State legislative elections results, 2011

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2011 State Legislative Elections

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There were 578 seats up for election in November of 2011. The main election date was November 8, 2011. However, Louisiana holds its elections on October 22 and November 19, 2011.

Results for primaries and the general election will be displayed as they become available.

November 19 Election results

There were 25 state legislative races in Louisiana on, November 19, 2011. The results did not affect partisan control, as the GOP clinched the majority in the State Senate and State House.

Senate

Democratic

  1. Gregory Tarver
  2. Troy Brown

Republican

  1. John R. Smith (Louisiana)
Louisiana State Senate
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 17 15
     Republican Party 22 24
Total 39 39

House

Democratic

  1. Alfred Williams
  2. Barbara Norton
  3. Ed Price
  4. Edward James
  5. Gene Reynolds
  6. Kenny Cox
  7. Marcus Hunter
  8. Randal Gaines
  9. Stephen Ortego
  10. Terry Landry
  11. Vincent Pierre

Republican

  1. Chris Broadwater
  2. Chris Leopold
  3. Clay Schexnayder
  4. Gregory Miller, Louisiana
  5. Jay Morris
  6. Kenny Havard
  7. Lenar Whitney
  8. Ray Garofalo
  9. Rob Shadoin

Third Party

  1. Terry Brown, Louisiana
Louisiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 46 45
     Republican Party 57 58
     Independent 2 2
Total 105 105

Partisan control

Heading into the 2011 elections, each political party controls 4 chambers with November elections.

Partisan Balance of Chambers with 2011 Elections
Legislative chamber Democratic Party Republican Party
State senates 2 2
State houses 2 2
Totals: 4 4

Of the 578 seats that were up for election, there were:

  • 287 Democratic legislators
  • 285 Republican legislators
  • 4 Independent legislators
  • 2 Vacancies

Thus, 49.7% of the seats were held by Democrats and 49.3% by Republicans.

Partisan breakdown of state legislators in the three states with elections on November 8, 2011
Before November 2011 election After November 2011 election
Party Senators Representatives Total state legislators Senators Representatives Total state legislators Gain/loss legislators
Democratic
70 154 224 64 136 200 -24
Republican
61 146 207 68 164 232 +25
Independent
0 2 2 0 1 1 -1
Vacancy
1 0 1 0 0 0 -1
Partisan breakdown of state legislators in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia
Before November 2011 election After November 2011 election
Party Senators Representatives Total state legislators Senators Representatives Total state legislators Gain/loss legislators
Democratic
87 200 287 77 180 257 -23
Republican
83 202 285 92 223 315 +26
Independent or nonpartisan
0 4 4 0 3 3 -1
Vacancies
1 1 2 0 0 0 -2


General Election Results

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Partisan breakdown of state legislators in all 50 states
Before November 2011 election After November 2011 election
Party Senators Representatives Total state legislators Senators Representatives Total state legislators Gain/loss legislators
Democratic
879 2,454 3,333 875 2,439 3,310 -23
Republican
1,028 2,912 3,940 1,032 2,926 3,966 +26
Independent or nonpartisan
53 12 65 53 11 64 -1
Third-party and non-voting
2 9 11 2 9 11 0
Majority party before November 2011 Majority party after November 2011
State State Senate State House State Senate State House
Iowa[1]
Louisiana
Mississippi
New Jersey
Virginia[2]
  1. Control of the Iowa State Senate was decided in a special election.
  2. One race is expected to go to a recount. But presently, the Virginia State senate is tied 20-20. If that total remains, GOP would have control because the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia casts the tiebreaking vote.
Incumbents defeated in 2011 legislative elections
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 5 9 14
Republican 0 6 6
TOTALS 5 15 20
New Legislators after the 2011 legislative elections
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 9 32 41
Republican 27 66 93
TOTALS 36 98 134
Open Seat Winners in 2011 legislative elections
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 9 21 30
Republican 23 50 73
TOTALS 32 71 103

Oct. 22 Louisiana election update

State Senate

There were 4 undecided races in the Louisiana State Senate that were on the ballot in the November 19 runoff. Prior to the runoff, Democrats had won 12 seats while Republicans claimed 23 seats -- meaning the GOP was assured to retain the majority in the chamber. There were four undecided races. They were:

Thus, of the four races, three were assured to be won by Democrats and one by the GOP.

The result of the 2011 elections in Louisiana is that the partisan control will be in the Republicans favor, 24-15, for a Republican gain of 2 seats.

State House

There were 21 undecided races in the Louisiana House of Representatives that were on the ballot in the November 19 runoff. Prior to the runoff, Democrats had won 35 seats while Republicans claimed 49 seats -- meaning the GOP was assured to retain the majority in the chamber. There were still 21 undecided races. They were:

Thus, of the 21 races, six were assured to be won by Democrats and five by the GOP.

