State house elections, 2014

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45 state lower houses will hold general elections for state representatives in November, 2014. This is in addition to the 42 state senates that will hold general elections in the midterm election year.

There are 49 state houses (Nebraska doesn't have one). The four state houses that are not holding a general election for state representatives in November 2014 are Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.

See also: State legislative elections, 2014 and State senate elections, 2014

By the numbers

Number of seats in all 50 houses: 5,411
Number of seats up for election in the 45 houses with November 2014 elections: 4,958
 % of total (all 50 states) houses seats up for election in 2014: 91.6%

States


Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alabama House of Representatives:

Alabama House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 Pending
     Republican Party 65 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 105 105

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 65 of the 105 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 18 Democrats and 47 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 40 of the 105 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 31 incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. 16 incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 58 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Every incumbent facing primary competition defeated his or her opponent. The state representatives that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

16 incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 89 (84.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats, eleven Republicans and one Independent, can be found above.

Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alaska House of Representatives:

Alaska House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 14 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 40 40

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 12 of the 40 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Nine Democrats and three Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 28 of the 40 districts up for election. Redistricting occurred in 2013, causing many incumbents to change districts.

Primary challenges

Four incumbents will face primary competition on August 19. Five incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 31 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 35 (87.5%) are running for re-election. Because of redistricting, however, six district races do not feature a current state representative. A list of those incumbents, all Republicans, can be found above.

Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 36 Pending
Total 60 60

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 36 (60.0%) of the 60 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 16 Democrats and 20 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 24 (40.0%) of the 60 seats up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 19 incumbents will face primary competition on August 26. Twenty-one incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 20 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-one incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 39 (65.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, eight Democrats and thirteen Republicans, can be found above.

Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arkansas House of Representatives:

Arkansas House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 48 Pending
     Republican Party 51 Pending
     Green Party 1 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 66 of the 100 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 29 Democrats and 37 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 34 of the 100 districts up for election. Four of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Nine other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those competitive districts are:

Competitive

  • District 41: Danny Knight (D) will face Karilyn Brown (R) in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Jim Nickels (D). Nickels won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 52: Radius H. Baker (D) will face Dwight Tosh (R) in the general election. Incumbent John "Hutch" Hutchison, defeated in the Republican primary, won by a margin of victory of 0.50 in 2012.
  • District 61: Incumbent Scott Baltz (D) will face Doug Driesel (R) in the general election. Baltz won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 73: Incumbent John Catlett (D) will face Mary Bentley (R) in the general election. Catlett won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed
Two districts that held a competitive election in 2012 have only one major party candidate in 2014.

  • District 13: Incumbent David Hillman (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unopposed general election. Hillman won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Mark Lowery (R) was unopposed in both the Republican primary and is unopposed general election. Lowery won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of five incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. 29 incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 66 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

29 incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 71 (71.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, 11 Democrats and 18 Republicans, can be found above.

California State Assembly elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the California State Assembly:

California House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 24 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 80 80

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 20 of the 80 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 13 Democrats and 7 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 60 of the 80 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Five other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 36: Incumbent Steve Fox (D) will face Tom Lackey (R) in the general election. Fox won by a margin of victory of 0.1 percent in 2012.
  • District 40: Kathleen Henry (D) will face Marc Steinorth (R) in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Mike Morrell (R). Morrell won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.
  • District 65: Incumbent Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) will face Young Kim (R) in the general election. Quirk-Silva won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly Competitive

  • District 8: Incumbent Ken Cooley (D) will face Douglas Haaland (R) in the general election. Cooley won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 32: Incumbent Rudy Salas (D) will face Pedro Rios (R) in the general election. Cooley won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 42: Karalee Hargrove (D) will face Chad Mayes (R) in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Brian Nestande (R). Nestande won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 44: Jacqui Irwin (D) will face Rob McCoy (R) in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Jeff Gorell (R). Gorell won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 66: Incumbent Al Muratsuchi (D) will face David Hadley (R) in the general election. Muratsuchi won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed

  • District 60: Incumbent Eric Linder (R) is unopposed in the general election. Linder won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 42 incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. Twenty-three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 15 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The Assembly members that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

23 incumbent Assembly members are not running for re-election, while 57 (71.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, fourteen Democrats and nine Republicans, can be found above.

Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Colorado House of Representatives:

Colorado House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 65 65

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 (21.5%) of the 65 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats and eleven Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 51 (78.5%) of the 65 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 33: Incumbent Dianne Primavera (D) will face Marijo Tinlin (R) in the general election. Primavera won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 47: Incumbent Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R) will face the Democratic nominee in the general election. Navarro-Ratzlaff won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 59: In a 2012 rematch, incumbent Michael McLachlan (D) will face J. Paul Brown (R) in the general election. McLachlan won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 3: Incumbent Daniel Kagan (D) will face Candice Benge (R) in the general election. Kagan won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 22: Justin Everett (R) was challenged in the Republican primary by Loren Bauman. Mary K. Parker (D) will face the Republican nominee in the general election. Everett won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 27: Incumbent Libby Szabo (R) will face Wade Michael Norris (D) in the general election. Szabo won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 28: Incumbent Brittany Pettersen (D) will face Stacia Kuhn (R) in the general election. Pettersen won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 29: In a 2012 rematch, incumbent Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) will face Robert Edgar Ramirez (R) in the general election. Kraft-Tharp won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Nancy Cronk (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jack Tate defeated Michael Fields in the Republican primary. Retiring incumbent Spencer Swalm (R) won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Two (3.1%) incumbents faced primary competition on June 24. Seventeen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 46 (70.8%) incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Seventeen (26.2%) incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 48 (73.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, six Democrats and eleven Republicans, can be found above.

Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 97 Pending
     Republican Party 53 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 151 151

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 43 of the 151 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 27 Democrats and 16 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 108 of the 151 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Eleven other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 2: Incumbent Dan Carter (R) will face Candace Fay (D) in the general election. Carter won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 21: Incumbent Mike Demicco (D) will face Patty Stoddard (R) in the general election. Demicco won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 42: Incumbent Timothy Russell Bowles (D) will face Mike France (R) in the general election. Bowles won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 61: Incumbent Tami Zawistowski (R) Joe Doering (D) in the general election. Former incumbent Elaine O'Brien (D) won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012. Zawistowski won a 2014 special election by a margin of victory of 16 percent.
  • District 89: Incumbent Lezlye Zupkus (R) will face Vickie Orsini Nardello (D) in the general election. Zupkus won as a Democrat by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 105: Incumbent Theresa W. Conroy (D) will face Len Green, Jr. (R) in the general election. Conroy won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.
  • District 106: Incumbent Mitch Bolinsky (R) will face Matt Cole (D) in the general election. Bolinsky won by a margin of victory of 0.4 percent in 2012.
  • District 119: Incumbent James Maroney (D) will face Pam Staneski (R) in the general election. Maroney won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 144: Incumbent Michael L. Molgano (R) will face Caroline Simmons (D) in the general election. Molgano won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 13: Incumbent Joe Diminico (D) will face Walt Bochnik (R) in the general election. Diminico won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 16: Incumbent John Hampton (D) will face Cheryl B. Cook (R) in the general election. Hampton won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 32: Incumbent Christie Carpino (R) will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election. Carpino won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 34: Incumbent Melissa Ziobron (R) will face Mimi Perrotti (D) in the general election. Ziobron won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent Tom Vicino (D) will face Jesse MacLachlan (R) in the general election. Vicino won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 40: Incumbent Edward Moukawsher (D) will face John F. Scott (R) in the general election. Moukawsher won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Elissa T. Wright (D) will face Andre Bumgardner (R) in the general election. Wright won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Christopher Davis (R) will face Noele Kidney (D) in the general election. Davis won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 81: Incumbent David Zoni (D) will face Al Natelli (R) in the general election. Zoni won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 123: Incumbent David J. Rutigliano (R) will face Douglas Sutherland (D) in the general election. Rutigliano won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 132: Incumbent Brenda L. Kupchick (R) will face Kevin Coyner (D) in the general election. Kupchick won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

One incumbent will face primary competition on August 12. Twenty-one incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 129 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representative facing primary competition is:

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-one incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 130 (86.1%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, twelve Democrats and nine Republicans, can be found above.

Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Delaware House of Representatives:

Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 27 Pending
     Republican Party 14 Pending
Total 41 41

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 21 of the 41 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 15 Democrats and six Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 20 of the 41 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Four other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those competitive districts are:

Competitive

  • District 10: The winner of a contested Democratic primary will face Judith Travis (R) in the general election. Incumbent Dennis E. Williams (D) won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 11: Incumbent Jeffrey N. Spiegelman (R) will face Lynne W. Newlin (D) in the general election. Spiegelman won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent John C. Atkins (D) will face Richard G. Collins (R) in the general election. Atkins won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

Eight incumbents will face primary competition on September 9. One incumbent is not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 32 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

One incumbent representative, Darryl Scott (D), is not running for re-election, while 40 (97.6%) are running for re-election.

Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Florida House of Representatives:

Florida House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 45 Pending
     Republican Party 75 Pending
Total 120 120

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 68 (56.7%) of the 120 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 28 Democrats and 40 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 52 of the 120 districts up for election. Twelve of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Eight other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Two seats that held competitive elections in 2012 have only one major party candidate in 2014. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 29: Incumbent Mike Clelland (D) will face Scott Plakon (R) in the general election. Clelland won by a margin of victory of 0.2 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent John Wood (R) will face Celestyne Williams (D) in the general election. Wood won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 42: Incumbent Mike LaRosa (R) will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election. LaRosa won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.
  • District 47: Incumbent Linda Stewart (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Stewart won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 53: Incumbent John Tobia (R) will face Tim Street (R) in the Republican primary. The winner will go on to face Santa Isabel Wright (D), David A. Kearns (I) and Kourtney Ann Waldron (I) in the general election. Tobia won as a Democrat by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 59: Incumbent Ross Spano (R) will face Donna Lee Fore (D) in the general election. Spano won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 63: Incumbent Mark Alan Danish (D) will face Shawn Harrison (R) in the general election. Danish won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 69: Incumbent Kathleen Peters (R) will face Scott T. Orsini (D) in the general election. Peters won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 84: Incumbent Larry Lee, Jr. (D) will face Rob Siedlecki (R) in the general election. Lee won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 89: Incumbent Bill Hager (R) will face David Ryan Silvers (D) in the general election. Hager won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 114: Incumbent Erik Fresen (R) will face Daisy Josefina Baez (D) and Ross Hancock (I) in the general election. Fresen won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 115: Incumbent Michael Bileca (R) will face Kristopher D. Decossard (D) in the general election. Bileca won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 30: Incumbent Karen Castor Dentel (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Dentel won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 65: Incumbent Carl Zimmermann (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Zimmermann won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 66: Incumbent Larry Ahern (R) will face Lorena Grizzle (D) in the general election. Spano won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 67: Three Democrats and two Republicans will vie for the seat being vacated by Ed Hooper (R). Hooper won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 68: Incumbent Dwight Dudley (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Dudley won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Ray Pilon (R) will face Greg Para (D) in the general election. Pilon won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 93: Incumbent George Moraitis (R) will face Scott Herman (D) in the general election. Moraitis won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 112: Incumbent Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) will face Daniel Diaz Leyva (R) in the general election. Rodriguez won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed

  • District 90: Incumbent Lori Berman (D) is unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election. Berman won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 120: Incumbent Holly Merrill Raschein (R) is unopposed in both the Republican primary and the general election. Raschein won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 15 incumbents will face primary competition on August 26. Seventeen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 88 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Seventeen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 103 (85.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, six Democrats and eleven Republicans, can be found above.

Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Georgia House of Representatives:

Georgia House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 60 Pending
     Republican Party 118 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 180 180

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 147 (81.7%) of the 180 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. An unopposed Independent incumbent is included in that number. A total of 52 Democrats, 94 Republicans and 1 Independent are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 33 of the 180 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Two other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 66: Incumbent Kimberly Alexander (D) will face Bob Snelling (R) in the general election. Alexander won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 105: Incumbent Joyce Chandler (R) will face Renita Hamilton (D) in the general election. Chandler won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 138: Incumbent Mike Cheokas (R) will face Kevin T. Brown (D) in the general election. Cheokas won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed
One district that held a competitive election in 2012 has only one major party candidate in 2014.

  • District 12: Incumbent Eddie Lumsden (R) defeated M. Kyle Hubbard in the Republican primary. No Democratic candidate filed to run. Lumsden won by a margin of victory of three percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 36 incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 134 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 93 (93.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and eight Republicans, can be found above.

Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Hawaii House of Representatives:

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 44 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
Total 51 51

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 13 of the 51 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Thirteen Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 38 of the 51 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012, with a margin of victory of 0 to 5 percent. Those district are:

Competitive

Primary challenges

Fourteen incumbents will face primary competition on August 9. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 34 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 48 (94.1%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and one Republican, can be found above.

Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Idaho House of Representatives:

Idaho House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 57 Pending
Total 70 70

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 32 of the 70 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 3 Democrats and 29 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 38 of the 70 districts up for election. Four of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 5A: Incumbent Lucinda L. Agidius (R) will face Paulette E. Jordan (D) in the general election. Agidius won by a margin of victory of 0.6 percent in 2012.
  • District 6B: Incumbent John Rusche (D) will face Jim Evans (R) in the general election. Rusche won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 26A: Incumbent Steve Miller (R) will face Richard Fosbury (D) in the general election. Miller won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 29A: Mark Nye (D), Matthew Bloxham (R) and Matthew Larsen (L) will face off in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Carolyn Meline (D). Meline won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 5B: Gary Osborn (D), Caroline Nilsson Troy (R) and David R. Suswal (I) will face off in the general election for the seat being vacated by incumbent Shirley Gene Ringo (D). Ringo won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 6A: Incumbent Thyra K. Stevenson (R) will face Dan Rudolph (D) in the general election. Stevenson won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 10A: Incumbent Brandon Hixon (R) will face Travis Manning (D) in the general election. Hixon won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 15B: Incumbent Patrick McDonald (R) will face John Hart (D) in the general election. McDonald won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 16B: Incumbent Hy Kloc (D) will face Jim Silsby (R) in the general election. Kloc won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 29B: Incumbent Elaine Smith (D) will face Terrel "Ned" Tovey (R) in the general election. Smith won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 22 incumbents faced primary competition on March 18. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 44 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 61 (87.1%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and five Republicans, can be found above.

Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Illinois House of Representatives:

Illinois House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 69 Pending
     Republican Party 47 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 118 118

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 66 of the 118 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 40 Democrats and 26 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 52 of the 118 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. One other election was mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 7 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 79: Incumbent Katherine Cloonen (D) defeated primary challenger John Howard and will face Glenn Nixon (R) in the general election. Cloonen won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.21 percent in 2012.
  • District 112: Incumbent Dwight Kay (R) will face off against challenger Cullen L. Cullen (D). Kay won by a margin of victory of 0.68 percent in 2012.
  • District 71: Incumbent Mike Smiddy (D) will face off against challenger Jim Wozniak (R). Smiddy won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 55: Incumbent Martin Moylan (D) will face off against challenger Mel Thillens (R). Moylan won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 13 incumbents faced primary competition on March 18. Thirteen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 92 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Thirteen incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 105 (89.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, ten Republicans and three Democrats, can be found above.

Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Indiana House of Representatives:

Indiana House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 31 Pending
     Republican Party 69 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 55 of the 100 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 18 Democrats and 37 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 45 of the 100 districts up for election. Eight of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Eight other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. Those competitive districts are:

Competitive

  • District 4: Incumbent Ed Soliday (R) will face Debora "Deb" Porter (D) in the general election. Soliday won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 15: Incumbent Hal Slager (R) will face Jim Wieser (D) in the general election. Slager won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent L. Jack Lutz (R) will face Melanie Wright (D) in the general election. Lutz won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 42: Incumbent Alan Morrison (R) will face Mark C. Spelbring (D) in the general election. Morrison won by a margin of victory of 0.40 percent in 2012.
  • District 45: Incumbent Kreg Battles (D) will face Bruce Borders (R) in the general election. Battles won by a margin of victory of 0.30 percent in 2012.
  • District 56: Incumbent Richard "Dick" Hamm (R) will face Phillip Pflum (D) in the general election. Hamm won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 66: Incumbent Terry Goodin (D) will face Lisa Seng Shadday (R) in the general election. Goodin won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 87: Incumbent Christina Hale (D) will face Mike Friedman (R) in the general election. Hale won by a margin of victory of 0.20 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 9 incumbents faced primary competition on May 6. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 88 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 97 (97.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, all Republicans, can be found above.

Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Iowa House of Representatives:

Iowa House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 47 Pending
     Republican Party 53 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 58 of the 100 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 31 Democrats and 27 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 42 of the 100 districts up for election. Fifteen of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Two other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 7: Incumbent Tedd Gassman (R) will face Dave Grussing (D) in the general election. Gassman won by a margin of victory of 0.3 percent in 2012.
  • District 15: Charlie McConkey (D) will face John Blue (R) in the general election. Retiring incumbent Mark A. Brandenburg (R) won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 26: Incumbent Scott Ourth (D) will face James L. Butler (R) in the general election. Ourth won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Joe Riding (D) will face Zach Nunn (R) in the general election. Riding won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 43: Incumbent Chris Hagenow (R) will face Kim Robinson (D) in the general election. Hagenow won by a margin of victory of 0.1 percent in 2012.
  • District 47: Incumbent Chip Baltimore (R) will face Hans Erickson (D) in the general election. Baltimore won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 55: Rick Edwards (D) will face Darrel Branhagen (R) in the general election. Retiring incumbent Roger Thomas (D) won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 58: Incumbent Brian Moore (R) will face Kim Huckstadt (D) in the general election. Moore won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 60: Incumbent Walt Rogers (R) will face Karyn Finn (D) in the general election. Rogers won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 63: Incumbent Sandy Salmon (R) will face Teresa Meyer (D) in the general election. Salmon won by a margin of victory of 0.7 percent in 2012.
  • District 68: Incumbent Daniel Lundby (D) will face Ken Rizer (R) in the general election. Lundby won by a margin of victory of 0.7 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Dean Fisher (R) will face Ben Westphal (D) in the general election. Fisher won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 76: Incumbent David Maxwell (R) will face Eric Pederson (D) in the general election. Maxwell won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 92: Incumbent Frank B. Wood (D) will face Ross C. Paustian (R) in the general election. Wood won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 95: Incumbent Quentin Stanerson (R) will face Kristi Keast (D) in the general election. Stanerson won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 13: Incumbent Chris Hall (D) will face Nick Noyes (R) in the general election. Hall won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 91: John Dabeet (D) will face Gary Carlson (R) in the general election. Retiring incumbent Mark S. Lofgren (R) won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Previously Competitive, Now Unopposed
One district that held a competitive election in 2012 has only one major party candidate in 2014.

  • District 39: Incumbent Jake Highfill (R) defeated challengers Taylor Egly and Jerry Kinder in the Republican primary. No Democratic candidate filed to run. Highfill won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 56: Incumbent Patti Ruff (D) faced no primary competition and has no challenger in the general election. Ruff won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 80: Incumbent Larry Sheets (R) faced no primary competition and has no challenger in the general election. Sheets won by a margin of victory of 0.8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of four incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 86 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Every incumbent facing primary competition advanced past the June 3 primary. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 90 (90.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and six Republicans, can be found above.

Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 32 Pending
     Republican Party 93 Pending
Total 125 125

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 49 (39.2%) of the 125 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate will run unopposed in the general election. A total of 12 Democrats and 37 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 76 (60.8%) of the 125 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Fourteen other elections were moderately competitive with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. One seat that is uncontested in 2014 held a mildly competitive election in 2012. Those districts are:

Competitive

Mildly competitive

Mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 2: Incumbent Adam Lusker (D) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. Lusker was appointed in January 2014; his predecessor, Robert Grant (D), won by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents (16.8%), all Republicans, will face primary competition on August 5. Thirteen incumbents (10.4%) are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 91 (72.8%) incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The primary challenges include:

Retiring incumbents

Thirteen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 112 (89.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and 10 Republicans, can be found above.

Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives:

Kentucky House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 54 Pending
     Republican Party 46 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 48 of the 100 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 25 Democrats and 23 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 52 of the 100 districts up for election. Four of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Three other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 7: Incumbent Suzanne Miles (R) will face John Warren (D) in the general election. Miles won election in a 2013 special election after former incumbent John Arnold, Jr. (D) left office. Arnold won by a margin of victory of 0.03 percent in 2012.
  • District 13: Incumbent James Glenn, Jr. (D) defeated challenger Jeremy Warfield in the Democratic primary. Glenn will face Alan Braden (R) in the general election. Glenn won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 27: Incumbent Jeff Greer (D) will face challenger Rachelle Frazier (R) in the general election. Greer won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 91: Incumbent Hubert Collins (D) defeated challenger Sid Allen (D) in the Democratic primary. Bobby W. McCool defeated Dewie Ison and William Scott Wells in the Republican primary. Collins won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 49: This seat is open, with incumbent Russell Webber (R) running for re-election in District 26. Linda Howlett Belcher defeated Jonathan Cacciatore in the Democratic primary, while Michael J. Nemes was unopposed in the Republican primary. Webber won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 50: Incumbent David Floyd (R) will face challenger Audrey Haydon (D) in the general election. Floyd won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 56: Incumbent James Kay (D) will face challenger Ryan Schwartz (R) in the general election. Kay won election in a 2013 special election after former incumbent Carl Rollins, II (D) left office. Rollins won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 11 incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. Seven incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 82 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. One incumbent, W. Keith Hall (D), was defeated in his primary. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Seven incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 93 (93.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Maine House of Representatives:

Maine House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 88 Pending
     Republican Party 58 Pending
     Independent 4 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 151 151

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In four (2.6%) of the 151 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate will run unopposed or face a third-party challenger in the general election. A total of one Democrat and three Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates (or, as in three districts, a major party incumbent and an unaffiliated incumbent) will face off in the general election in 147 (97.4%) of the 151 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of one incumbent (0.7%) faced primary competition on June 10. Forty-five incumbents (29.8%) are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 106 (70.2%) incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Three of those 180 incumbents are unaffiliated and were not required to run in the primary.

Retiring incumbents

Forty-five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election or withdrew following the primary, while 106 (70.2%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, 21 Democrats and 24 Republicans, can be found above.

Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Maryland House of Delegates:

Maryland House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 98 Pending
     Republican Party 43 Pending
Total 141 141

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 10 (15.2%) of the 66 districts up for election in 2014, candidates from one major party are running for election. A total of 21 Democrats in nine districts and one Republican in one district are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

At least one candidate from both major parties will face off in the general election in 56 (84.8%) of the 66 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 72 incumbents faced primary competition on June 24, mostly in multi-member districts. Forty-three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 26 (18.4%) of the current 141 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Primary challenges included:

Retiring incumbents

Forty-three incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 98 (69.5%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, 28 Democrats and 15 Republicans, can be found above.

Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 126 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
     Vacancy 5 Pending
Total 160 160

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 102 of the 160 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate will run unopposed in the general election. A total of 85 Democrats and 17 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 58 of the 160 districts up for election. Five of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent, and another two held competitive elections but are uncontested in 2014. Three other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent, although two of those seats are uncontested in 2014. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • Second Franklin District: Incumbent Denise Andrews (D) faces the winner of the Republican primary between Karen Anderson and Susannah Whipps Lee in the general election. Andrews won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • Fourth Middlesex District: Incumbent Danielle Gregoire (D) faces Matthew Elder (R) in the general election. Gregoire won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • Eighth Plymouth District: Incumbent Angelo D'Emilia (R) faces Joseph Pacheco (D) in the general election. D'Emilia won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • Second Worcester District: Incumbent Jonathan Zlotnik (D) faces Garret Shetrawski (R) in the general election. Zlotnik won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • Eighth Worcester District: Incumbent Kevin Kuros (R) faces Joseph Hall (D) in the general election. Kuros won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.

Previously competitive, now unopposed

  • Second Essex District: Incumbent Leonard Mirra (R) faces Edward Watson (R) in the Republican primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election. Mirra won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • Eighteenth Essex District: Incumbent James Lyons, Jr. is unopposed in the general election. Lyons won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • Sixth Plymouth District: District: Incumbent Josh Cutler (D) faces Joseph Sheehan (R) in the general election. Cutler won by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • Tenth Norfolk District: Incumbent Jeffrey Roy (D) is unopposed in the general election. Roy won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • Seventh Plymouth District: Incumbent Geoff Diehl (R) is unopposed in the general election. Diehl won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 11 incumbents face primary competition on September 9. Seventeen incumbents are not seeking re-election or have resigned in 2014 and another 132 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. Incumbents facing opposition include:

  • Ninth Bristol District: Incumbent Christopher Markey is challenged by Alan Garcia in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Patrick Curran (R) in the general election.
  • Second Essex District: Incumbent Leonard Mirra is challenged by Edward Watson in the Republican primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election.
  • Eighth Hampden District: Incumbent Joseph Wagner is challenged by William Courchesne in the Democratic primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election.
  • Seventh Suffolk District: Incumbent Gloria Fox is challenged by Eric Esteves and Rufus Faulk in the Democratic primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election.
  • Fifteenth Worcester District: Incumbent Mary Keefe is challenged by Philip Palmieri and Ralph Perez in the Democratic primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election.

Retiring incumbents

Seventeen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election or have already resigned without a special election following, while 143 of the current 155 incumbents (92.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, 15 Democrats and two Republicans, can be found above.

Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Michigan House of Representatives:

Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 50 Pending
     Republican Party 59 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
Total 110 110

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In all 110 districts up for election in 2014, candidates from both major parties are running for election. Because of this, no candidates are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in all 110 districts up for election. Eight of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Thirteen other elections were moderately competitive with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive:

  • District 23: The winner of the Democratic primary between Cornell Mathis, Natalie Mosher and Kristy Pagan will face incumbent Pat Somerville (R) in the general election. Somerville won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 25: Incumbent Henry Yanez (D) will presumably face Nick Hawatmeh (R) in the general election. Yanez won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Martin Howrylak (R) will presumably face Mary Kerwin (D) in the general election. Howrylak won by a margin of victory of 0.92 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Nancy Jenkins (R) will presumably face Sharon Wimple (D) in the general election. Jenkins won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 63: Bill Farmer (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between David Maturen and Vic Potter. Outgoing incumbent Jase Bolger (R) won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 91: Incumbent Collene Lamonte (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between Kevin Erb, Holly Hughes and Max Rieske. Lamonte won by a margin of victory of 0.83 percent in 2012.
  • District 101: Incumbent Ray Franz (R) will presumably face Tom Stobie in the general election. Franz won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 110: Incumbent Scott Dianda (D) will presumably face Bob Michaels (R) in the general election. Dianda won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

  • District 24: Philip Kurczewski (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Anthony Forlini and Arzo Smith in the general election. Forlini won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Jeff Farrington (R) will presumably face the winner of the Democratic primary between Joseph Bogdan and Bo Karpinsky in the general election. Farrington won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: The winner of the Democratic primary between Sandy Colvin and Michael Saari will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Klint Kesto, Deb O'Hagan and Alan Stephens in the general election. Kesto won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Ken Thomas (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Joseph Graves and Sheila Barr in the general election. Graves won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 52: Incumbent Gretchen Driskell (D) will presumably face John Hochstetler (R) in the general election. Driskell won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Rick Outman (R) will presumably face the winner of the Democratic primary between Ken Hart and James Hoisington in the general election. Outman won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 71: Incumbent Theresa Abed (D) will presumably face Tom Barrett (R) in the general election. Abed won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 79: Eric Lester (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Al Pscholka and Cindy Duran in the general election. Pscholka won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 81: Incumbent Dan Lauwers (R) will presumably face Bernardo Licata (D) in the general election. Lauwers won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 102: John Ruggles (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Phil Potvin and James Higgs in the general election. Potvin won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 103: James Cromwell (D) will presumably face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Bruce Rendon and Dave Ryan in the general election. Rendon won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 106: Incumbent Peter Pettalia (R) will presumably face the winner of the Democratic primary between Rozanne Curley, Robert Kennedy and Scot McKenzie in the general election. Pettalia won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 108: Incumbent Ed McBroom will presumably face Grant Carlson (D) in the general election. McBroom won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 15 incumbents will face primary competition on August 5. Forty incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 55 of the current 110 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Forty incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 70 (63.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents (19 Democrats, 20 Republicans and one independent) can be found above.

Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 73 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 134 134

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 11 (8.2%) of the 134 districts up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of two Democrats and nine Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 123 (91.8%) of the 134 districts up for election. Seventeen of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Nineteen other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent; another two seats were mildly competitive but are uncontested in 2014.

Competitive:

  • District 1B: Incumbent Deb Kiel (R) faces Eric Bergeson (D) in the general election. Kiel won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 2B: Incumbent Steve Green (R) faces David Sobieski (D) in the general election. Green won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 8B: Incumbent Mary Franson (R) faces Jay Sieling (D) in the general election. Franson won by a margin of 0.05 percent in 2012.
  • District 10B: Incumbent Joe Radinovich (D) faces Dale Lueck (R) in the general election. Radinovich won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 11B: Incumbent Tim Faust (D) faces Jason Rarick (R) in the general election. Faust won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 12A: Incumbent Jay McNamar (D) faces the winner of the Republican primary between Jeff Backer and Nancy Taffe in the general election. McNamar won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 15A: Incumbent Sondra Erickson (R) faces James Rittenour (D) in the general election. Erickson won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 17B: Incumbent Mary Sawatzky (D) faces Dave Baker (R) in the general election. Sawatsky won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 24A: Incumbent John Petersburg (R) faces Beverly Cashman (D) in the general election. Petersburg won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 27A: Incumbent Shannon Savick (D) faces Peggy Bennett (R) and Thomas Price (IPM) in the general election. Savick won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 32B: Incumbent Bob Barrett (R) faces Laurie Warner (D) in the general election. Barrett won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 36A: Incumbent Mark Uglem (R) faces Jefferson Fietek (D) in the general election. Uglem won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 38B: Incumbent Matt Dean (R) faces Greg Pariseau (D) in the general election. Dean won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 44A: Incumbent Sarah Anderson (R) faces Audrey Britton (D) in the general election. Anderson won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 48A: Incumbent Yvonne Selcer (D) faces Kirk Stensrud (R) in the general election. Selcer won by a margin of 0.82 percent in 2012.
  • District 51B: Incumbent Laurie Halverson (D) faces Jen Wilson (R) in the general election. Halverson won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 56B: Incumbent Will Morgan (D) faces Roz Peterson (R) in the general election. Morgan won by a margin of 0.80 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

