Not according to the Constitution...
Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution includes the requirements of holding office as a U.S. Representative, part of which states:
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Therefore, by the Constitution, while there is a requirement to be a citizen of the state the district is in, there is no requirement specifically stating that one must be a resident of the district itself.
Representatives and Senators need only to be representatives of the State which they will represent, not the congressional district (for representatives). See Article I of the Constitution.
Must be 25 years old, have been a citizen for 7 years, and live in the district you are going to represent.
District are determined by who and how many people live in a given district. The more there are, the more representatives that district will have in the legislature, which is determined by the the census.
AnswerAnswerIf I'm not mistaking a member of the house of representives represents the people who elected him into this position.new kid: well that is right but not fully. there is more. a representative also is a person who represents the district he/she lives in. he/she must live in the district he/she represents =D
To be in the House a Representatives needs to be 25 years old and live in the district where they run.
Representatives (also called Congressmen and Congresswomen) are elected by the voters who live in the district they represent.representative in us are nominated
You have to be 25 and live in the district that you run in.
They need to be 25 years old and live in the house district where they live.
Representatives must be at least 25 years old, be citizens of the united states for at least seven years, and be legal residents of the state that elects them (traditionally, representatives also live in the district they represent
In states with more than one congressional district, the Representative does not need to be a resident of the district, but he/she does need to be a resident of the state that includes the district.
A US senator represents his State, while Representatives represent the people in the States. That is why there are 2 Senators per state, but the number of representatives is based on how many people live in a State.
A person must be at least twenty-five years of age Have been a citizen of the Unites States for at least seven years Live in the state he is elected to represent. In any state having more than one representative, except New Mexico or North Dakota, he must live in the district of the state he is representing