Friday, July 22, 2005

Need a Job? Come to No Va!

A quick blurb in the Wash Po states that 96.3% of all new jobs created in Virginia this year were in Northern Virginia. My analysis: We are going to see No Va become the MAJOR player in Virginia politics over the next several years. For the first tme ever in the last primary No Va voted at a rate equal to its population percentage of the state as a whole. If that trend continues along with the overall growth in population we could soon see No Va consisting of well over 1-in-3 votes in Virginia. Additionally, next time we re-district do not be suprised to see anywhere from 40-45% of the General Assembly seats be given to Northern Virginia. And, if we continue population growth at this rate we could also see an additional Congressional District, which will undoubtedly have some portion of Northern Virginia within it. Message to pols... Keep ignoring us and taking our money to fund your projects back home, we WILL get the last laugh. UPDATE: Upon further review it become apparent that the only Congressional District to out perform 10th and 11th was the 7th CD(Richmond). coming in right behind breaking the 20,000 vote mark was the 1st(about 40% of pop is in No Va) and the 2nd down there in Tidewater. Watch out if No Va keep sgrowing and continues to perform on par or above with the rest of the state.


At 7/22/2005 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

The only question is, would VA-12 be PWC-based? If so, what would that do to Tom Davis's district?

At 7/22/2005 10:44:00 AM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Solid question. I could see a situation where you base VA-12 in PWC, Stafford, and Fauquier. VA-11 could be completely encompassed in Fairfax.

I think by 2012(next re-districting cycle) we could see Davis in either the Senate or private sector and Gerry Connolly representing the 11th.

I would love to see a Connolly v Connaughton fight for the 11th. Or maybe Connaughton waits around for the 12th.


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