United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1970

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1970 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, 1970. Republicans won one open seat when John V. Tunney retired to run for Senate.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1970
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 3,124,147 49.44% 21 20 -1
Republican 3,093,405 48.95% 17 18 +1
American Independent 60,620 0.96% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 38,436 0.61% 0 0 0
Scattering 2,786 0.04% 0 0 0
Totals 6,319,394 100.00% 38 38

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 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27
District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 108,358 63.35%
Democratic William Kortum 62,688 36.65%
Totals 171,046 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 151,070 77.88%
Republican Lloyd E. Gilbert 37,223 19.19%
American Independent Jack R. Carrigg 5,681 2.93%
Totals 193,974 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 117,496 61.56%
Republican Elmore J. Duffy 69,811 36.58%
American Independent Allen E. Priest 3,554 1.86%
Totals 190,861 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Leggett (incumbent) 103,485 67.96%
Republican Andrew Gyorke 48,783 32.04%
Totals 152,268 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 76,567 70.81%
Republican John E. Parks 31,570 29.19%
Totals 108,137 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Mailliard (incumbent) 96,393 53.36%
Democratic Russell R. Miller 84,255 46.64%
Totals 180,648 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dellums 89,784 57.32%
Republican John E. Healy 64,691 41.30%
Peace and Freedom Sarah Scahill 2,156 1.38%
Totals 156,631 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller (incumbent) 104,311 69.00%
Republican Michael A. Crane 46,872 31.00%
Totals 151,183 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 120,041 69.15%
Republican Mark Guerra 49,556 28.55%
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 4,009 2.31%
Totals 173,606 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Gubser (incumbent) 135,864 62.03%
Democratic Stuart. D. McLean 80,530 36.76%
American Independent Joyce W. Stancliffe 2,651 1.21%
Totals 219,045 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 144,500 77.49%
Democratic Robert E. Gomperts 39,188 21.02%
No party Scattering 2,786 1.49%
Totals 186,474 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 95,549 63.63%
Democratic O'Brien Riordan 50,942 33.92%
Peace and Freedom Herbert H. Foster, Jr. 3,682 2.45%
Totals 150,173 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles M. Teague (incumbent) 125,507 58.15%
Democratic Gary K. Hart 87,980 40.76%
American Independent Maude I. Jordet 2,339 1.08%
Totals 215,826 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerome Waldie (incumbent) 148,655 74.55%
Republican Byron D. Athan 50,750 25.45%
Totals 199,405 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 98,442 63.11%
Republican Sam Van Dyken 55,546 35.61%
American Independent Francis E. "Gill" Gillings 1,994 1.28%
Totals 155,982 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 95,118 66.42%
Republican Phillip V. Sanchez 43,843 30.62%
American Independent James W. Scott 4,237 2.96%
Totals 143,198 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 83,739 62.24%
Republican Vernon E. Brown 47,778 35.51%
American Independent Robert W. Copeland 1,724 1.28%
Peace and Freedom Thomas E. Mathews 1,292 0.96%
Totals 134,533 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 86,071 63.20%
Democratic Milton Spartacus Miller 48,415 35.55%
American Independent Nora E. Hensley 1,709 1.25%
Totals 136,195 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 98,578 70.39%
Republican Bill Jones 41,462 29.61%
Totals 140,040 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 116,437 69.07%
Democratic Michael M. Stolzberg 50,033 29.68%
American Independent Earl C. Harper 2,100 1.25%
Totals 168,570 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 75,127 94.53%
Republican Southy M. Johnson 4,349 5.47%
Totals 79,476 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 95,256 59.37%
Republican Tom Hayden 63,297 39.45%
American Independent Callis R. Johnson 1,880 1.17%
Totals 160,433 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson (incumbent) 77,346 63.34%
Democratic G. L. "Jerry" Chapman 44,767 36.66%
Totals 122,113 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 124,071 65.05%
Democratic Myrlie B. Evers 61,777 32.39%
American Independent Brian Scanlon 3,018 1.58%
Peace and Freedom Harold Kaplan 1,858 0.97%
Totals 190,724 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Wiggins (incumbent) 116,169 63.29%
Democratic Leslie W. "Les" Craven 64,386 35.08%
American Independent Kevin Scanlon 2,994 1.63%
Totals 183,549 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 130,499 71.28%
Republican Nathaniel Jay Friedman 47,260 25.81%
Peace and Freedom Lewis B. McCammon 3,677 2.01%
American Independent Howard E. Hallinan 1,639 0.90%
Totals 183,075 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. 139,326 66.69%
Democratic N. "Toni" Kimmel 63,652 30.47%
Peace and Freedom Edward Richer 3,306 1.58%
American Independent John H. Hind 2,642 1.26%
Totals 208,926 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (incumbent) 154,691 69.27%
Democratic Don McLaughlin 57,882 25.92%
American Independent Derek A. Gordon 5,759 2.58%
Peace and Freedom Jane E. Gordon 4,971 2.23%
Totals 223,303 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson 71,308 62.59%
Republican Tom McMann 42,620 37.41%
Totals 113,928 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 63,903 68.26%
Republican Samuel F. Cavnar 28,038 29.95%
American Independent Boris Belousov 1,681 1.80%
Totals 93,622 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 102,071 73.18%
Republican Fred L. Casmir 37,416 26.82%
Totals 139,487 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 119,340 71.53%
Democratic Walter L. Mallonee 44,278 26.54%
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 3,227 1.93%
Totals 166,845 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 116,093 72.17%
Democratic Chester M. Wright 44,764 27.83%
Totals 160,857 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 101,664 54.46%
Republican Bill J. Teague 82,167 44.02%
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 2,843 1.52%
Totals 186,674 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John G. Schmitz (incumbent) 192,765 67.04%
Democratic Thomas B. Lenhart 87,019 30.26%
Peace and Freedom Francis R. Halpern 7,742 2.69%
Totals 287,526 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 132,446 71.53%
Democratic Daniel K. Hostetter 44,841 24.22%
Peace and Freedom Walter H. Koppelman 5,139 2.78%
American Independent Orville J. Davis 2,723 1.47%
Totals 185,149 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 93,952 72.12%
Republican James B. Kuhn 31,968 24.54%
American Independent Faye B. Brice 2,962 2.27%
Peace and Freedom Fritjof Thygeson 1,386 1.06%
Totals 130,268 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victor Veysey 87,479 49.80%
Democratic David A. Tunno 85,684 48.78%
American Independent William E. Pasley 2,481 1.41%
Totals 175,644 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

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