California's 37th congressional district

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California's 37th congressional district
California's 37th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 37th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Karen Bass (DLos Angeles)
Ethnicity 24.3% White, 24.6% Black, 9.3% Asian, 38.6% Hispanic, 3.3[1]% other
Cook PVI D+34

California's 37th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in Los Angeles County.

The District includes

The district is currently represented by Democrat Karen Bass.


Demographics[edit]

The district is highly diverse ethnically. Approximately half of the district's residents are Hispanic and a quarter are African American with the remainder being a mix of Caucasian, Asian, and other ethnic groups.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Brown 74.1 - 20.3%
Senator Boxer 73.7 - 20.5%
2008 President[2] Obama 79.6 - 18.7%
2006 Governor[3] Angelides 60.6 - 33.9%
Senator[4] Feinstein 76.6 - 18.0%
2004 President[5] Kerry 73.5 - 25.2%
Senator[6] Boxer 76.3 - 18.1%
2003 Recall[7][8] No 59.3 - 40.7%
Bustamante 44.3 - 36.7%
2002 Governor[9] Davis 67.7 - 23.6%
2000 President[10] Gore 82.8 - 14.8%
Senator[11] Feinstein 82.8 - 11.8%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 73.8 - 15.7%
Senator Boxer 70.9 - 21.4%
Senator Feinstein 75.7 - 17.7%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1963
Lionel Van Deerlin - 92nd Congress portrait.jpg Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
San Diego (City of San Diego)
January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to the 41st district Eastern/southern San Diego
Rep. Yvonne Burke.jpg Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted to the 28th district Los Angeles
JerryPettis.jpg Jerry Pettis Republican January 3, 1975 –
February 14, 1975
Redistricted from the 33rd district

Died
Riverside, San Bernardino
Vacant February 14, 1975 –
April 29, 1975
Shirley Neil Pettis.jpg Shirley Neil Pettis Republican April 29, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Retired
Jerry Lewis, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jerry Lewis Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 35th district
AlMcCandless.png Al McCandless Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to the 44th district Riverside
Walter R. Tucker.jpg Walter R. Tucker III Democratic January 3, 1993 –
December 15, 1995
Resigned Los Angeles (Compton, Carson, Long Beach)
Vacant December 15, 1995 –
March 26, 1996
Juanita Millender-McDonald 109th pictorial.jpg Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic March 26, 1996 –
April 22, 2007
Died
Vacant
Laura Richardson, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Laura Richardson Democratic August 21, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 44th district and lost
Karen Bass 113th.jpg Karen Bass Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from the 33rd district West Los Angeles (Crenshaw, and Culver City)

Election results[edit]

19621964196619681970197219741975 (Special)19761978198019821984198619881990199219941996 (Special)1996199820002002200420062007 (Special)200820102012

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (inc.) 63,821 51.4%
Republican Dick Wilson 60,460 48.6%
Totals 124,281 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (inc.) 85,624 58.2%
Republican Dick Wilson 61,373 41.8%
Totals 146,997 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (inc.) 80,060 61.2%
Republican Mike Schaefer 50,817 38.8%
Totals 130,877 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (inc.) 95,591 64.7%
Republican Mike Schaefer 52,212 35.3%
Totals 147,803 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (inc.) 93,952 72.1%
Republican James B. Kuhn 31,968 24.5%
American Independent Faye B. Brice 2,962 2.3%
Peace and Freedom Fritjof Thygeson 1,386 1.1%
Totals 130,268 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (I) 120,392 73.2%
Republican Greg Tria 40,633 24.7%
Peace and Freedom John Hagg 3,485 2.1%
Totals 164,510 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 88,548 63.2%
Democratic Bobby Ray Vincent 46,449 32.9%
American Independent John H. Ortman 5,522 3.9%
Totals 140,519 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1975 (Special)[edit]

