California's 18th congressional district

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California's 18th congressional district
California US Congressional District 18 (since 2013).tif
California's 18th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Anna Eshoo
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Population (2019)753,806
Median household
income
$149,375[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[2]

California's 18th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of California.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo. It includes portions of Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties, extending from the southwestern San Francisco Bay Area through the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Pacific coast. Cities and CDPs in the district include Palo Alto, Stanford, Los Altos, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos Hills, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and Scotts Valley; most of Menlo Park and Redwood City; and part of San Jose.

From 2003 to 2013, the district was located in the San Joaquin Valley. It included Merced County and portions of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Madera, and Fresno counties. Cities in the district included Modesto, most of Stockton, Ceres, Atwater, Merced and Los Banos.

As of 2019, the district had a median household income of $149,375, higher than any other congressional district in the country.[3]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2012 President[4] Obama 68.2 – 28.9%
Senator[5] Feinstein 71.6 – 28.4%
2014 Governor[6] Brown 71.6 – 28.4%
2016 President[7] Clinton 73.4 – 20.2%
Senator[8] Harris 73.8 – 26.2%
2018 Governor[9] Newsom 72.5 – 27.5%
Senator[10] Feinstein 60.9 – 39.1%
2020 President[11] Biden 76.4 – 21.3%

Election results from statewide races before 2012[edit]

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 40.9 – 37.3%
Senator Herschensohn 46.6 – 43.1%
Senator Feinstein 49.0 – 42.6%
1994 Governor [data unknown/missing]
Senator [data unknown/missing]
1996 President [data unknown/missing]
1998 Governor [data unknown/missing]
Senator [data unknown/missing]
2000 President[12] Bush 52.6 – 43.9%
Senator[13] Feinstein 49.0 – 43.6%
2002 Governor[14] Davis 50.5 – 40.2%
2003 Recall[15][16] Yes 57.9 – 42.1%
Schwarzenegger 44.1 – 33.4%
2004 President[17] Bush 49.6 – 49.3%
Senator[18] Boxer 56.5 – 39.2%
2006 Governor[19] Schwarzenegger 55.7 – 39.7%
Senator[20] Feinstein 58.6 – 36.2%
2008 President[21] Obama 59.2 – 38.3%
2010 Governor[22] Brown 52.3 – 40.9%
Senator[23] Boxer 47.9 – 44.5%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
District created on March 4, 1933
John H. Burke Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Retired.
1933–1963
Los Angeles County
Byron N. Scott Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
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Thomas M. Eaton
Republican January 3, 1939 –
September 16, 1939
76th Elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant September 16, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
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William Ward Johnson
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
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Clyde Doyle
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
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Willis W. Bradley
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
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Clyde Doyle
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Craig Hosmer
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 32nd district.
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Harlan Hagen
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
1963–1967
Kern County,
Kings County,
Tulare County
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Bob Mathias
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Redistricted to the 17th district and lost re-election.
1967–1973
Kern County,
Tulare County
1973–1975
Amador County,
Calaveras County,
Inyo County,
Kern County (sliver in north),
Madera County,
Mariposa County,
Mono County,
Tulare County,
Tuolumne County
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William M. Ketchum
Republican January 3, 1975 –
June 24, 1978
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 36th district and re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Died.
Inyo County,
Kern County,
northern Los Angeles County,
Tulare County
Vacant June 24, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
95th
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Bill Thomas
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 20th district.
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Richard Lehman
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
1983–1993
Calaveras County,
Fresno County (Fresno city), Madera County,
Mono County,
eastern San Joaquin County,
Tuolumne County
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Gary Condit
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Lost renomination.
1993–2003
Northwestern Fresno County,
western Madera County,
Merced County,
southwestern San Joaquin County,
Stanislaus County
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Dennis Cardoza
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
August 14, 2012
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Resigned to become a lobbyist.
2003–2013
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Small part of western Fresno County,
Merced County,
San Joaquin County (Stockton),
western Stanislaus County
Vacant August 14, 2012 –
January 3, 2013
112th
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Anna Eshoo
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–present
Portions of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz

Election results[edit]

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1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Burke 48,179 53.3
Republican Robert Henderson 33,817 37.4
Independent William E. Hinshaw 8,399 9.3
Total votes 90,395 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic win (new seat)

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron N. Scott 52,377 56.3
Republican William Brayton 40,179 43.2
Communist Clyde Champion 507 0.5
Total votes 93,063 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 61,415 59
Republican James F. Collins 42,748 41
Total votes 134,163 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1938[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Eaton 52,216 48.6
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 51,874 48.3
Progressive Solomon Carr 3,384 3.1
Total votes 107,474 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1940[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 73,932 54.4
Democratic Byron N. Scott 60,764 44.7
Communist George R. Ashby 1,355 0.9
Total votes 136,051 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 53,136 56.8
Democratic Francis H. Gentry 40,339 43.2
Total votes 93,475 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle 95,090 55.7
Republican William Ward Johnson (inc.) 75,749 44.3
Total votes 170,839 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Willis W. Bradley 67,363 52.8
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 60,218 47.2
Total votes 127,581 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle 105,687 51.1
Republican Willis W. Bradley (incumbent) 92,721 44.9
Progressive Stanley Moffatt 8,232 4.0
Total votes 206,640 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 97,177 50.5
Republican Craig Hosmer 95,308 49.5
Total votes 192,485 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer 90,438 55.5
Democratic Joseph M. Kennick 72,457 44.5
Total votes 162,895 100.0
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 71,731 55
Democratic Joseph M. Kennick 58,647 45
Total votes 130,378 100
Turnout  
Republican hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 103,108 59.3
Democratic Raymond C. "Ray" Simpson 70,911 40.7
Total votes 174,019 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 95,682 60
Democratic Harry S. May 63,684 40
Total votes 159,366 100
Turnout  
Republican hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 129,851 70
Democratic D. Patrick Ahern 55,735 30
Total votes 185,586 100
Turnout  
Republican hold

