United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1914

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1914
California
1912 ←
November 3, 1914 (1914-11-03) → 1916

All 11 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 6 3
Seats won 4 3
Seat change Decrease 2 Steady
Popular vote 380,493 158,476
Percentage 44.5% 18.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Progressive Prohibition
Last election 1 0
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 141,571 71,589
Percentage 16.5% 8.4%

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     Republican hold     Democratic hold     Democratic gain     Progressive hold     Progressive gain     Prohibition gain     Independent hold

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1914 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 3, 1914. Republicans lost two seats, one to the Progressive Party and one to the Prohibition Party.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1916
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 380,493 44.5% 4 Decrease 2
Democratic 158,476 18.5% 3 Steady
Progressive 141,571 16.5% 2 Increase 1
Prohibition 71,589 8.4% 1 Increase 1
Socialist 68,215 8.0% 0 Steady
Independent 35,403 4.1% 1 Steady
Totals 855,747 100.0% 11

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 3
  Independent-Held 1
  Progressive-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 4
  Democratic-Held 3
  Progressive-Held 2
  Independent-Held 1
  Prohibition-Held 1

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Kent (incumbent) 35,403 48.1%
Republican Edward H. Hart 28,166 38.3%
Democratic O. F. Meldon 7,987 10.8%
Prohibition Henry P. Stipp 2,068 2.8%
Totals 73,624 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Independent hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Raker (incumbent) 32,575 64.7%
Republican James T. Matlock 15,716 31.2%
Prohibition W. P. Fassett 2,086 4.1%
Totals 50,377 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles F. Curry (incumbent) 66,034 85.0%
Socialist David T. Ross 6,752 8.7%
Prohibition Edwin F. Van Vlear 4,911 6.3%
Totals 77,697 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 41,044 69.1%
Democratic Henry Colombat 13,550 22.8%
Socialist Allen K. Gifford 3,928 6.6%
Prohibition J. C. Westenberg 895 1.5%
Totals 59,417 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John I. Nolan (incumbent) 53,875 83.3%
Socialist Mads Peter Christensen 7,366 11.4%
Prohibition Frederick Head 3,410 5.3%
Totals 64,651 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive John A. Elston 36,164 44.4%
Republican George H. Derrick 30,704 37.7%
Socialist Howard H. Caldwell 11,355 13.9%
Prohibition Harlow E. Wolcott 3,211 3.9%
Totals 81,434 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Progressive gain from Republican

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denver S. Church (incumbent) 39,389 49.9%
Republican A. M. Drew 25,106 31.8%
Socialist Harry M. McKee 7,797 9.9%
Prohibition Don A. Allen 6,573 8.3%
Totals 78,865 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everis A. Hayes (incumbent) 36,499 49.1%
Progressive Lewis Dan Bohnett 33,706 45.3%
Prohibition Joseph Merritt Horton 4,157 5.6%
Totals 74,362 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition Charles Hiram Randall 28,097 30.9%
Progressive Charles W. Bell (incumbent) 27,560 30.3%
Republican Frank C. Roberts 25,176 27.7%
Socialist Henry A. Hart 10,084 11.1%
Totals 90,917 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Prohibition gain from Progressive

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive William Stephens (incumbent) 44,141 38.4%
Republican Henry Z. Osborne 33,172 28.9%
Democratic Nathan Newby 17,810 15.5%
Socialist Ralph L. Criswell 14,900 13.0%
Prohibition Henry Clay Needham 4,903 4.3%
Totals 70,926 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Progressive hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Kettner (incumbent) 47,165 52.7%
Republican James Carson Needham 25,001 27.9%
Prohibition James S. Edwards 11,278 12.7%
Socialist Casper Bauer 6,033 6.7%
Totals 89,477 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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