Virginia's 10th congressional district

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Virginia's 10th congressional district
Virginia's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 10th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Barbara Comstock (RMcLean)
Population (2000) 643,512
Median income $47,281[1]
Ethnicity 80.6% White, 6.9% Black, 6.6% Asian, 7.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+2[2]

Virginia's Tenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The residents of the 10th District are represented by Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, first elected to the 10th's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014.

The district includes all of Clarke, Frederick,and Loudoun and the Independent Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester, along with portions of Fairfax, and Prince William counties. Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years following a U.S. census. As it is configured, this district closely matches Virginia's voting patterns in statewide races with nearly identical margins as the final statewide results.

Wolf won the 2012 race with 58% of the vote against Democrat Kristin Cabral (39%) and Independent J. Kevin Chisholm (3%). Wolf announced on December 17, 2013 that he would not run for re-election in 2014, and is set to retire at the conclusion of his 17th term in office.[3]

History[edit]

The modern 10th congressional district was formed in 1952. In the 1960s it consisted of Arlington, Alexandria and most of Fairfax County.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1996 President Dole 54 - 38%[citation needed]
Senator Warner 60 - 40%[citation needed]
1997 Governor Gilmore 62 - 37%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 59 - 37%[citation needed]
Attorney General Earley 62 - 38%[citation needed]
2000 President Bush 56 - 41%[4]
Senator Allen 59 - 41%[citation needed]
2001 Governor Earley 54 - 45%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 57 - 41%[citation needed]
Attorney General Kilgore 65 - 35%[citation needed]
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%[4]
2008 President Obama 51 - 48.2%[5]
2012 President Romney 49.9 - 48.8%[6]

Recent election results[edit]

1970 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel T. Broyhill (inc.) 67,468 54.53
Democratic Harold O. Miller 56,255 45.47
Total votes 123,723 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[7]

1972 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel T. Broyhill (inc.) 101,138 56.26
Democratic Harold O. Miller 78,638 43.74
Write-ins 2 <0.01
Total votes 179,778 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[8]

1974 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph L. Fisher 67,184 53.62
Republican Joel T. Broyhill (inc.) 56,649 45.21
Independent Francis J. Speh 1,465 1.17
Write-ins 6 <0.01
Total votes 125,304 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

Source:[9]

1976 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph L. Fisher (inc.) 103,689 54.72
Republican Vincent F. Callahan, Jr. 73,616 38.85
Independent E. Stanley Rittenhouse 12,124 6.40
Write-ins 60 0.03
Total votes 189,489 100.00
Democratic hold

Source:[10]

1978 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph L. Fisher (inc.) 70,892 53.35
Republican Frank Wolf 61,981 46.64
Write-ins 9 0.01
Total votes 132,882 100.00
Democratic hold

Source:[11]

1980 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf 110,840 51.14
Democratic Joseph L. Fisher (inc.) 105,883 48.85
Write-ins 21 0.01
Total votes 216,744 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

Source:[12]

1982 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 86,506 52.74
Democratic Ira M. Lechner 75,361 45.94
Independent Scott R. Bowden 2,162 1.32
Write-ins 6 <0.01
Total votes 164,035 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[13]

1984 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 158,528 62.50
Democratic John P. Flannery II 95,074 37.49
Write-ins 23 <0.01
Total votes 253,625 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[14]

1986 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 95,724 60.20
Democratic John G. Milliken 63,292 39.80
Write-ins 7 <0.0!%
Total votes 159,023 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[15]

1988 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 188,550 68.09
Democratic Bob L. Weinberg 88,284 31.88
Write-ins 74 0.03
Total votes 276,908 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[16]

1990 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 103,761 61.46
Democratic N. MacKenzie Canter III 57,249 33.91
Independent Barbara S. Minnich 5,273 3.12
Independent Lyndon LaRouche 2,293 1.36
Write-ins 249 0.15
Total votes 168,825 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[17]

1992 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 144,471 63.59
Democratic Raymond E. Vickery, Jr. 75,775 33.35
Independent Alan R. Ogden 6,874 3.03
Write-ins 71 0.03
Total votes 227,191 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[18]

1994 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 153,311 87.34
Independent Alan R. Ogden 13,687 7.80
Independent Robert L. Rilee 8,267 4.71
Write-ins 266 0.15
Total votes 175,531 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[19]

1996 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 169,266 72.02
Democratic Bob L. Weinberg 59,145 25.17
Independent Gary A. Reams 6,500 2.77
Write-ins 102 0.04
Total votes 235,013 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[20]

1998 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 103,648 71.60
Democratic Cornell W. Brooks 36,476 25.20
Independent Robert A. Buchanan 4,506 3.11
Write-ins 125 0.09
Total votes 144,755 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[21]

2000 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 238,817 84.20
Independent Brian M. Brown 28,107 9.91
Independent Marc A. Rossi 16,031 5.65
Write-ins 682 0.24
Total votes 283,637 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[22]

2002 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 115,917 71.72
Democratic John B. Stevens, Jr. 45,464 28.13
Write-ins 234 0.14
Total votes 161,615 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[23]

