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Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Virginia's second congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It currently encompasses all of Accomack, Northampton and York counties, all of the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton, although its boundaries changed greatly over the centuries (it initially encompassed what became West Virginia after the American Civil War). Republican Scott Rigell defeated Democrat Glenn Nye in the November 2, 2010 election, and took his seat January 3, 2011 until 2017, when he was succeeded by Scott Taylor. In the November 6, 2018 election, Democrat Elaine Luria defeated Republican Scott Taylor. It is now considered one of Virginia's most competitive congressional districts.

Virginia's 2nd congressional district
Representative
  Elaine Luria
DNorfolk
Distribution
  • 92.57[1]% urban
  • 7.43% rural
Population (2016)745,816[2]
Median income$70,500[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[4]

2016 redistrictingEdit

 
This image shows the 2016 court-ordered VA Congressional districts.

The Virginia Legislature's 2012 redistricting of the adjacent 3rd district was found unconstitutional and replaced with a court-ordered redistricting on January 16, 2016 for the 2016 elections.[5][6][7][8][9]

Statewide racesEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
 
John Brown
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
June 1, 1792
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Resigned.
Vacant June 2, 1792 –
March 3, 1793
 
Andrew Moore
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
 
David Holmes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
James Stephenson Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1803.
Lost re-election.
John Morrow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Lost re-election.
James Stephenson Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1809.
Lost re-election.
John Baker Federalist March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1811.
Retired.
Francis White Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
Magnus Tate Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1815.
Retired.
Edward Colston Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected in 1817.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Van Swearingen Federalist March 4, 1819 –
August 19, 1822
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1822 –
October 28, 1822
James Stephenson Federalist October 28, 1822 –
March 3, 1823
Elected to finish Van Swearingen's term and seated December 2, 1822.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
Arthur Smith Crawford Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 20th district and Re-elected in 1823.
Retired.
James Trezvant Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
Elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Y. Mason
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
January 11, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant January 12, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
Francis E. Rives Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
George B. Cary Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
George Dromgoole Democratic March 4, 1843 –
April 27, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 27, 1847 –
August 5, 1847
Richard K. Meade Democratic August 5, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
John Millson
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 26, 1870
Civil War
James H. Platt Jr. Republican January 27, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John Goode Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John F. Dezendorf
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Harry Libbey
Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
George E. Bowden
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John W. Lawson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
David Gardiner Tyler
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
William A. Young Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 26, 1898
Election invalidated
 
Richard A. Wise
Republican April 26, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
William A. Young Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 12, 1900
Election invalidated
 
Richard A. Wise
Republican March 12, 1900 –
December 21, 1900
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 21, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
 
Harry L. Maynard
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Edward E. Holland
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Joseph T. Deal
Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Menalcus Lankford Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
Colgate Darden Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Norman R. Hamilton
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Colgate Darden
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
March 1, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run for Governor of Virginia.
Vacant March 1, 1941 –
April 8, 1941
Winder R. Harris Democratic April 8, 1941 –
September 15, 1944
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant September 15, 1944 –
November 7, 1944
 
Ralph H. Daughton
Democratic November 7, 1944 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Porter Hardy Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1969
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
G. William Whitehurst
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1987
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Owen B. Pickett
Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2001
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Ed Schrock
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2005
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Thelma Drake
Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Glenn Nye
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Scott Rigell
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2017
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Scott Taylor
Republican January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Elaine Luria
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
Elected in 2018.

Living former MembersEdit

As of January 2019, there are six living former members. The most recent representative to die was Owen B. Pickett (served 1987–2001) on October 27, 2010.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
G. William Whitehurst 1969–1987 (1925-03-12) March 12, 1925 (age 94)
Ed Schrock 2001–2005 (1941-04-06) April 6, 1941 (age 78)
Thelma D. Drake 2005–2009 (1949-11-20) November 20, 1949 (age 69)
Glenn Nye 2009–2011 (1974-09-09) September 9, 1974 (age 45)
Scott Rigell 2011–2017 (1960-05-28) May 28, 1960 (age 59)
Scott Taylor 2017–2019 (1979-06-27) June 27, 1979 (age 40)

