Virginia state elections, 2007

Virginia state elections, 2007

Virginia's 2007 state elections were held on November 6, 2007. Voters elected all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates to two-year terms ending in 2009, and all 40 members of the Virginia State Senate to four-year terms ending in 2011. There were also elections for local offices (such as Board of Supervisors and Clerk of the Circuit Court) in most counties.

In general, the Democrats emphasized transportation and the grid lock within the Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly. The Democrats ran a state-wide coordinated "21/51" campaign seeking to regain control of both the House and the Senate. The Republicans emphasized the need to take local actions against illegal immigration.

State Senate

Previous to the election, Virginia's State Senate consisted of 23 Republicans and 17 Democrats. Democrats defeated three incumbent Senators and won an open Republican seat to take control of the Senate by a 21 to 19 majority.

Election Results

Party abbreviations: D - Democratic, R - Republican, I - Independent, IG - Independent Green, L - Libertarian

Note: Only Senate districts that are being contested by more than one candidate are included here.

District Incumbent Party Elected Status 2007 Result
1st Marty Williams Republican 1995 Defeated in Primary John Miller (D) 51.1%
Tricia Stall (R) 48.6%
6th Nick Rerras Republican 1999 Defeated Ralph Northam (D) 54.3%
Nick Rerras (R) 45.5%
9th Benjamin Lambert Democratic 1985 Defeated in Primary A. Donald McEachin (D) 80.9%
Silver Persinger (I) 18.3%
11th Stephen Martin Republican 1994 Reelected Stephen Martin (R) 62.4%
Alex McMurtrie Jr. (D) 18.4%
Roger Habeck (I) 14.7%
Hank Cook (I) 4.3%
13th Fred Quayle Republican 1991 Reelected Fred Quayle (R) 58.6%
Steve Heretick (D) 41.1%
14th Harry Blevins Republican 2001 Reelected Harry Blevins (R) 70.8%
Donald Tabor Jr. (L) 28.8%
15th Frank Ruff Republican 1999 Reelected Frank Ruff (R) 59.0%
Bob Wilkerson (D) 40.9%
16th Henry Marsh III Democratic 1991 Reelected Henry Marsh III (D) 66.6%
Robert Owens (I) 33.1%
17th Edd Houck Democratic 1983 Reelected Edd Houck (D) 56.0%
Chris Yakabouski (R) 43.9%
19th Charles Hawkins Republican 1991 Retired Robert Hurt (R) 75.7%
Sherman Witcher (I) 24.2%
20th Roscoe Reynolds Democratic 1996 Reelected Roscoe Reynolds (D) 63.0%
Jeff Evans (R) 36.9%
22nd Brandon Bell Republican 1991 Defeated in Primary Ralph K. Smith (R) 50.8%
Michael Breiner (D) 49.0%
24th Emmett Hanger Republican 1995 Reelected Emmett Hanger (R) 65.4%
David Cox (D) 26.7%
Arin Sime (L) 7.8%
26th Mark Obenshain Republican 2003 Reelected Mark Obenshain (R) 70.4%
Maxine Hope Roles (D) 29.5%
27th Russ Potts Republican 1991 Retired Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) 48.4%
Karen Schultz (D) 47.2%
Donald Marro (I) 4.2%
28th John Chichester Republican 1977 Retired Richard Stuart (R) 50.6%
Albert Pollard (D) 49.2%
29th Chuck Colgan Democratic 1975 Reelected Chuck Colgan (D) 54.1%
Robert FitzSimmonds (R) 45.8%
31st Mary Margaret Whipple Democratic 1995 Reelected Mary Margaret Whipple (D) 82.6%
Samuel Burley (IG) 16.5%
33rd Mark Herring Democratic 2006 Reelected Mark Herring (D) 56.9%
Patricia Phillips (R) 43.0%
34th Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis Republican 2003 Defeated Chap Petersen (D) 55.3%
Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis (R) 44.4%
35th Dick Saslaw Democratic 1980 Reelected Dick Saslaw (D) 77.9%
Mario Palmiotto (IG) 21.0%
37th Ken Cuccinelli Republican 2001 Reelected Ken Cuccinelli (R) 50.0%
Janet Oleszek (D) 49.8%
39th Jay O'Brien Republican 2002 Defeated George Barker (D) 50.9%
Jay O'Brien (R) 49.0%

House of Delegates

Previous to the election, Republicans controlled the House of Delegates with 57 seats, compared to the Democrats' 40 seats, and three seats held by Independents. Democrats won four seats from the Republicans, defeating one incumbent and taking three open seats, while one Republican defeated an incumbent Independent, making the post-election composition of the House 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, and 2 Independents.

Election Results

Party abbreviations: D - Democratic, R - Republican, I - Independent, IG - Independent Green, L - Libertarian

Note: Only House districts that are being contested by more than one candidate are included here.

