|California's 44th congressional district|
California's 44th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
|Area||105.2 sq mi (272 km2)|
California's 44th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. The district is centered in South Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor Region. It is currently represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán.
The 44th district is composed of the these cities and communities: Carson, Compton, East Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood, North Long Beach, San Pedro, South Gate, Watts, Walnut Park, West Rancho Dominguez, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.
The congressional district is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County. The district's current borders are delineated by the 110 freeway in its western border. Takes an inward right following the 105 Freeway. Following S. Central Avenue north and then zig-zags its way to Florence Ave at its apex. Its eastern border runs mostly along the 710 Freeway until reaching the Pacific Ocean.
The following school districts serve the area: Los Angeles Unified School District, Compton Unified School District, Lynwood Unified School District, Long Beach Unified School District, and Paramount Unified School District.
|1990||Governor||Wilson 46.6% - 46.1%|
|1992||President||Clinton 40.6% - 35.7%|
|Senator||Herschensohn 50.4% - 39.6%|
|Senator (Special)||Feinstein 46.5% - 44.1%|
|1994||Governor||Wilson 64.2% - 31.5%|
|Senator||Huffington 55.4% - 35.6%|
|1996||President||Dole 44.6% - 44.1%|
|1998||Governor||Davis 52.2% - 44.9%|
|Senator||Fong 49.2% - 46.7%|
|2000||President||Bush 49.4% - 46.9%|
|Senator||Feinstein 51.0% - 42.7%|
|2002||Governor||Simon 55.4% - 37.0%|
|2003||Recall||Yes 72.2% - 27.8%|
|Schwarzenegger 62.6% - 19.3%|
|2004||President||Bush 59.0% - 39.9%|
|Senator||Jones 50.5% - 44.9%|
|2006||Governor||Schwarzenegger 66.8% - 28.4%|
|Senator||Mountjoy 48.3% - 46.4%|
|2008||President||Obama 49.5% - 48.6%|
|2010||Governor||Whitman 52.9% - 40.8%|
|Senator||Fiorina 55.4% - 38.6%|
|2012||President||Obama 84.7% - 13.6%|
|Senator||Feinstein 84.7% - 15.3%|
|2014||Governor||Brown 79.9% - 20.1%|
|2016||President||Clinton 83.0% - 12.3%|
|Senator||Harris 54.6% - 45.4%|
|2018||Governor||Newsom 81.4% - 18.6%|
|Senator||Feinstein 57.2% - 42.8%|
District created January 3, 1983.
|Democratic||January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1991
|Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
San Diego (San Diego)
|Republican||January 3, 1991 -
January 3, 1993
|102nd||Elected in 1990.|
Redistricted to the 51st district.
|Republican||January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
|103rd||Redistricted from the 37th district and re-elected in 1992.
|Republican||January 3, 1995 -
January 5, 1998
|Elected in 1994.|
Re-elected in 1996.
|Vacant||January 5, 1998 -|
April 7, 1998
|Republican||April 7, 1998 -
January 3, 2003
|Elected to finish her late husband's term.|
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 45th district.
|Republican||January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2013
|Redistricted from the 43rd 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 42nd district.
Orange (San Clemente), Riverside (Corona, Riverside)
|Democratic||January 3, 2013 -
December 4, 2016
|Redistricted from the 36th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired to run for Los Angeles County Supervisor.
Resigned to become Los Angeles County Supervisor.
Los Angeles (Carson, Compton, and San Pedro)
|Vacant||December 4, 2016 -|
January 3, 2017
|Democratic||January 3, 2017 -
|Elected in 2016.|
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
|Republican||Shirley M. Gissendanner||38,447||31.8|
|Democratic win (new seat)|
|Democratic||Jim Bates (Incumbent)||99,378||69.7|
|Democratic||Jim Bates (Incumbent)||70,557||64.2|
|Peace and Freedom||Shirley Rachel Issacson||1,676||1.5|
|Democratic||Jim Bates (Incumbent)||90,796||59.7|
|Democratic||Jim Bates (Incumbent)||48,712||44.8|
|Peace and Freedom||Donna White||5,237||4.9|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Al McCandless (Incumbent)||110,333||54.2|
|American Independent||Donald Cochran||10,885||6.3|
|Republican||Sonny Bono (Incumbent)||110,643||57.8|
|American Independent||Donald Cochran||3,888||2.0|
|Natural Law||Karen Wilkinson||3,143||1.6|
|Republican||Colleen Cummings (write-in)||110||0.0|
|Democratic||John W. J. Overman||1,435||1.7|
|Republican||Mary Bono (Incumbent)||97,013||60.1|
|Natural Law||Jim J. Meuer||6,818||4.2|
|Republican||Mary Bono (Incumbent)||123,738||59.2|
|Natural Law||Jim Meuer||2,012||0.9|
|Republican||Ken Calvert (Incumbent)||76,686||63.7|
|Republican||Ken Calvert (Incumbent)||138,768||61.7|
|Peace and Freedom||Kevin Akin||7,559||3.3|
|Republican||Ken Calvert (Incumbent)||89,555||60.0|
|Peace and Freedom||Kevin Akin||4,486||3.0|
|Republican||Ken Calvert (Incumbent)||129,937||51.2|
|Republican||Ken Calvert (Incumbent)||107,482||55.7|
|Democratic||Janice Hahn (Incumbent)||99,909||60.2|
|Democratic||Laura Richardson (Incumbent)||65,989||39.8|
|Democratic||Janice Hahn (Incumbent)||59,670||86.7|
|Peace and Freedom||Adam Shbeita||9,192||13.3|
|Democratic||Nanette Barragán (Incumbent)||97,944||68.3|
|Democratic||Aja Brown (withdrew)||45,378||31.7|
What was once the 44th Congressional District is now California's 50th Congressional District.
In the 1980s, the 44th District was one of four that divided San Diego. It covered some of the northern and eastern parts of San Diego County. The district had been held for eight years by Democrat Jim Bates and was considered the most Democratic district in the San Diego area. However, Bates was bogged down in a scandal involving charges of sexual harassment. Randy "Duke" Cunningham won the Republican nomination and hammered Bates about the scandal. He won by just a point, meaning that the San Diego area was represented entirely by Republicans for only the second time since the city was split into three districts after the 1960 U.S. Census.
Between 2003 and 2013, the 44th district covered an area of Southern California from San Clemente in Orange County on the coast, north-by-northeast inland to Riverside County, including the cities of Corona, Norco, Rubidoux, and Riverside.