Washington's 7th congressional district

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Washington's 7th congressional district
CD 07.pdf
Current Representative Pramila Jayapal (DSeattle)
Population (2010) 683,158
Median income 61,747
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+33[1]

Washington's 7th congressional district encompasses most of Seattle, all of Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore, and parts of Burien, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, and Normandy Park. Since 2017, the 7th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat.

The 7th is the most Democratic district in the Pacific Northwest, and the most Democratic district on the West Coast outside of the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles. It is also the most Democratic majority-white district in the United States. Democrats dominate every level of government, and routinely win elections by well over 70 percent of the vote. Al Gore swept the 7th District in 2000 with 72% of the vote while John Kerry won 79% of the vote in the district in 2004. Barack Obama took in 84% of the vote in the district in 2008.

Washington's seventh seat in the U.S. House was added following the 1950 census, but the state did not immediately reapportion. It was contested as a statewide at-large seat for three elections: 1952, 1954, and 1956; and voters cast ballots for two congressional seats, their district and the at-large. Democrat Donald H. Magnuson won all three at-large elections. The 1958 election was the first after the state reapportioned to seven districts; Magnuson was elected to the new district in 1958 and 1960, but lost in 1962.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results
1964 President Johnson 62 - 38%
1968 President Humphrey 52 - 40%
1972 President Nixon 56 - 44%
1976 President Carter 48 - 48%
1980 President Reagan 44 - 42%
1984 President Mondale 58 - 41%
1988 President Dukakis 66 - 32%
1992 President Clinton 65 - 18%
1996 President Clinton 67 - 20%
2000 President Gore 72 - 20%
2004 President Kerry 79 - 19%
2008 President Obama 84 - 15%
2012 President Obama 79 - 18%
2016 President Clinton 82 - 12%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Electoral history
District created January 3, 1959
DonaldHMagnuson.jpg Donald H. Magnuson Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the At-large district.
Lost re-election.
K William Stinson.png K. William Stinson Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Lost re-election.
Brock Adams.jpg Brock Adams Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 22, 1977
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Vacant January 22, 1977 –
May 17, 1977
John E. Cunningham.jpg John E. Cunningham Republican May 17, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election.
MikeLowry.png Mike Lowry Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1989
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Jimmcdermott.jpg Jim McDermott Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2017
Retired.
Pramila Jayapal 115th Congress photo.jpg Pramila Jayapal Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
Elected in 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°30′N 122°24′W / 47.500°N 122.400°W / 47.500; -122.400