Thu 10 Aug, 2017 08:27 am
The U.S. Constitution states that a U.S. Representative must be a resident of the State of the District for which he/she is elected.
Is he/she required to be a resident of the District that one represents?
The Constitution states that a Representative, when elected, shall be an 'inhabitant' of the State he is running for. In practice, that doesn't mean very much. The constitutional qualifications for office originate in British law. Members of the House of Commons had to live in the shires or boroughs they represented, although that was rarely done in practice.
“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.”