Virginia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 12, 2012
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Virginia has an open primary system, in which any registered voter may choose which party's primary to vote in.
- See also: Virginia elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Randy Forbes (R), who was first elected to the House in a special election in 2001.
This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Virginia's 4th congressional district is located in the southern portion of the state, and includes Chesapeake City, Isle of Wright, Sussex, Emporia City, Dinwiddie, Norroway, Amelia, Powhatan, Chestfield, and Colonial Heights counties.
General election candidates
June 12, 2012,, primary results
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in Virginia
Following the results of the 2010 Census, Virginia was redistricted in order to more evenly distribute representation among the population. The newly redrawn 7th district is even more conservative than it was prior to redistricting.
On November 2, 2010, Randy Forbes won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Wynne V. E. LeGrow (D) and a write-in.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012
- Virginia State Board of Elections "2012 November Election Calendar," Accessed July 7, 2012
- Virginia Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed July 24, 2012
- Virginia State Board of Elections "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012
- Washington Post "Congressional primaries bring little buzz after 2 straight groundbreaking Va House elections," June 2, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"