Virginia House of Delegates District 48

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Virginia House of Delegates District 48
Current incumbentVacant
Race80.4% White, 4.5% Black, 0.5% American Indian, 12.0% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.0% Other, 0.5% Two or more races
Ethnicity92.7% Not Hispanic, 7.3% Hispanic
Voting age80.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's forty-eighth state house district seat is currently vacant. Former Democratic Representative Bob Brink retired June 30, 2014.[1]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,492 civilians reside within Virginia's forty-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 state legislative special elections, 2014

R.C. Sullivan, Jr. (D) defeated David M. Foster (R) in the special election, which took place on August 19.[10][11]

The seat was vacant following Bob Brink's (D) resignation on June 30 to accept the position of Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services.[12]

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 48 was called for August 19, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 7.[13] Candidates were chosen by the parties rather than through a primary.


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 Bob Brink was unchallenged in the general election. Brink was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 48 have raised a total of $562,914. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $51,174 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $111,523 3 $37,174
2009 $171,862 2 $85,931
2007 $72,934 1 $72,934
2005 $75,406 1 $75,406
2003 $78,152 2 $39,076
2001 $53,037 2 $26,519
Total $562,914 11 $51,174

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