California's 26th congressional district

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California's 26th congressional district
California's 26th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 26th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Julia Brownley (DOak Park)
Ethnicity 46.1% White, 1.6% Black, 6.4% Asian, 43.2% Hispanic, 2.6[1]% other
Cook PVI D+4

California 26th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California currently represented by Democrat Julia Brownley.

The district is centered on the southern Central Coast and inland, and includes most of Ventura County in Southern California. Cities in the district include Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village.

History

Previously, from 2003-2013, the district spanned the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley from La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga. The district lines were drawn in 2000 as part of a statewide re-districting plan. David Dreier, a Republican, represented the district during this period.


Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Whitman 50.4 - 43.8%
Senator Fiorina 52.7 - 41.9%
2008 President[2] Obama 51.0 - 47.0%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 65.1 - 30.5%
Senator[4] Feinstein 48.0 - 47.4%
2004 President[5] Bush 55.1 - 43.7%
Senator[6] Boxer 48.2 - 47.3%
2003 Recall[7][8] Yes 67.9 - 32.1%
Schwarzenegger 61.1 - 20.3%
2002 Governor[9] Simon 54.3 - 37.6%
2000 President[10] Gore 70.3 - 25.4%
Senator[11] Feinstein 69.9 - 21.7%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 56.8 - 24.3%
Senator Boxer 55.4 - 35.6%
Senator Feinstein 61.5 - 30.1%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Counties Notes
District created January 3, 1953
SamYorty.jpg Sam Yorty Democratic January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955 Los Angeles Redistricted from the 14th district, Ran for the US Senate
James Roosevelt-crop.jpg James Roosevelt Democratic January 3, 1955 – September 30, 1965 Ran for Mayor of Los Angeles
Vacant September 30, 1965 – December 15, 1965
No image.svg Thomas M. Rees Democratic December 15, 1965 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted to the 23rd district
John H. Rousselot.jpg John H. Rousselot Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 24th district
Howard Berman official photo.jpgHoward Berman Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Los Angeles (central San Fernando Valley)
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 Los Angeles (San Fernando) Redistricted to the 28th district
David Dreier, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg David Dreier Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Los Angeles (eastern suburbs), San Bernardino (western suburbs) Redistricted from the 28th district
Julia Brownley 113th Congress official photo.jpg Julia Brownley Democratic January 3, 2013 – Present southern Central Coast including Oxnard and Thousand Oaks

Election results[edit]

19521954195619581960196219641965 (Special)196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Yorty (incumbent) 157,973 88%
Progressive Horace V. Alexander 21,465 12%
Totals 179,438 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt 94,261 60.1%
Republican Theodore R. "Ted" Owings 62,585 39.9%
Totals 156,856 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 133,036 68.8%
Republican Edward H. Gibbons 60,230 31.2%
Totals 193,266 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 125,495 72.2%
Republican Crispus Wright 48,248 27.8%
Totals 173,743 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 150,318 73.4%
Republican William E. McIntyre 54,540 26.6%
Totals 204,818 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 112,162 68.3%
Republican Daniel Beltz 52,063 31.7%
Totals 164,225 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 136,025 70.3%
Republican Gil Seton 57,209 29.7%
Totals 193,234 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1965 (Special)[edit]

