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Georgia's 7th congressional district

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Georgia's 7th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Carolyn Bourdeaux
DSuwanee
Distribution
  • 99.55% urban[1]
  • 0.45% rural
Population (2019)844,773[2]
Median household
income
$80,926[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+2

Georgia's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is currently represented by Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux. The district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[3] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

The district includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including the cities of Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Suwanee, and Buford.[4] It covers most of Gwinnett County and part of Forsyth.

While the district had been considered a Republican stronghold since the mid-1990s, it has recently become friendlier to Democrats as a result of significant demographic changes, particularly the growth of Black, Hispanic and Asian populations. In the 2018 midterm elections, Republican Rob Woodall won reelection by only 433 votes, or 0.15%, against Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, and his victory was only confirmed after a recount. In terms of both absolute numbers and vote percentage, it was the closest U.S. House race in the country in 2018. In 2020, Bourdeaux was elected to represent the district in Congress.

Counties

History

Although the seat had been held by Republicans since 1995 until 2020, the 7th district had previously elected Democrats consistently from the Reconstruction era (1868) until the 1994 Congressional Elections.

Demographics

According to the APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 502,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 52% are White, 24% Black, 12% Asian, and 10% Latino. More than one-fifth (21%) of the district's potential voters are immigrants. Median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $85,800. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 44% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.

Recent results in statewide elections

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 69% - Al Gore 31%
2004 President George W. Bush 70% - John Kerry 30%
2008 President John McCain 60% - Barack Obama 39%
2012 President Mitt Romney 60.2% - Barack Obama 38.3%
2016 President Donald Trump 51.1% - Hillary Clinton 44.8%
2016 Senate Johnny Isakson 56.2% – Jim Barksdale 38.7%
2018 Governor Stacey Abrams 50% – Brian Kemp 48.7%
2018 Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan 50.6% – Sarah Riggs Amico 49.4%
2018 Attorney General Chris Carr 50.4% – Charlie Bailey 49.6%
2020 President Joe Biden 52.5% - Donald Trump 46.1%
2020 Senate Jon Ossoff 50.7% – David Perdue 46.7%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created in 1827
John Floyd Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
[data unknown/missing]
Not used March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
Georgia only used at-large districts.
Alexander Stephens -1855.jpg

Alexander H. Stephens
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
32nd
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
David A. Reese Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1853.
[data unknown/missing]
Nathaniel G. Foster Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1855.
[data unknown/missing]
JoshuaHill.jpg

Joshua Hill
Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned.
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
40th Civil War and Reconstruction
PMBYoung.jpg

Pierce M. B. Young
Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[data unknown/missing]
Re-elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify.
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
PMBYoung.jpg

Pierce M. B. Young
Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Elected to finish his own term.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
William Harrell Felton - Brady-Handy.jpg

William H. Felton
Independent Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
Judsonclements.jpg

Judson C. Clements
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
Robert W. Everett Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
John W. Maddox Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
GordonLeeGA.jpg

Gordon Lee
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1927
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
[data unknown/missing]
Malcolm C. Tarver Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1947
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-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.
Re-elected in 1944.
[data unknown/missing]
Henderson L. Lanham (Georgia Congressman).jpg

Henderson L. Lanham
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
November 10, 1957
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Vacant November 10, 1957 –
January 8, 1958
85th
HarlanEMitchell.jpg

Harlan E. Mitchell
Democratic January 8, 1958 –
January 3, 1961
85th
86th
Elected to finish Lanham's term.
Re-elected in 1958.
[data unknown/missing]
JohnWDavis1916.jpg

John W. Davis
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1975
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
[data unknown/missing]
Larry McDonald.jpg

Larry McDonald
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
September 1, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Died in the Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
November 8, 1983
98th
George Darden Headshot.jpg

George Darden
Democratic November 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish McDonald's term.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Lost reelection.
Bob Barr 2002.jpg

Bob Barr
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Lost renomination after redistricting.
John Linder, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg

John Linder
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
Rob Woodall, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg

Rob Woodall
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2021
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retired.
Carolyn Bourdeaux Official Portrait.jpg

Carolyn Bourdeaux
Democratic January 3, 2021 –
present
117th Elected in 2020.

Election results

2002

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder 138,997 78.91
Democratic Michael Berlon 37,124 21.08
No party Others 24 0.02
Total votes 176,145 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* (incumbent) 258,982 100.00
Total votes 258,982 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* (incumbent) 130,561 70.91
Democratic Allan Burns 53,553 29.09
Total votes 184,114 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* (incumbent) 209,354 62.03
Democratic Doug Heckman 128,159 37.97
Total votes 337,513 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 160,898 67.07
Democratic Doug Heckman 78,996 32.93
Total votes 239,894 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 156,689 62.16
Democratic Steve Riley 95,377 37.84
Total votes 252,066 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 113,557 65.39
Democratic Thomas Wight 60,112 34.61
Total votes 173,669 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016

Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 174,081 60.38
Democratic Rashid Malik 114,220 39.62
Total votes 288,301 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018

Georgia's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 140,430 50.07
Democratic Carolyn Bourdeaux 140,011 49.93
Total votes 280,441 100.0
Republican hold

2020

Georgia's 7th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Bourdeaux 190,900 51.39
Republican Rich McCormick 180,564 48.61
Total votes 371,464 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Historical district boundaries

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  4. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

Further reading

External links

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