California's 27th congressional district

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California's 27th congressional district
California's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 27th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Judy Chu (DMonterey Park)
Ethnicity 29.2% White, 4.5% Black, 37.0% Asian, 26.9% Hispanic, 2.5[1]% other
Cook PVI D+11

California's 27th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California

The district is currently represented by Democrat Judy Chu. The district covers the San Gabriel Foothills including the communities of Alhambra , Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Claremont, East Pasadena, Glendora, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Antonio Heights, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, Temple City, and Upland.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 62.6 - 35.0%
2010 Governor Brown 57.9 - 36.8%
Senator Boxer 57.6 - 36.7%
2008 President[2] Obama 66.1 - 31.7%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 52.7 - 42.3%
Senator[4] Feinstein 63.2 - 31.3%
2004 President[5] Kerry 59.3 - 39.3%
Senator[6] Boxer 63.7 - 31.2%
2003 Recall[7][8] Yes 56.5 - 43.5%
Schwarzenegger 52.0 - 29.9%
2002 Governor[9] Davis 50.1 - 40.0%
2000 President[10] Gore 53.4 - 41.4%
Senator[11] Feinstein 56.6 - 36.4%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 44.3 - 36.6%
Senator Herschensohn 47.5 - 44.9%
Senator Feinstein 50.7 - 42.1%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1953
HarryRSheppard.jpg Harry R. Sheppard Democratic January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted from the 21st district

Redistricted to the 33rd district
San Bernardino
Everett-G-Burkhalter-of-California.tiff Everett G. Burkhalter Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Lost re-election Los Angeles
Edwin Reinecke.jpg Edwin Reinecke Republican January 3, 1965 – January 21, 1969 Resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of California
Vacant January 21, 1969 – April 29, 1969
BarryGoldwaterJr1.PNGBarry Goldwater, Jr. Republican April 29, 1969 – January 3, 1973
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted to the 20th district Los Angeles, southern Ventura
Alphonzo Bell.jpg Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977 Redistricted from the 28th district

Retired to run for the US Senate
Los Angeles
RobertDornan.jpg Bob Dornan Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983 Retired to run for the US Senate
Mel Levine.png Mel Levine Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Retired Western Los Angeles (Manhattan/Redondo Beach, Santa Monica)
Moorhead.jpg Carlos Moorhead Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 22nd district

Retired
Los Angeles (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena)
Jimrogan.jpg Jim Rogan Republican January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001 Lost re-election
Adam Schiff, official photo portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Adam Schiff Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 29th district
Brad Sherman Official.jpg Brad Sherman Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted from the 24th district

Redistricted to the 30th district
Western Los Angeles (Northridge)
Judychu.jpeg Judy Chu Democratic January 3, 2013 – present Redistricted from the 32nd district San Gabriel Foothills including Alhambra and Pasadena

Election results[edit]

1952195419561958196019621964196619681969 (Special)1970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 68,773 55.0
Republican Carl B. Hilliard 56,202 45.0
Total votes 124,975 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 65,389 64.8
Republican Martin K. Barrett 35,594 35.2
Total votes 100,983 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 124,662 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 105,062 72.3
Republican Robert M. Castle 40,317 27.7
Total votes 145,379 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 123,645 66.8
Republican Robert M. Castle 61,484 33.2
Total votes 185,129 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 66,979 52.1
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (inc.) 61,538 47.9
Total votes 128,517 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke 83,141 51.7
Democratic Tom Bane 77,587 48.3
Total votes 160,734 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke (incumbent) 93,890 65.3
Democratic John A. "Jack" Howard 49,785 34.7
Total votes 143,675 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke (incumbent) 158,309 72.2
Democratic John T. Butchko 60,808 27.8
Total votes 219,117 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1969 (Special)[edit]

