2nd District Facts
(In 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars)
Congressman Scott Rigell
Scott Rigell was elected to represent Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives in November 2010 and is serving in his third term. He currently serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations. Scott has previously served on two committees important to our district and our nation: House Armed Services and the Budget Committee.
Since taking office in January 2011, Congressman Rigell has made creating jobs, strengthening our military, controlling federal spending, and changing Congress his most urgent priorities.
Representing the nation’s largest military district, Rigell is working to preserve our region’s unique military assets and support our men and women in uniform. Rigell was instrumental in the successful effort to keep all East Coast aircraft carriers based in Norfolk. Rigell also introduced language improving the maintenance of military housing, later included in the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which the President signed into law in early 2013.
As a congressional reformer and co-founder of the Fix Congress Now Caucus, Rigell is leading by example. He declined federal health care and pension benefits and will return more than $200,000 of his three consecutive two-year salaries back to the U.S. Treasury. Additionally, he introduced the Lead by Example Act that would prevent Members of Congress from receiving taxpayer-funded matches to their retirement plans unless Congress passes a budget and reduces the deficit. He has also committed to serve no more than six terms in the United States House of Representatives.
Rigell has been proud to see such uncommon success as a new legislator. With strong bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed Rigell’s Drywall Safety Act of 2012, which was signed into law by the President in early 2013. This legislation sets chemical standards for domestic and imported drywall; establishes remediation guidelines for disposal of all drywall; and expresses a Sense of Congress that China must be held accountable for the damage this product has already caused in our community and across America.
Consistent with his efforts to create jobs for Virginia through energy independent policies, Congressman Rigell introduced legislation, passed by the House of Representatives, which would create more than 25,000 jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Rigell is deeply concerned about maintaining a clear separation of powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and introduced legislation that protects Congress’ war powers and prevents current and future presidents from overreaching into legislative business.
Prior to his election to Congress, Rigell was a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and community leader. The founder of Freedom Automotive, Rigell and his wife, Teri, previously owned automobile dealerships in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Rigell served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant before receiving an honorable discharge. He earned his B.B.A. from Mercer University and his M.B.A. from Regent University.
Rigell and his wife are the proud parents of four grown children: Lindsey, Mallory, Justus and Shannon. They are delighted to have three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren, Parks, Reese, Cade, and O.E. IV.
418 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4215
Fax: (202) 225-4218
4772 Euclid Rd., Suite E
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 687-8290
Fax: (757) 687-8298
36312 Lankford Hwy., Suite 5
Belle Haven, VA 23306
Phone: (757) 442-4790
Fax: (757) 442-4793
1100 Exploration Way
Suite 302 R
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 687-8290
Fax: (757) 687-8298
It would be difficult to find a region of the country that is more diverse in so many ways than the Second Congressional District of Virginia. The Second District is steeped in a rich history that begins at the very founding of our national history and continues as our nation has grown, expanded and changed with the times.
You can find agriculture, the highest concentration of military veterans, biomedical research, ship repair, schools and colleges of national and world renown as well as being the first home of the oldest legislative body in the western hemisphere when the Virginia House of Burgesses was located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
According to the most recent census, the Second Congressional District’s leading industries are retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, hospitality as well as healthcare. The military has a strong presence in the second district with each branch of our armed forces represented in a wide range of installations. Almost every week, our men and women that wear our nation’s uniform are deploying from or returning to the second district of Virginia.
Not only was our nation born in the second district, but modern naval aviation as well as ironclad warships were born in our area. The second district saw the first launch and recovery of an aircraft from a navy ship in the same area that on March 9th 1862, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) slugged it out for four and a half hours with neither vessel gaining the upper hand in the first clash of ironclad warships.
The world saw the first successful in-vitro fertilization procedure performed at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine on the campus of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and is fast becoming a leader in biomedical/healthcare research and treatment facilities such as the Proton Therapy Institute located at Hampton University.
The Second Congressional District is also rich in culture as well as fine foods brought forth from the surrounding waters. Entertainment venues include the Hampton Coliseum, Norfolk Scope, Chrysler Hall, The Sandler Center for Performing Arts, the Ted Constant Convocation Center as well as several amusement parks such as Busch Gardens and Ocean Breeze Water Park. The Second District is also home to the Chrysler Museum, the Casemate Museum at Ft. Monroe where among other historical events that have transpired in and around the fort, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was held at Ft. Monroe after the Civil War.
The Second Congressional District extends west to Williamsburg, Va, east to encompass all of Virginia Beach, part of Norfolk, Hampton, York County as well as Accomack and Northampton counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore as well as Tangier Island in the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Male 365,647
Under 5 years 47,206
5 to 9 years 44,168
10 to 14 years 40,679
15 to 19 years 49,158
20 to 24 years 61,272
25 to 34 years 121,019
35 to 44 years 91,712
45 to 54 years 97,119
55 to 59 years 46,098
60 to 64 years 40,409
65 to 74 years 54,287
75 to 84 years 27,405
85 years and over 11,814
Median age (years) 35.2
18 years and over 574,754
65 years and over 93,506
- Total population 732,346
One race 702,963
Black or African American 158,414
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,005
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 347
Some other race 13,626
Two or more races 29,383
Hispanic or Latino Origin by Type Estimate Total population 732,346
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 54,705
Puerto Rican 15,501
Other Hispanic or Latino 18,345
Not Hispanic or Latino 677,641
Place of Birth Estimate Total population 732,346
Born in the United States 658,171
State of residence 313,051
Different state 345,120
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s) 16,328
Foreign born 57,847
Ancestry Estimate Total population 732,346
French (except Basque) 14,816
French Canadian 4,042
Subsaharan African 25,636
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) 5,708
Veteran Status Estimate Civilian population 18 years and over 533,104
Civilian veterans 96,270
Disability Status of the Civilian Non-Institutionalized Population Estimate Total civilian non-institutionalized population 685,005
With a disability 74,096
Under 18 years 157,526
With a disability 6,685
18 to 64 years 435,932
With a disability 37,970
65 years and over 91,547
With a disability 29,441
Residence 1 Year Ago Estimate Population one year and over 722,556
Same house 583,161
Different house in the U.S. 133,248
Same county 62,840
Different county 70,408
Same state 37,665
Different state 32,743
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