1985 Virginia House of Delegates election

The Virginia House of Delegates election of 1985 was held on Tuesday, November 5. Primary elections were held on June 11, 1985.

Virginia House of Delegates election, 1985

← 1983 November 5, 1985 1987 →

All 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates
51 seats needed for a majority
Turnout53.0%[1] Increase
  Majority party Minority party
  Delegate Philpott 1988.jpg Delegate Callahan 1988.jpg
Leader A. L. Philpott Vince Callahan
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 65 34
Seats won 65 33
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 630,701 427,656
Percentage 58.3% 39.5%

Speaker before election

A. L. Philpott
Democratic

Elected Speaker

A. L. Philpott
Democratic

ResultsEdit

OverviewEdit

65 33 2
Democratic Republican
Parties Candidates Seats Popular Vote
1983 1985 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 79 65 65   65.00% 630,701 58.29%
Republican 59 34 33   1 33.00% 427,656 39.52%
Independent 5 1 2   1 0.00% 23,050 2.13%
- Write-ins - 0 0   0.00% 603 0.06%
Total 143 100 100 0 100.00% 1,082,010 100.00% -

Source[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Historical Elections Database". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved December 27, 2019.