Virginia's 22nd Senate district

Virginia's 22nd Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Republican Senator Mark Peake since his victory in a 2017 special election to replace fellow Republican Tom Garrett, who had been elected to Congress.

Virginia's 22nd
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 22 (2011).png
Current senatorMark Peake (RLynchburg)
Demographics69% White
25% Black
2% Hispanic
1% Asian
2% Other
Population (2017)197,141[1]
Registered voters132,379[2]

GeographyEdit

District 22 is located in central Virginia, containing a large portion of the City of Lynchburg, part of Louisa County, and all of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, and Prince Edward Counties.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 5, 6, and 7, and Virginia House of Delegates districts 22, 23, 24, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, and 65.[4]

Recent election resultsEdit

2019Edit

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 22[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Peake (incumbent) 37,612 62.8
Democratic Dakota Claytor 22,246 37.1
Total votes 59,929 100
Republican hold

2017 specialEdit

2017 Virginia Senate special election, District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Peake 13,713 53.1
Democratic Ryant Washington 10,226 39.6
Independent Joseph Hines 1,884 8.9
Total votes 25,842 100
Republican hold

2015Edit

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Garrett (incumbent) 24,913 95.3
Total votes 26,132 100
Republican hold

2011Edit

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Garrett 3,240 26.0
Republican Brian Bates 3,069 24.6
Republican Mark Peake 2,810 22.5
Republican Bryan Rhode 2,560 20.5
Republican Claudia Tucker 797 6.4
Total votes 12,478 100
General election
Republican Tom Garrett 28,357 58.1
Democratic Bertram Felix Dodson, Jr. 20,389 41.8
Total votes 48,815 100
Republican hold

Federal and statewide results in District 22Edit

Year Office Results[7]
2017 Governor Gillespie 57.1–41.8%
2016 President Trump 54.8–40.6%
2014 Senate Gillespie 55.4–42.0%
2013 Governor Cuccinelli 52.9–39.4%
2012 President Romney 53.6–44.9%
Senate Allen 53.8–46.2%

Historical resultsEdit

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines. Under the lines drawn in 2011, 22nd district incumbent Ralph K. Smith was redrawn into the 19th district, making the 22nd district an open seat.

2007Edit

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph K. Smith 3,645 50.5
Republican Brandon Bell (incumbent) 3,570 49.5
Total votes 7,215 100
General election
Republican Ralph K. Smith 21,193 50.8
Democratic Michael Breiner 20,452 49.0
Total votes 41,757 100
Republican hold

2003Edit

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brandon Bell 23,810 56.7
Democratic Stephen Emick 18,140 43.2
Total votes 41,956 100
Republican hold

1999Edit

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Malfourd W. Trumbo (incumbent) 27,378 99.9
Total votes 27,406 100
Republican hold

1995Edit

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 22[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Malfourd W. Trumbo (incumbent) 34,312 99.9
Total votes 34,361 100
Republican hold

District officeholdersEdit

Years Senator, District 22 Counties/Cities in District
1940–1944 W. D. Medley (D) Arlington County
1944–1948
1948–1952 Charles R. Fenwick (D)
1952–1956
1956–1960 Curry Carter (D) Augusta County, Highland County, and the Cities of Staunton, Virginia and Waynesboro, Virginia
1960–1964
1964–1966 Augusta County, Bath County, Highland County, and the City of Staunton, Virginia and the City of Waynesboro, Virginia
1966–1968 Edward O. McCue (D) Albemarle County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Madison County, Powhatan County and the City of Charlottesville
1968–1972
1972–1976 David F. Thornton (R) Allegheny County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Roanoke County (part) and all of the cities of Salem, Clifton Forge and Covington
1976–1980 Dudley J. Emick|Dudley J. "Buzz" Emick (D)
1980–1984
1984–1988
1988–1992
1992–1996 Malfourd W. "Bo" Trumbo Allegheny County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Giles County, Pulaski County (part), Roanoke County (part) and all of the cities of Clifton Forge, Covington, Radford and Salem
1996–2000
2000–2004
2004–2008 J. Brandon Bell (R) Botetourt County, the City of Radford, the City of Salem, Montgomery County (part) and Roanoke County (part)
2008–2012 Ralph K. Smith (R)
2012–2016 Tom Garrett (R) Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Fluvanna County, Goochland County, Prince Edward County, Parts of Louisa County and Lynchburg City
2017–present Mark J. Peake (R)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Senate District 22, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 22 Description". Mark J. Peake, Jr. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Virginia State Senate District 22". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 18 August 2019.