Virginia House of Delegates District 53

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Virginia House of Delegates District 53
Current incumbentMarcus Simon Democratic Party
Population80,049
Race60.6% White, 5.8% Black, 0.8% American Indian, 22.2% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 9.8% Other, 0.8% Two or more races
Ethnicity79.0% Not Hispanic, 21.0% Hispanic
Voting age78.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's fifty third state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Marcus Simon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,049 civilians reside within Virginia's fifty-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. Democrat Marcus Simon defeated Republican W. Brad Tidwell and Libertarian Anthony Tellez in the general election. Simon was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. Tidwell was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 53 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Simon 66.7% 13,726
     Republican W. Brad Tidwell 29% 5,965
     Libertarian Anthony Tellez 4.1% 852
     Other Write-in 0.2% 33
Total Votes 20,576

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 53 have raised a total of $624,158. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $78,020 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 53
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $82,605 1 $82,605
2009 $156,872 2 $78,436
2007 $95,215 1 $95,215
2005 $91,574 1 $91,574
2003 $62,105 1 $62,105
2001 $135,787 2 $67,894
Total $624,158 8 $78,020

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