Virginia's 8th congressional district

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Virginia's 8th congressional district
Virginia's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Moran (DArlington)
Population (2011) 767,596
Median income $92,181
Ethnicity 64.5% White, 13.7% Black, 9.5% Asian, 16.4% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI D+16[1]

Virginia's 8th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The residents of the 8th district are currently represented by Democratic Congressman Jim Moran, first elected to the 8th's seat in the House of Representatives in 1990 from Republican Stanford Parris.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

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Year Office Results
1996 President Clinton 55 –
40%
Senator Warner 51 –
49%
1997 Governor Beyer 55 –
44%
Lieutenant Governor Payne 54 –
42%
Attorney General Dolan 55 –
45%
2000 President Gore 58 –
38%
Senator Robb 60 –
40%
2001 Governor Warner 62 –
37%
Lieutenant Governor Kaine 61 –
38%
Attorney General McEachin 57 –
43%
2004 President Kerry 64 –
35%
2008 President Obama 69 –
30%

Geography[edit]

Encompassing much of Northern Virginia's suburbs of Washington, D.C., Virginia's 8th District includes Arlington County, parts of Fairfax County, and the independent cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2000, the district has 643,503 residents, 13.7% are African American, 9.5% are Asian, 16.4% are Hispanic and 64.5% are white.[2]

Virginia's eighth congressional district is traditionally a Democratic stronghold, most notably in the urban communities of Arlington and Alexandria.

Recent elections[edit]

Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard W. Smith (inc.) 42,809 75.7%
Republican Lawrence M. Traylor 13,410 23.7%
Write-ins 364 0.6%
Totals 56,583 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard W. Smith (inc.) 20,931 98.7%
Write-ins 267 1.3%
Totals 21,198 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard W. Smith (inc.) 49,440 69.4%
Independent Floyd Caldwell Bagley 21,813 30.6%
Write-ins 4 <0.1%
Totals 71,257 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William L. Scott 50,782 57.2%
Democratic George Rawlings 37,929 42.7%
Write-ins 21 <0.1%
Totals 88,732 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William L. Scott (inc.) 68,167 64.9%
Democratic Andrew H. McCutcheon 49,731 35.1%
Write-ins 1 <0.1%
Totals 141,853 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William L. Scott (inc.) 68,167 63.8%
Democratic Darrell Stearns 38,680 36.2%
Write-ins 8 <0.1%
Totals 106,855 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris 60,446 44.4%
Democratic Robert F. Horan 51,444 37.8%
Independent William Durland 18,654 13.7%
Independent Robert E. Harris 5,553 4.1%
Write-ins 2 <0.1%
Totals 136,099 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herbert Harris 53,074 57.6%
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 38,997 42.4%
Write-ins 11 <0.1%
Totals 92,082 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1976
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herbert Harris (inc.) 83,245 51.6%
Republican James R. Tate 68,729 42.6%
Independent Michael D. Cannon 9,292 5.8%
Write-ins 61 <0.1%
Totals 161,327 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herbert Harris (inc.) 56,137 50.5%
Independent Charles Coe 52,396 47.1%
Republican Jack Herrity 2,632 2.4%
Write-ins 5 <0.1%
Totals 111,170 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris 95,624 48.8%
Democratic Herbert Harris (inc.) 94,530 48.3%
Independent Deborah Frantz 5,729 2.9%
Write-ins 14 <0.1%
Totals 195,897 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 69,620 49.7%
Democratic Herbert Harris 68,071 48.6%
Independent Austin Morrill 2,373 1.7%
Write-ins 6 <0.1%
Totals 140,070 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 125,015 55.8%
Democratic Richard L. Saslaw 97,250 43.4%
Independent Donald W. Carpenter 1,814 0.8%
Write-ins 12 <0.1%
Totals 224,091 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 72,670 61.8%
Democratic James H. Boren 44,965 38.2%
Write-ins 20 <0.1%
Totals 117,655 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 154,761 62.3%
Democratic David Brickley 93,561 37.7%
Write-ins 78 <0.1%
Totals 248,400 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 88,475 51.7%
Republican Stanford Parris (inc.) 76,367 44.6%
Independent Robert Murphy 5,958 3.5%
Write-ins 321 0.2%
Totals 171,121 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 138,542 56.1%
Republican Kyle E. McSlarrow 102,717 41.6%
Independent Alvin West 5,601 2.3%
Write-ins 266 0.1%
Totals 247,126 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 120,281 59.3%
Republican Kyle E. McSlarrow 79,568 39.3%
Independent R. Ward Edmonds 1,858 0.9%
Independent William Jones 868 0.4%
Write-ins 98 <0.1%
Totals 202,673 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 152,334 66.4%
Republican John Otey 64,562 28.1%
Reform R. Ward Edmonds 6,243 2.7%
Independent Sarina Grosswald 5,239 2.3%
Independent Charles Severance 740 0.3%
Write-ins 303 0.1%
Totals 229,421 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 97,545 66.7%
Republican Demaris H. Miller 48,352 33.1%
Write-ins 390 0.3%
Totals 146,287 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran (inc.) 164,178 63.3%
Republican Demaris H. Miller 88,262 34.1%
Independent Ronald V. Crickenberger 3,483 1.3%
Independent Rick Herron 2,805 1.1%
Write-ins 471 0.2%
Totals 259,199 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 102,759 59.8%
Republican Scott C. Tate 64,121 37.3%
Independent Ronald V. Crickenberger 4,558 2.7%
Write-ins 361 0.2%
Totals 171,799 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 171,986 59.7%
Republican Lisa Marie Cheney 106,231 36.9%
Independent Jim Hurysz 9,004 3.1%
Write-ins 698 0.2%
Totals 287,919 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 144,700 66.4%
Republican Tom M. O'Donoghue 66,639 30.6%
Independent Jim Hurysz 6,094 2.8%
Write-ins 476 0.2%
Totals 217,909 100.00%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 222,986 67.9%
Republican Mark W. Ellmore 97,425 29.7%
Independent Greens J. Ron Fisher 6,829 2.1%
Other Write-in candidates 957 0.3%
Totals 328,197 100%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 116,293 61.0%
Republican Patrick Murray 71,108 37.3%
Independent Greens J. Ron Fisher 2,704 1.4%
Other Write-in candidates 492 0.2%
Totals 233,368 100%
Voter turnout 49.0%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 8th Congressional District election, 2012 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moran 226,847 64.6%
Republican Patrick Murray 107,370 30.6%
Independent Jason Howell 10,180 2.9%
Independent Greens Janet Murphy 5,985 1.7%
Write-in 805 0.2%
Totals 351,187 100%
Democratic hold

