SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The 53rd Congressional District includes eastern portions of Chula Vista, western portions of El Cajon, central and eastern portions of the City of San Diego, as well as eastern suburbs such as Bonita, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley.
The population of the 53rd district is almost 742,000.
Democratic incumbent Susan Davis is well entrenched in the 53rd Congressional District. She has held the office 16 years, since 2000.
Before being elected to the U.S. Congress, Davis served six years in the California Assembly.
Her opponent, Republican James Veltmeyer, is the chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
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