|California's 49th congressional district|
California's 49th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
The district currently covers the northern coastal areas of San Diego County, including Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas, as well as a small portion of southern Orange County.Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is in the district.
In the 2016 election, Darrell Issa won by a margin of less than 1%. In the 2018 election, this district was considered to be a major battleground. Rep. Issa announced that he would not seek reelection. Following the November 6, 2018 election, Democrat Mike Levin became the district's congressman.
|Election results from statewide races|
|1992||President||Clinton (D) 43.4% - 31.5%|
|Senator||Boxer (D) 49.3% - 41.5%|
|Senator (Special)||Feinstein (D) 53.9% - 38.7%|
|1994||Governor||Wilson (R) 57.4% - 38.2%|
|Senator||Huffington (R) 46.1% - 45.9%|
|1996||President||Clinton (D) 48.9% - 40.3%|
|1998||Governor||Davis (D) 54.5% - 40.6%|
|Senator||Boxer (D) 51.9% - 43.8%|
|2000||President||Gore (D) 52.6% - 41.5%|
|Senator||Feinstein (D) 58.7% - 33.8%|
|2002||Governor||Simon (R) 59.8% - 32.9%|
|2003||Recall||Yes 74.5% - 25.5%|
|Schwarzenegger(R) 66.3% - 17.1%|
|2004||President||Bush (R) 62.5% - 36.5%|
|Senator||Jones (R) 54.2% - 41.6%|
|2006||Governor||Schwarzenegger (R) 71.4% - 24.1%|
|Senator||Mountjoy (R) 52.5% - 42.5%|
|2008||President||McCain (R) 53.0% - 45.1%|
|2010||Governor||Whitman (R) 56.5% - 36.1%|
|Senator||Fiorina (R) 59.3% - 34.3%|
|2012||President||Romney (R) 52.4% - 45.7%|
|Senator||Emken (R) 53.3% - 46.7%|
|2014||Governor||Kashkari (R) 55.0% - 45.0%|
|2016||President||Clinton (D) 50.7% - 43.2%|
|Senator||Harris (D) 60.3% - 39.7%|
|2018||Governor||Newsom (D) 51.5% - 48.5%|
|Senator||Feinstein (D) 53.2% - 46.8%|
District created January 3, 1993.
|Democratic||January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
|103rd||Elected in 1992.
San Diego (San Diego)
|Republican||January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2001
|Elected in 1994.|
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
|Democratic||January 3, 2001 -
January 3, 2003
|107th||Elected in 2000.|
Redistricted to the 53rd district.
|Republican||January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2019
|Redistricted from the 48th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
San Diego (Oceanside)
Southern Orange (Dana Point and San Clemente);
Northern San Diego (Carlsbad and Oceanside)
|Democratic||January 3, 2019 -
|116th||Elected in 2018.|
|Peace and Freedom||Milton Zaslow||4,738||1.9|
|Democratic win (new seat)|
|Democratic||Lynn Schenk (Incumbent)||85,597||46.0|
|Peace and Freedom||Renate Kline||4,948||2.7|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Brian Bilbray (Incumbent)||108,806||52.7|
|Natural Law||Peter Stirling||3,314||1.6|
|Republican||Brian Bilbray (Incumbent)||90,516||48.8|
|Democratic||Christine T. Kehoe||86,400||46.6|
|Natural Law||Julia F. Simon||2,829||1.5|
|Peace and Freedom||Janice Jordan||2,447||1.3|
|Republican||Brian Bilbray (Incumbent)||105,515||46.2|
|Natural Law||Tahir I. Bhatti||3,048||1.3|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Libertarian||Karl W. Dietrich||26,891||21.9|
|Democratic||Michael P. Byron (write-in)||1,012||0.8|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||141,658||62.6|
|Democratic||Michael P. Byron||79,057||34.9|
|Libertarian||Lars R. Grossmith||5,751||2.5|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||98,891||63.3|
|Libertarian||Lars B. Grossmith||4,952||3.2|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||140,300||58.3|
|Libertarian||Lars B. Grossmith||10,232||4.2|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||119,083||62.8|
|American Independent||Dion Clark||6,585||3.5|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||159,725||58.2|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||98,161||60.2|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||84,582||50.8|
|No party preference||Ryan Glenn Wingo||6,079||3.7|
|Republican||Darrell Issa (Incumbent)||155,888||50.3|
|Democratic||Paul G. Kerr||8,099||4.4|
|Republican||Craig A. Nordal||1,156||0.6|
|No party preference||Robert Pendleton||905||0.5|
|Green||Danielle St. John||690||0.4|
|Libertarian||Joshua L. Hancock||552||0.3|
|Peace and Freedom||Jordan J. Mills||233||0.1|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
As of December 2019, there are four living former members of the House from the district.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and current age)|
|Lynn Schenk||1993-1995||January 5, 1945|
|Brian Bilbray||1995-2001||January 28, 1951|
|Susan Davis||2001-2003||April 13, 1944|
|Darrell Issa||2003-2019||January 11, 1953|
Before the 2002 redistricting, most of the territory currently located in the district was previously located in the 48th District. The 49th District was located farther south, encompassing most of what is now the 53rd District.
Before the 2012 redistricting the district extended further inland to include a portion of southern Riverside County and most of northern San Diego County.