Georgia's 7th congressional district

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Georgia's 7th congressional district
Georgia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Georgia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rob Woodall (RLawrenceville)
Population (2010) 691,975[1]
Ethnicity  ?% White, 19.26% Black, 18.78% Hispanic
Cook PVI R+16[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[edit]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1827
No image.svg John Floyd Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
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. You can help!]
No image.svg Nathaniel G. Foster Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JoshuaHill.jpg Joshua Hill Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
resigned
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
No image.svg Pierce M. B. Young Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
No image.svg 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. You can help!]
Judsonclements.jpg Judson C. Clements Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Robert W. Everett Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John W. Maddox Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Gordon Lee Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Malcolm C. Tarver Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg 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. You can help!]
JohnWDavis1916.jpg John W. Davis Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
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. You can help!]
Bob Barr 2002.jpg Bob Barr Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
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[edit]

2002[edit]

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%
Totals 176,145 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

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

2006[edit]

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

2008[edit]

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

2010[edit]

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

Historical district boundaries[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Analysis of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  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[edit]

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