1989 Virginia House of Delegates election

The Virginia House of Delegates election of 1989 was held on Tuesday, November 7. Primary elections were held on June 13, 1989.

Virginia House of Delegates election, 1989

← 1987 November 7, 1989 1991 →

All 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates
51 seats needed for a majority
Turnout66.5%[1] Increase
  Majority party Minority party
  Delegate Philpott 1988.jpg Delegate Guest 1988.jpg
Leader A. L. Philpott Andy Guest
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 9, 1980 December 3, 1985
Leader's seat 11th 31st
Last election 64 + 1 35
Seats won 59 + 1 40
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 5
Popular vote 788,087 668,856
Percentage 53.0% 45.0%
Swing Decrease 3.9% Increase 5.0%

Speaker before election

A. L. Philpott
Democratic

Elected Speaker

A. L. Philpott
Democratic

ResultsEdit

OverviewEdit

59 40 1
Democratic Republican
Parties Candidates Seats Popular Vote
1987 1989 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 79 [a] 64 59   5 59.00% 788,087 52.98%
Republican 61 35 40   5 40.00% 668,856 44.96%
Independent 9 1 1   1.00% 28,055 1.89%
- Write-ins - 0 0   0.00% 2,643 0.18%
Total 149 100 100 0 100.00% 1,487,641 100.00% -

Source[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jackie Stump was elected in the 4th district as an independent write-in candidate, but he then served in the Democratic caucus and is therefore included in the Democratic figures.
  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections. Archived from the original on October 18, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Historical Elections Database". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved December 27, 2019.