1965 special election[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees ' 59.4%
Republican Edward M. Marshall 40.6%
Totals {{{votes}}} 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 103,289 62.3%
Republican Irving Teichner 62,441 37.7%
Totals 165,730 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 132,447 65.5%
Republican Irving Teichner 63,393 31.3%
Peace and Freedom Jack Weinberg 6,394 3.2%
Totals 202,234 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 130,499 71.3%
Republican Nathaniel Jay Friedman 47,260 25.8%
Peace and Freedom Lewis B. McCammon 3,677 2.0%
American Independent Howard E. Hallinan 1,639 0.9%
Totals 183,075 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 160,932 68.6%
Republican Philip Robert Rutta 65,473 27.9%
Peace and Freedom Mike Timko 8,094 3.5%
Totals 234,499 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (inc.) 80,782 58.9%
Democratic Paul A. Conforti 56,487 41.1%
Totals 137,269 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (inc.) 112,619 65.6%
Democratic Latta Bruce 59,093 34.4%
Totals 171,712 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (inc.) 113,059 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (inc.) 116,715 70.9%
Democratic Joseph Louis Lisoni 40,099 24.4%
Libertarian William "B. J." Wagener 7,700 4.7%
Totals 164,514 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman 97,383 59.6%
Republican Hal Phillips 66,072 40.4%
Totals 163,455 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 117,080 62.8%
Republican Miriam Ojeda 69,372 37.2%
Totals 186,452 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 98,091 65.1%
Republican Robert M. Kerns 52,662 34.9%
Totals 150,753 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 126,930 70.3%
Republican Gerald C. "Brodie" Broderson 53,518 29.7%
Totals 180,448 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 78,031 61.1%
Republican Roy Dahlson 44,492 34.8%
Libertarian Bernard Zimring 5,268 4.1%
Totals 127,791 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 73,807 61.0%
Republican Gary E. Forsch 36,453 30.2%
Peace and Freedom Margery Hinds 7,180 5.9%
Libertarian Bernard Zimring 3,468 2.9%
Totals 120,908 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 55,145 62.57%
Republican Gary E. Forsch 28,423 32.25%
Libertarian Erich D. Miller 4,570 5.19%
Totals 88,138 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 67,525 65.9%
Republican Bill Glass 29,332 28.7%
Libertarian Scott Fritschler 3,539 3.4%
Natural Law Gary Hearne 2,119 2.0%
Totals 195,545 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 69,000 82.47%
Libertarian Juan Carlos Ros 6,556 7.84%
Green Maria Armoudian 4,858 5.81%
Natural Law David L. Cossak 3,248 3.88%
Totals 83,662 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 96,500 84.1%
Libertarian Bill Farley 13,052 11.4%
Natural Law David L. Cossak 5,229 4.5%
No party Robert Edwards (write-in) 5 0.0%
Totals 114,786 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 95,360 63.8%
Democratic Marjorie Musser Mikels 50,081 33.5%
Libertarian Randall Weissbuch 4,089 2.7%
Totals 149,530 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 134,596 51.6%
Democratic Cynthia Matthews 107,522 46.8%
Libertarian Randall Weissbuch 9,089 1.6%
Totals 251,207 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 102,028 52.0%
Democratic Cynthia Matthews 99,878 43.9%
Libertarian Ted Brown 5,887 2.3%
American Independent Elliott Graham 3,503 1.8%
Totals 179,296 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 140,615 52.7%
Democratic Russ Warner 108,039 40.4%
Libertarian Ted Brown 18,476 6.9%
Totals 267,130 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 112,774 54.13%
Democratic Russ Warner 76,093 36.52%
American Independent David L. Miller 12,784 6.14%
Libertarian Randall Weissbuch 6,696 3.21%
Totals 208,347 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland 49,043 44.1%
Democratic Julia Brownley 29,892 26.9%
No party preference Linda Parks 20,301 18.3%
Democratic Jess Herrera 7,244 6.5%
Democratic David Cruz Thayne 2,809 2.5%
Democratic Alex Maxwell Goldberg 1,880 1.7%
Totals 111,169 100.0%
General election
Democratic Julia Brownley 139,072 52.7%
Republican Tony Strickland 124,863 47.3%
Totals 263,935 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

Election results for special elections[edit]

2003 Special Election[43][edit]

Recall of Gray Davis[edit]

  • 67.8% YES
  • 32.1% NO

Governor's Race[edit]

2005 Special Election [44][edit]

Proposition 73[edit]

Parental notification before termination of minors' pregnancy. Generally regarded as a conservative/Republican ballot measure.

  • 55.0% YES
  • 45.0% NO

Proposition 77[edit]

Redistricting according to a panel of retired judges. Endorsed by Schwarzenegger, and is generally considered to be a conservative/Republican ballot measure.

  • 49.8% YES
  • 50.2% NO

Proposition 80[edit]

Regulation of electric grids and services through California. Generally regarded as a liberal/Democratic ballot measure.

  • 32.1% YES
  • 67.9% NO

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°12′N 117°48′W / 34.2°N 117.8°W / 34.2; -117.8