Georgia's 7th Congressional District

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District
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Current incumbentRob Woodall Republican Party
Population687,296
Gender49.8% Male, 50.2% Female
Race57.6% White, 19.2% Black, 11.8% Asian, 0.6% Native American
Ethnicity17.6% Hispanic
Unemployment11%
Median household income$59,843
High school graduation rate87.2%
College graduation rate37.8%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 7th Congressional District of Georgia is a congressional district in Georgia.

Georgia's 7th Congressional District includes all of Barrow and Walton counties and portions of Forsyth, Gwinnett and Newton counties.[1]

The current representative of the 7th Congressional District is Rob Woodall (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 7th Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 7th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Rob Woodall won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall Incumbent 62.2% 156,689
     Democratic Steve Reilly 37.8% 95,377
Total Votes 252,066
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Rob Woodall won election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Heckman (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Woodall 67.1% 160,898
     Democratic Doug Heckman 32.9% 78,996
Total Votes 239,894

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Linder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Heckman in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Linder incumbent 62% 209,354
     Democratic Doug Heckman 38% 128,159
Total Votes 337,513

2006
On November 7, 2006, John Linder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Allan Burns in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Linder incumbent 70.9% 130,561
     Democratic Allan Burns 29.1% 53,553
Total Votes 184,114

2004
John Linder (R) ran unopposed for re-election in 2004.

2002
On November 5, 2002, John Linder won election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Berlon in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Linder 78.9% 138,997
     Democratic Mike Berlon 21.1% 37,124
Total Votes 176,121

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bob Barr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roger Kahn in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Barr incumbent 55.3% 126,312
     Democratic Roger Kahn 44.7% 102,272
Total Votes 228,584

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th Congressional District of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On August 22, 2011, Georgia's Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, is located in the northwestern part of the state.[8] Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, which left 9th District seat open in 2012. After redistricting, the 9th District leaned Republican.[8] In addition, the plan displaced Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) moved into the district in order to remain in the 12th District.[8] Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's congressional delegation.[8]

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