Virginia House of Delegates District 38

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Virginia House of Delegates District 38
Current incumbentKaye Kory Democratic Party
Race52.6% White, 10.2% Black, 0.9% American Indian, 20.3% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 14.9% Other, 0.9% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity68.2% Not Hispanic, 31.8% Hispanic
Voting age77.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's thirty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Kaye Kory.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,758 civilians reside within Virginia's thirty-eighth state house district.[2] Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 80,010 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 70,785 residents.[4]

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.


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.[5]


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.[6]


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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]



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. Democratic incumbent Kaye Kory defeated Green Party candidate James Leslie in the general election. Kory was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[10][11]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 38 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaye Kory Incumbent 74.7% 12,534
     Green James Leslie 24.3% 4,087
     Other Write-in 1% 166
Total Votes 16,787

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 38 have raised a total of $844,316. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $70,360 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $76,544 1 $76,544
2009 $414,614 3 $138,205
2007 $81,702 1 $81,702
2005 $84,847 3 $28,282
2003 $35,704 1 $35,704
2001 $150,905 3 $50,302
Total $844,316 12 $70,360

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