1975 special election[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirley Neil Pettis ' 60.5%
Democratic Ron Pettis 14.7%
Democratic James L. Mayfield 12.7%
Republican Frank M. Bogert 5.4%
American Independent Bernard Wahl 1.6%
Democratic Joe E. Hubbs, Sr. 1.3%
Republican Louis Martinez 1.0%
Republican Jack H. Harrison 0.8%
Democratic Clodeon Speed Adkins 0.6%
Republican Bud Mathewson 0.6%
Democratic C. L. "Jimmie" James 0.4%
Democratic Richard "Doc" Welby 0.3%
Republican Robert J. Allenthorp 0.2%
Totals {{{votes}}} 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirley Neil Pettis (incumbent) 133,634 71.1%
Democratic Douglas C. Nilson Jr. 49,021 26.1%
American Independent Bernard Wahl 5,352 2.8%
Totals 188,007 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis 106,581 61.4%
Democratic Dan Corcoran 60,463 34.8%
American Independent Bernard Wahl 6,544 3.8%
Totals 173,588 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 165,371 71.6%
Democratic Donald M. "Don" Rusk 58,091 25.1%
Libertarian Larry Morris 7,615 3.3%
Totals 231,077 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless 105,065 59.1%
Democratic Curtis R. "Sam" Cross 68,510 38.5%
Libertarian Marc R. Wruble 4,297 2.4%
Totals 177,872 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless (incumbent) 149,955 63.6%
Democratic David E. "Dave" Skinner 85,908 36.4%
Totals 245,863 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless (incumbent) 122,416 63.7%
Democratic David E. "Dave" Skinner 69,808 36.3%
Totals 192,224 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless (incumbent) 174,284 64.3%
Democratic Johnny Pearson 89,666 33.1%
Libertarian Bonnie Flickinger 7,169 2.6%
No party Write-ins 123 0.0%
Totals 271,242 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless (incumbent) 115,469 49.8%
Democratic Ralph Waite 103,961 44.8%
American Independent Gary R. Odom 6,474 2.8%
Libertarian Bonnie Flickinger 6,178 2.7%
Totals 232,082 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter R. Tucker III (inc.) 97,159 85.7%
Peace and Freedom B. Kwaku Duren 16,178 14.3%
Totals 113,337 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter R. Tucker III (inc.) 64,166 77.37%
Libertarian Guy Wilson 18,502 22.31%
No party Prulitsky (write-in) 263 0.32%
Totals 82,931 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996 (Special)[edit]

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald 13,868 31.74%
Democratic Willard H. Murray, Jr. 10,396 23.79%
Democratic Omar Bradley 6,975 15.96%
Democratic Paul H. Richards 6,035 13.81%
Democratic Charles Davis 2,555 5.85%
Democratic Murry J. Carter 1,574 3.60%
Democratic Joyce Harris 1,322 3.03%
Democratic Robin Tucker 513 1.17%
Democratic Robert M. Saucedo 453 1.04%
Totals 43,691 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 87,247 85.0%
Republican Michael Voetee 15,339 15.0%
Totals 102,586 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 70,026 85.06%
Republican Saul E. Lankster 12,301 14.94%
Totals 82,327 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 93,269 82.4%
Republican Vernon Van 12,762 11.3%
Natural Law Margaret Glazer 4,094 3.6%
Libertarian Herb Peters 3,150 2.7%
Totals 113,275 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 63,445 73.0%
Republican Oscar A. Velasco 20,154 23.1%
Libertarian Herb Peters 3,413 3.9%
Totals 87,012 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 118,823 75.1%
Republican Vernon Van 31,960 20.2%
Libertarian Herb Peters 7,535 4.7%
Totals 158,318 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald-I 80,716 82.4%
Libertarian Herb Peters 17,246 17.6%
Totals 97,962 %
Democratic hold

2007 (Special)[edit]

2007 special election runoff
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Richardson 11,956 67.05%
Republican John Kanaley 5,309 25.24%
Green Daniel Brezenoff 1,138 5.41%
Libertarian Herb Peters 483 2.30%
Totals 18,886 100.0%
Voter turnout 8.6%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Richardson 128,175 75.0%
Independent Nick Dibs 25,498 15.0%
Democratic Peter Mathews (Write-In) 17,000 10.0%
Totals 169,973 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Richardson 85,799 68.36%
Republican Star Parker 29,159 23.23%
Independent Nicholas Dibs 10,560 8.41%
Totals 125,518 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Bass (incumbent) 207,039 86.4%
Republican Morgan Osborne 32,541 13.6%
Totals 239,580 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°00′58″N 118°22′07″W / 34.01611°N 118.36861°W / 34.01611; -118.36861