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Missouri's 7th congressional district

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Missouri's 7th congressional district
Missouri US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
Missouri's 7th congressional district since January 3, 2013
U.S. Representative
  Billy Long
RSpringfield
Distribution
  • 59.28% urban
  • 40.72% rural
Population (2010)748,406
Median income$47,225[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+23[2]

Missouri's 7th congressional district consists of Southwest Missouri. The district includes Springfield, the home of Missouri State University, and the popular tourist destination city of Branson. Located along the borders of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas, the district occupies part of the Bible Belt with a strong socially conservative trend. George W. Bush defeated John Kerry here 67% to 32% in the 2004 election. Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama 63.1% to 35.3% in the 2008 election. Republican and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama 67.6% to 30.3% in the 2012 election. In the 2016 election, Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton 70.4% to 24.7%. As of 2017, this district is the second most strongly Republican district in Missouri and is one of the most strongly Republican Districts in the United States.

The district is currently represented by Republican Billy Long of Springfield. He survived primary challenges on August 7, 2018. He will face Democrat Jamie Schoolcraft, physician's assistant and former mayor of Willard in the final election in November.[3]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1853
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Samuel Caruthers
Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
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John W. Noell
Democratic March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 3rd district
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Benjamin F. Loan
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
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Joel F. Asper
Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
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Isaac Parker
Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 9th district
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Thomas T. Crittenden
Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
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John F. Philips
Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
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Thomas T. Crittenden
Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
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Alfred M. Lay
Democratic March 4, 1879 – December 8, 1879 Died
Vacant December 8, 1879 – January 10, 1880
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John F. Philips
Democratic January 10, 1880 – March 3, 1881
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Theron M. Rice
Greenback March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
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Aylett H. Buckner
Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted from the 13th district
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John E. Hutton
Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
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Richard H. Norton
Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
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John T. Heard
Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Redistricted from the 6th district
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John P. Tracey
Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
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James Cooney
Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903
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Courtney W. Hamlin
Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
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John Welborn
Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
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Courtney W. Hamlin
Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1919
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Samuel C. Major
Democratic March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
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Roscoe C. Patterson
Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
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Samuel C. Major
Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1929
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John W. Palmer
Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
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Samuel C. Major
Democratic March 4, 1931 – July 28, 1931 Died
Vacant July 28, 1931 – September 29, 1931
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Robert D. Johnson
Democratic September 29, 1931 – March 3, 1933
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
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Dewey Short
Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1957
Charles H. Brown Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1961
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Durward G. Hall
Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1973
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Gene Taylor
Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1989
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Mel Hancock
Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1997
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Roy Blunt
Republican January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
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Billy Long
Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 62 - Al Gore 36% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 67 - John Kerry 32% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 62 - Barack Obama 35% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 68 - Barack Obama 30% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 70 - Hillary Clinton 25% Republican Party (United States)

Counties

The district from 2003 - 2013
The district from 2003 - 2013

There are a total of 10 counties included in MO-07.

Largest cities

The 10 largest cities in MO-07 are as follows.

Rank City County Population (2010) Population (2015 Estimates)
1 Springfield Greene/Christian 159,498 166,810
2 Joplin Jasper/Newton 50,150 51,818
3 Nixa Christian 19,022 20,984
4 Ozark Christian 17,820 19,120
5 Republic Christian/Greene 14,751 16,005
6 Carthage Jasper 14,378 14,319
7 Neosho Newton 11,835 12,156
8 Branson Taney/Stone 10,520 11,431
9 Webb City Jasper 10,996 11,165
10 Bolivar Polk 10,325 10,714

Median household incomes

Rank County Income (2008)
1 Christian $50,200
2 Greene $44,185
3 Newton $43,872
4 Stone $40,487
5 Jasper $40,243
6 Taney $39,771
7 Lawrence $38,778
8 Polk $37,199
9 Barry $35,889
10 McDonald $33,448

Median family incomes

Rank County Income (2008)
1 Christian $58,806
2 Greene $56,047
3 Newton $51,178
4 Jasper $49,007
5 Taney $47,664
6 Stone $46,675
7 Lawrence $45,843
8 Polk $45,263
9 Barry $41,861
10 McDonald $38,848