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Josiah-parker.png Josiah Parker Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected to Virginia 11th District
Thomas Claiborne Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
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Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Lost re-election
Samuel Goode Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Lost re-election
Thomas Claiborne Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected to Virginia 17th District
Walter Jones Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1811
Retired
John P. Hungerford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
November 29, 1811
Election invalid
John Taliaferro Democratic-Republican November 29, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Lost re-election
Joseph Lewis, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Lost re-election
Charles F. Mercer Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected to Virginia 14th District
Burwell Bassett Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Lost re-election
Richard Coke, Jr. Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Retired
Henry A Wise CDV.jpg Henry A. Wise Jackson March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
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Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Elected to Virginia 7th District
Willoughby Newton Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Lost re-election
RbrtMTHntr.jpg Robert M. T. Hunter Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to U.S. Senate
Richard L. T. Beale - Brady-Handy.jpg Richard L. T. Beale Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Retired
Alexander R. Holladay Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Retired
Charles J. Faulkner 1806-1884 - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles J. Faulkner, Sr. Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
Appointed Minister to France
Alexander R. Boteler Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 28, 1870
Civil War
James K. Gibson Conservative January 28, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Retired
Congressman William Terry.jpg William Terry Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Lost re-election
Eppa Hunton, photo portrait seated.jpg Eppa Hunton Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1881
Retired
John S. Barbour, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
Retired
WHF Lee.jpg William H. F. Lee Democratic March 4, 1887 –
October 15, 1891
Died
Vacant October 16, 1891 –
December 8, 1891
Elisha E. Meredith Democratic December 9, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
John F. Rixey Democratic March 4, 1897 –
February 8, 1907
Died
Vacant February 9, 1907 –
November 4, 1907
Charles C. Carlin Democratic November 5, 1907 –
March 3, 1919
Resigned
Vacant March 4, 1919 –
April 26, 1919
RWaltonMoore.jpg R. Walton Moore Democratic April 27, 1919 –
March 3, 1931
Retired
Howard Worth Smith.jpg Howard W. Smith Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Elected to Virginia At-Large District
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
Howard Worth Smith.jpg Howard W. Smith Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1967
Lost re-election
William Lloyd Scott.jpg William L. Scott Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to U.S. Senate
Stan Parris.png Stanford E. Parris Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Lost re-election
Herbert Harris.jpg Herbert E. Harris Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
Stan Parris.png Stanford E. Parris Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Lost re-election
James Moran Official Congressional Portrait.jpg Jim Moran Democratic January 3, 1991 –
Present
First elected in 1990

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°46′46″N 77°08′23″W / 38.77944°N 77.13972°W / 38.77944; -77.13972