California's 31st congressional district

California's 31st congressional district
California US Congressional District 31 (since 2013).tif
California's 31st congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Pete Aguilar
DRedlands
Median income$61,631[1]
Ethnicity
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California's 31st congressional district is a congressional district in San Bernardino County, in the U.S. state of California. The district is located in the Inland Empire region, including the city of San Bernardino and portions of Rancho Cucamonga. The district is currently represented by Democrat Pete Aguilar, who was first elected in 2014.


Competitiveness[edit]

In statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1990 Governor[4] Feinstein 60.6% - 34.8%
1992 President[5] Clinton 51.7% - 32.3%
Senator[6] Boxer 48.9% - 41.1%
Senator (Special)[7] Feinstein 57.7% - 33.7%
1994 Governor[8] Brown 52.7% - 43.1%
Senator[9] Feinstein 50.5% - 38.3%
1996 President[10] Clinton 65.4% - 25.8%
1998 Governor[11] Davis 71.6% - 25.3%
Senator[12] Boxer 62.1% - 34.1%
2000 President[13] Gore 69.3% - 27.4%
Senator[14] Feinstein 70.4% - 22.3%
2002 Governor[15] Davis 68.6% - 19.5%
2003 Recall[16][17] No 67.6% - 32.4%
Bustamante 58.5% - 26.5%
2004 President[18] Kerry 76.9% - 21.6%
Senator[19] Boxer 80.1% - 14.6%
2006 Governor[20] Angelides 66.8% - 26.8%
Senator[21] Feinstein 79.1% - 14.0%
2008 President[22] Obama 79.9% - 17.8%
2010 Governor[23] Brown 77.9% - 16.6%
Senator[24] Boxer 78.1% - 16.2%
2012 President[25] Obama 57.2% - 40.6%
Senator[26] Feinstein 58.7% - 41.3%
2014 Governor[27] Brown 52.1% – 47.9%
2016 President[28] Clinton 57.7% - 36.6%
Senator[29] Harris 57.2% - 42.8%
2018 Governor[30] Newsom 56.6% – 43.4%
Senator[31] Feinstein 51.2% – 48.8%

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created January 3, 1963

Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
1971 p23 Charles H Wilson.jpg
Charles H. Wilson
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Lost re-nomination.
1963–1969
Los Angeles
1969–1973
Los Angeles
1973–1975
Los Angeles
1975–1983
Los Angeles
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Mervyn M. Dymally
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
1983–1993
Los Angeles (Carson, Compton)
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Matthew G. Martinez
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
July 27, 2000
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Redistricted from the 30th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Lost re-nomination.
1993–2003
Los Angeles (Baldwin Park, East L.A.)
Republican July 27, 2000 –
January 3, 2001
106th Switched to Republican Party after losing re-nomination.
Hilda Solis official DOL portrait.jpg
Hilda Solis
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 32nd district.
Xavier Becerra, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Xavier Becerra
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 30th 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 34th district.
2003–2013
Los Angeles (Hollywood, Northeast L.A.)
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Gary Miller
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 42nd district and re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
2013–Present
Inland Empire including San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga
California US Congressional District 31 (since 2013).tif
Pete Aguilar Official Portrait, 115th Congress.jpg
Pete Aguilar
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Election results[edit]

19621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1962[edit]

1962 United States House of Representatives elections in California[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 76,631 52.2
Republican Gordon Hahn 70,154 47.8
Total votes 146,785 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

1964[edit]

1964 United States House of Representatives elections in California[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 114,246 64.0
Republican Norman G. Shanahan 64,256 36.0
Total votes 178,502 100.0
Democratic hold

1966[edit]

1966 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 92,875 63.4
Republican Norman G. Shanahan 53,708 36.6
Total votes 146,583 100.0
Democratic hold

1968[edit]

1968 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 94,387 58.9
Republican James R. Dunn 62,711 39.1
American Independent Stanley L. Schulte 3,134 2.0
Total votes 160,232 100.0
Democratic hold

1970[edit]

1970 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 102,071 73.2
Republican Fred L. Casmir 37,416 26.8
Total votes 139,487 100.0
Democratic hold

1972[edit]

1972 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 85,954 52.3
Republican Ben Valentine 69,876 42.5
Peace and Freedom Roberta Lynn Wood 8,582 5.2
Total votes 164,412 100.0
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

1974 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 60,560 70.5
Republican Norman A. Hodges 23,039 26.8
Peace and Freedom William C. Taylor 2,349 2.7
Total votes 85,948 100.0
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

1976 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 83,155 100.0
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

1978 United States House of Representatives elections in California[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson (Incumbent) 55,667 67.8
Republican Don Grimshaw 26,490 32.2
Total votes 82,157 100.0
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

