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California's 34th congressional district

California's 34th congressional district is a congressional district in Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California. The district has been represented by Democrat Jimmy Gomez since June 2017. Its previous representative, Democrat Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles, resigned January 24, 2017 to become Attorney General of California. Representative Gomez won a special election on June 6, 2017, beating fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn to replace Becerra.[4] He was later sworn in as the District's Congressman on July 11, 2017.[5] The district is almost entirely within the City of Los Angeles and includes the following neighborhoods in Central, East and Northeast Los Angeles:

California's 34th congressional district
California US Congressional District 34 (since 2013).tif
California's 34th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jimmy Gomez
DLos Angeles
Median income$46,883[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+35[3]

Contents

CompetitivenessEdit

In statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
1990 Governor[6] Wilson 47.0% - 46.9%
1992 President[7] Clinton 50.9% - 31.1%
Senator[8] Boxer 47.0% - 42.1%
Senator (Special)[9] Feinstein 56.1% - 34.2%
1994 Governor[10] Brown 52.0% - 43.8%
Senator[11] Feinstein 48.8% - 40.0%
1996 President[12] Clinton 63.5% - 27.2%
1998 Governor[13] Davis 69.6% - 27.7%
Senator[14] Boxer 63.5% – 32.7%
2000 President[15] Gore 67.3% - 29.5%
Senator[16] Feinstein 68.9% - 24.2%
2002 Governor[17] Davis 63.4% - 27.3%
2003 Recall[18][19]   57.2% - 42.8%
Bustamante 52.6% - 33.4%
2004 President[20] Kerry 68.8% - 29.8%
Senator[21] Boxer 73.7% - 21.1%
2006 Governor[22] Angelides 62.6% - 32.4%
Senator[23] Feinstein 73.7% - 20.7%
2008 President[24] Obama 74.7% - 23.1%
2010 Governor[25] Brown 71.5% - 23.0%
Senator[26] Boxer 71.2% - 22.7%
2012 President[27] Obama 83.0% - 14.1%
Senator[28] Feinstein 84.6% - 15.4%
2014 Governor[29] Brown 83.7% – 16.3%
2016 President[30] Clinton 83.6% - 10.7%
Senator[31] Harris 55.4% - 44.6%
2018 Governor[32] Newsom 84.5% – 14.5%
Senator[33] Feinstein 52.0% – 48.0%

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1963

Member Party Years Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
 
Richard T. Hanna
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1974
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Resigned.
1963–1969
Orange
1969–1973
Los Angeles, Orange
1973–1975
Los Angeles, Orange
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
 
Mark W. Hannaford
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Lost re-election.
1975–1983
Los Angeles, Northwestern Orange
 
Dan Lungren
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th

Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 42nd district.
 
Esteban Torres
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1999
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired.
1983–1993
Los Angeles (Norwalk)
1993–2003
Los Angeles (Norwalk)
 
Grace Napolitano
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
106th
107th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 38th district.
 
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 33rd district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 40th district.
2003–2013
Los Angeles (Downtown L.A., Downey)
 
Xavier Becerra
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 24, 2017
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 31st district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to become California Attorney General.
2013–Present
Los Angeles (Downtown L.A., Northeast)
Vacant January 24, 2017 –
July 11, 2017
Special election held July 11, 2017
 
Jimmy Gomez
Democratic July 11, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
Elected to finish Becerra's term.
Re-elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1962Edit

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna 90,758 55.9
Republican Robert A. Geier 71,478 44.1
Total votes 162,236 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

1964Edit

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (Incumbent) 137,588 58.3
Republican Robert A. Geier 98,606 41.7
Total votes 236,194 100.0
Democratic hold

1966Edit

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (Incumbent) 127,976 55.8
Republican Frank LaMagna 101,410 44.2
Total votes 129,386 100.0
Democratic hold

1968Edit

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (Incumbent) 105,880 50.9
Republican Bill J. Teague 102,333 49.1
Total votes 208,213 100.0
Democratic hold

1970Edit

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (Incumbent) 101,664 54.5
Republican Bill J. Teague 82,167 44.0
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 2,843 1.5
Total votes 186,674 100.0
Democratic hold

1972Edit

1972 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna (Incumbent) 113,841 67.2
Republican John D. Ratterree 48,916 28.9
American Independent Lee R. Rayburn 6,604 3.9
Total votes 169,361 100.0
Democratic hold

1974Edit

1974 United States House of Representatives elections in California[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (Incumbent) 78,345 49.8
Republican Bill Bond 72,967 46.3
American Independent James Manis 3,169 2.0
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 3,043 1.9
Total votes 157,524 100.0
Democratic hold

1976Edit

1976 United States House of Representatives elections in California[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (Incumbent) 100,988 50.7
Republican Dan Lungren 98,147 49.3
Total votes 199,135 100.0
Democratic hold

1978Edit

1978 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren 90,554 53.7
Democratic Mark W. Hannaford (Incumbent) 73,608 43.7
American Independent Lawrence John Stafford 4,410 2.6
Total votes 168,572 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1980Edit

1980 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (Incumbent) 138,024 71.8
Democratic Simone 46,351 24.1
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 7,794 4.1
Total votes 192,169 100.0
Republican hold