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 91,684 58.9
Republican G. Ray Arnett 64,037 41.1
Total votes 155,721 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 121,304 66.7
Republican James E. Williams Jr. 60,523 33.3
Total votes 181,827 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias 96,699 55.9
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 76,346 44.1
Total votes 173,045 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 100,008 65.2
Democratic Harlan Hagen 51,274 33.4
American Independent Edward Calvin Williams 2,186 1.4
Total votes 153,468 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 86,071 63.2
Democratic Milton Spartacus Miller 48,415 33.4
American Independent Nora E. Hensley 1,709 3.4
Total votes 136,195 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Mathias (incumbent) 109,993 66.5
Democratic Vincent J. Lavery 55,484 33.5
Total votes 165,477 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum (inc.) 66,603 52.7
Democratic George A. Seielstad 59,931 47.3
Total votes 126,534 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum (inc.) 101,658 64.2
Democratic Dean Close 56,683 35.8
Total votes 158,341 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas 85,663 59.3
Democratic Bob Sogge 58,900 40.7
Total votes 144,563 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 126,046 71
Democratic Mary Pat Timmermans 51,415 29
Total votes 177,461 100
Turnout  
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Lehman 92,762 59.5
Republican Adrian C. Fondse 59,664 38.3
Libertarian Marshall William Fritz 3,501 2.2
Total votes 155,927 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 128,186 67.3
Republican Dale L. Ewen 62,339 32.7
Total votes 190,525 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 101,480 71.3
Republican David C. Crevelt 40,907 28.7
Total votes 142,387 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 125,715 69.9
Republican David A. Linn 54,034 30.1
Total votes 179,749 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Lehman (inc.) 98,804 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 139,704 84.7
Libertarian Kim R. Almstrom 25,307 15.3
Total votes 165,011 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 91,106 65.52
Republican Tom Carter 44,046 31.68
Libertarian James B. Morzella 3,902 2.81
Total votes 139,054 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 108,827 65.8%
Republican Bill Conrad 52,695 31.8%
Libertarian James Morzella 2,233 1.3%
Natural Law Page Riskin 1,831 1.1%
Total votes 165,586 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 118,842 86.79%
Libertarian Linda M. Degroat 18,089 13.21%
Total votes 136,931 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 118,842 67.2%
Republican Steve R. Wilson 56,465 31.3%
Natural Law Page Roth Riskin 2,860 1.5%
Total votes 178,167 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza 56,181 51.3
Republican Dick Monteith 47,528 43.4
American Independent Kevin H. Cripe 3,641 3.3
Libertarian Linda De Groat 2,194 2.0
No party Donna Crowder (write-in) 49 0.0
Turnout 109,593
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 103,732 67.5
Republican Charles F. Pringle Sr. 49,973 32.5
Total votes 153,705 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 71,182 65.5
Republican John A. Kanno 37,531 34.5
Total votes 108,713 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 130,192 100.0
Total votes 130,192 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza (incumbent) 72,853 58.48
Republican Michael Clare Berryhill Sr. 51,716 41.52
Total votes 124,569 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[64]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo 212,831 70.5
Republican Dave Chapman 89,103 29.5
Total votes 301,934 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[65]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 133,060 68%
Republican Richard B. Fox 63,326 32%
Total votes 196,386 100%
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 230,460 71%
Republican Richard B. Fox 93,470 29%
Total votes 323,930 100%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 225,142 74.5%
Republican Christine Russell 77,096 25.5%
Total votes 302,238 100%
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 217,377 63.2
Democratic Rishi Kumar 126,750 36.8
Total votes 344,127 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=06&cd=18
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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  12. ^ "Statement of Vote (2000 President)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
  13. ^ "Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived November 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2007.
  16. ^ "Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2007.
  17. ^ "Statement of Vote (2004 President)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2007.
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "(2008 President)". Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
  22. ^ "Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  23. ^ "Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  24. ^ 1932 election results
  25. ^ 1934 election results
  26. ^ 1936 election results
  27. ^ 1938 election results
  28. ^ 1940 election results
  29. ^ 1942 election results
  30. ^ 1944 election results
  31. ^ 1946 election results
  32. ^ 1948 election results
  33. ^ 1950 election results
  34. ^ 1952 election results
  35. ^ 1954 election results
  36. ^ 1956 election results
  37. ^ 1958 election results
  38. ^ 1960 election results
  39. ^ 1962 election results
  40. ^ 1964 election results
  41. ^ 1966 election results
  42. ^ 1968 election results
  43. ^ 1970 election results
  44. ^ 1972 election results
  45. ^ 1974 election results
  46. ^ 1976 election results
  47. ^ 1978 election results
  48. ^ 1980 election results
  49. ^ 1982 election results
  50. ^ 1984 election results
  51. ^ 1986 election results
  52. ^ 1988 election results
  53. ^ 1990 election results
  54. ^ 1992 election results
  55. ^ 1994 election results
  56. ^ 1996 election results
  57. ^ 1998 election results
  58. ^ 2000 election results
  59. ^ 2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  60. ^ 2004 general election results Archived August 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  61. ^ 2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  62. ^ 2008 general election results Archived December 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  63. ^ 2010 general election results[permanent dead link]
  64. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  65. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives District 18 - Districtwide Results". Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°12′N 121°00′W / 37.2°N 121°W / 37.2; -121