District 7

John Culberson has represented the people of district seven in the United States House of Representatives since 2001.

District 7 was first created as a west Houston/Harris County district in 1966 when it elected then-local businessman George Herbert Walker Bush.

After President Bush decided to run for the US Senate in 1970, then-state Representative Bill Archer won election and represented the district for thirty years, rising to be the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

The district has changed much over the years as the population of Houston has grown and the district lines have been redrawn as part of redistricting. The district now includes precincts from Jersey Village and Cypress in the north, Bellaire in the South, River Oaks in the east, and Katy in the west.


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