Former District 14 incumbant Anna Eshoo soundly beat software engineer Dave Chapman for the newly drawn District 18 U.S. Congressional seat..
Eshoo defeated Chapman and two others in the Primary Election in June. The top two finishers of the primary faced off again in the General Election.
The Races and redistricting blogspot called this district "Safe Democratic", saying "Eshoo's district does not change much and remains heavily Democratic."
The newly drawn District 18 contains part of Eshoo's old district, which includes Mountain View, but also new areas such as Los Gatos and Campbell. The district now sprawls across three counties--San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties--after the Citizens Redistricting Commission redrew the lines.
The demographics of District 18 are: 19% Asian, 17% Hispanic, 58% White.
The 18th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.
- 3 percent from the 12th congressional district
- 58 percent from the 14th congressional district
- 31 percent from the 15th congressional district
- 8 percent from the 16th congressional district
Results569 of 569 Precincts Reporting (100%) Votes Percentage U.S. Congressional District 18 Anna G. Eshoo* Democrat 146,994 69.9% Dave Chapman Republican 63,211 30.1% *indicates incumbent
-Los Gatos Patch editor Sheila Sanchez contributed reporting to this article.