Colorado's 7th congressional district

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Colorado's 7th congressional district
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current RepresentativeEd Perlmutter (DGolden)
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Colorado's 7th congressional district
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current RepresentativeEd Perlmutter (DGolden)
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Colorado's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado. Located in the central part of the state, the district encompasses much of the northern and western parts of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area, including Golden, Lakewood, Arvada and Westminster.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Ed Perlmutter.

History[edit]

2000s[edit]

The 7th Congressional District was created following the 2000 U.S. Census and associated realignment and reapportionment of Colorado congressional districts. It consists of portions of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties. The boundaries were drawn by a court after the state legislature failed to agree on a redistricting plan.[citation needed]

Characteristics[edit]

The district was originally intended to be a "fair fight" district, with a relatively equal balance between Democrats and Republicans.[citation needed] In recent years,[when?] though, the Democratic trend in the Denver area has enabled Democrats to strengthen their hold on the seat.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[2]

Election results from presidential races
YearOfficeResults
2004PresidentKerry 51 - 48%
2008PresidentObama 59 - 40%
2012PresidentObama 56 - 41%

List of representatives[edit]

RepresentativePartyYearsCongressDistrict HomeElectoral history
District created January 3, 2003
Beauprez.jpg Bob BeauprezRepublicanJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108thArvadaFirst elected in 2002

Retired to run for Governor of Colorado
109th
Ed Perlmutter, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Ed PerlmutterDemocraticJanuary 3, 2007 –
present
110thGoldenFirst elected in 2006
111th
112th
113th

Election results[edit]

20022004200620082010

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[3]
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanBob Beauprez81,78947.31%
DemocraticMike Feeley81,66847.24%
GreenDave Chandler3,2741.89%
ReformVictor Good3,1331.81%
LibertarianG. T. "Bud" Martin2,9061.68%
IndependentStanford Andress (as a write-in)1090.06%
Totals172,879100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[4]
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanBob Beauprez (incumbent)135,57154.72%
DemocraticDave Thomas106,02642.79%
ConstitutionClyde J. Harkins6,1672.49%
Totals247,764100.0%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticEd Perlmutter103,91854.93%
RepublicanRick O'Donnell79,57142.06%
GreenDave Chandler3,0731.62%
ConstitutionRoger McCarville2,6051.38%
Totals189,172100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticEd Perlmutter (incumbent)173,93163.48%
RepublicanJohn W. Lerew100,05536.52%
Totals273,986100.0%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[7]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticEd Perlmutter (incumbent)112,66753.44%
RepublicanRyan Frazier88,02641.76%
LibertarianBuck Bailey10,1174.80%
Totals210,810100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°49′34″N 105°02′32″W / 39.82611°N 105.04222°W / 39.82611; -105.04222