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Virginia House of Delegates District 16
Current incumbentLes R. Adams Republican Party
Population79,692
Race68.8% White, 28.1% Black, 0.5% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.0% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.9% Other, 0.2% Two or more races
Ethnicity96.7% Not Hispanic, 3.3% Hispanic
Voting age79.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's sixteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Les R. Adams.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,692 civilians reside within Virginia's sixteenth state house district.[1] Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 80,010 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 70,785 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Virginia legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Delegates must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the election, residents of the district they represent, and qualified to vote for members of the Virginia General Assembly.[4]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Virginia House of Delegates are paid $17,640/year. Representatives receive $135/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, then a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat.[6] Within 15 days of the vacancy, the governing body of the county or city that represents the seat must petition to a circuit court to hold a special election. All special elections must be held promptly.[7] No special election can be held with less than 60 days remaining in the vacant Senator's term or less than 55 days before a statewide primary or general election.[8]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Elections for the office of Virginia House of Delegates consisted of a primary election on June 11, 2013, and a general election on November 5, 2013. Republican Les R. Adams defeated Democrat Elizabeth Jones in the general election. Adams defeated Kenneth L. Bowman in the Republican primary election. Jones was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[9][10]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 16 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLes R. Adams 63.1% 13,292
     Democratic Elizabeth Jones 36.7% 7,740
     Other Write-in 0.2% 38
Total Votes 21,070

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 16 have raised a total of $542,431. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $60,270 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 16
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $80,145 1 $80,145
2009 $57,963 1 $57,963
2007 $146,758 2 $73,379
2005 $52,353 1 $52,353
2003 $139,168 2 $69,584
2001 $66,044 2 $33,022
Total $542,431 9 $60,270

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