About the 3rd District
The 3rd congressional district of Virginia is located in southeast Virginia where the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers meet the Chesapeake Bay and encompasses the core of the Hampton Roads region, including all of the cities of Franklin, Newport News and Portsmouth, parts of the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Suffolk, and all of the county of Isle of Wight. The district is home to Newport News Shipbuilding, Fort Eustis, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), the Hampton V.A. Medical Center, and the Port of Virginia. The district is also home to several colleges and universities, including Christopher Newport University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Tidewater Community College.