Virginia's 11th congressional district

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Virginia's 11th congressional district
Virginia's 11th Congressional District - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 11th Congressional District - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Gerry Connolly (DFairfax)
Population (2010) 765,755
Median income $101,226
Ethnicity 43.3% White, 18% Black, 13.1% Asian, 18.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 6.9% other
Cook PVI D+10[1]

Virginia's Eleventh Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The district stretches from Herndon to Quantico, comprising most of Fairfax County, all of the city of Fairfax, and part of eastern Prince William County. The residents of the 11th district are represented by Democrat Gerry Connolly.

The Hill newspaper quotes census data to conclude that Virginia's 11th district was the wealthiest congressional district in the nation from 2003 to 2013. The article attributed the wealth to the many lobbyists and two-career couples in Northern Virginia.[2]

The district last existed in what is now West Virginia's 1st District and was held by Jacob B. Blair before the events of the U.S. Civil War. Virginia did not have an 11th District until it was re-created after the 1990 United States Census from portions of the old 8th and 10th districts because of explosive growth in Northern Virginia. It was intended to be a "fair fight" district; indeed, it encompassed most of the more Democratic portions of the old 10th District and the more Republican portions of the old 8th District. George W. Bush only narrowly defeated John Kerry here in 2004, while Democratic Governor Tim Kaine and Democratic Senator Jim Webb both carried this district, in 2005 and 2006 respectively. In 2008, Barack Obama won this district over Republican Senator John McCain. Democrat Leslie L. Byrne briefly held the seat for the first election cycle of the new district, but was quickly defeated in 1994 by Republican Tom Davis. Davis established a secure hold on the district during his tenure (1994–2008), but Democrat Gerald Connolly won it when Davis stepped down. Both Davis and Connolly may have been aided by their previous service on the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, where most of the 11th district's population is concentrated. The results of the 2010 United States Census showed this district's population continued to grow, and due to redistricting covered more urban areas in Northern Virginia to favor the incumbent, Connolly.

Recent electoral history[edit]

1992 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election (new district), 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leslie L. Byrne 114,172 50.02%
Republican Henry N. Butler 103,119 45.17%
Independent A. T. "Art" Narro 6,681 2.93%
Independent Perry J. Mitchell 4,155 1.82%
Write-ins 145 0.06%
Totals 228,272 100.00%

1994 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis 98,216 52.90%
Democratic Leslie L. Byrne (inc.) 84,104 45.30%
Independent Gordon S. Cruickshank 3,246 1.75%
Write-ins 114 0.06%
Totals 185,680 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

1996 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 138,758 64.10%
Democratic Thomas J. Horton 74,701 34.51%
Independent C. W. "Levi" Levy 2,842 1.31%
Write-ins 181 0.08%
Totals 216,482 100.00%
Republican hold

1998 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 91,603 81.71%
Independent C. W. "Levi" Levy 18,807 16.78%
Write-ins 1,701 1.52%
Totals 112,111 100.00%
Republican hold

2000 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 150,395 61.90%
Democratic Mike L. Corrigan 83,455 34.35%
Independent Robert K. McBride 4,774 1.96%
Independent C. W. "Levi" Levy 4,059 1.67%
Write-ins 285 0.12%
Totals 242,968 100.00%
Republican hold

2002 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 135,379 82.90%
Constitution Frank W. Creel 26,892 16.47%
Write-ins 1,027 0.63%
Totals 163,298 100.00%
Republican hold

2004 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 186,299 60.25%
Democratic Ken Longmyer 118,305 38.26%
Independent Joseph P. Oddo 4,338 1.40%
Write-ins 259 0.08%
Totals 309,233 100.00%
Republican hold

2006 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas M. Davis (inc.) 130,468 55.45%
Democratic Andrew L. Hurst 102,411 43.57%
Independent Greens Ferdinando C. Greco 2,042 0.87%
Write-ins 259 0.11%
Totals 235,280 100.00%
Republican hold

2008 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly 196,598 54.69%
Republican Keith Fimian 154,758 43.05%
Independent Greens Joseph P. Oddo 7,271 2.02%
Write-ins 864 0.24%
Totals 359,491 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

