Virginia's 2nd Congressional District

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Virginia's 2nd congressional district
Current incumbentScott Rigell Republican Party
Population710,769
Gender49.3% Male, 50.7% Female
Race67.9% White, 21.9% Black, 5% Asian
Ethnicity7.3% Hispanic
Unemployment7.2%
Median household income$60,101
High school graduation rate92%
College graduation rate31.2%
The 2nd Congressional District of Virginia is a congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia's 2nd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Accomack, Northampton and Virginia Beach City counties.[1]

The district previously encompassed all of Accomack and Northampton counties and the City of Virginia Beach and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Scott Rigell (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Scott Rigell won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Hirschbiel 46.1% 142,548
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rigell Incumbent 53.8% 166,231
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 443
Total Votes 309,222
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Scott Rigell won election to the United States House. He defeated Glenn C. Nye (D) and Kenny E. Golden (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rigell 53.1% 88,340
     Democratic Glenn C. Nye 42.5% 70,591
     Independent Kenny E. Golden 4.3% 7,194
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 164
Total Votes 166,289

2008
On November 4, 2008, Glenn C. Nye III won election to the United States House. He defeated Thelma D. Drake (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn C. Nye III 52.4% 141,857
     Republican Thelma D. Drake incumbent 47.5% 128,486
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 368
Total Votes 270,711

2006
On November 7, 2006, Thelma D. Drake won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Philip J. Kellam in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThelma D. Drake incumbent 51.3% 88,777
     Democratic Philip J. Kellam 48.5% 83,901
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 481
Total Votes 173,159

2004
On November 2, 2004, Thelma D. Drake won election to the United States House. She defeated David B. Ashe (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThelma D. Drake 55.1% 132,946
     Democratic David B. Ashe 44.8% 108,180
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 254
Total Votes 241,380

2002
On November 5, 2002, Edward L. Schrock won re-election to the United States House. He defeated D.C. Amarasinghe (Green) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward L. Schrock incumbent 83.1% 103,807
     Democratic D.C. Amarasinghe 16.5% 20,589
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 450
Total Votes 124,846

2000
On November 7, 2000, Edward L. Schrock won election to the United States House. He defeated Jody M. Wagner (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward L. Schrock 52% 97,856
     Democratic Jody M. Wagner 48% 90,328
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 145
Total Votes 188,329

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd congressional district of Virginia after the 2001 redistricting process.
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.

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