California's 48th congressional district

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California's 48th congressional district
Map
Interactive map of district boundaries since 2023 (Used in the 2022 elections)
Representative
  Darrell Issa
RSan Diego
Population (2022)766,556
Median household
income
$105,095[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[2]
Created1993

California's 48th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in San Diego County in Southern California. It is currently represented by Republican Darrell Issa.

From 2013 to 2023, the district included 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.[3] It was very competitive and had 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.[4] Rouda was then defeated by Republican Michelle Steel in the 2020 elections.

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.

Recent results in statewide elections[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1992 President[5] Bush 44.1% – 29.1%
Senator[6] Herschensohn 58.2% – 32.1%
Senator (Special)[6] Seymour 51.9% – 38.4%
1994 Governor[7] Wilson 71.8% – 24.1%
Senator[8] Huffington 61.1% - 29.9%
1996 President[9] Dole 55.5% - 33.8%
1998 Governor[10] Lungren 56.5% – 40.1%
Senator[11] Fong 59.6% – 36.3%
2000 President[12] Bush 60.4% – 35.7%
Senator[13] Campbell 53.1% – 39.2%
2002 Governor[14] Simon 59.4% – 32.8%
2003 Recall[15][16] Yes Yes 72.9% – 27.1%
Schwarzenegger 65.2% – 16.3%
2004 President[17] Bush 58.3% – 40.4%
Senator[18] Jones 51.4% – 43.7%
2006 Governor[19] Schwarzenegger 71.5% – 24.0%
Senator[20] Mountjoy 49.7% – 45.5%
2008 President[21] Obama 49.3% – 48.6%
2010 Governor[22] Whitman 58.7% – 36.4%
Senator[23] Fiorina 59.3% – 36.3%
2012 President[24] Romney 54.7% – 43.0%
Senator[25] Emken 55.1% – 44.9%
2014 Governor[26] Kashkari 57.6% – 42.4%
2016 President[27] Clinton 47.9% – 46.2%
Senator[28] Harris 56.4% – 43.6%
2018 Governor[29] Cox 52.1% – 47.9%
Lieutenant Governor[30] Kounalakis 56.8% – 43.2%
Secretary of State[31] Meuser 50.7% – 49.3%
Controller[32] Yee 50.2% – 49.8%
Treasurer[33] Conlon 51.0% – 49.0%
Attorney General[34] Bailey 51.1% – 48.9%
Insurance Commissioner[35] Poizner 61.2% – 38.8%
Board of Equalization, 4th District[36] Anderson 54.4% – 45.6%
Senator[37] Feinstein 55.1% – 44.9%
2020 President[38] Biden 49.7% – 48.2%
2021 Recall[39] Yes Yes 52.2% – 47.8%
2022 Governor[40] Dahle 61.9% - 38.1%
Senator[41] Meuser 60.2% - 39.8%
Senator (Special)[42] Meuser 60.3% – 39.7%

Composition[edit]

# County Seat Population
65 Riverside Riverside 2,458,395
73 San Diego San Diego 3,286,069

As of the 2020 redistricting, California's 48th congressional district is located in Southern California. The district encompasses some of the East Country and all of the Mountain Empire areas of San Diego County, and part of south western Riverside County.

San Diego County is split between this district, the 49th district, the 50th district, the 51st district, and the 52nd district. The 48th and 49th are partitioned by Gavilan Mountain Rd, Sandia Creek Dr, De Luz Rd, Marine Corps Base Pendleton, Sleeping Indian Rd, Tumbleweed Ln, Del Valle Dr, Highland Oak St, Olive Hill Rd, Via Puerta del Sol, N River Rd, Highway 76, Old River Rd, and Little Gopher Canyon Rd.

The 48th and 50th are partitioned by Gopher Canyon Rd, Escondido Freeway, Mountain Meadow Rd, Hidden Meadows, Reidy Cyn, N Broadway, Cougar Pass Rd, Adagio Way, Calle Ricardo, Tatas Place, Rue Montreux, Jesmond Dene Rd, Ivy Dell Ln, N Centre City Parkway, Highway 15, Richland Rd, Vista Canal, Woodland Parkway, W El Norte Parkway, Bennett Ave, Elser Ln, Nordahl Rd, Calavo Dr, Deodar Rd, Highway 78, Barham Dr, 2315-2339 Meyers Ave, Hill Valley Dr, County Club Dr, Auto Park Way, Highway 56, N Centre City Parkway, W Valley Parkway, N Juniper St, Highway 78, N Hickory St, E Mission Ave, Martin Dr, E Lincoln Ave, N Ash St, E Grand Ave, Bear Valley Parkway, Old Guerjito Rd, San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, San Pasqual Trails Openspace, San Dieguito River Park, Bandy Canyon Rd, Santa Maria Creek, Highland Valley Rd, West Ridge Trail, Palmer Dr/Summerfield Ln, Pomerado Rd, and Carmel Mountain Ranch Openspace.

