Minnesota's 7th congressional district

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Minnesota's 7th congressional district
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Minnesota's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Collin Peterson
DDetroit Lakes
Area31,796[1] sq mi (82,350 km2)
Distribution
  • 35.87[2]% urban
  • 64.13% rural
Population (2016)668,049[3]
Median income$55,745[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+12[5]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 7th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is in the 1st district. It is by far the state's largest district, and has a very rural character. Cities in the district include Moorhead (its largest city), Fergus Falls, Alexandria and Willmar.

Historically, the district has leaned Republican; it has a CPVI of R+12, it has been represented since 1991 by Collin Peterson, a member of the DFL. He is rated 26% conservative by the American Conservative Union for 2017 and 57% progressive by a liberal group,[6] it is the second most Republican leaning district in the country to be represented by a Democrat after Utah's 4th congressional district.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
53rd HaldorBoen.jpg
Haldor Boen
Populist March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
54th
55th
56th
57th
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Frank Eddy
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Retired.
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
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Andrew Volstead
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1902.
Re-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.
Lost re-election.
68th
69th
70th
71st
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Ole J. Kvale
Farmer–Labor March 4, 1923 –
September 11, 1929
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Died.
71st Vacant September 11, 1929 –
October 16, 1929
71st
72nd
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Paul John Kvale
Farmer–Labor October 16, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
Elected to finish Kvale's term.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
73rd District inactive. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
All representatives elected at-large on a general ticket.
74th
75th
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Paul John Kvale
Farmer–Labor January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Herman Carl Andersen Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1963
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Lost renomination in a redistricting contest.
88th
89th
90th
91st
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Odin Langen
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost re-election.
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
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Robert Bergland
Democratic–
Farmer–Labor
January 3, 1971 –
January 22, 1977
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
95th Vacant January 22, 1977 –
February 22, 1977
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
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Arlan Stangeland
Republican February 22, 1977 –
January 3, 1991
Elected to finish Bergland's term.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Lost re-election.
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
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Collin Peterson
Democratic–
Farmer–Labor
January 3, 1991 –
Present
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-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.

Elections[edit]

2002[edit]

2002 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 170,234 65.27 -
Republican Dan Stevens 90,342 34.64 -

2004[edit]

2004 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 207,628 66.07 +1
Republican David Sturrock 106,349 33.84 -

2006[edit]

2006 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 179,164 70 +4
Republican Michael Barrett 74,557 29 -
Constitution Ken Lucier 3,303 1 -

2008[edit]

2008 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 227,180 72.20 +2.2
Republican Glen Menze 87,062 27.67 -
N/A others 431 0.14 -

2010[edit]

2010 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 159,479 52.5 -19.7
Republican Lee Byberg 90,650 37.6 +9.2
N/A others 17,155 7.2 -

2012[edit]

2012 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 197,791 60.4 +7.9
Republican Lee Byberg 114,151 34.8 -2.8
N/A others 4.7 -

2014[edit]

2014 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 130,546 54.2 -6.2
Republican Torrey Westrom 109,955 45.7 +10.9
N/A others 334 0.1 -

2016[edit]

2016 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 173,589 52.5 -1.7
Republican Dave Hughes 156,952 47.4 +1.7
N/A others 307 0.1 -

2018[edit]

2018 Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Collin Peterson 146,672 52.1 -0.4
Republican Dave Hughes 134,668 47.9 +0.4
N/A others 168 >0.1 -

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 54 - Al Gore 40% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 55 - John Kerry 43% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 47% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 53.9 - Barack Obama 44.1% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 61.8 - Hillary Clinton 31% Republican Party (United States)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=27&cd=07
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Leading with the Left". Progressive Punch. Retrieved November 2, 2006.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°33′11″N 95°40′33″W / 46.55306°N 95.67583°W / 46.55306; -95.67583