California's 16th congressional district

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California's 16th congressional district
California US Congressional District 16 (since 2013).tif
California's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Costa (DFresno)
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+9[2]

California's 16th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California, located in the central San Joaquin Valley.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Jim Costa.

Geography

Current

The district currently includes areas of Fresno County, Madera County, and Merced County.

It represents the cities of Los Banos, Madera, and Merced, and the western half of Fresno.

Former

From 2003 to 2013, the 16th district covered part of Santa Clara County, and included much of central San Jose.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 58.0 – 36.4%
2012 President Obama 58.6 – 39.4%
2010 Governor Brown 62.3 – 33.4%
Senator Boxer 64.3 – 30.8%
2008 President[3] Obama 69.6 – 28.8%
2006 Governor[4] Schwarzenegger 49.6 – 46.1%
Senator[5] Feinstein 70.2 – 24.6%
2004 President[6] Kerry 63.4 – 35.5%
Senator[7] Boxer 67.0 – 28.5%
2003 Recall[8][9] No 57.3 – 42.7%
Bustamante 41.2 – 38.7%
2002 Governor[10] Davis 56.3 – 31.3%
2000 President[11] Gore 64.2 – 31.7%
Senator[12] Feinstein 64.4 – 30.2%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 52.4 – 27.1%
Senator Boxer 54.4 – 34.0%
Senator Feinstein 63.8 – 28.4%

List of representatives

Representative Party Dates Notes Counties
District created March 4, 1933
John F. Dockweiler (California Congressman).jpg John F. Dockweiler Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election as an independent candidate after running for governor Los Angeles
No image.svg Leland M. Ford Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
Lost re-election
Will Rogers, Jr.JPG Will Rogers, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1943 –
May 23, 1944
Resigned to return to active duty in the Army
Vacant May 23, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Ellis E. Patterson.jpg Ellis E. Patterson Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-nomination
DonaldLJackson.jpg Donald L. Jackson Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1961
Retired
Alphonzo Bell.jpg Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to the 28th district
BFSisk.png B. F. Sisk Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted from the 12th district Fresno, Madera, Merced
January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted to the 15th district Fresno, Merced
Burt L. Talcott.jpg Burt Talcott Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1977
Redistricted from the 12th district

Lost re-election
Western Monterey, San Benito, northern San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz
Leon Panetta congressional photo 1977.jpg Leon Panetta Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted to the 17th district Monterey, San Benito, northern San Luis Obispo, southern Santa Cruz
Don Edwards.jpg Don Edwards Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Redistricted from the 10th district; retired Santa Clara
Zoe Lofgren 111th pictorial.jpg Zoe Lofgren Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 19th district Santa Clara (San Jose)
Jimcosta.jpeg Jim Costa Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
Redistricted from the 20th district Central Valley including Fresno and Merced

Election results

1932193419361938194019421944194619481950195219541956195819601962196419661968197019721974197619781980198219841986198819901992199419961998200020022004200620082010201220142016

1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler 70,333 54.9
Republican Clyde Woodworth 57,718 45.1
Total votes 128,051 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic win (new seat)

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (inc.) 119,332 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (inc.) 90,986 57.7
Republican Raymond V. Darby 66,583 42.3
Total votes 157,569 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leland M. Ford 97,407 62.8
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (write-in) 32,863 21.2
Townsend Ted E. Felt 16,045 10.3
Progressive J. Barton Huthins 6,643 4.3
Communist La Rue McCormick 2,070 1.3
Total votes 155,028 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican gain from Democratic

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leland M. Ford 188,049 96.4
Communist George C. Sandy 7,017 3.6
Total votes 195,066 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican gain from Democratic

1942

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Rogers, Jr. 61,437 53.7
Republican Leland M. Ford (incumbent) 52,023 45.4
Communist Allen L. Ryan 1,043 0.9
Total votes 114,503 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic gain from Republican

1944

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (inc.) 105,835 54.1
Republican Jesse Randolph Kellems 89,700 45.9
Total votes 195,535 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson 78,264 53.9
Democratic Harold Harby 45,951 31.7
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (write-in) 20,945 14.4
Total votes 145,160 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican gain from Democratic

1948

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 121,198 57
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson 91,268 43
Total votes 212,466 100
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 115,970 59.3
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 79,744 40.7
Total votes 195,714 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 79,127 59.7
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 53,337 40.3
Total votes 132,464 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 63,124 60.8
Democratic S. Mark Hogue 40,659 39.2
Total votes 103,783 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 84,050 60.8
Democratic G. Robert "Bob" Fleming 53,624 39.2
Total votes 137,674 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (inc.) 70,724 57.8
Democratic Melvin Lennard 51,616 42.2
Total votes 122,340 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. 83,601 55.4
Democratic Jerry Pacht 67,318 44.6
Total votes 150,919 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 108,339 71.8
Republican Arthur L. Selland 42,401 28.2
Total votes 150,740 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 117,727 66.8
Republican David T. Harris 58,604 33.2
Total votes 176,331 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 118,063 71.4
Republican Cecil F. White 47,329 28.6
Total votes 165,392 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 97,473 62.5
Republican Dave Harris 55,192 35.4
American Independent John P. Carroll 3,390 2.2
Total votes 156,055 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 95,118 66.4
Republican Phillip V. Sanchez 43,843 30.6
American Independent James W. Scott 4,237 3.0
Total votes 143,198 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 134,079 79.1
Republican Carol Harner 35,384 20.9
Total votes 169,463 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 76,084 49.2
Democratic Julian Camacho 74,018 47.8
American Independent D. Jeff Mauro 4,576 3.0
Total votes 154,678 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta 104,545 53.4
Republican Burt L. Talcott (incumbent) 91,160 46.6
Total votes 195,705 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic gain from Republican

