California's 27th congressional district

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California's 27th congressional district
California US Congressional District 27 (since 2013).tif
California's 27th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Judy Chu
DMonterey Park
Median income$77,629[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+16[3]

California's 27th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California

The district is currently represented by Democrat Judy Chu. The district covers the San Gabriel Foothills including the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Claremont, East Pasadena, Glendora, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Antonio Heights, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, South San Gabriel, Temple City, and Upland.

Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1990 Governor[4] Feinstein 52.0% - 42.9%
1992 President[5] Clinton 44.3% - 36.6%
Senator[6] Herschensohn 47.5% - 44.9%
Senator (Special)[7] Feinstein 50.7% - 42.1%
1994 Governor[8] Wilson 59.5% - 37.5%
Senator[9] Huffington 47.7% - 44.6%
1996 President[10] Clinton 49.1% - 40.5%
1998 Governor[11] Davis 56.6% - 40.3%
Senator[12] Boxer 51.1% - 45.6%
2000 President[13] Gore 53.4% - 41.4%
Senator[14] Feinstein 56.6% - 36.4%
2002 Governor[15] Davis 50.1% - 40.4%
2003 Recall[16][17] Yes 56.5% - 43.5%
Schwarzenegger 52.0% - 29.9%
2004 President[18] Kerry 59.3% - 39.3%
Senator[19] Boxer 63.7% - 31.2%
2006 Governor[20] Schwarzenegger 52.7% - 42.3%
Senator[21] Feinstein 63.2% - 31.3%
2008 President[22] Obama 66.1% - 31.7%
2010 Governor[23] Brown 57.9% - 36.8%
Senator[24] Boxer 57.6% - 36.7%
2012 President[25] Obama 62.6% - 35.0%
Senator[26] Feinstein 65.2% - 34.8%
2014 Governor[27] Brown 62.3% – 37.7%
2016 President[28] Clinton 66.0% - 28.4%
Senator[29] Harris 62.1% - 37.9%
2018 Governor[30] Newsom 65.1% – 34.9%
Senator[31] Feinstein 60.1% – 39.9%

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created January 3, 1953

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
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Harry R. Sheppard
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 21st district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 33rd district.
1953–1963
San Bernardino

Everett G. Burkhalter
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Elected in 1962.
Lost re-election.
1963–1969
Los Angeles
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Edwin Reinecke
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 21, 1969
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of California.
1969–1973
Los Angeles
Vacant January 21, 1969 –
April 29, 1969
Special election held April 29, 1969
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Barry Goldwater Jr.
Republican April 29, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected to finish Reinecke's term.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Redistricted to the 20th district.
1973–1975
Los Angeles, Southern Ventura
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Alphonzo E. Bell Jr.
Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1977
94th Redistricted from the 28th district and re-elected in 1974.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1975–1983
Los Angeles
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Bob Dornan
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Mel Levine
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
1983–1993
Western Los Angeles (Manhattan/Redondo Beach, Santa Monica)
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Carlos Moorhead
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
1993–2003
Los Angeles (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena)
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Jim Rogan
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
105th
106th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Lost re-election.
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Adam Schiff
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 29th district.
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Brad Sherman
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 24th 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 30th district.
2003–2013
Western Los Angeles (Northridge)
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Judy Chu
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th.
Redistricted from the 32nd district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013–Present
San Gabriel Foothills including Alhambra and Pasadena
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Election results[edit]

1952195419561958196019621964196619681969 (Special)1970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1952[edit]

1952 United States House of Representatives elections in California[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (Incumbent) 68,773 55.0
Republican Carl B. Hilliard 56,202 45.0
Total votes 124,975 100.0
Democratic hold

1954[edit]

1954 United States House of Representatives elections in California[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (Incumbent) 65,389 64.8
Republican Martin K. Barrett 35,594 35.2
Total votes 100,983 100.0
Democratic hold

1956[edit]

