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California Elections: Congressional District 53

Congressional District 53

All Districts > CD53: La Mesa
[incumbent: Susan Davis Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Safe Democratic
  • Janessa Goldbeck (Democratic) - Retired Marine Captain  
  • Sara Jacobs (Democratic) - Education Nonprofit CEO  
  • Joaquin Vázquez (Democratic) - Policy Advisor/Organizer  
  • Annette Meza (Democratic) - Educator  
  • Famela Ramos (Republican) - Nurse/Nonprofit Founder  
  • Jose Ramon Caballero (Democratic) - Small business owner  
  • Georgette Gómez (Democratic) - Councilmember, San Diego  
  • Marisa Calderon (Democratic) - Nonprofit Executive  
  • Zachary Fields (Democratic) - Marketing Executive  
  • (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.


    On September 4, ten-term Democratic congresswoman Susan Davis announced she would not seek re-election in 2020. This led to the opening of the only seat currently held by a Democrat and one which is likely to yield a Democrat after the 2020 election.

    With State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez quickly making it clear that they were not running . . .

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    District Geography

    County: San Diego (100%) of 426,113 registered voters.

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 64.5%
    • Donald Trump (R) 29.6%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 60.0%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 40.0%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 61.4%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 36.4%


    2010 Census Demographics for CD53
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 10.8% 8.1% 20.9%
    Total Population 13.0% 8.3% 31.8%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)