Virginia's 5th Senate District
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Virginia's 5th Senate District
Virginia's 5th
State Senate District
Virginia Senate District 5 (2011).png
Current senatorLionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)
Demographics34% White
53% Black
7% Hispanic
3% Asian
3% Other
Population (2017)204,203[1]
Registered voters123,275[2]

Virginia's 5th Senate district is one of 40 districts in the Senate of Virginia. It has been represented by Democratic Senator Lionell Spruill since his victory in a 2016 special election to succeed fellow Democrat Kenny Alexander, who was elected mayor of Norfolk.

Geography

District 5 is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia, including parts of Norfolk and Chesapeake.[3]

The district overlaps with U.S. congressional districts 3 and 4.[4]

Recent election results

2019

2019 Virginia Senate election, District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionell Spruill (incumbent)
Independent Jeff Staples
Total votes

2016 special

2016 Virginia Senate special election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionell Spruill 66,989 96.2
Total votes 69,616 100
Democratic hold

2015

2015 Virginia Senate election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenny Alexander (incumbent) 13,955 95.4
Total votes 14,623 100
Democratic hold

2012 special

2012 Virginia Senate special election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenny Alexander 3,643 98.4
Total votes 3,701 100
Democratic hold

2011

2011 Virginia Senate election, District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne B. Miller (incumbent) 11,090 95.6
Total votes 11,606 100
Democratic hold

Federal and statewide results in District 5

Year Office Results[7]
2017 Governor Northam 75.7-23.2%
2016 President Clinton 70.6-25.5%
2014 Senate Warner 72.1-26.0%
2013 Governor McAuliffe 72.6-23.4%
2012 President Obama 74.8-24.3%
Senate Kaine 74.9-25.1%

Historical results

All election results below took place prior to 2011 redistricting, and thus were under different district lines.

2007

2007 Virginia Senate election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne B. Miller (incumbent) 10,977 96.9
Total votes 11,327 100
Democratic hold

2003

2003 Virginia Senate election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne B. Miller (incumbent) 12,622 97.9
Total votes 12,899 100
Democratic hold

1999

1999 Virginia Senate election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne B. Miller (incumbent) 17,464 97.6
Total votes 17,901 100
Democratic hold

1995

1995 Virginia Senate election, District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne B. Miller (incumbent) 18,658 76.7
Republican Bruce Wilcox 5,673 23.3
Total votes 24,336 100
Democratic hold

District officeholders since 1940

Years Senator, District 5 Counties/Cities in District
1940-1941 Edward Everett Holland (D) Isle of Wight County, Nansemond County, Southampton County, and the City of Suffolk
1941-1944 A. E. S. Stephens (D)
1944-1948
1948-1952
1952-1956 Mills Godwin (D)
1956-1960
1960-1961
1961-1964 William V. Rawlings (D) Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Nansemond County, Southampton County, the City of Franklin and the City of Suffolk
1964-1968
1968-1972
1972-1976 Stanley C. Walker (D)
Peter K. Babalas (D)
Thomas R. McNamara (D)
City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach (part)[8]
1976-1980 Stanley C. Walker (D)
Peter K. Babalas (D)
Joseph T. Fitzpatrick (D)
1980-1982
1982-1984 Stanley C. Walker (D)
Peter K. Babalas (D)
Evelyn Momsen Hailey (D)
1984-1988 Peter K. Babalas (D) City of Norfolk (part)
1988-1992 Yvonne Miller (D)
1992-1996 City of Chesapeake (part), City of Norfolk (part)
1996-2000
2000-2004
2004-2008
2008-2012
2012-2016 Kenny Alexander (D)
2016-present Lionell Spruill (D)

References

  1. ^ "State Senate District 5, VA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Registrant Counts by District Type" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Elections. June 2019.
  3. ^ "District 5 Description". Lionell Spruill, Sr. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Virginia State Senate District 5". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Elections Database". Virginia Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Consolidated with Districts 6 and 7 to form a multi-member district

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