Virginia State Senate District 15
|Virginia State Senate District 15|
|Current incumbent||Frank Ruff|
|Race||68.6% White, 28.7% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.0% Hawaiian, 1.2% Other, 0.3% Two or More Races|
|Ethnicity||97.7% Not Hispanic, 2.3% Hispanic|
|Voting age||79.1% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
As of the 2011 redistricting, a total of 196,759 civilians reside within Virginia's fifteenth state senate district. Virginia state senators represent an average of 200,026 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 176,963 residents.
About the office
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the Virginia State Senate are paid $18,000/year. Senators receive $178/day per diem tied to the federal rate.
If there is a vacancy in the senate, then a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. 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. 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.
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
Elections for the office of Virginia State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 23, 2011, and a general election on November 8, 2011. Republican incumbent Frank Ruff was unchallenged in the general election. Ruff was unopposed in the Republican primary election.
Since 2003, candidates for Virginia State Senate District 15 have raised a total of $509,768. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $127,442 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Virginia State Senate District 15|
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