United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996
California
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November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
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All 52 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 27 25
Seats before 26 26
Seats won 29 23
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 4,706,278 4,292,128
Percentage 49.61% 45.25%

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996 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 5, 1996. The delegation went from being tied to slightly majority-Democratic, with Democrats gaining 3 seats.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 4,706,278 49.61% 26 29 +3
Republican 4,292,128 45.25% 26 23 -3
Libertarian 213,583 2.25% 0 0 0
Natural Law 131,023 1.38% 0 0 0
Reform 57,513 0.61% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 48,136 0.51% 0 0 0
American Independent 17,814 0.19% 0 0 0
Independent 9,845 0.10% 0 0 0
Green 8,805 0.09% 0 0 0
Write-ins 541 0.01% 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 780,588 7.60%
Totals 10,266,254 100.00% 52 52

Results[edit]

Final results from the Secretary of State of California: [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 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Riggs (incumbent) 110,242 49.63%
Democratic Michela Alioto 96,522 43.46%
Libertarian Emil Rossi 15,354 6.91%
Invalid or blank votes 19,176 7.95%
Totals 241,294 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wally Herger (incumbent) 144,913 60.80%
Democratic Roberts Braden 80,401 33.73%
Natural Law Patrice Thiessen 7,253 3.04%
Libertarian William Brunner 5,759 2.42%
No party Bob Todd (write-in) 7 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 15,260 6.02%
Totals 253,593 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Fazio (incumbent) 118,663 53.52%
Republican Tim Lefever 91,134 41.10%
Reform Timothy Erich 7,701 3.47%
Libertarian Erin Donelle 4,239 1.91%
Invalid or blank votes 11,887 5.09%
Totals 233,624 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Doolittle (incumbent) 164,048 60.46%
Democratic Katie Hirning 97,948 36.10%
Libertarian Patrick McHargue 9,319 3.43%
Invalid or blank votes 17,386 6.02%
Totals 288,701 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 142,618 70.44%
Republican Robert Dinsmore 52,940 26.15%
Libertarian Joseph Miller 2,548 1.26%
American Independent Gordon Mors 2,231 1.10%
Natural Law Charles Kersey 2,123 1.05%
Invalid or blank votes 12,301 5.73%
Totals 214,761 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Woolsey (incumbent) 156,958 61.83%
Republican Duane Hughes 86,278 33.99%
Peace and Freedom Ernest Jones 6,459 2.54%
Natural Law Bruce Kendall 4,141 1.63%
Invalid or blank votes 22,736 8.22%
Totals 276,572 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 137,089 71.81%
Republican Norman Reece 42,542 22.28%
Reform William Thompson 6,866 3.60%
Natural Law Bob Liatunick 4,420 2.32%
Invalid or blank votes 13,179 6.46%
Totals 204,096 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 175,216 84.34%
Republican Justin Raimondo 25,739 12.39%
Natural Law David Smithstein 6,783 3.26%
No party Ed Murray (write-in) 22 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 24,797 10.66%
Totals 232,557 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Dellums (incumbent) 154,806 77.03%
Republican Deborah Wright 37,126 18.47%
Peace and Freedom Tom Condit 5,561 2.77%
Natural Law Jack Forem 3,475 1.73%
No party Omari Musa (write-in) 8 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 13,712 6.39%
Totals 214,688 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Tauscher 137,726 48.63%
Republican Bill Baker (incumbent) 133,633 47.19%
Reform John Place 6,354 2.24%
Natural Law Valerie Janlois 3,047 1.08%
Libertarian Gregory Lyon 2,423 0.86%
Invalid or blank votes 7,504 2.58%
Totals 290,687 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Pombo (incumbent) 107,477 59.35%
Democratic Jason Silva 65,536 36.19%
Libertarian Kelly Rego 5,077 2.80%
Natural Law Selene Bush 3,006 1.66%
Invalid or blank votes 6,522 3.48%
Totals 187,618 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 149,052 71.69%
Republican Storm Jenkins 49,278 23.70%
Libertarian Christopher Schmidt 6,111 2.94%
Natural Law Richard Borg 3,472 1.67%
Invalid or blank votes 17,306 7.68%
Totals 225,219 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 114,408 65.18%
Republican James Fay 53,385 30.41%
Libertarian Terry Savage 7,746 4.41%
Invalid or blank votes 14,620 7.65%
Totals 191,159 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 149,313 64.87%
Republican Ben Brink 71,573 31.10%
Peace and Freedom Timothy Thompson 3,653 1.59%
Libertarian Joseph Dehn 3,492 1.52%
Natural Law Robert Wells 2,144 0.93%
Invalid or blank votes 11,814 4.88%
Totals 241,989 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 132,737 58.50%
Democratic Dick Lane 79,048 34.84%
Reform Valli Sharpe-Geisler 6,230 2.75%
Libertarian Ed Wimmers 5,481 2.42%
Natural Law Bruce Currivan 3,372 1.49%
No party Linh Dao (write-in) 9 0.00%
No party Conner Vlakancic (write-in) 9 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 16,275 6.69%
Totals 243,161 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 94,020 65.65%
Republican Chuck Wojslaw 43,197 30.16%
Libertarian David Bonino 4,124 2.88%
Natural Law Abaan Abu-Shumays 1,866 1.30%
Invalid or blank votes 10,572 6.87%
Totals 153,779 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 115,116 58.87%
Republican Jess Brown 73,856 37.77%
Natural Law John Black 6,573 3.36%
Invalid or blank votes 6,812 3.37%
Totals 202,357 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 108,827 65.72%
Republican Bill Conrad 52,695 31.82%
Libertarian James Morzella 2,233 1.35%
Natural Law Page Riskin 1,831 1.11%
Invalid or blank votes 8,304 4.78%
Totals 173,890 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Radanovich (incumbent) 137,402 66.58%
Democratic Paul Barile 58,452 28.32%
Libertarian Pamela Pescosolido 6,083 2.95%
