Colorado's 7th congressional district

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Colorado's 7th congressional district
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ed Perlmutter (DGolden)
Cook PVI D+3[1]

Colorado's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado. Located in the central part of the state, the district encompasses much of the northern and western parts of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area, including Golden, Lakewood, Arvada and Westminster.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Ed Perlmutter.

History[edit]

2000s[edit]

The 7th Congressional District was created following the 2000 U.S. Census and associated realignment and reapportionment of Colorado congressional districts. It consists of portions of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties. The boundaries were drawn by a court after the state legislature failed to agree on a redistricting plan.[citation needed]

Characteristics[edit]

The district was originally intended to be a "fair fight" district, with a relatively equal balance between Democrats and Republicans.[citation needed] In recent years,[when?] though, the Democratic trend in the Denver area has enabled Democrats to strengthen their hold on the seat.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[2]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2004 President Kerry 51 - 48%
2008 President Obama 59 - 40%
2012 President Obama 56 - 41%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 2003
Beauprez.jpg Bob Beauprez Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Arvada First elected in 2002

Retired to run for Governor of Colorado
Ed Perlmutter, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Ed Perlmutter Democratic January 3, 2007 –
present
Golden First elected in 2006

Election results[edit]

2002200420062008201020122014

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Beauprez 81,789 47%
Democratic Mike Feeley 81,668 47%
Green Dave Chandler 3,274 2%
Reform Victor Good 3,133 2%
Libertarian G. T. "Bud" Martin 2,906 2%
Independent Stanford Andress (as a write-in) 109 0%
Total votes 172,879 100%
Republican win (new seat)

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Beauprez (incumbent) 135,571 55%
Democratic Dave Thomas 106,026 43%
Constitution Clyde J. Harkins 6,167 2%
Total votes 247,764 100%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter 103,918 55%
Republican Rick O'Donnell 79,571 42%
Green Dave Chandler 3,073 2%
Constitution Roger McCarville 2,605 1%
Total votes 189,172 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 173,931 63%
Republican John W. Lerew 100,055 37%
Total votes 273,986 100%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 112,667 53%
Republican Ryan Frazier 88,026 42%
Libertarian Buck Bailey 10,117 5%
Total votes 210,810 100%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 182,460 54%
Republican Joe Coors, Jr. 139,066 41%
Libertarian Buck Bailey 9,148 3%
Constitution Douglas Campbell 10,296 2%
Total votes 340,970 100%
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 148,225 55%
Republican Don Ytterberg 120,918 45%
Total votes 269,143 100%
Democratic hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of May 2016, there is one surviving former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 7th congressional district.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Bob Beauprez 2003–2007 (1948-09-22) September 22, 1948 (age 67)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°49′34″N 105°02′32″W / 39.82611°N 105.04222°W / 39.82611; -105.04222