Virginia Senate, District 30

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Virginia's 30th Senate District as enacted in 2011

District 30 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that currently encompasses portions of the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Fairfax County in the U.S. state of Virginia. The current Senator from District 30 is Adam Ebbin. As discussed below, the district's boundaries have varied greatly as Virginia has redistricted as a result of population changes documented in the decennial census, as well as court challenges to problematic reapportionments by the Virginia General Assembly.

Historical boundaries[edit]

From 1940 to 1952, the 30th Senate District included the Northern Neck counties of King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Richmond.

In 1962, the 30th Senate District included the counties of Caroline, Hanover, King William, Essex, King and Queen, and Middlesex in Central Virginia and the Middle Peninsula. As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the One person, one vote case of Davis v. Mann (which challenged under-representation in northern Virginia), the General Assembly redistricted itself such that in 1964-67 the 30th District included York County and the City of Newport News. In 1967, after implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislature redistricted again and the 30th District included all of the City of Richmond. Beginning in 1972, as a result of a regular decennial redistricting, the 30th Senate District included all of the City of Alexandria.

Current boundaries[edit]

All Virginia Senate districts were redrawn in 2011, such that the district now includes the eastern part of the City of Alexandria, southern part of the City and County of Arlington, and southeastern part of Fairfax County. Specifically, the 30th District now includes the Arlington neighborhoods of Arlington Ridge, Arlington View, Aurora Highlands, Aurora Hills, Claremont, Columbia Forest, Columbia Heights, Crystal City, Douglas Park, Fairlington and Nauck. In Alexandria, the district comprises the eastern part of the city, including the neighborhoods of Arlandria, Del Ray, Mount Vernon, North Ridge, Old Town, Parkfairfax, Parker Gray, and Seminary Hill. The Fairfax County areas represented are all in the Mount Vernon magisterial district and include Belle Haven, Belle View, Groveton, Huntington and Hybla Valley.

Election History[edit]

Election history of District 30 from 1995.

Most recent elections[edit]

2015[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2015: Senate District 30[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Adam Ebbin (incumbent) 27,274 76.73%
Independent Greens J. Ron Fisher 7,431 17.58%
Write-ins 841 2.37%

2011[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2011: Senate District 30[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Adam Ebbin 21,722 64.35 -30.85
Republican Timothy T. C. McGhee 11,955 35.41
Majority 9,767 28.94 -66.26%
Turnout 33,755 27.34 +7.25
Democratic hold

Previous elections[edit]

2007[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2007: Senate District 30[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patsy Ticer 20,853 95.20
Majority 20,853 95.20 -.18
Turnout 21,904 20.09 +3.09
Democratic hold

2003[edit]

Virginia state elections, 2003: Senate District 30[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patsy Ticer 18,633 95.38
Majority 18,633 95.38 +14.55
Turnout 19,536 17.50
Democratic hold

1999[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1999: Senate District 30[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patsy Ticer 17,846 80.83 +23.20
Independent C.W. Levy 3,938 17.84
Majority 13,908 62.99 +47.66
Turnout 22,079
Democratic hold

1995[edit]

Virginia state elections, 1995: Senate District 30[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bob Calhoun 13,868 42.30
Democratic Patsy Ticer 18,897 57.63
Majority 5,029 15.33
Turnout 32,788
Democratic gain from Republican

District officeholders[edit]

Years Senator, District 30 Counties/Cities in District
1940 - 1944 Robert O. Norris, Jr. (D) King George County, Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County.
1944 - 1948
1948 - 1952
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960 Thomas H. Blanton (D) Caroline County, Hanover County, King William County, Essex County, King and Queen County, Middlesex County.
1960 - 1964
1964 - 1968 Fred W. Bateman (D) York County and the City of Newport News.
1968 - 1970 Edward E. Willey (D) and J. Sargeant Reynolds (D) (multimember district) City of Richmond.
1970 - 1972 Edward E. Willey (D) and Douglas Wilder (D) [7](multimember district)
1972 - 1976 Leroy S. Bendheim (D) City of Alexandria.
1976 - 1980 Wiley F. Mitchell (R)
1980 - 1984
1984 - 1988
1988 - 1992 Wiley F. Mitchell (R)
Bob Calhoun (R)[8]
1992 - 1996 Bob Calhoun (R) City of Alexandria (part), Fairfax County (part).
1996 - 2000 Patsy Ticer (D)
2000 - 2004
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2012
2012 - 2016 Adam Ebbin (D) Arlington County (part), Fairfax County (part), City of Alexandria (part).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  2. ^ "2011 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  3. ^ "2007 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  4. ^ "2003 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  5. ^ "1999 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ "1995 General Election". Office of the State Board of Elections (Virginia). Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ elected in special election December 1969
  8. ^ elected in special election December 1989