Louisiana's 7th congressional district

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Louisiana's 7th congressional district was a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana located in the southwestern part of the state. It last contained the cities of Crowley, Eunice, Jennings, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Sulphur and Ville Platte.

The district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as Louisiana had lost a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives redistricting based upon results from the 2010 Census. Most of the territory in this district has been merged into a redrawn version of the 3rd district.

The district in its final form, from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1903 following the 1900 census
Arsène Paulin Pujó Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1913 Lake Charles
Ladislas Lazaro Democratic March 4, 1913 - March 30, 1927 Died
Vacant March 30, 1927 - August 23, 1927
René Louis DeRouen Democratic August 23, 1927 - January 3, 1941
Vance Plauche Democratic January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1943
Henry D. Larcade, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1953
T. Ashton Thompson Democratic January 3, 1953 - July 1, 1965 Ville Platte Died
Vacant July 1, 1965 - October 2, 1965
Edwin Edwards Democratic October 2, 1965 - May 9, 1972 Crowley Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant May 9, 1972 - September 30, 1972
John Breaux Democratic September 30, 1972 - January 3, 1987 Crowley Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jimmy Hayes Democratic January 3, 1987 - December 1, 1995 Changed party
Republican December 1, 1995 - January 3, 1997 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Chris John Democratic January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2005 Crowley Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Charles Boustany Republican January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2013 Lafayette Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2013 following the 2010 census

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Runoff Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris John* 138,659 86.82%
Libertarian Roberto Valletta 21,051 13.18%
Totals 159,710 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District General Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 105,626 38.61%
Democratic Willie L. Mount 69,040 25.24%
Democratic Don Cravins, Sr. 67,207 24.57%
Republican David Thibodaux 26,497 9.69%
Democratic Malcolm Carriere 5,180 1.89%
Totals 273,550 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic
Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Runoff Election (December 4, 2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 75,039 54.96%
Democratic Willie L. Mount 61,493 45.04%
Totals 136,532 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2006[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 113,720 70.70%
Democratic Mike Stagg 47,133 29.30%
Totals 160,853 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 177,173 61.88%
Democratic Don Cravins, Jr. 98,280 34.33%
Independent Peter Vidrine 10,846 3.79%
Totals 286,299 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* ' 100.00%
Totals ' 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

References[edit]