Virginia House of Delegates District 33

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Virginia House of Delegates District 33
Current incumbentDave A. LaRock Republican Party
Population80,550
Race87.4% White, 5.5% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 3.5% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.5% Other, 0.4% Two or more races
Ethnicity93.7% Not Hispanic, 6.3% Hispanic
Voting age70.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's thirty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dave A. LaRock.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,550 civilians reside within Virginia's thirty-third 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 Dave A. LaRock defeated Democrat Mary Lou Costello Daniel and Libertarian Patrick Hagerty in the general election. LaRock defeated incumbent Joe T. May in the Republican primary election. Daniel was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[9][10]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 33 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave A. LaRock 53.6% 13,827
     Democratic Mary Lou Costello Daniel 42.8% 11,048
     Libertarian Patrick Hagerty 3.4% 876
     Other Write-in 0.2% 49
Total Votes 25,800

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 33 have raised a total of $1,210,112. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $151,264 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 33
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $132,220 1 $132,220
2009 $151,367 1 $151,367
2007 $321,844 2 $160,922
2005 $500,960 2 $250,480
2003 $51,954 1 $51,954
2001 $51,767 1 $51,767
Total $1,210,112 8 $151,264

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