Virginia House of Delegates District 11

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Virginia House of Delegates District 11
Current incumbentS. "Sam" Rasoul Democratic Party
Population80,132
Race59.4% White, 34.5% Black, 0.5% American Indian, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.8% Other, 0.6% Two or more races
Ethnicity94.1% Not Hispanic, 5.9% Hispanic
Voting age77.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's eleventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representative S. "Sam" Rasoul.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 80,132 civilians reside within Virginia's eleventh state house district.[1] Virginia's state delegates represent an average of 80,010 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 70,785 residents.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

S. "Sam" Rasoul (D) defeated Octavia L. Johnson (R) in the special election, which took place on January 7.[9][10][11]

The seat was vacant following Onzlee Ware's (D) resignation on November 14, 2013, to spend time with his family.[12]

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 11 was called for January 7. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The nominating deadline for parties was December 11, 2013.[13]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 11, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngS. "Sam" Rasoul 70.3% 5,129
     Republican Octavia L. Johnson 29.7% 2,166
Total Votes 7,295

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. Democratic incumbent Onzlee Ware was unchallenged in the general election. Ware was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 11 have raised a total of $680,571. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $68,057 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $71,262 1 $71,262
2009 $111,684 3 $37,228
2007 $179,631 2 $89,816
2005 $143,465 1 $143,465
2003 $103,529 2 $51,765
2001 $71,000 1 $71,000
Total $680,571 10 $68,057

See also

External links

References

  1. Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Legislative Services, Redistricting 2010, April 28, 2011
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001
  4. vakids.org, "Virginia State Legislature For Kids," accessed December 18, 2013
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-228.1 (A), Code of Virginia)
  7. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-682(C), Virginia Code)
  8. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 24.2-682(A), Virginia Code)
  9. sbe.virginia.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed December 13, 2013
  10. washingtonpost.com, "Va. Senate control hangs in balance as Democrat leads special election by 22 votes," January 7, 2014
  11. Virginia Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed January 22, 2014
  12. roanoke.com, " Ware to resign from House of Delegates, citing mother’s poor health," November 14, 2013
  13. governor.virginia.gov, " Governor McDonnell Sets Date for Special Election in Virginia House District 11," November 27, 2013
  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