California's 33rd congressional district

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California's 33rd congressional district
California's 33rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 33rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Henry Waxman (DLos Angeles)
Median income $61,273[1]
Ethnicity 68.5% White, 2.8% Black, 13.5% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic, 4.0[2]% other
Cook PVI D+11

California's 33rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in Los Angeles County. The district is currently represented by Democrat Henry Waxman, who announced his retirement in 2014 after 40 years in Congress.

Geography[edit]

The district includes cities, communities, and districts in western Los Angeles, on Santa Monica Bay and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and in the Santa Monica Mountains within Los Angeles County. They include:

History[edit]

From 2003 to 2013, the district encompassed the incorporated city of Culver City (a center of film and TV production), and in the Baldwin Hills unincorporated areas such as Ladera Heights, and some of the western neighborhoods within the city of Los Angeles such as Baldwin Hills (neighborhood).

People announcing their campaigns for this seat in the 2014 election cycle include: author Marianne Williamson, director Brent Roske, producer/historian Vince Flaherty and Deputy District Attorney for L.A. County Elan Carr. [3]


Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Brown 82.9 - 13.4%
Senator Boxer 83.2 - 13.0%
2008 President[4] Obama 86.8 - 11.7%
2006 Governor[5] Angelides 69.4 - 25.6%
Senator[6] Feinstein 83.7 - 10.8%
2004 President[7] Kerry 82.8 - 15.9%
Senator[8] Boxer 83.5 - 11.7%
2003 Recall[9][10] No 74.2 - 25.8%
Bustamante 57.0 - 24.5%
2002 Governor[11] Davis 74.7 - 15.2%
2000 President[12] Gore 82.6 - 14.9%
Senator[13] Feinstein 81.7 - 11.4%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 63.0 - 23.6%
Senator Boxer 59.3 - 29.9%
Senator Feinstein 65.8 - 25.9%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Counties Notes
District created January 3, 1963
HarryRSheppard.jpg Harry R. Sheppard Democratic January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 San Bernardino Redistricted from the 27th district, Retired
No image.svg Kenneth W. Dyal Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 Lost re-election to Pettis
JerryPettis.jpg Jerry Pettis Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 37th district
No image.svg Del M. Clawson Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1978 Los Angeles Redistricted from the 23rd district, Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1978 – January 3, 1979
No image.svg Wayne R. Grisham Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983 Lost re-nomination to Paul R. Jackson
David Dreier, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg David Dreier Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Los Angeles (eastern suburbs) Redistricted from the 35th district, Redistricted to the 28th district
Lucille Roybal-Allard.jpg Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 Los Angeles (Downtown L.A.) Redistricted to the 34th district
Diane Watson congressional portrait.jpg Diane Watson Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011 Los Angeles (Culver City, Ladera Heights, and Baldwin Hills) Redistricted from the 32nd district
Karen Bass 113th.jpg Karen Bass Democratic January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 37th district
Henry Waxman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Henry Waxman Democratic January 3, 2013 – Los Angeles (Beverly Hills and Santa Monica) Redistricted from the 30th district

Election results[edit]

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (inc.) 96,192 59.0%
Republican William R. Thomas 66,764 41.0%
Totals 162,956 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth W. Dyal 109,047 51.7%
Republican Jerry Pettis 101,742 48.3%
Totals 210,789 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis 102,401 53.5%
Democratic Kenneth W. Dyal (incumbent) 89,071 46.5%
Totals 191,472 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 123,426 66.3%
Democratic Al C. Bellard 59,619 32.0%
American Independent Earl D. Wallen 3,171 1.7%
Totals 186,216 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 116,093 72.2%
Democratic Chester M. Wright 44,764 27.8%
Totals 160,857 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 140,304 75.1%
Democratic Ken Thompson 46,626 24.9%
Totals 186,930 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson (incumbent) 71,054 53.4%
Democratic Robert E. "Bob" White 57,423 43.1%
American Independent James C. "Jim" Griffin 4,636 3.5%
Totals 133,113 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson (incumbent) 95,398 55.1%
Democratic Ted Snyder 77,807 44.9%
Totals 173,205 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne R. Grisham 79,533 56%
Democratic Dennis S. Kazarian 62,540 44%
Totals 142,073 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne R. Grisham (inc.) 122,439 70.9%
Democratic Fred L. Anderson 50,365 29.1%
Totals 172,804 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 112,362 65.2%
Democratic Paul Servelle 55,514 32.2%
Libertarian Phillips B. Franklin 2,251 1.3%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 2,223 1.3%
Totals 172,350 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 147,363 70.6%
Democratic Claire K. McDonald 54,147 26.0%
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 4,738 2.3%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 2,371 1.1%
Totals 208,619 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 118,541 71.7%
Democratic Monty Hempel 44,312 26.8%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 2,500 1.5%
Totals 165,353 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 151,704 69.2%
Democratic Nelson Gentry 57,586 26.2%
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 6,601 3.0%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 3,492 1.6%
Totals 219,383 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 101,336 63.7%
Democratic Georgia Houston Webb 49,981 31.4%
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 7,840 4.9%
Totals 159,157 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard 32,010 63.0%
Republican Robert Guzman 15,428 30.4%
Peace and Freedom Tim Delia 2,135 4.2%
Libertarian Dale S. Olvera 1,206 2.4%
Totals 50,779 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 33,814 81.46%
Peace and Freedom Kermit Booker 7,694 18.54%
Totals 41,508 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 47,478 82.2%
Republican John Leonard 8,147 14.0%
Libertarian Howard Johnson 2,203 3.8%
Totals 57,828 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 43,310 87.19%
Republican Wayne Miller 6,364 12.81%
Totals 49,674 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 60,510 84.6%
Republican Wayne Miller 8,260 11.6%
Libertarian Nathan Thomas Craddock 1,601 2.2%
Natural Law William Harpur 1,200 1.6%
Totals 71,571 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 97,779 82.6%
Republican Andrew Kim 16,699 14.1%
Libertarian Charles Tate 3,971 3.3%
Totals 118,449 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 166,801 88.6%
Libertarian Robert G. Weber, Jr. 21,513 11.4%
Totals 188,314 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 113,715 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 186,924 87.57%
Republican David Crowley 26,536 12.43%
Totals 213,460 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.19%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Bass 131,990 86.08%
Republican James L. Andion 21,342 13.92%
Totals 153,332 100.0%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman 171,860 53.96%
Independent Bill Bloomfield 146,660 46.04%
Totals 318,520 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°02′49″N 118°47′00″W / 34.04694°N 118.78333°W / 34.04694; -118.78333