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California's 53rd congressional district

California's 53rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. It is currently represented by Democrat Susan Davis.

California's 53rd congressional district
California US Congressional District 53 (since 2013).tif
California's 53rd congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Susan Davis
DSan Diego
Population (2013)741,909[1]
Median income$72,429[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[4]

The district is currently in San Diego County. It includes eastern portions of Chula Vista, western portions of El Cajon, central and eastern portions of the city of San Diego, as well as eastern suburbs such as Bonita, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Spring Valley in their entirety.[5]

CompetitivenessEdit

In statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2002 Governor[6] Davis 50.6% – 39.6%
2003 Recall[7][8]   Yes 52.7% – 47.3%
Schwarzenegger 47.5% – 33.8%
2004 President[9] Kerry 61.2% – 37.6%
Senator[10] Boxer 63.6% – 31.1%
2006 Governor[11] Schwarzenegger 53.4% – 40.6%
Senator[12] Feinstein 66.0% – 28.8%
2008 President[13] Obama 68.2% – 29.9%
2010 Governor[14] Brown 57.8% – 35.9%
Senator[15] Boxer 57.9% – 35.7%
2012 President[16] Obama 61.4% – 36.4%
Senator[17] Feinstein 63.3% – 36.7%
2014 Governor[18] Brown 60.0% – 40.0%
2016 President[19] Clinton 64.5% – 29.6%
Senator[20] Harris 60.0% – 40.0%
2018 Governor[21] Newsom 64.9% – 35.1%
Senator[22] Feinstein 54.9% – 45.1%

List of members representing the districtEdit

The district was created January 3, 2003.

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
 
Susan Davis
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
Present
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 49th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retiring.[23]


2003–2013
San Diego
 
2013–Present
(After the 2010 census, the district was shifted eastward and lost its coastal focus, so that it covers east central San Diego and eastern suburbs.)
East Central San Diego and Eastern suburbs.
 

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 72,252 62.2
Republican Bill VanDeWeghe 43,891 37.8
Independent Jim Dorenkott (write-in) 37 0.0
Total votes 116,180 100.0
Democratic hold

2004Edit

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 146,449 66.1
Republican Darin Hunzeker 63,897 28.9
Green Lawrence Rockwood 7,523 3.4
Libertarian Adam Van Susteren 3,567 1.6
Total votes 221,436 100.0
Democratic hold

2006Edit

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 97,541 67.6
Republican John "Woody" Woodrum 43,312 30.0
Libertarian Ernie Lippe 3,534 2.4
Total votes 144,387 100.0
Democratic hold

2008Edit

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 161,315 68.5
Republican Michael Crimmins 64,658 27.4
Libertarian Edward M. Teyssier 9,569 4.1
Total votes 235,542 100.0
Democratic hold

2010Edit

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 104,800 62.3
Republican Michael Crimmins 57,230 34.0
Libertarian Paul Dekker 6,298 3.7
Total votes 168,328 100.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 164,825 61.4
Republican Nick Popaditch 103,482 38.6
Total votes 268,307 100.0
Democratic hold

2014Edit

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 87,104 58.8
Republican Larry A. Wilske 60,940 41.2
Total votes 148,044 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 198,988 67.0
Republican James Veltmeyer 97,968 33.0
Total votes 296,956 100.0
Democratic hold

2018Edit

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan A. Davis (Incumbent) 185,667 69.1
Republican Morgan Murtaugh 83,127 30.9
Total votes 268,794 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of November 2019, no former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 53rd congressional district are still living, as Davis is the district's sole representative in its entire existence.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  2. ^ US Census
  3. ^ LA Times
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "District 53" (PDF). California Redistricting Commission certified map. Healthy City. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  23. ^ Duster, Chandelis; Byrd, Haley (September 4, 2019). "Rep. Susan Davis is latest Democrat not seeking reelection". CNN. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  24. ^ 2002 election results
  25. ^ 2004 election results
  26. ^ 2006 election results
  27. ^ 2008 election results
  28. ^ 2010 election results
  29. ^ 2012 election results
  30. ^ 2014 election results
  31. ^ 2016 election results
  32. ^ 2018 election results

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