Turnover in the State Senate

Primary losses and retirements have led to record high turnover in the Virginia Senate. Two state senators lost in the the November election, five lost in the June primary elections, and ten did not seek re-election this year. Redistricting may have been a factor in many of the decisions. Six of the retirements were legislators drawn into a district with another Senator, and both general election losses were in newly drawn districts that were less favorable for incumbents than their previous districts.

See turnover in the House of Delegates here.

Notes: Last updated January 9th, 2024.

Source: House History website and VPAP research

Nov. 14, 2023