The 48th and 51st are partitioned by Sabre Springs Openspace, Scripps Miramar Openspace, Beeler Canyon Rd, Sycamore Canyon Openspace, Weston Rd, Boulder Vis, Mast Blvd, West Hills Parkway, San Diego River, Highway 52, Simeon Dr, Mission Trails Openspace, Fanita Dr, Farmington Dr, Lund St, Nielsen St, Paseo de Los Castillos, Gillespie Air Field, Kenney St, San Vicente Freeway, Airport Dr, Wing Ave, W Bradley Ave, Vernon Way, Hart Dr, Greenfield Dr, E Bradley Ave, 830 Adele St-1789 N Mollison Ave, Peppervilla Dr/N Mollison Ave, Pepper Dr, Greta St/Cajon Greens Dr, N Mollison Ave/Buckey Dr, Denver Ln, Broadway Channel, N 2nd St, Flamingo Ave/Greenfield Dr, Dawnridge Ave/Cresthill Rd, Groveland Ter/Camillo Way, Sterling Dr, Kumeyaay Highway, E Madison Ave, Granite Hills Dr, E Lexington Ave, Dehesa Rd, Vista del Valle Blvd, Merritt Ter, E Washington Ave, Merritt Dr, Dewitt Ct, Emerald Heights Rd, Foote Path Way, Highway 8, Lemon Ave, Lake Helix Dr, La Cruz Dr, Carmichael Dr, Bancroft Dr, Campo Rd, and Sweetwater River.

The 48th and 52nd are partitioned by San Miguel Rd, Proctor Valley Rd, Camino Mojave/Jonel Way, Highway 125, Upper Otay Reservoir, Otay Lakes Rd, Otay Valley Regional Park, Alta Rd, and Otay Mountain Truck Trail. The 48th district takes in the cities of Santee, Poway, and northern Escondido, as well as the census-designated places Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Winter Gardens, Bostonia, Alpine, Campo, Hidden Meadows, Fallbrook, Valley Center, and Bonsall.

Riverside County is split between this district and the 41st district. They are partitioned by Ortega Highway, Tenaja Truck Trail, NF-7506, Tenaja, San Mateo Creek, Los Alamos Rd, Und 233, S Main Dv, Wildomar, Grand Ave, Rancho Mirlo Dr, Copper Canyon Park, 42174 Kimberly Way-35817 Darcy Pl, Escondido Expressway, Scott Rd, 33477 Little Reb Pl-33516 Pittman Ln, Keller Rd, Menifee Rd, Clinton Keith Rd, Max Gilliss Blvd, Highway 79, Borel Rd, Lake Skinner, Warren Rd, Summitville St, Indian Knoll Rd, E Benton Rd, Rancho California Rd, Overhill Rd, Green Meadow Rd, Crossover Rd, Exa-Ely Rd, Denise Rd, Wiley Rd, Powerline Rd, Wilson Valley Rd, Wilson Creek, Reed Valley Rd, Centennial St, Beaver Ave, and Lake Vista Dr. The 48th district takes in the cities of Temecula and Murrieta.

Cities & CDP with 10,000 or more people[edit]

2,500-10,000 people[edit]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Dates Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties
District created January 3, 1993

Ron Packard
(Oceanside)[43]
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Redistricted from the 43rd district and 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

Darrell Issa
(Vista)[43]
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 49th district.

Christopher Cox
(Newport Beach)[43]
Republican January 3, 2003 –
August 2, 2005
108th
109th
Redistricted from the 47th district and 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 County
Vacant August 2, 2005 –
December 7, 2005
109th

John Campbell
(Irvine)[44]
Republican December 7, 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 45th district.

Dana Rohrabacher
(Costa Mesa)[45]
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 46th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
2013–2023

Coastal Orange County (Huntington Beach)

Harley Rouda
(Newport Beach)[46]
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
January 3, 2021
116th Elected in 2018.
Lost re-election.

Michelle Steel
(Surfside)[47]
Republican January 3, 2021 –
January 3, 2023
117th Elected in 2020.
Redistricted to the 45th district.

Darrell Issa
(San Diego)[48]
Republican January 3, 2023 –
present
118th Redistricted from the 50th district and re-elected in 2022. 2023–present:

Central and eastern portions of San Diego county

Election results[edit]

District created January 3, 1993.

1992[edit]

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 140,935 61.1
Democratic Michael P. "Mike" Farber 67,415 29.3
Peace and Freedom Donna White 13,396 5.8
Libertarian Ted Lowe 8,749 3.8
Total votes 230,495 100.0
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 143,570 73.4
Democratic Andrei Leschick 43,523 22.2
Reform Donna White 8,543 4.4
Total votes 195,636 100.0
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 145,814 65.9
Democratic Dan Farrell 59,558 26.9
Reform William Dreu 8,013 3.6
Natural Law Sharon Miles 8,006 3.6
Total votes 221,391 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 138,948 76.9
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 23,262 12.9
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 18,509 10.2
Total votes 180,719 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa 160,627 61.5
Democratic Peter Kouvelis 74,073 28.4
Reform Eddie Rose 11,240 4.3
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 8,269 3.1
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 7,269 2.7
Total votes 261,478 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (Incumbent) 122,884 68.5
Democratic John Graham 51,058 28.4
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 5,607 3.1
Total votes 179,549 100.0
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (Incumbent) 189,004 65.0
Democratic John Graham 93,525 32.2
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 8,343 2.8
Total votes 290,872 100.0
Republican hold