Senate

The following candidates won election to the Louisiana State Senate during the October 22 primary. Because these candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote, they were declared official winners of the race and will be sworn into the Senate in January 2012.

Democratic

Republican

Louisiana State Senate
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 17 15
     Republican Party 22 24
Total 39 39

House

The following candidates won election to the Louisiana House of Representatives during the October 22 primary. Because these candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote, they were declared official winners of the race and will be sworn into the House in January 2012.

Democratic

Republican

  1. Alan Seabaugh
  2. Anthony Ligi
  3. Bob Hensgens
  4. Brett Geymann
  5. Bryan Adams
  6. Cameron Henry
  7. Charles Chaney
  8. Charles Kleckley
  9. Chris Broadwater
  10. Chris Leopold
  11. Clay Schexnayder
  12. Clifton Richardson
  13. Eddie Lambert
  14. Erich Ponti
  15. Frank Hoffmann
  16. Frank Howard (Louisiana)
  17. Franklin Foil
  18. George Cromer
  19. Gordon Dove
  20. Gregory Miller, Louisiana
  21. Henry Burns
  22. Hunter Greene
  23. J. Rogers Pope
  24. James Fannin
  25. James Morris, Louisiana Representative
  26. Jay Morris
  27. Jeff Thompson
  28. Joe Harrison
  29. Joel Robideaux
  30. John Berthelot
  31. John Guinn
  32. John Schroder
  33. Joseph Lopinto
  34. Kenny Havard
  35. Kevin Pearson
  36. Kirk Talbot
  37. Lance Harris
  38. Lenar Whitney
  39. Lowell Hazel
  40. Mike "Pete" Huval
  41. Nancy Landry
  42. Nicholas Lorusso
  43. Patrick Connick
  44. Paul Hollis
  45. Ray Garofalo
  46. Richard Burford
  47. Rob Shadoin
  48. Scott Simon
  49. Sherman Mack
  50. Simone Champagne
  51. Stephen Carter
  52. Stephen Pugh
  53. Steven Pylant
  54. Stuart Bishop
  55. Taylor Barras
  56. Thomas Carmody, Jr.
  57. Timothy Burns
  58. Tom Willmott
  59. Valarie Hodges

Independent

Louisiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 46 45
     Republican Party 57 58
     Independent 2 2
Total 105 105

Senate

The following candidates won election to the Mississippi State Senate during the November 8 election.

Democratic

Republican

Mississippi State Senate
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 24 21
     Republican Party 27 31
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 52 52

House

The following candidates won election to the Mississippi House of Representatives during the November 8 election.

Democratic

  1. Adrienne Wooten
  2. Alyce Clarke
  3. America Chuck Middleton
  4. Angela Cockerham
  5. Bennett Malone
  6. Billy Broomfield
  7. Blaine Eaton, II
  8. Bob Evans
  9. Bobby Moak
  10. Brad Oberhousen
  11. Bryant Clark
  12. Cecil Brown
  13. Charles Young
  14. Chuck Espy
  15. Clara Burnett
  16. Credell Calhoun
  17. David Baria
  18. David Gibbs
  19. David Myers, Mississippi Representative
  20. Deborah Butler Dixon
  21. Earle Banks
  22. Edward Blackmon, Jr.
  23. Esther Harrison
  24. Ferr Smith
  25. George Flaggs, Jr.
  26. Gregory Holloway, Sr.
  27. James Evans
  28. Jody Steverson
  29. Joe Gardner
  30. John Hines, Mississippi Representative
  31. Johnny Stringer
  32. Joseph Warren
  33. Kelvin Buck
  34. Kevin Horan
  35. Kimberly Campbell Buck
  36. Linda Coleman, Mississippi Representative
  37. Linda Whittington
  38. Mary Coleman
  39. Michael Evans
  40. Nick Bain
  41. Omeria Scott
  42. Percy Watson
  43. Preston Sullivan
  44. Reecy Dickson
  45. Robert Huddleston
  46. Robert Johnson, III
  47. Rufus Straughter
  48. Sara Thomas
  49. Sherra Lane
  50. Sonya Williams-Barnes
  51. Steve Holland
  52. Thomas Reynolds, II
  53. Tom Miles
  54. Tyrone Ellis
  55. Willie Bailey
  56. Willie Perkins, Sr.

