United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998
California
1996 ←
November 3, 1998 (1998-11-03) → 2000

All 52 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 29 23
Seats won 28 24
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 4,131,092 3,527,244
Percentage 51.41% 43.90%

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998 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 3, 1998. Democrats gained the 1st district but lost the 3rd and 36th (which they would gain back in 2000) districts for a net loss of one seat.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 4,131,092 51.41% 29 28 -1
Republican 3,527,244 43.90% 23 24 +1
Libertarian 202,542 2.52% 0 0 0
Natural Law 113,601 1.41% 0 0 0
Green 23,906 0.30% 0 0 0
American Independent 14,587 0.18% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 14,070 0.18% 0 0 0
Reform 7,628 0.09% 0 0 0
Write-ins 793 0.01% 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 628,189 7.25%
Totals 8,662,859 100.00% 52 52

Separate elections[edit]

Three special elections were held apart from those in November. The elected winners would serve the remainder of the incumbent Congress and face re-election in November.

Date District Reason & Result Candidates
March 10, 1998 California 22 Walter Capps (D) died October 28, 1997
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Lois Capps (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
April 7, 1998 California 9 Ron Dellums (D) resigned February 6, 1998
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Barbara Lee (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
April 7, 1998 California 44 Sonny Bono (R) died January 5, 1998
Republican hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Mary Bono (R)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]