2005[edit]

2005 California 48th congressional district special election[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell 46,184 44.4
Democratic Steve Young 28,853 27.8
American Independent Jim Gilchrist 26,507 25.5
Green Bea Tiritilli 1,430 1.4
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 974 0.9
Invalid or blank votes 457 0.4
Total votes 104,405 100.0
Turnout   25.7
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 120,130 59.9
Democratic Steve Young 74,647 37.2
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 5,750 2.9
Total votes 200,527 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 171,658 55.7
Democratic Steve Young 125,537 40.6
Libertarian Don Patterson 11,507 3.7
Total votes 308,702 100.00
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 145,481 60.0
Democratic Beth Krom 88,465 36.4
Libertarian Mike Binkley 8,773 3.6
Total votes 242,719 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 177,144 61.0
Democratic Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0
Total votes 290,502 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 112,082 64.1
Democratic Suzanne Joyce Savary 62,713 35.9
Total votes 174,795 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 178,701 58.3
Democratic Suzanne Joyce Savary 127,715 41.7
Total votes 306,416 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harley Rouda 157,837 53.6
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 136,899 46.4
Total votes 294,736 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2020[edit]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in California[64]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michelle Steel 201,738 51.1
Democratic Harley Rouda (Incumbent) 193,362 48.9
Total votes 395,100 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2022[edit]

2022 United States House of Representatives elections in California[65]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa (Incumbent) 151,171 60.4
Democratic Stephen Houlahan 101,900 39.6
Total votes 253,071 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003-13[edit]


From 2003 through 2013, the district consisted of many of Orange's south-central suburbs, including Irvine, and Newport Beach.

2013-23[edit]


Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States census, the district has moved south east along the coast of Orange and then included Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.


After the 2020 United States census, the district was moved to the inland portion of San Diego County, including Fallbrook, Murrieta, Temecula, Pauma Valley, Warner Springs, Borrego Springs, Santa Ysabel, Julian, Ramona, Poway, Santee, Lakeside, Descanso, Jamul, Dulzura, Alpine, Pine Valley, Campo, Jacumba Hot Springs, all of San Diego's Mountain Empire, San Diego's Indian reservations and portions of northern Escondido, and eastern La Mesa.[66]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  2. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. July 12, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  3. ^ "California's 48th Congressional District - CA-48 Representatives & District Map - GovTrack.us". GovTrack.us.
  4. ^ Andrew Gumbel (November 10, 2018). "Republican dubbed 'Russia's favorite congressman' loses seat after 30 years". The Guardian. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  6. ^ a b Statement of Vote (1992 Senator)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senator)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Statement of Vote (1998 Senator)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2011.
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  30. ^ Orange County Elections - Lieutenant Governor (p. 103)
  31. ^ Orange County Elections - Secretary of State (p. 158)
  32. ^ Orange County Elections - Controller (p. 215)
  33. ^ Orange County Elections - Treasurer (p. 268)
  34. ^ Orange County Elections - Attorney General (p. 323)
  35. ^ Orange County Elections - Insurance Commissioner (p. 378)
  36. ^ Orange County Elections - Board of Equalization, 4th District (p. 433)
  37. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  38. ^ Statement of Vote (2020 President)
  39. ^ "Counties by Congressional District for Recall Question" (PDF). sos.ca.gov. September 14, 2021. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  40. ^ "Counties by Congressional Districts for Governor" (PDF). sos.ca.gov. November 8, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2023.
  41. ^ Statement of Vote (2022 Senator)
  42. ^ Statement of Vote (2022 Senator)
  43. ^ a b c "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774–2005" (PDF). govinfo.gov. Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  44. ^ "Ex-Congressman John Campbell asks $6.7 million for Irvine house with 'Bat-cave' garage". July 8, 2016.
  45. ^ Nominations clerk.house.gov
  46. ^ Nominations clerk.house.gov
  47. ^ Nominations clerk.house.gov
  48. ^ Washington, U. S. Capitol Room H154; p:225-7000, DC 20515-6601. "Darrell Issa (California (CA)), 118th Congress Profile". Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved January 18, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  49. ^ 1992 election results
  50. ^ 1994 election results
  51. ^ 1996 election results
  52. ^ 1998 election results
  53. ^ 2000 election results
  54. ^ 2002 election results
  55. ^ 2004 election results
  56. ^ "2005 Special Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of California. December 16, 2005. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  57. ^ 2006 election results
  58. ^ 2008 election results
  59. ^ 2010 election results
  60. ^ 2012 election results
  61. ^ 2014 election results
  62. ^ 2016 election results
  63. ^ 2018 election results
  64. ^ 2020 election results
  65. ^ 2022 election results
  66. ^ See 48th congressional district, Congressional district maps for 2021 redistricting at "The Redistricting Database for the State of California".

External links[edit]

33°37′06″N 117°52′19″W / 33.618408°N 117.871971°W / 33.618408; -117.871971