Political Party Strength in Virginia

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Virginia:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

  • State Senate
  • State House of Delegates
  • State delegation to the U.S. Senate
  • State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows: Anti-Administration (AA); Constitutional Union (CU); Democratic (D); Democratic-Republican (DR); Federalist (F); Independent (I); no party (N), unknown, or other; Pro-Administration (PA); Republican (R); Readjuster (RA); Union (U); and a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1776 Patrick Henry (N) not an elected office Edmund Randolph (N) began in 1789
1777
1778
1779
Thomas Jefferson (N)
1780
1781
William Fleming (N)
Thomas Nelson, Jr. (N)
David Jameson (N)
1782 Benjamin Harrison V (N)
1783
1784
1785 Patrick Henry (N)
1786 James Innes (N)
1787 Edmund Randolph (N)
1788
1789 Beverley Randolph (N) William Grayson (AA) Richard Henry Lee (AA)) 7AA, 3PA George Washington (N) Y
1790 John Walker (PA)
1791 James Monroe (AA) 8AA, 2PA
1792 Henry Lee III (F)
John Taylor (AA)
1793 15AA, 4PA
1794
vacant vacant
1795 Robert Brooke (DR) Stevens T. Mason (DR) Henry Tazewell (DR) 17DR, 2F
1796 Thomas Jefferson (DR) N
1797 James Wood (DR) Robert Brooke (DR) 15DR, 4F
1798
1799
Hardin Burnley vacant 13DR, 6F
John Pendleton, Jr. 14DR, 5F
1800 James Monroe (DR) Philip Norborne Nicholas (DR) Wilson Cary Nicholas (DR) Thomas Jefferson (DR) Y
1801 18DR, 1F
1802
1803 John Page (DR)
John Taylor (DR) 18DR, 4F
1804 Abraham B. Venable (DR) 19DR, 3F Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton (DR) Y
William Branch Giles (DR) Andrew Moore (DR)
1805 Andrew Moore (DR) William Branch Giles (DR) 21DR, 1F
1806 William H. Cabell (DR)
1807 20DR, 2F
1808 James Madison and George Clinton (DR) Y
1809 John Tyler, Sr. (DR) Richard Brent (DR) 16DR, 6F
1810
1811
George William Smith (DR)
James Monroe (DR)
George William Smith (DR)
Peyton Randolph (DR)
1812 James Madison and Elbridge Gerry (DR) Y
James Barbour (DR)
1813 17DR, 6F
1814
1815 Wilson Cary Nicholas (DR) James Barbour (DR) vacant 19DR, 4F
1816 Armistead Thomson Mason (DR) James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Y
1817 James Patton Preston (DR) John Wayles Eppes (DR) 20DR, 3F
1818
1819
1820 Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (DR) John Robertson (DR) James Pleasants (DR)
21DR, 2F
1821
1822
1823 James Pleasants (DR) John Taylor (DR) 21DR, 1F
1824 William H. Crawford and John C. Calhoun (DR) N
vacant
1825 vacant Littleton Waller Tazewell (DR) 22DR
1826 John Tyler (DR) John Randolph (DR)
1827 William Branch Giles (D) John Tyler (DR)
1828 Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun (D) Y
1829
1830 John Floyd (D)
1831
1832 Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Y
vacant
1833 William Cabell Rives (DR) 21DR
1834 Littleton Waller Tazewell (W) Sidney S. Baxter (W) Benjamin W. Leigh (W)
1835 17DR, 3W, 1D
1836 Wyndham Robertson (W) William Cabell Rives (D) Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Y
vacant
1837 David Campbell (D) Richard E. Parker (DR) 15D, 6W
William H. Roane (D)
1838
1839 vacant 12D, 7W, 2Cons.
