California's 46th congressional district

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California's 46th congressional district
California's 46th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 46th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Loretta Sanchez (DAnaheim)
Ethnicity 18.4% White, 1.7% Black, 11.7% Asian, 66.6% Hispanic, 1.5[1]% other
Cook PVI D+9

California's 46th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that from 2003 to 2013 covered part of Los Angeles County and Orange County. The district included Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and Rancho Palos Verdes.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Loretta Sanchez. The district is based in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim and Santa Ana.

Boundaries 2003-13[edit]

The district was commonly considered[2] to be typical of gerrymandering. It covered some or all of the following cities in Orange County: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster. In Los Angeles County, the district covered Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates part of Long Beach, and a very small portion of the San Pedro neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, and Santa Catalina Island, on which Avalon was the only city. The district also included the whole of the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 61.4 - 36.2%
Senator
2010 Governor Whitman 55.8 - 38.8%
Senator Fiorina 56.4 - 38.4%
2008 President[3] McCain 49.8 - 48.0%
2006 Governor[4] Schwarzenegger 68.9 - 26.3%
Senator[5] Feinstein 47.9 - 47.1%
2004 President[6] Bush 56.9 - 41.6%
Senator[7] Jones 48.6 - 45.5%
2003 Recall[8][9] Yes 70.0 - 30.0%
Schwarzenegger 62.2 - 17.8%
2002 Governor[10] Simon 55.8 - 36.4%
2000 President[11] Gore 54.1 - 42.3%
Senator[12] Feinstein 55.5 - 35.6%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 39.9 - 37.1%
Senator Herschensohn 53.1 - 36.2%
Senator Seymour 45.7 - 42.6%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1993  
RobertDornan.jpg Bob Dornan Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 38th district

Lost re-election
Orange (Garden Grove, Santa Ana)
Loretta Sanchez official photo.jpg Loretta Sanchez Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 47th district
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg Dana Rohrabacher Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted from the 45th district

Redistricted to the 48th district
Los Angeles (Long Beach, Palos Verdes), Orange (Huntington Beach)
Loretta Sanchez official photo.jpg Loretta Sanchez Democratic January 3, 2013 – present Redistricted from the 47th district Orange County (Anaheim and Santa Ana)

Election results[edit]

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 55,659 50.2
Democratic Robert John Banuelos 45,435 41.0
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 9,712 8.8
Total votes 110,806 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 50,616 57.07
Democratic Michael P. "Mike" Farber 33,004 37.21
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 5,077 5.72
Total votes 88,697 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez 47,964 46.9
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 46,980 45.9
Reform Lawrence Stafford 3,235 3.1
Libertarian Thomas Reimer 2,333 2.2
Natural Law J. Aguirre 1,972 1.9
Total votes 102,484 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 47,964 56.43
Republican Bob Dornan 33,388 39.28
Libertarian Thomas E. Reimer 2,316 2.72
Natural Law Larry G. Engwall 1,334 1.57
Total votes 85,002 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 70,381 60.3
Republican Gloria Matta Tuchman 40,928 35.0
Libertarian Richard B. Boddie 3,159 2.7
Natural Law Larry Engwall 2,440 2.0
Total votes 116,908 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (inc.) 108,807 61.8
Democratic Gerrie Schipske 60,890 34.6
Libertarian Keith Gann 6,488 3.6
No party Thomas Lash (write-in) 80 0.0%
Total votes 176,165 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (inc.) 171,318 62.0
Democratic Jim Brandt 90,129 32.5
Green Tom Lash 10,238 3.7
Total votes 271,685 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (inc.) 116,176 59.6
Democratic Jim Brandt 71,573 36.7
Libertarian Dennis Chang 7,303 3.7
Total votes 195,052 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (inc.) 149,818 52.52
Democratic Debbie Cook 122,891 43.08
Green Thomas Lash 8,257 2.89
Libertarian Ernst P. Gasteiger 4,311 1.51
Total votes 285,277 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 139,822 62.21
Democratic Ken Arnold 84,940 37.79
Total votes 224,762 100.00
Voter turnout  %

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 95,694 63.9
Republican Jerry Hayden 54,121 36.1
Total votes 149,815 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 46th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 46th 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)
Bob Dornan 1993 - 1997 (1933-04-03) April 3, 1933 (age 82)
Dana Rohrabacher 2003 - 2013 (1947-06-21) June 21, 1947 (age 67)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°43′N 118°02′W / 33.72°N 118.04°W / 33.72; -118.04