Virginia House of Delegates District 19

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Virginia House of Delegates District 19
Current incumbentTerry Austin Republican Party
Population80,080
Race91.9% White, 6.4% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.0% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.4% Other, 0.1% Two or more races
Ethnicity98.7% Not Hispanic, 1.3% Hispanic
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's nineteenth state house district seat is represented by Republican Representative Terry Austin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,080 civilians reside within Virginia's nineteenth 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

Note: The Virginia Republican Party held a primary on May 7, 2013 after Lacey Putney announced his retirement.[9]

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 Terry Austin defeated Democrat Lewis Medlin, Jr. in the general election. Austin defeated Zachary Hatcher, Zach Martin, and Jim McKelvey in the Republican primary election on May 7. Medlin was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on June 11.[10][11]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 19 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Austin 70% 16,156
     Democratic Lewis Medlin, Jr 29.7% 6,849
     Other Write-in 0.4% 90
Total Votes 23,095

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 19 have raised a total of $657,736. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $54,811 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $211,247 3 $70,416
2009 $231,972 3 $77,324
2007 $113,193 2 $56,597
2005 $32,525 1 $32,525
2003 $57,424 2 $28,712
2001 $11,375 1 $11,375
Total $657,736 12 $54,811

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