1982 United States House of Representatives Elections in California
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1982 United States House of Representatives Elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 2, 1982. California gained two seats, both of which were won by Democrats, as a result of the 1980 Census, and Democrats picked up three Republican-held districts.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1982
Party Votes % Before After +/-
Democratic 3,815,205 50.32% 23 28 +5
Republican 3,603,102 47.52% 20 17 -3
Libertarian 127,480 1.68% 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 31,270 0.41% 0 0 0
American Independent 5,564 0.07% 0 0 0
Totals 7,582,621 100.00% 43 45 +2

Separate elections

One special election was held apart from those in November. The elected winner would serve the remainder of the incumbent Congress and face re-election in November.

Date District Reason & Result Candidates
July 13, 1982 California 30 George E. Danielson (D) resigned March 9, 1982.
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Matthew G. Martinez (D)
John H. Rousselot (R)

Results

Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Douglas H. Bosco 107,749 49.85
Republican Don H. Clausen (incumbent) 102,043 47.21
Libertarian David Redick 6,374 2.95
Total votes 216,166 100.00
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene A. Chappie (incumbent) 116,172 57.91
Democratic John Newmeyer 81,314 40.53
Peace and Freedom Howard Fegarsky 3,126 1.56
Total votes 200,612 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Matsui (incumbent) 194,680 89.63
Libertarian Bruce A. Daniel 16,222 7.47
Peace and Freedom John Newmeyer 6,294 2.90
Total votes 217,196 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vic Fazio (incumbent) 118,476 63.86
Republican Roger B. Canfield 67,047 36.14
Total votes 185,523 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phillip Burton (incumbent) 103,268 57.91
Republican Milton Marks 72,139 40.46
Libertarian Justin Raimondo 2,904 1.63
Total votes 178,311 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Boxer 96,379 52.36
Republican Dennis McQuaid 82,128 44.62
Libertarian Howard C. Creighton 3,191 1.73
Peace and Freedom Timothy Allen Albertson 2,366 1.29
Total votes 184,064 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 126,952 67.22
Republican Paul E. Vallely 56,960 30.16
Libertarian Richard Newell 2,752 1.46
American Independent Terry L. Wells 2,205 1.17
Total votes 188,869 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Dellums (incumbent) 121,537 55.95
Republican Claude B. Hutchinson Jr. 95,694 44.05
Total votes 217,231 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 104,393 60.66
Republican William J. "Bill" Kennedy 67,702 39.34
Total votes 172,095 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards (incumbent) 77,263 62.67
Republican Bob Herriott 41,506 33.67
Libertarian Dale Burrow 2,403 1.95
American Independent Edmon V. Kaiser 2,109 1.71
Total votes 123,281 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Lantos (incumbent) 109,812 57.08
Republican William Royer 76,462 39.75
Libertarian Chuck Olson 2,920 1.52
Peace and Freedom Wilson G. Branch 1,928 1.00
American Independent Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff 1,250 0.65
Total votes 192,372 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 12

California's 12th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Zschau 115,365 62.97
Democratic Emmett Lynch 61,372 33.50
Libertarian William C. "Bill" White 6,471 3.53
Total votes 183,208 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 13

California's 13th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norm Mineta (incumbent) 110,805 65.89
Republican Tom Kelly 52,806 31.40
Libertarian Al Hinkle 4,553 2.71
Total votes 168,164 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 14

California's 14th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norman D. Shumway (incumbent) 134,225 63.43
Democratic Baron Reed 77,400 36.57
Total votes 211,625 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 15

California's 15th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Coelho (incumbent) 86,022 63.70
Republican Ed Bates 45,948 34.02
Libertarian Stephen L. Gerringer 3,073 2.28
Total votes 135,043 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 16

California's 16th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leon Panetta (incumbent) 142,630 85.37
Republican Gary Richard Arnold 24,448 14.63
Total votes 167,078 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 17

California's 17th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles (Chip) Pashayan (inc.) 80,271 54.01
Democratic Gene Tackett 68,364 45.99
Total votes 148,635 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 18

California's 18th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Lehman 92,762 59.49
Republican Adrian C. Fondse 59,664 38.26
Libertarian Marshall William Fritz 3,501 2.25
Total votes 155,927 100.00
Turnout
Democratic win (new seat)

District 19

California's 19th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Lagomarsino (incumbent) 112,486 61.05
Democratic Frank Frost 66,042 35.84
Libertarian R. C. Gordon-McCutchan 4,198 2.28
Peace and Freedom Charles J. Zekan 1,520 0.82
Total votes 184,246 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 20

California's 20th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Thomas (incumbent) 123,312 68.10
Democratic Robert J. Bethea 57,769 31.90
Total votes 181,081 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 21

