U.S. Senate delegation from Virginia

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Virginia.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Virginia are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Mark Warner
Mark Warner.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Virginia 2009January 3, 2015Link
Tim Kaine
Tim Kaine, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Virginia 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019. 2012

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy M. Kaine 52.9% 2,010,067
     Republican George F. Allen 47% 1,785,542
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 6,587
Total Votes 3,802,196
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jim Webb won election to the United States Senate. He defeated George Allen (R) and Glenda Gail Parker (Independent Green) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election 2006, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Webb 49.6% 1,175,606
     Republican George Allen incumbent 49.2% 1,166,277
     Independent Glenda Gail Parker 1.1% 26,102
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 2,460
Total Votes 2,370,445

2000
On November 7, 2000, George Allen won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Charles S. Robb (D) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election 2000, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Allen 52.3% 1,420,460
     Democratic Charles S. Robb incumbent 47.7% 1,296,093
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,748
Total Votes 2,718,301

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mark Warner won election to the United States Senate. He defeated James "Jim" S. Gilmore (R), William B. Redpath (L) and Glenda Gail Parker (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner 72% 3,269,327
     Republican James "Jim" S. Gilmore 27% 1,228,830
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 0.4% 20,269
     Green Glenda Gail Parker 0.5% 21,690
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,178
Total Votes 4,543,294

2002
On November 5, 2002, John Warner won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Nancy B. Spannaus (I) and Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election 2002, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Warner incumbent 82.6% 1,229,894
     Independent Nancy B. Spannaus 9.7% 145,102
     Independent Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. 7.1% 106,055
     N/A Write-in 0.6% 8,371
Total Votes 1,489,422

1996
On November 5, 1996, John Warner won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Mark Warner (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election 1996, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Warner incumbent 52.5% 1,235,744
     Democratic Mark Warner 47.4% 1,115,982
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 2,989
Total Votes 2,354,715

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Virginia.

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 22
     Republican 23
     Anti-Admin 4
     Pro-Admin 1
     Jacksonian 4
     Whig 2
     Unionist 3
     Anti-Jackson 1
Total Senators 60
Class 1 Senators from Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
William Grayson 1789-1790 ANTI-ADMIN
John Walker 1790-1790 PRO-ADMIN
James Monroe 1790-1794 ANTI-ADMIN
Stevens T. Mason 1794-1803 Republican
John Taylor 1803-1803 Republican
Abraham B. Venable 1803-1804 Republican
William B. Giles 1804-1804 Republican
Andrew Moore 1804-1809 Republican
Richard Brent 1809-1814 Republican
James Barbour 1815-1825 Republican
John Randolph 1825-1827 Jacksonian
John Tyler 1827-1836 Jacksonian
William C. Rives 1836-1839 Democratic
William C. Rives 1841-1845 Whig
Isaac S. Pennybacker 1845-1847 Democratic
James M. Mason 1847-1861 Democratic
Waitman T. Willey 1861-1863 Unionist
Lemuel J. Bowden 1863-1864 Unionist
John F. Lewis 1870-1875 Republican
Robert E. Withers 1875-1881 Democratic
William Mahone 1881-1887 Republican
John W. Daniel 1887-1910 Democratic
Claude A. Swanson 1910-1933 Democratic
Harry Flood Byrd 1933-1965 Democratic
Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. 1965-1983 Democratic
Paul S. Trible, Jr. 1983-1989 Republican
Charles S. Robb 1989-2001 Democratic
George F. Allen 2001-2007 Republican
Jim Webb 2007-2013 Democratic
Tim Kaine 2013-Present Democratic
Class 2 Senators from Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
Richard Henry Lee 1789-1792 ANTI-ADMIN
John Taylor 1792-1794 ANTI-ADMIN
Henry Tazewell 1794-1799 Republican
Wilson C. Nicholas 1799-1804 Republican
Andrew Moore 1804-1804 Republican
William B. Giles 1804-1815 Republican
Armistead T. Mason 1816-1817 Republican
John W. Eppes 1817-1819 Republican
James Pleasants 1819-1822 Republican
John Taylor 1822-1824 Republican
Littleton W. Tazewell 1824-1832 Jacksonian
William C. Rives 1832-1834 Jacksonian
Benjamin W. Leigh 1834-1836 Anti-Jackson
Richard E. Parker 1836-1837 Democratic
William H. Roane 1837-1841 Democratic
William S. Archer 1841-1847 Whig
Robert M. T. Hunter 1847-1861 Democratic
John S. Carlile 1861-1865 Unionist
John W. Johnston 1870-1883 Democratic
Harrison H. Riddleberger 1883-1889 Republican
John S. Barbour, Jr. 1889-1892 Democratic
Eppa Hunton 1892-1895 Democratic
Thomas S. Martin 1895-1919 Democratic
Carter Glass 1920-1946 Democratic
Thomas G. Burch 1946-1946 Democratic
A. Willis Robertson 1946-1966 Democratic
William B. Spong, Jr. 1966-1973 Democratic
William L. Scott 1973-1979 Republican
John W. Warner 1979-2009 Republican
Mark Warner 2009-Present Republican

See also

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