David Toscano

David Joseph Toscano (born June 28, 1950) is an American politician and lawyer.

David Toscano
Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
November 19, 2011  December 31, 2018
Preceded by Ward Armstrong
Succeeded by Eileen Filler-Corn
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 57th district
In office
January 11, 2006  January 8, 2020
Preceded by Mitchell Van Yahres
Succeeded by Sally L. Hudson
Mayor of Charlottesville
In office
1994–1996
Preceded by Tom Vandever
Succeeded by Kay Slaughter
Personal details
Born
David Joseph Toscano

(1950-06-28) June 28, 1950 (age 71)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nancy Tramontin
Children 1
Education Colgate University (BA)
Boston College (MA, PhD)
University of Virginia (JD)
Signature
Website Official website

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A Democrat, he served on the Charlottesville, Virginia city council from 1990 to 2002 and was mayor from 1994 to 1996.[1] In November 2005 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, succeeding Mitchell Van Yahres. He represented the 57th district, made up of the city of Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County.[2][3] Toscano served as House Minority Leader from 2011-2018.[4]

Toscano first won the Democratic nomination for the District 57 House of Delegates seat in 2005.[5]

Toscano only faced a general election opponent three times: in 2005, against Republican, T. W. McCrystal;[6] and in 2009 and 2011 against Independent candidate, Robert Brandon Smith III.[7][8]

In 2011, Toscano was elected Minority leader in the House of Delegates.[9]

Toscano did not seek reelection in the 2019 election,[10] and was succeeded by Democrat Sally L. Hudson.[11]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
United States House of Representatives, 7th district
Nov 2, 1982[12] General J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 76,752 59.86
Lindsay G. Dorrier Jr. Democratic 46,514 36.28
David J. Toscano Independent 4,950 3.86
Write Ins 8 0.00
Virginia House of Delegates, 57th district
Nov 8, 2005[6] General David J. Toscano Democratic 14,121 75.27
Thomas W. McCrystal Republican 4,613 24.59
Write Ins 27 0.14
Mitchell Van Yahres did not seek reelection; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 6, 2007[13] General David J. Toscano Democratic 10,164 98.35
Write Ins 171 1.65
Nov 3, 2009[7] General David J. Toscano Democratic 14,071 78.18
Robert Brandon Smith III Independent 3,848 21.38
Write Ins 79 0.44
Nov 8, 2011[8] General David J. Toscano Democratic 10,949 80.42
Robert Brandon Smith III Independent 2,600 19.10
Write Ins 65 0.48
Nov 5, 2013[14] General David J. Toscano Democratic 19,168 97.91
Write Ins 409 2.09
Nov 3, 2015[15] General David J. Toscano Democratic 10,459 96.75
Write Ins 351 3.25
Nov 8, 2017[16] General David J. Toscano Democratic 25,419 96.89%
Write Ins 816 3.11%

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