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State legislative special elections, 2014

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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

Special Elections by Date
January 7, 2014January 14, 2014
January 21, 2014January 28, 2014
February 4, 2014February 25, 2014
March 18, 2014March 25, 2014
April 1, 2014April 8, 2014
April 11, 2014April 24, 2014
April 29, 2014May 10, 2014
August 5, 2014November 4, 2014

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Across the nation, special elections are frequently conducted to fill vacancies in state legislatures. 27 states use special elections to fill legislative vacancies. In two states, Illinois and Indiana, special elections are used in limited circumstances. As of April 2014, 23 special elections have been held and another 7 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 13 states. Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.

See also: State legislative elections, 2014

Breakdown of 2014 special elections

The reasons for special elections were as follows:

  • 3 due to criminal prosecution/criminal issues
  • 4 due to a legislator's death
  • 4 due to the acceptance of another job
  • 5 due to the appointment to a new position
  • 3 due to retirement
  • 11 due to election to another position

The partisan breakdown for vacancies is as follows:

Legend

These symbols denote the status of each special election:

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg : This election has been decided.
RunoffArrow.jpg : This election has proceeded to a runoff.
UncheckedBox.jpg : This election has not yet occurred.
Circle question mark.png : This election is too close to call or contested.

Results

The following candidates won a special election in 2014:

  1. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) Alabama House of Representatives, District 53
  2. Celia Israel (D) Texas House of Representatives, District 50
  3. Daniel J. Hunt (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Suffolk District
  4. Daniel Joseph Ryan (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Suffolk District
  5. Eric Eisnaugle (R) Florida House of Representatives, District 44
  6. Gary Holder-Winfield (D) Connecticut State Senate, District 10
  7. Jason Lewis (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-First Middlesex
  8. Jennifer Wexton (D) Virginia State Senate, District 33
  9. Jesse Topper (R) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78
  10. John C. Velis (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District
  11. John Cooper (Arkansas) (R) Arkansas State Senate, District 21
  12. Lynwood Lewis (D) Virginia State Senate, District 6
  13. Margie Wilcox (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 104
  14. Michael Morin (D) Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
  15. Mike Holmes (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 31
  16. Mike Morrell (R) California State Senate, District 23
  17. Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) Virginia House of Delegates, District 100
  18. Roselee Vincent (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Suffolk District
  19. S. "Sam" Rasoul (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 11
  20. Sam Moore (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 22
  21. Scott Wagner (R) Pennsylvania State Senate, District 28
  22. Shawn C. Dooley (R) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk District
  23. Stan Gustafson (R) Iowa House of Representatives, District 25
  24. Steve Tarvin (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 2
  25. Tami Zawistowski (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61

Recent election results

April 8, 2014

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Florida House of Representatives District 44

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Florida House of Representatives District 44 was called for April 8, with a primary if necessary on March 11. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 23. The seat was vacant following Stephen Precourt's (R) appointment as the head of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Eric Eisnaugle (R) defeated Shaun Raja (D) in the special election, which took place on April 8. Raja was unopposed in the March 11 Democratic primary, while Eisnaugle defeated Stephen Vincent Facella in the March 11 Republican primary.[1][2][3][4][5]

April 8 Special election candidates:

Democratic Party Shaun Raja
Republican Party Eric Eisnaugle Green check mark transparent.png

April 11, 2014

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Connecticut House of Representatives District 61

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Connecticut House of Representatives District 61 was called for April 11. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The seat was vacant following Elaine O'Brien's (D) death. Tami Zawistowski (R) defeated Pete Hill (D) in the special election, which took place on April 11.[6][3][5]

April 11 Special election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Hill
Republican Party Tami Zawistowski Green check mark transparent.png

Links/References

January 7, 2014

Georgia

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Iowa

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Massachusetts

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Virginia

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January 14, 2014

Arkansas

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January 21, 2014

Virginia

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January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania

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Texas

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February 4, 2014

Alabama

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Georgia

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February 25, 2014

Connecticut

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Rhode Island

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Virginia

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March 18, 2014

Pennsylvania

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March 25, 2014

California

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April 1, 2014

Alabama

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Massachusetts

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April 8, 2014

Florida

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April 11, 2014

Connecticut

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April 24, 2014

Connecticut

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April 29, 2014

Massachusetts

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May 10, 2014

Texas

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August 5, 2014

Missouri

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See also

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