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California's 36th congressional district

California's 36th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in eastern Riverside County. The district covers most of the desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, and Cathedral City in the Inland Empire.

California's 36th congressional district
California US Congressional District 36 (since 2013).tif
California's 36th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Raul Ruiz
DCoachella
Population (2015)750,645[1]
Median income46,494[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+2[3]

The district is represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz, who won California's 36th congressional district election against redistricted Mary Bono Mack in 2012. Ruiz has represented the district since January 3, 2013.

Contents

CompetitivenessEdit

In statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
1990 Governor[4] Wilson 48.3% - 46.1%
1992 President[5] Clinton 41.3% - 35.5%
Senator[6] Herschensohn 47.9% - 44.4%
Senator (Special)[7] Feinstein 50.3% - 42.3%
1994 Governor[8] Wilson 62.0% - 34.8%
Senator[9] Huffington 48.7% – 44.2%
1996 President[10] Clinton 46.7% - 41.4%
1998 Governor[11] Davis 54.4% - 42.4%
Senator[12] Boxer 48.8 - 48%
2000 President[13] Gore 50.7% - 44.3%
Senator[14] Feinstein 53.4% - 39.4%
2002 Governor[15] Davis 49.5% - 39.8%
2003 Recall[16][17]   Yes 54.3% - 45.7%
Schwarzenegger 48.4% - 32.2%
2004 President[18] Kerry 59.0% - 39.6%
Senator[19] Boxer 61.9% - 32.8%
2006 Governor[20] Schwarzenegger 52.5% - 42.6%
Senator[21] Feinstein 63.4% - 31.1%
2008 President[22] Obama 64.4% - 33.5%
2010 Governor[23] Brown 56.3% - 38.8%
Senator[24] Boxer 56.1% - 38.9%
2012 President[25] Obama 50.7% - 47.5%
Senator[26] Feinstein 53.7% – 46.3%
2014 Governor[27] Brown 52.6% – 47.4%
2016 President[28] Clinton 52.2% - 43.3%
Senator[29] Harris 60.0% – 40.0%
2018 Governor TBC
Senator TBC

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1963.

Representative Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
 
Bob Wilson
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 30th district

Redistricted to the 40th district.
San Diego (City of San Diego)
 
William M. Ketchum
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Redistricted to the 18th district. Kern, Kings, inland San Luis Obispo, coastal Santa Barbara
 
George Brown Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 38th district.

Redistricted to the 42nd district.
Riverside, San Bernardino (Inland Empire)
 
Jane Harman
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Retired to run for governor. Southwestern Los Angeles
 
Steven T. Kuykendall
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2001
106th Lost re-election.
 
Jane Harman
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Resigned to become Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
January 3, 2003 –
February 28, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Southwestern Los Angeles
Vacant February 28, 2011 –
July 12, 2011
 
Janice Hahn
Democratic July 12, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Redistricted to the 44th district.
 
Raul Ruiz
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012. Eastern Riverside County (Palm Springs)

Election resultsEdit

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102011 (Special)201220142016

1962Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 91,626 61.8
Democratic William C. Godfrey 56,637 38.2
Total votes 148,263 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1964Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 105,346 59.1
Democratic Quintin Whelan 73,034 40.9
Total votes 178,380 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1966Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 119,274 72.9
Democratic Don Lindgren 44,365 27.1
Total votes 163,639 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1968Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 147,772 71.6
Democratic Don Lindgren 58,578 28.4
Total votes 206,350 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1970Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 132,446 71.5
Democratic Daniel K. Hostetter 44,841 24.2
Peace and Freedom Walter H. Koppelman 5,139 2.8
American Independent Orville J. Davis 2,723 1.5
Total votes 185,149 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1972Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William M. Ketchum 87,984 52.7
Democratic Timothy Lemucchi 72,516 43.5
American Independent William M. "Bill" Armour 6,307 3.8
Total votes 166,807 100.0
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

