Virginia Senate, District 1

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District 1 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses all of the City of Williamsburg, most of the City of Newport News and parts of James City County, York County, the City of Suffolk and the City of Hampton. The seat is vacant as of April 4, 2016, due to the death of John C. Miller.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1956, the 1st Senate District included the Virginia Tidewater county of Princess Anne and the Eastern Shore counties of Accomac and Northampton.

From 1956 to 1966, the 1st Senate District was mostly unchanged, except that the City of Virginia Beach was formed out of part of Princess Anne County and was included in the 1st district. 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 1972, the 1st district included all of the counties of Accomac, Northampton, Mathews, Gloucester and York.

Beginning in 1972, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 1st Senate District encompassed all of the City of Hampton.

From 1992 - 2011, the district included all of the City of Poquoson, and parts of the cities of Hampton and Newport News, and part of York County.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011 and the 2011 elections are being contested in these districts. The 1st District includes all of the City of Williamsburg, most of the City of Newport News, and parts of James City County, York County, the City of Suffolk and the City of Hampton.[1]

Election history[edit]

Election history of District 1 from 1995.

Most recent elections[edit]

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2011: Senate District 1[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John C. Miller 17,195 51.70 +.65%
Republican Mickey Chohany 15,993 48.08 -.56%
Majority 1,202 3.62 +1.21%
Turnout 33,257 28.49 -1.06%
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 1[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John C. Miller 15,502 51.05
Republican Patricia B. "Tricia" Stall 14,771 48.64
Majority 731 2.41
Turnout 30,366 29.43
Democratic gain from Republican


Republican primary, 2007: Senate District 1[4]
Candidate Votes % ±
Marty Williams (incumbent) 3,999 45.67
Patricia B. "Trisha" Stall 4,757 54.32
Turnout 8,756

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 1[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marty Williams 10,261 94.52 -1.61%
Majority 9,466 89.04 -3.22%
Turnout 10,856 11.25
Republican hold

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 1[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marty Williams 25,416 96.13 +44.08
Majority 24,393 92.26 +87.66
Turnout 26,439
Republican hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 1[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hunter Andrews 18,047 47.45
Republican Marty Williams 19,797 52.05
Majority 1750 4.60
Turnout 38,033
Republican gain from Democratic

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 1 Counties/Cities in District
1904 - 1906 J. Cloyd Byars (D) Washington County, Smyth County, City of Bristol.
1906 - 1908 Alanson T. Lincoln (R)
1908 - 1912
1912 - 1913 David C. Cummings, Jr. (D)
1913 - 1916 Benjamin F. Buchanan (D)
1916 - 1920 John P. Buchanan (D)
1920 - 1924 John H. Hassinger (R)
1924 - 1928 Warner Ames (D) Accomac County, Northampton County, Princess Anne County.
1928 - 1932 George L. Doughty (D)
1932 - 1936 Jefferson F. Walter (D)
1936 - 1940
1940 - 1942
1942 - 1944 Ben T. Gunter, Jr. (D)
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952
1952 - 1956 Alfred V. Etheridge (D)
1956 - 1960 E. Almer Ames, Jr. (D) Accomac County, Northampton County, Princess Anne County, City of Virginia Beach.
1960 - 1964
1964 - 1966
1966 - 1968 Accomac County, Gloucester County, Northampton County, Mathews County, and York County.
1968 - 1972 William E. Fears (D)
1972 - 1976 Hunter Andrews (D) City of Hampton.
1976 - 1980
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992
1992 - 1996 City of Poquoson, City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part) and York County (part).
1996 - 2000 Marty Williams (R)
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2012 John C. Miller (D)
2012 - 2016 City of Williamsburg, James City County (part), York County (part), City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part) and City of Suffolk (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Legislative Services, HB 5005/Ch.1 enacted 4/29/11
  2. ^ "2011 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ "2007 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  5. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  7. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-10-20.