California's 48th congressional district

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California's 48th congressional district
California US Congressional District 48 (since 2013).tif
California's 48th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Harley Rouda
DLaguna Beach
Median income$89,807[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[3]

California's 48th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California based in Orange County in Southern California. It is currently represented by Democrat Harley Rouda.

The district is centered on Huntington Beach. It includes Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Midway City, parts of Westminster, Fountain Valley, parts of Garden Grove, parts of Santa Ana, parts of San Juan Capistrano, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, parts of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, and parts of Laguna Niguel.[4]

From 2003 to 2013, the district included the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (formerly known as El Toro), Tustin, parts of Irvine and parts of Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano.

Following the 2018 US General Election, Democrat Harley Rouda became the district's representative, declaring victory after amassing a 3.6% and growing lead in the results, defeating incumbent Republican Dana Rohrabacher.[5]

Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1992 President[6] Bush 44.1% – 29.1%
Senator[7] Herschensohn 58.2% – 32.1%
Senator (Special)[8] Seymour 51.9% – 38.4%
1994 Governor[9] Wilson 71.8% – 24.1%
Senator[10] Huffington 61.1% - 29.9%
1996 President[11] Dole 55.5% - 33.8%
1998 Governor[12] Lungren 56.5% – 40.1%
Senator[13] Fong 59.6% – 36.3%
2000 President[14] Bush 60.4% – 35.7%
Senator[15] Campbell 53.1% – 39.2%
2002 Governor[16] Simon 59.4% – 32.8%
2003 Recall[17][18] Yes Yes 72.9% – 27.1%
Schwarzenegger 65.2% – 16.3%
2004 President[19] Bush 58.3% – 40.4%
Senator[20] Jones 51.4% – 43.7%
2006 Governor[21] Schwarzenegger 71.5% – 24.0%
Senator[22] Mountjoy 49.7% – 45.5%
2008 President[23] Obama 49.3% – 48.6%
2010 Governor[24] Whitman 58.7% – 36.4%
Senator[25] Fiorina 59.3% – 36.3%
2012 President[26] Romney 54.7% – 43.0%
Senator[27] Emkin 55.1% – 44.9%
2014 Governor[28] Kashkari 57.6% – 42.4%
2016 President[29] Clinton 47.9% – 46.2%
Senator[30] Harris 56.4% – 43.6%
2018 Governor[31] Cox 52.1% – 47.9%
Senator[32] Feinstein 55.1% – 44.9%

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created January 3, 1993.

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
Ron Packard.jpg
Ron Packard
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Redistricted from the 43rd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired.
1993–2003
Southern Orange, Riverside (Temecula), Northwestern San Diego
Darell Issa.gif
Darrell Issa
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 49th district.
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Christopher Cox
Republican January 3, 2003 –
August 2, 2005
108th
109th
Redistricted from the 47th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Resigned to become Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
2003–2013
South-central Orange
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Vacant August 2, 2005 –
December 7, 2005
Special election held December 6, 2005.
John Campbell (congressman), official photo portrait, color.jpg
John Campbell
Republican December 7, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Cox's term.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 45th district.
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg
Dana Rohrabacher
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 46th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
2013–Present
Coastal Orange County (Huntington Beach)
California US Congressional District 48 (since 2013).tif
Harley Rouda, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Harley Rouda
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election results[edit]

District created January 3, 1993.

1992[edit]

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 140,935 61.1
Democratic Michael P. "Mike" Farber 67,415 29.3
Peace and Freedom Donna White 13,396 5.8
Libertarian Ted Lowe 8,749 3.8
Total votes 230,495 100.0
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 143,570 73.4
Democratic Andrei Leschick 43,523 22.2
Reform Donna White 8,543 4.4
Total votes 195,636 100.0
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 145,814 65.9
Democratic Dan Farrell 59,558 26.9
Reform William Dreu 8,013 3.6
Natural Law Sharon Miles 8,006 3.6
Total votes 221,391 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (Incumbent) 138,948 76.9
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 23,262 12.9
Libertarian Daniel L. Muhe 18,509 10.2
Total votes 180,719 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa 160,627 61.5
Democratic Peter Kouvelis 74,073 28.4
Reform Eddie Rose 11,240 4.3
Natural Law Sharon K. Miles 8,269 3.1
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 7,269 2.7
Total votes 261,478 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (Incumbent) 122,884 68.5
Democratic John Graham 51,058 28.4
Libertarian Joe Michael Cobb 5,607 3.1
Total votes 179,549 100.0
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Christopher Cox (Incumbent) 189,004 65.0
Democratic John Graham 93,525 32.2
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 8,343 2.8
Total votes 290,872 100.0
Republican hold

2005[edit]

2005 California 48th congressional district special election[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell 46,184 44.4
Democratic Steve Young 28,853 27.8
American Independent Jim Gilchrist 26,507 25.5
Green Bea Tiritilli 1,430 1.4
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 974 0.9
Invalid or blank votes 457 0.4
Total votes 104,405 100.0
Turnout   25.7
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 120,130 59.9
Democratic Steve Young 74,647 37.2
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 5,750 2.9
Total votes 200,527 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 171,658 55.7
Democratic Steve Young 125,537 40.6
Libertarian Don Patterson 11,507 3.7
Total votes 308,702 100.00
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (Incumbent) 145,481 60.0
Democratic Beth Krom 88,465 36.4
Libertarian Mike Binkley 8,773 3.6
Total votes 242,719 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 177,144 61.0
Democratic Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0
Total votes 290,502 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 112,082 64.1
Democratic Suzanne Joyce Savary 62,713 35.9
Total votes 174,795 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 178,701 58.3
Democratic Suzanne Joyce Savary 127,715 41.7
Total votes 306,416 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harley Rouda 157,837 53.6
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 136,899 46.4
Total votes 294,736 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Living former representatives[edit]

As of January 2019, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 48th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Ron Packard 1993–2001 (1931-01-19) January 19, 1931 (age 88)
Darrell Issa 2001–2003 (1953-11-01) November 1, 1953 (age 65)
Christopher Cox 2003–2005 (1952-10-16) October 16, 1952 (age 66)
John B. T. Campbell III 2005–2013 (1955-07-19) July 19, 1955 (age 63)
Dana Rohrabacher 2013–2019 (1947-06-21) June 21, 1947 (age 71)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

From 2003 through 2013, the district consisted of many of Orange's south-central suburbs, including Irvine, and Newport Beach. Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States Census, the district has moved south east along the coast of Orange and now includes Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.

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. ^ "California's 48th Congressional District - CA-48 Representatives & District Map - GovTrack.us". GovTrack.us.
  5. ^ Andrew Gumbel (2018-11-10). "Republican dubbed 'Russia's favorite congressman' loses seat after 30 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  32. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  33. ^ 1992 election results
  34. ^ 1994 election results
  35. ^ 1996 election results
  36. ^ 1998 election results
  37. ^ 2000 election results
  38. ^ 2002 election results
  39. ^ 2004 election results
  40. ^ "2005 Special Election Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of California. 2005-12-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  41. ^ 2006 election results
  42. ^ 2008 election results
  43. ^ 2010 election results
  44. ^ 2012 election results
  45. ^ 2014 election results
  46. ^ 2016 election results
  47. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°37′06″N 117°52′19″W / 33.618408°N 117.871971°W / 33.618408; -117.871971