California's 36th congressional district

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California's 36th congressional district
California's 36th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 36th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Raul Ruiz (DPalm Desert)
Ethnicity 44.4% White, 3.6% Black, 3.0% Asian, 46.6% Hispanic, 2.4[1]% other
Cook PVI R+1

California's 36th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in eastern Riverside County. The district covers most of the desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, and Cathedral City in the Inland Empire.

The district is represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz, who won California's 36th congressional district election against redistricted Mary Bono Mack in 2012. Ruiz has represented the district since January 3, 2013.

Voting[edit]

Year Office Winner in this district Winner overall
1992 President Clinton 41.3 - 35.5% Clinton
U.S. Senator: Class 3 Herschensohn 47.9 - 44.4% Boxer
U.S. Senator: Class 1 (Special) Feinstein 50.3 - 42.3% Feinstein
1994 Governor [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Wilson
U.S. Senator: Class 1 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Feinstein
1996 President[2] Clinton 46.7 - 41.4% Clinton
1998 Governor[3] Davis 54.4 - 42.4% Davis
U.S. Senator:[4] Class 3 Boxer 48.8 - 48% Boxer
2000 President[5] Gore 50.7 - 44.3% Bush
U.S. Senator:[6] Class 1 Feinstein 53.4 - 39.4% Feinstein
2002 Governor[7] Davis 49.5 - 39.8% Davis
2003 Recall[8][9] Green tickY Yes 52.4 - 47.6% Green tickY Yes
Schwarzenegger 48.4 - 32.2% Schwarzenegger
2004 President[10] Kerry 59.0 - 39.6% Bush
U.S. Senator:[11] Class 3 Boxer 61.9 - 32.8% Boxer
2006 Governor[12] Schwarzenegger 52.5 - 42.6% Schwarzenegger
U.S. Senator:[13] Class 1 Feinstein 63.4 - 31.1% Feinstein
2008 President[14] Obama 64.4 - 33.5% Obama
2010 Governor[15] Brown 56.3 - 38.8% Brown
U.S. Senator:[16] Class 3 Boxer 56.1 - 38.9% Boxer

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Counties Notes
District created January 3, 1963
Bob Wilson (92nd Congress portrait).jpg Bob Wilson Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 San Diego (San Diego city) Redistricted from the 30th district, Redistricted to the 40th district
William Ketchum.png William M. Ketchum Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Kern, Kings, inland San Luis Obispo, coastal Santa Barbara Redistricted to the 18th district
Georgebrownjr.jpg George Brown, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993 Riverside, San Bernardino (Inland Empire) Redistricted from the 38th district, Redistricted to the 42nd district
Jane Harman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jane Harman Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999 Southwestern Los Angeles Retired to run for governor
No image.svg Steven T. Kuykendall Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001 Lost re-election
Jane Harman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jane Harman Democratic January 3, 2001 – February 28, 2011 Resigned to become head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Janice Hahn, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Janice Hahn Democratic July 19, 2011 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 44th district
Raul Ruiz, official portrait, 113th congress.jpg Raul Ruiz Democratic January 3, 2013 – eastern Riverside County (Palm Springs)

Election results[edit]

