United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1972

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1972 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 7, 1972. California gained 5 seats as a result of the 1970 Census, three of which were won by Democrats and two by Republicans. Of California's existing House seats, none switched parties.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1972
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 4,154,984 51.94% 20 23 +3
Republican 3,719,898 46.50% 18 20 +2
American Independent 65,684 0.82% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 59,600 0.74% 0 0 0
Totals 8,000,166 100.00% 38 43 +5

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 38District 39District 40
District 41District 42District 43

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 140,807 62.26%
Democratic William A. Nighswonger 77,138 34.11%
Peace and Freedom Jonathan T. Ames 8,470 3.75%
Totals 226,145 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 148,808 68.30%
Republican Francis X. Callahan 62,381 28.63%
American Independent Dorothy D. Paradis 6,688 3.07%
Totals 217,877 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 151,035 69.93%
Republican John Rakus 64,949 30.07%
Totals 215,984 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Leggett (incumbent) 114,673 67.44%
Republican Benjamin Chang 55,367 32.56%
Totals 170,040 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 120,819 81.75%
Republican Edlo E. Powell 26,963 18.25%
Totals 147,782 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Mailliard (incumbent) 118,197 52.04%
Democratic Roger Boas 108,934 47.96%
Totals 227,131 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dellums (incumbent) 126,351 56.00%
Republican Peter Hannaford 85,851 38.05%
American Independent Frank V. Cortese 13,430 5.95%
Totals 225,632 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark 101,024 52.90%
Republican Lew M. Warden, Jr. 89,948 47.10%
Totals 190,972 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 123,837 72.26%
Republican Herb Smith 43,134 25.17%
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 4,403 2.57%
Totals 171,374 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Gubser 139,850 64.61%
Democratic B. Frank Gillette 76,597 35.39%
Totals 216,447 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leo Ryan 113,580 60.39%
Republican Charles E. Chase 69,655 37.03%
American Independent Nicholas Waeil Kudrovzeff 4,852 2.58%
Totals 188,087 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 105,555 53.97%
Democratic Julian Camacho 84,268 43.09%
American Independent Stanley K. Monteith 5,753 2.94%
Totals 195,576 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles M. Teague (incumbent) 153,723 73.92%
Democratic Lester Dean Cleveland 54,237 27.08%
Totals 207,960 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerome Waldie (incumbent) 158,948 77.56%
Republican Floyd E. Sims 45,985 22.44%
Totals 204,933 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 145,273 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 134,079 79.12%
Republican Carol Harner 35,384 20.88%
Totals 169,463 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 110,098 60.21%
Democratic James Stewart 72,759 39.79%
Totals 182,857 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 109,993 66.47%
Democratic Vincent J. Lavery 55,484 33.53%
Totals 165,477 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 103,823 67.22%
Republican Kenneth M. Fisher 43,034 27.86%
Peace and Freedom Joe Harris 7,588 4.91%
Totals 154,445 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead 120,299 57.42%
Democratic John Binkley 89,219 42.58%
Totals 209,518 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 92,799 82.87%
Republican Rayfield Lundy 19,187 17.13%
Totals 111,986 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 121,352 67.57%
Republican Bruce P. Wolfe 52,664 29.32%
Peace and Freedom Ralph L. Shroyer 5,583 3.11%
Totals 179,599 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson (incumbent) 118,731 61.43%
Democratic Conrad G. Tuohey 74,561 38.57%
Totals 193,292 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 141,274 70.13%
Democratic Luther Mandell 60,170 29.87%
Totals 201,444 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Wiggins (incumbent) 115,908 67.60%
Democratic Leslie W. "Les" Craven 50,015 29.17%
American Independent Alfred Romirez 5,541 3.23%
Totals 171,464 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 160,932 68.63%
Republican Philip Robert Rutta 65,473 27.92%
Peace and Freedom Mike Timko 8,094 3.45%
Totals 234,499 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (incumbent) 117,622 57.40%
Democratic Mark S. Novak 87,295 42.60%
Totals 204,917 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (incumbent) 142,102 60.71%
Democratic Michael Shapiro 87,783 37.50%
Peace and Freedom Jack Hampton 4,184 1.79%
Totals 234,069 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson (incumbent) 91,553 62.78%
Republican Richard E. Ferraro 48,814 33.48%
Peace and Freedom John W. Blaine 5,455 3.74%
Totals 145,822 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 76,521 68.39%
Republican Bill Brophy 32,005 28.61%
Peace and Freedom Lewis McCammon 3,355 3.00%
Totals 111,881 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 85,954 52.28%
Republican Ben Valentine 69,876 42.50%
Peace and Freedom Roberta Lynn Wood 8,582 5.22%
Totals 164,412 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 147,016 65.86%
Democratic Dennis Murray 71,394 31.98%
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 4,804 2.15%
Totals 223,214 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 140,304 75.06%
Democratic Ken Thompson 46,626 24.94%
Totals 186,930 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 113,841 67.22%
Republican John D. Ratterree 48,916 28.88%
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 6,604 3.90%
Totals 169,361 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 103,912 74.79%
Republican Vernon E. Brown 35,018 25.21%
Totals 138,930 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum 87,984 52.75%
Democratic Timothy Lemucchi 72,516 43.47%
American Independent William M. "Bill" Armour 6,307 3.78%
Totals 166,807 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (inc.) 120,392 73.18%
Republican Greg Tria 40,633 24.70%
Peace and Freedom John Hagg 3,485 2.12%
Totals 164,510 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 77,776 56.30%
Republican Howard J. Snider 60,379 43.70%
Totals 138,155 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew J. Hinshaw 146,911 65.70%
Democratic John Woodland Black 76,695 43.30%
Totals 223,606 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 153,648 67.77%
Democratic Frank Caprio 68,771 30.33%
American Independent Fritjof Thygeson 4,294 1.89%
Totals 226,713 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 115,634 74.05%
Republican D. Richard "Dick" Kau 40,514 25.95%
Totals 156,148 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clair Burgener 155,965 67.44%
Democratic Bob Lowe 67,477 29.18%
American Independent Armin R. Moths 7,812 3.38%
Totals 231,254 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victor Veysey 117,781 62.68%
Democratic Ernest Z. Robles 70,129 37.32%
Totals 187,910 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

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