California's 48th congressional district

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California's 48th congressional district
California's 48th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
California's 48th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Dana Rohrabacher (RCosta Mesa)
Ethnicity 58.6% White, 0.9% Black, 17.5% Asian, 19.9% Hispanic, 3.1[1]% other
Cook PVI R+7

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 Dana Rohrabacher.

The district is centered on Huntington Beach. It includes Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Midway City, parts of Westminster, Fountain Valley, parts of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Niguel.[2]

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, and parts of Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2010 Governor Whitman 58.7 - 36.4%
Senator Fiorina 59.3 - 36.3%
2008 President[3] Obama 49.3 - 48.6%
2006 Governor[4] Schwarzenegger 71.5 - 24.0%
Senator[5] Mountjoy 49.7 - 45.5%
2004 President[6] Bush 58.3 - 40.4%
Senator[7] Jones 51.4 - 43.7%
2003 Recall[8][9] Yes 72.9 - 27.1%
Schwarzenegger 65.2 - 16.3%
2002 Governor[10] Simon 59.4 - 32.8%
2000 President[11] Bush 60.4 - 35.7%
Senator[12] Campbell 53.1 - 39.2%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Bush 44.1 - 29.1%
Senator Herschensohn 58.2 - 32.1%
Senator Seymour 51.9 - 38.4%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created January 3, 1993  
Ron Packard.jpg Ron Packard Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 Redistricted from the 43rd district

Retired
Southern Orange, Riverside (Temecula), northwestern San Diego
Congressman Darrell Issa.jpg Darrell Issa Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 49th district
ChrisCox.jpg Christopher Cox Republican January 3, 2003 – August 2, 2005 Redistricted from the 47th district

Resigned to become SEC chair
South-central Orange
Vacant August 2, 2005 – December 7, 2005
John Campbell (congressman), official photo portrait, color.jpg John Campbell Republican December 7, 2005 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 45th district
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg Dana Rohrabacher Republican January 3, 2013 - present Redistricted from the 46th district coastal Orange County (Huntington Beach)

Election results[edit]

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[13]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 143,570 73.39
Democratic Andrei Leschick 43,523 22.25
Reform Donna White 8,543 4.37
Total votes 195,636 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[15]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (incumbent) 138,948 76.89
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 23,262 12.87
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 18,509 10.24
Total votes 180,719 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[17]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[18]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[19]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2005[edit]

California 48th congressional district special election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell 41,450 44.7
Democratic Steve Young 25,926 28.0
American Independent Jim Gilchrist 23,237 25.1
Green Bea Tiritilli 1,242 1.3
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 880 0.9
Total votes 93,138 100.0
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[18]
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 171,658 55.60
Democratic Steve Young 125,537 40.67
Libertarian Don Patterson 11,507 3.73
Total votes 308,702 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 145,481 59.94
Democratic Beth Krom 88,465 36.45
Libertarian Mike Binkley 8,773 3.61
Total votes 242,719 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 177,144 61.0
Democratic Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0
Total votes 290,502 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 112,082 64.1
Democratic Suzanne Joyce Savary 62,713 35.9
Total votes 174,795 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 47th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 47th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Ron Packard 1993 - 2001 (1931-01-19) January 19, 1931 (age 84)
Darrell Issa 2001 - 2003 (1953-11-01) November 1, 1953 (age 61)
Christopher Cox 2003 - 2005 (1952-10-16) October 16, 1952 (age 62)
John B. T. Campbell III 2005 - 2013 (1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 59)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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