1983 Virginia Senate election

All 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia were up for election on November 8, 1983, alongside the Virginia House of Delegates election.

1983 Virginia Senate elections

← 1979 November 8, 1983 1987 →

All 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout50.6%[1] Decrease 1.05 pp
  Majority party Minority party
  Senator Andrews 1988.jpg Senator Truban 1988.jpg
Leader Hunter Andrews William A. Truban
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 9, 1980 January 14, 1976
Leader's seat 1st 27th
Last election 30 seats, 63.5% 10 seats, 35.2%
Seats won 32 8
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 634,957 332,548
Percentage 64.0% 33.5%
Swing Increase 0.5 pp Decrease 1.7 pp

Majority leader before election

Hunter Andrews
Democratic

Elected Majority leader

Hunter Andrews
Democratic

Overall resultsEdit

32 8
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1979 1983 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 30 32   2 80.00% 634,957 63.98%   0.45%
Republican 10 8   2 20.00% 332,548 33.51%   1.67%
Independent 0 0   0.00% 11,508 1.16%   0.06%
- Write-ins 0 0   0.00%
Total 40 40 0 100.00% 992,460 100.00% -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved April 27, 2020.