2023 Virginia Senate election

The 2023 Virginia Senate election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, concurrently with elections for the Virginia House of Delegates, to elect senators to all 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia for the 163rd and 164th Virginia Assembly. These will be the first elections held following redistricting as a result of the 2020 census.[1]

2023 Virginia Senate election

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All 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia
21[a] seats needed for a majority
  Sen. Saslaw 2018 (cropped).jpg Tommy Norment (cropped).jpg
Leader Dick Saslaw Tommy Norment
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 10, 1996 January 9, 2008
Leader's seat 35th district 3rd district
Current seats 21 19[b]
Seats needed Steady Increase 1

Incumbent Majority Leader

Dick Saslaw
Democratic



BackgroundEdit

Following the 2019 election, the Democratic Party gained 2 seats in the Senate, and gained control of both chambers of the General Assembly, marking the first time that Democrats held a government trifecta in Virginia since 1993.[2] This was short lived, however, as Republicans regained the governorship and the House of Delegates in the 2021 elections.

OverviewEdit

 
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % Before After +/–
Democratic 21
Republican [b]19
Total 100.00 40

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A majority of 20 is also possible as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia holds the tie-breaker vote.
  2. ^ a b Includes one non-caucusing Republican senator, Amanda Chase.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virginia State Senate elections, 2023". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Gov. Northam appoints retiring Sen. Frank Wagner as Deputy Director of Virginia Lottery". WTKR. May 3, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2022.