1980 United States House of Representatives elections in California[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally 69,146 64.4
Republican Don Grimshaw 38,203 35.6
Total votes 107,349 100.0
Democratic hold

1982[edit]

1982 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (Incumbent) 86,718 72.4
Republican Henry C. Minturn 33,043 27.6
Total votes 119,761 100.0
Democratic hold

1984[edit]

1984 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (Incumbent) 100,658 70.7
Republican Henry C. Minturn 41,691 29.3
Total votes 142,349 100.0
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

1986 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (Incumbent) 77,126 70.3
Republican Jack McMurray 30,322 27.6
Peace and Freedom B. Kwaku Duren 2,333 2.1
Total votes 109,781 100.0
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

1988 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (Incumbent) 100,919 71.6
Republican Arnold C. May 36,017 25.5
Peace and Freedom B. Kwaku Duren 4,091 2.9
Total votes 151,027 100.0
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

1990 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (Incumbent) 56,394 67.1
Republican Eunice N. Sato 27,593 32.9
Total votes 83,987 100.0
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (Incumbent) 68,324 62.6
Republican Reuben D. Franco 40,873 37.4
Total votes 109,197 100.0
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (Incumbent) 50,541 59.1
Republican John V. Flores 34,926 40.9
Total votes 85,467 100.0
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (Incumbent) 69,285 67.5
Republican John Flores 28,705 28.0
Libertarian Michael Everling 4,700 4.5
Total votes 102,690 100.0
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew G. Martinez (Incumbent) 61,173 70.0
Republican Frank C. Moreno 19,786 22.7
Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 4,377 5.0
Libertarian Michael B. Everling 1,121 1.3
Natural Law Gary Hearne 903 1.03
Total votes 87,360 100.0
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hilda Solis 89,600 79.4
Green Krista Lieberg-Wong 10,294 9.1
Libertarian Michael McGuire 7,138 6.3
Natural Law Richard D. Griffin 5,882 5.2
Total votes 112,914 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 54,569 81.2
Republican Luis Vega 12,674 18.8
Total votes 67,243 100.0
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 89,363 80.3
Republican Luis Vega 22,048 19.7
Total votes 111,411 100.0
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 64,952 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[55]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 110,955 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (Incumbent) 76,363 83.8
Republican Stephen C. Smith 14,740 16.2
Total votes 91,103 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[57]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Miller (Incumbent) 88,964 55.2
Republican Robert Dutton 72,255 44.8
Total votes 161,219 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[58]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Aguilar 51,622 51.7
Republican Paul Chabot 48,162 48.3
Total votes 99,784 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[59]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Aguilar (Incumbent) 121,070 56.1
Republican Paul Chabot 94,866 43.9
Total votes 215,936 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[60]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Aguilar (Incumbent) 110,343 58.7
Republican Sean Flynn 77,352 41.3
Total votes 187,695 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former representatives[edit]

As of September 2019, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 31st congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Mervyn M. Dymally (served 1981–1993) on October 7, 2012. The most recently serving representative to die was Matthew G. Martinez (served 1993–2001) on October 15, 2011.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Hilda Solis 2001 - 2003 (1957-10-20) October 20, 1957 (age 62)
Xavier Becerra 2003 - 2013 (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 61)
Gary Miller 2013 - 2015 (1948-10-16) October 16, 1948 (age 71)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Formerly, from 2003 to 2013, the district was located in Los Angeles County. It was the only congressional district entirely based within the City of Los Angeles, and included Hollywood and some predominantly Hispanic/Latino sections of central and northeast Los Angeles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Census
  2. ^ California's citizen commission final district maps LA Times
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Statement of Vote (1990 Governor)
  5. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  32. ^ 1962 election results
  33. ^ 1964 election results
  34. ^ 1966 election results
  35. ^ 1968 election results
  36. ^ 1970 election results
  37. ^ 1972 election results
  38. ^ 1974 election results
  39. ^ 1976 election results
  40. ^ 1978 election results
  41. ^ 1980 election results
  42. ^ 1982 election results
  43. ^ 1984 election results
  44. ^ 1986 election results
  45. ^ 1988 election results
  46. ^ 1990 election results
  47. ^ 1992 election results
  48. ^ 1994 election results
  49. ^ 1996 election results
  50. ^ 1998 election results
  51. ^ 2000 election results
  52. ^ 2002 election results
  53. ^ 2004 election results
  54. ^ 2006 election results
  55. ^ 2008 election results
  56. ^ 2010 election results
  57. ^ 2012 election results
  58. ^ 2014 election results
  59. ^ 2016 election results
  60. ^ 2018 election results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°06′36″N 117°21′12″W / 34.11000°N 117.35333°W / 34.11000; -117.35333