District 31 of the is a senatorial district that encompasses portions of Virginia Senate Arlington County, Fairfax County and Loudoun County in the U.S. state of Virginia. The current Senator from District 31 is Barbara Favola.
Historical boundaries [ edit ]
From 1940 to 1956, Senate District 31 comprised the counties of
Caroline, Essex, Goochland, Hanover, King and Queen, King William and Middlesex. [1 ]
Between 1956 - 1962, the district included the eastern end of the
Virginia Peninsula comprising the counties of Mathews, Gloucester, Warwick, York, James City, New Kent, and the Independent City of Williamsburg.
From 1962 - 1964, the district included all of
York County and the City of Hampton. From 1964 - 1968, the district included the City of Hampton and a portion of the City of Newport News. As a result of the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the case of regarding the principle of Davis v. Mann One person, one vote, the Virginia General Assembly was redistricted mid-decade and only 30 Senate districts were created, some of which were multi-member. Accordingly, there was no 31st District from 1968 - 1972.
In 1971, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 31st District was recreated and covered most of Arlington County from 1972 - 1992.
From 1992 - 2002 the district included part of Arlington County and all of the [2 ] City of Falls Church and from 2002 - 2012, a part of Fairfax County was added.
Current boundaries [ edit ]
All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011 and the 2011 elections are being contested in the these districts. The 31st District comprises the neighborhoods of Arlington Forest, Arlington View,
Ballston, Cherrydale, Clarendon, Courthouse, Glen Carlyn, Lyon Village, Rosslyn, Virginia Square and Westover in Arlington County. In Fairfax County, the district comprises much of the Dranesville magisterial district, including the neighborhoods of McLean, Langley and Great Falls. The areas of Loudoun County are located in the far northeastern corner of the county and includes Sugarland Run.
Election history [ edit ]
Election history of District 31 from 1995.
Most recent elections [ edit ]
Previous elections [ edit ]
District officeholders [ edit ]
Senator, District 31
Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1942
Henry T. Wickham (D)
Caroline County, Essex County, Goochland County, Hanover County, King and Queen County, King William County, Middlesex County.
1942 - 1944
Thomas H. Blanton (D)
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960
W. Marvin Minter (D)
Gloucester County, James City County, New Kent County, Mathews County, City of Warwick, City of Williamsburg, York County.
1960 - 1964
Fred W. Bateman (D)
Gloucester County, James City County, New Kent County, Mathews County, City of Newport News (part), City of Williamsburg, York County.
1964 - 1968
Hunter Andrews (D) City of
Hampton, City of Newport News (part).
1968 - 1972
No member elected
District was defunct as a result of redistricting
1972 - 1976
Edward M. Holland (D)
Arlington County (part).
1976 - 1980
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996
Arlington County (part), City of Falls Church.
1996 - 2000
Mary Margaret Whipple (D)
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008
Arlington County (part), City of Falls Church, Fairfax County (part).
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016
Barbara Favola (D)
Arlington County (part), Fairfax County (part) and Loudoun County (part).
References [ edit ]