Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor with 48% of the vote to 46% for Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Democrat Ralph Northam was elected lieutenant governor with 55% of the vote to 45% for Republican E.W. Jackson. In the Attorney General election, Democrat Mark Herring beat Republican Mark Obenshain by 1,103,777 votes to 1,103,612 - a difference of 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast, or 0.007%. After the State Board of Elections certified the results, Obenshain requested a recount, which began on December 16. Obenshain conceded the election on December 18, and later that day, the recount ended with Herring winning by 907 votes, or 0.04%.
Sarvis' campaign submitted over 17,000 signatures to meet the Virginia State Board of Elections requirement of 10,000 valid signatures. On June 26, 2013, the SBE confirmed to Sarvis' campaign that he would be listed on the ballot. This makes Sarvis the fourth minor party gubernatorial nominee to get on the Virginia ballot in the last 40 years.
Incumbent Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli did not run for re-election. The race was the most competitive of the three Virginia statewide elections. The Virginia State Board of Elections initially reported that Herring leaded Obenshain by 1,103,777 votes to 1,103,612 - a difference of 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast. The results were certified on November 25, declaring Herring as the winner by 165 votes. Obenshain requested a recount, and conceded on December 18, 2013, after Herring's lead grew in the recount to 810 votes.
Republicans currently hold 68 seats and Democrats hold 32 seats in the 100-seat House of Delegates.
Four incumbent Republicans were challenged in primaries that centered around Gov. McDonnell's controversial transportation funding overhaul that imposed a $1.2 billion per year tax increase. 34 House Republicans voted for the bill, causing an uproar amongst conservatives. No sitting Republican delegate had faced a primary challenge since 2005. In the June 11, 2013 primary, two veteran Republicans who supported the transportation plan were defeated: businessman Dave LaRock beat 33rd District Del. Joe T. May 57%-43%, and physician Mark Berg ousted 29th District Del. Beverly Sherwood by a 51%-49% margin. Both May and Sherwood held committee chairmanships; their ouster opens the chairmanships of the Transportation Committee (chaired by May) and the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee (chaired by Sherwood). House Speaker Bill Howell and Del. Bobby Orrock handily defeated their primary challengers.
In the Democratic primaries, Del. Rosalyn Dance staved off a challenge from Evandra Thompson, who said Dance voted with Republicans too often, winning by less than 300 votes. Del. Algie Howell easily beat his primary challenger.
In the 6th District, incumbent Republican Anne B. Crockett-Stark is also retiring.Jeff Campbell, former mayor of Saltville, was the Republican nominee, having won the primary with 71% of the vote. Attorney and former Carroll County Democratic Party chairman Jonathan McGrady was the Democratic nominee. Campbell won the general election with 57% of the vote.
In the 16th District, incumbent Republican Donald Merricks chose not to run for re-election to focus on his business.Les Adams, an attorney and former Pittsylvania County prosecutor, was the Republican nominee and was to have run unopposed in the general election.Elizabeth Jones ultimately ran as the Democratic nominee, though lost to Adams' 63% of the vote.
In the 19th District, the longest-serving member in the history of the House of Delegates, Lacey Putney, an independent who caucuses with the Republicans, decided to retire.Botetourt County Board of Supervisors member Terry Austin won the Republican nomination at a party canvass in May, and faced Democratic businessman Lewis Medlin, as well as Constitution Party nominee Joshua Ball in the general election. Austin won with 70% of the vote.
In the 53rd District, incumbent Democrat Jim Scott is retiring. Scott's former aide Marcus Simon was the Democratic nominee for the seat. Small business owner Brad Tidwell was the Republican nominee. Libertarian Party candidate Anthony Gabriel Tellez also appeared on the November ballot. Simon won the general election with nearly 67% of the vote.
In the 55th District, incumbent Republican John Cox is retiring. Running to succeed him were Republican Buddy Fowler, a Republican activist and former Cox aide; Democrat Toni Radler, an activist; and Libertarian Christopher Sullivan, a farmer. Fowler won the general election with 57% of the vote.
In the 82nd District, incumbent Republican Harry "Bob" Purkey decided not to seek re-election.Virginia Beach city councilman Bill DeSteph is the Republican nominee. Democrat Bill Fleming, who was defeated in a January 2010 state Senate special election by Sen. Jeff McWaters, is the Democratic nominee. DeSteph won the general election with 60% of the vote.
In the 84th District, incumbent Republican Sal Iaquinto is resigning to accept an appointment to serve as an interim judge on the Virginia Beach General District Court. Republican Virginia Beach city councilman Glenn Davis and Democrat Brent McKenzie, a former Virginia Beach school board member, ran to replace him, with Davis taking 57% of the general election vote.
In the 85th District, incumbent Republican Bob Tata is retiring. Businessman and former Navy SEALScott Taylor won a three-way primary for the Republican nomination. 2012 Virginia Beach city council candidate Bill Dale was the Democratic nominee. Taylor won the general election with 57% of the vote.