California's 34th congressional district

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California's 34th congressional district
California US Congressional District 34 (since 2013).tif
California's 34th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jimmy Gomez (DLos Angeles)
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+35[2]

California's 34th congressional district is a congressional district in Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California. The district has been represented by Democrat Jimmy Gomez since June 2017. Its previous representative, Democrat Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles, resigned January 24, 2017 to become Attorney General of California. Representative Gomez won a special election on June 6, 2017, beating fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn to replace Becerra.[3] He was later sworn in as the District's Congressman on July 11, 2017.[4]

Geography[edit]

The district is almost entirely within the City of Los Angeles and includes the following neighborhoods in Central, East and Northeast Los Angeles:

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1992 U.S. President Clinton 50.9 - 31.1%
U.S. Senator Boxer 47.0 - 42.1%
U.S. Senator Feinstein 56.1 - 34.2%
1994 Governor [Data unknown/missing.]
U.S. Senator [Data unknown/missing.]
1996 U.S. President [Data unknown/missing.]
1998 Governor [Data unknown/missing.]
U.S. Senator [Data unknown/missing.]
2000 U.S. President[5] Gore 67.3 - 29.5%
U.S. Senator[6] Feinstein 68.9 - 24.2%
2002 Governor[7] Davis 63.4 - 27.3%
2003 Recall[8][9] No 57.2 - 42.8%
Bustamante 52.6 - 33.4%
2004 U.S. President[10] Kerry 68.8 - 29.8%
U.S. Senator[11] Boxer 73.7 - 21.1%
2006 Governor[12] Angelides 62.6 - 32.4%
U.S. Senator[13] Feinstein 73.7 - 20.7%
2008 U.S. President[14] Obama 74.7 - 23.1%
2010 Governor Brown 71.5 - 23.0%
U.S. Senator Boxer 71.2 - 22.7%
2012 U.S. Senator Feinstein 84.6 - 15.4%
U.S. President Obama 83.0 - 14.1%
2016 U.S. Senator Harris 55.4 - 44.6%
U.S. President Clinton 83.6 - 10.7%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Notes Counties
Richard T Hanna.png Richard T. Hanna Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
District created January 3, 1963 Orange
January 3, 1967 –
December 31, 1974
Resigned Los Angeles, Orange
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
Mark W. Hannaford.jpg Mark W. Hannaford Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election Los Angeles, northwestern Orange
DanLungren 2009.jpg Dan Lungren Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 42nd district
Esteban Edward Torres.png Esteban Torres Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1999
Retired Los Angeles (Norwalk)
Hon Grace Napolitano.jpg Grace Napolitano Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 38th district
Lucille Roybal-Allard.jpg Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 33rd district

Redistricted to the 40th district
Los Angeles (Downtown L.A., Downey)
Xavier Becerra 113th Congress.jpg Xavier Becerra Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 24, 2017
Redistricted from the 31st district

Resigned to become California Attorney General
Los Angeles (Downtown L.A., Northeast)
Vacant January 24, 2017 –
July 11, 2017
Jimmy Gomez official portrait (cropped).jpg Jimmy Gomez Democratic July 11, 2017 –
present
Elected to finish Becerra's term

Election results[edit]

1962196419661968197019721974197619781980198219841986198819901992199419961998200020022004200620082010201220142016

