The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Virginia
Primary (parties may nominate at state convention): Tuesday, June 13, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 1 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
1990 Census: 6,189,197(2.49% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 3,470,660
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 5,165,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (000 UTC)
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President  Electoral votes: 13, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 2,739,447; List of States: Short, Long

 WinnerRepublican 1,437,490 52.47% Governor George W. Bush
(13 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateDemocrat 1,217,290 44.44% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 CandidateLibertarian 15,198 0.55% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 5,455 0.20% Pat Buchanan
 CandidateConstitution 1,809 0.07% Howard Phillips
 CandidateGreen 59,398 2.17% Ralph Nader
 Candidate(scatter) 2,807 0.10% Write Ins

Governor  Term limit: 1 4-year term, Current Governors  

 Republican  James S. Gilmore
First elected: 1997
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 6, 2001. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Democrat  Charles S. Robb
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994
Renominated - 3 June 2000 Democratic State Convention
 WinnerRepublican  George F. Allen
NOMINATED - 3 June 2000 Republican State Convention
 CandidateDemocrat  Senator Charles S. Robb
 CandidateIndependent  George R. "Tex" Wood
Mr. Wood has the tacit support of the Green Party, the Reform Party and a few Third Parties. Endorsements: Green, Reform.

Class 2Republican  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  
5 Democrats
1 Independent
5 Republicans

CD 1Republican  Herbert H. Bateman
Vacant Office. Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Republican Congressman Herbert H. Bateman passed away 11 September 2000.
 CandidateDemocrat  Lawrence Davies
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention.
 WinnerRepublican  Jo Ann S. Davis
 CandidateLibertarian  Sharon Wood

CD 2Democrat  Owen B. Pickett
Open Seat. Congressman Pickett not a candidate for re-election.
 WinnerRepublican  Edward L. "Ed" Schrock
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention.
 CandidateDemocrat  Jody Wagner
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention.

CD 3Democrat  Bobby Scott
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Bobby Scott
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Scott will apparently run unopposed.

CD 4Democrat  Norman Sisisky
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Norman Sisisky
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Sisisky will apparently run unopposed.

CD 5Independent  Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
Nominated by different party - May 2000 by Republican Convention
 CandidateDemocrat  John Boyd
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
 Congressman Goode was a one-time Democrat who switched to Independent upon his accepting the Republican nomination for his seat in Congress.

CD 6Republican  Robert W. Goodlatte
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Robert W. Goodlatte
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Goodlatte will apparently run unopposed.

CD 7Republican  Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.
Open Seat. Congressman Bliley not a candidate for re-election.
 CandidateLibertarian  Randy Aguero
 WinnerRepublican  Eric I. Cantor
 CandidateDemocrat  Warren Stewart
NOMINATED by Convention, June 2000

CD 8Democrat  James P. Moran, Jr.
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 CandidateLibertarian  Ron Crickenberger
 CandidateGreen  Rick Herron
 CandidateRepublican  Demaris Miller
NOMINATED by Convention, June 2000
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman James P. Moran, Jr.

CD 9Democrat  Frederick C. Boucher
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Frederick C. Boucher
 CandidateRepublican  Michael D. "Oz" Osborne
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention

CD 10Republican  Frank R. Wolf
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 CandidateLibertarian  Brian Brown
 CandidateIndependent  Marc Rossi
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Frank R. Wolf

CD 11Republican  Thomas M. Davis, III
Renominated - May 2000 Convention
 CandidateDemocrat  Mike Corrigan
NOMINATED - May 2000 by Convention
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Thomas M. Davis, III
 CandidateGreen  Sarina Grosswald
 CandidateLibertarian  Robert Kerr McBride

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