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Washington's 7th congressional district
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Current Representative Jim McDermott (D)
Population (2000) 654,902
Median income $45,864
Ethnicity 69.3% White, 8.4% Black, 13.3% Asian, 5.8% Hispanic, 1.1% Native American, 1.5% other
Cook PVI D+31

The Seventh Congressional District of Washington encompasses Seattle and Vashon Island and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Tukwila, SeaTac, and Burien. Since 1989, the 7th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Jim McDermott, a Democrat.

The 7th is the most Democratic district in the Pacific Northwest; Democrats dominate every level of government, and routinely win elections by well over 70 percent of the vote. Al Gore swept the 7th District in 2000 with 72% of the vote while John Kerry won 79% of the vote in the district in 2004. Barack Obama took in 84% of the vote in the district in 2008.


Representative Party Term
Donald H. Magnuson Democratic 1959 – 1963
K. William Stinson Republican 1963 – 1965
Brock Adams Democratic 1965 – 1977
John E. Cunningham Republican 1977 – 1979
Mike Lowry Democratic 1979 – 1989
Jim McDermott Democratic 1989 – present

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