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South Carolina's 7th congressional district

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The 7th congressional district of South Carolina is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina, established in 2011 following apportionment of another seat to the state following the 2010 census. It includes all of Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro, Darlington, and Marion counties and parts of Florence county. The first US representative from this new district, Tom Rice, was elected in 2012 and took office on January 3, 2013.

South Carolina's 7th congressional district
South Carolina's 7th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
Population (2019)740,536
Median household
income
$49,494
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11

Contents

Year Office Result
2012 President Romney 54.5 - 44.4%
2016 President Trump 58 - 39.1%
2020 President Trump 58 - 40.2%

The 7th congressional district of South Carolina existed in the 19th century but it was eliminated in 1853 as a result of the 1850 Census. After the 1880 Census, Congress apportioned the state another seat, and the state legislature re-established the district.

By that time, the Reconstruction era had ended and the state legislature was controlled by Democrats, who wrested control by a mixture of violence and fraud. They defined the boundaries of the 7th district, which was called the "shoestring district" because of its long, narrow shape that included many black precincts. In 1892 and 1894 the majority-black voters of the district elected George W. Murray to Congress; he was the only African American to serve in Congress in those sessions and, following disfranchisement and demographic changes, the last elected from the state until Jim Clyburn in 1992.

In 1895, the Democrat-dominated state legislature passed a new constitution, disfranchising black voters by changes to voter registration and electoral rules that were applied against them in a discriminatory way. For decades after 1896, only white Democrats were elected to Congress from the state. (Such disfranchisement occurred among all the states of the former Confederacy, and their use of poll taxes, literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and white primaries survived several US Supreme Court challenges.)

During the first half of the 20th century, 6.5 million blacks in total left South Carolina and other southern states in the Great Migration to the North, Midwest and West. Following cumulative declines in state population, after the 1930 Census, South Carolina lost a seat and the 7th district was eliminated in redistricting. It was last represented by Democrat Hampton P. Fulmer, who was redistricted into the 2nd district.

South Carolina had only six districts for the next 80 years. African Americans were effectively barred from voting until after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Increases in population led to the state's receiving another congressional seat following the 2010 Census.

The 7th district is located in the rapidly developing area of northeastern South Carolina, including the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area (the Grand Strand) and the Pee Dee region. It is a white-majority district and its voters elected Republican Tom Rice as US Representative from the district in 2012; he took office in January 2013, when the 113th Congress convened. Due almost entirely to the presence of heavily Republican Horry County, which has as many people as the rest of the district combined, it tilts Republican.

The district boundaries are roughly similar to the configuration of the 6th congressional district before it was reconfigured after the 1990 census as a black-majority district.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1803
Thomas Moore Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Redistricted from the6th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Retired.
1803–1813
"Chester district"
Elias Earle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Redistricted from the8th district and re-elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
1813–1823
"Pendleton district"
John Taylor Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
Elias Earle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
John Wilson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the6th district.
Joseph Gist Jackson
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the8th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
1823–1833
"Chester district"
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
William T. Nuckolls Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Retired.
William K. Clowney Nullifier March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
1833–1843
[data unknown/missing]
James Rogers Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1834.
Lost re-election.
William K. Clowney Nullifier March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1836.
Retired.
James Rogers Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Retired.

Robert B. Rhett
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Redistricted from the2nd district and re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Retired.
1843–1853
[data unknown/missing]
William F. Colcock Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Retired.
District eliminated March 3, 1853
District re-established March 4, 1883

Edmund W. M. Mackey
Republican March 4, 1883 –
January 27, 1884
48th Redistricted from the2nd district and re-elected in 1882.
Died.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant January 27, 1884 –
March 18, 1884

Robert Smalls
Republican March 18, 1884 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected to finish Mackey's term.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.

William Elliott
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
September 23, 1890
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Lost election contest.

Thomas E. Miller
Republican September 24, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
51st Won election contest.
Lost re-election.

William Elliott
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Retired.

