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Arizona's 7th Congressional District
Arizona's 7th congressional district
Arizona US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
Arizona's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area199.23 sq mi (516.0 km2)
Distribution
  • 83.6% urban
  • 16.4% rural
Population (2015)769,597[1]
Median income$43,969[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+23[4]

Arizona's 7th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It includes much of inner Phoenix, as well as the eastern portion of Glendale. It is currently represented by Democrat Ruben Gallego.

History

2003 - 2013

Arizona picked up a seventh district after the 2000 census. Situated in the southwestern part of the state, it included all of Yuma County and parts of La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. For all intents and purposes, it was the successor to the 2nd District--the former seat of longtime congressman Mo Udall.

The district was larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey combined.[5] It includes 300 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico. It was home to seven sovereign Native American nations: the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Cocopah, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Gila River Indian Community, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Quechan, and Tohono O'odham.

2013 - present

After the 2010 census, the old 7th district essentially became the 3rd District, while the 7th was redrawn to take in most of the old 4th District.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 58 - 38%
2004 President Kerry 57 - 43%
2008 President Obama 57 - 42%
2012 President Obama 72 - 27%
2016 President Clinton 72 - 23%

List of members representing the district

Arizona began sending a seventh member to the House after the 2000 Census.

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Electoral history Geography and Counties[6][7][8]
Raúl Grijalva.jpg
Raúl Grijalva
Democratic January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
First elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
2003-2013
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SW Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Yuma, La Paz (part), Maricopa (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part), Santa Cruz (part)
Rep. Ed Pastor.jpg
Ed Pastor
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from 4th district.
Re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
2013-present
Arizona US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
Much of inner Phoenix with the eastern portion of Glendale
Ruben Gallego.jpg
Ruben Gallego
Democratic January 3, 2015 -
present
114th
115th
116th
First elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Election results

The district was first created in 2002 following results from the 2000 U.S. Census.

2002

2002 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva 61,256 59.00%
Republican Ross Hieb 38,474 37.06%
Libertarian John L. Nemeth 4,088 3.94%
Majority 22,782 21.94%
Total votes 103,818 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004

2004 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva (Incumbent) 108,868 62.06%
Republican Joseph Sweeney 59,066 33.67%
Libertarian Dave Kaplan 7,503 4.28%
Majority 49,802 28.39%
Total votes 175,437 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006

2006 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva (Incumbent) 80,354 61.09%
Republican Ron Drake 46,498 35.35%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 4,673 3.55%
Majority 33,856 25.74%
Total votes 131,525 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008

2008 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva (Incumbent) 124,304 63.26%
Republican Joseph Sweeney 64,425 32.79%
Libertarian Raymond Patrick Petrulsky 7,755 3.95%
Majority 59,879 30.47%
Total votes 196,489 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010

2010 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva (Incumbent) 79,935 50.23%
Republican Ruth McClung 70,385 44.23%
Independent Harley Meyer 4,506 2.83%
Libertarian George Keane 4,318 2.71%
Majority 9,550 6.00%
Total votes 159,144 100.00%
Democratic hold

2012

2012 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Pastor (Incumbent) 104,489 81.74%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 23,338 18.26%
Majority 81,151 63.48%
Total votes 127,827 100.00%
Democratic hold

2014

2014 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego 54,235 74.98%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 10,715 14.82%
Americans Elect Rebecca DeWitt 3,858 5.33%
Independent Jose Peñalosa 3,496 4.83%
Majority 43,520 60.16%
Total votes 100.00%
Democratic hold

2016

2016 Arizona's 7th congressional district election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego 119,465 75.22%
Republican Eve Nunez 39,286 24.74%
Green Neil B. Westbrooks (Write-in) 60 0.04%
Majority 80,119 50.49%
Total votes 158,811 100.00%
Democratic hold

2018

2018 Arizona's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego (Incumbent) 113,044 85.61%
Green Gary Swing 18,706 14.17%
Write-in 301 0.22%
Total votes 132,051 100%
Democratic hold

Living former Members

As of January 2019, there is one living former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 7th congressional district. The most recent (and only) former representative to die was Ed Pastor (served 2013-2015) on November 27, 2018.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Raúl Grijalva 2003 - 2013 (1948-02-19) February 19, 1948 (age 71)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ "2010 US Census Data for Arizona's 7th District". US Census Bureau. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-04. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  7. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  8. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress Archived 2011-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Arizona Secretary of State 2016 Election Information". apps.azsos.gov. Retrieved 2019.

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°25?40?N 112°07?08?W / 33.42778°N 112.11889°W / 33.42778; -112.11889


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