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California's 46th congressional district
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California's 46th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Lou Correa
DSanta Ana
Population (2019) 734,651
Median income $71,800
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+15

California's 46th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. A representative is elected every two years to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Democrat Lou Correa. The district is in Orange County and includes the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana, as well as parts of Orange. It is both the most liberal and most Latino congressional district in Orange County. The district was first created in 1993 and was represented by a Republican.

Election history

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (Incumbent) 55,659 50.2
Democrat Robert John Banuelos 45,435 41.0
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 9,712 8.8
Total votes 110,806 100.0
Republican hold
1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Dornan (Incumbent) 50,616 57.1
Democrat Michael P. "Mike" Farber 33,004 37.2
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 5,077 5.7
Total votes 88,697 100.0
Republican hold
1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Loretta Sanchez 47,964 46.9
Republican Bob Dornan (Incumbent) 46,980 45.9
Reform Lawrence Stafford 3,235 3.1
Libertarian Thomas Reimer 2,333 2.2
style="background-color: Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Natural Law Party (US)|Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/shortname]] J. Aguirre 1,972 1.9
Total votes 102,484 100.0
Democrat gain from Republican
1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Loretta Sanchez (Incumbent) 47,964 56.4
Republican Bob Dornan 33,388 39.3
Libertarian Thomas E. Reimer 2,316 2.7
style="background-color: Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Natural Law Party (US)|Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/shortname]] Larry G. Engwall 1,334 1.6
Total votes 85,002 100.0
Democrat hold
2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Loretta Sanchez (Incumbent) 70,381 60.3
Republican Gloria Matta Tuchman 40,928 35.0
Libertarian Richard B. Boddie 3,159 2.7
style="background-color: Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Natural Law Party (US)|Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/shortname]] Larry Engwall 2,440 2.0
Total votes 116,908 100.0
Democrat hold
2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 108,807 61.8
Democrat Gerrie Schipske 60,890 34.6
Libertarian Keith Gann 6,488 3.6
Independent Thomas Lash (write-in) 80 0.0
Total votes 176,165 100.0
Republican hold
2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 171,318 62.0
Democrat Jim Brandt 90,129 32.5
Green Tom Lash 10,238 3.7
Total votes 271,685 100.0
Republican hold
2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 116,176 59.6
Democrat Jim Brandt 71,573 36.7
Libertarian Dennis Chang 7,303 3.7
Total votes 195,052 100.0
Republican hold
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 149,818 52.5
Democrat Debbie Cook 122,891 43.1
Green Thomas Lash 8,257 2.9
Libertarian Ernst P. Gasteiger 4,311 1.5
Total votes 285,277 100.0
Republican hold
2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (Incumbent) 139,822 62.2
Democrat Ken Arnold 84,940 37.8
Total votes 224,762 100.0
Republican hold
2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Loretta Sanchez (Incumbent) 95,694 63.9
Republican Jerry Hayden 54,121 36.1
Total votes 149,815 100.0
Democrat hold
2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Loretta Sanchez (Incumbent) 49,738 59.7
Republican Adam Nick 33,577 40.3
Total votes 83,315 100.0
Democrat hold
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Lou Correa 115,248 70.0
Democrat Bao Nguyen 49,345 30.0
Total votes 164,593 100.0
Democrat hold
2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Lou Correa (Incumbent) 102,278 69.1
Republican Russell Rene Lambert 45,638 30.9
Total votes 147,916 100.0
Democrat hold
2020 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Lou Correa (incumbent) 157,803 68.8
Republican James S. Waters 71,716 31.2
Total votes 229,519 100.0
Democrat hold
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