California's 20th congressional district

California's 20th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is currently represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta.

California's 20th congressional district
California's 20th congressional district (since 2023).svg
Interactive map of district boundaries since 2023 (Used in the 2022 elections)
Representative
  Jimmy Panetta
DCarmel Valley
Population (2021)748,911
Median household
income
$86,124[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+23[2]
California's 20th congressional district until 2023

It encompasses much of the Central Coast region. The district includes Monterey and San Benito counties, most of Santa Cruz County, and portions of Santa Clara County.

Prior to redistricting in 2011, the 20th district was located in the San Joaquin Valley. It covered Kings County and portions of Fresno and Kern counties, including most of the city of Fresno. That area is now largely divided between the 21st and 16th districts, while most of the current 20th was within the former 17th.

Redistricting in 2022 returned the district to the San Joaquin Valley. The new 20th district includes parts of Kern, Tulare, Kings, and Fresno counties. It includes the southern Sierra Nevada and western Mojave Desert, with three "fingers" extending west into the valley. Cities in the district include Clovis, Tehachapi, Ridgecrest, Taft, Lemoore, the west and northeast sides of Bakersfield, the south side of Visalia, the northeast side of Tulare, the north side of Hanford, and a sliver of northeastern Fresno including California State University, Fresno.[3] The new 20th district is by far the most Republican district in California, and will be represented by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Recent election results in statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 46.9 – 37.5%
Senator Herschensohn 50.2 – 40.1%
Senator Feinstein 47.4 – 44.9%
1994 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1998 Governor
Senator
2000 President[4] Gore 49.6 – 47.6%
Senator[5] Feinstein 58.4 – 35.0%
2002 Governor[6] Davis 53.1 – 40.6%
2003 Recall[7][8]   Yes 50.0 – 41.0%
Schwarzenegger 42.7 – 40.4%
2004 President[9] Kerry 50.6 – 48.5%
Senator[10] Boxer 57.2 – 38.3%
2006 Governor[11] Schwarzenegger 53.7 – 41.5%
Senator[12] Feinstein 60.5 – 33.9%
2008 President[13] Obama 59.6 – 38.7%
2010 Governor Brown 55.9 – 37.1%
Senator Boxer 48.3 – 43.5%
2012 President Obama 70.9 – 26.2%
Senator Feinstein 73.1 - 26.9%
2014 Governor Brown 73.0 - 27.0%
2016 President Clinton 70.4 – 23.2%
Senator Harris 66.2 - 33.8%
2018 Governor Newsom 70.2 - 29.8%
Senator Feinstein 54.2 - 45.8%
2020 President Biden 72.7 – 25.0%
2021 Recall[14]   No 71.5 – 28.5%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Dates Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties
District created March 4, 1933
 
George Burnham
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired.
1933–1943
Imperial, San Diego
 
Edouard Izac
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
 
John Carl Hinshaw
Republican January 3, 1943 –
August 5, 1956
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Died.
1943–1975
Los Angeles
Vacant August 5, 1956 –
January 3, 1957
84th
 
H. Allen Smith
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1973
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
 
Carlos Moorhead
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Elected in 1972.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Barry Goldwater, Jr.
Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 27th district and re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1975–1983
Southwestern Los Angeles, eastern Ventura
 
Bill Thomas
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 21st district.
1983–1993
Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles (Lancaster), San Luis Obispo
 
Cal Dooley
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired.
1993–2003
Western Fresno, northwestern Kern, Kings, western Tulare
2003–2013
Western Fresno, northwestern Kern, Kings
 
Jim Costa
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Sam Farr
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired.
2013–present
Monterey and San Benito, and portions of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz
 
Jimmy Panetta
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
 
Kevin McCarthy
Republican January 3, 2023 –
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 2022. 2023–present:
parts of the southern San Joaquin Valley, the Tehachapi Mountains and southern Sierra Nevada, and the northwestern Mojave Desert

