Virginia's 4th congressional district

Virginia's 4th congressional district
Representative
  Donald McEachin
DRichmond
Distribution
  • 73.83[1]% urban
  • 26.17% rural
Population (2016)764,301[2]
Median income$57,684[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[4]

Virginia's fourth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. Taking in most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads, it covers all or part of the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, and all or part of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Suffolk. The current representative is Donald McEachin (D).

2016 redistricting[edit]

This image shows the 2016 court-ordered VA Congressional districts.

The Virginia Legislature's 2012 redistricting of the adjacent 3rd district was found unconstitutional and replaced with a court-ordered redistricting on January 16, 2016 for the 2016 elections.[5]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 President Bob Dole (R) 46.3–45.6%[6]
Senator John Warner (R) 51–49%[7]
1997 Governor Jim Gilmore (R) 57–41%[8]
Lieutenant Governor John H. Hager (R) 51–42%[9]
Attorney General Mark Earley (R) 62–38%[10]
2000 President George W. Bush (R) 49.2–49.0%[11]
Senator Chuck Robb (D) 51–49%[12]
2001 Governor Mark Warner (D) 54–46%[13]
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine (D) 53–45%[14]
Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore (R) 57–43%[15]
2004 President George W. Bush (R) 57–43%[16]
2008 President Barack Obama (D) 50–49%[17]
2012 President Mitt Romney (R) 50–49%[18]
2016 President Hillary Clinton (D) 59–37%[19]
2017 Governor Ralph Northam (D) 61-37%[20]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1789
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Richard B. Lee
Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
Francis Preston Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Results were challenged but upheld.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Abram Trigg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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David Holmes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Retired.
Jacob Swoope Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1809.
Retired.
William McCoy Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1811.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
Mark Alexander Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
James Gholson Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
George Dromgoole Jackson March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
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William Goode
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Edmund W. Hubard Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Redistricted from the 5th district.
Retired.
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Thomas S. Bocock
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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William Goode
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 3, 1859 –
December 6, 1859
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Roger Pryor
Democratic December 7, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 25, 1870
Civil War
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George Booker
Conservative January 26, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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William H. H. Stowell
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Joseph Jorgensen
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Benjamin Hooper Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
James Brady Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William E. Gaines Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Edward Venable Democratic March 4, 1889 –
September 23, 1890
Election invalidated
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John Langston
Republican September 23, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James F. Epes
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William McKenney
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
May 2, 1896
Election invalidated
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Robert Thorp
Republican May 2, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Sydney Epes
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 23, 1898
Election invalidated
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Robert Thorp
Republican March 23, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Sydney Epes
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1900
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 4, 1900 –
April 18, 1900
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Francis Lassiter
Democratic April 19, 1900 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Robert G. Southall Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Francis Lassiter
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
October 31, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 1, 1909 –
March 7, 1910
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Robert Turnbull
Democratic March 8, 1910 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Walter Watson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 24, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 25, 1919 –
April 26, 1920
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Patrick Drewry
Democratic April 27, 1920 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large seat.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
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Patrick Drewry
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 21, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 21, 1947 –
February 17, 1948
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Watkins Abbitt
Democratic February 17, 1948 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Robert Daniel
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Norman Sisisky
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
March 29, 2001
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 29, 2001 –
June 19, 2001
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Randy Forbes
Republican June 19, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
Elected to finish Sisisky's term.
Redistricted to the 2nd district but lost renomination.
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Donald McEachin
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Living former Members[edit]

As of January 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was Robert Daniel (served 1973–1983) on February 4, 2012. The most recently serving representative to die was Norman Sisisky (served 1983–2001), who died in office on March 29, 2001.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Randy Forbes 2001–2017 (1952-02-17) February 17, 1952 (age 67)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=51&cd=04
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Court Ordered Redistricting". Redistricting.dls.virginia.gov. September 3, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
    Personnhuballah v. Alcorn Civil Action
    "Supreme Court weighs legality of Virginia redistricting". TheHill. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
    By $$ (February 1, 2016). "Supreme Court Allows Virginia Redistricting to Stand in 2016". Rollcall.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
    By ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch (January 7, 2016). "Judges impose new Va. congressional map, redrawing 3rd, 4th Districts | Virginia Politics". richmond.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "1996 Election Results – President". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "1996 Election Results – US Senate". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Governor by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Lt Governor by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  10. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Attorney General by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "Virginia General Election – November 7, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  12. ^ "Virginia General Election – November 7, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  14. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  15. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  16. ^ "General Election – November 2, 2004". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "November 2008 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  18. ^ "November 2012 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  19. ^ Nir, David (November 19, 2012). "Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for the 2016 and 2012 elections". Dailykos.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  20. ^ "2017 Governor's Election Results by Congressional District". The Virginia Public Access Project. Retrieved June 16, 2018.

Coordinates: 36°58′28″N 77°18′25″W / 36.97444°N 77.30694°W / 36.97444; -77.30694