TO SERVING THE
8TH SENATE DISTRICT
Bill continues to unify the
political parties and advance
the goals and objectives of
Promoting public safety, free-market
capitalism, energy independence,
and private-sector job creation
throughout the commonwealth
Bill DeSteph, Virginia Senator, 8th District
Welcome to the website of Bill DeSteph, Member of the Virginia Senate representing the 8th District in Virginia Beach.
As he did while serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Beach City Council over the past decade, Bill has demonstrated his commitment to serving the citizens of Virginia Beach as well as the commonwealth by fighting to maintain low taxes, carefully reviewing municipal expenditures, and reaching across all lines to help make Virginia Beach and Virginia a more dynamic place for citizens, business owners, and our military community.
Bill DeSteph has consistently brought a common-sense approach to the Virginia General Assembly, focusing on job growth and economic development, public safety, and smaller, smarter government. Bill continually seeks opportunities to raise public awareness, improve the general welfare, and secure the commonwealth’s – and our great nation’s – position for the future.
A message from Bill:
I promise I will always serve the citizens of the 8th Senate District with honor and distinction. My vision is to make state government smaller, smarter, and more accountable while focusing on economic development and job creation for Virginia Beach. As always, the core role of government – the safety and security of our citizens – as well as transportation, education, and infrastructure, are my top priorities.
YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE
In recent years, we have witnessed elections won or lost by about a dozen votes. Every vote matters. In a more recent race, when all the ballots were counted, only 9 votes separated the candidates. So please don’t even let anyone tell you that your vote doesn’t matter-it most certainly does.
About Virginia’s 8th Senate District
The 8th Virginia Senate District has over 174,000 residents divided among 35 voting precincts. The 8th Senate District includes the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from the the eastern half of the Lynnhaven Inlet on Shore Drive to the North Carolina border and includes First Landing State Park, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, NAS Oceana and CDSA Dam Neck Naval Station.
Each Senator is elected from a separate and distinct district for a term of four years. All Senators’ terms begin and end at the same time. Every four years the Senate reorganizes after the general election in which the members are elected. A Senator represents approximately 200,000 citizens of the commonwealth. District lines are drawn after the Federal Census every 10 years so that each Senator represents the same number of Virginians. The last redistricting of our state districts occurred in 2011.