Virginia's 2nd Senate district

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Virginia's 2nd Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Democratic Senator Mamie Locke since 2004.

Virginia's 2nd
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 2 (2011).png
Current senatorMamie Locke (DHampton)
Demographics38% White
49% Black
6% Hispanic
3% Asian
3% Other
Population (2017)198,297[1]
Registered voters133,452[2]

GeographyEdit

District 2 is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia, including parts of York County, Hampton, Newport News, and Portsmouth.[3]

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

Recent election resultsEdit

2019Edit

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 2[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mamie Locke (incumbent) 36,518 92.8
Total votes 39,355 100
Democratic hold

2015Edit

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 2[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mamie Locke (incumbent) 17,459 100
Total votes 17,459 100
Democratic hold

2011Edit

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 2[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mamie Locke (incumbent) 17,526 65.6
Republican Thomas Harmon, IV 9,208 34.4
Total votes 26,734 100
Democratic hold

Federal and statewide results in District 2Edit

Year Office Results[6]
2017 Governor Northam 72.0–27.0%
2016 President Clinton 67.9–27.8%
2014 Senate Warner 68.6–29.6%
2013 Governor McAuliffe 67.5–27.8%
2012 President Obama 71.7–27.2%
Senate Kaine 71.9–28.1%

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 2[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mamie Locke (incumbent) 12,242 94.1
Total votes 13,014 100
Democratic hold

2003Edit

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 2[7]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mamie Locke 6,278 48.1
Democratic Verbena M. Askew 6,093 46.7
Democratic J. E. Graves 679 5.2
Total votes 13,050 100
General election
Democratic Mamie Locke 12,784 64.7
Republican Phil Bomersheim 4,805 24.3
Independent J.B. Hobson 2,116 10.7
Total votes 19,744 100
Democratic hold

1999Edit

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 2[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Henry Maxwell (incumbent) 14,545 80.3
Independent M. A. Rogers, Sr. 3,475 19.2
Total votes 18,123 100
Democratic hold

1995Edit

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 2[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Henry Maxwell (incumbent) 18,836 99.9
Total votes 18,851 100
Democratic hold

District officeholders since 1940Edit

Years Senator, District 2 Counties/Cities in District
1940–1944 Vivian L. Page (D)
Ralph Hunter Daughton (D)
City of Norfolk[8]
1944 Ralph Hunter Daughton (D)
James Hoge Tyler, III (D)
1945–1948 James Hoge Tyler, III (D)
Edward L. Breeden (D)
1948–1952 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Robert F. Baldwin (D)
1952–1956
1956–1960
1960–1964
1964–1966
1966–1968 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Robert F. Baldwin (D)
Henry Howell (D)
1968–1972 Edward L. Breeden (D)
Henry Howell (D) [9]
Peter K. Babalas (D)
1972–1976 Herbert H. Bateman (D) City of Newport News (part)
1976–1980 Herbert H. Bateman (R)
1980–1983
1983–1984 Bobby Scott (D) City of Newport News (part), City of Hampton (part)
1984–1988
1988–1992
1992–1996 W. Henry Maxwell (D)
1996–2000
2000–2004
2004–2008 Mamie Locke (D) City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part), City of Portsmouth (part), City of Suffolk (part)
2008–2012
2012–2016 York County (part), City of Hampton (part), City of Newport News (part), City of Portsmouth (part)
2016–present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Senate District 2, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 2 Description". Mamie E. Locke. 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 "Virginia State Senate District 2". 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.
  8. ^ Until 1972, District 2 was a multi-member district.
  9. ^ Elected to fill unexpired Lieutenant Governor term in 1971