Election resultsEdit

1980sEdit

Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (Incumbent) 97,319 89.84%
Independent Kenneth P. Morrison 11,003 10.16%
Write-in 6 0.01%
Total votes 108,328 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (Incumbent) 78,108 99.88%
Write-in 97 0.12%
Total votes 78,205 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. William Whitehurst (Incumbent) 136,632 99.81%
Write-in 256 0.19%
Total votes 136,888 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett 54,491 49.46%
Republican A. J. "Joe" Canada 46,137 41.88%
Independent Stephen P. Shao 9,492 8.62%
Write-in 49 0.04%
Total votes 110,169 100%
Democratic gain from Republican
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 106,666 60.53%
Republican Jerry R. Curry 62,564 35.51%
Independent Stephen P. Shao 4,255 2.41%
Independent Robert A. Smith 2,691 1.53%
Write-in 32 0.02%
Total votes 176,208 100%
Democratic hold

1990sEdit

Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 55,179 74.95%
Independent Harry G. Broskie 15,915 21.62%
Write-in 2,524 3.43%
Total votes 73,618 100%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 99,253 56.03%
Republican J. L. Chapman IV 77,797 43.92%
Write-in 83 0.05%
Total votes 177,133 100%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 81,372 59.05%
Republican J. L. Chapman IV 56,375 40.91%
Write-in 55 0.04%
Total votes 137,802 100%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 106,215 64.77%
Republican John F. Tate 57,586 35.11%
Write-in 195 0.12%
Total votes 163,996 100%
Democratic hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Owen B. Pickett (Incumbent) 67,975 94.29%
Write-in 4,116 5.71%
Total votes 72,091 100%
Democratic hold

2000sEdit

Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward L. Schrock 97,856 51.96%
Democratic Jody M. Wagner 90,328 47.96%
Write-in 145 0.08%
Total votes 188,329 100%
Republican gain from Democratic
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward L. Schrock (Incumbent) 103,807 83.15%
Green D. C. Amarasinghe 20,589 16.49%
Write-in 450 0.36%
Total votes 124,846 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thelma D. Drake 132,946 55.08%
Democratic David B. Ashe 108,180 44.82%
Write-in 254 0.11%
Total votes 241,380 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thelma D. Drake (Incumbent) 88,777 51.27%
Democratic Phil Kellam 83,901 48.45%
Write-in 481 0.28%
Total votes 173,159 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn Nye 141,857 52.40%
Republican Thelma D. Drake (Incumbent) 128,486 47.46%
Write-in 368 0.14%
Total votes 270,711 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

2010sEdit

Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. Scott Rigell 88,340 53.12%
Democratic Glenn Nye (Incumbent) 70,591 42.45%
Independent Kenny E. Golden 7,194 4.33%
Write-in 164 0.10%
Total votes 166,289 100%
Republican gain from Democratic
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. Scott Rigell (Incumbent) 166,231 53.76%
Democratic Paul O. Hirschbiel, Jr. 142,548 46.10%
Write-in 443 0.14%
Total votes 309,222 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2014 [24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. Scott Rigell (Incumbent) 101,558 58.68%
Democratic Suzanne Patrick 71,178 41.13%
Write-in 324 0.19%
Total votes 173,060 100%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2016 [25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Taylor 190,475 61.33%
Democratic Shaun D. Brown 119,440 38.46%
Write-in 652 0.21%
Total votes 310,567 100.00%
Republican hold
Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2018 [26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Luria 139,571 51.05%
Republican Scott Taylor (Incumbent) 133,458 48.81%
Write-in 371 0.14%
Total votes 273,400 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=51&cd=02
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Court Ordered Redistricting". Redistricting.dls.virginia.gov. September 3, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  6. ^ http://redistricting.dls.virginia.gov/2010/Data/Court%20Ordered%20Redistricting/2016%2001%2007%20Personnhuballah%20v%20Alcorn%20Civil%20Action%20No.%203-13cv678.pdf
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  8. ^ Todd Ruger (February 1, 2016). "Supreme Court Allows Virginia Redistricting to Stand in 2016". Roll Call. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Andrew Cain (January 7, 2016). "Judges impose new Va. congressional map, redrawing 3rd, 4th Districts &". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
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  11. ^ a b c "NOVEMBER 4, 1997 GENERAL ELECTION For Office of Governor". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "November 7th - General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. November 20, 2000. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
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  14. ^ "Official Results: Senate". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  15. ^ "November 2nd - General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  16. ^ a b c "November 2005 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  17. ^ "November 2006 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "November 2008 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  19. ^ "November 2009 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  20. ^ a b "November 2009 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  21. ^ a b "November 2012 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  22. ^ "2017 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
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  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  26. ^ "2018 November General Congress". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 7, 2018.

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