1840 Thomas Walker Gilmer (W) 11D, 8W, 2Cons. Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) N
1841 John M. Patton (W) William Cabell Rives (W) William S. Archer (W) 11W, 10D
John Rutherford (W)
1842 John Munford Gregory (W)
1843 James McDowell (D) 12D, 3W
1844 11D, 4W James K. Polk and George M. Dallas (D) Y
1845 vacant 13D, 2W
1846 William "Extra Billy" Smith (D) Isaac S. Pennybacker (D)
1847 James Murray Mason (D) Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (D) 9D, 6W
1848 Lewis Cass and William Orlando Butler (D) N
1849 John B. Floyd (D) 14D, 1W
1850 13D, 2W
1851
1852 Joseph Johnson (D) Shelton Leake (D) Willis P. Bocock (D) Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Y
1853 12D, 1W
1854
1855 12D, 1U
1856 Henry A. Wise (D) Elisha W. McComas James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge (D) Y
1857 William Lowther Jackson John Randolph Tucker (D) 13D
1858
1859 8D, 5 Ind. Dem.
1860 John Letcher (D) Robert Latane Montague (D) John Bell and Edward Everett (CU) N
1861 Robert Latane Montague (D) Daniel Polsley (R) 4U
Waitman T. Willey (U) John S. Carlile (U)
1862 5U
1863 Leopold Copeland Parker Cowper Lemuel J. Bowden (U) vacant during Civil War
1864 William Smith (D) Samuel Price vacant no Electors counted
1865 Leopold Copeland Parker Cowper Thomas Russell Bowden (R) vacant during Reconstruction
Francis Harrison Pierpont (R)
1866
1867
1868
Henry H. Wells (R)
1869 John F. Lewis (R) vacant during Reconstruction 5Cons., 3R
Gilbert Carlton Walker (R) Charles Whittlesey
1870 John Lawrence Marye, Jr. (D) James Craig Taylor John F. Lewis (R) John W. Johnston (D)
1871 4D, 3R, 1Cons.
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Y
1873 5D, 4R
1874 James L. Kemper (D) Robert E. Withers (D) Raleigh T. Daniel 5R, 4D
1875 Henry Wirtz Thomas (D) Robert E. Withers (D) 8D, 1R
1876 Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) N
1877
1878 Frederick W. M. Holliday (D) James A. Walker (D) James G. Field
1879
1880 Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English (D) N
1881 William Mahone (RA) 7D, 2R
1882 William E. Cameron (RA) John F. Lewis (D) Frank S. Blair (RA)
1883 Harrison H. Riddleberger (RA) 5D, 5RA
1884 6D, 4RA Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Y
1885 8D, 2R
1886 Fitzhugh Lee (D) John Edward Massey (D) Rufus A. Ayers (D)
1887 John W. Daniel (D) 6R, 3D, 1Labor
1888 Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman (D) N
1889 John S. Barbour, Jr. (D) 8D, 2R
1890 Philip W. McKinney (D) James Hoge Tyler (D) R. Taylor Scott (D) 6D, 4R
1891 10D
1892 Eppa Hunton (D) Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) Y
1893
1894 Charles Triplett O'Ferrall (D) Robert Craig Kent (D)
1895 Thomas S. Martin (D) 9D, 1R
1896 8D, 2R William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) N
1897
vacant
1898 James Hoge Tyler (D) Edward Echols (D) Andrew Jackson Montague (D) 6D, 4R
1899 10D
1900 9D, 1R William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) N
1901 10D
1902 Andrew Jackson Montague (D) Joseph Edward Willard (D) William Alexander Anderson (D)
1903 9D, 1R
1904 Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis (D) N
1905
1906 Claude A. Swanson (D) James Taylor Ellyson (D)
1907
1908 William Jennings Bryan and John Worth Kern (D) N
1909
1910 William Hodges Mann (D) Samuel W. Williams (D)
Claude A. Swanson (D)
1911
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Y
1913
1914 Henry Carter Stuart (D) John Garland Pollard (D)
1915
1916
1917
1918 Westmoreland Davis (D) Benjamin Franklin Buchanan (D) John R. Saunders (D)
1919
1920 Carter Glass (D) James M. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) N
1921
1922 Elbert Lee Trinkle (D) Junius Edgar West (D) 8D, 2R
