VA House District 80

Geographic Description:
Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part)

District Map
Represented by:
Ken Melvin (Democrat)

  District Dem Voting Data:
2007 DPI: 71.3%, 2008 Obama: 76.3% (+5.0), 2008 Warner: 83.3% (+12.0)

Democratic Delegate Ken Melvin to Retire

Portsmouth Delegate Ken Melvin (D-80) will not run for re-election in 2009, leaving an open Democratic seat.

A little bit of research leads me to believe that there is currently no Democrat who has declared to run there, but the district went 76% for Obama, it is no doubt a perfect opportunity to pick a fresh, progressive Democrat.