Redistricting Process: Legislative
Population Change (since 2000): 922,509
Legislature: Split: House-R, Senate-Even
Governor: Bob McDonnell (R)
Members of Congress: 8R, 3D
Party Control: Republican (the Lt. Governor holds the tie-breaking vote in the Senate)
2008: 53% Obama, 46% McCain
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New Districts by Party Representative
2010 Redistricting Changes:
Redistricting Process: The Virginia legislature is constitutionally responsible for redistricting the state. Within the legislative houses, the Senate Committee on Privileges & Elections and the House Committee on Privileges & Elections have jurisdiction on the matter. From there, legislation goes to the committee of the whole in each house. The governor can veto or approve the plan. The legislature has until the end of the General Assembly session in 2011 to redistrict. Though there have been many bills proposed to amend this system, none have successfully passed both the House and the Senate.
Governor: Republican Bob McDonnell
Legislature: Democrats control the State Senate and Republicans control the House.
Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 11 (no change from 2010)
2011 Ideal District Population: 727,366