Election resultsEdit

1932Edit

1932 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Burnham (Incumbent) 43,757 50.3
Democratic Claude Chandler 43,304 49.7
Total votes 87,061 100.0
Republican hold

1934Edit

1934 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Burnham (Incumbent) 51,682 52.4
Democratic Edouard Izac 46,957 47.6
Total votes 98,639 100.0
Republican hold

1936Edit

1936 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac 59,208 56.4
Republican Ed P. Simple 44,925 42.8
Communist Esco L. Richardson 916 0.8
Total votes 105,049 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1938Edit

1938 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac (Incumbent) 65,243 60.4
Republican John L. Bacon 42,710 39.6
Total votes 107,953 100.0
Democratic hold

1940Edit

1940 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac (Incumbent) 69,874 51.1
Republican John L. Bacon 66,132 48.3
Communist Esco L. Richardson 806 0.6
Total votes 136,812 100.0
Democratic hold

1942Edit

1942 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 62,628 48.4
Democratic Joseph O. Donovan 55,479 42.9
Prohibition Virgil G. Hinshaw 6,864 5.3
Townsend Janie Bele McCarty 3,537 2.7
Communist Orla E. Lair 792 0.6
Total votes 129,300 100.0
Republican hold

1944Edit

1944 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 112,663 51.8
Democratic Archibald B. Young 101,090 46.5
Prohibition Charles Hiram Randall 3,615 1.5
Total votes 217,368 100.0
Republican hold

1946Edit

1946 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 98,283 63.2
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 67,317 36.8
Total votes 165,600 100.0
Republican hold

1948Edit

1948 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 204,710 81.6
Democratic William B. Esterman 46,232 18.4
Total votes 250,942 100.0
Republican hold

1950Edit

1950 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 211,012 85.1
Progressive Myra Tanner Weiss 26,508 10.7
Prohibition Frank Nelson 10,339 4.2
Total votes 247,859 100.0
Republican hold

1952Edit

1952 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 109,509 100.0
Republican hold

1954Edit

1954 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (Incumbent) 71,213 71.2
Democratic Eugene Radding 28,838 28.8
Total votes 100,051 100.0
Republican hold

1956Edit

1956 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith 85,459 70.8
Democratic Eugene Radding 35,249 29.2
Total votes 120,708 100.0
Republican hold

1958Edit

1958 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 72,311 66
Democratic Eugene Radding 37,331 34
Total votes 109,642 100.0
Republican hold

1960Edit

1960 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 90,214 70.1
Democratic Eugene Radding 38,497 29.9
Total votes 128,711 100.0
Republican hold

1962Edit

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 119,938 70.6
Democratic Leon Mayer 49,850 29.4
Total votes 169,788 100.0
Republican hold

1964Edit

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 132,402 67.9
Democratic C. Bernard Kaufman 62,645 32.1
Total votes 195,047 100.0
Republican hold

1966Edit

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 128,896 73.4
Democratic Raymond Freschi 46,730 26.6
Total votes 175,626 100.0
Republican hold

1968Edit

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 133,148 69.3
Democratic Don White 56,008 29.2
Peace and Freedom Robert J. Clarke 2,965 1.5
Total votes 192,121 100.0
Republican hold

1970Edit

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (Incumbent) 116,437 69.1
Democratic Michael M. Stolzberg 50,033 29.7
American Independent Earl C. Harper 2,100 1.2
Total votes 168,570 100.0
Republican hold

1972Edit

1972 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Moorhead 120,299 57.4
Democratic John Binkley 89,219 42.6
Total votes 209,518 100.0
Republican hold

1974Edit

1974 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 96,324 61.2
Democratic Arline M. Mathews 61,119 38.8
Total votes 157,443 100.0
Republican hold

1976Edit

1976 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 146,158 67.2
Democratic Patty Lear Corman 71,193 32.8
Total votes 217,351 100.0
Republican hold

1978Edit

1978 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 129,714 66.4
Democratic Pat Lear 65,695 33.6
Total votes 195,409 100.0
Republican hold

