Virginia's 8th Congressional District

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The 8th Congressional District of Virginia is a congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia's 8th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Arlington County.[1]

The district previously encompassed much of northern Virginia's suburbs of Washington, D.C., the 8th District included Arlington County, parts of Fairfax County, and the independent cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Jim Moran (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

The 8th congressional district of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Moran won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Virginia District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Moran Incumbent 64.6% 226,847
     Republican Patrick Murray 30.6% 107,370
     Independent Jason Howell 2.9% 10,180
     Green Janet Murphy 1.7% 5,985
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 805
Total Votes 351,187
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim Moran won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating J. Patrick Murray (R), J. Ron Fisher (Independent Green), and a write-in.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, 2010, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames P. Moran Incumbent 61% 116,404
     Republican J. Patrick Murray 37.3% 71,145
     Independent Green J. Ron Fisher 1.4% 2,707
     Write-in Unlisted 0.3% 492
Total Votes 190,748

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th 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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