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Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)


Biography
District: 42nd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1982; Riverside County Republican Party chairman, 1984-88; U.S. House, 1993-present
Born: June 8, 1953; Corona, Calif.
Residence: Corona
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Divorced
Education: Chaffey College, A.A. 1973; San Diego State U., B.A. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment - Chairman); Budget

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalKen Calvert (R) 130,24560.6
Michael Williamson (D) 84,70239.4
2010generalKen Calvert (R) 107,48255.6
Bill Hedrick (D) 85,78444.4
2008generalKen Calvert (R) 129,93751.2
Bill Hedrick (D) 123,89048.8
2006generalKen Calvert (R) 89,55560.0
Louis Vandenberg (D) 55,27537.0
Kevin Akin (PFP) 4,4863.0
2004generalKen Calvert (R) 138,76861.6
Louis Vandenberg (D) 78,79635.0
Kevin Akin (PFP) 7,5593.4
2002generalKen Calvert (R) 76,68663.7
Louis Vandenberg (D) 38,02131.6
Phill Courtney (GREEN) 5,7564.8
2000generalKen Calvert (R) 140,20173.7
Bill Reed (LIBERT) 29,75515.6
Nathaniel Adam (NL) 20,37610.7
1998generalKen Calvert (R) 83,01255.7
Mike Rayburn (D) 56,37337.8
Phill Courtney (GREEN) 5,5083.7
Annie Wallack (NL) 4,1782.8
1996generalKen Calvert (R) 97,24754.7
Guy Kimbrough (D) 67,42237.9
Annie Wallack (NL) 6,5763.7
Kevin Akin (PFP) 3,3091.9
Gene Berkman (LIBERT) 3,0861.7
Colleen Cummings () 840.0
1994generalKen Calvert (R) 84,50054.7
Mark Takano (D) 59,34238.4
Gene Berkman (LIBERT) 9,6366.2
John Schwab () 7670.5
Velma Hickey () 1410.1
1992generalKen Calvert (R) 88,98746.7
Mark Takano (D) 88,46846.4
Gary Odom (AMI) 6,0953.2
Gene Berkman (LIBERT) 4,9892.6
John Schwab () 2,1001.1
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: CA-42)
 
Safe Republican


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50th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.

1st

California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

4,844

Twitter Followers (@KenCalvert)

Rep. Ken Calvert has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.