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Virginia House of Delegates District 42

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Virginia House of Delegates District 42
Current incumbentDave Albo Republican Party
Race69.0% White, 10.8% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 15.7% Asian, 0.2% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.9% Other, 0.9% Two or more races[1]
Ethnicity90.7% Not Hispanic, 9.3% Hispanic
Voting age72.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 3, 2015
Virginia's forty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Dave Albo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 79,964 civilians reside within Virginia's forty-second 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.


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]


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]


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]



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. Republican incumbent Dave Albo defeated Democrat Ed Deitsch in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[10][11]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 42 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Albo Incumbent 59.8% 15,303
     Democratic Ed Deitsch 40.1% 10,247
     Other Write-in 0.1% 29
Total Votes 25,579

Campaign contributions

Since 2001, candidates for Virginia House of Delegates District 42 have raised a total of $3,733,937. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $373,394 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Virginia House of Delegates District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2011 $532,390 2 $266,195
2009 $1,657,819 2 $828,910
2007 $317,533 1 $317,533
2005 $974,841 2 $487,421
2003 $91,842 1 $91,842
2001 $159,512 2 $79,756
Total $3,733,937 10 $373,394

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