District Description: The 9th District is Virginia’s second-largest district in area, covering 9,113.87 square miles (slightly larger than the whole state of New Jersey). Virginia Tech at Blacksburg is located in this district.
Representative: Morgan Griffith (R)
2018 Election Results:
Morgan Griffith (R) 65.2% – 160,885 votes
Anthony Flaccavento (D) 34.7% – 85,587 votes
Write-in votes- 210
Total votes: 246,682
Washington DC Office: 2202 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3861
Abington Office: 323 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: (276) 525-1405
Christiansburg Office: 17 West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 381-5671
Big Stone Gap Office: Federal Courthouse
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 525-1405
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. Its voters have had a strong social conservative bent, and since the 1990s have increasingly voted 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 Clintonthan Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary. Clinton won more than 60% of the vote; local Congressman Rick Boucher endorsed Obama.
Recent Election Results
Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent Morgan Griffith (R) defeated Derek Kitts (D) andJanice Allen Boyd (I) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Kitts defeated Bill Bunch at the Democratic convention on May 21, 2016.
|Republican||Morgan Griffith Incumbent||68.6%||212,838|
|Independent||Janice Allen Boyd||2.9%||9,050|
|Source: Virginia Department of Elections|
The 9th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. IncumbentMorgan Griffith (R) defeated Independent William Carr in the general election.
|Republican||Morgan Griffith Incumbent||72.1%||117,465|
|Source: Virginia Department of lections|
The 9th Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Morgan Griffith won re-election in the district.
|Republican||Morgan Griffith Incumbent||61.3%||184,882|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections “Official Election Results, 2012 General Election”|
On November 2, 2010, H. Morgan Griffith won election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Boucher (D) and Jeremiah D. Heaton (I) in the general election.
|Republican||H. Morgan Griffith||51.2%||95,726|
|Independent||Jeremiah D. Heaton||2.3%||4,282|
On November 4, 2008, Rick Boucher won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.
|Democratic||Rick Boucher incumbent||97.1%||207,306|
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