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Virginia's 11th congressional district
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Current Representative Gerry Connolly (D)
Population (2000) 643,509
Median income $80,397
Ethnicity 71.4% White, 10.6% Black, 10.9% Asian, 9.1% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% other
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Virginia's Eleventh Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It comprises most of Fairfax County, all of the city of Fairfax, and part of eastern Prince William County. The residents of the 11th district are represented by Democrat Gerry Connolly.

The Hill newspaper quotes census data to conclude that Virginia's 11th district is the wealthiest congressional district in the nation. The article attributes the wealth to the many lobbyists and two-career couples in Northern Virginia.[1]

The district was created after the 1990 United States Census from portions of the old 8th and 10th districts because of explosive growth in Northern Virginia. It was intended to be a "fair fight" district; indeed, it encompassed most of the more Democratic portions of the old 10th District and the more Republican portions of the old 8th. George W. Bush only narrowly defeated John Kerry here in 2004, while Democratic Governor Tim Kaine and Democratic Senator Jim Webb both carried this district, in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The incarnation of the district based on the 2000 census, however, was significantly more Republican than its 1990s predecessor. Republican Tom Davis established a fairly secure hold on the district during his tenure (1994–2008), but Democrat Connolly won it when Davis stepped down. (Both were aided by their previous service on the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, where most of the 11th district's population is concentrated.)

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Recent electoral history

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2006 election

2008 election

  • Tom Davis (Republican), incumbent; did not run for re-election
  • Keith Fimian (R), Home Inspection Company CEO and accountant
  • Lori Alexander (D), physical therapist and George Mason University biochemistry student
  • Leslie L. Byrne (D), ex-state senator, ex-Congresswoman, ex-state delegate and 2005 Lieutenant Governor nominee
  • Gerry Connolly (D, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman and ex-Congressional aide
  • Doug Denneny (D), retired Navy officer and community activist
  • Joe Oddo, Independent Greens of Virginia‎

Here are the results of the June 10, 2008 Democratic primary. No 11th-district Republican primary was held:[2]

Gerry Connolly 13,856 57.83%
Leslie Byrne 8,004 33.40%
Douglas Denneny 1,482 6.18%
Lori Alexander 616 2.57%

Presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52 – 45%
2004 President Bush 50 – 49%
2008 President Obama 57 – 42%

List of Representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1793
Josiah Parker (1751–1810) Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Federalist March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801 Retired
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768–1847) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 20th district
Anthony New (1747–1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805 Redistricted from the 16th district, retired
James M. Garnett (1770–1843) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1809 Retired
John Roane (1766–1838) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 12th district
John Dawson (1762–1814) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 31, 1814 Redistricted from the 10th district, died
Vacant April 1, 1814 – September 18, 1814 Special election
Philip P. Barbour (1783–1841) Democratic-Republican September 19, 1814 – March 3, 1823 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from December 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Retired
Robert Taylor (1763–1845) Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827 Retired
Philip P. Barbour (1783–1841) Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – October 15, 1830 Appointed U.S. circuit judge
Vacant October 16, 1830 – November 24, 1830
John M. Patton (1797–1858) Jacksonian November 25, 1830 – March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 13th district
Andrew Stevenson (1784–1857) Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – June 2, 1834 Redistricted from the 9th district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives December 3, 1827 - June 2, 1834, Resigned
Vacant June 3, 1834 – December 7, 1834 Special election
John Robertson (1787–1873) Anti-Jacksonian December 8, 1834 – March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839 Retired
John M. Botts (1802–1869) Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 Defeated
William Taylor (1788–1846) Democratic March 4, 1843 – January 17, 1846 Died
Vacant January 18, 1846 – March 5, 1846 Special election
James McDowell (1795–1851) Democratic March 6, 1846 – March 3, 1851 Retired
John Letcher (1813–1884) Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 9th district
John F. Snodgrass (1804–1854) Democratic March 4, 1853 – June 5, 1854 Died
Vacant June 6, 1854 – December 3, 1854 Special election
Charles S. Lewis (1821–1878) Democratic December 4, 1854 – March 3, 1855 Defeated
John S. Carlile (1817–1878) American March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Defeated
Albert G. Jenkins (1830–1864) Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861 Retired
Civil War
John S. Carlile (1817–1878) Unionist March 4, 1861 – July 9, 1861 Elected to U.S. Senate
Vacant July 10, 1861 – December 1, 1861 Special election
Jacob B. Blair (1821–1901) Unionist December 2, 1861 – March 3, 1863
District inactive March 4, 1863 – January 3, 1993
District re-created: January 3, 1993
Leslie L. Byrne (b. 1946) Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Defeated
Thomas M. Davis (b. 1949) Republican January 3, 1995 – November 24, 2008 Resigned
Vacant November 24, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Gerry Connolly Democratic January 3, 2009 – present

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