Virginia's 9th congressional district

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Virginia's 9th congressional district
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Virginia's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Morgan Griffith
RSalem
Area9,113.87 sq mi (23,604.8 km2)
Distribution
  • 41.75[1]% urban
  • 58.25% rural
Population (2017, estimated)711,755[2]
Median income$43,987[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+19[4]

Virginia's ninth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, covering much of the southwestern part of the state. The 9th is Virginia's second-largest district in area, covering 9,113.87[5] square miles (slightly larger than the whole state of New Jersey). Since 2011 it has been represented by Morgan Griffith (R), who took office after defeating Rick Boucher (D), the district's representative for 1983-2011.[6]

The largely white district was aligned with the Democratic Party well into the 20th century, when Virginia was among the Solid South states and African Americans were disenfranchised. Since the 1990s its voters have increasingly cast ballots for Republican presidential candidates. It last supported a Democrat for president in 1996, and has supported a Democrat in only two statewide contests since then.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain received 59% of the vote in the 9th district in 2008, his best performance in any of Virginia's eleven congressional districts. The 9th District is the only district in Virginia that cast more votes for Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary. Clinton won more than 60% of the vote; local Congressman Rick Boucher endorsed Obama.

As of 2017, the 9th District had the highest poverty rate of any Virginia Congressional District, at 18.7 percent.[7]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 U.S. President Clinton 46–43– 10%[8]
U.S. Senator Warner 55–44%[9]
U.S. Representative Boucher 65–31%[10]
1997 Governor Gilmore 57–41%[11]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 51–44%[12]
Attorney General Earley 56–44%[13]
1998 U.S. Representative Boucher 61–39%[14]
2000 U.S. President Bush 55–42%[15]
U.S. Senator Allen 57–43%[16]
U.S. Representative Boucher 70–30%[17]
2001 Governor Warner 52–47%[18]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 49–49%
Attorney General Kilgore 69–31%
2002 U.S. Senator Warner 83–8–9%[19]
U.S. Representative Boucher 66–34%[20]
2004 U.S. President Bush 60–39%[21]
U.S. Representative Boucher 59–39%[22]
2005 Governor Kilgore 55–43%[23]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 57–43%[24]
Attorney General McDonnell 58–42%[25]
2006 U.S. Senator Allen 55–44%[26]
U.S. Representative Boucher 68–32%[27]
2008 U.S. President McCain 59–40%[28]
U.S. Senator Warner 63–36%[29]
U.S. Representative Boucher 97–3%[30]
2009 Governor McDonnell 66–34%[31]
Lieutenant Governor Bolling 66–34%[32]
Attorney General Cuccinelli 66–34%[33]
2010 U.S. Representative Griffith 51–46%[34]
2012 U.S. President Romney 63–35%[35]
U.S. Senator Allen 62–38%[36]
U.S. Representative Griffith 61–39%[37]
2013 Governor Cuccinelli 61–32–7%[38]
Lieutenant Governor Jackson 61–39%[39]
Attorney General Obenshain 67–33%[40]
2014 U.S. Senator Gillespie 59–38–2%[41]
U.S. Representative Griffith 72–24%[42]
2016 U.S. President Trump 68.8–27.3
U.S. Representative Griffith 68.6–28.3%
2017 Governor Gillespie 67.5-31.4%
Lieutenant Governor Vogel 69.1%-30.9%
Attorney General Adams 69.2–30.8%

Area covered[edit]

It covers all or part of the following political subdivisions:

Counties[edit]

The entirety of:

Portions of:

Cities[edit]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1789
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Theodorick Bland
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
June 1, 1790
Elected in 1789.
Died.
Vacant June 2, 1790 –
December 6, 1790
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William B. Giles
Anti-Administration December 7, 1790 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in July 1790 to finish Bland's term and seated December 7, 1790.
Re-elected later in 1790.
Re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1797.
Resigned.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
October 2, 1798
Vacant October 3, 1798 –
December 2, 1798
Joseph Eggleston Democratic-Republican December 3, 1798 –
March 3, 1801
Elected to finish Giles's term.
Re-elected in 1799.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William B. Giles
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 16th district and retired.
Philip R. Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Retired.
John Love Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Moved to the 7th district and lost re-election there.
Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
John P. Hungerford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Lost re-election.
William L. Ball Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1817.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
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Andrew Stevenson
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th congressional district
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
William P. Taylor Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
John Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Robert M. T. Hunter
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Samuel Chilton Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
John S. Pendleton Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Jeremiah Morton Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James F. Strother
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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John Letcher
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Virginia.
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John T. Harris
Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
June 19, 1863
Civil War
District eliminated June 20, 1863
District re-created: March 4, 1873
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Rees T. Bowen
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William Terry
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Auburn L. Pridemore
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James B. Richmond
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Abram Fulkerson
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Henry Bowen
Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Connally F. Trigg Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Henry Bowen
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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John A. Buchanan
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
James W. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James A. Walker
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
William F. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Campbell Slemp
Republican March 4, 1903 –
October 13, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 14, 1907 –
December 16, 1907
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C. Bascom Slemp
Republican December 17, 1907 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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George C. Peery
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Joseph C. Shaffer Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
John W. Flannagan Jr. Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Elected to VA-AL.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
John W. Flannagan Jr. Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Thomas B. Fugate
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William C. Wampler
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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W. Pat Jennings
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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William C. Wampler
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Frederick C. Boucher
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Morgan Griffith
Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Elected in 2010.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

2018 General Election[edit]

In the November 6, 2018 general election, incumbent Morgan Griffith is opposed by Democrat Anthony Flaccavento, a farmer, community leader, and small business owner from Abingdon, Virginia.[43][44][45]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=51&cd=09
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=51&cd=09
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  5. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
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  44. ^ "Flacc 4 Congress". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
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Coordinates: 36°59′00″N 81°21′02″W / 36.98333°N 81.35056°W / 36.98333; -81.35056