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102011 (Special)2012

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 91,626 61.8%
Democratic William C. Godfrey 56,637 38.2%
Totals 148,263 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 105,346 59.1%
Democratic Quintin Whelan 73,034 40.9%
Totals 178,380 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 119,274 72.9%
Democratic Don Lindgren 44,365 27.1%
Totals 163,639 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 147,772 71.6%
Democratic Don Lindgren 58,578 28.4%
Totals 206,350 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 132,446 71.5%
Democratic Daniel K. Hostetter 44,841 24.2%
Peace and Freedom Walter H. Koppelman 5,139 2.8%
American Independent Orville J. Davis 2,723 1.5%
Totals 185,149 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum 87,984 52.7%
Democratic Timothy Lemucchi 72,516 43.5%
American Independent William M. "Bill" Armour 6,307 3.8%
Totals 166,807 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 69,615 62.6%
Republican Jim Osgood 35,858 32.3%
American Independent William E. Pasley 5,701 5.1%
Totals 111,174 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 90,830 61.6%
Republican Grant Carner 49,368 33.5%
American Independent William E. Pasley 7,358 5.0%
Totals 147,556 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 80,448 62.9%
Republican Dana Warren Carmody 47,417 37.1%
Totals 127,865 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 88,628 52.5%
Republican John Paul Stark 73,247 43.4%
Libertarian Harry J. Histen 6,815 4.0%
Totals 168,690 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 76,546 54.3%
Republican John Paul Stark 64,361 45.7%
Totals 140,907 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 104,438 56.6%
Republican John Paul Stark 80,212 43.4%
Totals 184,650 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 78,118 57.1%
Republican Robert L. "Bob" Henley 58,660 42.9%
Totals 136,778 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 103,493 54.0%
Republican John Paul Stark 81,413 42.5%
Libertarian Kenneth E. Valentine 3,382 1.8%
American Independent Fred L. Anderson 3,360 1.8%
Totals 191,648 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (inc.) 72,409 52.7%
Republican Bob Hammock 64,961 47.3%
Totals 137,370 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman 125,751 48.4%
Republican Joan Milke Flores 109,684 42.2%
Green Richard Greene 13,297 5.1%
Peace and Freedom Owen Stanley 5,519 2.1%
Libertarian Marc F. Denny 5,504 2.1%
No party Martz (write-in) 2 0.0%
Totals 259,757 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 93,939 47.98%
Republican Susan Brooks 93,127 47.56%
Libertarian Jack Tyler 4,932 2.52%
American Independent Joseph J. "Joe" Fields 3,810 1.95%
Totals 195,808 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 117,752 52.5%
Republican Susan Brooks 98,538 44.0%
Libertarian Bruce Dovner 4,933 2.1%
Natural Law Bradley McManus 3,236 1.4%
Totals 224,459 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 88,843 48.89%
Democratic Janice Hahn 84,624 46.57%
Green Robin Barrett 3,612 1.99%
Libertarian Kerry Welsh 3,066 1.69%
Reform John R. Konopka 1,561 0.86%
Totals 181,706 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman 115,651 48.4%
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall (inc.) 111,199 46.6%
Libertarian Daniel R. Sherman 6,073 2.6%
Reform John R. Konopka 3,549 1.4%
Natural Law Matt Ornati 2,264 0.9%
Republican William D. Davies (write-in) 395 0.1%
Totals 239,131 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 88,198 61.4%
Republican Stuart Johnson 50,328 35.0%
Libertarian Mark McSpadden 5,225 3.6%
Totals 143,751 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 151,208 62.0%
Republican Paul Whitehead 81,666 33.5%
Peace and Freedom Alice Stek 6,105 2.5%
Libertarian Mike Binkley 5,065 2.0%
Totals 244,144 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 105,323 63.4%
Republican Brian Gibson 53,068 32.0%
Peace and Freedom James R. Smith 4,592 2.7%
Libertarian Mike Binkley 3,170 1.9%
Totals 166,153 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 171,948 68.64%
Republican Brian Gibson 78,543 31.36%
Totals 250,491 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 114,489 59.62%
Republican Mattie Fein 66,706 34.74%
Libertarian Herb Peters 10,840 5.64%
Totals 192,035 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2011 (Special)[edit]

California's 36th congressional district special election, 2011[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Hahn 47,000 54.89%
Republican Craig Huey 38,624 45.11%
Totals 85,624 100.00%
Voter turnout 25.00%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Ruiz 110,189 52.9%
Republican Mary Bono Mack (incumbent) 97,953 47.1%
Totals 208,142 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  2. ^ California Secretary of State. "Statement of Vote (1996 President)" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  3. ^ California Secretary of State. "Statement of Vote (1998 Governor)" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  4. ^ California Secretary of State. "Statement of Vote (1998 Senator)" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Statement of Vote (2000 President)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  8. ^ "Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  9. ^ "gov ssov alpha by cd formatted.xls" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  10. ^ "Statement of Vote (2004 President)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  11. ^ "Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  12. ^ "Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  14. ^ (2008 President)[dead link]
  15. ^ California Secretary of State. "Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  16. ^ California Secretary of State. "Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  17. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1962election.pdf
  18. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1964election.pdf
  19. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1966election.pdf
  20. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1968election.pdf
  21. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1970election.pdf
  22. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1972election.pdf
  23. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1974election.pdf
  24. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf
  25. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1978election.pdf
  26. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1980election.pdf
  27. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1982election.pdf
  28. ^ 1984 election results
  29. ^ 1986 election results
  30. ^ 1988 election results
  31. ^ 1990 election results
  32. ^ 1992 election results
  33. ^ 1994 election results
  34. ^ 1996 election results
  35. ^ 1998 election results
  36. ^ 2000 election results
  37. ^ 2002 general election results
  38. ^ 2004 general election results
  39. ^ 2006 general election results
  40. ^ 2008 general election results
  41. ^ 2010 general election results
  42. ^ 2011 special general election results
  43. ^ 2012 general election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°43′36″N 115°44′34″W / 33.72667°N 115.74278°W / 33.72667; -115.74278