1982Edit

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres 68,316 57.2
Republican Paul R. Jackson 51,026 42.8
Total votes 119,342 100.0
Democratic hold

1984Edit

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 87,060 59.8
Republican Paul R. Jackson 58,467 40.2
Total votes 145,527 100.0
Democratic hold

1986Edit

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 66,404 60.3
Republican Charles M. House 43,659 39.7
Total votes 110,063 100.0
Democratic hold

1988Edit

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 92,087 63.2
Republican Charles M. House 50,954 35.0
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 2,686 1.8
Total votes 145,727 100.0
Democratic hold

1990Edit

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 55,646 60.7
Republican John C. Eastman 36,024 39.3
Total votes 91,670 100.0
Democratic hold

1992Edit

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 91,738 61.3
Republican J. Jay Hernandez 50,907 34.0
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 7,072 4.7
Independent M V Paul Worland (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 149,718 100.0
Democratic hold

1994Edit

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 72,439 61.7
Republican Albert J. Nunez 40,068 34.1
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 4,921 4.2
American Independent J. Scott (write-in) 27 0.0
Total votes 117,455 100.0
Democratic hold

1996Edit

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres (Incumbent) 94,730 68.5
Republican David Nunez 36,852 26.7
American Independent J. Scott 4,122 2.9
Libertarian David Argall 2,736 1.9
Total votes 138,440 100.0
Democratic hold

1998Edit

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano 76,471 67.6
Republican Ed Perez 32,321 28.6
Libertarian Jason Heath 2,195 2.0
American Independent Walter Scott 2,088 1.8
Total votes 113,075 100.0
Democratic hold

2000Edit

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (Incumbent) 105,980 71.3
Republican Robert Arthur Canales 33,445 22.5
Natural Law Julia F. Simon 9,262 6.2
Republican John W. Brantuk (write-in) 36 0.0
Total votes 148,723 100.0
Democratic hold

2002Edit

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (Incumbent) 46,734 74.1
Republican Wayne Miller 17,090 25.9
Total votes 63,824 100.0
Democratic hold

2004Edit

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (Incumbent) 82,282 74.5
Republican Wayne Miller 28,175 25.5
Total votes 110,457 100.0
Democratic hold

2006Edit

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (Incumbent) 57,459 76.8
Republican Wayne Miller 17,359 23.2
Independent Naomi Crane (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 74,819 100.0
Democratic hold

2008Edit

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (Incumbent) 98,503 77.1
Republican Christopher Balding 29,266 22.9
Total votes 127,769 100.0
Turnout 63.68
Democratic hold

2010Edit

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (Incumbent) 69,382 77.2
Republican Wayne Miller 20,457 22.8
Total votes 89,839 100.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 120,367 85.6
Republican Stephen C. Smith 20,223 14.4
Total votes 140,590 100.0
Democratic hold

2014Edit

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 44,697 72.5
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 16,924 27.5
Total votes 61,621 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 122,842 77.2
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 36,314 22.8
Total votes 159,156 100.0
Democratic hold

2017Edit

2017 California's 34th congressional district special election[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 25,569 59.2
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 17,610 40.8
Total votes 43,179 100.0
Turnout   14.3
Democratic hold

2018Edit

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (Incumbent) 110,195 72.5
Green Kenneth Mejia 41,711 27.5
Total votes 151,906 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2019, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 34th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Richard T. Hanna (served 1963–1974) on June 9, 2001. The most recently serving representative to die was Mark W. Hannaford (served 1975-79) on June 2, 1985.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Dan Lungren 1979 - 1983 (1946-09-22) September 22, 1946 (age 72)
Esteban Edward Torres 1983 - 1999 (1930-01-27) January 27, 1930 (age 89)
Grace Napolitano 1999 - 2003 (1936-12-04) December 4, 1936 (age 82)
Lucille Roybal-Allard 2003 - 2013 (1941-06-12) June 12, 1941 (age 78)
Xavier Becerra 2013 - 2017 (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 61)

Historical district boundariesEdit

From 2003 through 2013, the district consisted of parts of downtown Los Angeles, including Downey, Bellflower and Maywood. Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States Census, the district pivoted north east within Los Angeles County and still includes downtown Los Angeles and areas north east.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US Census
  2. ^ LA Times
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ My News LA
  5. ^ LA Times
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1990 Governor)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  32. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  33. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  34. ^ 1962 election results
  35. ^ 1964 election results
  36. ^ 1966 election results
  37. ^ 1968 election results
  38. ^ 1970 election results
  39. ^ 1972 election results
  40. ^ 1974 election results
  41. ^ 1976 election results
  42. ^ 1978 election results
  43. ^ 1980 election results
  44. ^ 1982 election results
  45. ^ 1984 election results
  46. ^ 1986 election results
  47. ^ 1988 election results
  48. ^ 1990 election results
  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. ^ 2006 election results
  57. ^ 2008 election results
  58. ^ 2010 election results
  59. ^ 2012 election results
  60. ^ 2014 election results
  61. ^ 2016 election results
  62. ^ 2017 special election results
  63. ^ 2018 election results

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