Arizona's 7th congressional district
|Arizona's 7th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Ruben Gallego (D–Phoenix)|
|Distribution||83.6% urban, 16.4% rural|
|Ethnicity||32.6% White, 3.7% Black, 1.8% Asian, 56.0% Hispanic, 4.3% Native American, 0.1% other|
Arizona's 7th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It includes much of inner Phoenix, as well as the eastern portion of Glendale. It is currently represented by Democrat Ruben Gallego.
The district was larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey combined. 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
After redistricting for the 2012 election, most of the current 7th district became the 3rd congressional district.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Gore 58 - 38%|
|2004||President||Kerry 57 - 43%|
|2008||President||Obama 57 - 42%|
|2012||President||Obama 72 - 27%|
List of representatives
Arizona began sending a seventh member to the House after the 2000 Census.
|Representative||Party||Years||Congress(es)||Electoral history||Geography and Counties|
|Raúl M. Grijalva||Democratic||January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
|First elected in 2002.
Redistricted to 3rd district
SW Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Yuma, La Paz (part), Maricopa (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part), Santa Cruz (part)
|Ed Pastor||Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
|113th||Redistricted from 4th district
|Ruben Gallego||Democratic||January 3, 2015 –
|114th||First elected in 2014|
Recent election results
The district was first created in 2002 following results from the 2000 U.S. Census.
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2002|
|Democratic||Raul M. Grijalva||61,256||59.00%|
|Libertarian||John L. Nemeth||4,088||3.94%|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2004|
|Democratic||Raul M. Grijalva*||108,868||62.06%|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2006|
|Democratic||Raul M. Grijalva*||80,354||61.09%|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2008|
|Democratic||Raul M. Grijalva*||124,304||63.26%|
|Libertarian||Raymond Patrick Petrulsky||7,755||3.95%|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Raul M. Grijalva*||79,935||50.23%|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2012|
|Arizona’s 7th Congressional District House Election, 2014|
|Americans Elect (United States)||Rebecca DeWitt||3,858||5.33%|
Source: "STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICIAL CANVASS 2014 General Election - November 4, 2014" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. December 1, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
Living former Members
As of April 2015[update], there are two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 7th congressional district that are currently living.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Raúl Grijalva||2003 - 2013||February 19, 1948|
|Ed Pastor||2013 - 2015||June 28, 1943|
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- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
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- Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress
- Demographic information at census.gov
- 2004 Election data at CNN.com
- 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
- CQ Politics CQ 2008 Election Guide U.S. House, Arizona - 7th District
- Maps of Congressional Districts first in effect for the 2002 election
- Tentative Final Congressional Maps for the 2012 election