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Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2011

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Louisiana is the one state that is holding general state legislative elections in 2011 and is subject to term limits.

In Louisiana, there are six senators and ten representatives who are ineligible to run for re-election on November 19, 2011. Thus, a total of 16 state legislators are in-eligible to run for re-election in 2011 because of term limits.

The six termed-out senators represent 15.4% of the 39 seats up for election in the Louisiana State Senate. The ten representatives represent 9.5% of the 105 seats up for election in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

The breakdown of Louisiana senators is:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 13
     Republican Party 26
Total 39

Here are the Louisiana Senators that are not eligible to run for election.

Democrats (5)

Republicans (1):

The breakdown of Louisiana representatives is:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 2
     Vacancy 1
Total 105

These are the Louisiana representatives who are ineligible to run for re-election:

Democrats (5)

Republicans (4):

Independents (1):

Chamber with limits Majority party Seats in chamber Up for election in 2011 Seats impacted by term limits Party with most losses
Louisiana: (Senate), (2011 elections) Republican Party 39 39 5 Democratic Party + 1 Republican Party = 6 Democratic Party
Louisiana: (House), (2011 elections) Republican Party 105 105 5 Democratic Party + 4 Republican Party + 1 Independent = 10 Democratic Party
Totals: (2) Republican Party 144 144 10 Democratic Party + 5 Republican Party + 1 Independent = 16 2 Democratic Party

Seat change

Of the 16 seats where incumbents were term limited, the following is the breakdown of seats that changed party control.

  • Eight seats remained with the same party as prior to the election
  • Three seats will be decided in the November 19 runoff.
  • Four seats switched to Republican control
  • One seat switched to Democratic control

Undecided races

The following term-limited seats changed parties in the 2011 election.



See also