Virginia's 2nd congressional district

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Virginia's 2nd congressional district
Virginia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Scott Rigell (RVirginia Beach)
Population (2000) 643,510
Median income $44,193
Ethnicity 69.2% White, 21.8% Black, 4.1% Asian, 4.4% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+2[1]

Virginia's second congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It encompasses all of Accomack and Northampton Counties and the City of Virginia Beach and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton. Republican Scott Rigell defeated Democrat Glenn Nye in the November 2, 2010 election, and took his seat January 3, 2011. It is currently considered one of the most competitive congressional districts in Virginia.

Statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 U.S. President Dole 48 - 44%[2]
U.S. Senator Warner 57 - 43%[2]
1997 Governor Gilmore 56 - 42%[3]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 52 - 41%[3]
Attorney General Earley 63 - 37%[3]
2000 U.S. President Bush 53 - 45%[4]
U.S. Senator Allen 51 - 49%[4]
2001 Governor Earley 50 - 50%[5]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 52 - 47%[5]
Attorney General Kilgore 64 - 36%[5]
2002 U.S. Senator Warner 84 - 9%[6]
2004 U.S. President Bush 58 - 42%[7]
2005 Governor Kaine 50 - 47%[8]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 54 - 45%[8]
Attorney General McDonnell 55 - 44%[8]
2006 Senate Allen 51 - 48%[9]
2008 U.S. President Obama 50 - 48%[10]
Senate Warner 65 - 34%[10]
2009 Governor McDonnell 62 - 38%[11]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 56 - 44%[12]
Attorney General Cuccinelli 60 - 40%[12]
2012 U.S. President Obama 50 - 48%[13]
Senate Kaine 52 - 48%[13]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Senator John Brown Kentucky.jpg John Brown Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
June 1, 1792
Resigned
Vacant June 2, 1792 –
March 4, 1793
Senator Andrew Moore.jpg Andrew Moore Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 4, 1795
Lost re-election
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1797
DavidHolmesMS.jpg David Holmes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1803
Redistricted to the 4th district
James Stephenson Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
Lost re-election
John Morrow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 4, 1809
Lost re-election
James Stephenson Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 4, 1811
Lost re-election
John Baker Federalist March 4, 1811 –
March 4, 1813
Lost re-election
Francis White Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
Lost re-election
Magnus Tate Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Retired
Edward Colston Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1819
Lost re-election
Thomas Van Swearingen Federalist March 4, 1819 –
August 19, 1822
Died
Vacant August 19, 1822 –
October 28, 1822
James Stephenson Federalist October 28, 1822 –
March 4, 1823
Retired
Arthur Smith Crawford Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Retired
James Trezvant Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JYMason.jpg John Y. Mason Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
January 11, 1837
Resigned
Vacant January 12, 1837 –
March 4, 1837
Francis E. Rives Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1841
Retired
George B. Cary Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
Retired
George C. Dromgoole Democratic March 4, 1843 –
April 27, 1847
Died
Vacant April 27, 1847 –
August 5, 1847
Richard K. Meade Democratic August 5, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
Lost re-election
John S. Millson Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1861
Retired
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 26, 1870
Civil War
James H. Platt, Jr. Republican January 27, 1870 –
March 4, 1875
Lost re-election
John Goode - Brady-Handy.jpg John Goode, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
Lost re-election
John F. Dezendorf Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1883
Retired
Harry Libbey Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1887
Lost re-election
George E. Bowden Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
John W. Lawson Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
Retired
DavidGardinerTyler.jpg D. Gardiner Tyler Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1897
Lost re-election
William A. Young Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 26, 1898
Election invalidated
Richard Alsop Wise.jpg Richard A. Wise Republican April 26, 1898 –
March 4, 1899
Lost re-election
William A. Young Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 12, 1900
Election invalidated
Richard Alsop Wise.jpg Richard A. Wise Republican March 12, 1900 –
December 21, 1900
Died
Vacant December 21, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
Harry Lee Maynard.jpg Harry L. Maynard Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1911
Lost re-election
Edward E. Holland Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1921
Retired
JosephTDeal.jpg Joseph T. Deal Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1929
Lost re-election
Menalcus Lankford Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1933
Lost re-election
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
Colgate Darden.jpg Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Lost re-election
Norman Rond Hamilton (November 13, 1877 - March 26, 1964) in 1916.jpg Norman R. Hamilton Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Colgate Darden.jpg Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1939 –
March 1, 1941
Ran for Governor of Virginia
Vacant March 1, 1941 –
April 8, 1941
Winder R. Harris Democratic April 8, 1941 –
September 15, 1944
Resigned
Vacant September 15, 1944 –
November 7, 1944
Ralph H. Daughton Democratic November 7, 1944 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
Porter Hardy, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1969
Retired
1985 p137 George William Whitehurst.jpg G. William Whitehurst Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1987
Retired
Owen Pickett 106th Congress.jpg Owen B. Pickett Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Ed Schrock.jpg Edward L. Schrock Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2005
Retired
Thelma Drake3.jpg Thelma D. Drake Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Glenn Nye Official Photo.jpg Glenn C. Nye III Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Scott Rigell, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Scott Rigell Republican January 3, 2011 –
present
First elected in 2010

