Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District

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Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District
MA 7th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentMichael Capuano Democratic Party
Population733,814
Gender52.4% Female, 47.6% Male
Race51.2% White, 26.7% Black, 10% Asian
Ethnicity20% Hispanic
Unemployment11.5%
Median household income$48,034
High school graduation rate83.1%
College graduation rate39.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts is a congressional district located in eastern Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties.[1]

The current representative of the 7th Congressional District is Michael Capuano (D), who previously served as the representative for the 8th Congressional District.

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 7th District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Ed Markey (D) ran for 5th District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 8th District incumbent Michael Capuano won election to the 7th District seat. He defeated Karla Romero (I) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Capuano Incumbent 73.9% 210,794
     Independent Karla Romero 14.4% 41,199
     N/A All Others 0.3% 843
     N/A Blank Votes 11.3% 32,298
Total Votes 285,134
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gerry Dembrowski (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward J. Markey incumbent 66.4% 145,696
     Republican Gerry Dembrowski 33.5% 73,467
     Various All Others 0.1% 194
Total Votes 219,357

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Cunningham (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey incumbent 70.5% 212,304
     Republican John Cunningham 22.6% 67,978
     N/A Blank/Scattering 6.8% 20,528
     N/A Others 0.1% 400
Total Votes 301,210

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey incumbent 75% 171,902
     N/A Blank/Scattering 23.8% 54,560
     N/A Others 1.3% 2,889
Total Votes 229,351

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kenneth Chase (R) and James Hall (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey incumbent 69.3% 202,399
     Republican Kenneth Chase 20.6% 60,334
     Independent James Hall 4.2% 12,139
     N/A Blank/Scattering 5.8% 17,088
     N/A Others 0.1% 227
Total Votes 292,187

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel Melnechuk (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey incumbent 72.4% 170,968
     Write-in Daniel Melnechuk 0.4% 863
     N/A Blank/Scattering 26.3% 61,976
     N/A Others 0.9% 2,206
Total Votes 236,013

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ed Markey won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey incumbent 75.1% 211,543
     N/A Blank/Scattering 23.5% 66,154
     N/A Others 1.4% 4,040
Total Votes 281,737

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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