Election results

Congressional

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998 Missouri 7th[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 129,746 72.6%
Democratic Marc Perkel 43,146 24.3%
Libertarian Mike Harman 5,639 3.2%
Total votes 178,801 100%
Majority 80,691 45.1%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2002 Missouri 7th[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 149,519 74.81%
Democratic Roland Roy Lapham 45,964 23.00%
Libertarian Douglas Andrew Burlison 4,378 2.19%
Other Steven L. Reed 2 0.00%
Total votes 199,863 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2004 Missouri 7th[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 210,080 70.45%
Democratic Jim Newberry 84,356 28.29%
Libertarian James K. Craig 2,767 0.93%
Constitution Steve Alger 1,002 0.34%
Total votes 298,205 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2006 Missouri 7th[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 160,942 66.75%
Democratic Jack Truman 75,592 30.11%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 7,566 3.14%
Other Glenn Miller 23 0.01%
Total votes 241,123 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2008 Missouri 7th[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt (incumbent) 219,016 67.76%
Democratic Richard Monroe 91,010 28.16%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 6,971 2.16%
Constitution Travis Maddox 6,166 1.91%
Other Midge Potts 49 0.02%
Total votes 323,212 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2010 Missouri 7th[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 141,010 63.39
Democratic Scott Eckersley 67,545 30.37
Libertarian Kevin Craig 13,866 6.23
Write-in Nicholas Ladendorf 10 0.00
Total votes 222,431 100.00
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2012 Missouri 7th[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (incumbent) 203,565 63.9
Democratic Jim Evans 98,498 30.9
Libertarian Kevin Craig 16,668 5.2
Write-in Kenneth Joe Brown 9 0.0
Total votes 318,740 100.0
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2014 Missouri 7th[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (incumbent) 104,054 63.46
Democratic Jim Evans 47,282 28.84
Libertarian Kevin Craig 12,584 7.68
Write-Ins 37 0.02
Total votes 163,957 100
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
United States House of Representatives elections, 2016 Missouri 7th[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Long (incumbent) 228,001 67.56
Democratic Genevieve Williams 92,390 27.38
Libertarian Benjamin T. Brixey 17,076 5.06
Write-in Amber Thomsen 23 0.00
Total votes 337,490 100
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold

Presidential

2008

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 presidential election. U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) swept the district with 63.07 percent of the vote while U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) received 35.39 percent, a 27.68-percent margin of victory for the GOP. McCain received less than 60 percent in only Greene County, where Obama may have been helped by the college subplot presence of Missouri State University.

County John McCain Barack Obama Difference
Newton 69.42 29.32 R + 40.10
McDonald 67.60 30.17 R + 37.43
Stone 68.02 30.69 R + 37.33
Taney 68.02 30.85 R + 37.17
Lawrence 67.70 30.64 R + 37.06
Christian 67.33 31.52 R + 35.81
Barry 66.63 31.62 R + 35.01
Jasper 65.67 32.62 R + 33.05
Polk 65.39 33.24 R + 32.15
Greene 57.06 41.26 R + 15.08

Primaries

2008

Republican The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri Republican Presidential Primary. Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) carried every county in MO-07 over U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and former Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts).

County Mike Huckabee John McCain Mitt Romney Difference
Taney 55.89 25.90 14.17 H + 29.99
Polk 51.33 25.28 18.65 H + 26.05
Christian 48.46 24.37 22.75 H + 24.09
McDonald 48.71 25.55 14.75 H + 23.16
Lawrence 48.75 26.19 18.96 H + 22.56
Barry 49.69 28.31 15.33 H + 21.38
Newton 45.49 25.95 22.82 H + 19.54
Jasper 42.23 25.82 26.03 H + 16.20
Greene 42.48 27.09 25.17 H + 15.39
Stone 45.01 31.82 18.80 H + 13.19

Democratic

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri Democratic Presidential Primary. Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) carried every county in the district by convincing margins over U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois).

County Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Difference
McDonald 68.39 26.00 C + 42.39
Barry 65.52 30.47 C + 35.05
Newton 65.55 31.46 C + 34.09
Polk 63.81 33.28 C + 30.53
Taney 63.69 33.74 C + 29.95
Lawrence 61.58 34.86 C + 26.72
Stone 61.76 35.17 C + 26.59
Jasper 60.42 36.39 C + 24.03
Christian 57.68 39.93 C + 17.75
Greene 54.94 42.77 C + 12.17

Gubernatorial

2008

The table below shows how individual counties in MO-07 voted in the 2008 Missouri gubernatorial election. Former Attorney General and now Governor Jay Nixon (D) lost the district to his challenger, former U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof (R).

County Kenny Hulshof Jay Nixon Difference
Newton 61.85 36.29 R + 25.56
McDonald 59.74 36.63 R + 23.11
Jasper 58.61 39.42 R + 19.19
Jasper 58.61 39.42 R + 19.19
Taney 51.16 46.31 R + 4.85
Stone 49.53 47.46 R + 2.07
Christian 49.65 47.73 R + 1.92
Barry 49.48 47.90 R + 1.58
Lawrence 49.15 47.94 R + 1.21
Polk 45.76 49.52 D + 3.76
Greene 42.84 54.45 D + 11.61

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=29&cd=07
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Election returns, New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/07/us/elections/results-missouri-primary-elections.html
  4. ^ "1998 Election Results". Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  5. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2003-2004, page 627.
  6. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2005-2006, page 637
  7. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2007-2008, page 649
  8. ^ "2008 Election Results". Archived from the original on 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2009-10-26.
  9. ^ [1] 2010 Election Results
  10. ^ [2] 2012 Election Results
  11. ^ [3] 2014 Election Results
  12. ^ [4] 2016 Election Results
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