1956 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (Incumbent) 124,662 100.0
Democratic hold

1958[edit]

1958 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (Incumbent) 105,062 72.3
Republican Robert M. Castle 40,317 27.7
Total votes 145,379 100.0
Democratic hold

1960[edit]

1960 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (Incumbent) 123,645 66.8
Republican Robert M. Castle 61,484 33.2
Total votes 185,129 100.0
Democratic hold

1962[edit]

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 66,979 52.1
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (Incumbent) 61,538 47.9
Total votes 128,517 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1964[edit]

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke 83,141 51.7
Democratic Tom Bane 77,587 48.3
Total votes 160,734 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1966[edit]

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke (Incumbent) 93,890 65.3
Democratic John A. "Jack" Howard 49,785 34.7
Total votes 143,675 100.0
Republican hold

1968[edit]

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in California[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Reinecke (Incumbent) 158,309 72.2
Democratic John T. Butchko 60,808 27.8
Total votes 219,117 100.0
Republican hold

1969 (Special)[edit]

1969 California's 27th congressional district special election[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. 64,734 56.9
Democratic John K. Van de Kamp 48,983 43.1
Total votes 113,717 100.0
Republican hold

1970[edit]

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 139,326 66.6
Democratic N. "Toni" Kimmel 63,652 30.5
Peace and Freedom Edward Richer 3,306 1.6
American Independent John H. Hind 2,642 1.3
Total votes 208,926 100.0
Republican hold

1972[edit]

1972 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Goldwater Jr. (Incumbent) 117,622 57.4
Democratic Mark S. Novak 87,295 42.6
Total votes 204,917 100.0
Republican hold

1974[edit]

1974 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell Jr. (Incumbent) 99,645 63.9
Democratic John Dalessio 50,919 32.5
Peace and Freedom Jerry Rubin 5,547 3.6
Total votes 156,111 100.0
Republican hold

1976[edit]

1976 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan 114,623 54.7
Democratic Gary Familian 94,988 45.3
Total votes 209,611 100.0
Republican hold

1978[edit]

1978 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (Incumbent) 89,392 51.0
Democratic Carey Peck 85,880 49.0
Total votes 175,272 100.0
Republican hold

1980[edit]

1980 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (Incumbent) 109,807 51.0
Democratic Carey Peck 100,061 46.5
Libertarian Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers 5,448 2.5
Total votes 215,316 100.0
Republican hold

1982[edit]

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine 108,347 59.5
Republican Bart W. Christensen 67,479 37.0
Libertarian ZacK Richardson 6,391 3.5
Total votes 182,217 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1984[edit]

