The Virginia Supreme Court has finalized and adopted new redistricting maps for the next decade. Here are some notes about the new 8th District, which will take effect for the 2022 elections:
- The district still includes all of Arlington County, Alexandria City, and Falls Church City, as well as parts of Fairfax County. The changes were made in Fairfax County.
- The new district runs along I-495, so everything inside the Beltway, except for Tysons Corner, is now in the 8th District, and everything west of I-495 is now outside the district. Large portions of Fairfax County, including parts of Annandale, McLean, and Springfield, have been drawn in to the 8th District.
- South of the Beltway, the boundary has been pushed east of I-95. Parts of Springfield and Lorton near I-95 have been drawn in to the 11th District.
- The district’s southern boundary is the same, going down to the Occoquan Bay and including all of Mason Neck.
- If you have been drawn out of the 8th District, you will remain in the 8th until the new Congress is sworn in January 2023. The 2022 elections will be conducted in accordance with the new districts.
General Assembly (House of Delegates and state Senate) districts have also been redrawn and re-numbered. House of Delegates districts now start at #1 in Northern Virginia. House of Delegates districts within the 8th District include Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19. State Senate Districts within the 8th District now include Districts 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, and 40. Your delegate and senator will remain the same until the 2023 elections. Here is the new House map and here is the new Senate map.