United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1978

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1978 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, 1978. Republicans knocked off three Democratic incumbents.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1978
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 3,335,332 51.11% 29 26 -3
Republican 3,105,933 47.60% 14 17 +3
American Independent 45,359 0.70% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 39,017 0.60% 0 0 0
Totals 6,525,641 100.00% 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, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 125,122 59.35%
Republican James E. Taylor 85,690 40.65%
Totals 210,812 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 114,451 51.96%
Democratic Norma Bork 99,712 45.27%
Peace and Freedom Irv Sutley 6,097 2.77%
Totals 220,260 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Matsui 105,537 53.44%
Republican Sandy Smoley 91,966 46.56%
Totals 197,503 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Fazio 87,764 55.37%
Republican Rex Hime 70,733 44.63%
Totals 158,497 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton (incumbent) 106,046 66.84%
Republican Dolores Skore 52,603 33.16%
Totals 158,649 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 81,801 68.30%
Republican Tom Spinosa 33,515 27.98%
American Independent Raymond O. Heaps 4,452 3.72%
Totals 119,768 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 109,676 63.45%
Republican Paula Gordon 58,332 33.74%
American Independent Melvin E. Stanley 4,857 2.81%
Totals 172,865 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dellums (incumbent) 94,824 57.36%
Republican Charles V. Hughes 70,481 42.64%
Totals 165,305 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 88,179 65.38%
Republican Robert S. Allen 41,138 30.50%
Peace and Freedom Lawrance J. Phillips 5,562 4.12%
Totals 134,879 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 84,488 67.13%
Republican Rudy Hansen 41,374 32.87%
Totals 125,862 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leo Ryan (incumbent) 92,882 60.52%
Republican Dave Welch 54,621 35.59%
American Independent Nicholas Waeil Kudrovzeff 5,961 3.88%
Totals 153,464 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 116,982 73.07%
Democratic Kirsten Olsen 34,472 21.53%
American Independent Harold R. Boylan 5,609 3.50%
Peace and Freedom Adele Fumino 3,022 1.89%
Totals 160,085 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norman Mineta (incumbent) 100,809 57.49%
Republican Dan O'Keefe 69,306 39.52%
Peace and Freedom Robert Goldsborough III 5,246 2.99%
Totals 175,361 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman D. Shumway 95,962 53.39%
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 76,602 42.62%
American Independent George Darold Waldron 7,163 3.99%
Totals 179,727 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho 75,212 60.11%
Republican Chris Patterakis 49,914 39.89%
Totals 125,126 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 104,550 61.37%
Republican Eric Seastrand 65,808 38.63%
Totals 170,358 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan 81,296 54.49%
Democratic John Hans Krebs (incumbent) 67,885 45.51%
Totals 149,181 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas 85,663 59.26%
Democratic Bob Sogge 58,900 40.74%
Totals 144,563 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Lagomarsino (incumbent) 123,192 71.73%
Democratic Jerry Zamos 41,672 24.26%
Peace and Freedom Milton Shiro Takei 6,887 4.01%
Totals 171,751 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (incumbent) 129,714 66.38%
Democratic Pat Lear 65,695 33.62%
Totals 195,409 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,869 59.51%
Republican Rod Walsh 44,519 35.86%
Peace and Freedom Bill Hill 5,750 4.63%
Totals 124,138 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 99,502 64.64%
Democratic Robert S. Henry 54,442 35.36%
Totals 153,944 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony C. Beilenson (incumbent) 117,498 65.64%
Republican Joseph Barbara 61,496 34.36%
Totals 178,994 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 85,075 62.66%
Republican Howard G. Schaefer 44,243 32.59%
Peace and Freedom Kevin Casey Peters 6,453 4.75%
Totals 135,771 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 45,881 67.39%
Republican Robert K. Watson 22,205 32.61%
Totals 68,086 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 113,059 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 89,392 51.00%
Democratic Carey Peck 85,880 49.00%
Totals 175,272 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon 97,592 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 65,214 85.00%
Republican Uriah J. Fields 11,512 15.00%
Totals 76,726 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson (incumbent) 66,241 71.42%
Republican Henry Ares 26,511 28.58%
Totals 92,752 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (incumbent) 55,667 67.76%
Republican Don Grimshaw 26,490 32.24%
Totals 82,157 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 74,004 71.43%
Republican Sonya Mathison 23,242 22.43%
American Independent Ida Bader 6,363 6.14%
Totals 103,609 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Grisham 79,533 55.98%
Democratic Dennis S. Kazarian 62,540 44.02%
Totals 142,073 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren 90,554 53.72%
Democratic Mark Hannaford (incumbent) 73,608 43.67%
American Independent Lawrence John Stafford 4,410 2.62%
Totals 168,572 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Lloyd (incumbent) 80,388 54.01%
Republican David Dreier 68,442 45.99%
Totals 148,830 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 80,448 62.92%
Republican Dana Warren Carmody 47,417 37.08%
Totals 127,865 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis 106,581 61.40%
Democratic Dan Corcoran 60,463 34.83%
American Independent Bernard Wahl 6,544 3.77%
Totals 173,588 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 75,471 58.61%
Republican Dan Goedeke 53,298 41.39%
Totals 128,769 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Dannemeyer 112,160 63.71%
Democratic William E. Farris 63,891 36.29%
Totals 176,051 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 147,882 65.95%
Democratic Jim McGuy 76,358 34.05%
Totals 224,240 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 107,685 58.14%
Democratic King Golden, Jr. 77,540 41.86%
Totals 185,225 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 85,126 73.74%
Republican Lawrence C. Mattera 30,319 26.26%
Totals 115,445 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clair Burgener (incumbent) 167,150 68.66%
Democratic Reuben B. Brooks 76,308 31.34%
Totals 243,458 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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