In late 2021, there had been a total overhaul of Virginia and their political lines. In case you’re not sure where that might be, it involves a whole bunch of redistricting and shifting of voters into brand new congressional and state laegislative districts.
This has been the trend lately in the United States, as Virginia has had to redraw political boundaries with brand new census data. It was only last December that the Supreme Court had finalized the state’s redistricting process for all 11 of the congressional districts for the 2022 midterms. Only after Governor Glenn Youngkin won the election to continue his role as Governor of Virginia Beach did the new political map get approved. So there’s plenty to worry about as several elections are incoming. Such as the GOP conventions, the congressional primaries and the midterms as well. These are all elections first time voters will cast ballots for while being under these newly drawn political districts.
Very quickly, let’s go over each and notice what has changed.
The Headings detail the new counties that are now part of each district—note: not all counties are detailed. Just the redrawn districts.
Underneath, you’ll see what the next pertinent election is for that district.
District 1: Chesterfield, Henrico and York
Representative Rob Wittman (R) will face off against Democrat Herb Jones in the midterms.
District 2: Isle of Wight and Southampton
Not sure how Representative Elaine Luria (D) will handle it but there are four republicans hungry for the throne during the June primary: Tommy Altman, Andy Baan, Jarome Bell and Jen Kiggans.
District 3: Norfolk County And Newport News
The Republican primary sees Ted Engquist and Terry Namkung going head-to-head.
District 4: Brunswick County
Representative Donald McEachin (D) has to defend his seat against Republican Leon Benjamin during the November 8th midterms.
District 5: Louisa, Amherst, Powhatan, Goochland, Nottoway and Amelia
Representative Bob Good (R) will verse off Democrat Josh Throneburg in the November 8th midterms.
District 6: Alleghany, Clarke and Frederick
Representative Ben Cline (R) challenges fellow elephant Merritt Hale in the June Primary.
District 7: Stafford, Caroline, King George, Greene and Madison
Six republicans are challenging current Representative Abigail Spanberger (D) in the June Primary: Derrick Anderson, Gina Ciarcia, Bryce Reeves, David Ross, Crystal Vanuch and Yesli Vega.
District 8: A Little Bit Of D.C.
It’s Representative Don Beyer vs. Democrat Victoria Virasingh for the June Primary.
District 9: Franklin County and Bedford
Representative Morgan Griffith (R) faces off against Democrat Taysha DeVaughan in the November 8th midterms.
District 10: Fauquier and Rappahannock
November 8th’s midterms will see Representative Jennifer Wexton (D) go against Republican Hung Cao.
District 11: Fairfax
November 8th sees current Representative Gerry Connolly (D) contending against Republican Jim Myles during the Midterms.