California's 15th congressional district
California US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
California's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Eric Swalwell
DDublin
Median income$116,710[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+20[3]

California's 15th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that covers most of eastern Alameda County including Castro Valley, Dublin, the northern part of Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, Union City, and parts of Contra Costa County, including San Ramon and a portion of Danville.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Eric Swalwell.

As of 2018, the 15th congressional district is the 11th wealthiest district in the country.[4]

As a result of a redistricting initiative passed during the 2010 election, the northern parts of the former 15th District became part of the new 17th District, the middle parts were merged with most of the former 14th District to create the new 18th district, and the southern parts were merged with most of the former 16th District to create the new 19th District; the new 15th district occupies the areas around Union City, Hayward, and Livermore. This area was previously represented by the 13th district. The changes took effect in the 2012 elections.

Election results from statewide races

Year U.S. President U.S. Senator (Class 1) U.S. Senator (Class 3) Governor
1992 Clinton 46.3 – 30.3% Feinstein 59.3 – 33.4% Boxer 51.1 – 38.3%
1994 Feinstein 52.3 – 39.2% Wilson 51.3 – 43.3%
1996 Clinton 52.7 – 35.2%
1998 Boxer 54.5 – 41.3% Davis 60.8 – 35%
2000 Gore 56.7 – 37.8%[5] Feinstein 54.6 – 39.8%[6]
2002 Davis 55.0 – 33.4%[7]
2003 Recall: No 56.0 – 44.0%[8][9]
Schwarzenegger 40.8 – 37.2%
2004 Kerry 62.9 – 35.9%[10] Boxer 64.9 – 30.8%[11]
2006 Feinstein 68.5 – 26.2%[12] Schwarzenegger 53.6 – 41.3%[13]
2008 Obama 68.4 – 29.7%[14]
2010 Boxer 61.8 – 33.0% Brown 59.8 – 36.2%
2012 Obama 68.0 – 29.8% Feinstein 70.7 – 29.3%
2014 Brown 69.7 – 30.3%
2016 Clinton 69.9 – 24.4% Harris 69.8 – 30.2%
2018 Feinstein 57.3 – 42.7% Newsom 69 – 31%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Dates Congress Electoral history Counties
District created March 4, 1933 [Data unknown/missing.]
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William I. Traeger
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Lost re-election. Los Angeles
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John M. Costello
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Lost re-nomination
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Gordon L. McDonough
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Lost re-election.
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John J. McFall
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Redistricted from the 11th district

Redistricted to the 14th district
San Joaquin, Stanislaus
January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Northeastern Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Eastern Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
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Bernice F. Sisk
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 16th district Western Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus
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Tony Coelho
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Resigned.
January 3, 1983 –
June 15, 1989
98th
99th
100th
101st
Western Fresno, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus
Vacant June 15, 1989 –
September 12, 1989
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Gary Condit
Democratic September 12, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 18th district
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Norman Mineta
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
October 10, 1995
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 13th district

Resigned to accept a position with Lockheed Martin
Western Santa Clara, northern Santa Cruz
Vacant October 10, 1995 –
December 12, 1995
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Tom Campbell
Republican December 12, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104th
105th
106th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
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Mike Honda
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
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Western/northwestern Santa Clara
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Eric Swalwell
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.] Eastern/southern Alameda, southern Contra Costa

Election results

193219341936193819401942194419461948195019521954195619581960196219641966196819701972197419761978198019821984198619881989 (Special)1990199219941995 (Special)199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1932

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1932[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William I. Traeger 67,390 52.8
Democratic John M. Costello 57,518 45.1
No party Errol Shour (write-in) 2,721 2.1%
Total votes 127,663 100.0
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

1934

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1934[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello 67,247 50.5
Republican William I. Traeger (incumbent) 65,858 49.5
Total votes 133,161 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

1936

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1936[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 99,107 69.0
Republican Ernest Sawyer 44,559 31.0
Total votes 143,718 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1938

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1938[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 83,086 60.1
Republican O. D. Thomas 51,483 37.3
Communist Emil Freed 2,951 2.1
Total votes 138,132 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1940

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1940[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 94,435 56.2
Republican Norris Nelson 71,667 42.6
Communist Emil Freed 2,004 1.2
Total votes 168,155 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1942

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 88,798 86.1
Prohibition B. Tarkington Dowden 10,185 9.9
Communist Philip Gardner 3,989 3.9
Total votes 103,094 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1944

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1944[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough 100,305 56.6
Democratic Hal Styles 73,655 41.6
Prohibition Johannes Nielson-Lange 2,694 1.5
Total votes 177,081 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1946

