US House District 7

VA House District #7


District Description: The district spans across much of Central Virginia including all of Orange, Culpeper, Goochland, Louisa, Nottoway, Amelia, and Powhatan. The district also includes large portions of Chesterfield and Henrico in the suburbs of Richmond.

RepresentativeAbigail Spanberger (D)

2018 Election Results:
Abigail Spanberger 
(D)  50.3% – 175,800 votes
David Brat 
(R)  48.4% – 169,226 votes
Joseph Walton 
(L)  1.2% – 4,213 votes
Write-in votes- 155
Total votes: 349,394

David Brat (R) incumbent, Abigail Spanberger (D), and Joseph Walton (L)

Washington DC Office (currently Dave Brat’s):
1628 Longworth HOB
WashingtonDC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2815

Glen Allen Office:  4201 Dominion Blvd, Suite 110
Glen AllenVA 23060
Phone: (804) 747-4073

Spotsylvania Office: 9104 Courthouse Rd. PO Box 99
SpotsylvaniaVA 22553
Phone:  (540) 507-7216


From Wikipedia

Prior to 2016, the 7th District stretched from the west end of Richmond and its suburbs in Henrico and portions of ChesterfieldCounties, through Orange, Culpeper and northward to Page and Rappahannock Counties. In 1993, Virginia was forced to create a majority-minority district by a Justice Department directive. At that time, most of Richmond, which had been entirely in the old 3rd District for over a century, was shifted to a newly created 3rd District. The remaining territory in the old 3rd was combined with some more rural areas to the north to form the new 7th District.

Prior to 1993, the 7th District stretched from the fringes of the Washington, D.C. suburbs to Charlottesville. It included the far northern portion of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as Manassas and Fredericksburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau’s 2010 data for the 111th Congress, the total population of the district is 757,917. Median age for the district is 39.2 years. 74.3% of the district is White, 17.1% Black, 3.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American or Alaskan, and 2.1% some other race with 4.9% Hispanic or Latino. Owner-occupied housing is 72.0% and renter-occupied housing is 28.0%.[50]The median value of single-family owner-occupied homes is $188,400. 88.1% of the district population has at least a high school diploma, 36.7% at least a bachelor’s degree or higher.  9.9% of the district are civilian veterans. 12.7% are foreign born and 20.1% speak a language other than English at home. 9.9% are of disability status. 68.2% of the district is in the labor force, which consists of those 16 years and older. Mean travel time to work is 26.2 minutes. Median household income is $64,751. Per capita income is $33,628. 5.3% of the population account for families living below the poverty level, and 7.6% of individuals live below the poverty level.[

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Campaign Finance

Recent Election Results

From Ballotpedia


Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent David Brat (R) defeated Eileen Bedell (D) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Neither candidate faced an opponent at the party nominating conventions.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngDavid Brat Incumbent57.5%218,057
DemocraticEileen Bedell42.2%160,159
Total Votes379,163
Source: Virginia Department of Elections


General election

The 7th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. David Brat (R) defeated Jack Trammell (D) and James Carr (L) in the general election.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngDavid Brat60.8%148,026
DemocraticJack Trammell36.9%89,914
LibertarianJames Carr2.1%5,086
Total Votes243,351
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Special election

David Brat (R) defeated Jack Trammell (D) in the special election.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngDavid Brat61.7%148,841
DemocraticJack Trammell37.8%91,236
Total Votes241,313
Source: Virginia Department of Elections


The 7th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Eric Cantor won re-election in the district.

[hide]U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2012
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
DemocraticE. Wayne Powell41.4%158,012
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngEric Cantor Incumbent58.4%222,983
Total Votes381,909
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections “Official Election Results, 2012 General Election”

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