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David Toscano
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Virginia House of Delegates District 57
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 8
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
David J. Toscano is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. Starting in 2012, Toscano served as Minority Leader.


Toscano is an attorney with the firm Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd. Prior to his election to the House, he served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002, and as Mayor from 1994 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Toscano served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Toscano served on the following committees:


  • HB 1833 Indoor Clean Air Act; allows localities to exceed requirements that regulate smoking.
  • HB 2157 Biodiesel & green diesel; all diesel fuel sold, etc. in State to consumers to contain at least 2%.
  • HB 2158 Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Transit Authority; established.[2]

Campaign themes


Toscano’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Reproductive choice

Excerpt: "The Constitutional Right to freedom of reproductive choice must remain legal, and its exercise safe and rare."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Land use and transportation needs are inextricably linked. To move our citizens and commerce, we need to ensure that our transportation networks are maintained and improved."

  • Economic vitality and opportunity

Excerpt: "To compete and thrive in the 21st Century, we will need to reinforce our economic vitality and redouble our efforts to expand opportunity for all citizens to participate in the wealth and success of the region."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Toscano is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 57. Toscano ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Toscano won re-election to District 57 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He won the Democratic nomination and defeated Robert Brandon Smith III (I) in the November 8 general election.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 57 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Toscano Incumbent 80.8% 10,949
     Republican Robert Brandon Smith, III 19.2% 2,600
Total Votes 13,549


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Toscano was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 57 (2009)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png David Toscano (D) 14,071
Robert Smith, III(I) 3,848

Delegate Toscano discusses minimun wage issues

Campaign donors


In 2011, Toscano received $256,134 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


The top five donors to Toscano's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia House Democratic Caucus $13,220
M.W. Arlen $10,000
Hunter E. Craig $7,000
S. Sonjia Smith $4,500
Medical Society of Virginia $4,000

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