Virginia Senate, District 9

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District 9 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses all of Charles City County and portions of the City of Richmond, Henrico County and Hanover County in the U.S. state of Virginia. The current Senator from District 9 is Donald McEachin.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1956, the 9th Senate District included the Virginia Piedmont counties of Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson and Powhatan.

From 1956 to 1966, the 9th Senate District included all of Arlington County. 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 1970, Arlington County was divided into 2 districts with the 9th District including only the southern portion of the county.

Beginning in 1972, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 9th Senate District was relocated to Richmond and included the eastern side of the City of Richmond. In 1981, the district was expanded to include part of Henrico County, in addition to part of the City of Richmond. In 1992, the district saw Charles City County added to the district which still incorporated part of Henrico County and part of the City of Richmond.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011. The 9th District includes all of Charles City County, and parts of Henrico County, Hanover County and the City of Richmond. In Henrico County, the district includes all of the eastern side of the county, including the areas of Sandston, Highland Springs, Chamberlayne and Glen Allen. In the City of Richmond, the 9th district includes Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip, Court End, Capitol Square, Jackson Ward, parts of the Fan District, Carytown, Windsor Farms, Brookland Park, Ginter Park and Washington Park. In Hanover County, the town of Ashland and nearby rural areas are included.

Election History[edit]

Election history of District 9 from 1995.

Most recent elections[edit]

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2011: Senate District 9[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donald McEachin 28,444 90.80 +9.89%
Majority 25,664 90.80 +28.15%
Turnout 31,324 26.57 +6.55%
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 9[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Donald McEachin 16,782 80.91
Independent Silver Persinger 3,789 18.26
Majority 12,993 62.65 -35.23
Turnout 20,740 20.02 +.41
Democratic hold


Democratic primary, 2007: Senate District 9[3]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Benjamin Lambert 4,512 41.91
Donald McEachin 6,253 58.08
Turnout 10,765 10.43

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 9[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Benjamin Lambert 18,747 98.94 -.31
Majority 18,546 97.88 -.62
Turnout 18,948 19.61
Democratic hold

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 9[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Benjamin Lambert 9,571 99.25 -.63
Majority 9,499 98.50 -1.86
Turnout 6,643
Democratic hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 9[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Benjamin Lambert 21,174 99.88
Majority 21,149 99.76
Turnout 21,199
Democratic hold

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 9 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944 Robert K. Brock (D) Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Nelson County and Powhatan County
1944 - 1948
1948 W. Dennis Kendig (D) [7]
1949 - 1952 George W. Palmer
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960 Charles R. Fenwick (D) [8] Arlington County.
1960 - 1964
1964 - 1968 Arlington County (part).
1968 - 1972 M. Patton Echols (R)
1972 - 1976 Douglas Wilder (D) [9] City of Richmond (part).
1976 - 1980
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1986
1986 - 1988 Benjamin Lambert (D) City of Richmond (part) and Henrico County (part).
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996 Charles City County, City of Richmond (part) and Henrico County (part).
1996 - 2000
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2012 Donald McEachin (D)
2012 - 2016 Charles City County, Hanover County (part), Henrico County (part) and City of Richmond (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  3. ^ "2007 Democratic Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  4. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  5. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  6. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  7. ^ died in office
  8. ^ died in office
  9. ^ Elected Lieutenant Governor and resigned in January 1986