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 Counties Notes
District created January 3, 1953
HarryRSheppard.jpg Harry R. Sheppard Democratic January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 San Bernardino Redistricted from the 21st district, Redistricted to the 33rd district
Everett-G-Burkhalter-of-California.tiff Everett G. Burkhalter Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Los Angeles Lost re-election to Reinecke
Edwin Reinecke.jpg Edwin Reinecke Republican January 3, 1965 – January 21, 1969 Ran for Lieutenant-governor
Vacant January 21, 1969 – April 29, 1969
BarryGoldwaterJr1.PNGBarry Goldwater, Jr. Republican April 29, 1969 – January 3, 1973
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Los Angeles, southern Ventura Redistricted to the 20th district
Alphonzo Bell.jpg Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977 Los Angeles Redistricted from the 28th district, Ran for the US Senate
RobertDornan.jpg Bob Dornan Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983 Ran for the US Senate
Mel Levine.png Mel Levine Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Western Los Angeles (Manhattan/Redondo Beach, Santa Monica) Retired
Moorhead.jpg Carlos Moorhead Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 Los Angeles (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena) Redistricted from the 22nd district, Retired
Jimrogan.jpg Jim Rogan Republican January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001 Lost re-election to Schiff
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 Western Los Angeles (Northridge) Redistricted from the 24th district, Redistricted to the 30th district
Judychu.jpeg Judy Chu Democratic January 3, 2013 – San Gabriel Foothills including Alhambra and Pasadena Redistricted from the 32nd district

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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals {{{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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 241,008 100.0%
Democratic hold

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