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Virginia: State Senate


Members of the Virginia State Senate, 1776-2018 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1855: Harvey Deskins, elected.
  • 1903 Nov 3: J. C. Noel, elected.
  • 1928 Mar 19: Samuel C. Goggin, died in office.
  • 1928 Jan 25: John M. Beaty, died in office.
  • 1927: Anderson E. Shumate (Dem), elected.
  • 1926 Dec 17: E. B. White, died in office.
  • 1927 Dec 24: Thomas J. Downing, died in office.
  • 1922 Apr 14: Charles U. Gravatt, died in office.
  • 1922 Apr 22: W. C. Corbitt, died in office.
  • 1926 Nov 11: William W. Workman, died in office.
  • 1932 May 7: Frank B. Varney, died in office.
  • 1933 Aug 6: Charles E. Burks (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1932 May 7: E. J. Harvey, died in office.
  • 1933 Aug 15: Robert C. Vaden (Dem), elected; A. C. Roach (Ind), defeated.
  • 1932 Feb 21: Benjamin F. Buchanan, died in office.
  • 1933 Aug 10: Burt Lincoln Dickinson (Dem), elected; Lewis P. Summers (Independent Republican), defeated.
  • 1947: Stanley G. Adams (Rep), defeated.
  • 1941 Oct 23: Edward E. Holland, died in office.
  • 1944 Mar 11: Aubrey G. Weaver, died in office.
  • 1954 Apr 20: Major M. Hillard, resigned.
  • 1958: Ben T. Pitts, resigned.
  • 1969 Feb 22: Charles R. Fenwick, died in office.
  • 1964 Nov 17: Charles T. Moses, died in office.
  • 1967: Herbert H. Bateman (Dem), elected.
  • 1975 Dec 27: William V. Rawlings, died in office.
  • 1979: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1977 Dec 2: J. Marshall Coleman, resigned.
  • 1978 Mar 17: Paul W. Manns, died in office.
  • 1972 Nov 7: John N. Dalton (Rep), elected.
  • 1982 Dec 22: Herbert H. Bateman, resigned.
  • 1983: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1987: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1991: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1995: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1999: Richard J. Holland, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1991: Henry L. Marsh, elected.
  • 1995: John S. Edwards, elected. Emily Couric (Dem), elected.
  • 1999: Emily Couric (Dem), elected.
  • 1995: Patsy Ticer (Dem), elected.
  • 1999 Nov 2: C. W. 'Levi' Levy, defeated. Toddy Puller (Dem), elected.
  • 2000 Apr 16: Richard J. Holland, Sr., died in office.
  • 2001 Oct 18: Emily Couric, died in office.
  • 2003: Mark Obenshain (Rep), elected.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Toddy Puller (Dem), elected.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Toddy Puller (Dem), elected.
  • 2011 Nov 8: John C. Miller (Dem), elected; Mickey P. Chohany (Rep), defeated. Mamie E. Locke (Dem), elected; Tom E. Harmon IV (Rep), defeated. Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (Rep), elected unopposed. Ryan T. McDougle (Rep), elected unopposed. Yvonne Miller (Dem), elected unopposed. Ralph S. Northam (Dem), elected; Ben Loyola, Jr. (Rep), defeated. Frank W. Wagner (Rep), elected unopposed. Jeffrey L. McWaters (Rep), elected unopposed. A. Donald McEachin (Dem), elected unopposed. John C. Watkins (Rep), elected; David M. Bernard (Dem), defeated. Stephen H. Martin (Rep), elected unopposed. Walter A. Stosch (Rep), elected unopposed. Dick Black (Rep), elected; J. Shawn Mitchell (Dem), defeated. Harry B. Blevins (Rep), elected unopposed. Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (Rep), elected unopposed. Henry L. Marsh (Dem), elected; Preston T. Brown (Ind), defeated. Bryce E. Reeves (Rep), elected; R. Edward Houck (Dem), defeated. L. Louise Lucas (Dem), elected unopposed. Ralph K. Smith (Rep), elected; J. Brandon Bell II (Ind), defeated. William M. Stanley, Jr. (Rep), elected; W. Roscoe Reynolds (Dem), defeated; W. Jeff Evans (Ind), defeated. John S. Edwards (Dem), elected; David A. Nutter (Rep), defeated. Tom A. Garrett, Jr. (Rep), elected; Bert F. Dodson, Jr. (Dem), defeated. Stephen D. Newman (Rep), elected; Robert W. T. Short, Sr. (Dem), defeated. Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (Rep), elected unopposed. R. Creigh Deeds (Dem), elected; Thomas W. Aldous, Jr. (Rep), defeated. Mark Obenshain (Rep), elected unopposed. Jill Holtzman Vogel (Rep), elected; Shaun D. Broy (Dem), defeated; Donald C. Marro (Ind), defeated. Richard H. Stuart (Rep), elected unopposed. Charles J. Colgan, Sr. (Dem), elected; Tom T. Gordy (Rep), defeated. Adam Ebbin (Dem), elected; Timothy T. C. McGhee (Rep), defeated. Barbara A. Favola (Dem), elected; Caren D. Merrick (Rep), defeated. Janet D. Howell (Dem), elected; Patrick N. Forrest (Rep), defeated. Mark R. Herring (Dem), elected; Patricia B. Phillips (Rep), defeated. J. C. Petersen (Dem), elected; Gerarda M. Culipher (Rep), defeated. Richard L. Saslaw (Dem), elected; Robert C. Sarvis (Rep), defeated; Katherine Ann Pettigrew (Green), defeated. Toddy Puller (Dem), elected; Jeffrey M. Frederick (Rep), defeated. Dave W. Marsden (Dem), elected; Jason A. Flanary (Rep), defeated. Phillip P. Puckett (Dem), elected; Adam N. Light (Rep), defeated. George Lincoln Barker (Dem), elected; M. Miller Baker (Rep), defeated. C. W. 'Bill' Carrico (Rep), elected; John M. Lamie (Dem), defeated.
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