2004 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 205,982 63.77
Democratic James R. Socas 116,654 36.11
Write-ins 375 0.12
Total votes 323,011 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[24]

2006 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 138,213 57.32
Democratic Judy Feder 98,769 40.96
Libertarian Wilbur N. Wood III 2,107 0.87
Independent Neeraj C. Nigam 1,851 0.77
Write-ins 194 0.08
Total votes 241,134 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[25]

2008 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 223,140 58.80
Democratic Judy Feder 147,357 38.83
Independent Neeraj C. Nigam 8,457 2.23
Write-ins 526 0.14
Total votes 379,480 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[26]

2010 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 131,116 62.87
Democratic Jeff Barnett 72,604 34.81
Libertarian Bill Redpath 4,607 2.21
Write-ins 229 0.11
Total votes 208,556 100.00
Republican hold

Source:[27]

2012 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th Congressional District election, 2012 [28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Wolf (inc.) 214,038 58.41
Democratic Kristin Cabral 142,024 38.76
Independent Kevin Chisholm 9,855 2.69
Write-in 527 0.14
Total votes 366,444 100
Republican hold

2014 election[edit]

Virginia's 10th Congressional District election, 2014 [29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Comstock 125,914 56.49
Democratic John Foust 89,957 40.36
Libertarian Bill Redpath 3,393 1.52
Independent Brad Eickholt 2,442 1.10
Independent Greens Dianne Blais 946 0.42
Write-in 258 0.12
Total votes 222,910 100
Republican hold

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1789
SamuelGriffin.jpg Samuel Griffin Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted to the 13th district
Carter B. Harrison Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Retired
Edwin Gray Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 19th district
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted to the 11th district
Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Retired
George F. Strother Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
February 10, 1820
Resigned
Vacant February 11, 1820 –
November 12, 1820
Thomas L. Moore Democratic-Republican November 13, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
Retired
WilliamCRives.png William C. Rives Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
April 17, 1829
Appointed U.S. Minister to France
Vacant April 18, 1829 –
January 24, 1830
William F. Gordon Jacksonian January 25, 1830 –
March 3, 1833
Lost re-election
Joseph W. Chinn Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Lost re-election
John Taliaferro Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Retired
William Lucas Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Lost re-election
Henry Bedinger III Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Lost re-election
Richard Parker Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Elected Virginia Circuit Court judge
Charles J. Faulkner 1806-1884 - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles J. Faulkner Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 8th district
Z Kidwell.jpg Zedekiah Kidwell Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
Retired
Sherrard Clemens Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
WilliamGayBrownSr.jpg William G. Brown Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Retired
Vacant March 4, 1863 –
June 19, 1863
Civil War
District eliminated June 20, 1863
District recreated March 4, 1885
John Randolph Tucker 1823-1897 - Brady-Handy.jpg John R. Tucker Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Retired
Jacob Yost Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Lost re-election
Henry St. George Tucker III.jpg Henry S. Tucker III Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
Jacob Yost Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
Retired
Julian M. Quarles Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
Retired
Henry D. Flood Democratic March 4, 1901 –
December 8, 1921
Died
Vacant December 9, 1921 –
March 20, 1922
Henry S. Tucker III Democratic March 21, 1922 –
July 23, 1932
Died
Vacant July 24, 1932 –
November 7, 1932
Joel W. Flood Democratic November 8, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
Retired
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District re-created: January 3, 1953
JoelBroyhill.jpg Joel T. Broyhill Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 31, 1974
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
Joseph L. Fisher.jpg Joseph L. Fisher Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
Franklinwolf.jpeg Frank R. Wolf Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2015
Barbara Comstock official photo, 114th Congress.jpg Barbara Comstock Republican January 3, 2015 –

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/party-rich-congress-its-democrats
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: [prpvi2012_82cH~pspvi11~MC29] [82~PVIRANK~2B]". The Cook Political Report. 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Frank Wolf to retire after 17 terms in Congress; N.Va. seat will be a prime battleground in 2014". The Washington Post. December 17, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.swingstateproject.com/diary/4161/
  5. ^ Virginia State Board of Elections: Results by District, 2008 Presidential election. Accessed February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Virginia State Board of Elections: Results by District, 2012 Presidential election. Accessed February 11, 2015.
  7. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1970election.pdf
  8. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1972election.pdf
  9. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1974election.pdf
  10. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1976election.pdf
  11. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1978election.pdf
  12. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1980election.pdf
  13. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1982election.pdf
  14. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1984election.pdf
  15. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1986election.pdf
  16. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1988election.pdf
  17. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1990election.pdf
  18. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1992election.pdf
  19. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1994election.pdf
  20. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1996election.pdf
  21. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1998election.pdf
  22. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000/2000Stat.htm#46
  23. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2002/2002Stat.htm#46
  24. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2004/2004Stat.htm#46
  25. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm#46
  26. ^ https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2008/07261AFC-9ED3-410F-B07D-84D014AB2C6B/Unofficial/6_s.shtml
  27. ^ https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2010/EB24720D-F5C6-4880-8DC5-12AE4D0C3772/official/6_s.shtml
  28. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  29. ^ http://cms.sbe.virginia.gov/public/?p=election_summary&id=1&loc=true

External links[edit]

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