Virginia House of Delegates District 86

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Virginia House of Delegates District 86
Current incumbentTom Rust Republican Party
Race57.5% White, 8.4% Black, 0.7% American Indian, 21.3% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 11.1% Other, 1.0% Two or more races
Ethnicity88.7% Not Hispanic, 21.3% Hispanic
Voting age73.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's eighty-sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Tom Rust.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,747 civilians reside within Virginia's eighty-sixth 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.


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]


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]


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]



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. Incumbent Tom Rust (R) defeated Jennifer B. Boysko (D) in the general election. Rust was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Boysko defeated Herbert C. Kemp in the Democratic primary election.[9][10][11]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 86 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rust Incumbent 50% 10,389
     Democratic Jennifer B. Boysko 49.7% 10,335
     Other Write-in 0.2% 51
Total Votes 20,775

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 86 have raised a total of $3,440,590. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $312,781 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 86
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $255,034 1 $255,034
2009 $1,391,745 2 $695,873
2007 $1,179,340 2 $589,670
2005 $193,008 1 $193,008
2003 $181,738 2 $90,869
2001 $239,725 3 $79,908
Total $3,440,590 11 $312,781

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