George W. Murray
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Redistricted to the1st district.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]

J. William Stokes
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
June 1, 1896
54th Elected in 1894.
Seat declared vacant while being contested because of Democratic election fraud.
Vacant June 1, 1896 –
November 3, 1896

J. William Stokes
Democratic November 3, 1896 –
July 6, 1901
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected to finish his own term.
Also elected in 1896 to the next term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Died.
Vacant July 6, 1901 –
November 5, 1901
57th

Asbury F. Lever
Democratic November 5, 1901 –
August 1, 1919
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected to finish Stokes's term.
Re-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.
Resigned to become member of Federal Farm Loan Board.
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
1913–1923
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant August 1, 1919 –
October 7, 1919
66th

Edward C. Mann
Democratic October 7, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Elected to finish Lever's term.
Lost renomination.

Hampton P. Fulmer
Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the2nd district.
1923–1933
[data unknown/missing]
District eliminated March 3, 1933
District re-established January 3, 2013

Tom Rice
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–present:

2012

South Carolina's 7th congressional district, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice 153,068 55.5
Democratic Gloria Tinubu 122,389 44.4
Write-in 281 0.1
Total votes 275,738 100.0
Republican hold

2014

South Carolina's 7th congressional district, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (Incumbent) 102,833 59.9
Democratic Gloria Bromell-Tinubu 68,576 40.0
Write-in 115 0.1
Total votes 171,524 100.0
Republican hold

2016

South Carolina's 7th congressional district, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (incumbent) 176,468 61.0
Democratic Mal Hyman 112,744 38.9
Write-in 251 0.1
Total votes 289,463 100.0
Republican hold

2018

South Carolina's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (incumbent) 142,681 59.6
Democratic Robert Williams 96,564 40.3
Write-in 309 0.1
Total votes 239,554 100.0
Republican hold

2020

South Carolina's 7th congressional district, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rice (incumbent) 224,993 61.8
Democratic Melissa Ward Watson 138,863 38.1
Write-in 235 0.1
Total votes 364,091 100.0
Republican hold
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  5. "Election Statistics - US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. RetrievedFebruary 23, 2013.
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  7. "South Carolina Election Commission Official Results". West Virginia Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. RetrievedJanuary 8, 2015.
  8. "2016 Statewide General Election official results". South Carolina State Election Commission. RetrievedDecember 5, 2016.
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  10. "2020 Statewide General Election Night Reporting - Results". South Carolina Election Commission. November 10, 2020. RetrievedNovember 11, 2020.