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 104,550 61.4
Republican Eric Seastrand 65,808 38.6
Total votes 170,358 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 158,360 71.0
Republican W. A. "Jack" Roth 54,675 24.5
Libertarian Kenton H. Bowers 6,802 3.0
Peace and Freedom D. Jeff Mauro 3,198 1.4
Total votes 223,035 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 142,630 85.4
Republican Gary Richard Arnold 24,448 14.6
Total votes 167,078 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 153,377 70.8
Republican Patricia Smith Ramsey 60,065 27.7
Libertarian Bill Anderson 3,245 1.5
Total votes 216,687 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 128,151 78.4
Republican Louis Darrigo 31,386 19.2
Peace and Freedom Ron Wright 2,017 1.2
Libertarian Bill Anderson 1,944 1.2
Total votes 163,498 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 177,452 78.6
Republican Stanley K. Monteith 48,375 21.4
Total votes 225,827 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 134,236 74.2
Republican Jerry M. Reiss 39,885 22.0
Libertarian Brian H. Tucker 6,881 3.8
Total votes 181,002 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 96,661 62
Republican Ted Bundesen 49,843 32
Peace and Freedom Amani S. Kummba 9,370 6
No party Hunt (write-in) 5 0%
No party Loeber (write-in) 3 0%
No party James (write-in) 1 0%
Total votes 155,883 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren 74,935 64.96
Republican Lyle J. Smith 40,409 35.03
No party Barraza (write-in) 8 0.01%
Total votes 115,352 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 94,020 65.7
Republican Chuck Wojslaw 43,197 30.2
Libertarian David Bonino 4,124 2.8
Natural Law Abaan Abu-Shumays 1,866 1.3
Total votes 143,207 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 85,503 72.82
Republican Horace Eugene Thayn 27,494 23.42
Natural Law John H. Black 4,417 3.76
Total votes 117,414 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 115,118 72.1
Republican Horace "Gene" Thayn 37,213 23.3
Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 4,742 3.0
Natural Law Edward J. Klein 2,673 1.6
Total votes 159,746 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 72,370 67.1
Republican Douglas Adams McNea 32,182 29.8
Libertarian Dennis Michael Umphress 3,434 3.1
Total votes 104,556 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 129,222 70.9
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 47,992 26.4
Libertarian Markus Welch 5,067 2.7
Total votes 182,281 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 98,929 72.8
Republican Charel Winston 37,130 27.2
Total votes 136,059 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 146,481 71.3
Republican Charel Winston 49,399 24.1
Libertarian Steven Wells 9,447 4.6
Total votes 205,327 100.0
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2010

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 105,841 67.82
Republican Daniel Sahagun 37,913 24.29
Libertarian Edward Gonzalez 12,304 7.89
Total votes 156,058 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2012

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 84,649 57%
Republican Brian Daniel Whelan 62,801 43%
Total votes 147,450 100.0%
Democratic hold

2014

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 46,277 51%
Republican Johnny Tacherra 44,943 49%
Total votes 91,220 100.0%
Democratic hold

2016

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 97,473 58%
Republican Johnny Tacherra 70,483 42%
Total votes 167,956 100.0%
Democratic hold

Living former members

As of April 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 16th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Burt Talcott (1963-1977) on July 29, 2016.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Leon Panetta 1989 – 1993 (1938-06-28) June 28, 1938 (age 80)
Zoe Lofgren 1995 – 2013 (1947-12-21) December 21, 1947 (age 70)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-redistricting-map-july-2011,0,5339409.htmlstory#39.71057374407184,-118.14590136718749,5,usCongress,,,current
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ (2008 President) Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived November 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator) Archived May 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ 1932 election results
  14. ^ 1934 election results
  15. ^ 1936 election results
  16. ^ 1938 election results
  17. ^ 1940 election results
  18. ^ 1942 election results
  19. ^ 1944 election results
  20. ^ 1946 election results
  21. ^ 1948 election results
  22. ^ 1950 election results
  23. ^ 1952 election results
  24. ^ 1954 election results
  25. ^ 1956 election results
  26. ^ 1958 election results
  27. ^ 1960 election results
  28. ^ 1962 election results
  29. ^ 1964 election results
  30. ^ 1966 election results
  31. ^ 1968 election results
  32. ^ 1970 election results
  33. ^ 1972 election results
  34. ^ 1974 election results
  35. ^ 1976 election results
  36. ^ 1978 election results
  37. ^ 1980 election results
  38. ^ 1982 election results
  39. ^ 1984 election results
  40. ^ 1986 election results
  41. ^ 1988 election results
  42. ^ 1990 election results
  43. ^ 1992 election results
  44. ^ 1994 election results
  45. ^ 1996 election results
  46. ^ 1998 election results
  47. ^ 2000 election results
  48. ^ 2002 general election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  49. ^ 2004 general election results[dead link]
  50. ^ 2006 general election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  51. ^ 2006 Office of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives[permanent dead link] "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" (retrieved on August 8th, 2009).
  52. ^ 2010 Office of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives[permanent dead link] "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" (retrieved on March 24th, 2011).
  53. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  54. ^ U.S. House of Representatives District 16 - Districtwide Results Archived 2014-12-21 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • GovTrack.us: California's 16th congressional district
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
  • California Voter Foundation map - CD16

Coordinates: 37°06′34″N 120°31′18″W / 37.10944°N 120.52167°W / 37.10944; -120.52167

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