The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright Virginia
Primary (parties may nominate at state convention): Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Special Election House CD 4: Tuesday, June 19, 2001
General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2001
Governor:1(Term Limit: 1 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
2002 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
1990 Census: 6,189,197(2.49% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census: 7,100,702(2.52% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 3,470,660
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 5,165,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (000 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: 1 4-year term, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Governor Mark Warner
First elected: 2001 (succeeding Republican James S. Gilmore)
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 8, 2005. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).
 CandidateRepublican  Mark Earley
3 June 2001: Nominated by Convention
 CandidateLibertarian  Bill Redpath
3 July 2001: Mr. Redpath will appear on the ballot.
10 March 2001: Nominated by Convention. Mr. Redpath must collect 10,000 signatures by 12 June 2001 in order to appear on the ballot.
 WinnerDemocrat  Mark Warner
Mark Warner is the only Democratic candidate participating in the 12 June 2001 Primary for Governor.

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Senator George F. Allen
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Class 2Republican  Senator John W. Warner
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 3 Democrats, 1 Independent, 7 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 2Republican  Congressman Edward L. "Ed" Schrock
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 3Democrat  Congressman Bobby Scott
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 4Republican  Congressman Randy Forbes
2001 June 19: Elected in a special election to replace the seat vacated by the death of Norman Sisisky.
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
 WinnerRepublican  Randy Forbes
19 June 2001: 52% - 70,810 votes
 CandidateDemocrat  L. Louise Lucas
19 June 2001: 48% - 64,812 votes

29 March 2001: Representative Norman Sisisky, 73, passed away at home. On 21 March he had surgery to remove cancerous spots on his lungs. Mr. Sisisky was first elected to the House of Representatives in November 1982.

CD 5Independent  Congressman Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 6Republican  Congressman Robert W. Goodlatte
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 7Republican  Congressman Eric I. Cantor
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 8Democrat  Congressman James P. Moran, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 9Democrat  Congressman Frederick C. Boucher
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 10Republican  Congressman Frank R. Wolf
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 11Republican  Congressman Thomas M. Davis, III
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Nomination Notes

Political parties are allowed to nominate candidates by Convention at the requisite level of the office in lieu of a Primary.

Congressional District

Virginia has 95 counties and 41 so-called "independent cities" (which- as the term implies- are incorporated cities completely separate from any county): 83 counties and 32 independent cities are wholly within a given congressional district while 12 counties and 9 independent cities are divided between more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES AND INDEPENDENT CITIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD 1: the Counties of Accomack, Caroline, Gloucester, King George, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, Westmoreland and York plus the Independent Cities of Fredericksburg, Poquoson and Williamsburg.
  • CD 3: the Counties of Charles City, Essex, King and Queen, King William, New Kent and Surry.
  • CD 4: the Counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Louisa, Nottaway, Powhatan, Southampton and Sussex plus the Independent Cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia and Franklin.
  • CD 5: the Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward plus the Independent Cities of Bedford, Charlottesville, Danville, Martinsville and South Boston.
  • CD 6: the Counties of Allegheny, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Highland and Rockbridge plus the Independent Cities of Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton and Waynesboro.
  • CD 7: the Counties of Culpeper, Greene, Madison and Orange.
  • CD 8: the County of Arlington plus the Independent Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.
  • CD 9: the Counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe plus the Independent Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford.
  • CD 10: the Counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren plus the Independent Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.
  • CD 11: the Independent City of Fairfax.

DIVIDED COUNTIES AND INDEPENDENT CITIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

Counties of:

  • Albemarle- CDs 5 and 7
  • Bedford- CDs 5 and 6
  • Chesterfield- CDs 4 and 7
  • Fairfax- CDs 8, 10 and 11
  • Hanover- CDs 1 and 7
  • Henrico- CDs 3 and 7
  • James City- CDs 1 and 3
  • Prince George- CDs 3 and 4
  • Prince William- CDs 10 and 11
  • Roanoke- CDs 6 and 9
  • Rockingham- CDs 6 and 10
  • Spotsylvania- CDs 1 and 7

Independent Cities of:

  • Hampton- CDs 1 and 3
  • Hopewell- CDs 3 and 4
  • Newport News- CDs 1 and 3
  • Norfolk- CDs 2 and 3
  • Petersburg- CDs 3 and 4
  • Portsmouth- CDs 3 and 4
  • Richmond- CDs 3 and 7
  • Suffolk- CDs 3 and 4
  • Virginia Beach- CDs 2 and 4