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, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson 121,713 61.85%
Republican Mark Luce 64,622 32.84%
Libertarian Emil Rossi 5,404 2.75%
Peace and Freedom Ernest K. Jones, Jr. 4,996 2.54%
No party Lawrence R. Weisner (write-in) 37 0.02%
Invalid or blank votes 11,017 5.30%
Totals 207,789 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wally Herger (incumbent) 128,372 62.51%
Democratic Roberts "Rob" Braden 70,837 34.49%
Natural Law Patrice Thiessen 6,138 2.99%
No party Stephen F. Scott (write-in) 20 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 10,185 4.73%
Totals 215,552 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Ose 100,621 52.41%
Democratic Sandie Dunn 86,471 45.04%
Libertarian Ross Crain 4,914 2.56%
Invalid or blank votes 12,040 5.90%
Totals 204,046 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Doolittle (incumbent) 155,306 62.57%
Democratic David Shapiro 85,394 34.40%
Libertarian Dan Winterrowd 7,524 3.03%
Invalid or blank votes 15,715 5.95%
Totals 263,939 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 130,715 71.89%
Republican Robert Dinsmore 47,307 26.02%
Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma 3,746 2.06%
No party Ken Adams (write-in) 70 0.04%
Invalid or blank votes 9,856 5.14%
Totals 191,694 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Woolsey (incumbent) 158,446 68.01%
Republican Ken McAuliffe 69,295 29.74%
Natural Law Alan R. Barreca 5,240 2.25%
Invalid or blank votes 10,861 4.45%
Totals 243,842 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 125,842 76.67%
Republican Norman H. Reece 38,290 23.33%
Invalid or blank votes 10,178 5.84%
Totals 174,310 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 148,027 85.83%
Republican David J. Martz 20,781 12.05%
Natural Law David Smithstein 3,654 2.12%
Invalid or blank votes 20,405 10.58%
Totals 195,996 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Lee (incumbent) 140,722 82.83%
Republican Claiborne "Clay" Sanders 22,431 13.20%
Peace and Freedom Gerald Sanders 4,767 2.81%
Natural Law Walter Ruehlig 1,975 1.16%
Invalid or blank votes 14,602 7.91%
Totals 184,497 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Tauscher (incumbent) 127,134 53.46%
Republican Charles Ball 103,299 43.44%
Natural Law Valerie Janlois 3,941 1.66%
Reform John Place 3,435 1.44%
Invalid or blank votes 12,418 4.96%
Totals 250,227 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Pombo (incumbent) 95,496 61.43%
Democratic Robert L. Figueroa 56,345 36.25%
Libertarian Jesse Baird 3,608 2.32%
Invalid or blank votes 12,653 7.53%
Totals 168,102 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 128,135 73.98%
Republican Robert H. Evans, Jr. 36,562 21.11%
Libertarian Michael J. Moloney 8,515 4.92%
Invalid or blank votes 14,592 7.77%
Totals 187,804 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 101,671 71.20%
Republican James R. Goetz 38,050 26.65%
Natural Law Karnig Beylikjian 3,066 2.15%
Invalid or blank votes 11,847 7.66%
Totals 154,634 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 129,663 68.64%
Republican John C. "Chris" Haugen 53,719 28.44%
Libertarian Joseph W. Dehn III 3,166 1.68%
Natural Law Anna Currivan 2,362 1.25%
Invalid or blank votes 9,744 4.91%
Totals 198,654 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 111,876 60.54%
Democratic Dick Lane 70,059 37.91%
Natural Law Frank Strutner 2,843 1.54%
No party Constant Vlakancic (write-in) 8 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 12,654 6.41%
Totals 197,440 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 85,503 72.82%
Republican Horace Eugene Thayn 27,494 23.42%
Natural Law John H. Black 4,417 3.76%
Invalid or blank votes 8,511 6.76%
Totals 125,925 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 103,719 64.55%
Republican Bill McCampbell 52,470 32.65%
Libertarian Rick Garrett 2,791 1.74%
Natural Law Scott R. Hartley 1,710 1.06%
Invalid or blank votes 9,020 5.31%
Totals 169,710 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 118,842 86.79%
Libertarian Linda M. Degroat 18,089 13.21%
Invalid or blank votes 10,790 7.30%
Totals 147,721 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Radanovich (incumbent) 131,105 79.4%
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 34,044 20.6%
Invalid or blank votes 18,249 9.95%
Totals 183,398 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 60,599 60.73%
Republican Cliff Unruh 39,183 39.27%
Invalid or blank votes 6,181 5.83%
Totals 105,963 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 115,989 78.91%
Reform John Evans 30,994 21.09%
Invalid or blank votes 14,516 8.99%
Totals 161,499 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (incumbent) 111,388 55.09%
Republican Tom J. Bordonaro Jr. 86,921 42.99%
Libertarian Robert Bakhaus 2,618 1.29%
Reform Richard D. "Dick" Porter 1,263 0.62%
Invalid or blank votes 6,575 3.15%
Totals 208,765 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 96,362 60.06%
Democratic Daniel "Dan" Gonzalez 64,068 39.94%
Invalid or blank votes 10,739 6.27%
Totals 171,169 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 103,491 57.31%
Republican Randy Hoffman 69,501 38.49%
Natural Law Catherine Carter 3,033 1.68%
Libertarian Erich D. Miller 2,695 1.49%
Peace and Freedom Ralph Shroyer 1,860 1.03%
Invalid or blank votes 11,710 6.09%
Totals 192,290 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard McKeon (incumbent) 114,013 74.67%
Libertarian Bruce Acker 38,669 25.33%
Invalid or blank votes 19,092 11.11%
Totals 171,774 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 69,000 82.47%
Libertarian Juan Carlos Ros 6,556 7.84%
Green Maria Armoudian 4,858 5.81%
Natural Law David L. Cossak 3,248 3.88%
Invalid or blank votes 9,803 10.49%
Totals 93,465 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan (incumbent) 80,702 50.73%
Democratic Barry A. Gordon 73,875 46.44%
Libertarian Bob New 4,489 2.82%
Invalid or blank votes 10,853 6.39%
Totals 169,919 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 90,607 57.64%
Democratic Janice M. Nelson 61,721 39.26%
Libertarian Jerry R. Douglas 2,099 1.34%
Green Walt Contreras Sheasby 1,954 1.24%
Natural Law M. Lawrence Allison 819 0.52%
Invalid or blank votes 10,620 6.33%
Totals 167,820 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 131,561 73.87%
Republican Mike Gottlieb 40,282 22.62%
Libertarian Mike Binkley 3,534 1.98%
Natural Law Karen Blasdell-Wilkinson 2,717 1.53%
Invalid or blank votes 11,809 6.22%
Totals 189,903 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 58,230 81.25%
Republican Patricia Parker 13,441 18.75%
Invalid or blank votes 6,325 8.11%
Totals 77,996 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (incumbent) 61,173 70.02%
Republican Frank C. Moreno 19,786 22.65%
Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 4,377 5.01%
Libertarian Michael B. Everling 1,121 1.28%
Natural Law Gary Hearne 903 1.03%
Invalid or blank votes 7,683 8.08%
Totals 95,043 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon (incumbent) 112,253 86.69%
Republican Laurence Ardito 14,622 11.29%
Libertarian Velko Milosevich 2,617 2.02%
Invalid or blank votes 11,836 8.37%
Totals 141,328 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 43,310 87.19%
Republican Wayne Miller 6,364 12.81%
Invalid or blank votes 4,996 9.14%
Totals 54,670 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano 76,471 67.63%
Republican Ed Perez 32,321 28.58%
Libertarian Jason Heath 2,195 1.94%
American Independent Walter Scott 2,088 1.85%
Invalid or blank votes 9,381 7.66%
Totals 122,456 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maxine Waters (incumbent) 78,732 89.32%
American Independent Gordon Michael Mego 9,413 10.68%
Invalid or blank votes 9,079 9.34%
Totals 117,567 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 88,843 48.89%
Democratic Janice Hahn 84,624 46.57%
Green Robin Barrett 3,612 1.99%
Libertarian Kerry Welsh 3,066 1.69%
Reform John R. Konopka 1,561 0.86%
Invalid or blank votes 13,140 6.74%
Totals 194,846 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald (inc.) 70,026 85.06%
Republican Saul E. Lankster 12,301 14.94%
Invalid or blank votes 11,036 11.82%
Totals 93,363 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 88,136 52.93%
Democratic Peter Mathews 71,627 44.31%
Libertarian David Bowers 3,705 2.75%
No party Margherita Underhill (write-in) 17 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 10,085 6.96%
Totals 173,570 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 97,366 62.63%
Democratic A. "Cecy" R. Groom 52,815 33.97%
Libertarian Jack Dean 3,347 2.15%
Natural Law Ron Jevning 1,937 1.25%
Invalid or blank votes 12,719 7.56%
Totals 168,184 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 97,406 64.88%
Democratic Robert "Bob" Conaway 47,897 31.90%
Libertarian Maurice Maybena 4,822 3.21%
Invalid or blank votes 10,135 6.32%
Totals 160,260 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Miller (incumbent) 68,310 53.20%
Democratic Eileen R. Ansari 52,264 40.70%
Green Cynthia Allaire 3,597 2.80%
Libertarian Kenneth E. Valentine 2,529 1.97%
Natural Law David F. Kramer 1,714 1.33%
Invalid or blank votes 8,048 5.90%
Totals 136,462 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 62,207 55.29%
Republican Elia Pirozzi 45,328 40.28%
American Independent Hale McGee 3,086 2.74%
Libertarian David Lynn Hollist 1,899 1.69%
Invalid or blank votes 6,576 5.52%
Totals 119,096 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 83,012 55.69%
Democratic Mike Rayburn 56,373 37.82%
Green Phill Courtney 5,508 3.69%
Natural Law Annie Wallack 4,178 2.80%
Invalid or blank votes 9,064 5.73%
Totals 158,135 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 44[edit]

