California's 48th congressional district

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California's 48th congressional district
California's 48th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 48th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Dana Rohrabacher (RCosta Mesa)
Ethnicity 58.6% White, 0.9% Black, 17.5% Asian, 19.9% Hispanic, 3.1[1]% other
Cook PVI R+7

California's 48th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in Orange County in Southern California. The district from 2003-2013 included the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (formerly known as El Toro), Tustin, and parts of Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano.

Beginning with the 113th Congress, California's 48th congressional district includes Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Midway City, parts of Westminster, Fountain Valley, parts of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Niguel.[2]

The district is currently represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher. The district is now centered in Huntington Beach.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Whitman 58.7 - 36.4%
Senator Fiorina 59.3 - 36.3%
2008 President[3] Obama 49.3 - 48.6%
2006 Governor[4] Schwarzenegger 71.5 - 24.0%
Senator[5] Mountjoy 49.7 - 45.5%
2004 President[6] Bush 58.3 - 40.4%
Senator[7] Jones 51.4 - 43.7%
2003 Recall[8][9] Yes 72.9 - 27.1%
Schwarzenegger 65.2 - 16.3%
2002 Governor[10] Simon 59.4 - 32.8%
2000 President[11] Bush 60.4 - 35.7%
Senator[12] Campbell 53.1 - 39.2%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 44.1 - 29.1%
Senator Herschensohn 58.2 - 32.1%
Senator Seymour 51.9 - 38.4%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Counties Notes
District created January 3, 1993
Ron Packard.jpg Ron Packard Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 Southern Orange, Riverside (Temecula), northwestern San Diego Redistricted from the 43rd district, Retired
Congressman Darrell Issa.jpg Darrell Issa Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 49th district
ChrisCox.jpg Christopher Cox Republican January 3, 2003 – August 2, 2005 South-central Orange Redistricted from the 47th district, Resigned to become SEC chair
Vacant August 2, 2005 – December 7, 2005
John Campbell (congressman), official photo portrait, color.jpg John Campbell Republican December 7, 2005 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 45th district
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg Dana Rohrabacher Republican January 3, 2013 - Present coastal Orange County (Huntington Beach) Incumbent, Redistricted from the 46th district

Election results[edit]

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 140,935 61.1%
Democratic Michael P. "Mike" Farber 67,415 29.3%
Peace and Freedom Donna White 13,396 5.8%
Libertarian Ted Lowe 8,749 3.8%
Totals 230,495 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 143,570 73.39%
Democratic Andrei Leschick 43,523 22.25%
Reform Donna White 8,543 4.37%
Totals 195,636 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 145,814 65.9%
Democratic Dan Farrell 59,558 26.9%
Reform William Dreu 8,013 3.6%
Natural Law Sharon Miles 8,006 3.6%
Totals 221,391 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 138,948 76.89%
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 23,262 12.87%
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 18,509 10.24%
Totals 180,719 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa 160,627 61.5%
Democratic Peter Kouvelis 74,073 28.4%
Reform Eddie Rose 11,240 4.3%
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 8,269 3.1%
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 7,269 2.7%
Totals 261,478 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (incumbent) 122,884 68.5%
Democratic John Graham 51,058 28.4%
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 5,607 3.1%
Totals 179,549 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (incumbent) 189,004 65.0%
Democratic John Graham 93,525 32.2%
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 8,343 2.8%
Totals 290,872 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2005[edit]

California 48th congressional district special election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell 41,450 44.7%
Democratic Steve Young 25,926 28.0%
American Independent Jim Gilchrist 23,237 25.1%
Green Bea Tiritilli 1,242 1.3%
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 880 0.9%
Totals 93,138 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 120,130 59.9%
Democratic Steve Young 74,647 37.2%
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 5,750 2.9%
Totals 200,527 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 171,658 55.60%
Democratic Steve Young 125,537 40.67%
Libertarian Don Patterson 11,507 3.73%
Totals 308,702 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 145,481 59.94%
Democratic Beth Krom 88,465 36.45%
Libertarian Mike Binkley 8,773 3.61%
Totals 242,719 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 177,144 61.0%
Democratic Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0%
Totals 290,502 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°37′06″N 117°52′19″W / 33.618408°N 117.871971°W / 33.618408; -117.871971