Virginia's 9th congressional district

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Virginia's 9th congressional district
Virginia's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Morgan Griffith (RSalem)
Population (2000) 643,514
Median income $29,783
Ethnicity 94.0% White, 3.9% Black, 0.8% Asian, 1.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Virginia's ninth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia, covering much of the southwestern part of the state. The 9th is Virginia's second-largest district in area, covering 8800.24 square miles (slightly larger than the whole state of New Jersey). The current representative is Morgan Griffith (R).

Despite the fact that the district had been in Democratic hands for nearly three decades, it has always had a strong social conservative bent, one that turned it towards the Republicans starting in the 1990s. It last supported a Democrat for president in 1996, and has only supported a Democrat in two statewide contests since then. Republican presidential candidate John McCain received 59% of the vote in the 9th district in 2008, his best performance in any of Virginia's eleven congressional districts. The 9th District is the only district in Virginia that cast more votes for Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary. Clinton won more than 60% of the vote here despite Congressman Rick Boucher's endorsement of Obama.

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 U.S. President Clinton 46 - 43 - 10%[2]
U.S. Senator Warner 55 - 44%[3]
U.S. Representative Boucher 65 - 31%[4]
1997 Governor Gilmore 57 - 41%[5]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 51 - 44%[6]
Attorney General Earley 56 - 44%[7]
1998 U.S. Representative Boucher 61 - 39%[8]
2000 U.S. President Bush 55 - 42%[9]
U.S. Senator Allen 57 - 43%[10]
U.S. Representative Boucher 70 - 30%[11]
2001 Governor Warner 52 - 47%[12]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 49 - 49%
Attorney General Kilgore 69 - 31%
2002 U.S. Senator Warner 83 - 8 - 9%[13]
U.S. Representative Boucher 66 - 34%[14]
2004 U.S. President Bush 60 - 39%[15]
U.S. Representative Boucher 59 - 39%[16]
2005 Governor Kilgore 55 - 43%[17]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 57 - 43%[18]
Attorney General McDonnell 58 - 42%[19]
2006 U.S. Senator Allen 55 - 44%[20]
U.S. Representative Boucher 68 - 32%[21]
2008 U.S. President McCain 59 - 40%[22]
U.S. Senator Warner 63 - 36%[23]
U.S. Representative Boucher 97 - 3%[24]
2009 Governor McDonnell 66 - 34%[25]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 66 - 34%[26]
Attorney General Cuccinelli 66 - 34%[27]
2010 U.S. Representative Griffith 51 - 46%[28]
2012 U.S. President Romney 63 - 35%[29]
U.S. Senator Allen 62 - 38%[30]
U.S. Representative Griffith 61 - 39%[31]
2013 Governor [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Lieutenant Governor [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Attorney General [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
2014 U.S. Senator [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
U.S. Representative [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Area covered[edit]

It covers all or part of the following political subdivisions:

Counties[edit]

The entirety of:

Portions of:

Cities[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1789
Theodorick Bland.jpg Theodorick Bland Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
June 1, 1790
Died.
Vacant June 2, 1790 –
December 6, 1790
William Branch Giles.jpg William B. Giles Anti-Administration December 7, 1790 –
March 4, 1795
Resigned.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
October 2, 1798
Vacant October 3, 1798 –
December 2, 1798
Joseph Eggleston Democratic-Republican December 3, 1798 –
March 4, 1801
Retired.
William Branch Giles.jpg William B. Giles Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 4, 1803
Appointed to U.S. Senate.
Philip R. Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
Retired.
John Love Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 4, 1811
Retired.
Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 4, 1813
Elected VA-10.
John P. Hungerford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1817
Retired.
William L. Ball Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1823
Elected to VA-13.
AndrewStevenson.jpg Andrew Stevenson Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Redistricted to the 11th district
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1833
William P. Taylor Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
Lost re-election.
John Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
Retired.
RbrtMTHntr.jpg Robert M. T. Hunter Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1843
Lost re-election.
Samuel Chilton Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Retired.
John S. Pendleton Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1849
Lost re-election.
Jeremiah Morton Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1851
Lost re-election.
James F. Strother Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Lost re-election.
JohnLetcher.jpg John Letcher Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1859
Retired to run for Governor of Virginia.
JohnTHarris.jpg John T. Harris Independent Democrat March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1861
Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
June 19, 1863
Civil War
District eliminated June 20, 1863
District re-created: March 4, 1873
ReesBowen.jpg Rees T. Bowen Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Retired.
Congressman William Terry.jpg William Terry Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Lost re-election.
ALPridemore2.jpg Auburn L. Pridemore Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
Lost re-election.
JBRichmond.jpg James B. Richmond Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1881
Lost re-election.
Abramfulkerson.jpg Abram Fulkerson Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Retired.
Henry Bowen Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
Lost re-election.
Connally F. Trigg Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1887
Lost re-election.
Henry Bowen Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1889
Lost re-election.
John A. Buchanan Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Retired.
James W. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Lost re-election.
JAWalker.jpg James A. Walker Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
Lost re-election.
William F. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1903
Lost re-election.
Campbell Slemp Republican March 4, 1903 –
October 13, 1907
Died.
Vacant October 14, 1907 –
December 16, 1907
C. Bascom Slemp cph.3b21040.jpg C. Bascom Slemp Republican December 17, 1907 –
March 4, 1923
Retired.
GeorgeCPeery.jpg George C. Peery Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
Retired.
Joseph C. Shaffer Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1931
Lost re-election.
John W. Flannagan, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 4, 1933
Elected to VA-AL.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
John W. Flannagan, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
Retired.
Thomas B. Fugate Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Retired.
William C. Wampler.jpg William C. Wampler Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Lost re-election.
William P. Jennings Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
Lost re-election.
William C. Wampler.jpg William C. Wampler Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election.
Rick Boucher, official 109th Congress photo.jpg Frederick C. Boucher Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election.
Morgan Griffith, Official Portrait, 112th Congress B.jpg Morgan Griffith Republican January 3, 2011 – Present First elected in 2010.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]


Notes[edit]

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  8. ^ "7th Congressional District". Commonwealth Of Virginia/State Board Of Elections/ELECTION RESULTS/NOVEMBER 3, 1998 GENERAL ELECTION/For Office of United States House of Representatives/By Congressional District. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
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  11. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives/Congressional District 009". Commonwealth of Virginia/November 7, 2000 – General Election/OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
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  21. ^ "Official Results/U.S. House of Representatives". General Election – November 7, 2006. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "President>President And Vice President>Votes By District". November 2008 Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
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  24. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives". November 2008 Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Governor>Votes by District". November 2009 General Election Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Lieutenant Governor>Votes by District". November 2009 General Election Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Attorney General>Votes by District". November 2009 General Election Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives". November 2, 2010 General and Special Elections Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "President>President And Vice President>Votes By District". November 2012 Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Congress>U.S. Senate>United States Senate>Votes By District". November 2012 Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives". November 2012 Official Results. Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

References[edit]

Coordinates: 36°59′00″N 81°21′02″W / 36.98333°N 81.35056°W / 36.98333; -81.35056