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Virginia's 1st Senate district

Virginia's 1st Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Democratic Senator T. Monty Mason since his victory in a 2016 special election following the death of fellow Democrat John C. Miller.

Virginia's 1st
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 1 (2011).png
Current senatorT. Monty Mason (DWilliamsburg)
Demographics51% White
32% Black
9% Hispanic
3% Asian
4% Other
Population (2017)205,028[1]
Registered voters129,056[2]

GeographyEdit

District 1 is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia, including all of Williamsburg and parts of Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, James City County, and York County.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 1, 2, and 3.[4]

Recent election resultsEdit

2019Edit

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 1[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic T. Monty Mason (incumbent) 36,836 89.8
Total votes 41,008 100
Democratic hold

2016 specialEdit

2016 Virginia Senate special election, District 1[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic T. Monty Mason 49,251 58.1
Republican Thomas R. Holston 31,740 37.4
Independent John R. Bloom 3,534 4.2
Total votes 84,762 100
Democratic hold

2015Edit

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 1[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John C. Miller (incumbent) 17,989 59.4
Republican Mark Matney 12,278 40.6
Total votes 30,267 100
Democratic hold

2011Edit

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 1[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John C. Miller (incumbent) 17,196 51.8
Republican Michael Chohany 15,994 48.2
Total votes 33,190 100
Democratic hold

Federal and statewide results in District 1Edit

Year Office Results[6]
2017 Governor Northam 62.3–36.5%
2016 President Clinton 57.5–36.8%
2014 Senate Warner 56.8–40.9%
2013 Governor McAuliffe 55.4–38.3%
2012 President Obama 59.6–39.0%
Senate Kaine 60.8–39.2%

Historical resultsEdit

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines.

2007Edit

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 1[7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Stall 4,757 54.3
Republican Marty Williams (incumbent) 3,999 45.7
Total votes 8,756 100
General election
Democratic John C. Miller 15,502 51.1
Republican Patricia Stall 14,771 48.6
Total votes 30,366 100
Democratic gain from Republican

2003Edit

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 1[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marty Williams (incumbent) 10,261 94.5
Total votes 10,856 100
Republican hold

1999Edit

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 1[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marty Williams (incumbent) 25,416 96.1
Total votes 26,439 100
Republican hold

1995Edit

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 1[7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marty Williams 2,406 51.3
Republican John J. Gill 2,284 48.7
Total votes 4,690 100
General election
Republican Marty Williams 19,979 52.5
Democratic Hunter Andrews (incumbent) 18,047 47.5
Total votes 38,033 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District officeholders since 1904Edit

Years Senator, District 1 Counties/Cities in District
1904–1906 J. Cloyd Byars (D) Washington County, Smyth County, City of Bristol
1906–1908 Alanson T. Lincoln (R)
1908–1912
1912–1913 David C. Cummings, Jr. (D)
1913–1916 Benjamin F. Buchanan (D)
1916–1920 John P. Buchanan (D)
1920–1924 John H. Hassinger (R)
1924–1928 Warner Ames (D) Accomac County, Northampton County, Princess Anne County
1928–1932 George L. Doughty (D)
1932–1936 Jefferson F. Walter (D)
1936–1940
1940–1942
1942–1944 Ben T. Gunter, Jr. (D)
1944–1948
1948–1952
1952–1956 Alfred V. Etheridge (D)
1956–1960 E. Almer Ames Jr. (D) Accomac County, Northampton County, Princess Anne County, City of Virginia Beach
1960–1964
1964–1966
1966–1968 Accomac County, Gloucester County, Northampton County, Mathews County, and York County
1968–1972 William E. Fears (D)
1972–1976 Hunter Andrews (D) City of Hampton
1976–1980
1980–1984
1984–1988
1988–1992
1992–1996 City of Poquoson, City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part) and York County (part)
1996–2000 Marty Williams (R)
2000–2004
2004–2008
2008–2012 John C. Miller (D)
2012–2016 City of Williamsburg, James City County (part), York County (part), City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part) and City of Suffolk (part)
2016–present T. Monty Mason (D)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Senate District 1, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 1 Description". T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Virginia State Senate District 1". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 1 August 2019.