Louisiana's 7th Congressional District
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Louisiana's 7th Congressional District

Louisiana's 7th congressional district was a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana located in the southwestern part of the state. It last contained the cities of Crowley, Eunice, Jennings, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Sulphur and Ville Platte.

The district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as Louisiana had lost a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives redistricting based upon results from the 2010 Census post Hurricane Katrina population losses in the state. Most of the territory in this district became the 3rd district.

The district in its final form, from 2003 to 2013

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created following the 1900 census. March 4, 1903
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Arsène Paulin Pujó
Democratic March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Ladislas Lazaro
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 30, 1927
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant March 30, 1927 -
August 23, 1927
70th
René Louis DeRouen Democratic August 23, 1927 -
January 3, 1941
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Elected to finish Lazaro's term.
[data unknown/missing]
Vance Plauche Democratic January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1943
77th [data unknown/missing]
Henry D. Larcade Jr. Democratic January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1953
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[data unknown/missing]
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T. Ashton Thompson
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
July 1, 1965
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant July 1, 1965 -
October 2, 1965
89th
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Edwin Edwards
Democratic October 2, 1965 -
May 9, 1972
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish Thompson's term.
Resigned when elected Governor of Louisiana.
Vacant May 9, 1972 -
September 30, 1972
92nd
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John Breaux
Democratic September 30, 1972 -
January 3, 1987
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
Elected to finish Edwards's term.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Jimmy Hayes
Democratic January 3, 1987 -
December 1, 1995
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican December 1, 1995 -
January 3, 1997
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Chris John
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 2005
105th
106th
107th
108th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Charles Boustany
Republican January 3, 2005 -
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
District eliminated following the 2010 census January 3, 2013

Recent election results

2002

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District runoff election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris John* 138,659 86.82
Libertarian Roberto Valletta 21,051 13.18
Total votes 159,710 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

2004

Louisiana's 7th congressional district general election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 105,626 38.61
Democratic Willie L. Mount 69,040 25.24
Democratic Don Cravins, Sr. 67,207 24.57
Republican David Thibodaux 26,497 9.69
Democratic Malcolm Carriere 5,180 1.89
Total votes 273,550 100.00
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic
Louisiana's 7th Congressional District runoff election (December 4, 2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 75,039 54.96
Democratic Willie L. Mount 61,493 45.04
Total votes 136,532 100.00
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic

2006

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 113,720 70.70
Democratic Mike Stagg 47,133 29.30
Total votes 160,853 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

2008

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 177,173 61.88
Democratic Don Cravins, Jr. 98,280 34.33
Independent Peter Vidrine 10,846 3.79
Total votes 286,299 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

2010

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present

Coordinates: 30°12?53?N 93°12?31?W / 30.2147°N 93.2086°W / 30.2147; -93.2086


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