1923 10D
1924 John W. Davis and Charles W. Bryan (D) N
1925
1926 Harry F. Byrd (D)
1927
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Y
1929 7D, 3R
1930 John Garland Pollard (D) James H. Price (D)
1931 9D, 1R
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Y
1933 Harry F. Byrd (D) 9D
1934 George C. Peery (D)
Abram Penn Staples (D)
1935
1936
1937
1938 James H. Price (D) Saxon Winston Holt (D)
1939
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Y
1941 vacant
1942 Colgate Darden (D) William M. Tuck (D)
1943
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman (D) Y
1945
1946 William M. Tuck (D) Lewis Preston Collins II (D)
Thomas G. Burch (D)
1947 Harvey Black Apperson (D) A. Willis Robertson (D)
1948 James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (D) Harry S Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Y
1949 8D
1950 John S. Battle (D) 9D
1951
1952 Allie Edward Stokes Stephens (D) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon (R) Y
1953 7D, 3R
1954 Thomas Bahnson Stanley (D)
1955 8D, 2R
1956
1957 Kenneth Cartwright Patty (D)
1958 James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (D) Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. (D)
1959
1960 Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R) N
1961 Frederick Thomas Gray (D)
1962 Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. (D) Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (D) Robert Young Button (D)
1963
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Y
1965
1966 Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (D) Fred G. Pollard (D) Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (D)
1967 William B. Spong, Jr. (D) 6D, 4R
1968 Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Y
1969 5D, 5R
1970 A. Linwood Holton, Jr. (R) J. Sargeant Reynolds (R) Andrew Pickens Miller (D) Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (I)
1971 6R, 4D
Henry Howell (I)
1972
1973 William L. Scott (R) 7R, 3D
1974 Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (R) John N. Dalton (R)
1975 5R, 5D
1976 Gerald R. Ford and Robert J. Dole (R) N
1977 Anthony Francis Troy (D) 6R, 4D
1978 John N. Dalton (R) Chuck Robb (D) Marshall Coleman (R)
1979 John Warner (R)
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Y
1981 9R, 1D
1982 Chuck Robb (D) Richard Joseph Davis (D) Gerald L. Baliles (D)
1983 Paul S. Trible, Jr. (R) 6R, 4D
1984
1985 William Broaddus
1986 Gerald L. Baliles (D) Douglas Wilder (D) Mary Sue Terry (D)
1987 5R, 5D
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Y
1989 Chuck Robb (D)
1990 Douglas Wilder (D) Don Beyer (D)
1991 6D, 4R
1992 22D, 18R 59D, 40R, 1I George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) N
1993 Stephen D. Rosenthal 7D, 4R
1994 George Allen (R) Jim Gilmore (R) 52D, 47R, 1I
1995 6D, 5R
1996 21R, 19D 50R, 49D, 1I Robert J. Dole and Jack Kemp (R) N
1997 Richard Cullen
1998 Jim Gilmore (R) John H. Hager (R) Mark Earley (R)
1999
2000 52R, 47D, 1I George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Y
2001 Randolph A. Beales George Allen (R) 6R, 4D, 1I
2002 Mark Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D) Jerry Kilgore (R) 64R, 34D, 2I
8R, 3D
2003
2004 24R, 16D 61R, 37D, 2I
2005
Judith Jagdmann
2006 Tim Kaine (D) Bill Bolling (R) Bob McDonnell (R) 57R, 40D, 3I
2007 Jim Webb (D)
2008 21D, 19R 54R, 44D, 2I Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Y
2009 Bill Mims (R) 53R, 45D, 2I Mark Warner (D) 6D, 5R
2010 Bob McDonnell (R) Ken Cuccinelli (R) 22D, 18R 59R, 38D, 2I
2011 8R, 3D
2012 20R, 20D 67R, 32D, 1I
2013 Tim Kaine (D)
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress

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