Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2014

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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2014, two seats were vacated and filled by special elections in the Pennsylvania State Legislature in 2014. The following districts had vacancies in 2014:

The seat was vacant following Dick Hess's (R) death on September 6, 2013.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 30
     Vacancy 1
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 83
     Republican Party 118
     Vacancy 2
Total 203

Special elections

January 28, 2014

March 18, 2014

See also