Illinois's 7th congressional district

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Illinois's 7th congressional district
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Illinois's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Danny K. Davis
DChicago
Area63 sq mi (160 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2019)727,761
Median household
income
$64,312[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+37[2][3]

The 7th congressional district of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting that followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, Maywood, and Westchester are included. Democrat Danny K. Davis has represented the district since January 1997. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index rating of D+37, it is the most Democratic district in Illinois.[2]

Due to reapportionment every ten years, the 7th district like other districts has relocated in Illinois throughout its history. In the mid-1800s, Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected president, although his home now lies within Illinois's 13th congressional district and most of his district's former territory is now located in the 18th district.[citation needed]

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

Illinois's 7th congressional district, 2012[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (incumbent) 242,439 84.6
Republican Rita Zak 31,466 11.0
Independent John Monaghan 12,523 4.4
Independent Phil Collins (write-in) 5 0.0
Independent Dennis Richter (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 286,435 100.0
Democratic hold


2018[edit]

Illinois's 7th congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis (incumbent) 215,746 87.6
Republican Craig Cameron 30,497 12.4
Total votes 246,243 100.0
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

Illinois's 7th congressional district, 2020[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Danny K. Davis (incumbent) 249,383 80.41 -7.21%
Republican Craig Cameron 41,390 13.35 +0.97%
Independent Tracy Jennings 19,355 6.24 N/A
Total votes 310,128 100.0
Democratic hold

Recent results in statewide elections[edit]

The district currently has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +38. It previously had a CPVI of D +36.[3]

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 81 - 16%
2004 President Kerry 83 - 17%
2008 President Obama 89 - 9%[3]
2012 President Obama 87 - 11%[3]
2016 President Clinton 78% - 19%
2020 President Biden 86% - 12%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
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John J. Hardin
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1842.
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward D. Baker
Whig March 4, 1845 –
January 15, 1847
29th Elected in 1844.
Resigned early to join the Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Vacant January 15, 1847 –
February 5, 1847
John Henry Whig February 5, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Baker's term.
Was not a candidate for the next term.
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Abraham Lincoln
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Retired, having pledged to serve only one term.
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Thomas L. Harris
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
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Richard Yates
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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James C. Allen
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 18, 1856
33rd
34th
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Disqualified.
Vacant July 18, 1856 –
November 4, 1856
34th
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James C. Allen
Democratic November 4, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
Re-elected to finish his own term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Aaron Shaw
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
[data unknown/missing]
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James C. Robinson
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858
Re-elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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John R. Eden
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Elected in 1862.
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry P. H. Bromwell
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
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Jesse H. Moore
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
Franklin Corwin Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
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Alexander Campbell
Independent March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
Philip C. Hayes Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
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William Cullen
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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Thomas J. Henderson
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1895
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
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George E. Foss
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Philip Knopf
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
[data unknown/missing]
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Frederick Lundin
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
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Frank Buchanan
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
[data unknown/missing]
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Niels Juul
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
65th
66th
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
[data unknown/missing]
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M. Alfred Michaelson
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
[data unknown/missing]
Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic March 4, 1931 –
February 13, 1944
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Died.
Vacant February 13, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
78th
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William W. Link
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
[data unknown/missing]
Thomas L. Owens Republican January 3, 1947 –
June 7, 1948
80th Elected in 1946.
Died.
Vacant June 7, 1948 –
January 3, 1949
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Adolph J. Sabath
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
November 6, 1952
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Died.
Vacant November 6, 1952 –
July 7, 1953
82nd
83rd
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James Bowler
Democratic July 7, 1953 –
July 18, 1957
83rd
84th
85th
Elected to finish Sabath's term.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Vacant July 18, 1957 –
December 31, 1957
85th
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Roland V. Libonati
Democratic December 31, 1957 –
January 3, 1965
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected to finish Bowler's term.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
[data unknown/missing]
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Frank Annunzio
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1973
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
Vacant January 3, 1973 –
June 5, 1973
93rd George W. Collins redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1972, but died on December 8, 1972.
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Cardiss Collins
Democratic June 5, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected to finish her husband's term.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
[data unknown/missing]
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Danny K. Davis
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
present
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Incumbent.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ a b "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 569–570. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "2018 General Election Official Vote Totals Book".
  6. ^ "Illinois 2020 Election Results". Chicago Sun-Times. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

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Coordinates: 41°51′48″N 87°43′56″W / 41.86333°N 87.73222°W / 41.86333; -87.73222