Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010

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In the 50 states, there are 99 state legislative chambers altogether, and 88 of the 99 chambers held state legislative elections on November 2, 2010. 1,167 of the country's 1,971 state senate seats were up for re-election in November, and 4,958 (91.6%) of the country's 5,413 state house seats were up for re-election. Altogether, 6,125 of the country's 7,384 state legislative seats were up for re-election in the volatile election year.

This page displays the dates for when legislators who won election on November 2, 2010 were sworn into office. In 41 states, legislators who are elected in November don't assume office until the following year, while in 9 states, legislators assume office before December 31 of the year in which they were elected.

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election and Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010

Note: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia will be holding their elections on November 8, 2011.

Legislature (H/S) When sworn in
Alabama State Legislature (H, S) November 3, 2010
Alaska State Legislature (H, S) January 24, 2011
Arizona State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
Arkansas State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
California State Legislature (A, S) December 6, 2010
Colorado General Assembly (H, S) January 12, 2011
Connecticut State Legislature (H, S) January 5, 2011
Delaware State Legislature (H, S) January 11, 2011
Florida State Legislature (H, S) November 16, 2010
Georgia State Legislature (H, S) January 11, 2011
Hawaii State Legislature (H, S) January 19, 2011
Idaho State Legislature (H, S) December 1, 2010
Illinois State Legislature (H, S) January 12, 2011
Indiana State Legislature (H, S) November 16, 2010
Iowa State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
Kansas State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
Kentucky State Legislature (H, S) January 1, 2011
Maine State Legislature (H, S) December 1, 2010
Maryland State Legislature (H, S) January 12, 2011
Massachusetts State Legislature (H, S) January 5, 2011
Michigan State Legislature (H, S) January 1, 2011
Minnesota State Legislature (H, S) January 4, 2011
Missouri State Legislature (H, S) January 5, 2011
Montana State Legislature (H, S) January 3, 2011
Nebraska State Legislature January 9, 2011
Nevada State Legislature (A, S) February 7, 2011
New Hampshire State Legislature (H, S) December 1, 2010
New Mexico State Legislature (H, S) January 18, 2011
New York State Legislature (A, S) January 1, 2011
North Carolina State Legislature (H, S) January 26, 2011
North Dakota State Legislature (H, S) December 1, 2010
Ohio State Legislature (H, S) January 3, 2011
Oklahoma State Legislature (H, S) November 17, 2010
Oregon State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
Pennsylvania State Legislature (H, S) January 4, 2011
Rhode Island State Legislature (H, S) January 4, 2011
South Carolina State Legislature (H, S) November 8, 2010
South Dakota State Legislature (H, S) January 11, 2011
Tennessee State Legislature (H, S) January 15, 2011
Texas State Legislature (H, S) January 11, 2011
Utah State Legislature (H, S) January 1, 2011
Vermont State Legislature (H, S) January 5, 2011
Washington State Legislature (H, S) January 10, 2011
West Virginia State Legislature H, S) January 12, 2011
Wisconsin State Legislature (A, S) January 3, 2011
Wyoming State Legislature (H, S) January 11, 2011