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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes {{{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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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%
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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%
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 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
Total votes 239,580 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 37th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are six former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 37th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office (Congressional years as congressmen/women/representative(s) while in office) Date of birth (and age)
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke 1973 - 1975 (1932-10-05) October 5, 1932 (age 82)
Shirley N. Pettis 1975 - 1979 (1924-07-12) July 12, 1924 (age 90)
Jerry Lewis 1979 - 1983 (1934-10-21) October 21, 1934 (age 80)
Al McCandless 1983 - 1993 (1927-07-23) July 23, 1927 (age 87)
Walter R. Tucker III 1993 - 1995 (1957-05-28) May 28, 1957 (age 57)
Laura Richardson 2007 - 2013 (1962-04-14) April 14, 1962 (age 53)

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