The Green Papers: Virginia 2005 Off Year Elections
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2005
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
2000 Census:7,100,702 (2.52% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):5,263,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):3,770,273
Tuesday 14 June 2005 polls close 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC)
Tuesday 8 November 2005 polls close 7:00p EST (0000 UTC)

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Virginia State and Local Government

The filing period for the 14 June Primary begins 29 March and ends 15 April. Party chairs have until 20 April 2005 to certify their candidate lists. Virginia's has an "open" primary system where voters do not register by party preference.

VIRGINIA State Primary

Tuesday 14 June 2005

polls close at 7 PM local time (2300 UTC)

  • Party nominations for Governor:
    • Democrats: nominee by Party process: Kaine
    • Republicans: 2 candidates-- winner: Kilgore
  • Party nominations for Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats: 4 candidates-- winner: Byrne
    • Republicans: 2 candidates-- winner: Bolling
  • Party nominations for Attorney General:
    • Democrats: nominee by Party process: Deeds
    • Republicans: 2 candidates-- winner: McDonnell

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

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

Class 2   Republican   Senator John W. Warner
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

Chair up for election   Democratic   Governor Mark Warner
First elected: 2001 (succeeding Republican James S. Gilmore)
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,025,942 51.72% Lt. Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine
  Candidate Republican 912,327 45.99% former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore
  Candidate Independent 43,953 2.22% State Senator H. Russell "Russ" Potts, Jr.
State Senator H. Russell Potts Jr. (R-Winchester) identifies himself specifically as "Independent Republican"
  Candidate Scattering 1,556 0.08% Write Ins
Total 1,983,778 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005

Seat up for election   Democratic   Lieutenant Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2001
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
Open Seat
  Elected Republican 979,265 50.47% former State Senator William T. "Bill" Bolling
  Candidate Democratic 956,906 49.32% former Director, Office of Consumer Affairs (Clinton Administration) Leslie L. Byrne
  Candidate Scattering 4,065 0.21% Write Ins
Total 1,940,236 100.00%  

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Republican (8 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

CD 1   Republican   Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
3 October 2005: Congressman Davis announced that she has breast cancer and will shortly begin chemotherapy.

CD 2   Republican   Congressman Thelma D. Drake
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 3   Democratic   Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 4   Republican   Congressman J. 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 7 November 2006

CD 5   Republican   Congressman Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 6   Republican   Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Goodlatte
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 7   Republican   Congressman Eric I. Cantor
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 8   Democratic   Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 9   Democratic   Congressman Frederick C. "Rick" Boucher
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 10   Republican   Congressman Frank R. Wolf
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

CD 11   Republican   Congressman Thomas M. "Tom" Davis, III
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005

Seat up for election   Republican   Attorney General Judith W. Jagdmann
Appointed: 1 February 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
  Elected Republican 970,981 49.96% State Delegate Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell
  Candidate Democratic 970,621 49.94% State Senator R. Creigh Deeds
  Candidate Scattering 1,801 0.09% Write Ins
Total 1,943,403 100.00%  

8 November 2005 Election History: The Virginia Board of Elections certified the results on Monday 28 November 2005 and State Senator Creigh Deeds filed a petition recount the following day. On 6 December, Richmond Circuit Court Judge Theodore J. Markow set 20 December as the date for the recount. On 21 December a three-judge panel of the Richmond Circuit Court certified the recount. Mr. Deeds conceded after the certification. Mr. McDonnell lead by 323 votes out of 1,943,250 prior to the recount and by 360 votes after the recount.

18 January 2005: Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, who was first elected in 2001, announced his resignation effective 1 February 2005. He formally recommended Deputy Attorney General Judith W. Jagdmann to replace him and the Republican-controlled General Assembly approved Mrs. Jagdmann on 27 January 2005. Mr. Kilgore became the Republican nominee for Governor.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

  Independent Greens

2002-2010 Congressional Districts  2002-2010 CDs

CD 1: Caroline County, Essex County, Fauquier County, Fredericksburg City, Gloucester County, Hampton City, James City County, King and Queen County, King George County, King William County, Lancaster County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Newport News City, Northumberland County, Poquoson City, Prince William County, Richmond County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Westmoreland County, Williamsburg City, York County.

CD 2: Accomack County, Hampton City, Norfolk City, Northampton County, Virginia Beach City.

CD 3: Charles City County, Hampton City, Henrico County, New Kent County, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Portsmouth City, Prince George County, Richmond City, Surry County.

CD 4: Amelia County, Brunswick County, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights City, Dinwiddie County, Emporia City, Franklin City, Greensville County, Hopewell City, Isle of Wight County, Nottoway County, Petersburg City, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Southampton County, Suffolk City, Sussex County.

CD 5: Albemarle County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Bedford City, Brunswick County, Buckingham County, Campbell County, Charlotte County, Charlottesville City, Cumberland County, Danville City, Fluvanna County, Franklin County, Greene County, Halifax County, Henry County, Lunenburg County, Martinsville City, Mecklenburg County, Nelson County, Pittsylvania County, Prince Edward County.

CD 6: Alleghany County, Amherst County, Augusta County, Bath County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Buena Vista City, Covington City, Harrisonburg City, Highland County, Lexington City, Lynchburg City, Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Salem City, Shenandoah County, Staunton City, Waynesboro City.

CD 7: Caroline County, Chesterfield County, Culpeper County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Louisa County, Madison County, Orange County, Page County, Rappahannock County, Richmond City, Spotsylvania County.

CD 8: Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church City.

CD 9: Alleghany County, Bland County, Bristol City, Buchanan County, Carroll County, Covington City, Craig County, Dickenson County, Floyd County, Galax City, Giles County, Grayson County, Henry County, Lee County, Montgomery County, Norton City, Patrick County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Roanoke County, Russell County, Scott County, Smyth County, Tazewell County, Washington County, Wise County, Wythe County.

CD 10: Clarke County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William County, Warren County, Winchester City.

CD 11: Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Prince William County.


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