  • District 2A: Incumbent Roger Erickson (D) faces David Hancock (R) in the general election. Erickson won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 5B: Incumbent Tom Anzelc (D) faces Justin Eichorn (R) in the general election. Anzelc won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 9B: Incumbent Ron Kresha (R) faces Al Doty (D) in the general election. Kresha won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 14A: Incumbent Tama Theis (R) faces Dan Wolgamott (D) in the general election. Theis won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 17A: Incumbent Andrew Falk (D) faces Tim Miller (R) in the general election. Falk won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 20A: Bob Vogel (R) faces Thomas Lofgren in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Kelby Woodard (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 32A: Incumbent Brian Johnson (R) faces Paul Gammel (D) in the general election. Johnson won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 33B: Incumbent Cindy Pugh (R) faces Paul Alegi (D) in the general election. Pugh won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 34B: David Hoden (D) faces Dennis Smith (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Kurt Zellers (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 37B: Incumbent Tim Sanders (R) faces Susan Witt (D) in the general election. Sanders won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 39B: Incumbent Kathy Lohmer (R) faces Tom Degree (D) in the general election. Lohmer won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 42A: Incumbent Barb Yarusso (D) faces Randy Jessup (R) in the general election. Yarusso won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 43A: Incumbent Peter Fischer (D) faces Stacey Stout (R) in the general election. Fischer won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 49B: Incumbent Paul Rosenthal (D) faces Barb Sutter (R) in the general election. Rosenthal won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 53B: Kay Hendrikson (D) faces Kelly Fenton (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Andrea Kieffer (R) won by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 55A: Jay Whiting (D) faces Derek Thury (IPM) and the winner of the Republican primary between Bob Loonan and Bruce Mackenthun in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Michael Beard (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 56A: Dan Kimmel (D) faces Drew Christensen (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Pam Myhra won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 57A: Incumbent Tara Mack (R) faces Bruce Folken (D) in the general election. Mack won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 57B: Incumbent Anna Wills (R) faces Denise Packard (R) in the general election. Willis won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now uncontested

  • District 25A: Incumbent Duane Quam (R) in unopposed in the general election. Quam won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 29B: Incumbent Marion O'Neill (R) is unopposed in the general election. O'Neill won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of six incumbents face primary competition on August 12. Fifteen incumbents are not seeking re-election and another 113 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. Incumbents facing opposition include:

Retiring incumbents

Fifteen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 119 of the current 134 incumbents (88.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Democrats and 10 Republicans, can be found above.

Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Missouri House of Representatives:

Missouri House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 52 Pending
     Republican Party 108 Pending
     Vacancy 3 Pending
Total 163 163

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 77 (47.2%) of the 163 districts up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 23 Democrats and 54 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 86 (52.8%) of the 163 districts up for election. Fifteen of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Five other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive:

  • District 17: Mark Ellebracht (D) will presumably face Nick King (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Myron Neth (R) won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 20: Incumbent John Mayfield will face the winner of the Republican primary between Bill Kidd and former state representative Brent Lasater. Mayfield won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 40: Incumbent Jim Hansen (R) will presumably face Lowell Jackson in the general election. Hansen won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 44: Incumbent Caleb Rowden (R) will presumably face Tom Pauley (D) in the general election. Rowden won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 47: Incumbent John Wright (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between Chuck Basye and Betsy Phillips. Wright won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Incumbent Dean Dohrman (R) will presumably face Gary Grigsby (D) and Bill Wayne (L) in the general election. Dohrman won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 64: Incumbent Robert Cornejo (R) will presumably face Laura Castaneda (D) in the general election. Cornejo won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Bill Otto (D) will presumably face Joe Corica (R) in the general election. Otto won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 90: Deb Lavender (D) will presumably face Gina Jaksetic (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Rick Stream (R) won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 94: Incumbent Vicki Englund (D) will presumably face Cloria Brown (R) in the general election. Englund won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 97: Incumbent John McCaherty (R) will presumably face Tom Dohack (D) in the general election. McCaherty won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 111: Incumbent Michael Frame (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between Shane Roden and Jason Jarvis in the general election. Frame won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 114: Incumbent T.J. McKenna will presumably face Becky Ruth (R) in the general election. McKenna won by a margin of victory of 0.54 percent in 2012.
  • District 115: Incumbent Elaine Gannon (R) will presumably face Dan Darian (D) and Jerry Dollar, Jr. (L) in the general election. Gannon won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 150: Walter Dearing (D) will presumably face Andrew McDaniel (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Kent Hampton (R) won by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

Primary challenges

A total of 18 incumbents will face primary competition on June 3. Twenty-four incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 118 (73.8%) of the current 160 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. Three seats are vacant pending the outcome of special elections on August 5, 2014. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Primary challenges, now unopposed

  • District 15: Incumbent Jon Carpenter was challenged by Jason Buckley in the Democratic primary before the latter's withdrawal. No Republicans filed to run.

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-four incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 139 (85.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, seven Democrats and 14 Republicans, can be found above.

Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Montana House of Representatives:

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 39 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 19 of the 100 districts up for election in 2014, one major party candidate will run unopposed in the general election. A total of 15 Democrats and four Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 81 of the 100 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 16 incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. Thirty incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 54 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. One of the 30 incumbents withdrew following the primary.

Retiring incumbents

Thirty incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 70 incumbents (70.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, thirteen Democrats and 17 Republicans, can be found above.

Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Nevada State Assembly:

Nevada House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 26 Pending
     Republican Party 15 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 42 42

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 17 (40.4%) of the 42 assembly seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 9 Democrats and 8 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 25 (60%) of the 42 districts up for election. Five of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Four other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 11 incumbents faced primary competition on June 10. Nine Assembly seats are open, leaving 22 incumbents that advanced past the primary without opposition. The state assembly members that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Eight incumbent assembly members are not running for re-election, while 32 (78%) of the current 41 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Democrats and three Republicans, can be found above. In addition, District 3 incumbent Peggy Pierce (D) passed away in October 2013, leaving the seat vacant until the winner of the general election is sworn in.

New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Hampshire House of Representatives:

New Hampshire House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 213 Pending
     Republican Party 173 Pending
     Vacancy 14 Pending
Total 400 400

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 106 (27%) of the 400 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 51 Democrats and 55 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

In multiple member districts, Ballotpedia staff uses the official candidate list and the seats available in the district to determine the number of major party candidates. For example, in Rockingham 4, five seats are available, and two Democrats and nine Republicans are running in the district. Since only two Democrats are running, Republicans are guaranteed at least three seats in that district.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 294 (74%) of the 400 seats up for election. Eighty-seven of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Twenty-nine other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Margin of Victory is measured in multiple member districts as the difference between the lowest vote winner and the top vote loser of the opposite party.

Primary challenges

A total of 94 incumbents will primary face competition on September 9. Ninety-three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 199 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Ninety-three incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 293 (73.2%) of the current 400 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, fifty-three Democrats and forty Republicans, can be found above. Currently, there are 14 vacancies in the House.

