Minnesota's 7th congressional district

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Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Collin Peterson (DFLDetroit Lakes)
Area 31,796[1] mi² (82,351 km²)
Distribution 34% urban, 66% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $36,453
Ethnicity 94.3% White, 0.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 2.5% Native American, 1.3% other
Cook PVI R+5[3]
External images
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 7th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is located in the 1st district. It is by far the state's largest district, and has a very rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.

Historically, the district has leaned Republican; it has a CPVI of R + 5. It has been represented since 1991 by Collin Peterson, a moderate-to-conservative DFLer. He is rated 50% conservative by a conservative group[4] and 57% progressive by a liberal group.[5] The district's largest city is Moorhead.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1893
53rd Haldor Boen Populist March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
54th-57th Frank Eddy Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903
58th-67th Andrew Volstead Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1923
68th-70th Ole J. Kvale Farmer-Labor March 4, 1923 - September 11, 1929 Died
Vacant September 11, 1929 - October 16, 1929
71st-72nd Paul John Kvale Farmer-Labor October 16, 1929 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
73rd March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
73rd-75th Paul John Kvale Farmer-Labor January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1939 Redistricted from the At-large district
76th-87th Herman Carl Andersen Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1963
88th-91st Odin Langen Republican January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1971 Redistricted from the 9th district
92nd-94th Robert Bergland DFL January 3, 1971 - January 22, 1977 Resigned after being appointed Secretary of Agriculture
Vacant January 22, 1977 - February 22, 1977
95th-101st Arlan Stangeland Republican February 22, 1977 - January 3, 1991
102nd-Incumbent Collin Peterson DFL January 3, 1991 – Present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

2012 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 197,791 60.4 +7.9
Republican Lee Byberg 114,151 34.8 -2.8
N/A others 4.7 -

2010[edit]

2010 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 159,479 52.5 -19.7
Republican Lee Byberg 90,650 37.6 +9.2
N/A others 17,155 7.2 -

2008[edit]

2008 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 227,180 72.20 +2.2
Republican Glen Menze 87,062 27.67 -
N/A others 431 0.14 -

2006[edit]

2006 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 179,164 70 +4
Republican Michael Barrett 74,557 29 -
Constitution Ken Lucier 3,303 1 -

2004[edit]

2004 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 207,628 66.07 +1
Republican David Sturrock 106,349 33.84 -

2002[edit]

2002 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 170,234 65.27 -
Republican Dan Stevens 90,342 34.64 -

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005" (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. June 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. Retrieved 2006-11-02. 

5. Minnesota Secretary of State http://www.sos.state.mn.us/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°33′11″N 95°40′33″W / 46.55306°N 95.67583°W / 46.55306; -95.67583