Election results[edit]

1980 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (inc.) 97,319 89.84%
Independent Kenneth P. Morrison 11,003 10.16%
Write-in 6 0.01%
Totals 108,328 100%
Republican hold

1982 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (inc.) 78,108 99.88%
Write-in 97 0.12%
Totals 78,205 100%
Republican hold

1984 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (inc.) 136,632 99.81%
Write-in 256 0.19%
Totals 136,888 100%
Republican hold

1986 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett 54,491 49.46%
Republican A. J. "Joe" Canada 46,137 41.88%
Independent Stephen P. Shao 9,492 8.62%
Write-in 49 0.04%
Totals 110,169 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

1988 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 106,666 60.53%
Republican Jerry R. Curry 62,564 35.51%
Independent Stephen P. Shao 4,255 2.41%
Independent Robert A. Smith 2,691 1.53%
Write-in 32 0.02%
Totals 176,208 100%
Democratic hold

1990 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 55,179 74.95%
Independent Harry G. Broskie 15,915 21.62%
Write-in 2,524 3.43%
Totals 73,618 100%
Democratic hold

1992 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 99,253 56.03%
Republican J. L. Chapman IV 77,797 43.92%
Write-in 83 0.05%
Totals 177,133 100%
Democratic hold

1994 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 81,372 59.05%
Republican J. L. Chapman IV 56,375 40.91%
Write-in 55 0.04%
Totals 137,802 100%
Democratic hold

1996 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 106,215 64.77%
Republican John F. Tate 57,586 35.11%
Write-in 195 0.12%
Totals 163,996 100%
Democratic hold

1998 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (inc.) 67,975 94.29%
Write-in 4,116 5.71%
Totals 72,091 100%
Democratic hold

2000 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward L. Schrock 97,856 51.96%
Democratic Jody M. Wagner 90,328 47.96%
Write-in 145 0.08%
Totals 188,329 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

2002 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward L. Schrock (inc.) 103,807 83.15%
Green D. C. Amarasinghe 20,589 16.49%
Write-in 450 0.36%
Totals 124,846 100%
Republican hold

2004 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thelma D. Drake 132,946 55.08%
Democratic David B. Ashe 108,180 44.82%
Write-in 254 0.11%
Totals 241,380 100%
Republican hold


2006 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thelma D. Drake (inc.) 88,777 51.27%
Democratic Phil Kellam 83,901 48.45%
Write-in 481 0.28%
Totals 173,159 100%
Republican hold

2008 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn Nye 141,857 52.40%
Republican Thelma D. Drake (inc.) 128,486 47.46%
Write-in 368 0.14%
Totals 270,711 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

2010 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. Scott Rigell 88,340 53.12%
Democratic Glenn Nye (inc.) 70,591 42.45%
Independent Kenny E. Golden 7,194 4.33%
Write-in 164 0.10%
Totals 166,289 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012 election[edit]

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. Scott Rigell (inc.) 166,231 53.76%
Democratic Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr. 142,548 46.10%
Write-in 443 0.14%
Totals 309,222 100%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: [prpvi2012_82cH~pspvi11~MC29] [82~PVIRANK~2B]". The Cook Political Report. 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "November 5, 1996 General Election For Office of PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT of the United States". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "NOVEMBER 4, 1997 GENERAL ELECTION For Office of Governor". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "November 7th - General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. November 20, 2000. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Official Results: Governor". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Official Results: Senate". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "November 2nd - General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "November 2005 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "November 2006 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "November 2008 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "November 2009 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "November 2009 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "November 2012 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 

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