Minnesota's 7th Congressional District

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Minnesota's 7th congressional district
MN 7th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentCollin Peterson Democratic Party
Population661,532
Gender50.4% Male, 49.6% Female
Race92.7% White, 1% Black, 1% Asian, 2.9% Native American
Ethnicity3.8% Hispanic
Unemployment6.4%
Median household income$47,739
High school graduation rate90.3%
College graduation rate20.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 7th Congressional District of Minnesota is a congressional district covering almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is located in the 1st district.

The 7th District covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota. It includes Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Penningotn, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd, Traverse, Wilkin, Stevens, Big Stone, Swift, Chippewa, Stearns, Meeker, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Lyon, Sibley and Carver counties.[1]

The district previously was by far the state's largest district, and had a very rural character. Cities in the district included Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Collin Peterson (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

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

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Collin Peterson's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[2] The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Peterson's district ranks as the 5th most Republican (45% D).[3]

2012

See also: Minnesota's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Incumbent Collin Peterson won re-election to the 7th congressional district of Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson Incumbent 60.4% 197,791
     Republican Lee Byberg 34.8% 114,151
     Independence Adam Steele 4.7% 15,298
     NA Write-in 0.1% 336
Total Votes 327,576
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


2010
On November 2, 2010, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lee Byberg (R), Gene Waldorf (I) and Glen Menze (Independence) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 55.2% 133,096
     Republican Lee Byberg 37.6% 90,652
     Independent Gene Waldorf 3.9% 9,317
     Independence Glen Menze 3.3% 7,839
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 193
Total Votes 241,097

2008
On November 4, 2008, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Glen Menze (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 72.2% 227,187
     Republican Glen Menze 27.7% 87,062
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 431
Total Votes 314,680

2006
On November 7, 2006, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Barrett (R) and Ken Lucier (T) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 69.7% 179,164
     Republican Michael Barrett 29% 74,557
     Constitution Ken Lucier 1.3% 3,303
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 170
Total Votes 257,194

2004
On November 2, 2004, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Sturrock (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 66.1% 207,628
     Republican David Sturrock 33.8% 106,349
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 280
Total Votes 314,257

2002
On November 5, 2002, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Stevens (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 65.3% 170,234
     Republican Dan Stevens 34.6% 90,342
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 237
Total Votes 260,813

2000
On November 7, 2000, Collin Peterson (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Glen Menze (R) and Owen Sivertson (T) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCollin Peterson incumbent 68.7% 185,771
     Republican Glen Menze 29.3% 79,175
     Constitution Owen Sivertson 2.1% 5,550
Total Votes 270,496

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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