District Incumbent Party Elected Status 2007 Result
1st Terry Kilgore Republican 1993 Reelected Terry Kilgore (R) 72.3%
Jerry Taylor (D) 27.6%
5th Bill Carrico Republican 2001 Reelected Bill Carrico (R) 55.4%
Susie Dixon Garner (D) 44.5%
6th Anne Crockett-Stark Republican 2005 Reelected Anne Crockett-Stark (R) 55.6%
Bill Thomas Jr. (D) 44.3%
7th Dave Nutter Republican 2001 Reelected Dave Nutter (R) 52.7%
Peggy Frank (D) 47.3%
9th Allen Dudley Republican 1993 Retired Charles Poindexter (R) 46.4%
Eric Ferguson (D) 43.9%
Jerry Boothe (I) 9.6%
11th Onzlee Ware Democratic 2003 Reelected Onzlee Ware (D) 62.1%
Mac McCadden (I) 37.3%
13th Bob Marshall Republican 1991 Reelected Bob Marshall (R) 58.3%
Bruce Roemmelt (D) 41.6%
14th Danny Marshall III Republican 2001 Reelected Danny Marshall III (R) 51.9%
Adam Tomer (D) 48.0%
16th Robert Hurt Republican 2001 Elected to State Senate Donald Merricks (R) 64.0%
Andy Parker (D) 35.9%
17th William Fralin Republican 2003 Reelected William Fralin (R) 75.1%
Alexander Ballin (I) 24.7%
19th Lacey Putney Independent 1961 Reelected Lacey Putney (I) 72.6%
Lewis Medlin Jr. (D) 27.2%
21st John Welch Republican 2001 Defeated Bobby Mathieson (D) 57.5%
John Welch (R) 42.1%
26th Matt Lohr Republican 2005 Reelected Matt Lohr (R) 71.1%
Carolyn Frank (I) 28.5%
28th Bill Howell Republican 1987 Reelected William Howell (R) 61.7%
Clyde Matthews (D) 34.8%
Craig Ennis (IG) 3.2%
31st Scott Lingamfelter Republican 2001 Reelected Scott Lingamfelter (R) 55.3%
Bill Day (D) 44.5%
32nd David Poisson Democratic 2005 Reelected David Poisson (D) 52.8%
Lynn Chapman (R) 47.1%
33rd Joe May Republican 1993 Reelected Joe May (R) 59.8%
Marty Martinez (D) 40.0%
34th Vince Callahan Republican 1967 Retired Margi Vanderhye (D) 51.5%
Dave Hunt (R) 48.4%
35th Steve Shannon Democratic 2003 Reelected Steve Shannon (D) 63.4%
Arthur Purves (R) 36.6%
39th Vivian Watts Democratic 1995 Reelected Vivian Watts (D) 78.3%
Laura C. Clifton (IG) 21.2%
40th Tim Hugo Republican 2003 Reelected Tim Hugo (R) 57.1%
Rex Simmons (D) 42.8%
45th David Englin Democratic 2005 Reelected David Englin (D) 64.2%
Mark Allen (R) 35.7%
49th Adam Ebbin Democratic 2003 Reelected Adam Ebbin (D) 79.7%
James Ronald Fisher (IG) 19.1%
50th Jackson Miller Republican 2006 Reelected Jackson Miller (R) 60.4%
Jeanette Rishell (D) 39.5%
51st Michele McQuigg Republican 1997 Elected to Clerk of Court Paul Nichols (D) 51.8%
Faisal Gill (R) 47.7%
52nd Jeff Frederick Republican 2003 Reelected Jeff Frederick (R) 58.6%
Christopher Brown (D) 41.2%
54th Bobby Orrock Republican 1989 Reelected Bobby Orrock (R) 73.7%
Kimbra Kincheloe (I) 26.2%
56th Bill Janis Republican 2001 Reelected Bill Janis (R) 65.9%
Will Shaw (D) 34.0%
59th Watkins Abbitt Independent 1985 Reelected Watkins Abbitt (I) 60.2%
Connie Brennan (D) 39.7%
67th Chuck Caputo Democratic 2005 Reelected Chuck Caputo (D) 52.7%
Marc Cadin (R) 47.3%
68th Katherine Waddell Independent 2005 Defeated Manoli Loupassi (R) 54.1%
Katherine Waddell (I) 42.1%
Bill Grogan (I) 3.7%
69th Frank Hall Democratic 1975 Reelected Frank Hall (D) 82.8%
Ray Gargiulo (R) 17.0%
72nd Jack Reid Republican 1989 Retired Jimmie Massie (R) 67.2%
Tom Herbert (D) 32.7%
78th John Cosgrove Republican 2001 Reelected John Cosgrove (R) 61.7%
Mick Meyer (D) 38.2%
82nd Bob Purkey Republican 1985 Reelected Bob Purkey (R) 60.6%
Bob MacIver (D) 39.2%
83rd Leo Wardrup Republican 1991 Retired Joe Bouchard (D) 50.6%
Chris Stolle (R) 49.2%
86th Tom Rust Republican 2001 Reelected Tom Rust (R) 52.8%
Jay Donahue (D) 47.1%
87th Paula Miller Democratic 2005 Reelected Paula Miller (D) 54.0%
Hank Giffin (R) 45.8%
88th Mark Cole Republican 2001 Reelected Mark Cole (R) 62.2%
Carlos Del Toro (D) 37.6%
94th Glenn Oder Republican 2001 Reelected Glenn Oder (R) 74.3%
William D. Pelkey (I) 25.1%
96th Melanie Rapp Republican 2001 Retired Brenda Pogge (R) 56.8%
Troy Farlow (D) 36.6%
Pam Pouchot (I) 6.1%

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