Virginia’s 8th Senate District
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 are elected. A Senator represents approximately 200,000 citizens of the Commonwealth. Each Senator receives an annual salary of $18,000.
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.
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.
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The City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the state of Virginia, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state, as well as the 39th largest city in the United States, with a population of 447,489 in 2012.
Virginia Beach is the easternmost city of the Hampton Roads (or “Tidewater”) area that makes up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC. This area, known as “America’s First Region”, also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties and towns of Hampton Roads.
Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. Every year the city hosts the East Coast Surfing Championships as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship, a beach soccer tournament. It is also home to several state parks, several long-protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, two universities, Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, and numerous historic sites. Near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists, who eventually settled in Jamestown, on April 26, 1607.
The city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. It is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.
Live the Life in Virginia Beach
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