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (Incumbent) 116,933 55.0
Republican Robert B. Scribner 88,896 41.8
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor Jr. 3,815 1.8
Libertarian Jeff Avrech 3,137 1.5
Total votes 212,781 100.0
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (Incumbent) 110,403 63.7
Republican Rob Scribner 59,410 34.3
Peace and Freedom Thomas L. O'Connor Jr. 2,078 1.2
Libertarian Larry Leathers 1,429 0.8
Total votes 173,320 100.0
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (Incumbent) 148,814 67.5
Republican Dennis Galbraith 65,307 29.6
Libertarian William J. Fulco 6,214 2.8
Total votes 220,335 100.0
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine (Incumbent) 90,857 58.2
Republican David Barrett Cohen 58,140 37.2
Peace and Freedom Edward E. Ferrer 7,101 4.5
Total votes 156,098 100.0
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Moorhead (Incumbent) 105,521 49.7
Democratic Doug Kahn 83,805 39.4
Green Jesse A. Moorman 11,003 5.2
Peace and Freedom Margaret L. Edwards 7,329 3.5
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 4,790 2.3
Independent Ballantyne (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 212,450 100.0
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Moorhead (Incumbent) 88,341 53.0
Democratic Doug Kahn 70,267 42.1
American Independent Bill Gibbs 4,328 2.6
Libertarian Dennis Decherd 3,838 2.3
Total votes 166,774 100.0
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan 95,310 50.2
Democratic Doug Kahn 82,014 43.2
Libertarian Elizabeth Michael 6,645 3.5
Green Walt Sheasby 4,195 3.3
Natural Law Martin Zucker 1,766 0.8
Total votes 189,930 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Rogan (Incumbent) 80,702 50.7
Democratic Barry A. Gordon 73,875 46.5
Libertarian Bob New 4,489 2.8
Total votes 159,066 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Schiff 113,708 52.7
Republican Jim Rogan (Incumbent) 94,518 43.9
Natural Law Miriam R. Hospodar 3,873 1.7
Libertarian Ted Brown 3,675 1.7
Total votes 215,774 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (Incumbent) 79,815 62.0
Republican Robert M. Levy 48,996 38.0
Total votes 128,811 100.0
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (Incumbent) 125,296 62.3
Republican Robert M. Levy 66,946 33.3
Green Eric J. Carter 8,956 4.4
Total votes 201,198 100.0
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (Incumbent) 92,650 68.8
Republican Peter Hankwitz 42,074 31.2
Total votes 134,724 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[61]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (Incumbent) 135,665 68.6
Republican Navraj Singh 49,510 24.8
Libertarian Tim Denton 14,171 6.6
Total votes 185,175 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (Incumbent) 102,927 65.1
Republican Mark Reed 55,056 34.9
Total votes 157,983 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (Incumbent) 154,191 64.0
Republican Jack Orswell 86,817 36.0
Total votes 241,008 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[64]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (Incumbent) 75,728 59.4
Republican Jack Orswell 51,852 40.6
Total votes 127,580 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[65]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (Incumbent) 168,977 67.4
Republican Jack Orswell 81,655 32.6
Total votes 250,632 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[66]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (Incumbent) 160,504 79.2
Democratic Bryan Witt 42,132 20.8
Total votes 202,636 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representatives[edit]

As of April 2019, there are six former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 27th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Edwin Reinecke (served 1965-1969) on December 24, 2016. The most recently serving representative to die was Carlos Moorhead (served 1993–1997) on November 23, 2011.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Barry Goldwater Jr. 1969 - 1975 (1938-07-15) July 15, 1938 (age 80)
Bob Dornan 1977 - 1983 (1933-04-03) April 3, 1933 (age 86)
Mel Levine 1983 - 1993 (1943-06-07) June 7, 1943 (age 75)
James E. Rogan 1997 - 2001 (1957-08-21) August 21, 1957 (age 61)
Adam Schiff 2001 - 2003 (1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 58)
Brad Sherman 2003 - 2013 (1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 64)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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 President)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  32. ^ 1952 election results
  33. ^ 1954 election results
  34. ^ 1956 election results
  35. ^ 1958 election results
  36. ^ 1960 election results
  37. ^ 1962 election results
  38. ^ 1964 election results
  39. ^ 1966 election results
  40. ^ 1968 election results
  41. ^ 1969 special election results
  42. ^ 1970 election results
  43. ^ 1972 election results
  44. ^ 1974 election results
  45. ^ 1976 election results
  46. ^ 1978 election results
  47. ^ 1980 election results
  48. ^ 1982 election results
  49. ^ 1984 election results
  50. ^ 1986 election results
  51. ^ 1988 election results
  52. ^ 1990 election results
  53. ^ 1992 election results
  54. ^ 1994 election results
  55. ^ 1996 election results
  56. ^ 1998 election results
  57. ^ 2000 election results
  58. ^ 2002 election results
  59. ^ 2004 election results
  60. ^ 2006 election results
  61. ^ 2008 election results
  62. ^ 2010 election results
  63. ^ 2012 election results
  64. ^ 2014 election results
  65. ^ 2016 election results
  66. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°15′54″N 117°56′06″W / 34.26500°N 117.93500°W / 34.26500; -117.93500