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California Elections: Congressional District 16

Congressional District 16

All Districts > CD16: Merced-Fresno
[incumbent: Jim Costa Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Likely Democratic
  • (i) Jim Costa (Democratic) - Farmer/Representative
    www.jimcosta.com/  
  • Kevin Cookingham (Republican) - Businessman/Education Consultant  
  • Kimberly Elizabeth Williams (Democratic) - Human Resources Director
    www.kimwilliamsforcongress.com/  
  • Esmeralda Soria (Democratic) - Fresno Councilmember/Professor
    www.soriaforcongress.com/  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Until the filing period closes, candidates who have made gestures to a run are included. Some of these may not run, while others are likely to jump in.

    Analysis

    For the lastest analysis, ATCpro updates are available.

     

    District Geography

    Counties: Fresno (50.1%), Madera (14.7%), Merced (35.3%) of 276,807 registered voters.
     

    2018 Gubernatorial Race

    • Gavin Newsom (D) 56.1%
    • John Cox (R) 43.9%

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 58.0%
    • Donald Trump (R) 36.4%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 54.4%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 45.6%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 58.6%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 39.4%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for CD16
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 6.2% 8.0% 40.7%
    Total Population 8.7% 6.4% 58.0%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)