Republican

  1. Alex Monsour
  2. Andy Gipson
  3. Becky Currie
  4. Bill Denny
  5. Bill Pigott
  6. Bobby Howell
  7. Bobby Shows
  8. Brad Mayo
  9. Brian Aldridge
  10. C. Scott Bounds
  11. Carolyn Crawford
  12. Casey Eure
  13. Charles Busby
  14. Chris Brown (Mississippi)
  15. Dennis DeBar
  16. Donnie Bell
  17. Doug McLeod
  18. Eugene Forrest Hamilton
  19. Gary Chism
  20. Gary Staples
  21. Gene Alday
  22. Greg Haney
  23. Greg Snowden
  24. Hank Lott
  25. Henry Zuber, III
  26. Herb Frierson
  27. Jason White (Mississippi)
  28. Jeff Smith (Mississippi)
  29. Jeffrey S. Guice
  30. Jerry Turner
  31. Jessica Upshaw
  32. Jim Beckett
  33. Joey Hood
  34. John Moore (Mississippi)
  35. John Read
  36. Ken Morgan
  37. Kevin McGee
  38. Larry Byrd
  39. Lester Carpenter
  40. Mac Huddleston
  41. Manly Barton
  42. Margaret Rogers
  43. Mark Baker (Mississippi)
  44. Mark Formby
  45. Nolan Mettetal
  46. Pat Nelson
  47. Philip Gunn
  48. Randall Patterson
  49. Randy Boyd
  50. Randy Rushing
  51. Ray Rogers
  52. Richard Bennett
  53. Rita Martinson
  54. Sam Mims, V
  55. Scott DeLano
  56. Steve Horne
  57. Steve Massengill
  58. Thomas Weathersby, Sr.
  59. Thomas Woods
  60. Timmy Ladner
  61. Toby Barker
  62. Tommy Taylor
  63. Trey Lamar
  64. Wanda Jennings
  65. William Arnold
  66. William Shirley

Independent

None

Mississippi House of Representatives
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 68 59
     Republican Party 54 63
Total 122 122


According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of unofficial county results, New Jersey voters set a new record low turnout of roughly 26%. Only 1.4 million of the state's 5.2 million registered voters actually cast a ballot. The previous record was 31% in 1999.[1]

Senate

The following candidates won election to the New Jersey State Senate during the November 8 election.

Democratic

Republican

New Jersey State Senate
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 16 16
Total 40 40

House

The following candidates won election to the New Jersey General Assembly during the November 8 election.

Democratic

Republican

Independent

Results will be posted after polls close.

New Jersey General Assembly
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 47 48
     Republican Party 33 32
Total 80 80

Senate

The following candidates won election to the Virginia State Senate during the November 8 election.

Democratic

Republican

Note: The race between Bryce Reeves (R) and incumbent R. Edward "Edd" Houck may go to a recount because the difference is less than 1%. In Virginia, there are no automatic recounts but the loser can request a recount.[2]
  1. Control of the Iowa State Senate was decided in a special election.
  2. One race is expected to go to a recount. But presently, the Virginia State senate is tied 20-20. If that total remains, GOP would have control because the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia casts the tiebreaking vote.
Virginia State Senate
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 22 20
     Republican Party 18 20
Total 40 40

House

The following candidates won election to the Virginia House of Delegates during the November 8 election.

Democratic

Republican

  1. Anne B. Crockett-Stark
  2. Barbara Comstock
  3. Barry Knight
  4. Ben Cline
  5. Beverly Sherwood
  6. Bill Howell
  7. Bob Marshall, Virginia Representative
  8. Bob Purkey
  9. Bob Tata
  10. Bobby Orrock
  11. Brenda Pogge
  12. C. Todd Gilbert
  13. Charles Poindexter
  14. Chris Head
  15. Chris Jones
  16. Chris Peace
  17. Christopher Stolle
  18. Danny Marshall, III
  19. Dave Albo
  20. David Ramadan
  21. David Yancey
  22. Donald Merricks
  23. Ed Scott
  24. Gordon Helsel
  25. Greg Habeeb
  26. Israel O'Quinn
  27. Jackson H. Miller
  28. James Edmunds, II
  29. James LeMunyon
  30. James Morefield
  31. Jimmie Massie
  32. John Cosgrove
  33. John Cox (Virginia)
  34. John O'Bannon
  35. Joseph Yost
  36. Kathy Byron
  37. Keith Hodges
  38. Kirk Cox
  39. Larry Rush
  40. Lee Ware
  41. Manoli Loupassi
  42. Margaret Ransone
  43. Mark Cole
  44. Mark Dudenhefer
  45. Matt Fariss
  46. Michael Watson (Virginia)
  47. Michael Webert
  48. Peter Farrell
  49. Randall Minchew
  50. Richard Anderson (Virginia)
  51. Richard Bell, Virginia legislator
  52. Rick Morris
  53. Riley Ingram
  54. Rob Bell
  55. Ronald Villanueva
  56. Roxann Robinson
  57. Salvatore Iaquinto
  58. Scott Lingamfelter
  59. Steve Landes
  60. T. Scott Garrett
  61. Terry Kilgore
  62. Thomas Greason
  63. Tim Hugo
  64. Tom Rust
  65. Tommy Wright
  66. Tony Wilt

Independent

Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 39 32
     Republican Party 58 67
     Independent 2 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 100 100






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References

  1. Control of the Iowa State Senate was decided in a special election.
  2. One race is expected to go to a recount. But presently, the Virginia State senate is tied 20-20. If that total remains, GOP would have control because the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia casts the tiebreaking vote.

See also


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