1980Edit

1980 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 199,674 78.8
Democratic Matt Miller 43,024 17.0
Libertarian Christopher R. Darwin 10,605 4.2
Total votes 253,303 100.0
Republican hold

1982Edit

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (Incumbent) 123,312 68.1
Democratic Robert J. Bethea 57,769 31.9
Total votes 181,081 100.0
Republican hold

1984Edit

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (Incumbent) 151,732 70.9
Democratic Michael T. LeSage 62,307 29.1
Total votes 214,039 100.0
Republican hold

1986Edit

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (Incumbent) 129,989 72.6
Democratic Jules H. Moquin 49,027 27.4
Total votes 179,016 100.0
Republican hold

1988Edit

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (Incumbent) 162,779 71.1
Democratic Lita Reid 62,037 27.1
Libertarian David L. Bersohn 4,190 1.8
Total votes 229,006 100.0
Republican hold

1990Edit

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (Incumbent) 112,962 59.8
Democratic Michael A. Thomas 65,101 34.5
Libertarian William Howard Dilbeck 10,555 5.6
No party Reid (write-in) 307 0.2
Total votes 188,925 100.0
Republican hold

1992Edit

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 72,679 64.9
Republican Ed Hunt 39,388 35.1
Total votes 112,067 100.0
Democratic hold

1994Edit

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 57,394 56.70
Republican Paul Young 43,836 43.30
Total votes 101,230 100.0
Democratic hold

1996Edit

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 65,381 56.6
Republican Trice Harvey 45,276 39.1
Libertarian Jonathan Richter 5,048 4.3
Total votes 115,705 100.0
Democratic hold

1998Edit

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 60,599 60.73
Republican Cliff Unruh 39,183 39.27
Total votes 99,782 100.0
Democratic hold

2000Edit

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 66,235 52.4
Republican Rich Rodriguez 57,563 45.5
Natural Law Walter Kenneth Ruehlig 1,416 1.1
Libertarian Arnold Kriegbaum 1,320 1.0
Total votes 126,534 100.0
Democratic hold

2002Edit

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cal Dooley (Incumbent) 47,627 63.7
Republican Andre Minuth 25,628 34.3
Libertarian Varrin Swearingen 1,515 2.0
Turnout 74,770
Democratic hold

2004Edit

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa 61,005 53.5
Republican Roy Ashburn 53,231 46.5
Total votes 114,236 100.0
Democratic hold

2006Edit

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (Incumbent) 61,120 100.0
Democratic hold

2008Edit

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (Incumbent) 93,023 74.33
Republican Jim Lopez 32,118 25.67
Total votes 125,141 100.0
Turnout   60.55
Democratic hold

2010Edit

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (Incumbent) 46,247 51.71
Republican Andy Vidak 43,197 48.29
Total votes 89,444 100.00
Democratic hold

2012Edit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (Incumbent) 172,996 74.1
Republican Jeff Taylor 60,566 25.9
Total votes 233,562 100.0
Democratic hold

2014Edit

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (Incumbent) 106,034 75.2
Republican Ronald Paul Kabat 35,010 24.8
Total votes 141,044 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Panetta 180,980 70.8
Republican Casey Lucius 74,811 29.2
Total votes 255,791 100.0
Democratic hold

2018Edit

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Panetta (Incumbent) 183,677 81.4
No party preference Ronald Paul Kabat 42,044 18.6
Total votes 225,721 100.0
Democratic hold

2020Edit

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in California, 20th district
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Panetta (incumbent) 236,896 76.8
Republican Jeff Gorman 71,658 23.2
Total votes 308,554 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 – 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  28. ^ "1958 election results" (PDF).
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  30. ^ "1962 election results" (PDF).
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  34. ^ "1970 election results" (PDF).
  35. ^ "1972 election results" (PDF).
  36. ^ "1974 election results" (PDF).
  37. ^ "1976 election results" (PDF).
  38. ^ "1978 election results" (PDF).
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Coordinates: 36°N 120°W / 36°N 120°W / 36; -120