WHO IS RUNNING FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY? — PART 2C

Printed in March 1812, this political cartoon was drawn in reaction to the newly drawn state senate election district of South Essex created by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the Democratic-Republican Party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists. The caricature satirizes the bizarre shape of a district in Essex County, Massachusetts, as a dragon-like “monster”. Federalist newspaper editors and others at the time likened the district shape to a salamander, and the word gerrymander was a blend of that word and Governor Gerry’s last name. (from here)

Since the ballot is going to be so busy, I have broken up the lists of candidates up into sections, separate posts, that contain links that point to their presence on the webs. The focus of this post is who is running for seats in the Virginia General Assembly in Prince William County.

In GETTING READY FOR NOVEMBER — PART 1, I displayed the maps for the Virginia Senate and House Districts that include portions of Prince William County.

Previous posts include:

We got our list of candidates from this article, Candidates On the Ballot in Prince William County (insidenova.com). However, the Prince William County Office of Elections is now posting information on the November 5th General Election. That includes a Consolidated List of Candidates. In addition, the Prince William County Office of Elections‘ website is a great place to figure out what will be on your ballot. Across the County, there will be 44 different ballots.

To help you with your own research, we have included the candidates’ campaign websites, Facebook pages, and/or Twitter accounts. Here is another reference, Candidates by Office – Statewide and Local (elections.virginia.gov). However, it is a spreadsheet. So, you have to have the software to view it. In addition, some of the web addresses don’t work.

Virginia Senate

13th District

28th District

39th District

Unchallenged

Virginia House

2nd District

13th District

31st District

40th District 

50th District

51st District

52nd District

87th District

Why are there so many different Senate and House districts in Prince William County? A good place to start looking for the answer to that question is The Virginia General Assembly (virginiageneralassembly.gov). There are 40 senate districts and 100 house districts. Both are apportioned by population using the U.S. Census (see Article II. Franchise and Officers » Section 6. Apportionment (law.lis.virginia.gov). Since Prince William County has a relatively large population (see List of cities and counties in Virginia (en.wikipedia.org)), naturally it will be well represented in the General Assembly. Gerrymandering (en.wikipedia.org), to the extent it occurs, also tends to increase the number of senate and house districts that reach into the county.

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2 Responses to WHO IS RUNNING FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY? — PART 2C

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