California's 21st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobbi Fiedler (incumbent) 138,474 71.83
Democratic George Henry Margolis 46,412 24.08
Libertarian Daniel Wiener 7,881 4.09
Total votes 192,767 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 22

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos J. Moorhead (incumbent) 145,831 73.57
Democratic Harvey L. Goldhammer 46,521 23.47
Libertarian Robert T. Gerringer 5,870 2.96
Total votes 198,222 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 23

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony C. Beilenson (incumbent) 120,788 59.55
Republican David Armor 82,031 40.45
Total votes 202,819 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 24

California's 24th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 88,516 65.05
Republican Jerry Zerg 42,133 30.96
Libertarian Jeff Mandel 5,420 3.98
Total votes 136,069 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 25

California's 25th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal (incumbent) 71,106 84.50
Libertarian Daniel John Gorham 12,060 14.50
Total votes 83,166 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 26

California's 26th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Berman 97,383 59.58
Republican Hal Phillips 66,072 40.42
Total votes 163,455 100.00
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican

District 27

California's 27th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mel Levine 108,347 59.46
Republican Bart W. Christensen 67,479 37.03
Libertarian ZacK Richardson 6,391 3.51
Total votes 182,217 100.00
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28

California's 28th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Julian C. Dixon (incumbent) 103,469 78.89
Republican David Goerz 24,473 18.66
Libertarian David W. Meleney 3,210 2.45
Total votes 131,152 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 29

California's 29th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins (incumbent) 97,028 79.80
Republican Milton R. Mackaig 24,568 20.20
Total votes 121,596 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 30

California's 30th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez 60,905 53.86
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 52,177 46.14
Total votes 113,082 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 31

California's 31st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (incumbent) 86,718 72.41
Republican Henry C. Minturn 33,043 27.59
Total votes 119,761 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 32

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn M. Anderson (incumbent) 84,663 57.99
Republican Brian J. Lungren 57,863 39.63
Peace and Freedom Eugene E. Ryle 3,473 2.38
Total votes 145,999 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 33

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Dreier (incumbent) 112,362 65.19
Democratic Paul Servelle 55,514 32.21
Libertarian Phillips B. Franklin 2,251 1.31
Peace and Freedom James Michael "Mike" Noonan 2,223 1.29
Total votes 172,350 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 34

California's 34th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Esteban Torres 68,316 57.24
Republican Paul R. Jackson 51,026 42.76
Total votes 119,342 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 35

California's 35th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Lewis (incumbent) 112,786 68.30
Democratic Robert E. Erwin 52,349 31.70
Total votes 165,135 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 36

California's 36th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. (incumbent) 76,546 54.32
Republican John Paul Stark 64,361 45.68
Total votes 140,907 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 37

California's 37th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Al McCandless 105,065 59.07
Democratic Curtis R. "Sam" Cross 68,510 38.52
Libertarian Marc R. Wruble 4,297 2.42
Total votes 177,872 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 38

California's 38th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry M. Patterson (incumbent) 73,914 52.35
Republican William F. "Bill" Dohr 61,279 43.40
Libertarian Anita K. Barr 5,989 4.24
Total votes 141,182 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 39

California's 39th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Dannemeyer (incumbent) 129,539 72.22
Democratic Frank G. Verges 46,681 26.02
Libertarian Frank Boeheim 3,152 1.76
Total votes 179,372 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 40

California's 40th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Badham (incumbent) 144,228 71.54
Democratic Paul Hasenman 52,546 26.06
Peace and Freedom Maxine Bell Quirk 4,826 2.39
Total votes 201,600 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 41

California's 41st congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Lowery (incumbent) 140,130 68.87
Democratic Tony Brandenburg 58,677 28.84
Libertarian Everett Hale 4,654 2.29
Total votes 203,461 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 42

California's 42nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 142,845 68.99
Democratic James P. Spellman 58,690 28.35
Peace and Freedom John S. Donohue 5,514 2.66
Total votes 207,049 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 43

California's 43rd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Packard (write-in) 66,444 36.76
Democratic Roy Pat Archer 57,995 32.09
Republican Johnnie R. Crean 56,297 31.15
Total votes 180,736 100.00
Turnout
Republican win (new seat)

District 44

California's 44th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Bates 78,474 64.95
Republican Shirley M. Gissendanner 38,447 31.82
Libertarian Jim Conole 3,904 3.23
Total votes 120,825 100.00
Turnout
Democratic win (new seat)

District 45

California's 45th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan Hunter (incumbent) 117,771 68.57
Democratic Richard Hill 50,148 29.20
Libertarian Jack R. Sanders 3,839 2.24
Total votes 171,758 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

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