California's 38th congressional district

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California's 38th congressional district
California US Congressional District 38 (since 2013).tif
California's 38th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.[1]
U.S. Representative
  Linda Sánchez
DWhittier
Median income$72,463[2]
Ethnicity
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California's 38th congressional district is congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in suburban eastern Los Angeles County, California. The district is currently represented by Democrat Linda Sánchez.

The district covers several cities in southeastern Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas including the cities of:

and the unincorporated communities of:

The major cities generally reflect an Hispanic majority, while Cerritos and La Palma have an Asian-American majority.

Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1990 Governor[5] Wilson 57.4% - 36.6%
1992 President[6] Clinton 44.6% - 33.5%
Senator[7] Herschensohn 46.3% - 45.1%
Senator (Special)[8] Feinstein 50.9% - 39.5%
1994 Governor[9] Wilson 57.3% - 38.6%
Senator[10] Huffington 47.8% – 43.1%
1996 President[11] Clinton 52.8% - 35.8%
1998 Governor[12] Davis 58.3% - 38.6%
Senator[13] Boxer 55.1% - 41.2%
2000 President[14] Gore 57.9% - 37.3%
Senator[15] Feinstein 59.6% - 33.3%
2002 Governor[16] Davis 62.3 - 28.7%
2003 Recall[17][18] No No 52.4% - 47.6%
Bustamante 47.1% - 37.9%
2004 President[19] Kerry 65.3% - 33.6%
Senator[20] Boxer 70.8% - 23.4%
2006 Governor[21] Angelides 58.3% - 37.1%
Senator[22] Feinstein 71.9% - 23.0%
2008 President[23] Obama 72.3% - 26.6%
2010 Governor[24] Brown 68.1% - 25.9%
Senator[25] Boxer 67.1% - 26.4%
2012 President[26] Obama 64.9% - 33.0%
Senator[27] Feinstein 66.6% - 33.4%
2014 Governor[28] Brown 59.7% – 40.3%
2016 President[29] Clinton 67.0% - 27.4%
U.S. Senator[30] Sanchez 50.9% - 49.1%
2018 Governor TBC
Senator TBC

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created January 3, 1963.

Representative Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
Patrick M. Martin 88th Congress 1963.jpg
Patrick M. Martin
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Lost re-election. Imperial County
Riverside County
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John V. Tunney
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 2, 1971
89th
90th
91st
Elected to the US Senate
Vacant January 2, 1971 –
January 3, 1971
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Victor Veysey
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Redistricted to the 43rd district.
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George Brown Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Redistricted to the 36th district. San Bernardino County
(Inland Empire)
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Jerry M. Patterson
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Lost re-election. North central Orange County
(Anaheim)
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Northwest Orange County
(Garden Grove
Santa Ana)
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Bob Dornan
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 46th district.
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Steve Horn
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Retired. Los Angeles County
(Bellflower
Long Beach)
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Grace Napolitano
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 34th district

Redistricted to the 32nd district.
San Gabriel Valley
Los Angeles County
(East L.A.
Norwalk
Pomona
La Puente
Hacienda Heights)
Linda Sánchez official photo.jpg
Linda Sánchez
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 39th district. Los Angeles County
(East L.A.
Norwalk
Whittier)

Election results[edit]

196219641966196819701972197419761978198019821984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick M. Martin 68,583 55.9
Democratic Dalip Singh Saund (incumbent) 54,022 44.1
Total votes 122,605 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John V. Tunney 85,661 52.8
Republican Patrick M. Martin (incumbent) 76,525 47.2
Total votes 162,186 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John V. Tunney (incumbent) 83,216 54.5
Republican Robert O. Hunter 69,444 45.5
Total votes 152,660 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John V. Tunney (incumbent) 121,025 62.8
Republican Robert O. Hunter 68,196 35.4
American Independent James H. Griffin 2,415 1.2
Peace and Freedom Terese A. Karmel 1,205 0.6
Total votes 192,841 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victor Veysey 87,479 49.8
Democratic David A. Tunno 85,684 48.8
American Independent William E. Pasley 2,481 3.4
Total votes 175,644 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 77,776 56.3
Republican Howard J. Snider 60,379 43.7
Total votes 138,155 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic win (new seat)