1974Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 69,615 62.6
Republican Jim Osgood 35,858 32.3
American Independent William E. Pasley 5,701 5.1
Total votes 111,174 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1976Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 90,830 61.5
Republican Grant Carner 49,368 33.5
American Independent William E. Pasley 7,358 5.0
Total votes 147,556 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1978Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 80,448 62.9
Republican Dana Warren Carmody 47,417 37.1
Total votes 127,865 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1980Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 88,628 52.6
Republican John Paul Stark 73,247 43.4
Libertarian Harry J. Histen 6,815 4.0
Total votes 168,690 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1982Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 76,546 54.3
Republican John Paul Stark 64,361 45.7
Total votes 140,907 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1984Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 104,438 56.6
Republican John Paul Stark 80,212 43.4
Total votes 184,650 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1986Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 78,118 57.1
Republican Robert L. "Bob" Henley 58,660 42.9
Total votes 136,778 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1988Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 103,493 54.0
Republican John Paul Stark 81,413 42.4
Libertarian Kenneth E. Valentine 3,382 1.8
American Independent Fred L. Anderson 3,360 1.8
Total votes 191,648 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1990Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 72,409 52.7
Republican Bob Hammock 64,961 47.3
Total votes 137,370 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1992Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman 125,751 48.4
Republican Joan Milke Flores 109,684 42.3
Green Richard Greene 13,297 5.1
Peace and Freedom Owen Stanley 5,519 2.1
Libertarian Marc F. Denny 5,504 2.1
Independent Larry Martz (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 259,757 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1994Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 93,939 48.0
Republican Susan Brooks 93,127 47.6
Libertarian Jack Tyler 4,932 2.5
American Independent Joseph J. "Joe" Fields 3,810 1.9
Total votes 195,808 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1996Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 117,752 52.5
Republican Susan Brooks 98,538 44.0
Libertarian Bruce Dovner 4,933 2.1
Natural Law Bradley McManus 3,236 1.4
Total votes 224,459 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1998Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 88,843 48.9
Democratic Janice Hahn 84,624 46.6
Green Robin Barrett 3,612 2.0
Libertarian Kerry Welsh 3,066 1.7
Reform John R. Konopka 1,561 0.8
Total votes 181,706 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2000Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman 115,651 48.4
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall (incumbent) 111,199 46.6
Libertarian Daniel R. Sherman 6,073 2.6
Reform John R. Konopka 3,549 1.4
Natural Law Matt Ornati 2,264 0.9
Republican William D. Davies (write-in) 395 0.1
Total votes 239,131 100%
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2002Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 88,198 61.4
Republican Stuart Johnson 50,328 35.0
Libertarian Mark McSpadden 5,225 3.6
Total votes 143,751 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 151,208 62.0
Republican Paul Whitehead 81,666 33.5
Peace and Freedom Alice Stek 6,105 2.5
Libertarian Mike Binkley 5,065 2.0
Total votes 244,144 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 105,323 63.4
Republican Brian Gibson 53,068 32.0
Peace and Freedom James R. Smith 4,592 2.7
Libertarian Mike Binkley 3,170 1.9
Total votes 166,153 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 171,948 68.7
Republican Brian Gibson 78,543 31.3
Total votes 250,491 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (incumbent) 114,489 59.7
Republican Mattie Fein 66,706 34.7
Libertarian Herb Peters 10,840 5.6
Total votes 192,035 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2011 (Special)Edit

California's 36th congressional district special election, 2011[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Hahn 47,000 54.9
Republican Craig Huey 38,624 45.1
Total votes 85,624 100.0
Turnout   25.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Ruiz 110,189 52.9
Republican Mary Bono Mack (incumbent) 97,953 47.1
Total votes 208,142 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2014Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Ruiz (incumbent) 72,682 54.2
Republican Brian Nestande 61,457 45.8
Total votes 134,139 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Ruiz (incumbent) 144,348 62.1
Republican Jeff Stone 88,269 37.9
Total votes 232,617 100.0
Democratic hold

2018Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Ruiz (incumbent) 122,169 59.0
Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer 84,839 41.0
Total votes 207,008 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2019, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 36th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Bob Wilson (served 1975–1993) on August 12, 1999. the most recently serving representative to die was George Brown Jr. (served 1963–1973) on July 15, 1999.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jane Harman 1993 - 1999
2001 - 2011
(1945-06-28) June 28, 1945 (age 73)
Steven T. Kuykendall 1999 - 2001 (1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 72)
Janice Hahn 2011 - 2013 (1952-03-30) March 30, 1952 (age 66)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US Census
  2. ^ US Census
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Statement of Vote (1990 Governor)
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  30. ^ 1962 election results
  31. ^ 1964 election results
  32. ^ 1966 election results
  33. ^ 1968 election results
  34. ^ 1970 election results
  35. ^ 1972 election results
  36. ^ 1974 election results
  37. ^ 1976 election results
  38. ^ 1978 election results
  39. ^ 1980 election results
  40. ^ 1982 election results
  41. ^ 1984 election results
  42. ^ 1986 election results
  43. ^ 1988 election results
  44. ^ 1990 election results
  45. ^ 1992 election results
  46. ^ 1994 election results
  47. ^ 1996 election results
  48. ^ 1998 election results
  49. ^ 2000 election results
  50. ^ 2002 election results
  51. ^ 2004 election results
  52. ^ 2006 election results
  53. ^ 2008 election results
  54. ^ 2010 election results
  55. ^ 2011 special election results
  56. ^ 2012 election results
  57. ^ 2014 election results
  58. ^ 2016 election results
  59. ^ 2018 election results

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