California's 40th congressional district

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California's 40th congressional district
California's 40th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 40th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (DLos Angeles)
Ethnicity 5.4% White, 5.1% Black, 2.3% Asian, 86.5% Hispanic, 0.8[1]% other
Cook PVI D+29

California's 40th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is currently represented by Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard. The district includes Downey, East Los Angeles, Commerce, Paramount, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, and the neighborhoods of Florence, Florence-Graham, Historic South Central and South Park, in South Los Angeles. It is the most Latino district in the nation, at 86.5%.

History[edit]

The seat was originally one of five reapportioned to California after the 1970 U.S. Census, but its boundaries have shifted radically through successive redistricting efforts. At various times it has included parts of Orange and San Diego counties, and from 1993 to 2003 it covered eastern San Bernardino and Inyo counties. From 2003 to 2013 the district was based in Orange County. The district covered the cities in the northern part of the county, including Fullerton, Orange, Cypress, Stanton, and Buena Park.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 81.5 - 16.5%
2010 Governor Whitman 55.8 - 38.0%
Senator Fiorina 57.0 - 37.2%
2008 President[2] McCain 51.1 - 46.6%
2006 Governor[3] Schwarzenegger 69.0 - 26.0%
Senator[4] Mountjoy 50.2 - 44.5%
2004 President[5] Bush 60.2 - 38.4%
Senator[6] Jones 50.9 - 43.8%
2003 Recall[7][8] Yes 73.8 - 26.2%
Schwarzenegger 62.4 - 16.5%
2002 Governor[9] Simon 57.7 - 34.6%
2000 President[10] Bush 56.0 - 39.3%
Senator[11] Campbell 50.4 - 41.9%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 39.9 - 35.2%
Senator Herschensohn 55.7 - 32.8%
Senator Seymour 49.5 - 39.6%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1973
Bob Wilson (92nd Congress portrait).jpg Bob Wilson Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 37th district

Redistricted to the 41st district
San Diego (San Diego City northern half)
Andrew J. Hinshaw.jpg Andrew J. Hinshaw Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977 Redistricted from the 39th district

Lost re-nomination
Southern Orange, northwestern San Diego
1985 p19 Robert Badham.jpg Robert Badham Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989 Retired Central Orange
ChrisCox.jpg Christopher Cox Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 47th district
Jerry Lewis, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jerry Lewis Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted from the 35th district

Redistricted to the 41st district
Inyo, San Bernardino
Edward Royce, official photo portrait color.jpg Ed Royce Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted from the 39th district

Redistricted to the 39th district
Northern Orange
Lucille Roybal-Allard.jpg Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic January 3, 2013 – present Redistricted from the 34th district Los Angeles (Downey and East Los Angeles)

Election results[edit]

197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 153,648 66.7
Democratic Frank Caprio 68,771 29.9
American Independent Fritjof Thygeson 4,294 1.9
Total votes 226,713 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew J. Hinshaw (inc.) 114,895 63.4
Democratic Roderick J. "Rod" Wilson 56,195 30.9
American Independent Grayson L. Watkins 10,381 5.7
Total votes 181,471 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham 148,512 59.3
Democratic Vivian Hall 102,132 40.7
Total votes 250,644 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 147,882 65.9
Democratic Jim McGuy 76,358 34.1
Total votes 224,240 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 213,999 70.2
Democratic Michael F. Dow 66,512 21.8
Libertarian Dan Mahaffey 24,486 8.0
Total votes 304,997 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 144,228 71.5
Democratic Paul Hasenman 52,546 26.1
Peace and Freedom Maxine Bell Quirk 4,826 2.4
Total votes 201,600 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 164,257 64.4
Democratic Carol Ann Bradford 86,748 34.0
Peace and Freedom Maxine Bell Quirk 3,969 1.6
Total votes 254,974 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 119,829 59.8
Democratic Bruce W. Sumner 75,664 37.7
Peace and Freedom Steve Sears 5,025 2.5
Total votes 200,518 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cox 181,269 67.1
Democratic Lida Lenney 80,782 29.9
Libertarian Roger Bloxham 4,539 1.7
Peace and Freedom Gretchen J. Farsai 3,699 1.4
No party Write-ins 87 0.0%
Total votes 270,376 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cox (incumbent) 142,299 67.6
Democratic Eugene Gratz 68,087 32.4
Total votes 210,376 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 129,563 63.1
Democratic Donald M. "Don" Rusk 63,881 31.1
Peace and Freedom Margie Akin 11,839 5.8
Total votes 205,283 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 115,728 70.68
Democratic Donald M. "Don" Rusk 48,003 29.32
Total votes 163,731 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 98,821 65.0
Democratic Robert Conaway 44,102 29.0
American Independent Hale McGee 4,963 3.2
Libertarian Joseph Kelly 4,375 2.8
Total votes 132,261 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 97,406 64.88
Democratic Robert "Bob" Conaway 47,897 31.90
Libertarian Maurice Mayben 4,822 3.21
Total votes 150,125 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 151,069 80.0
Natural Law Frank N. Schmidt 19,029 10.0
Libertarian Jay Lindberg 18,924 10.0
Total votes 189,022 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 92,422 67.7
Democratic Christina Avalos 40,265 29.5
Libertarian Charles R. "Chuck" McGlawn 3,955 2.8
Total votes 136,642 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 189,336 68.0
Democratic Tilman Williams 69,684 32.0
Total votes 259,020 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 100,995 66.8
Democratic Florice Orea Hoffman 46,418 30.7
Libertarian Philip H. Inman 3,876 2.5
Total votes 151,289 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 144,923 62.55
Democratic Christina Avalos 86,772 37.45
Total votes 231,695 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 119,455 66.79
Democratic Christina Avalos 59,400 33.21
Total votes 178,855 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 73,940 58.9
Democratic David Sanchez 51,613 41.1
Total votes 125,553 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 40th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 40th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Andrew J. Hinshaw 1975 - 1977 (1923-08-04) August 4, 1923 (age 92)
Christopher Cox 1979 - 1993 (1952-10-16) October 16, 1952 (age 62)
Jerry Lewis 1993 - 2003 (1934-10-21) October 21, 1934 (age 80)
Ed Royce 2003 - 2013 (1951-10-12) October 12, 1951 (age 63)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′41″N 117°55′23″W / 33.894642°N 117.922955°W / 33.894642; -117.922955