California's 51st congressional district

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California's 51st congressional district
California US Congressional District 51 (since 2013).tif
California's 51st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Juan Vargas (DSan Diego)
Area 4,896 sq mi (12,680 km2)
Population (2013) 743,982[1]
Median income 41,477[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+22[4]

California's 51st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is currently represented by Democrat Juan Vargas.

The district currently includes all of Imperial County and the extreme southern portions of San Diego County that run across the U.S.–Mexico border. Cities in the district include National City, Chula Vista and El Centro.

Historical boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

In the 1980s, California's 44th Congressional District was one of four that divided San Diego. The district had been held for eight years by Democrat Jim Bates, and was considered the most Democratic district in the San Diego area. Randy "Duke" Cunningham won the Republican nomination and won the general election by just a point, meaning that the San Diego area was represented entirely by Republicans for only the second time since the city was split into three districts after the 1960 U.S. Census.

After the 1990 U.S. Census, the district was renumbered the 51st Congressional District and much of its share of San Diego was moved to the new 50th Congressional District.

List of representatives[edit]

Portrait Representative Party Dates Notes
District created January 3, 1993
Duke Cunningham.jpg   Duke Cunningham
(1941-12-08) December 8, 1941 (age 76)
Republican January 3, 1993

January 3, 2003
Redistricted from the 44th district

Redistricted to the 50th district
Bob Filner mayoral portrait.jpg   Bob Filner
(1942-09-04) September 4, 1942 (age 75)
Democratic January 3, 2003

December 3, 2012
Redistricted from the 50th district

Retired to become Mayor of San Diego
Vacant December 3, 2012

January 3, 2013
Juan Vargas official photo.jpg   Juan Vargas
(1961-03-07) March 7, 1961 (age 57)
Democratic January 3, 2013

Incumbent

Living former representatives[edit]

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 51st congressional district were still living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Duke Cunningham 1993–2003 (1941-12-08) December 8, 1941 (age 76)
Bob Filner 2003–2012 (1942-09-04) September 4, 1942 (age 75)

Elections for representatives[edit]

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 141,890 56.1
Democratic Bea Herbert 85,148 33.7
Libertarian Bill Holmes 10,309 4.1
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 10,307 4.1
Green Richard Roe 5,328 2.1
No party Johnson (write-in) 13 0.0%
Total votes 262,995 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 138,547 66.93 +10.83
Democratic Rita K. Tamerius 57,374 27.72 −5.98
Libertarian Bill Holmes 6,968 3.37 −0.73
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 4,099 1.98 −2.12
Total votes 206,968 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 149,032 65.1 −1.83
Democratic Rita Tamerius 66,250 29.0 +1.28
Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 5,407 2.3 +0.32
Libertarian J.C. Anderson 5,298 2.3 −1.07
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,037 1.3
Total votes 215,282 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 126,229 61.02 −4.08
Democratic Dan Kripke 71,706 34.66 +5.66
Libertarian Jack Anderson 5,411 2.62 +0.32
Natural Law Eric Bourdette 3,532 1.71
No party Don J. Pando (write-in) 0 0.00%
Total votes 206,878 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Duke Cunningham (inc.) 172,291 64.4 +3.38
Democratic George "Jorge" Barraza 81,408 30.4 −4.26
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 7,159 2.7 +0.08
Natural Law Eric Hunter Bourdette 6,941 2.5 +0.79
Total votes 267,799 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 59,541 58.0
Republican Maria Guadalupe Garcia 40,430 39.3
Libertarian Jeffrey S. Keup 2,816 2.7
Total votes 102,787 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 111,441 61.7 +3.7
Republican Michael Giorgino 63,526 35.1 −4.2
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 5,912 3.2 +0.5
Total votes 180,879 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 78,114 67.5 +4.8
Republican Blake L. Miles 34,931 30.1 −5.0
Libertarian Dan Litwin 2,790 2.4 −0.8
No party David Arguello (write-in) 4 0.0%
Total votes 115,839 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 148,281 72.75
Republican David Lee Joy 49,345 24.21
Libertarian Dan Litwin 6,199 3.04
Total votes 203,825 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bob Filner (incumbent) 86,411 60%
Republican Nick Popaditch 57,480 40%
Total votes 143,891 100%
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Juan Vargas 85,672 70%
Republican Michael Crimmins 36,649 30%
Total votes 122,321 100%
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Juan Vargas 56,373 68%
Republican Stephen Meade 25,577 32%
Total votes 81,950 100%
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

In statewide races[edit]

Year Office District result
1992 President Bush 40.3–32.3%
Senator Herschensohn 52.1–38.2%
Senator Seymour 48.0–43.3%
1994 Governor [Data unknown/missing.]
Senator [Data unknown/missing.]
1996 President [Data unknown/missing.]
1998 Governor [Data unknown/missing.]
Senator [Data unknown/missing.]
2000 President[17] Bush 55.2–40.5%
Senator[18] Campbell 46.7–46.2%
2002 Governor[19] Davis 53.5–39.7%
2003 Recall[20][21] Yes 60.4–39.6%
Schwarzenegger 48.8–36.4%
2004 President[22] Kerry 53.4–45.7%
Senator[23] Boxer 61.0–33.7%
2006 Governor[24] Schwarzenegger 51.6–43.1%
Senator[25] Feinstein 62.6–32.2%
2008 President[26] Obama 63.1–35.5%
2010 Governor Brown 56.3–36.3%
Senator Boxer 55.5–37.4%
2012 President Obama 69.4–28.9%
2016 President Clinton 71.8–22.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ 1992 election results
  6. ^ 1994 election results
  7. ^ 1996 election results
  8. ^ 1998 election results
  9. ^ 2000 election results
  10. ^ 2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ 2004 general election results[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ 2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President) Archived June 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator) Archived June 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived November 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President) Archived August 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ President)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°48′N 116°00′W / 32.8°N 116°W / 32.8; -116