Alabama's 7th congressional district

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Alabama's 7th congressional district
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Alabama's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Terri Sewell
DBirmingham
Area8,780 sq mi (22,700 km2)
Distribution
  • 72.16% urban
  • 27.84% rural
Population (2019)670,015[1]
Median income$38,023[2]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+20[3]

Alabama's 7th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. The district includes the counties of Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Pickens, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox. Parts of Clarke, Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa counties are in the district. The district also has parts of the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa/Northport city areas.

The 7th congressional district is the only congressional district in Alabama to be represented by a Democrat. The representative is Terri Sewell. The district was created in 1843 and has only been represented by a Republican for 6 years. When the districts were being drawn again in 2010 the Republicans in Alabama drew the district to have many of the Democratic Party counties in Alabama so there would only be one Democratic congressional district in Alabama. This is called gerrymandering.[5]

Election history[change | change source]

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 66–33%
2004 President Kerry 64–35%
2008 President Obama 72–27%
2012 President Obama 72–27%
2016 President Clinton 70–29%
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Artur Davis 153,735 92.30%
Libertarian Lauren Orth McCay 12,100 7.31%
Write-in Write-ins 474 0.29%
Majority 141,635 84.9%
Total votes 166,309 100.00%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Artur Davis (Incumbent) 183,408 75%
Republican Steve Cameron 61,019 25%
Write-in Write-ins 211 0.09%
Majority 122,389 50%
Total votes 244,638 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Artur Davis (Incumbent) 133,870 99%
Write-in Write-ins 1,297 1%
Majority 132,573 98%
Total votes 135,167 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Artur Davis (Incumbent) 228,518 99%
Write-in Write-ins 3,183 1%
Majority 225,335 98%
Total votes 231,701 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell 136,223 72%
Republican Don Chamberlain 51,882 28%
Majority 84,341 44%
Total votes 188,105 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 232,520 76%
Republican Don Chamberlain 73,835 24%
Majority 158,685 52%
Total votes 299,057 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 133,687 98%
Write-in Write-ins 2,212 2%
Majority 131,475 96%
Total votes 135,899 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 229,330 98%
No party Write-ins 3,698 2
Total votes 233,028 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (Incumbent) 185,010 97%
No party Write-ins 4,153 2%
Total votes 189,163 100%
Democratic hold
Alabama's 7th congressional district election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terri Sewell (incumbent) 225,742 97.2
Write-in 6,589 2.8
Total votes 232,331 100.0
Democratic hold

References[change | change source]

  1. Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=01&cd=07
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. http://proximityone.com/cd113_2010_ur.htm
  5. Anderton, Kevin. "Middle School Students Solve The Issue Of Gerrymandering And Win $10,000 Prize [Infographic]". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  6. "2018 Official General Elections Results" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.