Virginia House of Delegates District 98

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Virginia House of Delegates District 98
Current incumbentKeith Hodges Republican Party
Race79.7% White, 17.1% Black, 1.1% American Indian, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.8% Other, 0.4% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity97.6% Not Hispanic, 2.4% Hispanic
Voting age79.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's ninety-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Keith Hodges.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,251 civilians reside within Virginia's ninety-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. Incumbent Keith Hodges (R) defeated Neena Putt (I) in the general election. Hodges was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[10][11]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 98 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Hodges Incumbent 75.4% 17,960
     Independent Neena Putt 24.2% 5,756
     Other Write-in 0.4% 100
Total Votes 23,816

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 98 have raised a total of $967,368. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $80,614 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 98
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $372,593 5 $74,519
2009 $105,539 1 $105,539
2007 $135,395 1 $135,395
2005 $123,087 1 $123,087
2003 $107,177 2 $53,589
2001 $123,577 2 $61,789
Total $967,368 12 $80,614

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