Virginia's 7th congressional district

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Virginia's 7th congressional district
Virginia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative vacant
Population (2010) 757,917
Median income $64,751
Ethnicity 74.3% White, 17.1% Black, 3.9% Asian, 4.9% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% other
Cook PVI R+10[1]

Virginia's 7th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since August 18, 2014, the district's House seat has been vacant. The district was represented by Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader, from 2001-2014.

Cantor was defeated in the Republican primary in Virginia on June 10, 2014, by college professor David Brat, thus making Cantor the first House Majority Leader to lose his party's primary since the position was created in 1899. Brat will face Jack Trammell in the general election on November 4, 2014. Both Brat and Trammell are professors at Randolph-Macon College.

On July 31, 2014, Cantor announced that he would resign his seat effective on August 18 and requested Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe call a special election coinciding with the general election on November 4 to allow his successor to immediately begin serving the 7th District. [2]

Voting[edit]

Election results
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 57 - 42%[3]
Senator Allen 55 - 45%[4]
Representative Cantor 58 - 41%[5]
2010 Representative Cantor 59 - 34%[6]
2009 Governor McDonnell 65 - 35%[7]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 63 - 37%[8]
Attorney General Cuccinelli 65 - 35%[9]
2008 President McCain 53 - 46%[10]
Senator Warner 60 - 39%[11]
Representative Cantor 63 - 37%[12]
2006 Senator Allen 57 - 42%[13]
Representative Cantor 64 - 34%[14]
2005 Governor Kilgore 52 - 46%[15]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 58 - 42%[16]
Attorney General McDonnell 58 - 42%[17]
2004 President Bush 61 - 38%[18]
Representative Cantor 76 - 24%[19]
2002 Senator Warner 86 - 8 - 6%[20]
Representative Cantor 69 - 30%[21]
2001 Governor Earley 55 - 44%[22]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 52 - 47%
Attorney General Kilgore 70 - 30%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%[23]
Senator Allen 61 - 38%[24]
Representative Cantor 76 - 24%[25]
1998 Representative Bliley 79 - 21%[26]
1997 Governor Gilmore 64 - 34%[27]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 59 - 37%[28]
Attorney General Earley 66 - 34%[29]
1996 President Dole 58 - 35%[30]
Senator Warner 59 - 41%[31]
Representative Bliley 75 - 20%[32]

Geography[edit]

The district stretches from the west end of Richmond and its suburbs in Henrico and portions of Chesterfield Counties, through Orange, Culpeper and northward to Page and Rappahannock Counties. Its current configuration dates from 1993, when Virginia was forced to create a majority-minority district by a Justice Department directive. At that time, most of Richmond, which had been entirely in the old 3rd District for over a century, was shifted to a newly created 3rd District. The remaining territory in the old 3rd was combined with some more rural areas to the north to form the new 7th District.

Prior to 1993, the 7th District stretched from the fringes of the Washington, D.C. suburbs to Charlottesville. It included the far northern portion of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as Manassas and Fredericksburg.

