Virginia's 4th congressional district

Virginia's fourth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. Taking in most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads, it covers all or part of the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, and all or part of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Suffolk. The current representative is Donald McEachin (D).

Virginia's 4th congressional district
Virginia's 4th congressional district (since 2017).png
Virginia's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Donald McEachin
DRichmond
Distribution
  • 73.83% urban[1]
  • 26.17% rural
Population (2019)768,382[2]
Median household
income
$60,407[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[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]

Recent election resultsEdit

2000sEdit

2000 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norman Sisisky (incumbent) 189,787 98.9
Write-ins 2,108 1.1
Total votes 191,895 100.00
2001 Virginia's 4th congressional district special election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes 70,917 52.0
Democratic Louise Lucas 65,190 47.8
Write-ins 208 0.1
Total votes 136,315 100.00
2002 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 108,733 97.9
Write-ins 2,308 2.1
Total votes 111,041 100.00
2004 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 182,131 64.5
Democratic Jonathan R. Menefee 100,162 35.8
Total votes 283,027 100.00
2006 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 150,967 76.12
Green Albert P. Burckard 46,487 23.4
Total votes 198,340 100.00
2008 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 199,075 59.5
Democratic Andrea Miller 135,041 23.4
Total votes 334,521 100.00

2010sEdit

2010 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 123,659 62.3
Democratic Wynne LeGrow 74,298 37.5
Total votes 198,389 100.00
2012 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 199,292 56.9
Democratic Ella Ward 150,190 42.9
Total votes 350,046 100.00
2014 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Forbes (incumbent) 120,684 60.2
Democratic Elliott Fausz 75,270 37.5
Libertarian Bo Brown 4,427 2.2
2016 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald McEachin 200,136 57.7
Republican Mike Wade 75,270 42.0
Total votes 346,656 100.00
2018 Virginia's 4th congressional district election[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald McEachin (incumbent) 187,642 62.6
Republican Ryan McAdams 107,706 35.9
Total votes 299,854 100.00

2020sEdit

2020 Virginia's 4th congressional district special election[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donald McEachin (incumbent) 240,510 61.6
Republican Leon Benjamin 149,481 38.3
Total votes 389,991 100.00

Recent election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
1996 President Bob Dole 46%–46%[18]
Senator John Warner 51%–49%[19]
1997 Governor Jim Gilmore 57%–41%[20]
Lieutenant Governor John H. Hager 51%–42%[21]
Attorney General Mark Earley 62%–38%[22]
2000 President George W. Bush 49%–49%[23]
Senator Chuck Robb 51%–49%[24]
2001 Governor Mark Warner 54%–46%[25]
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine 53%–45%[26]
Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore 57%–43%[27]
2004 President George W. Bush 57%–43%[28]
2008 President Barack Obama 50%–49%[29]
2012 President Mitt Romney 50%–49%[30]
2013 Governor Ken Cuccinelli 48%–45%–7%[31]
Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam 53%–46%[32]
Attorney General Mark Obenshain 53%–47%[33]
2014 Senator Ed Gillespie 51%–47%[34]
2016 President Hillary Clinton 59%–37%[35]
2017 Governor Ralph Northam 61%–37%[36]
2018 Senator Tim Kaine 64%–34%[37]
2020 President Joe Biden 61%–36%[38]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1789
 
Richard B. Lee
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
1st
2nd
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
Francis Preston Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
Elected in 1793.
Results were challenged but upheld.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Abram Trigg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
5th
6th
7th
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
David Holmes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
8th
9th
10th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Retired.
Jacob Swoope Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th Elected in 1809.
Retired.
William McCoy Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1823
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
Elected in 1811.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
Mark Alexander Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Retired.
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
James Gholson Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
 
George Dromgoole
Jackson March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Re-elected in 1839.
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
 
William Goode
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Retired.
Edmund W. Hubard Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Retired.
 
Thomas S. Bocock
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
Elected in 1847.
Re-elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
William Goode
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 3, 1859
33rd
34th
35th
36th
Elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Died.
Inactive July 3, 1859 –
December 6, 1859
36th
 
Roger Pryor
Democratic December 7, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Elected to finish Goode's term.
Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 25, 1870
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
Civil War
 
George Booker
Conservative January 26, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1870.
Lost re-election.
 
William H. H. Stowell
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1877
42nd
43rd
44th
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Retired.
 
Joseph Jorgensen
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
Benjamin Hooper Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
James Brady Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Retired.
William E. Gaines Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Retired.
Edward Venable Democratic March 4, 1889 –
September 23, 1890
51st Election invalidated.
 
John Langston
Republican September 23, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1890.
Lost re-election.
 
James F. Epes
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Retired.
 
William McKenney
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
May 2, 1896
54th Election invalidated
 
Robert Thorp
Republican May 2, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1896.
Lost re-election.
 
Sydney Epes
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 23, 1898
55th Election invalidated.
 
Robert Thorp
Republican March 23, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1898.
Lost re-election.
 
Sydney Epes
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1900
56th Elected in 1898.
Died.
Vacant March 4, 1900 –
April 18, 1900
 
Francis Lassiter
Democratic April 19, 1900 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected to finish Epes's term.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost re-election.
Robert G. Southall Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
 
Francis Lassiter
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
October 31, 1909
60th
61st
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Died.
Vacant November 1, 1909 –
March 7, 1910
61st
 
Robert Turnbull
Democratic March 8, 1910 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Lassiter's term.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
Walter Watson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 24, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Died.
Vacant December 25, 1919 –
April 26, 1920
66th
 
Patrick Drewry
Democratic April 27, 1920 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Watson's term.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large seat.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
 
Patrick Drewry
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 21, 1947
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Died.
Vacant December 21, 1947 –
February 17, 1948
80th
 
Watkins Abbitt
Democratic February 17, 1948 –
January 3, 1973
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish Drewry's term.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
 
Robert Daniel
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Lost re-election.
 
Norman Sisisky
(Richmond)
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
March 29, 2001
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Died.
Vacant March 29, 2001 –
June 19, 2001
107th
 
Randy Forbes
(Chesapeake)
Republican June 19, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Elected to finish Sisisky's term.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Redistricted to the 2nd district and lost renomination.
 
Donald McEachin
(Richmond)
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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