Virginia Senate, District 36

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District 36 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses portions of Fairfax County in the U.S. state of Virginia. The current Senator from District 36 is Toddy Puller.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1956, due to the fact that there were five multi-member Senate districts in the 40-member body, there was no Districts numbered 36 - 40.

In 1956, the 36th Senate District included all of the City of Alexandria. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the one person, one vote case of Davis v. Mann (1964), the General Assembly redistricted itself in 1964 and again eliminated the 36th District in favor of multi-member Senate districts. Beginning in 1972, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 36th Senate District included portions of Fairfax County, chiefly in the Mount Vernon magisterial district and the Lee magisterial district. From 2002 to 2011, the District included parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011 and the 2011 elections are being contested in the these districts. The 36th District comprises parts of the neighborhoods of Groveton, Hayfield, Hybla Valley, Lorton and Newington in Fairfax County. In Prince William County, the district includes much of the eastern-most areas, including Dale City, Montclair, Quantico and Woodbridge. Three precincts in Stafford County are included. All of the Stafford County areas are new to the district.

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 36 from 1995.

Most recent elections[edit]

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 36[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Toddy Puller 15,891 55.43 -40.91%
Republican Jeffrey M. Frederick 12,733 44.41
Majority 3,158 11.02 -85.32%
Turnout 28,666 27.79 +6.96%
Democratic hold


Republican primary, 2011: Senate District 36[2]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jeffrey M. Frederick 3,670 68.64
Tito A. Munoz 1,676 31.35
Turnout 5,346

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 36[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Toddy Puller 21,441 96.34 +40.86%
Majority 20,672 96.34 +88.46%
Turnout 22,255 20.83 -8.29%
Democratic hold

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 36[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Toddy Puller 16,637 55.42 +3.02%
Republican Chris Braunlich 13,373 44.54 -3.01
Majority 3,264 7.88 +3.43%
Turnout 30,022 29.12
Democratic hold

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 36[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Toddy Puller 17,363 52.40 -.33%
Republican Dan Rinzel 15,757 47.55 +.32%
Majority 2,606 4.45 -1.05
Turnout 33,136
Democratic hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 36[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. 18,378 52.73
Republican Stan Parris 16,461 47.23
Majority 1,917 5.50
Turnout 34,851
Democratic hold

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 36 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944 No member elected District was defunct as a result of redistricting
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960 Armistead L. Boothe (D) City of Alexandria.
1960 - 1963
1963 - 1964 Leroy S. Bendheim (D)
1964 - 1968 No member elected District was defunct as a result of redistricting[7]
1968 - 1972
1972 - 1976 Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. (D) Fairfax County (part).
1976 - 1980
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996
1996 - 2000
2000 - 2004 Toddy Puller (D)
2004 - 2008 Fairfax County (part), Prince William County (part).
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016 Fairfax County (part), Prince William County (part) and Stafford County (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ "2011 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  3. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  4. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  6. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  7. ^ See, Davis v. Mann