Aug. 21, 2014
Will resign before end of current term (announced Aug. 1, 2014).

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

  • District: 7th District, Central -- Richmond and suburbs, Culpeper County
  • Residence: Glen Allen
  • Born: June 6, 1963; Richmond, Va.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Diana Fine Cantor; three children
  • Education: George Washington U., B.A. 1985 (political science); College of William & Mary, J.D. 1988; Columbia U., M.S. 1989 (real estate development)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Va. House, 1992-2001; defeated in primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2014; U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
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State Information: 7th District, Central -- Richmond and suburbs, Culpeper County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Eric Cantor (R) 222,983 58.4%
E. Powell (D) 158,012 41.4%
Write-in (WRI) 914 0.2%
2010 general Eric Cantor (R) 138,209 59.2%
Rick Waugh (D) 79,616 34.1%
Floyd Bayne (IGREEN) 15,164 6.5%
write-ins (WRI) 413 0.2%
2008 general Eric Cantor (R) 233,531 62.7%
Anita Hartke (D) 138,123 37.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 683 0.2%
2006 general Eric Cantor (R) 163,706 63.8%
James Nachman (D) 88,206 34.4%
W. Blanton (I) 4,213 1.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 272 0.1%
2004 general Eric Cantor (R) 230,765 75.5%
W. Blanton (I) 74,325 24.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 568 0.2%
2002 general Eric Cantor (R) 113,658 69.4%
Ben Jones (D) 49,854 30.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 153 0.1%
2000 general Eric Cantor (R) 192,652 66.9%
Warren Stewart (D) 94,935 33%
write-ins (Write-In) 304 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 42% Mitt Romney: 57%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 55%