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California's 45th congressional district

California's 45th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California.

California's 45th congressional district
California US Congressional District 45 (since 2013).tif
California's 45th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Katie Porter
DIrvine
Median income$102,040[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[3]

The district is based in Orange County and includes all of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo, as well as parts of Anaheim, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel.

Katie Porter, a Democrat, has represented the district since January 2019. In November 2018, Porter defeated Republican incumbent Mimi Walters in the general election, and became the first Democrat to win a House race in the district since its inception.

CompetitivenessEdit

2018 Midterm ElectionsEdit

Incumbent Walters competed against a field of four Democrats and an independent candidate in the primary election for the 2018 midterm elections. On February 25, 2018, UC Irvine (UCI) assistant law professor Dave Min received the endorsement of the California Democratic Party.[4]

Min, former White House senior technology advisor Brian Forde,[5] former legislative assistant to Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Kia Hamadanchy,[6] UCI law professor Katie Porter[7], and UCI business professor John Graham ran in the "top two" primary in June 2018. Walters and Porter placed first and second and advanced to the general election in November.

On November 14, 2018, 8 days after polls closed, David Wasserman, the House Editor for The Cook Political Report, projected that Porter had won the general election.[8] Porter is the first Democrat to win a US congressional race in California's 45th congressional district since its inception in 1983.

In statewide racesEdit

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1990 Governor[9] Wilson 60.5% - 32.3%
1992 President[10] Bush 42.3% - 32.2%
Senator[11] Herschensohn 56.6% - 34.0%
Senator (Special)[12] Seymour 54.5% - 40.4%
1994 Governor[13] Wilson 67.6% - 27.5%
Senator[14] Huffington 58.7% – 31.7%
1996 President[15] Dole 50.5% – 37.9%
1998 Governor[16] Lungren 51.7% – 45.0%
Senator[17] Fong 56.2% – 39.4%
2000 President[18] Bush 55.6% - 39.9%
Senator[19] Feinstein 50.0% - 41.8%
2002 Governor[20] Simon 51.5% - 42.3%
2003 Recall[21][22]   Yes 68.4% - 31.6%
Schwarzenegger 59.6% - 23.5%
2004 President[23] Bush 56.0% - 43.1%
Senator[24] Boxer 49.5% - 47.0%
2006 Governor[25] Schwarzenegger 65.2% - 31.0%
Senator[26] Feinstein 50.5% - 45.0%
2008 President[27] Obama 51.5% - 46.9%
2010 Governor[28] Whitman 50.2% - 43.9%
Senator[29] Fiorina 52.1% - 42.4%
2012 President[30] Romney 54.8% - 43.0%
Senator[31] Emken 55.6% - 44.4%
2014 Governor[32] Kashkari 58.5% – 41.5%
2016 President[33] Clinton 49.8% - 44.4%
Senator[34] Harris 66.0% - 34.0%
2018 Governor[35] Cox 50.6% – 49.4%
Senator[36] Feinstein 54.3% – 45.7%

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1983.

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
 
Duncan Hunter
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 42nd 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 52nd district.
1983–1993
Imperial, San Diego
 
Dana Rohrabacher
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 42nd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 46th district.
1993–2003
Orange
 
Mary Bono
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 44th 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 36th district and lost re-election.
2003–2013
Riverside
 
 
John Campbell
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 48th district and re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
2013–Present
Orange
 
 
Mimi Walters
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
114th
115th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
 
Katie Porter
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1982Edit

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) 117,771 68.6
Democratic Richard Hill 50,148 29.2
Libertarian Jack R. Sanders 3,839 2.2
Total votes 171,758 100.0
Republican hold

1984Edit

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) 149,011 75.1
Democratic David W. Guthrie 45,325 22.9
Libertarian Patrick "Pat" Wright 3,971 2.0
Total votes 198,307 100.0
Republican hold

1986Edit

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) 118,900 58.1
Democratic Hewitt Fitts Ryan 82,800 40.5
Libertarian Lee Schwartz 2,975 1.4
Total votes 204,675 100.0
Republican hold

1988Edit

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) 166,451 74.0
Democratic Pete Lepiscopo 54,012 24.0
Libertarian Perry Willis 4,440 2.0
Total votes 224,903 100.0
Republican hold

1990Edit

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) 123,591 72.8
Libertarian Joe Shea 46,068 27.2
Total votes 169,659 100.0
Republican hold

1992Edit

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 123,731 54.5
Democratic Patricia "Pat" McCabe 88,508 39.0
Libertarian Gary David Copeland 14,777 6.5
Total votes 227,016 100.0
Republican hold

