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Georgia's 7th congressional district

Georgia's 7th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rob Woodall (RLawrenceville)
Population (2014) 752,996 [1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+9[2]

Georgia's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is currently represented by Republican Rob Woodall, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[3] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

The district includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including the cities of Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, and Buford.[4]

Counties

History

Although the seat has been held by Republicans since 1995, the 7th district had previously elected Democrats consistently from the Reconstruction era (1868) until the 1994 Congressional Elections.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1827
No image.svg John Floyd Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
Alexander Stephens -1855.jpg Alexander H. Stephens Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Redistricted from the At-large district
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 8th district
No image.svg David A. Reese Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. ]
No image.svg Nathaniel G. Foster Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. ]
JoshuaHill.jpg Joshua Hill Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
resigned
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
PMBYoung.jpg Pierce M. B. Young Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
PMBYoung.jpg Pierce M. B. Young Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
Elected after he originally was not permitted to qualify
William Harrell Felton - Brady-Handy.jpg William H. Felton Independent Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Judsonclements.jpg Judson C. Clements Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. ]
No image.svg Robert W. Everett Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. ]
No image.svg John W. Maddox Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing. ]
No image.svg Gordon Lee Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing. ]
No image.svg Malcolm C. Tarver Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Henderson L. Lanham (Georgia Congressman).jpg Henderson L. Lanham Democratic January 3, 1947 –
November 10, 1957
Died
Vacant November 10, 1957 –
January 8, 1958
HarlanEMitchell.jpg Harlan E. Mitchell Democratic January 8, 1958 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing. ]
JohnWDavis1916.jpg John W. Davis Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Larry McDonald.jpg Larry McDonald Democratic January 3, 1975 –
September 1, 1983
Died
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
November 8, 1983
George Darden Headshot.jpg George Darden Democratic November 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing. ]
Bob Barr 2002.jpg Bob Barr Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing. ]
John Linder, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg John Linder Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Redistricted from the 11th district
Rob Woodall, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Rob Woodall Republican January 3, 2011 –
present
Incumbent

Election results

2002

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder 138,997 78.91
Democratic Michael Berlon 37,124 21.08
No party Others 24 0.02%
Total votes 176,145 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 258,982 100.00
Total votes 258,982 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 130,561 70.91
Democratic Allan Burns 53,553 29.09
Total votes 184,114 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 209,354 62.03
Democratic Doug Heckman 128,159 37.97
Total votes 337,513 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 160,898 67.07
Democratic Doug Heckman 78,996 32.93
Total votes 239,894 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 156,689 62.16
Democratic Steve Riley 95,377 37.84
Total votes 252,066 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2014

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 113,557 65.39
Democratic Thomas Wight 60,112 34.61
Total votes 173,669 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2016

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 174,081 60.38
Democratic Rashid Malik 114,220 39.62
Total votes 288,301 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 7th congressional district

As of May 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 7th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Harlan Erwin Mitchell (1958-1961) on September 13, 2011. The most recently serving representative to die was Larry McDonald (1975-1983), who died in office on September 1, 1983.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
George Darden 1983–1995 (1943-11-22) November 22, 1943 (age 73)
Bob Barr 1995–2003 (1948-11-05) November 5, 1948 (age 68)
John Linder 2003–2011 (1942-09-09) September 9, 1942 (age 75)

Historical district boundaries

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also

References

  1. ^ "My Congressional District". United States Census Bureau. 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  4. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

External links

Coordinates: 34°02′24″N 84°05′00″W / 34.04000°N 84.08333°W / 34.04000; -84.08333