California's 48th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in Orange County in Southern California. It is currently represented by Republican Michelle Steel.
The district includes
Costa Mesa, Emerald Bay, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach and parts of Garden Grove, Midway City, Aliso Viejo, Santa Ana and Westminster.
From 2003 to 2013, the district included the cities of
Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (formerly known as El Toro), Tustin, parts of Irvine and parts of Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano.
The district is very competitive and has recently been won by each of the two main parties. In the
2018 House elections, Democrat Harley Rouda became the district's representative, defeating incumbent Republican Dana Rohrabacher. Rouda was then defeated by Republican  Michelle Steel in the 2020 elections.
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 514,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 61% are White, 19% Asian, and 16% Latino. Immigrants make up 21% of the district's potential voters. Median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $102,800. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 44% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.
Competitiveness [ edit ]
As of 2022
Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election while being held or won by a Republican.
, this district is one of nine that voted for
In statewide races [ edit ]
List of members representing the district [ edit ]
District created January 3, 1993
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd 104th 105th 106th
Redistricted from the
and 43rd district re-elected in 1992. Re-elected in 1994. Re-elected in 1996. Re-elected in 1998. Retired.
1993–2003 Southern Orange, Riverside ( Temecula), Northwestern San Diego
January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Elected in 2000. Redistricted to the .
January 3, 2003 –
August 2, 2005
Redistricted from the
and 47th district re-elected in 2002. Re-elected in 2004. Resigned to become Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
2003–2013 South-central Orange
August 2, 2005 –
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th 110th 111th 112th
Elected to finish Cox's term. Re-elected in 2006. Re-elected in 2008. Re-elected in 2010. Redistricted to the .
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th 114th 115th
Redistricted from the
and 46th district re-elected in 2012. Re-elected in 2014. Re-elected in 2016. Lost re-election.
2013–present Coastal Orange County ( Huntington Beach)
January 3, 2019 –
January 3, 2021
Elected in 2018. Lost re-election.
January 3, 2021 –
Elected in 2020. Redistricted to the .
Election results [ edit ]
District created January 3, 1993.
Historical district boundaries [ edit ]
From 2003 through 2013, the district consisted of many of Orange's south-central suburbs, including
Irvine, and Newport Beach. Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States census, the district has moved south east along the coast of Orange and now includes Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.
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
"California's 48th Congressional District - CA-48 Representatives & District Map - GovTrack.us". GovTrack.us.
Andrew Gumbel (November 10, 2018). "Republican dubbed 'Russia's favorite congressman' loses seat after 30 years". The Guardian . Retrieved . November 10, 2018
Statement of Vote (1992 President)
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Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
Statement of Vote (1996 President)
Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
Statement of Vote (2000 President)
Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2004 President)
Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2008 President)
Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2012 President)
Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2016 President)
Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
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"Statement of Votes" (PDF). OCVote. Orange County Registrar of Voters . Retrieved . November 27, 2020
1992 election results
1994 election results
1996 election results
1998 election results
2000 election results
2002 election results
2004 election results
"2005 Special Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of California. December 16, 2005 . Retrieved . September 15, 2019
2006 election results
2008 election results
2010 election results
2012 election results
2014 election results
2016 election results
2018 election results
"California Election Results: 48th Congressional District". The New York Times . Retrieved . November 9, 2020
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 33°37′06″N 117°52′19″W / 33.618408°N 117.871971°W