Totals 96,048 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1940[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee E. Geyer (incumbent) 75,109 65.5%
Republican Clifton A. Hix 32,862 28.6%
Progressive Samuel C. Converse 5,649 4.9%
Communist Harry L. Gray 1,118 1.0%
Totals 114,738 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1942 (Special)[edit]

Democrat Cecil R. King won the special election to replace fellow Democrat Lee E. Geyer, who died in office. Data for this special election is not available.[17]

1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 92,260 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 147,217 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 110,654 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 194,782 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 166,334 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 114,650 54.6%
Republican Robert H. Finch 92,587 44.1%
Progressive Loyd C. Seelinger 2,738 1.3%
Totals 209,975 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 97,828 60.1%
Republican Robert H. Finch 64,967 39.9%
Totals 162,795 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 157,270 64.9%
Republican Charles A. Franklin 84,900 35.1%
Totals 242,170 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 182,965 75.3%
Republican Charles A. Franklin 59,973 24.7%
Totals 242,938 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 206,620 67.7%
Republican Tom Coffee 98,510 32.3%
Totals 305,130 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 74,964 73.8%
Republican Ted Bruinsma 36,663 26.2%
Totals 111,627 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 95,640 67.7%
Republican Robert Muncaster 45,688 32.3%
Totals 141,328 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 76,962 60.8%
Republican Don Cortum 49,615 39.2%
Totals 126,577 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson 75,070 50.7%
Republican Joe Blatchford 71,174 48.1%
Peace and Freedom Ben Dobbs 1,685 1.1%
Totals 147,929 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (inc.) 83,739 62.2%
Republican Vernon E. Brown 47,778 35.5%
American Independent Robert W. Copeland 1,724 1.3%
Peace and Freedom Thomas E. Mathews 1,292 1.0%
Totals 134,533 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 110,098 60.2%
Democratic James Stewart 72,759 39.8%
Totals 182,857 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hans Krebs 66,082 51.9%
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 61,242 48.1%
Totals 127,324 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hans Krebs (incumbent) 103,898 65.7%
Republican Henry J. Andreas 54,270 34.3%
Totals 158,168 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan 81,296 54.5%
Democratic John Hans Krebs (incumbent) 67,885 45.5%
Totals 149,181 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 129,159 70.6%
Democratic Willard H. "Bill" Johnson 53,780 29.4%
Totals 182,939 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 80,271 54%
Democratic Gene Tackett 68,364 46%
Totals 148,635 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 128,802 72.5%
Democratic Simon Lakritz 48,888 27.5%
Totals 177,690 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 88,787 60.2%
Democratic John Hartnett 58,682 39.8%
Totals 147,469 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 129,568 71.5%
Democratic Vincent J. Lavery 51,730 28.5%
Totals 181,298 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley 82,611 54.5%
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 68,848 45.5%
Totals 151,459 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 151,565 72.1%
Republican Bill McCampbell 49,947 23.7%
Peace and Freedom Maureen Smith 4,804 2.3%
Libertarian John D. Wilkes 4,051 1.9%
Totals 210,447 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1993 (Special)[edit]

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr 53,675 52.25%
Republican Bill McCampbell 43,774 42.61%
American Independent Jerome N. McCready 1,689 1.64%
Green Kevin Gary Clark 1,226 1.19%
Libertarian Richard J. Quigley 948 0.92%
Independent Peter James 943 0.92%
Independent James Ogle 444 0.43%
No party Tom Shannon (write-in) 33 0.03%
Totals 102,732 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 87,222 52.17%
Republican Bill McCampbell 74,830 44.49%
Green E. Craig Coffin 5,591 3.34%
Totals 167,193 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 115,116 58.9%
Republican Jess Brown 73,856 37.8%
Natural Law John Black 6,573 3.3%
Totals 195,545 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 103,719 64.55%
Republican Bill McCampbell 52,470 32.65%
Libertarian Rick Garrett 2,791 1.74%
Natural Law Scott R. Hartley 1,710 1.06%
Totals 160,690 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 143,219 68.7%
Republican Clint Engler 51,557 24.7%
Green E. Craig Coffin 8,215 4.0%
Libertarian Rick S. Garrett 2,510 1.2%
Reform Larry Fenton 2,263 1.0%
Natural Law Scott R. Hartley 996 0.4%
Totals 208,760 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 101,632 68.1%
Republican Clint Engler 40,334 27.1%
Green Ray Glock-Grueneich 4,885 3.2%
Libertarian Jascha Lee 2,418 1.6%
No party Alan Shugart (write-in) 27 0.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 148,958 66.8%
Republican Mark Risley 65,117 29.2%
Green Ray Glock-Grueneich 3,645 1.7%
Peace and Freedom Joe Williams 2,823 1.2%
Libertarian Joel Smolen 2,607 1.1%
No party David Mauricio Munoz (write-in) 75 0.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 120,750 75.9%
Republican Anthony R. DeMaio 35,932 22.5%
No party Jeff Edward Taylor (write-in) 2,611 1.6%
Totals 163,293 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 168,907 73.9%
Republican Jeff Taylor 59,037 25.9%
Independent Peter Andresen (write-in) 682 0.2%
Totals 228,626 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 118,734 66.69%
Republican Jeff Taylor 47,133 26.47%
Libertarian Mary V. Larkin 8,753 4.92%
Green Eric Petersen 3,429 1.93%
Totals 178,049 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 159,392 73.5%
Republican Evelyn Li 57,336 26.5%
Totals 216,728 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  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 special 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. ^ 1990 election results
  43. ^ 1992 election results
  44. ^ 1993 special election results
  45. ^ 1994 election results
  46. ^ 1996 election results
  47. ^ 1998 election results
  48. ^ 2000 election results
  49. ^ 2002 general election results
  50. ^ 2004 general election results
  51. ^ 2006 general election results
  52. ^ Office of the California Secretary of State "United States Representative by District," (retrieved on August 8th, 2009).
  53. ^ Office of the California Secretary of State "United States Representative by District," (retrieved on March 24th, 2011).
  54. ^ 2012 general election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°18′N 121°12′W / 36.3°N 121.2°W / 36.3; -121.2