Virginia's 16th Senate district

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Virginia's 16th
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 16 (2011).png
Current senatorRosalyn Dance (DPetersburg)
Demographics33% White
52% Black
9% Hispanic
2% Asian
3% Other
Population (2017)211,486[1]
Registered voters130,681[2]

Virginia's 16th Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Democratic Senator Rosalyn Dance since 2014; Dance was defeated by former Delegate Joe Morrissey in the 2019 primary elections, but her term will not end until 2020.

Geography[edit]

District 16 is a majority-black district in the Greater Richmond Region, including all of the cities of Hopewell and Petersburg and parts of Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, Prince George County, and the City of Richmond.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 4 and 7.[4]

Recent election results[edit]

2019[edit]

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 16[5]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Morrissey 8,622 56.4
Democratic Rosalyn Dance (incumbent) 6,665 43.6
Total votes 15,287 100
General election
Democratic Joe Morrissey 29,389 64.2
Independent Waylin Ross 15,719 34.4
Total votes 45,754 100
Democratic hold

2015[edit]

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosalyn Dance (incumbent) 4,967 62.0
Democratic Joseph E. Preston 3,039 37.9
Total votes 8,008 100
General election
Democratic Rosalyn Dance (incumbent) 17,331 72.7
Independent Joe Morrissey 6,090 25.5
Total votes 23,849 100
Democratic hold

2014 special[edit]

2014 Virginia Senate special election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosalyn Dance 29,237 73.0
Independent Preston Brown 10,154 25.4
Total votes 40,036 100
Democratic hold

2011[edit]

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry L. Marsh (incumbent) 16,711 69.0
Independent Preston Brown 7,391 30.5
Total votes 24,224 100
Democratic hold

Federal and statewide results in District 16[edit]

Year Office Results[7]
2017 Governor Northam 70.2–28.7%
2016 President Clinton 68.7–27.9%
2014 Senate Warner 68.7–28.9%
2013 Governor McAuliffe 67.1–27.0%
2012 President Obama 72.6–26.6%
Senate Kaine 72.6–27.4%

Historical results[edit]

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines.

2007[edit]

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry L. Marsh (incumbent) 11,186 66.6
Independent Robert Owens 5,557 33.1
Total votes 16,788 100
Democratic hold

2003[edit]

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry L. Marsh (incumbent) 13,901 99.0
Total votes 14,042 100
Democratic hold

1999[edit]

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry L. Marsh (incumbent) 12,806 98.3
Total votes 13,034 100
Democratic hold

1995[edit]

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 16[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry L. Marsh (incumbent) 19,723 99.5
Total votes 19,816 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate District 16, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 16 Description". Rosalyn R. Dance. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Virginia State Senate District 16". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 15 August 2019.