Virginia's 7th Congressional District

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Virginia's 7th congressional district
Current incumbentEric Cantor Republican Party
Population733,911
Gender48.3% Male, 51.7% Female
Race77.2% White, 14.5% Black, 4.1% Asian
Ethnicity5% Hispanic
Unemployment6.5%
Median household income$68,596
High school graduation rate90.9%
College graduation rate39.2%
The 7th Congressional District of Virginia is a congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia's 7th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Culpeper, Orange, Spotsylvania, Louisa, Hanover, Richmond City and New Kent counties.[1]

The district previously stretched from the west end of Richmond and its suburbs in Henrico and portions of Chesterfield Counties, through Montpelier, Culpeper and northward to Page and Rappahannock Counties.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Eric Cantor (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 7th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Eric Cantor won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic E. Wayne Powell 41.4% 158,012
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor Incumbent 58.4% 222,983
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 914
Total Votes 381,909
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick E. Waugh, Jr. (D) and Floyd C. Bayne (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 59.2% 138,209
     Democratic Rick E. Waugh 34.1% 79,616
     Green Floyd C. Bayne 6.5% 15,164
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 413
Total Votes 233,402

2008
On November 4, 2008, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Anita Hartke (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 62.7% 233,531
     Democratic Anita Hartke 37.1% 138,123
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 683
Total Votes 372,337

2006
On November 7, 2006, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James M. Nachman (D) and W. Brad Blanton (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 63.8% 163,706
     Democratic James M. Nachman 34.4% 88,206
     Independent W. Brad Blanton 1.6% 4,213
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 272
Total Votes 256,397

2004
On November 2, 2004, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated W. Brad Blanton (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 75.5% 230,765
     Democratic W. Brad Blanton 24.3% 74,325
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 568
Total Votes 305,658

2002
On November 5, 2002, Eric Cantor won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ben L. "Cooter" Jones (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor incumbent 69.4% 113,658
     Democratic Ben L. Cooter Jones 30.5% 49,854
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 153
Total Votes 163,665

2000
On November 7, 2000, Eric Cantor won election to the United States House. He defeated Warren A. Stewart (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor 66.9% 192,652
     Democratic Warren A. Stewart 33% 94,935
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 304
Total Votes 287,891

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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