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1946[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 106,020 99.4
Turnout 106,628
Republican hold

1948

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1948[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 131,933 83.0
Progressive Maynard Omerberg 27,007 17.0
Total votes 159,031 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1950

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1950[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 112,704 87.1
Progressive Jeanne Cole 16,559 12.8
Total votes 129,352 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1952

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1952[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 142,545 99.7
Turnout 142,932
Republican hold

1954

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1954[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 77,651 56.9
Democratic Frank O'Sullivan 58,785 43.1
Total votes 136,445 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1956

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1956[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 97,182 57.9
Democratic Emery Petty 70,681 42.1
Total votes 167,865 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1958

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1958[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 77,267 52.0
Democratic Emery Petty 71,192 48.0
Total votes 148,482 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1960

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1960[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (inc.) 89,234 51.3
Democratic Norman Martell 84,650 48.5
Total votes 174,035 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1962

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1962[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 97,322 70
Republican Clifford B. Bull 41,726 30
Total votes 139,048 100
Turnout
Democratic hold

1964

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1964[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 109,560 70.9
Republican Kenneth Gibson 44,977 29.1
Total votes 154,537 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1966

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1966[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 81,733 57
Republican Sam Van Dyken 61,550 43
Total votes 143,283 100
Turnout
Democratic hold

1968

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1968[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 85,761 53.8
Republican Sam Van Dyken 73,685 46.2
Total votes 159,446 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1970

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1970[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 98,442 63.1
Republican Sam Van Dyken 55,546 35.6
American Independent Francis E. "Gill" Gillings 1,994 1.3
Total votes 155,982 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1972

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1972[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 145,273 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1974[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 80,205 72
Republican Carol Harner 31,361 28
Total votes 111,566 100
Turnout
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1976[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 92,735 72.2
Republican Carol Harner 35,700 27.8
Total votes 128,435 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1978[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho 75,212 60.1
Republican Chris Patterakis 49,914 39.9
Total votes 125,126 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1980[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 108,072 71.8
Republican Ron Schwartz 37,895 25.2
Libertarian Michael L. Pullen 4,524 3.0
Total votes 150,491 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

1982

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 86,022 63.7
Republican Ed Bates 45,948 34.0
Libertarian Stephen L. Gerringer 3,073 2.3
Total votes 135,043 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1984[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 109,590 65.5
Republican Carol Harner 54,730 32.7
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 3,086 1.8
Total votes 167,406 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1986[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 93,600 71.0
Republican Carol Harner 35,793 27.2
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 2,382 1.8
Total votes 131,775 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1988[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 118,710 69.8
Republican Carol Harner 47,957 28.2
Libertarian Richard M. Harris 3,526 2.1
Total votes 170,193 100.0
Total votes 70,753 41.6
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1989 (Special)

1989 special election[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit 57.1
Republican Claire L. Berryhill 35.0
Republican Robert J. Weimer 3.3
Republican Cliff Burris 2.6
Libertarian Roy Shrimp 0.9
Republican Chris Patterakis 0.4
Republican David M. "Dave" Williams 0.4
Republican Jack E. McCoy 0.2
Total votes 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1990[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary Condit (incumbent) 97,147 66.2
Republican Cliff Burris 49,634 33.8
Total votes 146,781 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1992[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 168,617 63.5
Republican Robert Wick 82,875 31.2
Libertarian Duggan Dieterly 13,293 5.0
No party Futrell (write-in) 585 0.2%
Total votes 265,370 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1994[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 119,921 59.90
Republican Robert Wick 80,266 40.09
No party Liu (write-in) 17 0.01%
Total votes 200,204 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

1995 (Special)

List of special elections to the United States House of Representatives in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell 54,372 58.85
Democratic Jerry Estruth 33,051 35.77
Independent Linh Kieu Dao 4,922 5.33
Reform Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 42 0.05
Total votes 92,387 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

1996

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1996[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 132,737 58.6
Democratic Dick Lane 79,048 34.9
Reform Valli Sharpe-Geisler 6,230 2.7
Libertarian Ed Wimmers 5,481 2.4
Natural Law Bruce Currivan 3,372 1.4
Republican Linh Dao (write-in) 9 0.0
Republican Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 9 0.0
Total votes 226,886 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1998[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell (incumbent) 111,876 60.54
Democratic Dick Lane 70,059 37.91
Natural Law Frank Strutner 2,843 1.54
Republican Constant Vlakancic (write-in) 8 0.00
Total votes 184,786 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2000[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda 128,545 54.3
Republican Jim Cunneen 99,866 42.2
Libertarian Ed Wimmers 4,820 2.0
Natural Law Douglas C. Gorney 3,591 1.5
No party Phillip Kronzer (write-in) 82 0.0%
Total votes 236,904 100.0
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican

