Virginia Senate, District 2

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District 2 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses parts of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and part of York County. The current Senator from District 2 is Mamie Locke.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1972, the 2nd Senate District included all of the City of Norfolk, Virginia and was represented by two Senators from 1940 until 1966. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Davis v. Mann, the 2nd District was represented by three Senators from 1966 - 1972. After the 1971 redistricting, there were no more multimember Senate districts. Accordingly, from 1972 - 1982, the 2nd District included only a part of the City of Newport News. From 1982 - 2002, the district included parts of the cities of Hampton and Newport News. In the redistricting plan of 2002, the district added parts of the city of Portsmouth and Suffolk.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011 and the 2011 elections are being contested in the these districts. The 2nd District includes parts of the cities of Newport News, Hampton, and Portsmouth and parts of York County [1]

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 2 from 1995.

Most recent elections[edit]

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2011: Senate District 2[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mamie Locke 17,526 65.39 -28.71%
Republican Tom E. Harmon, IV 9,209 34.36
Majority 8,717 31.03 -63.03%
Turnout 33,257 28.49 +14.77%
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 2[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mamie Locke 12,242 94.06 +29.31%
Majority 11,470 94.06 53.66%
Turnout 13,014 13.72 -7.43%
Democratic hold

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 2[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mamie Locke 12,784 64.75 -16.05%
Republican Phil Bomersheim 4,805 24.35
Independent J. B. Hobson 2,116 10.72 -8.41%
Majority 7,979 40.40 -20.55%
Turnout 19,744 21.15
Democratic hold


Democratic primary, 2003: Senate District 2[5]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Mamie Locke 6,278 48.11
Verbena M. Askew 6,093 46.69
J.E. Graves 679 5.20
Turnout 13,382 14.44

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 2[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W. Henry Maxwell 14,545 80.08 -19.84%
Independent M.A. Rogers, Sr. 3,475 19.13
Majority 11,070 60.95 -38.97%
Turnout 18,162
Democratic hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 2[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W. Henry Maxwell 18,836 99.92
Majority 18,821 99.92
Turnout 18,851
Democratic hold

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 2 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944 Vivian L. Page (D)
Ralph H. Daughton (D)
(multimember district)
City of Norfolk.
1944 Ralph H. Daughton (D)
James Hoge Tyler, III (D)
(multimember district)
1945 - 1948 James Hoge Tyler, III (D)
Edward L. Breeden (D)
(multimember district)
1948 - 1952 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Robert F. Baldwin (D)
(multimember district)
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960
1960 - 1964
1964 - 1966
1966 - 1968 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Robert F. Baldwin (D)
Henry Howell
(multimember district)
1968 - 1972 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Henry Howell (D) [8]
Peter K. Babalas (D)
(multimember district)
1972 - 1976 Herbert H. Bateman (D) City of Newport News (part).
1976 - 1980 Herbert H. Bateman (R)
1980 - 1983
1983 - 1984 Bobby Scott (D) City of Newport News (part), City of Hampton (part).
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996 W. Henry Maxwell (D)
1996 - 2000
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008 Mamie Locke (D) City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part), City of Portsmouth (part), City of Suffolk (part).
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016 York County (part), City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part), City of Portsmouth (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Legislative Services, HB 5005/Ch.1 enacted 4/29/11
  2. ^ "2011 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  4. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  5. ^ "2003 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  7. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  8. ^ Elected to fill unexpired Lieutenant Governor term in 1971