Virginia's 19th Senate district

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Virginia's 19th
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 19 (2011).png
Current senatorDavid Suetterlein (RSalem)
Demographics91% White
4% Black
2% Hispanic
2% Asian
1% Other
Population (2017)200,391[1]
Registered voters138,626[2]

Virginia's 19th Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Republican Senator David Suetterlein since 2016, succeeding his retiring former boss Ralph K. Smith.

Geography[edit]

District 19 is based in Southwest Virginia, including all of Floyd County and the City of Salem and parts of Bedford, Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Roanoke, and Wythe Counties.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 5, 6, and 9. In the Virginia House of Delegates, it overlaps with districts 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, and 22.[4]

Recent election results[edit]

2019[edit]

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 19[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Suetterlein (incumbent)
Democratic Flourette Ketner
Total votes

2015[edit]

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Suetterlein 33,120 64.9
Democratic Michael Hamler 15,738 30.8
Independent Steven Nelson 2,134 4.2
Total votes 51,063 100
Republican hold

2011[edit]

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph K. Smith (incumbent) 28,065 56.3
Independent Brandon Bell 21,551 43.3
Total votes 49,807 100
Republican hold

Federal and statewide results in District 19[edit]

Year Office Results[7]
2017 Governor Gillespie 65.6–33.2%
2016 President Trump 66.7–28.8%
2014 Senate Gillespie 60.8–36.4%
2013 Governor Cuccinelli 60.7–30.2%
2012 President Romney 63.6–34.2%
Senate Allen 62.5–37.5%

Historical results[edit]

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines. In 2011, Ralph K. Smith, the incumbent from the 22nd district, was redistricted into the 19th district; meanwhile, then-19th district incumbent Bill Stanley was redistricted into the 20th district.

2011 special[edit]

2011 Virginia Senate special election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Stanley 10,287 61.4
Democratic Henry Davis, Jr. 6,430 38.4
Total votes 16,746 100
Republican hold

2007[edit]

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Hurt 29,735 75.7
Independent Sherman Witcher 9,488 24.2
Total votes 36,269 100
Republican hold

2003[edit]

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles R. Hawkins (incumbent) 23,622 100
Total votes 23,627 100
Republican hold

1999[edit]

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles R. Hawkins (incumbent) 17,834 99.9
Total votes 17,843 100
Republican hold

1995[edit]

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 19[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles R. Hawkins (incumbent) 27,350 70.8
Democratic Joyce Glaise 11,302 29.2
Total votes 38,653 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate District 19, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 19 Description". David R. Suetterlein. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Virginia State Senate District 19". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 16 August 2019.