Arizona's 7th congressional district
|Arizona's 7th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Ed Pastor (D–Phoenix)|
|Distribution||83.6% urban, 16.4% rural|
|Ethnicity||32.6% White, 3.7% Black, 1.8% Asian, 56.0% Hispanic, 4.3% Native American, 0.1% other|
Arizona's 7th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It includes much of the city of Phoenix and Glendale. It is currently represented by Democrat Ed Pastor.
The district was larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey combined. 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 - 2023
After redistricting for the 2012 election, most of the current 7th district became the 3rd congressional district.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Gore 58 - 38%|
|2004||President||Kerry 57 - 43%|
|2008||President||Obama 57 - 42%|
|2012||President||Obama 72 - 27%|
List of representatives
Arizona began sending a seventh member to the House after the 2000 Census.
|Representative||Party||Years||Congress(es)||Electoral history||Geography and Counties|
|Raúl M. Grijalva||Democratic||January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
|Redistricted to 3rd district||SW Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Yuma, La Paz (part), Maricopa (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part), Santa Cruz (part)
|Ed Pastor||Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
||Redistricted from 4th district|
The district was created in time for the 2002 elections.
|Democratic Party||Raúl M. Grijalva||53,929||59|
|Republican Party||Ross Hieb||33,806||37|
|Libertarian Party||John L. Nemeth||3,680||4|
|Democratic Party||Raúl M. Grijalva||108,868||62||+3%|
|Republican Party||Joseph Sweeney||58,066||34||-3%|
|Libertarian Party||Dave Kaplan||7,503||4||-|
|Democratic Party||Raúl M. Grijalva||62,679||60.6||-1.4%|
|Republican Party||Ron Drake||36,954||35.7||+1.7%|
|Libertarian Party||Joe Cobb||3,846||3.7||-0.3%|
|Democratic Party||Raúl M. Grijalva||124,304||63.3||+2.7%|
|Republican Party||Joseph Sweeney||64,425||32.8||-2.9%|
|Libertarian Party||Raymond Petrulsky||7,755||3.9||+0.2%|
|Independent (write-in)||Harley Meyer||5||0.0|
|Democratic Party||Raul M. Grijalva||79,935||50.23|
|Republican Party||Ruth McClung||70,385||44.23|
|Libertarian Party||George Keane||4,318||2.71|
- "2010 US Census Data for Arizona's 7th District". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
- Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress
- Demographic information at census.gov
- 2004 Election data at CNN.com
- 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
- CQ Politics CQ 2008 Election Guide U.S. House, Arizona - 7th District
- Maps of Congressional Districts first in effect for the 2002 election
- Tentative Final Congressional Maps for the 2012 election