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Virginia House of Delegates District 100

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Virginia House of Delegates District 100
Current incumbentVacant
Population80,037
Race62.7% White, 29.7% Black, 1.0% American Indian, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.6% Other, 0.7% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity91.8% Not Hispanic, 8.2% Hispanic
Voting age78.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's one hundredth state house district seat is currently vacant since Lynwood Lewis (D) was elected to Virginia State Senate District 6 in a special election on January 7, 2014.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,037 civilians reside within Virginia's one hundredth state house district.[2] Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 80,010 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 70,785 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Virginia legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Delegates must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the election, residents of the district they represent, and qualified to vote for members of the Virginia General Assembly.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Virginia House of Delegates are paid $17,640/year. Representatives receive $135/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[6]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, then a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat.[7] Within 15 days of the vacancy, the governing body of the county or city that represents the seat must petition to a circuit court to hold a special election. All special elections must be held promptly.[8] No special election can be held with less than 60 days remaining in the vacant Senator's term or less than 55 days before a statewide primary or general election.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) defeated Willie C. Randall (D) in the special election, which took place on February 25.[10][11][12]

The seat was vacant following Lynwood Lewis's (D) election to the Virginia State Senate on January 7.

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 100 was called for February 25. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The nominating deadline for parties was February 10.[13]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 100, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert S. Bloxom, Jr. 60.3% 6,810
     Democratic Willie C. Randall 39.7% 4,475
Total Votes 11,285

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Elections for the office of Virginia House of Delegates consisted of a primary election on June 11, 2013, and a general election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Lynwood Lewis (D) defeated John W. Smith, Jr. (I) in the general election. Lewis was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[14][15]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 100 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynwood Lewis Incumbent 70.9% 13,100
     Independent John W. Smith, Jr. 28.7% 5,310
     Other Write-in 0.4% 75
Total Votes 18,485

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 100 have raised a total of $970,642. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $80,887 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 100
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $175,681 1 $175,681
2009 $249,608 3 $83,203
2007 $100,493 1 $100,493
2005 $46,923 1 $46,923
2003 $367,543 5 $73,509
2001 $30,394 1 $30,394
Total $970,642 12 $80,887

See also

External links

References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Legislative Services, "Redistricting 2010," April 28, 2011
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  4. census.gov, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed November 27, 2013
  5. vakids.org, "Virginia State Legislature For Kids," accessed December 18, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-228.1 (A), Code of Virginia)
  8. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-682(C), Virginia Code)
  9. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-682(A), Virginia Code)
  10. Virginia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed February 13, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "Bloxom wins special election to fill Va House seat," February 26, 2014
  12. Virginia Board of Elections, "Official special election results," accessed March 14, 2014
  13. dailyprogress.com, "Feb. 25 set for Va. House special election," January 29, 2014
  14. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results - Primary Election," accessed November 12, 2013
  15. Virginia State Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results - Primary Election," accessed November 12, 2013