California's 36th congressional district

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

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.

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.

Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

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 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[30] Newsom 53.2% – 46.8%
Senator[31] de León 51.7% – 48.3%

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created January 3, 1963.

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
Bob Wilson (92nd Congress portrait).jpg
Bob Wilson
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 40th district.
1963–1969
San Diego (City of San Diego)
1969–1973
San Diego (City of San Diego)
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William M. Ketchum
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Elected in 1972.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
1973–1975
Kern, Kings, inland San Luis Obispo, coastal Santa Barbara
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George Brown Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 38th district and re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 42nd district.
1975–1983
Riverside, San Bernardino (Inland Empire)
1983–1993
Riverside, San Bernardino (Inland Empire)
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Jane Harman
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired to run for Governor of California.
1993–2003
Southwestern Los Angeles
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Steven T. Kuykendall
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2001
106th Elected in 1998.
Lost re-election.
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Jane Harman
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
February 28, 2011
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Resigned to become Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
2003–2013
Southwestern Los Angeles
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Vacant February 28, 2011 –
July 12, 2011
Special election held July 12, 2011
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Janice Hahn
Democratic July 12, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th  Elected to finish Harman's term.
Redistricted to the 44th district.
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Raul Ruiz
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013–Present
Eastern Riverside County (Palm Springs)
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Election results[edit]

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102011 (Special)2012201420162018

1962[edit]

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in California[32]
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
Republican hold

1964[edit]

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in California[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (Incumbent) 105,346 59.1
Democratic Quintin Whelan 73,034 40.9
Total votes 178,380 100.0
Republican hold

1966[edit]

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (Incumbent) 119,274 72.9
Democratic Don Lindgren 44,365 27.1
Total votes 163,639 100.0
Republican hold

1968[edit]

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (Incumbent) 147,772 71.6
Democratic Don Lindgren 58,578 28.4
Total votes 206,350 100.0
Republican hold

1970[edit]

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
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
Republican hold

1972[edit]

1972 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
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
Republican hold

1974[edit]

1974 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
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
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

1976 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
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
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

1978 United States House of Representatives elections in California[40]
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
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

1980 United States House of Representatives elections in California[41]
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
Democratic hold

1982[edit]

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
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
Democratic hold

1984[edit]

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
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
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
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
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
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
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
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
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
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
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
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
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
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
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
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
Republican gain from Democratic

2000[edit]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
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%
Democratic gain from Republican

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
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
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
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
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
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
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jane Harman (Incumbent) 171,948 68.7
Republican Brian Gibson 78,543 31.3
Total votes 250,491 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[56]
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
Democratic hold

2011 (Special)[edit]

2011 California's 36th congressional district special election[57]
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

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[58]
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

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[59]
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

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[60]
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

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[61]
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 representatives[edit]

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 67)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

From 2003 through 2013, the district consisted of parts of southwestern Los Angeles County, including Torrance, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States Census, the district has moved east to Riverside County and includes Palm Springs and La Quinta.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 President)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  32. ^ 1962 election results
  33. ^ 1964 election results
  34. ^ 1966 election results
  35. ^ 1968 election results
  36. ^ 1970 election results
  37. ^ 1972 election results
  38. ^ 1974 election results
  39. ^ 1976 election results
  40. ^ 1978 election results
  41. ^ 1980 election results
  42. ^ 1982 election results
  43. ^ 1984 election results
  44. ^ 1986 election results
  45. ^ 1988 election results
  46. ^ 1990 election results
  47. ^ 1992 election results
  48. ^ 1994 election results
  49. ^ 1996 election results
  50. ^ 1998 election results
  51. ^ 2000 election results
  52. ^ 2002 election results
  53. ^ 2004 election results
  54. ^ 2006 election results
  55. ^ 2008 election results
  56. ^ 2010 election results
  57. ^ 2011 special election results
  58. ^ 2012 election results
  59. ^ 2014 election results
  60. ^ 2016 election results
  61. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°43′36″N 115°44′34″W / 33.72667°N 115.74278°W / 33.72667; -115.74278