New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives:

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 33 Pending
Total 70 70

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 38 (54.2%) of the 70 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 23 Democrats and 15 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 32 (46%) of the 70 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 7: Incumbent Kelly K. Fajardo was unopposed in the Republican primary. Teresa K.E. Smith De Cherif defeated Andrew Barreras in the Democratic primary. Smith De Cherif faces Fajardo in the general election. Fajardo won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 15: Incumbent Emily A. Kane (D) will face Sarah Maestas Barnes (R) in the general election. Kane won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 23: Incumbent Paul Pacheco (R) will face Catherine Begaye (D) in the general election. Pacheco won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.57 percent in 2012.
  • District 24: Incumbent Elizabeth L. Thomson (D) will face Conrad James (R) in the general election. Thomson won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 29: Incumbent Thomas Anderson was defeated by David Edward Adkins in the Republican primary. Adkins will face Ronnie Martinez (D) in the general election. Anderson won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 36: Incumbent Phillip M. Archuleta (D) will face Andrew Nunez (R) in the general election. Archuleta won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Incumbent Terry McMillan (R) will face Joanne J. Ferrary (D) in the general election. McMillan won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.1 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Rodolpho Martinez (D) will face John L. Zimmerman (R) in the general election. Martinez won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 43: Incumbent Stephanie Richard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Geoff Rodgers defeated Vincent Chiravalle in the Republican primary. Richard won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 8: Incumbent Alonzo Baldonado was unopposed in the Republican primary. Frank A. Otero defeated Jim Danner in the Democratic primary. Baldonado won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Nathaniel Gentry (R) will face Robert M. Coffey (D) in the general election. Gentry won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 38: Incumbent Dianne Hamilton (R) will face Terry Fortenberry (D) in the general election. Hamilton won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 53: Ricky Little (R) will face Mariaelena Johnson (D) in the general election. Incumbent Nathan Cote (D) won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Jason Harper (R) will face Donna I. Tillman (D) in the general election. Harper won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 68: Incumbent Monica Youngblood (R) is unchallenged in the primary and general elections. She won the seat after defeating Eloise Gift (D) by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of seven incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. Eleven incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 52 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Eleven incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 59 (84.2%) of the current 70 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Republicans and six Democrats, can be found above.

New York State Assembly elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New York State Assembly:

New York House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 99 Pending
     Republican Party 40 Pending
     Vacancy 11 Pending
Total 150 150

North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Carolina House of Representatives:

North Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 43 Pending
     Republican Party 77 Pending
Total 120 120

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 61 (51%) of the 120 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 59 (49.1%) of the 120 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 6: Incumbent Paul Tine was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mattie Lawson defeated Ashley Woolard in the Republican primary and will face Tine in the general election. Tine won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 9: Incumbent Brian Brown defeated Ashley Bleau in the Republican primary. Brown will face Uriah Ward (D) in the general election. Brown won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent Chris Malone (R) will face off against Brian Mountcastle (D) in the general election. Malone won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Thomas Murry (R) will face off against Gale Adcock (D) in the general election. Murry won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Incumbent Michael Stone (R) will face off against Brad Salmon (D) in the general election. Stone won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 92: Incumbent Charles Jeter (R) will face off against Robin Bradford (D) in the general election. Jeter won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 93: Incumbent Jonathan Jordan (R) will face off against Sue Counts (D) in the general election. Jordan won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 118: Incumbent Michele Presnell (R) will face off against Dean Hicks (D) in the general election. Presnell won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 119: Incumbent Joe Sam Queen (D) was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Clampitt defeated Dodie Allen and Aaron Littlefield in the Republican primary and will go on to face Queen in the general election. Queen won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 36: Incumbent Nelson Dollar (R) will face off against Lisa Baker (D) in the general election. Dollar won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Ken Waddell (D) will face off against Brenden Jones (R) in the general election. Waddell won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 49: Gary Pendleton was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Kim Hanchette defeated Derek Kiszely in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Fulghum (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 50: Incumbent Graig Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rod Chaney defeated W. Lewis Hannah, Jr. in the Republican primary. Valerie Foushee won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 88: Incumbent Rob Bryan (R) will face off against Margie Storch (D) in the general election. Bryan won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 115: Incumbent Nathan Ramsey (R) will face off against John Ager (D) in the general election. Ramsey won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 19 incumbents faced primary competition on May 6. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 92 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Three incumbents, one Democrat and two Republicans, were defeated by primary opponents. The state representatives who faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 111 (92.5%) of the current 120 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Republicans and four Democrats, can be found above.

North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives:

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 23 Pending
     Republican Party 71 Pending
Total 94 94

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 15 (63%) of the 24 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 11 Republicans and four Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 18 (75%) of the 24 districts (48 seats) up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of four incumbents faced primary competition on June 10. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 34 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 38 (79%) of the current 48 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and seven Republicans, can be found above.

Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives:

Ohio House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 99 99

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 16 (16%) of the 99 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 11 Republicans and 5 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 83 (84%) of the 99 districts up for election. Seven of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Ten other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 5: Incumbent Nick Barborak (D) will face off against Tim Ginter (R) in the general election. Barborak the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 7: Incumbent Mike Dovilla (R) will face off against Matt Patten (D) in the general election. Dovilla won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.2 percent in 2012.
  • District 21: Incumbent Mike Duffey (R) will face off against Dawn Valasco (D) and Will Johnsen (G) in the general election. Duffey won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 24: Incumbent Stephanie Kunze defeated Pat Manley in the Republican primary. The winner of that contest will go on to face Kathy Hoff (D) and Mark Noble (L) in the general election. Kunze won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 36: Incumbent Anthony DeVitis (R) will face off against Paula Prentice (D) in the general election. DeVitis won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 92: Incumbent Gary Scherer defeated Kirk Stinson in the Republican primary. The winner of that election will be unopposed in the general election. Scherer won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 98: Incumbent Al Landis (R) will face off against Jeremiah Johnson (D) in the general election. Landis won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.03 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 3: Incumbent Tim Brown (R) will face off against Steve Long (D) and Nathan Eberly (L) in the general election. Brown won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 28: Micah Kamrass was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jonathan Dever faced off against Kimberly Angel Clark and Rick Bryan in the Republican primary. Incumbent Connie Pillich (D) won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Incumbent Kristina Daley Roegner (R) will face off against David Worhatch (D) in the general election. Daley Roegner won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 38: Incumbent Marilyn Slaby (R) will face off against Tim Crawford (D) in the general election. Slaby won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 40: Incumbent Michael Henne (R) will face off against David Richards (D) in the general election. Henne won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 43: Incumbent Roland Winburn (D) will face off against Jeff Rezabek (R) in the general election. Winburn won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 61: Incumbent Ron Young (R) will face off against Rick Walker (D) in the general election. Young won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 79: Darrell Jackson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kyle Koehler defeated Rick Chimento and Argeri Lagos in the Republican primary. Incumbent Ross McGregor (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 95: Incumbent Andrew Thompson (R) will face off against Charlie Daniels (D) in the general election. Thompson won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 99: Incumbent John Patterson (D) will face off against Nancy McArthur (R) in the general election. Patterson won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 18 incumbents faced primary competition on May 6. Twenty-two incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 59 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-two incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 77 (78%) of the current 99 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, twelve Democrats and ten Republicans, can be found above.

Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives:

Oklahoma House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 29 Pending
     Republican Party 72 Pending
Total 101 101

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 66 (65.3%) of the 101 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 48 Republicans and 18 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 35 (35%) of the 101 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Four other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 22: Incumbent Charles McCall is unopposed in both the Republican primary and general election. McCall won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 45: Incumbent Aaron Stiles (R) will face off against Claudia Griffith (D) in the general election. Stiles won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.1 percent in 2012.
  • District 56: Incumbent David Perryman (D) will face off against Chuck Utsler (R) in the general election. Perryman won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 2: Incumbent John R. Bennett is unopposed in the Republican primary and general election. Bennett won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 12: Incumbent Wade Rousselot (D) will face off against David Tackett (R) in the general election. Rousselot won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 14: George Faught (R) will face off against Jack A. Reavis (D) in the general election. Incumbent Arthur Hulbert (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 71: Incumbent Katie Henke (R) is unopposed in the Republican primary. Henke won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 11 incumbents faced primary competition on June 24. Twenty-one incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 69 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-one incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 80 (79.2%) of the current 101 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, fifteen Republicans and six Democrats, can be found above.

Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Oregon House of Representatives:

Oregon House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 34 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 60 60

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 27 (45%) of the 60 seats up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 18 Democrats and nine Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 33 (56%) of the 60 districts up for election. Four of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Five other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. There were 138 districts where only one major party candidate appeared on the general election ballot.[3]

The districts with elections in 2014 which held competitive or mildly competitive elections in 2012 are:

Competitive

Mildly competitive

Previously mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 49: Democratic incumbent Chris Gorsek (D) is unchallenged in the primary and general elections. He won the seat after defeating an incumbent by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of five incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. There are 15 incumbents not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 40 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives who faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Fifteen incumbent representatives, six Democrats and nine Republicans, are not running for re-election, while 45 (75.0%) of the current 60 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, can be found above.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 93 Pending
     Republican Party 110 Pending
Total 203 203

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 125 (62%) of the 203 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 65 Republicans and 60 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 78 (38.4%) of the 203 districts up for election. Six of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Nine other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 39: Incumbent Rick Saccone (R) will face off against Lisa Stout-Bashioum (D) in the general election. Saccone won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.4 percent in 2012.
  • District 131: Incumbent Justin Simmons will face off against Michael William Beyer (D) in the general election. Simmons won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 146: Incumbent Mark Painter will face off against Thomas Quigley (R) in the general election. Painter won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 156: Incumbent Dan Truitt (R) will face off against Sandra Snyder (D) in the general election. Truitt won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 157: Incumbent Warren Kampf (R) will face off against Marian Moskowitz (D) in the general election. Kampf won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 161: Incumbent Joe Hackett (R) will face off against Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D) in the general election. Hackett won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 163: James Santora (R) will face off against Vincent Rongione (D) in the general election. Incumbent Nicholas Micozzie (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 13: Incumbent John Lawrence (R) will face off against Ann V.S. Schott in the general election. Lawrence won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 25: Incumbent Joseph Markosek (D) will face off against John Ritter (R) in the general election. Markosek won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 49: Incumbent Peter Daley, III will face against Donald Cook (R) in the general election. Daley won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 104: Incumbent Susan Helm (R) will face off against Eugene Stilp (D) in the general election. Helm won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 150: Incumbent Mike Vereb (R) will face off against David Craig McKenzie III (D) in the general election. Vereb won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 10: Incumbent Jaret Gibbons (D) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. Gibbons won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 79: Incumbent John McGinnis (R) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. McGinnis won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 109: Incumbent David Millard (R) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. Millard won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 155: Incumbent Becky Corbin (R) is unopposed in the primary and general elections. Corbin won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 38 incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. Nineteen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 146 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives who faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Nineteen incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 184 (91%) of the current 203 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, fourteen Republicans and five Democrats, can be found above.

Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 69 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 75 75

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 50 (67%) of the 75 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 49 Democrats and 1 Republican are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 25 (32%) of the 78 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Seven other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 26: Incumbent Patricia Morgan (R) will face Nicholas Denice (D) and Paul Caianiello, Jr. (I) in the general election. Morgan defeated Denice in the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Antonio Giarrusso (R) will face Mark Weiner (D) in the general election. Giarrusso won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Linda Dill Finn (D) will face Daniel Reilly (R) in the general election. Dill Finn defeated Reilly in the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 31: Incumbent Doreen Costa (R) will face Julie Casimiro (D) in the general election. Costa won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 32: Incumbent Robert Craven (D) will face Sharon Gamba (R) in the general election. Craven won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 35: Incumbent Spencer Dickinson will face Kathleen Fogarty in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Lacey McGreevy (R) in the general election. Dickinson won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Larry Valencia is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He will face the winner of the Republican primary between Michael Picillo and Justin Price. Valencia won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Jeremiah O'Grady will face John J. Cullen in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Matthew Guerra in the general election. O'Grady defeated Guerra in the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 47: Incumbent Cale Keable is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Keable won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 67: Incumbent Jan Malik is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election. Malik won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 16 incumbents will primary face competition on September 9. Five incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 54 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 70 (93.3%) of the current 75 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Democrats, can be found above.

South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Carolina House of Representatives:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 46 Pending
     Republican Party 78 Pending
Total 124 124

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 94 (75.8%) of the 124 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 62 Republicans and 32 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 30 (24.2%) of the 124 districts up for election.

Competitive

  • District 53: Amy Brown defeated Anthony Waymyers in the Democratic primary, while Richie Yow ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown and Yow will face off in the general election. Ted Vick (D) won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 75: Incumbent Kirkman Finlay, III (R) will face Joe McCulloch (D) in the general election. Finlay won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 20 incumbents faced primary competition on June 10. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 95 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 115 (92.7%) of the current 124 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and five Republicans, can be found above.

South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the South Dakota House of Representatives:

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 17 Pending
     Republican Party 53 Pending
Total 70 70

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 40 (57.1%) of the 70 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 11 Democrats and 29 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 30 (42.8%) of the 70 seats up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of fifteen incumbents faced primary competition on June 3. Twenty-three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 32 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition included:

Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Tennessee House of Representatives:

Tennessee House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 27 Pending
     Republican Party 71 Pending
     Carter County Republican 1 Pending
Total 99 99

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 59 (59.6%) of the 99 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 15 Democrats and 44 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 40 (40.4%) of the 99 districts up for election.

Competitive

  • District 13: Incumbent Gloria Johnson (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Jason Emert will face Eddie Smith in the Republican primary. Johnson won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 33: Incumbent John Ragan will face Caitlin Nolan in the Republican primary. The winner of the Republican primary will face off against Misty Neergaard (D) in the general election. Ragan won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 43: Kevin Dunlap will face Kristopher Gore and James Thomas Jacobs in the Democratic primary. The winner of the Democratic primary will face off against Robert F. Dunham (R) in the general election. Incumbent Paul Bailey (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 50: Incumbent Bo Mitchell (D) will face Troy Brewer (R) in the general election. Mitchell won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.6 percent in 2012.
  • District 60: Incumbent Darren Jernigan (D) will face Jim Gotto (R) in the general election. Jernigan won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.4 percent in 2012.
  • District 74: Incumbent John Tidwell (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Jay Reedy will face Keith Svadba in the Republican primary. Tidwell won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 4: Rob Martin (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. John Holsclaw, Jr. will face Judy Veeneman in the Republican primary. Incumbent Kent Williams (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 53: Incumbent Jason Powell (D) will face John Wang (R) in the general election. Powell won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Barry Doss (R) is unopposed in the Republican primary and the general election. Doss won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 76: Incumbent Andrew H. Holt (R) will face Joyce Washington (D) in the general election. Holt won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents will face primary competition on August 7. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 70 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 90 (90.9%) of the current 99 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and eight Republicans, can be found above.

Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds a commanding majority in the Texas House of Representatives. The Republican Party has been the dominant party in the Texas State House since the November 2002 elections, when they ended a Democratic Party majority that had been uninterrupted for the previous nine decades.

Texas House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 95 Pending
Total 150 150

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 105 of the 150 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 45 Democrats and 60 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 45 of the 150 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Four other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory from six to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

Mildly competitive

  • District 23: Susan Criss (D) and Wayne Faircloth (R) will face off in the general election for the open seat of the retiring Craig Eiland (D). Faircloth defeated Robert Senter in the primary. Eiland won by a margin of victory of eight percent in 2012.
  • District 117: Incumbent Philip Cortez (D) will face off against Rick Galindo (R) in the general election. Cortez won by a margin of victory of eight percent in 2012.
  • District 134: Incumbent Sarah Davis (R) easily defeated Bonnie Parker in the Republican primary, and will face Alison Ruff (D) in the general election. Davis won by a margin of victory of nine percent in 2012.
  • District 144: Incumbent Mary Ann Perez (D) will face off against challenger Gilbert Pena (R) in the general election. Perez won by a margin of victory of seven percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Thirty-three incumbents faced primary competition on March 4. Twelve incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014. A total of 105 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Republican incumbents who were defeated in their party primary on March 4:

Republican incumbents who were defeated in a May 27 runoff as a result of the March 4 primary:

Democratic incumbents who were defeated in their party primary on March 4:

Retiring incumbents

Twelve incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 137 (91.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, eleven Republicans and one Democrat, can be found above.

Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Utah House of Representatives:

Utah House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 14 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 75 75

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 (18.7%) of the 75 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 13 Republicans and 1 Democrat are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 61 (81.3%) of the 75 districts up for election.

Competitive

  • District 30: Michael D. Lee is unopposed in the Democratic convention, while Fred Cox will face Carbon Lundgren in the Republican convention. Incumbent Janice Fisher (D) won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 31: Incumbent Larry Wiley (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican convention between Fred Johnson and Sophia DiCaro. Wiley won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Incumbent Carol Moss (D) will face Ron Hilton (R) and Wallace McCormick (Independent American) in the general election. Moss won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 69: Incumbent Jerry Anderson will face Christine Watkins and Bill Labrum in the Republican convention. The winner of that convention will go on to face Brad King (D) in the general election. Anderson won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 10: Incumbent Dixon M. Pitcher (D) will face Eric Irvine (R) in the general election. Pitcher won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 33: Incumbent Craig Hall (R) will face Elizabeth Muniz (D) in the general election. Hall won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 34: Incumbent Johnny Anderson (R) will face off against the winner of the Democratic convention between Karen Kwan and Dean Campbell. Anderson won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 46: Incumbent Marie Poulson (D) will face N. William Clayton (R) and Lee Anne Walker (L) in the general election. Poulson won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Convention challenges

A total of 13 incumbents faced convention competition for their party's nomination. Two incumbents faced competition in the August 24 primary elections. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 50 incumbents advanced past the convention without opposition. The representatives that faced convention competition are:

Primary challenges

The representatives that faced primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 64 (85.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and six Republicans, can be found above.

Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Vermont House of Representatives:

Vermont House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 96 Pending
     Republican Party 45 Pending
     Vermont Progressive Party 5 Pending
     Independent 4 Pending
Total 150 150

Candidates unopposed by a major party

There are 150 seats in 104 districts up for election in 2014. For 102 seats (80 districts) of 150, there is only one major party candidate. Thirty Republicans and sixty-nine Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in for 48 seats (38 districts) up for election.

Seventeen of Vermont's House districts held competitive elections in 2012, with their last seats claimed by a margin of victory less than 5 percent. Eleven other districts held moderately competitive elections in 2012, with their last seats claimed by a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Competitive

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 8 incumbents will face primary competition on August 24. Twenty-three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 119 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Twenty-three incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 127 (84.7%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents can be found above.

Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Washington House of Representatives:

Washington House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 43 Pending
Total 98 98

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 39 (39.8%) of the 98 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 18 Democrats and 21 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 59 (60.2%) of the 98 districts up for election.

The Libertarian Party has fielded 12 candidates for the state legislature.

Competitive

  • District 2b: Incumbent J.T. Wilcox (R) will face off against Steven Nielson (L) in a district that is heavily Libertarian-leaning. This is Wilcox's first challenge from outside his own party.
  • District 10b: Incumbent Dave Hayes (R) will face off against Brien Lillquist (R), David Sponheim (D) and Nick Petrish (D) in the primary. Hayes won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 17a: Incumbent Monica Stonier (D) will face off against Lynda Wilson (R) in the general election. Stonier won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.3 percent in 2012.
  • District 17b: Incumbent Paul Harris (R) will face off against Chris Rockhold (L). Rockhold has gained much of Harris' traditional support.
  • District 25a: Dawn Morrell (D) will face off against Melanie Stambaugh (R) in the general election. Morrell won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 30a: Incumbent Linda Kochmar (R) will face Greg Baruso (D) in the general election. Kochmar won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 35a: Incumbent Kathy Haigh (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Dan Griffey will face Josiah Rowell in the Republican primary. Haigh won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 35b: Incumbent Drew MacEwen (R) will face off against Tammey Newton (D) in the general election. MacEwen won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 47a: Incumbent Mark Hargrove (R) will face off against Chris Barringer (D) in the general election. Hargrove won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 5b: Chad Magendanz (R) will face off against Colin Alexander (D), David Springs (D) and Ryan Dean Burkett (I) in the primary. Magendanz won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 26b: Incumbent [Larry Seaquist]] (D) will face off against Michelle Caldier the general election. Seaquist won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 28a: Incumbent Dick Muri (R) will face Mary Moss (D) in the general election. Muri won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 30b: Incumbent Roger Freeman (D) will face Jack Dovey (R) in the general election. Freeman won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 39b: Incumbent Elizabeth Scott (R) will face Charles Jensen (D) in the general election. Scott won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 42b: Incumbent Vincent Buys (R) will face Joy Monjure (D) in the general election. Buys won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 44a: Incumbent Hans Dunshee (D) will face Rob Toyer (R) in the general election. Dunshee won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 9 incumbents will face primary competition on August 5. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 80 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 89 (90.8%) of the current 98 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and five Republicans, can be found above.

West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

West Virginia House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 53 Pending
     Republican Party 47 Pending
Total 100 100

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 15 of the 67 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. 17 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 85 of the 100 districts up for election. 18 of these Districts held competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory less than 5 percent. Nine other districts held moderately competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Primary challenges

A total of 32 incumbents faced primary competition on May 13. Eight incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 60 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Five incumbents were defeated by their primary opponents.

Retiring incumbents

Eight incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 92 (92.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wisconsin State Assembly:

Wisconsin House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 39 Pending
     Republican Party 60 Pending
Total 99 99

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 39 (39.8%) of the 98 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 18 Democrats and 21 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 59 (60.2%) of the 98 districts up for election.

Competitive

  • District 1: The winners of the primary elections with face off in the general election. Joe Majeski will face Arnie Johnsrud in the Democratic primary. Paul Feit will face Brian Hackbarth, Joel Kitchens, Jon Kruse and Terry McNulty in the Republican primary. Incumbent Garey Bies (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 26: Terry Van Akkeren (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Incumbent Michael Endsley will face Job Hou-Seye and Terry Katsma in the Republican primary. Endsley won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 50: Incumbent Ed Brooks (R) will face off against Christopher Miller (D) in the general election. Brooks won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Dick Cates (D) will face off against the winer of the Republican primary in the general election. Charles Nichols will face Todd Novak, Curt Peterson, Dennis Polivka, Ken Rynes and Tyler Schultz in the Republican primary. Incumbent Howard Marklein (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 68: Incumbent Kathy Bernier (R) will face off against Jeff Peck (D) in the general election. Bernier won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Amy Vruwink (D) will face off against Nancy Vander Meer (R) in the general election. Vruwink won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.5 percent in 2012.
  • District 72: Incumbent Scott Krug (R) will face off against the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election. Dana Duncan will face Tom Rayome in the Democratic primary. Krug won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.4 percent in 2012.
  • District 75: Incumbent Stephen Smith (D) will face off against the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Ken Mandley will face Romaine Quinn in the Republican primary. Smith won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 85: Incumbent Mandy Wright (D) will face off against Dave Heaton (R) in the general election. Wright won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 88: Dan Robinson (D) will face off against John Macco (R) in the general election. Incumbent John Klenke (R) won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 93: Incumbent Warren Petryk (R) will face off against Jeff Smith (D) in the general election. Petryk won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 37: Incumbent John Jagler (R) will face off against Mary Arnold (D) in the general election. Jagler won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 49: Incumbent Travis Tranel (D) will face off against Chad Henneman (R) the general election. Tranel won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 67: Incumbent Tom Larson (R) will face Gary Stene (D) in the general election. Larson won the general election by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 10 incumbents will face primary competition on August 12. Nineteen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 70 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The representatives facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Nineteen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 80 (80.8%) of the current 99 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, seven Democrats and twelve Republicans, can be found above.

Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 8 Pending
     Republican Party 52 Pending
Total 60 60

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 40 (66.7%) of the 60 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 4 Democrats and 36 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 20 (33.3%) of the 60 districts up for election.

Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents will face primary competition on August 19. Nine incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 30 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 51 (85.0%) of the current 60 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and eight Republicans, can be found above.


See also

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