Natural Law David Adalian 4,442 2.15%
Invalid or blank votes 15,110 6.82%
Totals 221,489 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 65,381 56.51%
Republican Trice Harvey 45,276 39.13%
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 5,048 4.36%
Invalid or blank votes 6,966 5.68%
Totals 122,671 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 125,916 65.81%
Democratic Deborah Vollmer 50,694 26.50%
Reform John Evans 8,113 4.24%
Natural Law Jane Bialosky 3,380 1.77%
Libertarian Mike Hodges 3,049 1.59%
No party Karen Gentry (write-in) 172 0.09%
Invalid or blank votes 5,852 2.97%
Totals 197,176 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter Capps 118,299 48.45%
Republican Andrea Seastrand (incumbent) 107,987 44.22%
Independent Steven Wheeler 9,845 4.03%
Reform Richard Porter 3,975 1.63%
Libertarian David Bersohn 2,233 0.91%
Natural Law Dawn Tomastik 1,847 0.76%
Invalid or blank votes 5,569 2.23%
Totals 249,755 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 118,880 59.59%
Democratic Robert Unruhe 70,035 35.10%
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 8,346 4.18%
Natural Law Stephen Hospodar 2,246 1.13%
Invalid or blank votes 7,198 3.48%
Totals 206,705 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman 106,193 49.43%
Republican Rich Sybert 93,629 43.58%
Peace and Freedom Ralph Shroyer 6,267 2.92%
Libertarian Erich Miller 5,691 2.65%
Natural Law Ron Lawrence 3,068 1.43%
Invalid or blank votes 16,957 7.32%
Totals 231,805 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard McKeon (incumbent) 122,428 62.40%
Democratic Diane Trautman 65,089 33.17%
Libertarian Bruce Acker 6,173 3.15%
Peace and Freedom Justin Gerber 2,513 1.28%
Invalid or blank votes 14,280 6.78%
Totals 210,483 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 67,525 65.87%
Republican Bill Glass 29,332 28.61%
Libertarian Scott Fritschler 3,539 3.45%
Natural Law Gary Hearne 2,119 2.07%
Invalid or blank votes 11,530 10.11%
Totals 114,045 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan 95,310 50.18%
Democratic Doug Kahn 82,014 43.18%
Libertarian Elizabeth Michael 6,645 3.50%
Green Walt Sheasby 4,195 2.21%
Natural Law Martin Zucker 1,766 0.93%
Invalid or blank votes 16,419 7.96%
Totals 206,349 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 113,389 60.67%
Democratic David Levering 69,037 36.94%
Libertarian Ken Saurenman 4,459 2.39%
Invalid or blank votes 15,619 7.71%
Totals 202,504 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 145,278 67.62%
Republican Paul Stepanek 52,857 24.60%
Peace and Freedom John Daly 8,819 4.10%
Libertarian Mike Binkley 4,766 2.22%
Natural Law Brian Rees 3,097 1.44%
Invalid or blank votes 19,378 8.27%
Totals 234,195 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 58,283 72.32%
Republican Patricia Parker 15,078 18.71%
Libertarian Pam Probst 2,759 3.42%
Peace and Freedom Shirley Mandel 2,499 3.10%
Natural Law Rosemary Watson-Frith 1,971 2.45%
Invalid or blank votes 10,199 11.23%
Totals 90,789 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (incumbent) 69,285 67.47%
Republican John Flores 28,705 27.95%
Libertarian Michael Everling 4,700 4.58%
Invalid or blank votes 10,855 9.56%
Totals 113,545 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon (incumbent) 124,712 82.36%
Republican Larry Ardito 18,768 12.39%
Libertarian Neal Donner 6,390 4.22%
Natural Law Rashied Jibri 1,557 1.03%
Invalid or blank votes 17,257 10.23%
Totals 168,684 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 47,478 82.10%
Republican John Leonard 8,147 14.09%
Libertarian Howard Johnson 2,203 3.81%
Invalid or blank votes 6,638 10.30%
Totals 64,466 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 94,730 68.43%
Republican David Nunez 36,852 26.62%
American Independent J. Scott 4,122 2.98%
Libertarian David Argall 2,736 1.98%
Invalid or blank votes 11,697 7.79%
Totals 150,137 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maxine Waters (incumbent) 92,762 85.50%
Republican Eric Carlson 13,116 12.09%
American Independent Gordon Mego 2,610 2.41%
Invalid or blank votes 8,237 7.06%
Totals 116,725 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 117,752 52.46%
Republican Susan Brooks 98,538 43.90%
Libertarian Bruce Dovner 4,933 2.20%
Natural Law Bradley McManus 3,236 1.44%
Invalid or blank votes 16,463 6.83%
Totals 240,922 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald (inc.) 87,247 85.05%
Republican Michael Voetee 15,339 14.95%
Invalid or blank votes 12,482 10.85%
Totals 115,068 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 88,136 52.57%
Democratic Rick Zbur 71,627 42.73%
Green William Yeager 4,610 2.75%
Libertarian Paul Gautreau 3,272 1.95%
Invalid or blank votes 13,733 7.56%
Totals 209,278 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 120,761 62.80%
Democratic R. Davis 61,392 31.93%
Libertarian Jack Dean 10,137 5.27%
Invalid or blank votes 12,928 6.30%
Totals 205,218 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 98,821 64.90%
Democratic Robert Conaway 44,102 28.96%
American Independent Hale McGee 4,963 3.26%
Libertarian Joseph Kelley 4,375 2.87%
Invalid or blank votes 47,258 26.32%
Totals 179,519 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jay Kim (incumbent) 83,934 58.46%
Democratic Richard Waldron 47,346 32.98%
Libertarian Richard Newhouse 7,135 4.97%
Natural Law David Kramer 5,030 3.50%
No party Marjorie Mikels (Write-in) 120 0.08%
Invalid or blank votes 25,666 15.17%
Totals 169,231 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 52,166 50.48%
Republican Linda Wilde 51,170 49.52%
Invalid or blank votes 44,596 30.15%
Totals 147,932 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 97,247 54.72%
Democratic Guy Kimborough 67,422 37.94%
Natural Law Annie Wallack 6,576 3.70%
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin 3,309 1.86%
Libertarian Gene Berkman 3,086 1.74%
No party Colleen Cummings (write-in) 84 0.05%
Invalid or blank votes 6,571 3.57%
Totals 184,295 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 44[edit]

