Georgia's 7th congressional district

Georgia's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is currently represented by Democrat Lucy McBath.

Georgia's 7th congressional district
Map
Map
Interactive map of district boundaries
Representative
  Lucy McBath
DMarietta
Distribution
  • 99.55% urban[1]
  • 0.45% rural
Population (2022)776,248[2]
Median household
income
$84,547[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[3]

The district includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including the cities of Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Suwanee, and Buford. It covers most of Gwinnett County and a portion of northeastern Fulton County.

From 2013 to 2023, the district included most of Gwinnett County and portions of Forsyth County.[4]

Although the seat had been held by Republicans from 1995 until 2021, the 7th district had previously elected Democrats consistently from the Reconstruction era (1868) until the 1994 Congressional Elections. The district has recently become friendlier to Democrats as a result of significant demographic changes, particularly the growth of Black, Hispanic and Asian populations. In the 2018 midterm elections, Republican Rob Woodall won reelection by only 433 votes, or 0.15%, against Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, and his victory was only confirmed after a recount. In terms of both absolute numbers and vote percentage, it was the closest U.S. House race in the country in 2018. In 2020, Bourdeaux was elected to represent the district in Congress.

Counties

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Demographics

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According to the APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 502,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 52% are White, 24% Black, 12% Asian, and 10% Latino. More than one-fifth (21%) of the district's potential voters are immigrants. The median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $85,800. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 44% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.

List of members representing the district

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Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1827
 
John Floyd
(Jefferson)
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
[data missing]
1827–1829
[data missing]
District inactive March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
28th
Georgia only used at-large districts.
 
Alexander H. Stephens
(Crawfordville)
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
32nd
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
1845–1853
[data missing]
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
David A. Reese
(Monticello)
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1853.
[data missing]
1853–1863
[data missing]
Nathaniel G. Foster
(Madison)
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1855.
[data missing]
 
Joshua Hill
(Madison)
Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned.
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
 
Pierce M. B. Young
(Cartersville)
Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th [data missing]
Re-elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify.
1868–1873
[data missing]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
 
Pierce M. B. Young
(Cartersville)
Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Elected to finish his own term.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
[data missing]
1873–1883
[data missing]
 
William H. Felton
(Cartersville)
Independent
Democratic
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
[data missing]
 
Judson C. Clements
(Rome)
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data missing]
1883–1893
[data missing]
 
Robert W. Everett
(Fish)
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data missing]
 
John W. Maddox
(Rome)
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
[data missing]
1893–1903
[data missing]
1903–1913
[data missing]
 
Gordon Lee
(Chickamauga)
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1927
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Retired.
1913–1933
[data missing]
Malcolm C. Tarver
(Dalton)
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1947
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination.
1933–1943
[data missing]
1943–1953
[data missing]
 
Henderson L. Lanham
(Rome)
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
November 10, 1957
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
1953–1963
[data missing]
Vacant November 10, 1957 –
January 8, 1958
85th
 
Harlan E. Mitchell
(Dalton)
Democratic January 8, 1958 –
January 3, 1961
85th
86th
Elected to finish Lanham's term.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired to run for Georgia State Senate.
 
John W. Davis
(Summerville)
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1975
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost renomination.
1963–1973
[data missing]
1973–1983
[data missing]
 
Larry McDonald
(Marietta)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
September 1, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Died in Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
1983–1993
[data missing]
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
November 8, 1983
98th
 
George Darden
(Marietta)
Democratic November 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish McDonald's term.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Lost re-election.
1993–2003
[data missing]
 
Bob Barr
(Smyrna)
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Lost renomination.
 
John Linder
(Duluth)
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
2003–2007
 
2007–2013
 
 
Rob Woodall
(Lawrenceville)
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2021
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retired.
2013–2023
 
 
Carolyn Bourdeaux
(Suwanee)
Democratic January 3, 2021 –
January 3, 2023
117th Elected in 2020.
Lost renomination.
 
Lucy McBath
(Marietta)
Democratic January 3, 2023 –
present
118th Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 2022.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
2023–2025
 


Election results

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2002

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder 138,997 78.91
Democratic Michael Berlon 37,124 21.08
No party Others 24 0.02
Total votes 176,145 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 258,982 100.00
Total votes 258,982 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 130,561 70.91
Democratic Allan Burns 53,553 29.09
Total votes 184,114 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Linder* 209,354 62.03
Democratic Doug Heckman 128,159 37.97
Total votes 337,513 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall 160,898 67.07
Democratic Doug Heckman 78,996 32.93
Total votes 239,894 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 156,689 62.16
Democratic Steve Riley 95,377 37.84
Total votes 252,066 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 113,557 65.39
Democratic Thomas Wight 60,112 34.61
Total votes 173,669 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016

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Georgia's 7th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 174,081 60.38
Democratic Rashid Malik 114,220 39.62
Total votes 288,301 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018

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Georgia's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Woodall (incumbent) 140,430 50.08
Democratic Carolyn Bourdeaux 140,011 49.92
Total votes 280,441 100.0
Republican hold

2020

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Georgia's 7th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Bourdeaux 190,900 51.39
Republican Rich McCormick 180,564 48.61
Total votes 371,464 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2022

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Georgia's 7th congressional district, 2022
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucy McBath (incumbent) 143,063 61.05
Republican Mark Gonsalves 91,262 38.95
Total votes 234,325 100.0
Democratic hold

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. July 12, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  4. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

Further reading

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