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson 67,299 54.0
Republican David Rehmann 51,509 41.3
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 3,991 3.2
Peace and Freedom Larry B. Kallenberger 1,851 1.5
Total votes 124,650 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 103,317 63.6
Republican James "Jim" Combs 59,092 36.4
Total votes 162,409 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 75,471 58.6
Republican Dan Goedeke 53,298 41.4
Total votes 128,769 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 91,880 55.5
Republican Art Jacobson 66,256 40.0
Libertarian Charles E. "Chuck" Heiser 7,301 4.5
Total votes 165,437 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 73,914 52.4
Republican William F. "Bill" Dohr 61,279 43.4
Libertarian Anita K. Barr 5,989 4.2
Total votes 141,182 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan 86,545 53.2
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 73,231 45.0
Peace and Freedom Michael Schuyles Bright 3,021 1.8
Total votes 162,797 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 66,032 55.3
Democratic Richard H. Robinson 50,625 42.4
Libertarian Lee Connelly 2,807 2.3
Total votes 119,464 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 87,690 59.5
Democratic Jerry Yudelson 52,399 35.6
Libertarian Bruce McKay 3,733 2.5
Peace and Freedom Frank German 3,547 2.4
Total votes 147,369 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (incumbent) 60,561 58.1
Democratic Barbara Jackson 43,693 41.9
Total votes 104,254 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn 92,038 48.6
Democratic Evan Anderson Braude 82,108 43.4
Peace and Freedom Paul Burton 8,391 4.4
Libertarian Blake Ashley 6,756 3.6
Independent Brown (write-in) 14 0.0
Independent Venable (write-in) 14 0.0
Total votes 189,321 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 85,225 58.5
Democratic Peter Mathews 53,681 36.8
Libertarian Lester W. Mueller 3,795 2.6
Peace and Freedom Richard K. Green 2,995 2.1
No party Duke (write-in) 73 0.0%
Total votes 145,769 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 88,136 52.6
Democratic Rick Zbur 71,627 42.8
Green William Yeager 4,610 2.7
Libertarian Paul Gautreau 3,272 1.9
Total votes 195,545 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 88,136 52.9
Democratic Peter Mathews 71,627 44.3
Libertarian David Bowers 3,705 2.8
Republican Margherita Underhill (write-in) 17 0.0
Total votes 163,485 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Horn (incumbent) 87,266 48.5
Democratic Gerrie Shcipske 85,498 47.5
Natural Law Karen Blasdell-Wilkinson 3,744 2.0
Libertarian Jack Neglia 3,614 2.0
Total votes 180,122 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 62,600 71.2
Republican Alex A. Burrola 23,126 26.2
Libertarian Al Cuperus 2,301 2.6
Total votes 88,027 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 116,851 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 75,181 75.4
Republican Sidney W. Street 24,620 24.6
Total votes 99,801 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 130,211 81.7
Libertarian Christopher M. Agrella 29,113 18.3
Total votes 159,324 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 85,459 73.4
Republican Robert Vaughn 30,883 26.6
Total votes 116,342 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 145,280 67.5
Republican Benjamin Campos 69,807 32.5
Total votes 215,087 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 58,192 59.1
Republican Benjamin Campos 40,288 40.9
Total votes 98,480 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 163,590 70.5
Republican Ryan Downing 68,524 29.5
Total votes 232,114 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 139,188 68.9
Republican Ryan Downing 62,968 31.1
Total votes 202,156 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representatives[edit]

As of January 2019, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 38th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was John V. Tunney (served 1965-1971) on January 12, 2018. The most recently serving representative to die was Steve Horn (served 1993-2003) on February 17, 2011.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jerry M. Patterson 1975 - 1985 (1934-10-25) October 25, 1934 (age 84)
Bob Dornan 1985 - 1993 (1933-04-03) April 3, 1933 (age 85)
Grace Napolitano 2003 - 2013 (1936-12-04) December 4, 1936 (age 82)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Census
  2. ^ US Census
  3. ^ "California's citizen commission final district maps: Find out what's changed where you live". latimes.com.
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (1990 Governor)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senate)
  31. ^ "1962 election results" (PDF).
  32. ^ "1964 election results" (PDF).
  33. ^ "1966 election results" (PDF).
  34. ^ "1968 election results" (PDF).
  35. ^ "1970 election results" (PDF).
  36. ^ "1972 election results" (PDF).
  37. ^ "1974 election results" (PDF).
  38. ^ "1976 election results" (PDF).
  39. ^ "1978 election results" (PDF).
  40. ^ "1980 election results" (PDF).
  41. ^ "1982 election results" (PDF).
  42. ^ "1984 election results" (PDF).
  43. ^ "1986 election results" (PDF).
  44. ^ "1988 election results" (PDF).
  45. ^ "1990 election results" (PDF).
  46. ^ "1992 election results" (PDF).
  47. ^ "1994 election results" (PDF).
  48. ^ "1996 election results" (PDF).
  49. ^ "1998 election results" (PDF).
  50. ^ "2000 election results" (PDF).
  51. ^ 2002 election results
  52. ^ 2004 election results
  53. ^ 2006 election results
  54. ^ 2008 election results
  55. ^ 2010 election results
  56. ^ 2012 election results
  57. ^ 2014 election results
  58. ^ 2016 election results
  59. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°56′26″N 118°03′45″W / 33.94056°N 118.06250°W / 33.94056; -118.06250