2002

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2002[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 87,482 65.8
Republican Linda Rae Hermann 41,251 31.0
Libertarian Jeff Landauer 4,289 3.2
Total votes 133,022 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2004[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 154,385 72.1
Republican Raymond Chukwu 59,953 27.9
Total votes 214,338 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2006[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 115,532 72.4
Republican Raymond Chukwu 44,186 27.6
Total votes 186,718 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2008[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 170,977 71.66
Republican Joyce Stoer Cordi 55,489 23.26
Green Peter Myers 12,123 5.08
Total votes 238,589 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2010[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 126,147 67.60
Republican Scott Kirkland 60,468 32.40
Total votes 186,615 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Swalwell 120,388 52.1
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 110,646 47.9
Total votes 231,034 100.00
Democratic hold

2014

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Swalwell (incumbent) 99,756 69.8
Republican Hugh Bussell 43,150 30.2
Total votes 142,906 100.00
Democratic hold

2016

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2016[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Swalwell (incumbent) 198,578 73.8
Republican Danny R. Turner 70,619 26.2
Total votes 269,197 100
Democratic hold

2018

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2018[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Swalwell (incumbent) 177,989 73.0
Republican Rudy L. Peters Jr. 65,940 27.0
Total votes 243,929 100
Democratic hold

Living former Members

As of April 2015, there are five living former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from this district.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Tony Coelho 1979 – 1989 (1942-06-15) June 15, 1942 (age 77)
Gary Condit 1989 – 1993 (1948-04-21) April 21, 1948 (age 71)
Norman Mineta 1993 – 1995 (1931-11-12) November 12, 1931 (age 87)
Tom Campbell 1995 – 2001 (1952-08-14) August 14, 1952 (age 66)
Mike Honda 2001 – 2013 (1941-06-27) June 27, 1941 (age 78)

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=06&cd=15
  2. ^ "California election results - 2012 election". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.gobankingrates.com/net-worth/politicians/which-party-represents-wealthiest-congressional-district-us/
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor) Archived 2010-11-11 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President) Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor) Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "(2008 President)". Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  15. ^ 1932 election results
  16. ^ 1934 election results
  17. ^ 1936 election results
  18. ^ 1938 election results
  19. ^ 1940 election results
  20. ^ 1942 election results
  21. ^ 1944 election results
  22. ^ 1946 election results
  23. ^ 1948 election results
  24. ^ 1950 election results
  25. ^ 1952 election results
  26. ^ 1954 election results
  27. ^ 1956 election results
  28. ^ 1958 election results
  29. ^ 1960 election results
  30. ^ 1962 election results
  31. ^ 1964 election results
  32. ^ 1966 election results
  33. ^ 1968 election results
  34. ^ 1970 election results
  35. ^ 1972 election results
  36. ^ 1974 election results
  37. ^ 1976 election results
  38. ^ 1978 election results
  39. ^ 1980 election results
  40. ^ 1982 election results
  41. ^ 1984 election results
  42. ^ 1986 election results
  43. ^ 1988 election results
  44. ^ 1989 special election results
  45. ^ 1990 election results
  46. ^ 1992 election results
  47. ^ 1994 election results
  48. ^ 1995 special election results
  49. ^ 1996 election results
  50. ^ 1998 election results
  51. ^ 2000 election results
  52. ^ 2002 election results Archived February 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  53. ^ 2004 election results[permanent dead link]
  54. ^ 2006 election results Archived November 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  55. ^ 2008 election results
  56. ^ 2010 election results
  57. ^ 2012 general election results Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  58. ^ "House of Representatives District 15 - Districtwide Results". Archived from the original on 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2014-12-21.
  59. ^ "Statement of Vote - November 8, 2016, General Election" (PDF). www.sos.ca.gov. California Secretary of State. p. 5. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  60. ^ "General Election - Statement of Vote, November 6, 2018 — United States Representative in Congress by District" (PDF). www.sos.ca.gov. California Secretary of State. p. 5. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

External links

  • GovTrack.us: California's 15th congressional district
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
  • California Voter Foundation map - CD15

Coordinates: 37°39′20″N 121°50′06″W / 37.65556°N 121.83500°W / 37.65556; -121.83500