Louisiana's 7th congressional district

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Louisiana's 7th congressional district was a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana located in the southwestern part of the state. It last contained the cities of Crowley, Eunice, Jennings, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Sulphur and Ville Platte.

The district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as Louisiana had lost a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives redistricting based upon results from the 2010 Census. Most of the territory in this district has been merged into a redrawn version of the 3rd district.

The district in its final form, from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

RepresentativePartyYearsDistrict homeNotes
District created March 4, 1903 following the 1900 census
Arsène Paulin PujóDemocraticMarch 4, 1903 - March 3, 1913
Ladislas LazaroDemocraticMarch 4, 1913 - March 30, 1927Died
VacantMarch 30, 1927 - August 23, 1927
René Louis DeRouenDemocraticAugust 23, 1927 - January 3, 1941
Vance PlaucheDemocraticJanuary 3, 1941 - January 3, 1943
Henry D. Larcade, Jr.DemocraticJanuary 3, 1943 - January 3, 1953
T. Ashton ThompsonDemocraticJanuary 3, 1953 - July 1, 1965Ville PlatteDied
VacantJuly 1, 1965 - October 2, 1965
Edwin EdwardsDemocraticOctober 2, 1965 - May 9, 1972CrowleyResigned after being elected Governor
VacantMay 9, 1972 - September 30, 1972
John BreauxDemocraticSeptember 30, 1972 - January 3, 1987CrowleyRetired to run for U.S. Senate
Jimmy HayesDemocraticJanuary 3, 1987 - December 1, 1995Changed party
RepublicanDecember 1, 1995 - January 3, 1997Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Chris JohnDemocraticJanuary 3, 1997 - January 3, 2005CrowleyRetired to run for U.S. Senate
Charles BoustanyRepublicanJanuary 3, 2005 - January 3, 2013LafayetteRedistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2013 following the 2010 census

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Runoff Election (2002)
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticChris John*138,65986.82%
LibertarianRoberto Valletta21,05113.18%
Totals159,710100.00%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District General Election (2004)
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanCharles Boustany105,62638.61%
DemocraticWillie L. Mount69,04025.24%
DemocraticDon Cravins, Sr.67,20724.57%
RepublicanDavid Thibodaux26,4979.69%
DemocraticMalcolm Carriere5,1801.89%
Totals273,550100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic
Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Runoff Election (December 4, 2004)
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanCharles Boustany75,03954.96%
DemocraticWillie L. Mount61,49345.04%
Totals136,532100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

2006[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2006)
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanCharles Boustany*113,72070.70%
DemocraticMike Stagg47,13329.30%
Totals160,853100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2008)
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanCharles Boustany*177,17361.88%
DemocraticDon Cravins, Jr.98,28034.33%
IndependentPeter Vidrine10,8463.79%
Totals286,299100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District Election (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanCharles Boustany*'100.00%
Totals'100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

References[edit]