Demographics[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau's 2010 data for the 111th Congress, the total population of the district is 757,917. Median age for the district is 39.2 years. 74.3% of the district is White, 17.1% Black, 3.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American or Alaskan, and 2.1% some other race with 4.9% Hispanic or Latino. Owner-occupied housing is 72.0% and renter-occupied housing is 28.0%.[33] The median value of single-family owner-occupied homes is $188,400.[34] 88.1% of the district population has at least a high school diploma, 36.7% at least a bachelor's degree or higher.[35] 9.9% of the district are civilian veterans. 12.7% are foreign born and 20.1% speak a language other than English at home.[36] 9.9% are of disability status.[37] 68.2% of the district is in the labor force, which consists of those 16 years and older. Mean travel time to work is 26.2 minutes. Median household income is $64,751. Per capita income is $33,628. 5.3% of the population account for families living below the poverty level, and 7.6% of individuals live below the poverty level.[38]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1789
John Page Rosewell Gloucester County Virginia.jpg John Page (1744–1808) Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1793 Elected to VA-12
A-Bedford-Venable.jpg Abraham B. Venable (1758–1811) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1799 Declined to run
John Randolph of Roanoke at National Portrait Gallery IMG 4460.JPG John Randolph (1773–1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1803 Elected to VA-15
Joseph Lewis, Jr. (1772–1834) Federalist March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Elected to VA-8
Hugh Caperton (1781–1847) Federalist March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815 Defeated
Ballard Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1821 Defeated
William Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-21
Jabez Leftwich (1765–1855) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Defeated
Nathaniel H. Claiborne (1777–1859) Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1835
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837 Defeated
Archibald Stuart (1795–1855) Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839 Defeated
William L. Goggin (1807–1870) Whig March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Defeated
Henry A Wise CDV.jpg Henry A. Wise (1806–1876) Democratic March 4, 1843 - February 12, 1844 Resigned
Vacant February 13, 1844 - May 5, 1844 Special election
Thomas H. Bayly (1810–1856) Democratic May 6, 1844 - March 3, 1853 Elected to VA-1
Extra Billy Smith-Virginia.jpg William Smith (1797–1887) Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1861 Resigned
Vacant March 4, 1861 - May 22, 1862 Special election May 23, 1861
Charles H. Upton (1812–1877) Unionist May 23, 1861 - February 27, 1862 Election invalidated
Vacant February 28, 1862 - February 15, 1863 Special election
LMcKenzie.jpg Lewis McKenzie (1810–1895) Unionist February 16, 1863 - March 3, 1863 Declined to run
Vacant March 4, 1863 - January 30, 1870 Civil War
LMcKenzie.jpg Lewis McKenzie (1810–1895) Conservative January 31, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Defeated
Elliott Muse Braxton - Brady-Handy.jpg Elliott M. Braxton (1823–1891) Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Defeated
JTHarris.jpg John T. Harris (1823–1899) Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1881 Declined to run
John Paul (1839–1901) Readjuster March 4, 1881 - September 5, 1883 Appointed U.S. District Court judge
Vacant September 6, 1883 - May 4, 1884
Charles O'Ferrall.jpg Charles T. O'Ferrall (1840–1905) Democratic May 5, 1884 - December 28, 1893 Elected Governor of Virginia
Vacant December 29, 1893 - January 29, 1894 Special election
Smith S. Turner (1842–1898) Democratic January 30, 1894 - March 3, 1897 Declined to run
James Hay.jpg James Hay (1856–1931) Democratic March 4, 1897 - October 1, 1916 Appointed U.S. Claim Court judge
Vacant October 2, 1916 - November 6, 1916
Thomas W. Harrison (1856–1935) Democratic November 7, 1916 - December 15, 1922 Election invalidated
John Paul, Jr. (1883–1964) Republican December 15, 1922 - March 3, 1923 Defeated
Thomas W. Harrison (1856–1935) Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1929 Defeated
Jacob A Garber.jpg Jacob A. Garber (1879–1953) Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931 Defeated
John W. Fishburne (1868–1937) Democratic March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Declined to run
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
Absalom Willis Robertson.jpg A. Willis Robertson (1887–1971) Democratic January 3, 1935 - November 5, 1946 Elected to U.S. Senate
Burr P. Harrison (1904–1973) Democratic November 5, 1946 - January 3, 1963 Declined to run
Marsh, John O 2.jpg John O. Marsh, Jr. (b. 1926) Democratic January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1971 Declined to run
J Kenneth Robinson 98th Congressional Portrait.jpg J. Kenneth Robinson (1916–1990) Republican January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1985 Declined to run
D French Slaughter Jr 102nd Congressional Photo.jpg D. French Slaughter, Jr. (1925–1998) Republican January 3, 1985 - November 5, 1991 Resigned
George Allen official portrait.jpg George F. Allen (b. 1952) Republican November 5, 1991 - January 3, 1993 Elected Governor of Virginia
TomBliley.jpg Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (b. 1932) Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001 Declined to run
Eric Cantor 113th Congress.jpg Eric I. Cantor (b. 1963) Republican January 3, 2001 - August 18, 2014 Resigned
Vacant August 18, 2014 –
Present

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°58′05″N 77°44′48″W / 37.96806°N 77.74667°W / 37.96806; -77.74667