Virginia Senate, District 22

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District 22 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses all of Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Goochland County, part of Louisa County, and part of the City of Lynchburg in the U.S. state of Virginia. The current Senator from District 22 is Thomas Garrett, Jr..

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1956, the 22nd Senate District included the Northern Virginia county of Arlington.

From 1956 to 1962, the 22nd Senate District included the all of Augusta County, Highland County, and the Cities of Staunton, Virginia and Waynesboro, Virginia. From 1962 to 1964, Bath County was added. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the One person, one vote case of Davis v. Mann, the General Assembly redistricted itself and from 1966 to 1972, the 22nd district included all of Albemarle County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Madison County, Powhatan County and the City of Charlottesville.

Beginning in 1972, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 22nd Senate District included all of Allegheny County, Bath County, Botetourt County, part of Roanoke County, and all of the cities of Salem, Clifton Forge and Covington.

In 1992, the district added Craig County, Giles County, the City of Radford and part of Pulaski County.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011. The 22nd District includes all of Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Goochland County, part of Louisa County, and part of the City of Lynchburg.

Election History[edit]

Election history of District 22 from 1995.

Most recent election[edit]

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2011: Senate District 22[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thomas Garrett, Jr. 28,353 58.10 +7.35%
Democratic Bert F. Dodson, Jr. 20,385 41.77 -7.20%
Majority 8,032 17.43 +14.65%
Turnout 48,795 40.62 +5.49%
Republican hold


Republican primary, 2011: Senate District 22[2]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Thomas Garrett, Jr. 3,240 25.96
Brian D. Bates 3,069 24.59
Mark J. Peake 2,810 22.52
Brian M. Rhode 2,560 20.51
Claudia D. Tucker 797 6.38
Turnout 12,476

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 22[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ralph K. Smith 21,193 50.75
Democratic Michael J. Breiner 20,452 48.97
Majority 741 2.78 -10.73%
Turnout 41,757 35.13 -1.69%
Republican hold


Republican primary, 2007: Senate District 22[4]
Candidate Votes % ±%
J. Brandon Bell 3,570 49.48
Ralph K. Smith 3,645 50.51
Turnout 7,215 5.94

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 22[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J. Brandon Bell 23,810 56.75
Democratic Stephen H. Emick 18,140 43.24
Majority 5,670 13.51 -86.49%
Turnout 41,956 36.81
Republican hold

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Malfourd W. Trumbo 27,378 99.99 +.01%
Majority 27,350 99.99 +.01%
Turnout 27,406
Republican hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 22[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Malfourd W. Trumbo 34,312 99.98
Majority 33,663 99.98
Turnout 34,361
Republican hold

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 22 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944 W. D. Medley (D) Arlington County.
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952 Charles R. Fenwick (D)
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960 Curry Carter (D) Augusta County, Highland County, and the Cities of Staunton, Virginia and Waynesboro, Virginia.
1960 - 1964
1964 - 1966 Augusta County, Bath County, Highland County, and the City of Staunton, Virginia and the City of Waynesboro, Virginia.
1966 - 1968 Edward O. McCue (D) Albemarle County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Madison County, Powhatan County and the City of Charlottesville.
1968 -1972
1972 - 1976 David F. Thornton (R) Allegheny County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Roanoke County (part) and all of the cities of Salem, Clifton Forge and Covington.
1976 - 1980 Dudley J. "Buzz" Emick (D)
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996 Malfourd W. "Bo" Trumbo Allegheny County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Giles County, Pulaski County (part), Roanoke County (part) and all of the cities of Clifton Forge, Covington, Radford and Salem.
1996 - 2000
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008 J. Brandon Bell (R) Botetourt County, the City of Radford, the City of Salem, Montgomery County (part) and Roanoke County (part)
2008 - 2012 Ralph K. Smith (R)
2012 - 2016 Tom Garrett (R) Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Goochland County, Prince Edward County, Parts of Louisa County and Lynchburg City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "2011 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  3. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  4. ^ "2007 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  5. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  7. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07.