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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902

November 4, 1902 (1902-11-04)

All 8 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 7 0
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Decrease2 Increase3
Popular vote 152,373 126,290
Percentage 52.36% 43.40%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902 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 4, 1902. California gained one seat as a result of the 1900 Census, which Republicans won. However, of the existing districts, Democrats won three Republican-held districts.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1902
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 152,373 52.36% 5 –2
Democratic 126,290 43.40% 3 +3
Socialist 8,500 2.92% 0 0
Prohibition 3,860 1.33% 0 0
Totals 291,023 100.00% 8

Delegation Composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 7
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 5
  Democratic-Held 3

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Gillett (incumbent) 21,268 50.5%
Democratic Anthony Caminetti 19,696 46.7%
Socialist M. F. Shore 810 1.9%
Prohibition W. O. Clark 362 0.9%
Totals 42,136 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Theodore A. Bell 21,536 49.2%
Republican Frank Coombs (incumbent) 21,181 48.3%
Socialist G. H. Rogers 731 1.7%
Prohibition W. P. Fassett 367 0.8%
Totals 43,815 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Victor H. Metcalf (incumbent) 20,532 66.2%
Democratic Calvin B. White 8,574 27.7%
Socialist M. W. Wilkins 1,556 5.0%
Prohibition T. H. Montgomery 338 1.1%
Totals 31,000 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward J. Livernash 16,146 49.2%
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 16,005 48.7%
Socialist William Costley 616 1.9%
Prohibition Joseph Rowell 69 0.2%
Totals 16,836 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William J. Wynn 22,712 56.5%
Republican Eugene F. Loud (incumbent) 16,577 41.2%
Socialist Joseph Lawrence 620 1.5%
Prohibition Fred E. Caton 301 0.8%
Totals 40,210 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James C. Needham (incumbent) 17,268 53.5%
Democratic Gaston M. Ashe 13,732 42.5%
Socialist J. L. Cobb 815 2.5%
Prohibition Joel H. Smith 466 1.4%
Totals 32,281 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James McLachlan (incumbent) 19,407 64.8%
Democratic Carl A. Johnson 8,075 27.0%
Socialist George H. Hewes 1,261 4.2%
Prohibition Frederick F. Wheeler 1,195 4.0%
Totals 30,638 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Milton J. Daniels 20,135 55.6%
Democratic William E. Smythe 15,819 40.8%
Socialist Noble A. Richardson 2,091 5.4%
Prohibition Ellsworth Leonardson 762 2.0%
Totals 38,807 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

See also

References

  • California Elections Page
  • Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

External links

  • California Legislative District Maps (1911-Present)
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
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