1979 Virginia Senate election

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1979 Virginia Senate elections

← 1975 November 6, 1979 1983 →

All 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout51.65%[1]
  Majority party Minority party
  Senator Brault 1982.jpg Senator Truban 1988.jpg
Leader Abe Brault William A. Truban
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 14, 1976 January 14, 1976
Leader's seat 34th 27th
Last election 35 seats, 69.6% 5 seats, 26.2%
Seats won 30 10
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 5
Popular vote 625,023 346,137
Percentage 63.5% 35.2%
Swing Decrease 6.1 pp Increase 9.0 pp

Majority leader before election

Abe Brault
Democratic

Elected Majority leader

Hunter Andrews
Democratic

The 1979 Virginia Senate elections were held on November 6, 1979, alongside the Virginia House of Delegates election. All 40 seats in the Senate of Virginia were up for election.

Overall results[edit]

30 10
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1975 1979 +/- Strength Vote % Change
Democratic 35 30 Decrease 5 75.00% 625,023 63.53% Decrease 6.09%
Republican 5 10 Increase 5 25.00% 346,137 35.18% Increase 8.99%
Independent 0 0 Steady 0.00% 11,988 1.22% Decrease 2.95%
- Write-ins 0 0 Steady 0.00% 680 0.07% Increase 0.04%
Total 40 40 0 100.00% 983,828 100.00% -

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration/Turnout Statistics". Virginia Department of Elections. Retrieved April 27, 2020.