U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives, 49th District


Incumbent
Mike Levin

Mike Levin

Democrat | Birthdate: Oct 20, 1978 (Age 45)

Representative, U.S. Congress

www.mikelevin.org

District Analysis
District map

Congressional District 49, covering portions of both Orange and San Diego Counties, is a unique assembly of communities, characterized by its coastal orientation and shared interests related to coastal erosion, tourism, infrastructure, and the proximity to the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. This district includes the entire cities of Carlsbad, Dana Point, Del Mar, Encinitas, Laguna Niguel, Oceanside, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Solana Beach, Vista, and a part of Laguna Beach.

Carlsbad, known for its picturesque beaches and attractions like LEGOLAND California, plays a significant role in the district's tourism industry. Its mix of tourism, local businesses, and residential areas adds to the district's economic diversity.

Dana Point and Laguna Niguel, in Orange County, contribute coastal charm and suburban living. Dana Point, with its harbor, offers various water-related activities, while Laguna Niguel is known for its parks and open spaces.

Del Mar and Solana Beach, small coastal cities in San Diego County, are recognized for their beautiful beaches and community-oriented atmosphere. Del Mar is famous for its racetrack, and Solana Beach for its arts and cultural scene, particularly in the Cedros Design District.

Encinitas and Vista provide a mix of coastal living and suburban environments. Encinitas is renowned for its surf culture, and Vista offers a blend of residential, commercial, and cultural amenities.

Oceanside, with its expansive beaches, harbor, and proximity to Camp Pendleton, is crucial to the district. The base influences not just the local economy but also the community dynamics, underlining the district's connection to military life.

San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano in Orange County add to the district's historical and cultural richness. San Clemente's Spanish colonial-style architecture and San Juan Capistrano's famous mission contribute to the district's heritage.

The portion of Laguna Beach included in the district is known for its artistic community, scenic coves, and environmental awareness, adding to the district's coastal allure.

Coastal erosion is a significant concern across these communities, emphasizing the need for environmental stewardship and sustainable development along the coastline. The district's focus on infrastructure is also crucial, considering the need to support tourism and maintain the quality of life for residents.

In summary, Congressional District 49 is defined by its coastal cities, each contributing unique characteristics from historic missions to surf culture. The shared concerns about coastal erosion, the impact of tourism, infrastructure needs, and the influence of Camp Pendleton unite these communities, creating a district that epitomizes the diverse and dynamic nature of Southern California's coastal regions.

Candidate Last Report Total Raised Total Spent Debt Cash-on-Hand Net COH
headshot Mike Levin* (D)
Representative, U.S. Congress
12-31-23 $2,147,603.30 $1,068,524.93 $0.00 $1,242,033.73 $1,242,033.73
headshot Matt Gunderson (R)
Small Business Owner
12-31-23 $443,651.85 $249,052.07 $500,000.00 $694,599.78 $194,599.78
headshot Margarita Wilkinson (R)
Businesswoman
12-31-23 $271,362.49 $279,159.58 $975,000.00 $952,202.91 -$22,797.09
headshot Sheryl Adams (R)
Automotive Technology Executive
12-31-23 $74,860.00 $94,967.49 $167,145.74 $140,392.51 -$26,753.23
headshot Kate Monroe (R)
Veteran Advocate/Businesswoman
12-31-23 $35,901.00 $42,561.41 $198,655.55 $157,134.59 -$41,520.96
* = Incumbent(s)
473,807 Registered Voters as of 01/23/24 D +3.58%
DEM %
37
173,470 Voters
REP %
33
156,519 Voters
OTHER %
30
143,818 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 50.43% Dahle - 49.57% D +0.9%
2020 Presidential Biden - 54.6% Trump - 43.2% D +11.40%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 50.7% Cox - 49.3% D +1.40%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 49.7% Trump - 44.1% D +5.60%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
751,206 57.6% 27.4% 3.7% 9.6% 2.9% 1.0%

2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Mike Levin (D) 153,541 52.63%
Brian Maryott (R) 138,194 47.37%
2022 Primary Election Results (June 7, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Mike Levin (D) 92,211 48.9%
Brian Maryott (R) 35,805 18.99%
Lisa Bartlett (R) 20,163 10.69%
Christopher Rodriguez (R) 18,248 9.68%
Josiah O'Neil (R) 14,746 7.82%
Nadia Bahia Smalley (D) 4,804 2.55%
Renee Taylor (R) 2,597 1.38%
2020 General Election Results (November 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Mike Levin (D) 205,179 53.13%
Brian Maryott (R) 181,027 46.87%
2020 Primary Election Results (March 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Mike Levin (D) 125,639 56.58%
Brian Maryott (R) 96,424 43.42%
2018 General Election Results (November 6, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Mike Levin (D) 166,453 56.42%
Diane Harkey 128,577 43.58%
2018 Primary Election Results (June 5, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Diane Harkey (R) 46,468 25.52%
Mike Levin (D) 31,850 17.49%
Sara Jacobs (D) 28,778 15.8%
Doug Applegate (D) 23,850 13.1%
Kristin Gaspar (R) 15,467 8.49%
Rocky Chavez (R) 13,739 7.55%
Paul Kerr (D) 8,099 4.45%
Brian Maryott (R) 5,496 3.02%
Mike Schmitt (R) 2,379 1.31%
Joshua Schoonover (R) 1,362 0.75%
Craig Nordal (R) 1,156 0.63%
David Medway (R) 1,066 0.59%
Robert Pendelton (DTS) 905 0.5%
Danielle St. John (GREEN) 690 0.38%
Joshua Hancock (LIB) 552 0.3%
Jordan Mills (P&F) 233 0.13%