United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1974

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1974 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 4, 1974. Democrats picked up five Republican-held districts.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1974
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 3,265,513 56.83% 23 28 +5
Republican 2,334,870 40.63% 20 15 -5
American Independent 109,751 1.91% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 35,984 0.63% 0 0 0
Totals 5,746,118 100.00% 43 43

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, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 137,849 85.90%
American Independent Dorothy D. Paradis 22,628 14.10%
Totals 160,477 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 95,508 53.01%
Democratic Oscar H. Klee 76,951 42.71%
Peace and Freedom Carole J. Glass 7,719 4.28%
Totals 180,178 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 121,842 72.34%
Republican Ivaldo Lenci 46,585 27.66%
Totals 168,427 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Leggett (incumbent) 100,934 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton (incumbent) 87,323 59.32%
Republican Thomas Caylor 55,881 37.96%
Peace and Freedom Raymond Broshears 3,999 2.72%
Totals 147,203 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 84,585 71.37%
Republican Tom Spinosa 25,721 21.70%
Peace and Freedom Emily L. Siegel 4,753 4.01%
American Independent Carl Richard Davis 3,456 2.92%
Totals 118,515 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller 82,765 55.59%
Republican Gary Fernandez 66,115 44.41%
Totals 148,880 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dellums (incumbent) 93,106 56.48%
Republican Jack Redden 65,432 39.69%
American Independent John Holland 6,324 3.84%
Totals 164,862 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 87,854 70.64%
Republican Edson Adams 36,522 29.36%
Totals 124,376 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 86,014 77.01%
Republican Herb Smith 25,678 22.99%
Totals 111,692 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leo Ryan (incumbent) 106,075 75.69%
Republican Bob Jones 29,783 21.25%
American Independent Nicholas Waeil Kudrovzeff 4,293 3.06%
Totals 140,151 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 103,228 69.08%
Democratic Gary G. Gillmor 46,197 30.92%
Totals 149,425 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norman Mineta 78,649 52.57%
Republican George W. Milias 63,381 42.36%
Peace and Freedom Elizabeth Cervantes Barron 3,846 2.57%
American Independent Floyd S. Stancliffe 3,738 2.50%
Totals 149,614 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 101,932 70.80%
Republican Charles M. "Chuck" Gibson 34,679 24.09%
American Independent Roger A. Blaine 7,367 5.12%
Totals 143,978 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 80,205 71.89%
Republican Carol Harner 31,361 28.11%
Totals 111,566 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 76,084 49.19%
Democratic Julian Camacho 74,018 47.85%
American Independent D. Jeff Mauro 4,576 2.96%
Totals 154,678 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hans Krebs 66,082 51.90%
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 61,242 48.10%
Totals 127,324 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum (incumbent) 66,603 52.64%
Democratic George A. Seielstad 59,931 47.36%
Totals 126,534 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Lagomarsino (incumbent) 84,849 56.50%
Democratic James D. Loebl 65,334 43.50%
Totals 150,183 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (incumbent) 96,324 61.18%
Democratic Arline M. Mathews 61,119 38.82%
Totals 157,443 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 86,778 73.45%
Republican Mel Nadell 31,365 26.55%
Totals 118,143 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 78,983 55.72%
Democratic Richard Hallin 62,770 44.28%
Totals 141,753 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Rees (incumbent) 119,239 71.46%
Republican Jack E. Roberts 47,615 28.54%
Totals 166,854 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman 85,343 64.17%
Republican Elliott Stone Graham 43,680 32.84%
American Independent David E. Daivs 3,980 2.99%
Totals 133,003 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 43,998 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 80,782 58.85%
Democratic Paul A. Conforti 56,487 41.15%
Totals 137,269 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (incumbent) 99,645 63.83%
Democratic John Dalessio 50,919 32.62%
Peace and Freedom Jerry Rubin 5,547 3.55%
Totals 156,111 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (inc.) 86,743 80.28%
Republican Tom Neddy 21,308 19.72%
Totals 108,051 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 45,977 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson (incumbent) 66,074 74.24%
Republican John J. Perez 22,928 25.76%
Totals 89,002 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 60,560 70.46%
Republican Norman A. Hodges 23,039 26.81%
Peace and Freedom William C. Taylor 2,349 2.73%
Totals 85,948 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 82,485 87.68%
American Independent Virgil V. Badalich 8,710 9.26%
Peace and Freedom Frank H. Walker 2,877 3.06%
Totals 94,072 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson (incumbent) 71,054 53.38%
Democratic Robert E. "Bob" White 57,423 43.14%
American Independent James C. "Jim" Griffin 4,636 3.48%
Totals 133,113 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (incumbent) 78,345 49.74%
Republican Bill Bond 72,967 46.32%
American Independent Bill Bond 3,169 2.01%
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 3,043 1.93%
Totals 157,524 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Lloyd 60,709 50.25%
Republican Victor Veysey (incumbent) 60,102 49.75%
Totals 120,811 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 69,615 62.62%
Republican Jim Osgood 35,858 32.25%
American Independent William E. Pasley 5,701 5.13%
Totals 111,174 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Pettis (incumbent) 88,548 63.01%
Democratic Bobby Ray Vincent 46,449 33.06%
American Independent John H. Ortman 5,522 3.93%
Totals 140,519 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson 67,299 53.99%
Republican David Rehmann 51,509 41.32%
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 3,991 3.20%
Peace and Freedom Larry B. Kallenberger 1,851 1.48%
Totals 124,650 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Wiggins (incumbent) 87,995 55.23%
Democratic William E. "Bill" Farris 64,735 40.63%
American Independent Pat P. Scalera 6,967 4.37%
Totals 159,337 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew J. Hinshaw 114,895 63.31%
Democratic Roderick J. "Rod" Wilson 56,195 30.97%
American Independent Grayson L. Watkins 10,381 5.72%
Totals 181,471 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 93,461 54.42%
Democratic Colleen Marie O'Connor 73,954 43.06%
American Independent Robert W. Franson 4,312 2.51%
Totals 171,727 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 69,746 69.88%
Republican Wes Marden 30,058 30.12%
Totals 99,804 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clair Burgener 114,102 60.37%
Democratic Bill Bandes 74,905 39.63%
Totals 189,007 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

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