United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982 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, 1982. California gained two seats, both of which were won by Democrats, as a result of the 1980 Census, and Democrats picked up three Republican-held districts.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 3,815,205 50.32% 23 28 +5
Republican 3,603,102 47.52% 20 17 -3
Libertarian 127,480 1.68% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 31,270 0.41% 0 0 0
American Independent 5,564 0.07% 0 0 0
Totals 7,582,621 100.00% 43 45 +2

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 43District 44District 45

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Douglas H. Bosco 107,749 49.85%
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 102,043 47.21%
Libertarian David Redick 6,374 2.95%
Totals 216,166 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene A. Chappie (incumbent) 116,172 57.91%
Democratic John Newmeyer 81,314 40.53%
Peace and Freedom Howard Fegarsky 3,126 1.56%
Totals 200,612 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 194,680 89.63%
Libertarian Bruce A. Daniel 16,222 7.47%
Peace and Freedom John Newmeyer 6,294 2.90%
Totals 217,196 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Fazio (incumbent) 118,476 63.86%
Republican Roger B. Canfield 67,047 36.14%
Totals 185,523 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 103,268 57.91%
Republican Milton Marks 72,139 40.46%
Libertarian Justin Raimondo 2,904 1.63%
Totals 178,311 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Boxer 96,379 52.36%
Republican Dennis McQuaid 82,128 44.62%
Libertarian Howard C. Creighton 3,191 1.73%
Peace and Freedom Timothy Allen Albertson 2,366 1.29%
Totals 184,064 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 126,952 67.22%
Republican Paul E. Vallely 56,960 30.16%
Libertarian Richard Newell 2,752 1.46%
American Independent Terry L. Wells 2,205 1.17%
Totals 188,869 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Dellums (incumbent) 121,537 55.95%
Republican Claude B. Hutchinson Jr. 95,694 44.05%
Totals 217,231 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 104,393 60.66%
Republican William J. "Bill" Kennedy 67,702 39.34%
Totals 172,095 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 77,263 62.67%
Republican Bob Herriott 41,506 33.67%
Libertarian Dale Burrow 2,403 1.95%
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 2,109 1.71%
Totals 123,281 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 109,812 57.08%
Republican William Royer 76,462 39.75%
Libertarian Chuck Olson 2,920 1.52%
Peace and Freedom Wilson G. Branch 1,928 1.00%
American Independent Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff 1,250 0.65%
Totals 192,372 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Zschau 115,365 62.97%
Democratic Emmett Lynch 61,372 33.50%
Libertarian William C. "Bill" White 6,471 3.53%
Totals 183,208 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 110,805 65.89%
Republican Tom Kelly 52,806 31.40%
Libertarian Al Hinkle 4,553 2.71%
Totals 168,164 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman D. Shumway (incumbent) 134,225 63.43%
Democratic Baron Reed 77,400 36.57%
Totals 211,625 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 86,022 63.70%
Republican Ed Bates 45,948 34.02%
Libertarian Stephen L. Gerringer 3,073 2.28%
Totals 135,043 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 142,630 85.37%
Republican Gary Richard Arnold 24,448 14.63%
Totals 167,078 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 80,271 54.01%
Democratic Gene Tackett 68,364 45.99%
Totals 148,635 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Lehman 92,762 59.49%
Republican Adrian C. Fondse 59,664 38.26%
Libertarian Marshall William Fritz 3,501 2.25%
Totals 155,927 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Lagomarsino (incumbent) 112,486 61.05%
Democratic Frank Frost 66,042 35.84%
Libertarian R. C. Gordon-McCutchan 4,198 2.28%
Peace and Freedom Charles J. Zekan 1,520 0.82%
Totals 184,246 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 123,312 68.10%
Democratic Robert J. Bethea 57,769 31.90%
Totals 181,081 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 138,474 71.83%
Democratic George Henry Margolis 46,412 24.08%
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 7,881 4.09%
Totals 192,767 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 145,831 73.57%
Democratic Harvey L. Goldhammer 46,521 23.47%
Libertarian Robert T. Gerringer 5,870 2.96%
Totals 198,222 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony C. Beilenson (incumbent) 120,788 59.55%
Republican David Armor 82,031 40.45%
Totals 202,819 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 88,516 65.05%
Republican Jerry Zerg 42,133 30.96%
Libertarian Jeff Mandel 5,420 3.98%
Totals 136,069 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 71,106 84.50%
Libertarian Daniel John Gorham 12,060 14.50%
Totals 83,166 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman 97,383 59.58%
Republican Hal Phillips 66,072 40.42%
Totals 163,455 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine 108,347 59.46%
Republican Bart W. Christensen 67,479 37.03%
Libertarian ZacK Richardson 6,391 3.51%
Totals 182,217 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon (incumbent) 103,469 78.89%
Republican David Goerz 24,473 18.66%
Libertarian David W. Meleney 3,210 2.45%
Totals 131,152 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 97,028 79.80%
Republican Milton R. Mackaig 24,568 20.20%
Totals 121,596 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez 60,905 53.86%
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 52,177 46.14%
Totals 113,082 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (incumbent) 86,718 72.41%
Republican Henry C. Minturn 33,043 27.59%
Totals 119,761 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 84,663 57.99%
Republican Brian J. Lungren 57,863 39.63%
Peace and Freedom Eugene E. Ryle 3,473 2.38%
Totals 145,999 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 112,362 65.19%
Democratic Paul Servelle 55,514 32.21%
Libertarian Phillips B. Franklin 2,251 1.31%
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 2,223 1.29%
Totals 172,350 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres 68,316 57.24%
Republican Paul R. Jackson 51,026 42.76%
Totals 119,342 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 112,786 68.30%
Democratic Robert E. Erwin 52,349 31.70%
Totals 165,135 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 76,546 54.32%
Republican John Paul Stark 64,361 45.68%
Totals 140,907 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless 105,065 59.07%
Democratic Curtis R. "Sam" Cross 68,510 38.52%
Libertarian Marc R. Wruble 4,297 2.42%
Totals 177,872 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 73,914 52.35%
Republican William F. "Bill" Dohr 61,279 43.40%
Libertarian Anita K. Barr 5,989 4.24%
Totals 141,182 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Dannemeyer (incumbent) 129,539 72.22%
Democratic Frank G. Verges 46,681 26.02%
Libertarian Frank Boeheim 3,152 1.76%
Totals 179,372 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 144,228 71.54%
Democratic Paul Hasenman 52,546 26.06%
Peace and Freedom Maxine Bell Quirk 4,826 2.39%
Totals 201,600 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Lowery (incumbent) 140,130 68.87%
Democratic Tony Brandenburg 58,677 28.84%
Libertarian Everett Hale 4,654 2.29%
Totals 203,461 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 142,845 68.99%
Democratic James P. Spellman 58,690 28.35%
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 5,514 2.66%
Totals 207,049 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (write-in) 66,444 36.76%
Democratic Roy Pat Archer 57,995 32.09%
Republican Johnnie R. Crean 56,297 31.15%
Totals 180,736 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 44[edit]

California's 44th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates 78,474 64.95%
Republican Shirley M. Gissendanner 38,447 31.82%
Libertarian Jim Conole 3,904 3.23%
Totals 120,825 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 45[edit]

California's 45th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (incumbent) 117,771 68.57%
Democratic Richard Hill 50,148 29.20%
Libertarian Jack R. Sanders 3,839 2.24%
Totals 171,758 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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