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Virginia House of Delegates District 49

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Virginia House of Delegates District 49
Current incumbentAlfonso Lopez Democratic Party
Population80,609
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 age82.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's forty-ninth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Alfonso Lopez.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,609 civilians reside within Virginia's forty-ninth 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. Democratic incumbent Alfonso Lopez defeated Green Party candidate Terrence Modglin in the general election. Lopez was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[9][10]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 49 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlfonso Lopez Incumbent 78% 13,087
     Green Terrence Modglin 20.9% 3,505
     Other Write-in 1.1% 191
Total Votes 16,783

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 49 have raised a total of $865,987. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $66,614 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $128,423 2 $64,212
2009 $139,195 1 $139,195
2007 $163,426 2 $81,713
2005 $143,590 1 $143,590
2003 $117,537 5 $23,507
2001 $173,816 2 $86,908
Total $865,987 13 $66,614

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