California's 44th congressional district

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California's 44th congressional district
California's 44th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 44th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Janice Hahn (DLos Angeles)
Area 105.2 mi² (272.4 km²)
Distribution 100% urban, 0% rural
Population (2010) 702,904
Ethnicity 7.2% White, 16.8% Black, 6.2% Asian, 68.4% Hispanic, 1.5[1]% other
Cook PVI D+32

California's 44th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is centered in South Los Angeles and includes the communities of Carson, Compton, and San Pedro. Since 2013, it has been represented by Democrat Janice Hahn.

Between 2003 and 2013, the 44th district covered an area of Southern California from San Clemente in Orange County on the coast, north-by-northeast inland to Riverside County, including the cities of Corona, Norco, Rubidoux, and Riverside.

Voting[edit]

Year Office Results
1992 U.S. President Clinton 40.6 - 35.7%
U.S. Senator Herschensohn 50.4 - 39.6%
U.S. Senator Feinstein 46.5 - 44.1%
1994 Governor [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
U.S. Senator [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
1996 U.S. President[2] Dole 44.6 - 44.1%
1998 Governor [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
U.S. Senator [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
2000 U.S. President[3] Bush 49.4 - 46.9%
U.S. Senator[4] Feinstein 51.0 - 42.7%
2002 Governor[5] Simon 55.4 - 37.0%
2003 Recall[6][7] Yes 72.2 - 27.8%
Schwarzenegger 62.6 - 19.3%
2004 U.S. President[8] Bush 59.0 - 39.9%
U.S. Senator[9] Jones 50.5 - 44.9%
2006 Governor[10] Schwarzenegger 66.8 - 28.4%
U.S. Senator[11] Mountjoy 48.3 - 46.4%
2008 U.S. President[12] Obama 49.5 - 48.6%
2010 Governor[13] Whitman 52.9 - 40.8%
U.S. Senator[14] Fiorina 55.4 - 38.6%

History[edit]

What was once the 44th Congressional District is now California's 50th Congressional District.

In the 1980s, the 44th District was one of four that divided San Diego. It covered some of the northern and eastern parts of San Diego County. The district had been held for eight years by Democrat Jim Bates and was considered the most Democratic district in the San Diego area. However, Bates was bogged down in a scandal involving charges of sexual harassment. Randy "Duke" Cunningham won the Republican nomination and hammered Bates about the scandal. He won by just a point, meaning that the San Diego area was represented entirely by Republicans for only the second time since the city was split into three districts after the 1960 U.S. Census.

In the 1990 U.S. Census, the district was renumbered the 51st Congressional District, and much of its share of San Diego was moved to the new 50th Congressional District.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1983
Jim Bates.jpg Jim Bates Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991 Lost re-election San Diego (San Diego)
Duke Cunningham.jpg Duke Cunningham Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 51st district
AlMcCandless.png Al McCandless Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Redistricted from the 37th district

Retired
Riverside
Sonny Bono.jpg Sonny Bono Republican January 3, 1995 – January 5, 1998 Died
Vacant January 5, 1998 – April 7, 1998
Mary Bono Mack Official.jpg Mary Bono Republican April 7, 1998 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 45th district
Ken Calvert Portrait.jpg Ken Calvert Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted from the 43rd district

Redistricted to the 42nd district
Orange (San Clemente), Riverside (Corona, Riverside)
Janice Hahn, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Janice Hahn Democratic January 3, 2013 – present Redistricted from the 36th district South Los Angeles (Carson, Compton, and San Pedro)

Election results[edit]

198219841986198819901992199419961998 (Special)19982000200220042006200820102012

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates 78,474 64.9%
Republican Shirley M. Gissendanner 38,447 31.8%
Libertarian Jim Conole 3,904 3.2%
Totals 120,825 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates (incumbent) 99,378 69.7%
Republican Neill Campbell 39,977 28.0%
Libertarian Jim Conole 3,206 2.2%
Totals 142,561 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates (incumbent) 70,557 64.2%
Republican Bill Mitchell 36,359 33.1%
Peace and Freedom Shirley Rachel Issacson 1,676 1.5%
Libertarian Dennis Thompson 1,244 1.1%
Totals 109,836 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates (incumbent) 90,796 59.7%
Republican Rob Butterfield 55,511 36.5%
Libertarian Dennis Thompson 5,782 3.8%
Totals 152,089 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham 50,377 46.3%
Democratic Jim Bates (incumbent) 48,712 44.8%
Peace and Freedom Donna White 5,237 4.8%
Libertarian John Wallner 4,385 4.0%
Totals 108,711 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless (incumbent) 110,333 54.2%
Democratic Georgia Smith 81,693 40.1%
Libertarian Phil Turner 11,515 5.7%
Totals 203,541 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sonny Bono 95,521 55.61%
Democratic Steve Clute 65,370 38.06%
American Independent Donald Cochran 10,885 6.34%
Totals 171,776 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sonny Bono (incumbent) 110,643 57.8%
Democratic Anita Rufus 73,844 38.6%
American Independent Donald Cochran 3,888 2.0%
Natural Law Karen Wilkinson 3,143 1.6%
Republican Colleen Cummings (write-in) 110 0.0%
Totals 191,628 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998 (Special)[edit]

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono 53,755 63.98%
Democratic Ralph Waite 24,228 28.84%
Democratic Anna Nevenich 2,415 2.87%
Democratic John W. J. Overman 1,435 1.71%
Republican Tom Hamey 1,235 1.47%
Republican Bud Mathewson 946 1.13%
Totals 84,014 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (incumbent) 97,013 60.06%
Democratic Ralph Waite 57,697 35.72%
Natural Law Jim J. Meuer 6,818 4.22%
Totals 161,528 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (incumbent) 123,738 59.2%
Democratic Ron Oden 79,302 38.0%
Reform Gene Smith 4,135 1.9%
Natural Law Jim Meuer 2,012 0.9%
Totals 209,187 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 76,686 63.7%
Democratic Louis Vandenberg 38,021 31.6%
Green Phill Courtney 5,756 4.7%
Totals 120,463 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 138,768 61.7%
Democratic Louis Vandenberg 78,796 35.0%
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin 7,559 3.3%
Totals 225,123 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 89,555 60.0%
Democratic Louis Vandenberg 55,275 37.0%
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin 4,486 3.0%
Totals 149,316 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 129,937 51.19%
Democratic Bill Hedrick 123,890 48.81%
Totals 253,827 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 107,482 55.61%
Democratic Bill Hedrick 85,784 44.39%
Totals 193,266 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Hahn (incumbent) 99,909 60.2%
Democratic Laura Richardson (incumbent) 65,989 39.8%
Totals 165,898 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°45′N 117°27′W / 33.75°N 117.45°W / 33.75; -117.45