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Ken Calvert

[Congressional biography]

Born: June 8, 1953 in Corona, CA

Education:

  • Chaffey Community College, A.A., 1973
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1975

Career:

  • Restaurant owner, 1975-1980
  • Real estate broker, 1980-1992
  • Chairman of Riverside County Republican party, 1984-1988



Election Results for Ken Calvert


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1982 29 CA R U.S. House District 37 Primary 2 14,481 23.9%
1992 39 CA R U.S. House District 43 Primary 1 13,387 27.6%
1992 39 CA R U.S. House District 43 General 1 88,987 46.7%
1994 41 CA R U.S. House District 43 Primary 1 22,149 51.0%
1994 41 CA R U.S. House District 43 General 1 84,500 54.7%
1996 43 CA R U.S. House District 43 Primary 1 39,364 74.4%
1996 43 CA R U.S. House District 43 General 1 97,247 54.7%
1998 45 CA R U.S. House District 43 Primary 1 36,952 55.6%
1998 45 CA R U.S. House District 43 General 1 83,012 55.7%
2000 47 CA R U.S. House District 43 Primary 1 73,660 67.0%
2000 47 CA R U.S. House District 43 General 1 140,201 73.7%
2002 49 CA R U.S. House District 44 Primary 1 30,967 70.1%
2002 49 CA R U.S. House District 44 General 1 76,686 63.7%
2004 51 CA R U.S. House District 44 Primary 1 49,107 85.8%
2004 51 CA R U.S. House District 44 General 1 138,768 61.6%
2006 53 CA R U.S. House District 44 Primary 1 35,444 100.0%
2006 53 CA R U.S. House District 44 General 1 89,555 60.0%
2008 55 CA R U.S. House District 44 Primary 1 32,702 100.0%
2008 55 CA R U.S. House District 44 General 1 129,937 51.2%
2010 57 CA R U.S. House District 44 Primary 1 37,327 66.3%
2010 57 CA R U.S. House District 44 General 1 107,482 55.6%
2012 59 CA R U.S. House District 42 Open Primary 1 35,392 51.3%
2012 59 CA R U.S. House District 42 General 1 130,245 60.6%
2014 61 CA R U.S. House District 42 Open Primary 1 37,506 67.5%
2014 61 CA R U.S. House District 42 General 1 74,540 65.7%
2016 63 CA R U.S. House District 42 Open Primary 1 66,418 54.9%
2016 63 CA R U.S. House District 42 General 1 149,547 58.8%
2018 65 CA R U.S. House District 42 Open Primary 1 70,289 60.8%
2018 65 CA R U.S. House District 42 General 1 131,040 56.5%
2020 67 CA R U.S. House District 42 Open Primary 1 97,781 58.2%
2020 67 CA R U.S. House District 42 General 1 210,274 57.1%
2022 69 CA R U.S. House District 41 Open Primary 1 72,700 48.2%
2022 69 CA R U.S. House District 41 General 1 123,869 52.3%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Ken Calvert


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
1993 40 House 98 2 89 8 D 37 61 97 0 96
1994 41 House 92 0 86 8 D 55 40 93 5 90
1995 42 House 96 2 95 3 D 17 81 98 0 84
1996 43 House 86 2 88 7 D 32 63 94 0 95
1997 44 House 96 2 93 5 D 27 72 98 0 92
1998 45 House 100 0 93 6 D 24 76 99 0 92
1999 46 House 92 7 D 30 69 98 5 80
2000 47 House 93 6 D 32 66 97 0 84
2001 48 House 96 2 R 91 7 97 0 91
2002 49 House 95 4 R 82 11 96 0 92
2003 50 House 96 2 R 98 2 96 5 92
2004 51 House 91 7 R 79 21 96 0 88
2005 52 House 97 2 R 87 13 97 0 84
2006 53 House 93 5 R 97 3 97 5 80
2007 54 House 86 9 R 78 16 95 16 88
2008 55 House 94 3 R 71 23 97 16 83
2009 56 House 86 14 D 25 75 99 10 92
2010 57 House 90 4 D 27 71 95 0 96
2011 58 House 93 6 D 26 74 99 0 84
2012 59 House 89 9 D 15 81 98 0 79
2013 60 House 94 6 D 17 83 99 5 64
2014 61 House 90 8 D 14 83 98 0 68
2015 62 House 91 9 D 15 84 99 0 43
2016 63 House 94 5 D 6 94 98 0 75
2017 64 House 96 3 R 100 0 99 0 78
2018 65 House 97 3 R 100 0 99 0 76
2019 66 House 89 11 R 100 0 99 5 69
2020 67 House 88 5 R 97 0 91 5 70
2021 68 House 94 4 D 0 94 98 0 77
2022 69 House 86 12 D 33 67 99 68
2023 70 House 76 24 D 99 63
Lifetime conservative rating:   80%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.