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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

District 16 —U.S. House of RepresentativesJune 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

United States
June 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 16

Election Results

  • 94,469 ballots counted.

About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
There is at least one certified write-in candidate running for this office. See the Voting info section to learn more.
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Jim Costa

Democratic
Representative/Farmer
52,822 votes (55.9%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,767,060

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
$14,100
2
Fagundes Dairy and employees
$12,800
3
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and employees
$12,150
4
Employees of Harris Farms
$11,100
5
National Association of Realtors and employees
$11,000

By State:

California 52.50%
District of Columbia 22.01%
Virginia 3.85%
Texas 2.87%
Other 18.78%
52.50%22.01%18.78%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.63%)
Small contributions (0.37%)
99.63%

By Type:

From organizations (55.37%)
From individuals (44.63%)
55.37%44.63%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Johnny M. Tacherra

Republican
Farmer
31,028 votes (32.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $561,907

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Etcheverry Ranch
$13,520
2
Employees of Dalena Farms
$10,800
3
Sierra Valley Almonds and employees
$10,100
4
Employees of Andrews Farms
$8,400
5
Bapu Farming Company and employees
$6,300

By State:

California 95.10%
District of Columbia 2.15%
Virginia 1.80%
Illinois 0.53%
Other 0.43%
95.10%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.14%)
Small contributions (8.86%)
91.14%8.86%

By Type:

From organizations (10.14%)
From individuals (89.86%)
10.14%89.86%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email johnny@johnnyforcongress.com
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David Rogers

Republican
Independent Small Businessman
10,606 votes (11.2%)
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Total money raised: $247,441

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Spencer Enterprises
$6,400
2
Employees of Jason Keledjian, Dds
$5,400
2
Employees of The Mccaffrey Group
$5,400
3
Employees of Crossroads Christian School
$5,040
4
Employees of Capstone Ranch, Lp
$5,000

By State:

California 99.57%
Wyoming 0.43%
99.57%

By Size:

Large contributions (93.59%)
Small contributions (6.41%)
93.59%

By Type:

From organizations (9.24%)
From individuals (90.76%)
9.24%90.76%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email rogfamily1@yahoo.com
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Richard Gomez

Green
Write-In
13 votes (0%)
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