United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002
California
2000 ←
November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)
→ 2004

All 53 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 32 20
Seats won 33 20
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 3,731,081 3,284,120
Percentage 51.28% 43.28%
Swing Decrease0.51% Increase2.54%

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Electoral results by congressional district

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002 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, 2002. California gained 1 seat because of Congressional apportionment following the Census, which Republicans won. Democrats gained the open 39th district. In the 18th district, Democrat Gary Condit, under fire from the Chandra Levy scandal, lost in the primary to his former chief of staff, Dennis Cardoza.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 3,731,081 51.28% 32 33 +1
Republican 3,284,120 45.14% 20 20 0
Libertarian 219,118 3.01% 0 0 0
Green 20,674 0.28% 0 0 0
American Independent 9,325 0.13% 0 0 0
Natural Law 4,860 0.07% 0 0 0
Reform 4,726 0.06% 0 0 0
Write-ins 2,002 0.03% 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 484,381 6.20%
Totals 7,760,287 100.00% 52 53 +1

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 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson (incumbent) 118,669 64.07%
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 60,013 32.40%
Libertarian Kevin Bastian 6,534 3.53%
Invalid or blank votes 7,178 3.73%
Totals 192,236 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wally Herger (incumbent) 117,747 65.79%
Democratic Mike Johnson 52,455 29.31%
Natural Law Patrice Thiessen 4,860 2.72%
Libertarian Charles R. Martin 3,923 2.19%
Invalid or blank votes 7,498 4.02%
Totals 186,483 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Ose (incumbent) 121,732 62.45%
Democratic Howard Beeman 67,136 34.44%
Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma 6,050 3.10%
Invalid or blank votes 2,052 1.04%
Totals 196,970 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Doolittle (incumbent) 147,997 64.77%
Democratic Mark A. Norberg 72,860 31.89%
Libertarian Allen M. Roberts 7,247 3.17%
No party Bill Kirby (write-in) 401 0.18%
No party Phillip James Parisius (write-in) 1 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 7,518 3.19%
Totals 236,024 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 92,726 70.47%
Republican Richard Frankhuizen 34,749 26.41%
Libertarian Timothy E. Roloff 4,103 3.12%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 131,578 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Woolsey (incumbent) 139,750 66.69%
Republican Paul L. Erickson 62,052 29.61%
Libertarian Richard O. Barton 4,936 2.36%
Reform Jeff Rainforth 2,825 1.35%
Invalid or blank votes 7,890 3.63%
Totals 217,453 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 97,849 70.71%
Republican Charles R. Hargrave 36,584 26.44%
Libertarian Scott A. Wilson 3,943 2.85%
Invalid or blank votes 7,463 5.12%
Totals 145,839 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 127,684 79.58%
Republican G. Michael German 20,063 12.50%
Green Jay Pond 10,033 6.25%
Libertarian Ira Spivack 2,659 1.66%
No party Deborah Liatos (write-in) 2 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 160,441 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Lee (incumbent) 135,893 81.41%
Republican Jerald Udinsky 25,333 15.18%
Libertarian James M. Eyer 5,685 3.41%
No party Hector Reyna (write-in) 6 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 9,935 5.62%
Totals 176,852 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Tauscher (incumbent) 126,390 75.59%
Libertarian Sonia E. Alonso Harden 40,807 24.41%
Invalid or blank votes 24,148 12.62%
Totals 191,345 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Pombo (incumbent) 104,921 60.31%
Democratic Elaine Shaw 69,035 39.69%
Invalid or blank votes 103,414 37.28%
Totals 277,370 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 105,597 68.13%
Republican Michael J. Moloney 38,381 24.76%
Libertarian Maad Abu-Ghazalah 11,006 7.10%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 154,984 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 86,495 71.06%
Republican Syed R. Mahmood 26,852 22.06%
Libertarian Mark W. Stroberg 3,703 3.04%
American Independent Don J. Grundmann 2,772 2.28%
Reform John J. Bambey 1,901 1.56%
Invalid or blank votes 8,191 5.55%
Totals 147,561 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 117,055 68.18%
Republican Joe Nixon 48,346 28.16%
Libertarian Andrew B. Carver 6,277 3.66%
Invalid or blank votes 43,430 20.19%
Totals 215,108 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 87,482 65.77%
Republican Linda Rae Hermann 41,251 31.01%
Libertarian Jeff Landauer 4,289 3.22%
Invalid or blank votes 9,231 6.49%
Totals 142,253 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 72,370 67.02%
