California's 21st congressional district

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California's 21st congressional district
California's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 21st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Valadao (RHanford)
Ethnicity 19.3% White, 4.4% Black, 3.4% Asian, 71.0% Hispanic, 1.9[1]% other
Cook PVI D+2

California's 21st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California which is centered in the San Joaquin Valley, and includes areas of Fresno County, Kern County, Kings County, and Tulare County. Cities in it include: Coalinga, Delano, Hanford, and outer parts of Bakersfield.

The district is currently represented by Republican David Valadao.

Formerly, from 2003-2013, the 21st district covered all of Tulare County and the eastern half of Fresno County.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races (current incarnation)
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 54.6 - 43.5%
Senator Feinstein 55.6 - 44.4%
2010 Governor Brown 47.5 - 43.8%
Senator Fiorina 49.9 - 39.5%
Attorney General Cooley 48.9 - 37.2%
Treasurer Lockyer 49.7 - 38.7%
Controller Chiang 50.1 - 37.8%
2008 President Obama 51.5 - 45.7%


Election results from statewide races (previous incarnation)
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Whitman 58.4 - 36.2%
Senator Fiorina 63.9 - 30.2%
2008 President[2] McCain 56.3 - 42.1%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 71.6 - 25.0%
Senator[4] Mountjoy 52.3 - 43.4%
2004 President[5] Bush 65.4 - 33.7%
Senator[6] Jones 59.0 - 37.9%
2003 Recall[7][8] Yes 72.4 - 27.6%
Schwarzenegger 55.8 - 22.6%
2002 Governor[9] Simon 60.9 - 32.4%
2000 President[10] Bush 63.6 - 33.2%
Senator[11] Campbell 52.8 - 40.4%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 46.4 - 32.5%
Senator Herschensohn 63.1 - 28.4%
Senator Seymour 56.5 - 34.5%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1943
HarryRSheppard.jpg Harry R. Sheppard Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 19th district

Redistricted to the 27th district
Northern Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Edgar W. Hiestand.jpeg Edgar W. Hiestand Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to the 27th district and lost Los Angeles
Augustus Freeman Hawkins.jpg Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted to the 29th district
James-C-Corman-of-Los-Angeles-1957.tiff James C. Corman Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Redistricted from the 22nd district

Lost re-election
Bobbi Fiedler (R–CA).jpg Bobbi Fiedler Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to run for US Senate Los Angeles (western San Fernando Valley), southeastern Ventura
Elton Gallegly Portrait.jpg Elton Gallegly Republican January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to the 23rd district
Bill Thomas, official photo portrait color.jpg Bill Thomas Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 20th district

Redistricted to the 22nd district
Kern, eastern Tulare
Devin Nunes, official color photo portrait.jpg Devin Nunes Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 22nd district Eastern Fresno, Tulare
David Valadao, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg David Valadao Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
Central Valley including Hanford and parts of Bakersfield

Election results[edit]

