Codebook

Variable NameTypeDescriptionCategory
AgeCalculatedCalculated from assembly year and dob yearPersonal
AsmbNoNumericAssembly Number. Political
AsmbYrTextAssembly YearPolitical
CampExpNumericCampaign ExpenditureCandidates
CampExp per voteCalculatedCampaign Expenditure per vote. Calculated by dividing Total Campaign Expenditure by Total VotesElections
DistNoTextDistrict Number--See also JurisdictionsPolitical/Elections
DistTypeTextDistrict TypePolitical/Elections
ALAt Large: statewide electionMMMulti-member district
SMSingle member district
DobDayNumericDay of birth (1-31)Personal
DobMonthNumericMonth of birth (1-12)Personal
DobYearNumericYear of birthPersonal
EIDTextElection IDElections/Candidates
ElectOutcomeNumericElection OutcomeCandidates
0Lost1Won
ElectTypeTextElection TypeElections
RVAHRegular Virginia House ElectionSVAHSpecial Virginia House Election
RVASRegular Virginia Senate ElectionSVASSpecial Virginia Senate Election
RVAGRegular Virginia GubernatorialSVAGSpecial Virginia Gubernatorial
ElectYrTextElection YearElection
Ethn1TextEthnicity--primaryPersonal
AAmAfrican AmericanAPIAsian Pacific Islander
CHIChineseUUnknown
HISHispanic/LatinoNAmNative American
DANDanishENGEnglish
FREFrenchGERGerman
GRKGreekIRNIranian
ISHIrishPALPalestinian Arab
SCTScottishSIRScotch-Irish
SWSSwissWELWelsh
Ethn2TextEthnicity--secondaryPersonal
See Ethn1Same as Ethn1
Ethn3TextEthnicity--tertiaryPersonal
See Ethn1Same as Ethn1
FirstNameTextFirst NamePersonal
GenderTextGender (M for Male, F for Female)Personal
MMaleFFemale
IncStatusTextIncumbency StatusCandidates
0Not an Incumbent1Incumbent
InOfficeNumericYear of Service for Tenure Statistics (used to calculate Tenure to Date and Career Tenure)Political
JurisTextJurisdictionsElections
Juris1TextJurisdiction 1Political
Juris10TextJurisdiction 10Political
Juris11TextJurisdiction 11Political
Juris12TextJurisdiction 12Political
Juris13TextJurisdiction 13Political
Juris14TextJurisdiction 14Political
Juris15TextJurisdiction 15Political
Juris16TextJurisdiction 16Political
Juris2TextJurisdiction 2Political
Juris3TextJurisdiction 3Political
Juris4TextJurisdiction 4Political
Juris5TextJurisdiction 5Political
Juris6TextJurisdiction 6Political
Juris7TextJurisdiction 7Political
Juris8TextJurisdiction 8Political
Juris9TextJurisdiction 9Political
LastNameTextLast NamePersonal
LeadershipTextLeadershipPolitical
0Not a legislative leader1House of Delegates Speaker
2House of Delegates Majority Leader3House of Delegates Majority Floor Leader
4House of Delegates Minority Leader5House of Delegates Minority Floor Leader
6Virginia Senate Speaker Pro Tempore7Virginia Senate Majority Leader
8Virginia Senate Speaker9Virginia Senate Minority Leader
10Governor11House of Delegates Assistant Minority Leader
12Virginia Senate Democratic Floor Leader13Virginia Senate Republican Floor Leader
14House Minority Whip15Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Chair
MidNameTextMiddle NamePersonal
NameNumericName number (when there is more than one of a Unique Name)Personal
NoCandidatesTextNumber of CandidatesElections
NoSeatsTextNumber of Seats in a raceElections
NotesTextNotesAll
Number of IncumbentsCalculatedNumber of Incumbents Running (calculated by summing IncStatus for all candidates in a race)Elections
OfficeTextOfficePolitical/Elections
VAHVirginia House of DelegatesVASVirginia Senate
VAGGovernor of Virginia
OtherVotesTextOther VotesElections
PartyAffTextParty AffiliationPolitical/Candidates
AINAmerican IndependentAMrAmerican
COMCommunistCNSConservative
CnDConservative DemocratDEMDemocrat
DRpDemocrat-RepublicanFEDFederalist
FUNFunderFUSFusionist
GrPGreen PartyKNNKnow Nothing
LIBLibertarianLBRLily Black Republican
INDIndependentNAZNazi
POPPopulistREAReadjuster
REPRepublicanSOCSocialist
SoDSocial DemocratPROProhibition
SLASocialist LaborUNNUnion
UUnknownVCNVirginia Conservative
VRPVirginia Reform PartyWHGWhig
Percent Camp ExpCalculatedPercent Campaign Expenditure (Calculated by dividing CampExp by Total Campaign Expenditure and multiplying by 100) Candidates
PercentVotesText/CalcPercent Votes. This is a stored value that is not displayed. The value that is displayed by the queries is calculated by totaling the votes for each candidate in a race plus the OtherVotes amount, then divide each candidates votes by the total found above and then multiply by 100.Candidates
PidNumericPersonal Identification NumberPersonal/Pol/Cand
RefTextReferencesAll
RepTotTextReported Total VotesElections
SuffixTextSuffixPersonal
TallyBooleanCompleteness of vote tally or lack thereof.
TenureCalculatedTenure to Date or Career TenurePolitical
Total Camp ExpCalculatedTotal Campaign Expenditure (calculated from CampExp for candidates in a given race)Elections
Total VotesCalculatedTotal Votes (calculated from Votes for candidates in a given race plus OtherVotes)Elections
TurnTextTurnover of seatPolitical
1Gained Seat2Retained seat
UniqueNameTextUnique Name (Full Name)Personal
VotesTextVotes cast for a candidateCandidates