California's 44th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (incumbent) 97,013 60.06%
Democratic Ralph Waite 57,697 35.72%
Natural Law Jim J. Meuer 6,818 4.22%
Invalid or blank votes 8,675 5.10%
Totals 170,203 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 45[edit]

California's 45th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 94,296 58.65%
Democratic Patricia W. Neal 60,022 37.33%
Libertarian Don Hull 4,337 2.70%
Natural Law William "Bill" Verkamp Jr. 2,115 1.32%
Invalid or blank votes 13,724 7.87%
Totals 174,494 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 47,964 56.43%
Republican Bob Dornan 33,388 39.28%
Libertarian Thomas E. Reimer 2,316 2.72%
Natural Law Larry G. Engwall 1,334 1.57%
Invalid or blank votes 4,698 5.24%
Totals 89,700 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 47[edit]

California's 47th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (incumbent) 132,711 67.60%
Democratic Christina Avalos 57,938 29.51%
Libertarian Victor A. Wagner, Jr. 2,991 1.52%
Reform Raymond O. Mills 1,369 0.70%
Natural Law Paul Fisher 1,307 0.67%
Invalid or blank votes 15,026 7.11%
Totals 211,342 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 138,948 76.89%
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 23,262 12.87%
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 18,509 10.24%
Invalid or blank votes 25,874 12.52%
Totals 206,593 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (incumbent) 90,516 48.79%
Democratic Christine Kehoe 86,400 46.57%
Libertarian Ernest Lippe 3,327 1.79%
Natural Law Julia F. Simon 2,829 1.52%
Peace and Freedom Janice Jordan 2,447 1.32%
Invalid or blank votes 11,370 5.77%
Totals 196,889 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 77,354 99.18%
No party Jon Parungoa (write-in) 596 0.77%
No party Petra E. Barajas (write-in) 41 0.05%
Invalid or blank votes 37,243 32.32%
Totals 115,234 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 51[edit]

California's 51st congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (incumbent) 126,229 61.02%
Democratic Dan Kripke 71,706 34.66%
Libertarian Jack Anderson 5,411 2.62%
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,532 1.71%
No party Don J. Pando (write-in) 0 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 15,616 7.02%
Totals 222,494 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (incumbent) 116,251 75.70%
Libertarian Lynn Badler 21,933 14.28%
Natural Law Adrienne Pelton 15,380 10.02%
No party Bill Warren (write-in) 4 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 18,625 10.82%
Totals 172,193 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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