United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1980

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1980 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, 1980. Republicans lost one seat but gained four Democratic-held seats.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1980
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Republican 4,176,462 51.08% 17 20 +3
Democratic 3,664,614 44.82% 26 23 -3
Libertarian 272,728 3.34% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 48,479 0.59% 0 0 0
American Independent 13,335 0.16% 0 0 0
Totals 8,175,618 100.00% 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, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene A. Chappie 145,098 53.70%
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 107,682 39.85%
Libertarian Jim McClarin 17,419 6.45%
Totals 270,199 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald H. Clausen (incumbent) 141,698 54.15%
Democratic Norma K. Bork 109,789 41.96%
Libertarian Daniel Mosier 6,833 2.61%
Peace and Freedom Linda D. Wren 3,354 1.28%
Totals 261,674 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 170,670 70.56%
Republican Joseph Murphy 64,215 26.55%
Libertarian Bruce A. Daniel 6,980 2.89%
Totals 241,865 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Fazio (incumbent) 133,853 65.28%
Republican Albert Dehr 60,935 29.72%
Libertarian Robert J. Burnside 10,267 5.01%
Totals 205,055 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton 101,105 51.11%
Republican Dennis McQuaid 89,624 45.31%
Libertarian Dan P. Dougherty 7,092 3.59%
Totals 197,821 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 93,400 69.37%
Republican Tom Spinosa 34,500 25.62%
Libertarian Roy Childs 6,750 5.01%
Totals 134,650 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 142,044 63.28%
Republican Giles St. Clair 70,479 31.40%
Libertarian Steve Snow 6,923 3.08%
American Independent Thomas J. Thompson 5,023 2.24%
Totals 224,469 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Dellums (incumbent) 108,380 55.46%
Republican Charles V. Hughes 76,580 39.19%
Libertarian Tod Mikuriya 10,465 5.35%
Totals 195,425 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 90,504 55.32%
Republican William J. "Bill" Kennedy 67,265 41.12%
Libertarian Steven W. Clanin 5,823 3.56%
Totals 163,592 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 102,231 62.13%
Republican Joseph M. Lutton 45,987 27.95%
Libertarian Joseph Fuhrig 11,904 7.23%
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 4,421 2.69%
Totals 164,543 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos 85,823 46.39%
Republican William Royer (incumbent) 80,100 43.29%
Peace and Freedom Wilson G. Branch 13,723 7.42%
Libertarian William S. Wade Jr. 3,816 2.06%
American Independent Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff 1,550 0.84%
Totals 185,012 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete McCloskey (incumbent) 143,817 72.24%
Democratic Kirsten Olsen 37,009 18.59%
Libertarian Bill Evers 15,073 7.57%
Peace and Freedom Adele Fumino 3,184 1.60%
Totals 199,083 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 132,246 58.88%
Republican W. E. "Ted" Gagne 79,766 35.51%
Libertarian Ray Strong 8,806 3.92%
Peace and Freedom Robert Goldsborough 3,791 1.69%
Totals 224,609 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman D. Shumway (incumbent) 133,979 60.74%
Democratic Ann Cerney 79,883 36.22%
Libertarian Douglas G. Housley 6,717 3.05%
Totals 220,579 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 108,072 71.81%
Republican Ron Schwartz 37,895 25.18%
Libertarian Michael L. Pullen 4,524 3.01%
Totals 150,491 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 158,360 71.00%
Republican W. A. "Jack" Roth 54,675 24.51%
Libertarian Kenton H. Bowers 6,802 3.05%
Peace and Freedom D. Jeff Mauro 3,198 1.43%
Totals 223,035 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17th[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 129,159 70.60%
Democratic Willard H. "Bill" Johnson 53,780 29.40%
Totals 182,939 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 126,046 71.03%
Democratic Mary Pat Timmermans 51,415 28.97%
Totals 177,461 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Lagomarsino (incumbent) 162,849 77.69%
Democratic Carmen Lodise 36,990 17.65%
Libertarian Jim Trotter 9,764 4.66%
