United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1934

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1934 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 6, 1934. Democrats gained three districts while losing one.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1934
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,041,557 50.2% 13 +2
Republican 963,821 46.5% 7 -2
Socialist 18,890 0.9% 0 0
Prohibition 18,760 0.9% 0 0
Independent 12,301 0.6% 0 0
Communist 11,771 0.6% 0 0
Progressive 6,123 0.3% 0 0
Totals 2,073,223 100.0% 20

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 11
  Republican-Held 9
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 13
  Republican-Held 7

Results[edit]

Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14
District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 98,661 93.6%
Socialist Allen K. Gifford 6,698 6.4%
Totals 105,359 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 66,370 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank H. Buck (incumbent) 66,566 53.3%
Republican J. M. Inman 56,222 45.7%
Communist Albert Hougardy 1,167 1.0%
Totals 122,955 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Florence Prag Kahn (incumbent) 50,491 48.0%
Democratic Chauncey Tramutolo 46,871 44.5%
Progressive Raymond A. Burr 3,636 3.5%
Socialist Samuel S. White 2,414 2.3%
Communist Minnie Carson 1,810 1.7%
Totals 105,222 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 89,751 93.8%
Communist Alexander Noral 5,933 6.2%
Totals 95,684 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 93,213 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Tolan 51,962 52.3%
Republican Ralph R. Eltse (incumbent) 47,414 47.7%
Totals 99,376 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McGrath (incumbent) 107,325 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart 77,650 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry E. Stubbs (incumbent) 68,475 64.4%
Republican George R. Bliss 37,860 35.6%
Totals 106,335 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John S. McGroarty 66,999 53.5%
Republican William E. Evans (incumbent) 56,350 45.0%
Socialist William E. Stephenson 1,814 1.5%
Totals 125,163 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Hoeppel (incumbent) 52,595 50.7%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 51,216 49.3%
Totals 103,811 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 83,384 62.5%
Republican Thomas K. Case 27,993 21.0%
Prohibition Charles H. Randall 18,760 14.1%
Socialist Michael S. Kerrigan 2,113 1.6%
Communist John J. Graham 1,268 0.9%
Totals 133,518 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas F. Ford (incumbent) 52,761 61.0%
Republican William D. Campbell 33,945 37.1%
Progressive Lyndon R. Foster 2,487 2.7%
Socialist Harry Sherr 1,130 1.2%
Communist Lawrence Ross 1,086 1.2%
Totals 91,409 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello 67,247 50.6%
Republican William I. Traeger (incumbent) 65,858 49.4%
Totals 133,105 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (incumbent) 119,332 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden (incumbent) 60,045 70.4%
Republican C. P. "Cap" Wright 20,508 24.0%
Socialist Richard Pomeroy 4,721 5.6%
Totals 85,274 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron N. Scott 52,377 56.3%
Republican William Brayton 40,179 43.2%
Communist Clyde Champion 507 0.5%
Totals 93,063 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam L. Collins (incumbent) 97,119 88.8%
Independent A. B. Hillabold (write-in) 12,301 11.2%
Totals 109,420 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Burnham (incumbent) 51,682 52.4%
Democratic Edouard Izac 46,957 47.6%
Totals 98,639 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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