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1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 38,419 96.6
Republican Arthur E. Isham (write-in) 1,350 3.4
Total votes 39,769 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 48,539 58.5
Republican Earl S. Webb 34,409 41.5
Total votes 82,948 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 37,229 52.7
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 33,395 47.3
Total votes 70,624 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 61,383 55.2
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 47,411 42.6
Progressive Howard J. Louks 2,422 2.2
Total votes 111,216 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 62,994 57.4
Republican R. E. Reynolds 46,693 42.6
Total votes 109,687 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand 112,100 53.6
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 97,007 46.4
Total votes 209,107 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 100,258 58.7
Democratic William E. "Bill" Roskam 70,486 41.3
Total votes 170,744 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 153,679 62.6
Democratic W. C. "Bill" Stethem 91,683 37.4
Total votes 245,362 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 127,238 51.9
Democratic Mrs. Rudd Brown 118,141 48.1
Total votes 245,379 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 179,376 58.4
Democratic Mrs. Rudd Brown 127,591 41.6
Total votes 306,967 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins 73,465 84.6
Republican Herman Smith 13,371 15.2
Total votes 86,836 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 106,231 90.3
Republican Rayfield Lundy 11,374 9.7
Total votes 117,605 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 74,216 84.8
Republican Rayfield Lundy 13,294 15.2
Total votes 87,510 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 87,205 91.6
Republican Rayfield Lundy 7,995 8.4
Total votes 95,200 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 75,127 94.5
Republican Southy M. Johnson 4,349 5.5
Total votes 79,476 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (inc.) 92,799 82.9
Republican Rayfield Lundy 19,187 17.1
Total votes 111,986 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 86,778 73.5
Republican Mel Nadell 31,365 26.5
Total votes 118,143 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 101,837 66.5
Republican Erwin Ed Hogan 44,094 28.8
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 7,178 4.7
Total votes 153,109 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,869 59.5
Republican Rod Walsh 44,519 35.9
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 5,750 4.6
Total votes 124,138 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler 74,674 48.7
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,898 48.2
Libertarian George J. Lehmann 2,790 1.8
Peace and Freedom Jan B. Tucker 2,038 1.3
Total votes 153,400 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 138,474 71.8
Democratic George Henry Margolis 46,412 24.1
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 7,881 4.1
Total votes 192,767 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 173,504 72.3
Democratic Charles "Charlie" Davis 62,085 25.9
Libertarian Robert Townsend Leet 4,379 1.8
Total votes 239,968 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly 132,090 68.4
Democratic Gilbert R. Saldana 54,497 28.2
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 6,504 3.4
Total votes 193,091 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 181,413 69.1
Democratic Donald E. Stevens 75,739 28.8
Libertarian Robert Jay 5,519 2.1
Total votes 262,671 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 118,326 58.4
Democratic Richard D. Freiman 68,921 34.0
Libertarian Peggy L. Christensen 15,364 7.6
Total votes 202,611 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 127,758 65.2
Democratic Deborah A. Vollmer 68,058 34.7
Libertarian Mike Hodges (write-in) 149 0.1
Total votes 195,965 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 116,874 68.10
Democratic John L. Evans 47,517 27.69
Libertarian Mike Hodges 6,899 4.02
No party Vollmer (write-in) 339 0.20%
Total votes 171,629 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 125,916 65.9
Democratic Deborah Vollmer 50,694 26.5
Reform John Evans 8,113 4.3
Natural Law Jane Bialosky 3,380 1.8
Libertarian Mike Hodges 3,049 1.5
Republican Karen Gentry (write-in) 172 0.0
Total votes 191,324 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 115,989 78.91
Democratic John Evans 30,994 21.09
Total votes 146,983 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 142,539 71.6
Democratic Pedro "Pete" Martinez 49,318 24.8
Libertarian James R.S. Manion 7,243 3.6
Total votes 199,100 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes 87,544 70.5
Democratic David G. LaPere 32,584 26.3
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 4,070 3.2
Total votes 124,198 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 140,721 73.2
Democratic Fred B. Davis 51,594 26.8
Total votes 192,315 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 95,214 66.8
Democratic Steven Haze 42,718 29.9
Green John Roger Miller 4,729 3.3
Total votes 142,661 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[45][46][47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 143,498 68.4
Democratic Larry Johnson 66,317 31.6
Total votes 209,815 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 135,979 100.0
Total votes 135,979 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Valadao 67,164 57.8
Democratic John Hernandez 49,119 42.2
Total votes 116,283 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Valadao 45,907 57.8
Democratic Amanda Renteria 33,470 42.2
Total votes 79,377 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 21st congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 21st congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Bobbi Fiedler 1981 - 1987 (1937-04-22) April 22, 1937 (age 78)
Elton Gallegly 1987 - 1993 (1944-03-07) March 7, 1944 (age 71)
Bill Thomas 1993 - 2003 (1941-12-06) December 6, 1941 (age 73)
Devin Nunes 2003 - 2013 (1973-10-01) October 1, 1973 (age 41)

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. ^ 1942 election results
  13. ^ 1944 election results
  14. ^ 1946 election results
  15. ^ 1948 election results
  16. ^ 1950 election results
  17. ^ 1952 election results
  18. ^ 1954 election results
  19. ^ 1956 election results
  20. ^ 1958 election results
  21. ^ 1960 election results
  22. ^ 1962 election results
  23. ^ 1964 election results
  24. ^ 1966 election results
  25. ^ 1968 election results
  26. ^ 1970 election results
  27. ^ 1972 election results
  28. ^ 1974 election results
  29. ^ 1976 election results
  30. ^ 1978 election results
  31. ^ 1980 election results
  32. ^ 1982 election results
  33. ^ 1984 election results
  34. ^ 1986 election results
  35. ^ 1988 election results
  36. ^ 1990 election results
  37. ^ 1992 election results
  38. ^ 1994 election results
  39. ^ 1996 election results
  40. ^ 1998 election results
  41. ^ 2000 election results
  42. ^ 2002 general election results
  43. ^ 2004 general election results
  44. ^ 2006 general election results
  45. ^ California - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
  46. ^ Barone, Michael; Cohen, Richard E. (2009). Koszczuk, Jackie, ed. The Almanac of American Politics (2010 ed.). Washington, D.C.: National Journal Group. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-89234-120-7. 
  47. ^ Statement of Vote November 4, 2008, General Election
  48. ^ 2010 general election results
  49. ^ 2012 general election results
  50. ^ U.S. House of Representatives District 21 - Districtwide Results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°30′N 119°00′W / 36.5°N 119°W / 36.5; -119