Coordinates:34°07′N79°21′W /34.11°N 79.35°W /34.11; -79.35

South Carolina's 7th congressional district
South Carolina s 7th congressional district Language Watch Edit SC 07 redirects here For other uses see SC 7 disambiguation The 7th congressional district of South Carolina is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in South Carolina established in 2011 following apportionment of another seat to the state following the 2010 census It includes all of Chesterfield Dillon Georgetown Horry Marlboro Darlington and Marion counties and parts of Florence county The first US representative from this new district Tom Rice was elected in 2012 and took office on January 3 2013 South Carolina s 7th congressional districtSouth Carolina s 7th congressional district since January 3 2013Representative Tom Rice R Myrtle BeachPopulation 2019 740 536Median household income 49 494 1 Ethnicity63 9 White29 1 Black3 8 Hispanic1 5 Two or more races0 9 Asian0 8 otherCook PVIR 11 2 Contents 1 Election results from presidential races 2 History 3 List of members representing the district 4 Recent election results 4 1 2012 4 2 2014 4 3 2016 4 4 2018 4 5 2020 5 ReferencesElection results from presidential races EditYear Office Result2012 President Romney 54 5 44 4 2016 President Trump 58 39 1 2020 President Trump 58 40 2 History EditThe 7th congressional district of South Carolina existed in the 19th century but it was eliminated in 1853 as a result of the 1850 Census After the 1880 Census Congress apportioned the state another seat and the state legislature re established the district By that time the Reconstruction era had ended and the state legislature was controlled by Democrats who wrested control by a mixture of violence and fraud They defined the boundaries of the 7th district which was called the shoestring district because of its long narrow shape that included many black precincts In 1892 and 1894 the majority black voters of the district elected George W Murray to Congress he was the only African American to serve in Congress in those sessions and following disfranchisement and demographic changes the last elected from the state until Jim Clyburn in 1992 In 1895 the Democrat dominated state legislature passed a new constitution disfranchising black voters by changes to voter registration and electoral rules that were applied against them in a discriminatory way For decades after 1896 only white Democrats were elected to Congress from the state Such disfranchisement occurred among all the states of the former Confederacy and their use of poll taxes literacy tests grandfather clauses and white primaries survived several US Supreme Court challenges During the first half of the 20th century 6 5 million blacks in total left South Carolina and other southern states in the Great Migration to the North Midwest and West Following cumulative declines in state population after the 1930 Census South Carolina lost a seat and the 7th district was eliminated in redistricting It was last represented by Democrat Hampton P Fulmer who was redistricted into the 2nd district South Carolina had only six districts for the next 80 years African Americans were effectively barred from voting until after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Increases in population led to the state s receiving another congressional seat following the 2010 Census The 7th district is located in the rapidly developing area of northeastern South Carolina including the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee region 3 4 It is a white majority district and its voters elected Republican Tom Rice as US Representative from the district in 2012 he took office in January 2013 when the 113th Congress convened Due almost entirely to the presence of heavily Republican Horry County which has as many people as the rest of the district combined it tilts Republican The district boundaries are roughly similar to the configuration of the 6th congressional district before it was reconfigured after the 1990 census as a black majority district List of members representing the district EditMember Party Years Cong ress Electoral history District locationDistrict created March 4 1803Thomas Moore Democratic Republican March 4 1803 March 3 1813 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Redistricted from the 6th district and re elected in 1803 Re elected in 1804 Re elected in 1806 Re elected in 1808 Re elected in 1810 Retired 1803 1813 Chester district Elias Earle Democratic Republican March 4 1813 March 3 1815 13th Redistricted from the 8th district and re elected in 1812 Lost re election 1813 1823 Pendleton district John Taylor Democratic Republican March 4 1815 March 3 1817 14th Elected in 1814 Lost re election Elias Earle Democratic Republican March 4 1817 March 3 1821 15th 16th Elected in 1816 Re elected in 1818 Retired John Wilson Democratic Republican March 4 1821 March 3 1823 17th Elected in 1820 Redistricted to the 6th district Joseph Gist Jackson Republican March 4 1823 March 3 1825 18th 19th Redistricted from the 8th district and re elected in 1823 Re elected in 1824 Retired 1823 1833 Chester district Jacksonian March 4 1825 March 3 1827William T Nuckolls Jacksonian March 4 1827 March 3 1833 20th 21st 22nd Elected in 1826 Re elected in 1828 Re elected in 1830 Retired William K Clowney Nullifier March 4 1833 March 3 1835 23rd Elected in 1833 Lost re election 1833 