Republican Douglas Adams McNea 32,182 29.80%
Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 3,434 3.18%
Invalid or blank votes 8,357 7.18%
Totals 116,353 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 101,632 68.07%
Republican Clint Engler 40,334 27.02%
Green Ray Glock-Grueneich 4,885 3.27%
Libertarian Jascha Lee 2,418 1.62%
No party Alan Shugart (write-in) 27 0.02%
Invalid or blank votes 5,967 3.84%
Totals 155,263 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza 56,181 51.26%
Republican Dick Monteith 47,528 43.37%
American Independent Kevin H. Cripe 3,641 3.32%
Libertarian Linda De Groat 2,194 2.00%
No party Donna Crowder (write-in) 49 0.04%
Invalid or blank votes 4,879 4.26%
Totals 114,472 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Radanovich (incumbent) 106,209 67.31%
Democratic John Veen 47,403 30.04%
Libertarian Patrick Lee McHargue 4,190 2.66%
Invalid or blank votes 8,296 4.99%
Totals 166,098 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (incumbent) 47,627 63.70%
Republican Andre Minuth 25,628 34.28%
Libertarian Varrin Swearingen 1,515 2.03%
Invalid or blank votes 1,796 2.35%
Totals 76,566 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes 87,544 70.49%
Democratic David G. LaPere 32,584 26.24%
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 4,070 3.28%
Invalid or blank votes 5,223 4.04%
Totals 129,421 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 120,473 73.33%
Democratic Jaime A. Corvera 38,988 23.73%
Libertarian Frank Coates 4,824 2.94%
Invalid or blank votes 2,495 1.50%
Totals 166,780 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (incumbent) 95,752 59.03%
Republican Beth Rogers 62,604 38.59%
Libertarian James E. Hill 3,866 2.38%
Invalid or blank votes 2,415 1.47%
Totals 164,637 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (incumbent) 120,585 65.18%
Democratic Fern Rudin 58,755 31.76%
Libertarian Gary Harber 5,666 3.06%
Invalid or blank votes 7,819 4.05%
Totals 192,825 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard McKeon (incumbent) 80,775 64.97%
Democratic Bob Conaway 38,674 31.10%
Libertarian Frank M. Consolo, Jr. 4,887 3.93%
Invalid or blank votes 6,105 4.68%
Totals 130,441 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 95,360 63.77%
Democratic Marjorie Musser Mikels 50,081 33.49%
Libertarian Randall Weissbuch 4,089 2.73%
Invalid or blank votes 9,816 6.16%
Totals 159,346 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 79,815 61.96%
Republican Robert M. Levy 48,996 38.04%
Invalid or blank votes 10,561 7.58%
Totals 139,372 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 73,771 71.40%
Republican David R. Hernandez, Jr. 23,926 23.16%
Libertarian Kelley L. Ross 5,629 5.45%
Invalid or blank votes 7,947 7.14%
Totals 111,273 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Schiff (incumbent) 76,036 62.56%
Republican Jim Scileppi 40,616 33.42%
Libertarian Ted Brown 4,889 4.02%
Invalid or blank votes 8,774 6.73%
Totals 130,315 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 130,604 70.37%
Republican Tony D. Goss 54,989 29.63%
Invalid or blank votes 12,684 6.40%
Totals 198,277 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 54,569 81.15%
Republican Luis Vega 12,674 18.85%
Invalid or blank votes 5,635 7.73%
Totals 72,878 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hilda Solis (incumbent) 58,530 68.79%
Republican Emma E. Fischbeck 23,366 27.46%
Libertarian Michael "Mick" McGuire 3,183 3.74%
Invalid or blank votes 5,580 6.15%
Totals 90,659 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 97,779 82.55%
Republican Andrew Kim 16,699 14.10%
Libertarian Charles Tate 3,971 3.35%
Invalid or blank votes 7,726 6.12%
Totals 126,175 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 48,734 74.04%
Republican Wayne Miller 17,090 25.96%
Invalid or blank votes 5,663 7.92%
Totals 71,487 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maxine Waters (incumbent) 72,401 77.51%
Republican Ross Moen 18,094 19.37%
American Independent Gordon Michael Mego 2,912 3.12%
Invalid or blank votes 5,724 5.77%
Totals 99,131 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 88,198 61.35%
Republican Stuart Johnson 50,328 35.01%
Libertarian Mark McSpadden 5,225 3.63%
Invalid or blank votes 7,647 5.05%
Totals 151,398 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald (inc.) 63,445 72.92%
Republican Oscar A. Velasco 20,154 23.16%
Libertarian Herb Peters 3,413 3.92%
Invalid or blank votes 6,412 6.86%
Totals 93,424 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 62,600 71.11%
Republican Alex A. Burrola 23,126 26.27%
Libertarian Al Cuperus 2,301 2.61%
Invalid or blank votes 6,225 6.60%
Totals 94,252 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez 52,256 54.81%
Republican Tim Escobar 38,925 40.82%
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 4,165 4.37%
Invalid or blank votes 5,625 5.57%
Totals 100,971 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 40[edit]