California's 44th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sonny Bono (incumbent) 110,643 57.74%
Democratic Anita Rufus 73,844 38.54%
American Independent Donald Cochran 3,888 2.03%
Natural Law Karen Wilkinson 3,143 1.64%
No party Bud Mathewson (write-in) 110 0.05%
Invalid or blank votes 4,245 2.17%
Totals 195,873 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 45[edit]

California's 45th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 125,326 60.98%
Democratic Sally Alexander 68,312 33.24%
Libertarian Mark Murphy 8,813 4.29%
Natural Law Rand McDevitt 3,071 1.49%
Invalid or blank votes 11,113 5.13%
Totals 216,635 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez 47,964 46.80%
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 46,980 45.84%
Reform Lawrence Stafford 3,235 3.16%
Libertarian Thomas Reimer 2,333 2.28%
Natural Law J. Aguirre 1,972 1.92%
Invalid or blank votes 3,771 3.55%
Totals 106,255 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 47[edit]

California's 47th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (incumbent) 160,078 65.73%
Democratic Tina Laine 70,362 28.89%
Natural Law Iris Adam 6,573 2.70%
Libertarian Victor Wagner 6,530 2.68%
Invalid or blank votes 12,574 4.90%
Totals 256,351 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 145,814 65.86%
Democratic Dan Farrell 59,558 26.90%
Reform William Dreu 8,013 3.62%
Natural Law Sharon Miles 8,006 3.62%
Invalid or blank votes 20,545 8.49%
Totals 241,936 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (incumbent) 108,806 52.62%
Democratic Peter Navarro 86,657 41.91%
Libertarian Ernie Lippe 4,218 2.04%
Reform Kevin Hambsch 3,773 1.82%
Natural Law Peter Sterling 3,314 1.60%
Invalid or blank votes 25,565 11.00%
Totals 232,333 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 73,200 59.62%
Republican Jim Baize 38,351 31.24%
Natural Law Earl Shepard 6,573 5.36%
Reform Dan Clark 3,253 2.65%
Libertarian Philip Zoebisch 1,398 1.14%
Invalid or blank votes 18,845 13.74%
Totals 137,185 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 51[edit]

California's 51st congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (incumbent) 149,032 65.07%
Democratic Rita Tamerius 66,250 28.93%
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 5,407 2.36%
Libertarian J.C. Anderson 5,298 2.31%
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,037 1.33%
Invalid or blank votes 29,484 12.05%
Totals 244,766 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (incumbent) 116,746 65.47%
Democratic Darity Wesley 53,104 29.78%
Peace and Freedom Janice Jordan 3,649 2.05%
Libertarian Dante Ridley 3,329 1.87%
Natural Law Peter Ballantyne 1,493 0.84%
Invalid or blank votes 24,825 12.22%
Totals 203,146 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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