United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1976

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The California United States House elections, 1976 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 2, 1976. Democrats picked up one district, the 16th.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1976
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 4,144,324 55.80% 28 29 +1
Republican 3,204,418 43.15% 15 14 -1
American Independent 39,786 0.54% 0 0 0
Independent 37,973 0.51% 0 0 0
Totals 7,426,501 100.00% 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, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 160,477 73.95%
Republican James E. Taylor 56,539 26.05%
Totals 217,016 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 121,290 56.01%
Democratic Oscar H. Klee 88,829 41.02%
Peace and Freedom Robert B. "Bob" Allred 6,444 2.98%
Totals 216,563 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 139,779 72.86%
Republican George R. Marsh, Jr. 52,075 27.14%
Totals 191,854 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Leggett (incumbent) 75,844 50.22%
Republican Rex Hime 75,193 49.78%
Totals 151,037 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton (incumbent) 103,746 61.84%
Republican Branwell Fanning 64,008 38.16%
Totals 167,754 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 86,493 66.07%
Republican Tom Spinosa 35,359 27.01%
Peace and Freedom Emily L. Siegel 6,570 5.02%
American Independent Raymond O. "Ray" Heaps 2,494 1.91%
Totals 130,916 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 147,064 74.72%
Republican Robert L. Vickers 45,863 23.30%
American Independent Melvin E. Stanley 3,889 1.98%
Totals 196,816 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dellums (incumbent) 122,342 62.12%
Republican Philip Stiles Breck Jr. 68,374 34.72%
Peace and Freedom Robert J. Evans 6,238 3.17%
Totals 196,954 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 116,398 70.81%
Republican James K. Mills 44,607 27.13%
Peace and Freedom Albert L. Sargis 3,386 2.06%
Totals 164,391 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 111,992 72.05%
Republican Herb Smith 38,088 24.50%
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 5,363 3.45%
Totals 155,443 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leo Ryan (incumbent) 107,618 61.08%
Republican Bob Jones 62,435 35.44%
American Independent Nicholas Waeil Kudrovzeff 6,141 3.49%
Totals 176,194 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 130,332 66.21%
Democratic David T. Harris 61,526 31.25%
American Independent Joseph David "Joss" Cooney 4,999 2.54%
Totals 196,857 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norman Mineta (incumbent) 135,291 66.77%
Republican Ernie Konnyu 63,130 31.16%
American Independent William Pollock Herrell 4,190 2.07%
Totals 202,611 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 123,285 72.54%
Republican Roger A. Blaine 46,674 27.46%
Totals 169,959 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 92,735 72.20%
Republican Carol Harner 35,700 27.80%
Totals 128,435 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta 104,545 53.42%
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 91,160 46.58%
Totals 195,705 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hans Krebs (incumbent) 103,898 65.69%
Republican Henry J. Andreas 54,270 34.31%
Totals 158,168 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum (incumbent) 101,658 64.20%
Democratic Dean Close 56,683 35.80%
Totals 158,341 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Lagomarsino (incumbent) 124,201 64.38%
Democratic Dan Sisson 68,722 35.62%
Totals 192,923 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (incumbent) 146,158 67.25%
Democratic Patty Lear Corman 71,193 32.75%
Totals 217,351 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 101,837 66.51%
Republican Erwin Ed Hogan 44,094 28.80%
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 7,178 4.69%
Totals 153,109 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 114,769 62.61%
Democratic Robert S. Henry 68,543 37.39%
Totals 183,312 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony C. Beilenson 130,619 60.18%
Republican Thomas F. Bartman 86,434 39.82%
Totals 217,053 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 108,296 67.78%
Republican David Irvins Simmons 51,478 32.22%
Totals 159,774 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 57,966 71.90%
Republican Robert K. Watson 17,737 22.00%
Peace and Freedom Marilyn Seals 4,922 6.10%
Totals 80,625 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 112,619 65.59%
Democratic Latta Bruce 59,093 34.41%
Totals 171,712 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan 114,623 54.68%
Democratic Gary Familian 94,988 45.32%
Totals 209,611 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (inc.) 114,612 80.20%
Republican Edward S. Skinner 28,303 19.80%
Totals 142,915 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 82,515 85.42%
Republican Michael D. Germonprez 10,852 11.23%
Independent Sheila Leburg 3,235 3.35%
Totals 96,602 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson (incumbent) 82,767 74.38%
Republican Harry Couch 28,503 25.62%
Totals 111,270 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 83,155 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 92,034 72.22%
Republican Clifford O. Young 35,394 27.78%
Totals 127,428 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Del M. Clawson 95,398 55.08%
Democratic Ted Snyder 77,807 44.92%
Totals 173,205 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (incumbent) 100,988 50.71%
Republican Dan Lungren 98,147 49.29%
Totals 199,135 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Lloyd (incumbent) 87,472 53.26%
Republican Louis Brutocao 76,765 46.74%
Totals 164,237 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 90,830 61.56%
Republican Grant Carner 49,368 33.46%
American Independent William E. Pasley 7,358 4.99%
Totals 147,556 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirley Neil Pettis (incumbent) 133,634 71.08%
Democratic Douglas C. Nilson Jr. 49,021 26.07%
American Independent Bernard Wahl 5,352 2.85%
Totals 188,007 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 103,317 63.62%
Republican James "Jim" Combs 59,092 36.38%
Totals 162,409 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles E. Wiggins 122,657 58.57%
Democratic William E. "Bill" Farris 86,745 41.43%
Totals 209,402 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham 148,512 59.25%
Democratic Vivian Hall 102,132 40.75%
Totals 250,644 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 128,784 57.65%
Democratic King Golden, Jr. 94,590 42.35%
Totals 223,374 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 103,062 75.99%
Republican Wes Marden 32,565 24.01%
Totals 135,627 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clair Burgener (incumbent) 173,576 65.00%
Democratic Pat Kelly 93,475 35.00%
Totals 267,051 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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