Colorado's 7th congressional district
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.
|Colorado's 7th congressional district|
Colorado's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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.
As originally drawn, the 7th was a "fair fight" district that was split roughly 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. The seat's original congressman, Republican Bob Beauprez, gave up the seat in 2006 to run for governor, and was succeeded by Democrat Ed Perlmutter. Since then, the district has trended increasingly Democratic, allowing Perlmutter to strengthen his hold on the seat.
Redistricting after the 2010 census shifted the district to the more populated portions of Jefferson County, making it slightly friendlier to Democrats.
Election results from presidential races
|Election results from presidential races|
|2004||President||Kerry 51 - 48%|
|2008||President||Obama 59 - 40%|
|2012||President||Obama 56 - 41%|
|2016||President||Clinton 51 – 39%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
|District Home||Electoral history|
|District created January 3, 2003|
|Republican||January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
|Arvada||Elected in 2002.|
Re-elected in 2004.
Retired after running for Governor of Colorado.
|Democratic||January 3, 2007 –
|Golden||Elected in 2006.|
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
|Libertarian||G. T. "Bud" Martin||2,906||2%|
|Independent||Stanford Andress (as a write-in)||109||0%|
|Republican win (new seat)|
|Republican||Bob Beauprez (incumbent)||135,571||55%|
|Constitution||Clyde J. Harkins||6,167||2%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||173,931||63%|
|Republican||John W. Lerew||100,055||37%|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||112,667||53%|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||182,460||54%|
|Republican||Joe Coors, Jr.||139,066||41%|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||148,225||55%|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||199,758||55.18%|
|Libertarian||Martin L. Buchanan||18,186||5.02%|
|Democratic||Ed Perlmutter (incumbent)||204,260||60.42%|
Living former MembersEdit
As of May 2016[update], there is one surviving former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 7th congressional district.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Bob Beauprez||2003–2007||September 22, 1948|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
- 2002 Election Results
- 2004 Election Results
- 2006 Election Results
- 2008 Election Results
- "2010 Election Results". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- 2012 Election Results
- 2014 Election Results
- 2016 Election Results
- "2018 Colorado general election results". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
- "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014.