State house elections, 2012

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43 state lower houses held general elections for state representatives in November, 2012. This was in addition to the 43 state senates that held general elections in the presidential election year.

There are 49 state houses (Nebraska doesn't have one). The 6 state houses that did not hold a general election for state representatives in November 2012 were Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.

See also: State legislative elections, 2012 and State senate elections, 2012

By the numbers

Number of seats in all 50 houses: 5,411
Number of seats up for election in the 43 houses with November 2012 elections: 4,714
 % of total (all 50 states) houses seats up for election in 2012: 87.12%

States


Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Alaska House of Representatives:

Alaska House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 16 15
     Republican Party 24 25
Total 40 40

Historical control

Alaska House of Representatives[1]
YearDemocratsRepublicansIndependents
20111624-
20101822-
20081723-
20061426-
20041327-
20021327-
20001426-
19981525-
199617221
199421181

Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 24
     Republican Party 40 36
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 60 60

Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Arkansas House of Representatives:

Arkansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 54 49
     Republican Party 46 51
Total 100 100

California State Assembly elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the California State Assembly:

California State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 52 56
     Republican Party 28 24
Total 80 80

Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Colorado House of Representatives:

Colorado House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 33 28
Total 65 65
See also: Ballotpedia:"Game-changers" in the 2012 state legislative elections

Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 99 98
     Republican Party 52 53
Total 151 151

Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Delaware House of Representatives:

Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 15 14
Total 41 41

Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Florida House of Representatives:

Florida House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 38 46
     Republican Party 81 '74
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 120 120

Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Georgia House of Representatives:

Georgia House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 63 60
     Republican Party 114 119
     Independent 1 1
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 180 180

Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Hawaii House of Representatives:

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 42 44
     Republican Party 8 7
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 51 51

Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Idaho House of Representatives:

Idaho House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 13 13
     Republican Party 57 57
Total 70 70

Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Illinois House of Representatives:

Illinois House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 64 71
     Republican Party 54 47
Total 118 118

Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Indiana House of Representatives:

Indiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 31
     Republican Party 60 69
Total 100 100

Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Iowa House of Representatives:

Iowa House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 47
     Republican Party 59 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 100 100

Chamber control

Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen (R) said he expects Republicans to retain their majority, bolstered by "talented candidates."[2]Kevin McCarthy (D) said it was "pretty epic" that there are 20 Republican primaries and pointed to this as a sign that Democrats have a chance to regain control of the chamber. Democrats will need to flip 11 seats to take control of the House.[3]

Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses and Kansas Game Changers

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 33 33
     Republican Party 92 92
Total 125 125

Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives:

Kentucky House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 58 55
     Republican Party 41 45
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 100 100

Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Maine House of Representatives:

Maine House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 71 86
     Republican Party 77 61
     Independent 1 4
     Non-voting 2 2
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 153 153

Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 127 131
     Republican Party 33 29
Total 160 160

Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Michigan House of Representatives:

Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 47 51
     Republican Party 63 59
Total 110 110

Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 61 73
     Republican Party 72 61
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 134 134

Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Missouri House of Representatives:

Missouri House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 54 53
     Republican Party 105 110
     Vacancy 4 0
Total 163 163

Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Montana House of Representatives:

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 68 63
Total 100 100

Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Nevada State Assembly:

Nevada State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 16 15
Total 42 42

New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the New Hampshire House of Representatives:

New Hampshire House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 103 221
     Republican Party 288 179
     Independent 2 0
     Vacancy 7 0
Total 400 400

New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives:

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 36 38
     Republican Party 33 30
     Independent 1 0
Total 70 70

New York State Assembly elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the New York State Assembly:

New York State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 99 105
     Republican Party 49 44
     Independence Party of New York 1 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 150 150

North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Carolina House of Representatives:

North Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 52 43
     Republican Party 67 77
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 120 120

North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives:

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 25 23
     Republican Party 69 71
Total 94 94

Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives:

Ohio House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 59 60
Total 99 99

Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives:

Oklahoma House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 31 29
     Republican Party 68 72
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 101 101

Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, majority was split in the Oregon State Senate:

Oregon House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 30 34
     Republican Party 30 26
Total 60 60

Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 91 93
     Republican Party 110 110
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 203 203

Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 65 69
     Republican Party 10 6
Total 75 75

South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Carolina House of Representatives:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 46 46
     Republican Party 76 76
Total 124 124

South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Dakota House of Representatives:

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 17
     Republican Party 50 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 70 70

Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses and Tennessee Game Changers

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Tennessee House of Representatives:

Tennessee House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 34 27
     Republican Party 64 71
     Independent 0 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 99 99

Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election 2012, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Texas House of Representatives:

Texas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 48 55
     Republican Party 100 95
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 150 150

Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Utah House of Representatives:

Utah House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 17 14
     Republican Party 58 61
Total 75 75

Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Vermont House of Representatives:

Vermont House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 94 98
     Republican Party 47 43
     Vermont Progressive Party 5 4
     Independent 3 4
     Vacancy 1 1
Total 150 150

Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Washington House of Representatives:

Washington House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 56 55
     Republican Party 42 43
Total 98 98

West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

West Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 65 54
     Republican Party 35 46
Total 100 100

Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wisconsin State Assembly:

Wisconsin State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 39 39
     Republican Party 58 60
     Independent 1 0
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 99 99

Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 8
     Republican Party 50 52
Total 60 60


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