California's 45th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California.
The district is based in
Orange County and includes all of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo, as well as parts of Anaheim, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel.
Mimi Walters, a Republican, has represented the district since January 2015.
In November 2018,
Katie Porter defeated Walters in the general election, and became the first Democrat to win a House race in the district since its inception.
2018 midterm elections [ edit ]
Incumbent Walters competed against a field of four Democrats and an independent candidate in the primary election for the
2018 midterm elections. On February 25, 2018, UC Irvine (UCI) assistant law professor Dave Min received the endorsement of the California Democratic Party.
Min, former White House senior technology advisor
Brian Forde, former legislative assistant to  Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Kia Hamadanchy, UCI law professor Katie Porter  , and UCI business professor John Graham ran in the "top two" primary in June 2018. Walters and Porter placed first and second and advanced to the general election in November.
On November 14, 2018, 8 days after polls closed, David Wasserman, the House Editor for
The Cook Political Report, projected that Porter had won the general election. Porter is the first Democrat to win a US congressional race in California's 45th congressional district since its inception in 1983.
Recent election results in statewide races [ edit ]
List of representatives [ edit ]
January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 42nd district Redistricted to the 52nd district
Imperial, San Diego
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 42nd district Redistricted to the 46th district
Mary Bono Mack
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 44th district Redistricted to the 36th district and lost re-election there.
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Redistricted from the 48th district
January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
Term starting January 3, 2019.
Election results [ edit ]
Living former Members [ edit ]
As of April 2015
, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 45th congressional district that are currently living.
Former district [ edit ]
From 2003 to 2013, this district was based in
Riverside County. The district included the communities of Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, Palm Desert, Hemet, Cathedral City, Temecula, Blythe, Rancho Mirage, Murrieta, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Cabazon, Anza, Thermal, Idyllwild, Coachella, and other unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
Historical district boundaries [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
"Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017 . Retrieved . April 7, 2017
Hagen, Lisa (February 25, 2018). "California Dems endorse three candidates in pivotal House races". The Hill . Retrieved . February 25, 2018
Mai-Duc, Christine (July 19, 2017). "Former Obama advisor jumps in to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters in Orange County". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . July 25, 2017
Wire, Sarah D. "A third challenger announces bid for Rep. Mimi Walters' Orange County seat". LA Times . Retrieved . 18 June 2017
Lagos, Marisa. "Democratic Hopefuls Look to Unseat Republicans in 2018". KQED News . Retrieved . 18 June 2017
^ Dave Wasserman,
Statement of Vote (2000 President) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2000 Senator) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived November 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2003 Governor) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2004 President) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
(2008 President) Archived 2009-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2010 Governor) Archived June 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2010 Senator) Archived June 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
1982 election results
1984 election results
1986 election results
1988 election results
1990 election results
1992 election results
1994 election results
1996 election results
1998 election results
2000 election results
2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
2004 general election results
2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
2008 general election results
2010 general election results Archived 2010-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.
2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 33°42′51″N 117°40′06″W / 33.71417°N 117.66833°W