Totals 209,603 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater, Jr. (incumbent) 199,674 78.83%
Democratic Matt Miller 43,024 16.99%
Libertarian Christopher R. Darwin 10,605 4.19%
Totals 253,303 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler 74,674 48.68%
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 73,898 48.17%
Libertarian George J. Lehmann 2,790 1.82%
Peace and Freedom Jan B. Tucker 2,038 1.33%
Totals 153,400 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 115,241 63.87%
Democratic Pierce O'Donnell 57,477 31.86%
Libertarian William V. Susel 7,705 4.27%
Totals 180,423 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony C. Beilenson (incumbent) 126,020 63.20%
Republican Robert "Bob" Winckler 62,742 31.47%
Libertarian Jeffrey P. Lieb 10,623 5.33%
Totals 199,385 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 93,569 63.77%
Republican Roland Cayard 39,744 27.09%
Peace and Freedom Margaret "Maggie" Feigin 5,905 4.02%
Libertarian Robert E. Lehman 5,172 3.52%
American Independent Jack Smilowitz 2,341 1.60%
Totals 146,731 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 49,080 66.00%
Republican Richard E. Ferraro 21,116 28.40%
Libertarian William D. Mitchell 4,169 5.61%
Totals 74,365 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 116,715 70.95%
Democratic Joseph Louis Lisoni 40,099 24.37%
Libertarian William "B. J." Wagener 7,700 4.68%
Totals 164,514 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 109,807 51.00%
Democratic Carey Peck 100,061 46.47%
Libertarian Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers 5,448 2.53%
Totals 215,316 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon (incumbent) 108,725 79.19%
Republican Robert Reid 23,179 16.88%
Libertarian Ernst F. Ghermann 5,400 3.93%
Totals 137,304 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 80,095 86.12%
Republican Michael Arthur Hirt 10,282 11.06%
Libertarian Earl Smith 2,622 2.82%
Totals 92,999 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Danielson (incumbent) 74,119 72.15%
Republican J. Arthur "Art" Platten 24,136 23.49%
Libertarian Bruce M. Hobbs 4,480 4.36%
Totals 102,735 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally 69,146 64.41%
Republican Don Grimshaw 38,203 35.59%
Totals 107,349 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 84,057 65.91%
Republican John R. Adler 39,260 30.79%
Libertarian Thomas A. Cosgrove 4,209 3.30%
Totals 127,526 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne R. Grisham (incumbent) 122,439 70.85%
Democratic Fred L. Anderson 50,365 29.15%
Totals 172,804 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 138,024 71.82%
Democratic Simone 46,351 24.12%
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 7,794 4.06%
Totals 192,169 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier 100,743 51.79%
Democratic James F. Lloyd (incumbent) 88,279 45.38%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 5,492 2.82%
Totals 194,514 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 88,628 52.54%
Republican John Paul Stark 73,247 43.42%
Libertarian Harry J. Histen 6,815 4.04%
Totals 168,690 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 165,371 71.57%
Democratic Donald M. "Don" Rusk 58,091 25.14%
Libertarian Larry Morris 7,615 3.30%
Totals 231,077 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 91,880 55.54%
Republican Art Jacobson 66,256 40.05%
Libertarian Charles E. "Chuck" Heiser 7,301 4.41%
Totals 165,437 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Dannemeyer (incumbent) 175,228 76.27%
Democratic Leonard L. Lahtinen 54,504 23.73%
Totals 229,732 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 213,999 70.16%
Democratic Michael F. Dow 66,512 21.81%
Libertarian Dan Mahaffey 24,486 8.03%
Totals 304,997 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Lowery 123,187 52.66%
Democratic Bob Wilson 101,101 43.22%
Libertarian Joseph D. Alldredge 9,630 4.12%
Totals 233,918 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter 79,713 53.27%
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin (incumbent) 69,936 46.73%
Totals 149,649 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clair Burgener (incumbent) 298,815 86.57%
Democratic Tom Metzger 46,361 13.43%
Totals 345,176 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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