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna 90,758 55.9
Republican Robert A. Geier 71,478 44.1
Total votes 162,236 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 137,588 58.3
Republican Robert A. Geier 98,606 41.7
Total votes 236,194 100.0
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 127,976 55.8
Republican Frank LaMagna 101,410 44.2
Total votes 129,386 100.0
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 105,880 50.9
Republican Bill J. Teague 102,333 49.1
Total votes 208,213 100.0
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 101,664 54.5
Republican Bill J. Teague 82,167 44.0
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 2,843 1.5
Total votes 186,674 100.0
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (incumbent) 113,841 67.2
Republican John D. Ratterree 48,916 28.9
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 6,604 3.9
Total votes 169,361 100.0
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (inc.) 78,345 49.8
Republican Bill Bond 72,967 46.3
American Independent James Manis 3,169 2.0
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 3,043 1.9
Total votes 157,524 100.0
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (inc.) 100,988 50.7
Republican Dan Lungren 98,147 49.3
Total votes 199,135 100.0
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren 90,554 53.7
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (inc.) 73,608 43.7
American Independent Lawrence John Stafford 4,410 2.6
Total votes 168,572 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 138,024 71.8
Democratic Simone 46,351 24.1
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 7,794 4.1
Total votes 192,169 100.0
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres 68,316 57.2
Republican Paul R. Jackson 51,026 42.8
Total votes 119,342 100.0
Democratic hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 87,060 59.8
Republican Paul R. Jackson 58,467 40.2
Total votes 145,527 100.0
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 66,404 60.3
Republican Charles M. House 43,659 39.7
Total votes 110,063 100.0
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 92,087 63.2
Republican Charles M. House 50,954 35.0
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 2,686 1.8
Total votes 145,727 100.0
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 55,646 60.7
Republican John C. Eastman 36,024 39.3
Total votes 91,670 100.0
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 91,738 61.3
Republican J. Jay Hernandez 50,907 34.0
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 7,072 4.7
No party Worland (write-in) 1 0.0%
Total votes 149,718 100.0
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 72,439 61.67
Republican Albert J. Nunez 40,068 34.11
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 4,921 4.19
American Independent J. Scott (write-in) 27 0.02
Total votes 117,455 100.0
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (incumbent) 94,730 68.5
Republican David Nunez 36,852 26.7
American Independent J. Scott 4,122 2.9
Libertarian David Argall 2,736 1.9
Total votes 138,440 100.0
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[33]
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
Total votes 113,075 100.0
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 105,980 71.3
Republican Robert Arthur Canales 33,445 22.5
Natural Law Julia F. Simon 9,262 6.2
Republican John W. Brantuk (write-in) 36 0.0
Total votes 148,723 100.0
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 46,734 74.1
Republican Wayne Miller 17,090 25.9
Total votes 63,824 100.0
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 82,282 74.5
Republican Wayne Miller 28,175 25.5
Total votes 110,457 100.0
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (inc.) 57,459 76.8
Republican Wayne Miller 17,359 23.2
No party Naomi Crane (write-in) 1 0.0%
Total votes 74,819 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 98,503 77.09
Republican Christopher Balding 29,266 22.91
Total votes 127,769 100.00
Turnout 63.68
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 69,382 77.23
Republican Wayne Miller 20,457 22.77
Total votes 89,839 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 120,367 85.6
Republican Stephen C. Smith 20,223 14.4
Total votes 140,590 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 44,697 73%
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 16,924 27%
Total votes 61,621 100%
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 122,842 77%
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 36,314 23%
Total votes 159,156 100%
Democratic hold

2017[edit]

California's 34th congressional district special general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 19,761 60.1%
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 13,108 39.9%
Total votes 32,869 100.00
Democratic hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of April 2015, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 34th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Dan Lungren 1979 - 1983 (1946-09-22) September 22, 1946 (age 71)
Esteban Edward Torres 1983 - 1999 (1930-01-27) January 27, 1930 (age 88)
Grace Napolitano 1999 - 2003 (1936-12-04) December 4, 1936 (age 81)
Lucille Roybal-Allard 2003 - 2013 (1941-06-12) June 12, 1941 (age 77)
Xavier Becerra 2013 - 2017 (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 60)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://mynewsla.com/government/2017/06/07/traditionally-latino-congressional-seat-stays-with-latino-korean-american-defeated/
  4. ^ http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-los-angeles-rep-jimmy-gomez-sworn-1499817496-htmlstory.html
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived 2010-11-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ (2008 President) Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ 1962 election results
  16. ^ 1964 election results
  17. ^ 1966 election results
  18. ^ 1968 election results
  19. ^ 1970 election results
  20. ^ 1972 election results
  21. ^ 1974 election results
  22. ^ 1976 election results
  23. ^ 1978 election results
  24. ^ 1980 election results
  25. ^ 1982 election results
  26. ^ 1984 election results
  27. ^ 1986 election results
  28. ^ 1988 election results
  29. ^ 1990 election results
  30. ^ 1992 election results
  31. ^ 1994 election results
  32. ^ 1996 election results
  33. ^ 1998 election results
  34. ^ 2000 election results
  35. ^ 2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  36. ^ 2004 general election results[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ 2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  38. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°04′29″N 118°13′42″W / 34.07472°N 118.22833°W / 34.07472; -118.22833