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<p align="justify">''Located in the south Atlantic region of the United States, the state of Virginia is bordered by Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed both “the Old Dominion,” Virginia is officially known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia.” The state of Virginia is also nicknamed “the Mother of Presidents” after eight U.S. presidents were born there. Originally established by the Colony of Virginia as the first of what would be thirteen colonies, Virginia’s economy is now dominated by agriculture, U.S. federal agencies and U.S. military.  While Richmond is the state’s capital, the city of Virginia Beach is the state’s most populated city. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 40 members of the Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates. As of September 2013, Virginia is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas. ''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, the state of Virginia is bordered by [[Maryland]], [[North Carolina]], [[Tennessee]], [[Kentucky]], [[West Virginia]], [[Washington, D.C.]] and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed “the Old Dominion,” Virginia is officially known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia.” Virginia is also nicknamed “the Mother of Presidents” due to the fact that eight U.S. presidents were born in the state. Originally established by the Colony of Virginia as the first of what would become The Thirteen Colonies, Virginia’s economy is now dominated by agriculture, U.S. federal agencies and the U.S. military.  While [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]] is the state’s capital, the city of [[Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]] is the state’s most populated city. <br><br>Virginia has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Virginia|U.S. Senate]], a total of 11 members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Virginia|U.S. House of Representatives]], 40 members of the [[Virginia State Senate]] and 100 members of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<center>[[Virginia state budget|State budget]] • [[Virginia public pensions|Public pensions]] • [[Virginia Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Virginia Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Virginia|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Virginia signature requirements|Signature requirements]] • [[History of direct democracy in Virginia|History of direct democracy]] <br>• [[Public financing of campaigns#Virginia|Public Financing of Campaigns]] • [[Campaign finance in Virginia|Campaign finance laws]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for Virginia ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
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<center>[[Virginia state budget|State budget]] • [[Virginia public pensions|Public pensions]] <br>• [[Virginia Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Virginia Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Virginia|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia|Laws governing local measures]] <br>• [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Virginia signature requirements|Signature requirements]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Virginia ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Public financing of campaigns#Virginia|Public Financing of Campaigns]] • [[Campaign finance in Virginia|Campaign finance laws]] <br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]] • [[History of direct democracy in Virginia|History of direct democracy]]<br><br></center>
  
 
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|Capital = Richmond
 
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|Nickname = '''The Old Dominion State'''
 
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Welcome to Virginia on Ballotpedia!


Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, the state of Virginia is bordered by Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed “the Old Dominion,” Virginia is officially known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia.” Virginia is also nicknamed “the Mother of Presidents” due to the fact that eight U.S. presidents were born in the state. Originally established by the Colony of Virginia as the first of what would become The Thirteen Colonies, Virginia’s economy is now dominated by agriculture, U.S. federal agencies and the U.S. military. While Richmond is the state’s capital, the city of Virginia Beach is the state’s most populated city.

Virginia has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 40 members of the Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Tim Kaine
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Virginia 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link


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Bob Goodlatte
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Bobby Scott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Frank Wolf
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 1981January 3, 2015Link
Gerry Connolly
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Jim Moran
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 1991January 3, 2015Link
Morgan Griffith
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Randy Forbes
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Rob Wittman
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Robert Hurt
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Scott Rigell
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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Virginia
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The Old Dominion State
Capital:   Richmond
Motto:   Sic semper tyrannis
Translation:   Thus always to tyrants
Population:   8 million
Area of state:   42,774 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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