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Illinois' 7th Congressional District

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Illinois' 7th congressional district
Current incumbentDanny K. Davis Democratic Party
Population703,012
Gender46.7% Male, 53.3% Female
Race32% White, 54.6% Black, 5.2% Asian
Ethnicity13.2% Hispanic
Unemployment16.5%
Median household income$44,535
High school graduation rate83.3%
College graduation rate37.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 7th Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district including part of Cook County.

Illinois' 7th Congressional District includes part of Cook County. It covers the Near North Side and downtown Chicago as well as some of the west and south sides of city and some west suburban areas in Cook County.[1]

Previously the district covered the Near North Side and downtown Chicago as well as some of the west and south sides of city and some west suburban areas in Cook County.

On March 30, 2012 the 7th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting.[2]

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Danny Davis (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2014

The 7th congressional district of Illinois will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012

The 7th congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Danny K. Davis won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis Incumbent 84.6% 242,439
     Republican Rita Zak 11% 31,466
     Independent John H. Monaghan 4.4% 12,523
Total Votes 286,428
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark M. Weiman (R) and Clarence Desmond Clemons (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 81.5% 149,846
     Republican Mark M. Weiman 16.1% 29,575
     Independent Clarence Desmond Clemons 2.4% 4,428
Total Votes 183,849

2008
On November 4, 2008, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Miller (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 85% 235,343
     Republican Steve Miller 15% 41,474
Total Votes 276,817

2006
On November 7, 2006, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Hutchinson (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 86.7% 143,071
     Republican Charles Hutchinson 13.3% 21,939
     N/A Write-in 0% 1
Total Votes 165,011

2004
On November 2, 2004, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Antonio Davis-Fairman (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 86.1% 221,133
     Republican Antonio Davis-Fairman 13.9% 35,603
Total Votes 256,736

2002
On November 5, 2002, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Tunney (R) and Martin Pankau (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 83.2% 137,933
     Republican Mark Tunney 15.3% 25,280
     Libertarian Martin Pankau 1.5% 2,543
Total Votes 165,756

2000
On November 7, 2000, Danny K. Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Dallas (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis incumbent 85.9% 164,155
     Republican Robert Dallas 14.1% 26,872
Total Votes 191,027

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th congressional district of Illinois after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Illinois

In 2011, the Illinois State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. On March 30, 2012 the 7th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [2]

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