1843 data unknown missing James Rogers Jacksonian March 4 1835 March 3 1837 24th Elected in 1834 Lost re election William K Clowney Nullifier March 4 1837 March 3 1839 25th Elected in 1836 Retired James Rogers Democratic March 4 1839 March 3 1843 26th 27th Elected in 1838 Re elected in 1840 Retired Robert B Rhett Democratic March 4 1843 March 3 1849 28th 29th 30th Redistricted from the 2nd district and re elected in 1843 Re elected in 1844 Re elected in 1846 Retired 1843 1853 data unknown missing William F Colcock Democratic March 4 1849 March 3 1853 31st 32nd Elected in 1848 Re elected in 1850 Retired District eliminated March 3 1853District re established March 4 1883 Edmund W M Mackey Republican March 4 1883 January 27 1884 48th Redistricted from the 2nd district and re elected in 1882 Died 1883 1893 data unknown missing Vacant January 27 1884 March 18 1884 Robert Smalls Republican March 18 1884 March 3 1887 48th 49th Elected to finish Mackey s term Re elected in 1884 Lost re election William Elliott Democratic March 4 1887 September 23 1890 50th 51st Elected in 1886 Re elected in 1888 Lost election contest Thomas E Miller Republican September 24 1890 March 3 1891 51st Won election contest Lost re election William Elliott Democratic March 4 1891 March 3 1893 52nd Elected in 1890 Retired George W Murray Republican March 4 1893 March 3 1895 53rd Elected in 1892 Redistricted to the 1st district 1893 1903 data unknown missing J William Stokes Democratic March 4 1895 June 1 1896 54th Elected in 1894 Seat declared vacant while being contested because of Democratic election fraud Vacant June 1 1896 November 3 1896 J William Stokes Democratic November 3 1896 July 6 1901 54th 55th 56th 57th Elected to finish his own term Also elected in 1896 to the next term Re elected in 1898 Re elected in 1900 Died Vacant July 6 1901 November 5 1901 57th Asbury F Lever Democratic November 5 1901 August 1 1919 57th 58th 59th 60th 61st 62nd 63rd 64th 65th 66th Elected to finish Stokes s term Re 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 Resigned to become member of Federal Farm Loan Board 1903 1913 data unknown missing 1913 1923 data unknown missing Vacant August 1 1919 October 7 1919 66th Edward C Mann Democratic October 7 1919 March 3 1921 Elected to finish Lever s term Lost renomination Hampton P Fulmer Democratic March 4 1921 March 3 1933 67th 68th 69th 70th 71st 72nd Elected in 1920 Re elected in 1922 Re elected in 1924 Re elected in 1926 Re elected in 1928 Re elected in 1930 Redistricted to the 2nd district 1923 1933 data unknown missing District eliminated March 3 1933District re established January 3 2013 Tom Rice Republican January 3 2013 Present 113th 114th 115th 116th 117th Elected in 2012 Re elected in 2014 Re elected in 2016 Re elected in 2018 Re elected in 2020 2013 present Recent election results Edit2012 Edit South Carolina s 7th congressional district 2012 5 6 Party Candidate Votes Republican Tom Rice 153 068 55 5Democratic Gloria Tinubu 122 389 44 4Write in 281 0 1Total votes 275 738 100 0Republican hold2014 Edit South Carolina s 7th congressional district 2014 7 Party Candidate Votes Republican Tom Rice Incumbent 102 833 59 9Democratic Gloria Bromell Tinubu 68 576 40 0Write in 115 0 1Total votes 171 524 100 0Republican hold2016 Edit South Carolina s 7th congressional district 2016 8 Party Candidate Votes Republican Tom Rice incumbent 176 468 61 0Democratic Mal Hyman 112 744 38 9Write in 251 0 1Total votes 289 463 100 0Republican hold2018 Edit South Carolina s 7th congressional district 2018 9 Party Candidate Votes Republican Tom Rice incumbent 142 681 59 6Democratic Robert Williams 96 564 40 3Write in 309 0 1Total votes 239 554 100 0Republican hold2020 Edit South Carolina s 7th congressional district 2020 10 Party Candidate Votes Republican Tom Rice incumbent 224 993 61 8Democratic Melissa Ward Watson 138 863 38 1Write in 235 0 1Total votes 364 091 100 0Republican holdReferences Edit https www census gov mycd st 45 amp cd 07 Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index The Cook Political Report April 15 2021 Retrieved April 15 2021 Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts Washington Post Retrieved December 21 2010 1 Election Statistics US House of Representatives History Art amp Archives Karen Haas Clerk of the United States House of Representatives Retrieved February 23 2013 The votes for the Democratic candidate includes votes cast for the candidate who also ran under the Working Families Party ticket South Carolina Election Commission Official Results West Virginia Secretary of State November 4 2014 Retrieved January 8 2015 2016 Statewide General Election official results South Carolina State Election Commission Retrieved December 5 2016 Johnson Cheryl L February 28 2019 Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6 2018 Clerk of the U S House of Representatives Retrieved April 27 2019 2020 Statewide General Election Night Reporting Results South Carolina Election Commission November 10 2020 Retrieved November 11 2020 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 United States Congressional Districts New York Macmillan Publishing Company Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774 present Coordinates 34 07 N 79 21 W 34 11 N 79 35 W 34 11 79 35 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Carolina 27s 7th 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