Congressional District : 41 Riverside

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California Congressional District: 41 Riverside In “Congress in Black and White,” Christian Grose discusses his theory of politics and the different methods of choosing a representative that will serve the majority and minority communities equally. He believes that the best way to choose a representative is based on the majority of the people within that community. For example, he states that the best person to represent the African American community would be another African American who can empathize with what the community experiences on a daily basis. He explains the two theories black majority versus black-influence districts. For example, the term white-majority has lost its emphasis over the year. Within California, you can…show more content…
Within district we see that there is high percentage of Hispanic/Latino with a 55.9%, 26.1% White, 9.5% Black, 5.9% Asians, and finally 2.6% as other. (Wikipedia) From the data, we see that District 41 is heavily concentrated with Hispanic/Latino community. When District 41 first came to be we see that the first representative was a Democrat, Lionel Van Deerlin, who served from 1973-1975. After Deerlin’s time in office there was trend of Republican representatives lasted from 1975-2013. On January 3, 2013 when Mark Takano took office, he actually ended the Republican reign within District 41. We see that from 2008 to 2016 there is a complete shift within the congressional district. In the Statement of Vote for the General Election (2008), California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, issued the statistics from the election in 2008, 2014, and 2016. When looking at the data from 2008, we see that the data shows preferences to the republican candidate, Jerry Luis, who was ahead by more than 60,000 plus votes compared to his opponent. Jerry Luis with the winning popular voted of 159, 486 (61.7%) versus his opponent Tim Pence(Democrat) who received 99, 214 (38.3). After looking into the 2012 election we see a slight shift between both political parties, Democratic candidate, Mark Takano won the election with a 103,578 (59%). In the 2016 election we a polar opposite of the 2008 election, the democratic candidate Mark Takano, once
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