Virginia's 11th congressional district
It previously comprised most of Fairfax County, all of the city of Fairfax, and part of eastern Prince William County.
The current representative of the 11th congressional district is Gerald Connolly (D).
|U.S. House, Virginia, District 11 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gerald Connolly Incumbent||61%||202,606|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 2, 2010, Gerald Connolly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Keith S. Fimian (R), Christopher F. DeCarlo (I), David L. Dotson (L), David William Gillis, Jr. (Independent Green), and a write-in.
- See also: Redistricting in Virginia
In 2011, the Virginia State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.
In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting. Gerald Connolly ranked 8th on the list. The article notes that Connolly inadvertently benefits from a Republican plan to build up Republican incumbent districts in the redistricting process. Connolly's 11th district will lose portions of its Republican base to neighboring Frank Wolf's 10th district, resulting in a more Democratic district for Connolly.. However, unless Virginia Republicans are able to win two seats in the state House, the plan will not go through and redistricting will be left up to the courts.