Arizona's 7th congressional district

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Arizona's 7th congressional district
Arizona's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Arizona's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ruben Gallego (DPhoenix)
Area 199.23 mi²
Distribution 83.6% urban, 16.4% rural
Population (2010) 855,769
Median income $30,828
Ethnicity 32.6% White, 3.7% Black, 1.8% Asian, 56.0% Hispanic, 4.3% Native American, 0.1[1]% other
Cook PVI D+16[2]

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.

2003-2013[edit]

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.

The district was larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey combined.[3] 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[edit]

After redistricting for the 2012 election, most of the current 7th district became the 3rd congressional district.

Voting[edit]

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%

List of representatives[edit]

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

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Electoral history Geography and Counties[4][5][6]
Raúl Grijalva.jpg Raúl M. Grijalva Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
112th
Redistricted to 3rd district SW Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Yuma, La Paz (part), Maricopa (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part), Santa Cruz (part)
Edpastor.jpg Ed Pastor Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th
Redistricted from 4th district
Ruben Gallego by Gage Skidmore.jpg Ruben Gallego Democratic January 3, 2015 –
114th
Elected on Nov. 4, 2014.

Recent election results[edit]

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

2002[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2002
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[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva* 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[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva* 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[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva* 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[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raul M. Grijalva* 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[edit]

Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor* 104,489 81.74%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 23,338 18.26%
Majority 81,151 63.48%
Total votes 127,827 100.00%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 US Census Data for Arizona's 7th District". US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  5. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  6. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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