1969 special election[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. ' 56.9
Democratic John K. Van de Kamp 43.1
Total votes {{{votes}}} 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. 139,326 66.6
Democratic N. "Toni" Kimmel 63,652 30.5
Peace and Freedom Edward Richer 3,306 1.6
American Independent John H. Hind 2,642 1.3
Total votes 208,926 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (inc.) 117,622 57.4
Democratic Mark S. Novak 87,295 42.6
Total votes 204,917 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (inc.) 99,645 63.9
Democratic John Dalessio 50,919 32.5
Peace and Freedom Jerry Rubin 5,547 3.6
Total votes 156,111 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan 114,623 54.7
Democratic Gary Familian 94,988 45.3
Total votes 209,611 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 89,392 51
Democratic Carey Peck 85,880 49
Total votes 175,272 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 109,807 51.0
Democratic Carey Peck 100,061 46.5
Libertarian Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers 5,448 2.5
Total votes 215,316 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine 108,347 59.5
Republican Bart W. Christensen 67,479 37.0
Libertarian ZacK Richardson 6,391 3.5
Total votes 182,217 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 116,933 55.0
Republican Robert B. Scribner 88,896 41.8
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor, Jr. 3,815 1.8
Libertarian Jeff Avrech 3,137 1.5
Total votes 212,781 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 110,403 63.7
Republican Rob Scribner 59,410 34.3
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor, Jr. 2,078 1.2
Libertarian Larry Leathers 1,429 0.8
Total votes 173,320 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 148,814 67.5
Republican Dennis Galbraith 65,307 29.6
Libertarian William J. Fulco 6,214 2.8
Total votes 220,335 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (incumbent) 90,857 58.2
Republican David Barrett Cohen 58,140 37.2
Peace and Freedom Edward E. Ferrer 7,101 4.5
Total votes 156,098 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Moorhead (inc.) 105,521 49.7
Democratic Doug Kahn 83,805 39.4
Green Jesse A. Moorman 11,003 5.2
Peace and Freedom Margaret L. Edwards 7,329 3.5
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 4,790 2.3
No party Ballantyne (write-in) 2 0.0%
Total votes 212,450 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Moorhead (inc.) 88,341 52.97
Democratic Doug Kahn 70,267 42.13
American Independent Bill Gibbs 4,328 2.60
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 3,838 2.30
Total votes 166,774 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan 95,310 50.2
Democratic Doug Kahn 82,014 43.2
Libertarian Elizabeth Michael 6,645 3.5
Green Walt Sheasby 4,195 3.3
Natural Law Martin Zucker 1,766 0.9
Total votes 189,930 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan (incumbent) 80,702 50.73
Democratic Barry A. Gordon 73,875 46.44
Libertarian Bob New 4,489 2.82
Total votes 159,066 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Schiff 113,708 52.7
Republican Jim Rogan (incumbent) 94,518 43.9
Natural Law Miriam R. Hospodar 3,873 1.7
Libertarian Ted Brown 3,675 1.7
Total votes 215,774 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 79,815 62.0
Republican Robert M. Levy 48,996 38.0
Total votes 128,811 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 125,296 62.3
Republican Robert M. Levy 66,946 33.3
Green Eric J. Carter 8,956 4.4
Total votes 201,198 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 92,650 68.8
Republican Peter Hankwitz 42,074 31.2
Total votes 134,724 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 135,665 68
Republican Navraj Singh 49,510 25
Total votes 185,175 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 102,927 65.15
Republican Mark Reed 55,056 34.85
Total votes 157,983 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (incumbent) 154,191 64.0
Republican Jack Orswell 86,817 36.0
Total votes 241,008 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 27th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 27th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
James E. Rogan 1997 - 2001 (1957-08-21) August 21, 1957 (age 57)
Adam Schiff 2001 - 2003 (1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 54)
Brad Sherman 2003 - 2013 (1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 60)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°15′54″N 117°56′06″W / 34.26500°N 117.93500°W / 34.26500; -117.93500