California's 53rd congressional district

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California's 53rd congressional district
California US Congressional District 53 (since 2013).tif
California's 53rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Susan Davis
DSan Diego
Population (2013)741,909[1]
Median income$72,429[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[4]

California's 53rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. It is currently represented by Democrat Susan Davis.

The district is currently in San Diego County. It includes eastern portions of Chula Vista, western portions of El Cajon, central and eastern portions of the city of San Diego, as well as eastern suburbs such as Bonita, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Spring Valley in their entirety.[5]

Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2002 Governor[6] Davis 50.6% – 39.6%
2003 Recall[7][8] Yes Yes 52.7% – 47.3%
Schwarzenegger 47.5% – 33.8%
2004 President[9] Kerry 61.2% – 37.6%
Senator[10] Boxer 63.6% – 31.1%
2006 Governor[11] Schwarzenegger 53.4% – 40.6%
Senator[12] Feinstein 66.0% – 28.8%
2008 President[13] Obama 68.2% – 29.9%
2010 Governor[14] Brown 57.8% – 35.9%
Senator[15] Boxer 57.9% – 35.7%
2012 President[16] Obama 61.4% – 36.4%
Senator[17] Feinstein 63.3% – 36.7%
2014 Governor[18] Brown 60.0% – 40.0%
2016 President[19] Clinton 64.5% – 29.6%
Senator[20] Harris 60.0% – 40.0%
2018 Governor TBC
Senator TBC

List of members representing the district[edit]

The district was created in January 3, 2003.

Representative Party Dates Electoral history Counties
Susan A. Davis 113th Congress.jpg
Susan Davis
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 49th district. San Diego
January 3, 2013 –
Present
After the 2010 census, the district was shifted eastward and lost its coastal focus, so that it covers east central San Diego and eastern suburbs.

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 72,252 62.2
Republican Bill VanDeWeghe 43,891 37.8
Independent Jim Dorenkott (write-in) 37 0.0
Total votes 116,180 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 146,449 66.1
Republican Darin Hunzeker 63,897 28.9
Green Lawrence Rockwood 7,523 3.4
Libertarian Adam Van Susteren 3,567 1.6
Total votes 221,436 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 97,541 67.6
Republican John "Woody" Woodrum 43,312 30.0
Libertarian Ernie Lippe 3,534 2.4
Total votes 144,387 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 161,315 68.5
Republican Michael Crimmins 64,658 27.4
Libertarian Edward M. Teyssier 9,569 4.1
Total votes 235,542 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 104,800 62.3
Republican Michael Crimmins 57,230 34.0
Libertarian Paul Dekker 6,298 3.7
Total votes 168,328 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 164,825 61.4
Republican Nick Popaditch 103,482 38.6
Total votes 268,307 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 87,104 58.8
Republican Larry A. Wilske 60,940 41.2
Total votes 148,044 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 198,988 67.0
Republican James Veltmeyer 97,968 33.0
Total votes 296,956 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 185,667 69.1
Republican Morgan Murtaugh 83,127 30.9
Total votes 268,794 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

Living former representatives[edit]

As of September 2015, no former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 53rd congressional district were still living, as Davis is the district's sole representative in its entire existence.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  2. ^ US Census
  3. ^ LA Times
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "District 53" (PDF). California Redistricting Commission certified map. Healthy City. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  21. ^ 2002 election results
  22. ^ 2004 election results
  23. ^ 2006 election results
  24. ^ 2008 election results
  25. ^ 2010 election results
  26. ^ 2012 election results
  27. ^ 2014 election results
  28. ^ 2016 election results
  29. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°44′24″N 117°02′06″W / 32.74°N 117.035°W / 32.74; -117.035