Arizona's 7th congressional district

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Arizona's 7th congressional district
Current Representative Ed Pastor (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.

The district from 2003 to 2013

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 –
113th
Redistricted from 4th district

Election results[edit]

The district was created in time for the 2002 elections.

2002[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  % Change
  Democratic Party Raúl M. Grijalva 53,929 59
  Republican Party Ross Hieb 33,806 37
  Libertarian Party John L. Nemeth 3,680 4

2004[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  % Change
  Democratic Party Raúl M. Grijalva 108,868 62 +3%
  Republican Party Joseph Sweeney 58,066 34 -3%
  Libertarian Party Dave Kaplan 7,503 4 -

2006[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  % Change
  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%

2008[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  % Change
  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

2010[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Raul M. Grijalva 79,935 50.23
  Republican Party Ruth McClung 70,385 44.23
  Independent Harley Meyer 4,506 2.83
  Libertarian Party George Keane 4,318 2.71

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

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External links[edit]

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