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Louisiana's 7th congressional district

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 became the 3rd district.

The district in its final form, from 2003 to 2013

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1903 following the 1900 census
  Arsène Paulin Pujó Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
  Ladislas Lazaro Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 30, 1927 Died
Vacant March 30, 1927 – August 23, 1927
  René Louis DeRouen Democratic August 23, 1927 – January 3, 1941
  Vance Plauche Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
  Henry D. Larcade, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1953
  T. Ashton Thompson Democratic January 3, 1953 – July 1, 1965 Died
Vacant July 1, 1965 – October 2, 1965
  Edwin Edwards Democratic October 2, 1965 – May 9, 1972 Resigned after being elected governor
Vacant May 9, 1972 – September 30, 1972
  John Breaux Democratic September 30, 1972 - January 3, 1987 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Jimmy Hayes Democratic January 3, 1987 – December 1, 1995 Changed party
Republican December 1, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Chris John Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Charles Boustany Republican January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2013 following the 2010 census

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Louisiana's 7th Congressional District runoff election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris John* 138,659 86.82
Libertarian Roberto Valletta 21,051 13.18
Total votes 159,710 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Louisiana's 7th congressional district general election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 105,626 38.61
Democratic Willie L. Mount 69,040 25.24
Democratic Don Cravins, Sr. 67,207 24.57
Republican David Thibodaux 26,497 9.69
Democratic Malcolm Carriere 5,180 1.89
Total votes 273,550 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic
Louisiana's 7th Congressional District runoff election (December 4, 2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 75,039 54.96
Democratic Willie L. Mount 61,493 45.04
Total votes 136,532 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2006Edit

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 113,720 70.70
Democratic Mike Stagg 47,133 29.30
Total votes 160,853 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 177,173 61.88
Democratic Don Cravins, Jr. 98,280 34.33
Independent Peter Vidrine 10,846 3.79
Total votes 286,299 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Louisiana's 7th congressional district election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany* 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 30°12′53″N 93°12′31″W / 30.2147°N 93.2086°W / 30.2147; -93.2086