Colorado's 7th congressional district
|Colorado's 7th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Ed Perlmutter (D–Golden)|
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 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.
The district was originally intended to be a "fair fight" district, with a relatively equal balance between Democrats and Republicans. In recent years,[when?] though, the Democratic trend in the Denver area has enabled Democrats to strengthen their hold on the seat.
Election results from presidential races
|Election results from presidential races|
|2004||President||Kerry 51 - 48%|
|2008||President||Obama 59 - 40%|
|2012||President||Obama 56 - 41%|
List of representatives
|Representative||Party||Years||Congress||District Home||Electoral history|
|District created January 3, 2003|
|Bob Beauprez||Republican||January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
|108th||Arvada||First elected in 2002
Retired to run for Governor of Colorado
|Ed Perlmutter||Democratic||January 3, 2007 –
|110th||Golden||First elected in 2006|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2002|
|Libertarian||G. T. "Bud" Martin||2,906||1.68|
|Independent||Stanford Andress (as a write-in)||109||0.06|
|Republican win (new seat)|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2004|
|Republican||Bob Beauprez (incumbent)||135,571||54.72|
|Constitution||Clyde J. Harkins||6,167||2.49|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2006|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2008|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||173,931||63.48|
|Republican||John W. Lerew||100,055||36.52|
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2010|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||112,667||53.44|
Living former Members
As of May 2015[update], there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 7th congressional district who is currently living at this time.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Bob Beauprez||2003–2007||September 22, 1948|
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
- 2002 Election Results
- 2004 Election Results
- 2006 Election Results
- 2008 Election Results
- 2010 Election Results
- "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
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