California's 40th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 92,422 67.64%
Democratic Christina Avalos 40,265 29.47%
Libertarian Charles R. "Chuck" McGlawn 3,955 2.89%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 136,642 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 91,326 67.38%
Democratic Keith A. Johnson 40,155 29.63%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 4,052 2.99%
Invalid or blank votes 8,214 5.71%
Totals 143,747 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Miller (incumbent) 98,476 67.80%
Democratic Richard Waldron 42,090 28.98%
Libertarian Donald Yee 4,680 3.22%
Invalid or blank votes 3,507 2.36%
Totals 148,753 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca 45,374 66.39%
Republican Wendy C. Neighbor 20,821 30.47%
Libertarian Ethel M. Mohler 2,145 3.14%
Invalid or blank votes 5,273 7.16%
Totals 73,613 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 44[edit]

California's 44th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 76,686 63.66%
Democratic Louis Vandenberg 38,021 31.56%
Green Phillip Courtney 5,756 4.78%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 120,463 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 45[edit]

California's 45th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (incumbent) 87,101 65.23%
Democratic Elle K. Kurpiewski 43,692 32.72%
Libertarian Rod Miller-Boyer 2,740 2.05%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 133,533 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 108,807 61.73%
Democratic Gerrie Schipske 60,890 34.54%
Libertarian Keith Gann 6,488 3.68%
No party Thomas Lash (write-in) 80 0.05%
Invalid or blank votes 3,310 1.84%
Totals 179,575 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 47[edit]

California's 47th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 42,501 60.56%
Republican Jeff Chavez 24,346 34.69%
Libertarian Paul Marsden 2,944 4.20%
No party Kenneth Valenzuela Fisher (write-in) 382 0.54%
No party Michael J. Monge (write-in) 5 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 70,178 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (incumbent) 122,884 68.44%
Democratic John Graham 51,058 28.44%
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 5,607 3.12%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 179,549 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa (incumbent) 94,594 77.22%
Libertarian Karl W. Dietrich 26,891 21.95%
No party Michael P. Byron (write-in) 1,012 0.83%
Invalid or blank votes 13,345 9.82%
Totals 135,842 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (incumbent) 111,095 64.33%
Democratic Del G. Stewart 55,855 32.34%
Libertarian Richard M. Fontanesi 5,751 3.33%
Invalid or blank votes 14,568 7.78%
Totals 187,269 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 51[edit]

California's 51st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 59,541 57.93%
Republican Maria Guadalupe Garcia 40,430 39.33%
Libertarian Jeffrey S. Keup 2,816 2.74%
Invalid or blank votes 7,763 7.02%
Totals 110,549 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (incumbent) 118,561 70.15%
Democratic Peter Moore-Kochlacs 43,526 25.75%
Libertarian Michael Benoit 6,923 4.10%
Invalid or blank votes 12,916 7.10%
Totals 181,926 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 53[edit]

California's 53rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Davis (incumbent) 72,252 62.19%
Republican Bill VanDeWeghe 43,891 37.78%
No party Jim Dorenkott (write-in) 37 0.03%
Invalid or blank votes 17,166 12.87%
Totals 133,346 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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