1994Edit

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 124,875 69.1
Democratic Brett Williamson 55,849 30.9
Total votes 180,724 100.0
Republican hold

1996Edit

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 125,326 61.0
Democratic Sally Alexander 68,312 33.2
Libertarian Mark Murphy 8,813 4.3
Natural Law Rand McDevitt 3,071 1.5
Total votes 205,522 100.0
Republican hold

1998Edit

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 94,296 58.7
Democratic Patricia W. Neal 60,022 37.3
Libertarian Don Hull 4,337 2.7
Natural Law William "Bill" Verkamp Jr. 2,115 1.3
Total votes 160,770 100.0
Republican hold

2000Edit

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 136,275 62.2
Democratic Ted Crisell 71,066 32.4
Libertarian Don Hull 8,409 3.8
Natural Law Constance Betton 3,635 1.6
Total votes 219,385 100.0
Republican hold

2002Edit

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (Incumbent) 87,101 65.3
Democratic Elle K. Kurplewski 43,692 32.7
Libertarian Rod Miller-Boyer 2,740 2.0
Total votes 133,533 100.0
Republican hold

2004Edit

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (Incumbent) 153,523 66.7
Democratic Richard J. Meyer 76,967 33.3
Total votes 230,490 100.0
Republican hold

2006Edit

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (Incumbent) 99,638 60.7
Democratic David Roth 64,613 39.3
Total votes 164,251 100.0
Republican hold

2008Edit

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (Incumbent) 155,166 58.3
Democratic Julie Bornstein 111,026 41.7
Total votes 266,192 100.0
Turnout   74.4
Republican hold

2010Edit

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono (Incumbent) 106,472 51.5
Democratic Steve Pougnet 87,141 42.1
American Independent Bill Lussenheide 13,188 6.4
Total votes 206,801 100.0
Turnout   60.5
Republican hold

2012Edit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 171,417 58.5
Democratic Sukhee Kang 121,814 41.5
Total votes 293,231 100.0
Republican hold

2014Edit

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters 106,083 65.1
Democratic Drew E. Leavens 56,819 34.9
Total votes 162,902 100.0
Republican hold

2016Edit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters (Incumbent) 182,408 58.6
Democratic Ron Varasteh 128,996 41.4
Total votes 311,404 100.0
Republican hold

2018Edit

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katie Porter 158,906 52.1
Republican Mimi Walters (Incumbent) 146,383 47.9
Total votes 305,289 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Living former representativesEdit

As of October 2019, five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 45th congressional district were still living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Duncan Hunter 1983 - 1993 (1948-05-31) May 31, 1948 (age 71)
Dana Rohrabacher 1993 - 2003 (1947-06-21) June 21, 1947 (age 72)
Mary Bono 2003 - 2013 (1961-10-24) October 24, 1961 (age 57)
John B. T. Campbell III 2013 - 2015 (1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 64)
Mimi Walters 2015 - 2019 (1962-05-14) May 14, 1962 (age 57)

Historical district boundariesEdit

From 2003 to 2013, this district was based in Riverside County. The district included the communities of Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, Palm Desert, Hemet, Cathedral City, Temecula, Blythe, Rancho Mirage, Murrieta, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Cabazon, Anza, Thermal, Idyllwild, Coachella, and other unincorporated areas of Riverside County.

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. ^ Hagen, Lisa (February 25, 2018). "California Dems endorse three candidates in pivotal House races". The Hill. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Mai-Duc, Christine (July 19, 2017). "Former Obama advisor jumps in to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters in Orange County". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Wire, Sarah D. "A third challenger announces bid for Rep. Mimi Walters' Orange County seat". LA Times. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ Lagos, Marisa. "Democratic Hopefuls Look to Unseat Republicans in 2018". KQED News. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  8. ^ Dave Wasserman, Twitter
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1990 Governor)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  32. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  33. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  34. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  35. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  36. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  37. ^ 1982 election results
  38. ^ 1984 election results
  39. ^ 1986 election results
  40. ^ 1988 election results
  41. ^ 1990 election results
  42. ^ 1992 election results
  43. ^ 1994 election results
  44. ^ 1996 election results
  45. ^ 1998 election results
  46. ^ 2000 election results
  47. ^ 2002 election results
  48. ^ 2004 election results
  49. ^ 2006 election results
  50. ^ 2008 election results
  51. ^ 2010 election results
  52. ^ 2012 election results
  53. ^ 2014 election results
  54. ^ 2016 election results
  55. ^ 2018 election results

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