Virginia Senate, District 7

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District 7 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses portions of Norfolk and Virginia Beach in the U.S. state of Virginia. This district is currently represented by Frank Wagner.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 - 1954, the district was composed of Brunswick and Mecklenberg counties in Southside Virginia. In 1955, Lunenburg County was added. That configuration lasted until 1965. From 1965 - 1972, the 7th District included Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Mecklenberg and the City of Petersburg.[1] From 1972 - 1980, the 7th District was merged with the 5th and 6th Districts and they were jointly represented by three Senators. After the 1981 redistricting, there were no more multimember Senate districts. From 1982 - 1992, the district included parts of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. From 1992 - 2011, the district was entirely located within the City of Virginia Beach.

Current boundaries[edit]

The 7th District comprises parts of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach in the Hampton Roads area of Southeast Virginia. The district includes only two precincts in Norfolk, so almost the entire district is in Virginia Beach.

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 6 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1942 H. B. Moseley (D) Brunswick County and Mecklenburg County.
1942 - 1944 Y. Melvin Hodges (D)
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952 Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. (D)
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1958 Brunswick County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County.
1958 - 1960 Joseph C. Hutcheson (D)
1960 - 1962
1962 - 1966
1966 - 1972 Brunswick County, Dinwiddie County, Mecklenburg County and the City of Petersburg.
1972 - 1976 Stanley C. Walker (D)
Peter K. Babalas (D)
Thomas McNamara
City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach (part). (Consolidated with Districts 5 and 6 to form a multi-member district)
1976 - 1980 Stanley C. Walker (D)
Peter K. Babalas (D)
Joseph T. Fitzpatrick (D)
1980 - 1984 Clancy A. Holland (D) City of Virginia Beach (part).
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996
1996 - 2000 Ed Schrock (R)
2000 - 2001
2001 - 2004 Frank Wagner (R)
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016 City of Norfolk (part), City of Virginia Beach (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates (1983). The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1962-1981. Richmond, Virginia: Commonwealth of Virginia.