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.
Current Representative Susan Davis (DSan Diego)
Population (2013) 741,909[1]
Median income 61,021[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+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]

List of representatives[edit]

Portrait Representative Party Dates Electoral history Notes
District created January 3, 2003
Susan A. Davis 113th Congress.jpg   Susan Davis
(1944-04-13) April 13, 1944 (age 73)
Democratic January 3, 2003

Incumbent
Redistricted
from the
49th district
San Diego County, California

After the 2010 census, the district was shifted eastward
and lost its coastal focus, so that it now covers
east central San Diego and eastern suburbs.

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.

Elections for representatives[edit]

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 72,252 62.19%
Republican Bill VanDeWeghe 43,891 37.78%
No party Jim Dorenkott (write-in) 37 0.03%%
Majority 28,361 24.41%
Total votes 116,180 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold


2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 146,449 66.14% +3.95%
Republican Darin Hunzeker 63,897 28.86% -8.92%
Green Lawrence Rockwood 7,523 3.40% N/A
Libertarian Adam Van Susteren 3,567 1.61% N/A
Majority 82,552 37.28% +12.87%
Total votes 221,436 100.0% + 105,256
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 97,541 67.56% +1.42%
Republican John "Woody" Woodrum 43,312 30.00% +1.14%
Libertarian Ernie Lippe 3,534 2.45% +0.84%
Majority 54,229 37.56% +0.28%
Total votes 144,387 100% -77,049
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 161,315 68.49% +0.93%
Republican Michael Crimmins 64,658 27.45% -2.55%
Libertarian Edward M. Teyssier 9,569 4.06% +1.61%
Majority 96,657 41.03% +3.47%
Total votes 235,542 100% +91,155
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 104,800 62.26% -6.23%
Republican Michael Crimmins 57,230 34.00% +6.55%
Libertarian Paul Dekker 6,298 3.74%% -0.32%
Majority 47,570 28.26% -12.77%
Total votes 168,328 100% -67,214
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 164,825 61.43% -0.69%
Republican Nick Popaditch 103,482 38.57% +4.57%
Majority 61,343 22.86% -5.4%
Total votes 268,307 100% +99,979
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 87,104 58.84% -2.59%
Republican Larry A. Wilske 60,940 41.16% +2.59%
Majority 26,164 17.67% -5.19%
Total votes 148,044 100% -120,263
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Susan A. Davis (incumbent) 198,988 67.01% +8.17%
Republican James Veltmeyer 97,968 32.99% -8.17%
Majority 101,020 34.02% +16.35%
Total votes 296,956 100% +148,912
Democratic hold

In statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races

Office Results
Governor 2002[14] Davis 50.6% – 39.6%
Recall 2003[15][16] Yes 52.7% – 47.3%
Schwarzenegger 47.5% – 33.8%
Senator 2004[17] Boxer 63.6% – 31.1%
President 2004[18] Kerry 61.2% – 37.6%
Senator 2006[19] Feinstein 66.0% – 28.8%
Governor 2006[20] Schwarzenegger 53.4% – 40.6%
President 2008[21] Obama 68.2% – 29.9%
Senator 2010[22] Boxer 57.9% – 35.7%
Governor 2010[23] Brown 57.8% – 35.9%
President 2012[24] Obama 61.4% – 36.4%
Senator 2012[25] Feinstein 63.3% – 36.7%
Governor 2014[26] Brown 60.0%% – 40.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  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 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ 2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ 2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ 2008 general election results Archived December 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ 2010 general election results
  11. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ 2016 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)

External links[edit]

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