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Minnesota's 7th congressional district

Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Collin Peterson (DFLDetroit Lakes)
Area 31,796[1] mi2 (82,351 km2)
Distribution 34% urban, 66% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $36,453
Ethnicity 94.3% White, 0.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 2.5% Native American, 1.3% other
Cook PVI R+6
External images
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 7th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is located in the 1st district. It is by far the state's largest district, and has a very rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.

Historically, the district has leaned Republican; it has a CPVI of R + 6. It has been represented since 1991 by Collin Peterson, a moderate-to-conservative DFLer. He is rated 50% conservative by a conservative group[3] and 57% progressive by a liberal group.[4] The district's largest city is Moorhead.

Contents

  • List of representatives 1
  • Elections 2
    • 2012 2.1
    • 2010 2.2
    • 2008 2.3
    • 2006 2.4
    • 2004 2.5
    • 2002 2.6
  • Competitiveness 3
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

List of representatives

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1893
53rd Haldor Boen Populist March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
54th-57th Frank Eddy Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903
58th-67th Andrew Volstead Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1923
68th-70th Ole J. Kvale Farmer-Labor March 4, 1923 - September 11, 1929 Died
Vacant September 11, 1929 - October 16, 1929
71st-72nd Paul John Kvale Farmer-Labor October 16, 1929 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
73rd March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
73rd-75th Paul John Kvale Farmer-Labor January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1939 Redistricted from the At-large district
76th-87th Herman Carl Andersen Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1963
88th-91st Odin Langen Republican January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1971 Redistricted from the 9th district
92nd-94th Robert Bergland DFL January 3, 1971 - January 22, 1977 Resigned after being appointed Secretary of Agriculture
Vacant January 22, 1977 - February 22, 1977
95th-101st Arlan Stangeland Republican February 22, 1977 - January 3, 1991
102nd-Incumbent Collin Peterson DFL January 3, 1991 – Present Incumbent

Elections

2012

2012 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 197,791 60.4 +7.9
Republican Lee Byberg 114,151 34.8 -2.8
N/A others 4.7 -

2010

2010 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 159,479 52.5 -19.7
Republican Lee Byberg 90,650 37.6 +9.2
N/A others 17,155 7.2 -

2008

2008 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 227,180 72.20 +2.2
Republican Glen Menze 87,062 27.67 -
N/A others 431 0.14 -

2006

2006 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 179,164 70 +4
Republican Michael Barrett 74,557 29 -
Constitution Ken Lucier 3,303 1 -

2004

2004 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 207,628 66.07 +1
Republican David Sturrock 106,349 33.84 -

2002

2002 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Collin C. Peterson 170,234 65.27 -
Republican Dan Stevens 90,342 34.64 -

Competitiveness

Election results from presidential races:
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 40%
2004 President John Kerry 43%
2008 President John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 47%
2012 President Mitt Romney 54 - Barack Obama 44%

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

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5. Minnesota Secretary of State http://www.sos.state.mn.us/

External links

  • Minnesota's 7th Congressional District Republicans


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