2010 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2010 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly (inc.) 111,720 49.22%
Republican Keith Fimian 110,739 48.79%
Independent Christopher F. DeCarlo 1,846 0.81%
Libertarian David L. Dotson 1,382 0.60%
Independent Greens David William Gillis, Jr. 959 0.42%
Write-ins 305 0.13%
Totals 226,951 100%
Democratic hold

2012 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly (inc.) 202,606 60.98%
Republican Christopher Perkins 117,902 35.49%
Independent Mark T. Gibson 3,806 1.15%
Independent Christopher F. DeCarlo 3,027 0.91%
Green Joe F. Galdo 2,195 0.66%
Independent Greens Peter M. Marchetti 1,919 0.58%
Write-ins 788 0.24%
Totals 332,243 100%
Democratic hold

2014 election[edit]

Virginia's 11th Congressional District election, 2014 [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerry Connolly (inc.) 106,780 56.86%
Republican Suzanne Scholte 75,796 40.36%
Libertarian Marc Harrold 3,264 1.74%
Green Joe F. Galdo 1,739 0.93%
Write-in 226 0.12%
Totals 187,805 100%
Democratic hold

Statewide elections[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 President Clinton 48 - 46%[citation needed]
Senator Warner 55 - 45%[citation needed]
1997 Governor Gilmore 52 - 47%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 49 - 47%[citation needed]
Attorney General Earley 53 - 47%[citation needed]
2000 President Bush 52 – 45%[citation needed]
Senator Robb 53 - 47%[citation needed]
2001 Governor Warner 56 - 44%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Kaine 54 - 45%[citation needed]
Attorney General Kilgore 51 - 49%[citation needed]
2004 President Bush 50 – 49%[citation needed]
2008 President Obama 57 – 42%[citation needed]
2012 President Obama 62.5 – 36.3%[5]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1793
Josiah-parker.png Josiah Parker Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Retired
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
Thomas Newton, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 20th district
Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Retired
James M. Garnett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Retired
John Roane Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted to the 12th district
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 31, 1814
Died
Vacant April 1, 1814 –
September 18, 1814
PPBarbour.jpg Philip P. Barbour Democratic-Republican September 19, 1814 –
March 3, 1823
Retired
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Robert Taylor Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Retired
PPBarbour.jpg Philip P. Barbour Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
October 15, 1830
Resigned to become U.S. Circuit Court judge
Vacant October 16, 1830 –
November 24, 1830
John Mercer Patton.jpg John M. Patton Jacksonian November 25, 1830 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 13th district
AndrewStevenson.jpg Andrew Stevenson Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
June 2, 1834
Resigned
Vacant June 3, 1834 –
December 7, 1834
John Robertson Anti-Jacksonian December 8, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
Retired
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
JMBotts.jpg John M. Botts Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Lost re-election
William Taylor Democratic March 4, 1843 –
January 17, 1846
Died
Vacant January 18, 1846 –
March 5, 1846
James McDowell.jpg James McDowell Democratic March 6, 1846 –
March 3, 1851
Retired
JohnLetcher.jpg John Letcher Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 9th district
John F. Snodgrass Democratic March 4, 1853 –
June 5, 1854
Died
Vacant June 6, 1854 –
December 3, 1854
Charles S. Lewis Democratic December 4, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
Lost re-election
JCarlile.jpg John S. Carlile American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
AGJenkins.jpg Albert G. Jenkins Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
JCarlile.jpg John S. Carlile Unionist March 4, 1861 –
July 9, 1861
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Vacant July 10, 1861 –
December 1, 1861
Jacob B. Blair Unionist December 2, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Retired
District eliminated March 3, 1863
District re-created: January 3, 1993
Leslie Byrne.jpg Leslie L. Byrne Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Tom Davis, official 109th Congress photo portrait, pictorial.jpg Thomas M. Davis Republican January 3, 1995 –
November 24, 2008
Retired and then resigned before the end of the term
Vacant November 24, 2008 –
January 3, 2009
Connolly.jpg Gerry Connolly Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
First elected in 2008

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°47′18″N 77°17′41″W / 38.78833°N 77.29472°W / 38.78833; -77.29472