State legislative special elections, 2010

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January 12, 2010


See also: January 12, 2010 elections in California


Democratic Party John MacMurray 31%
Republican Party Chris Norby 63% Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Jane Rands 6%

Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby won the seat with 63% of the vote.[1]


April 13


California State Assembly District 43


Democratic Party Mike Gatto
Democratic Party Chahe Keuroghelian
Democratic Party Nayiri Nahabedian
Republican Party Sunder Ramani

Gatto and Ramani will compete in a runoff election on June 8. In the special election Gatto received 10,584 votes and Ramani 10,403.[2]

Runoff election results:[3]

Democratic Party Mike Gatto 58.7% Approveda Winner
Republican Party Sunder Ramani


Republican Party Bill Emmerson
Republican Party Russ Bogh
Republican Party David W. Peters
Democratic Party Justin Blake
Democratic Party Arthur Bravo Guerrero
Democratic Party Anna Nevenic
American Independent Matt Monica (American Independent Party)

Emmerson, Blake and Monica faced off in a runoff election on June 8.[4]

Runoff election results:[5]

Republican Party Bill Emmerson 58.38% Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Justin Blake 30.87%
American Independent Matt Monica 10.75%


The primary election was held March 23


Republican Party Craig Barker
Republican Party Matt Gaetz Approveda Winner
Republican Party Bill Garvie
Republican Party Jerry Melvin
Republican Party Kabe Woods
Democratic Party Jan Fernald

May 1, 2010


Democratic Party Ulysses Addison
Democratic Party Dalton Honore Approveda Winner
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Democratic Party Mark Milligan
Democratic Party James Slaughter

Honore and Addison faced off in a runoff election, with Honore winning 67% to 33%.[6]


Democratic Party Louis Charbonnet
Democratic Party Thomas Robicheux
Democratic Party Helena Moreno Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Carlos Hornbrook
Democratic Party James Perry

Moreno and Perry faced off in a runoff election, with Moreno winning 56% to 44%.[8]

May 8, 2010


Republican Party David Sibley (45%)
Republican Party Brian Birdwell (37%)
Democratic Party Gayle Avant (13%)
Republican Party Darren Yancey (5%)

Sibley and Birdwell faced off in a runoff election.[9] on June 22.[10]

June 22, 2010 runoff[11]
Republican Party Brian Birdwell 58% Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Sibley


The special election was canceled when Mabrie Jackson withdrew her name before election day. However, the ballot was already printed and on Election Day Jackson received more votes.[13]


The special election was canceled when Terri Hodge had to withdraw because of a felony conviction. That left Eric Johnson unopposed and so the Secretary of State canceled the race.[14]

May 11, 2010



Republican Party Rick Jasperse 71% Approveda Winner
Republican Party Truett Moss - 24%


Democratic Party Jason Carter 65.6% Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Tom Stubbs 22.9%
Libertarian Party David Montane 7.5%
Independent Steve Patrick 3.9%


Republican Party Butch Miller 78% Approveda Winner
Republican Party Jimmy Norman 14%
Libertarian Party Brandon Givens


Republican Party Richard Ross Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Peter Smulowitz
Democratic Party Sal DiDomenico Approveda Winner
Independent John Cesan

May 18, 2010


Democratic Party Adam Ravenstahl Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Dan Keller
Democratic Party Tim Tuinstra
Democratic Party Mark A. Purcell
Republican Party Marcy Toepel Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Bob Dodge

June 15, 2010



Democratic Party Marcos Devers 1,369 Approveda Winner
Independent Rafael Gadea 171



Republican Party Tony Wilt 6,209 Approveda Winner
Democratic Party Kai Degner 2,820
Independent Carolyn Frank 391

June 22, 2010



Republican Party Sam Blakeslee 49.5%
Democratic Party John Laird 41.7%
Libertarian Party Mark Hinkle 2.9%
Independent Jim Fitzgerald 5.9%

Since none of the candidates received 50% of the vote, all four faced off in a runoff election held August 17.[21]

August 17, 2010 runoff results:[22]
Republican Party Sam Blakeslee 48% Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Laird 44%
Independent Jim Fitzgerald 2%
Libertarian Party Mike Hinkle 2%

December 14, 2010

South Carolina

A special election was held to replace William Wylie (R) who died of a heart attack in September.[23]


Democratic Party Susan Scarborough Smith
Republican Party Phyllis Henderson Green check mark transparent.png

As of December 15, unofficial results show Henderson won with 73% of the vote.[25]


A special election will be held to replace Edmund Kuempel (R) who died of a heart attack two days before the general election.[26]

Candidates as of December 13:[27]

Democratic Party Daniel Rodriguez Andrade 119
Democratic Party Cheryl Dees Patterson 689
Republican Party Ron Avery 79
Republican Party Chris Burchell 73
Republican Party Gary Inmon 1,123
Republican Party John Kuempel Green check mark transparent.png 7,245
Republican Party Myrna McLeroy 1,022
Republican Party Robin R. Walker 544
Libertarian Party Tony Gergely 62
Republican Party Jim Fish - withdrew November 29[28]

See also

External links


  1. Los Angeles Times, "Chris Norby outlines goals as Orange County's new state assemblyman," January 14, 2010
  2. Glendale News Press, "Gatto, Ramani win," April 13, 2010
  3. Contra Costa Times, "Mike Gatto defeats Sunder Ramani for Krekorian's vacant Assembly seat," June 9, 2010
  4. Los Angeles Times, "Runoffs to be held June 8 for 2 California legislative seats," April 14, 2010
  5. The Desert Sun, "Emmerson wins contest for 37th Senate seat," June 9, 2010
  6. KLFY, "Honore wins runoff for La. House District 63 seat," May 30, 2010
  7. WSDU, "3 Qualify In State Rep. Race For District 93," March 30, 2010 (dead link)
  8. WDSU, "Moreno Wins House District 93 Seat," May 28, 2010 (dead link)
  9. KXXV, "Runoff election necessary in District 22 State Senate seat," May 8, 2010
  10. Star-Telegram, "Senior leadership preferred," June 14, 2010 (dead link)
  11. Dallas News, "Gulf War vet Brian Birdwell wins runoff for Central Texas state Senate seat," June 23, 2010
  12. Texas Tribune, "HD-66 Special Election Set," April 5, 2010
  13. CBS 11, "Taylor Gets Fewer Votes, Wins Election Anyway," May 10, 2010
  14. Dallas Voice, "How to lose an election and still win it," May 11, 2010
  15. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Your morning jolt: A tea party test moves to June 8 runoff," May 12, 2010
  16. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Carter wins state Senate race," May 11, 2010
  17. The Chattanoogan, "Elections For North Georgia Vacant Seats Moved Back," March 24, 2010
  18. Eagle Tribune, "Devers to succeed Lantigua at statehouse," June 15, 2010
  19. Washington Times, "GOP's Tony Wilt wins 3-way race for Va. House seat," June 16, 2010
  20. Ballot Access News, "California Special State Senate Election on June 22 Has Four Candidates on Ballot ," May 12, 2010
  21. Santa Maria Times, "It's official: 15th District runoff will took place in August," June 25, 2010
  22. Morgan Hill Times, "Blakeslee defeats Laird for Senate District 15," August 18, 2010
  23. Greenville Online, "Filing for Rep. Bill Wylie's seat begins Sept. 21," September 15, 2010
  24. Greenville Online, "Phyllis Henderson wins primary runoff election," November 3, 2010
  25. Fox Carolina, "Republicans Clinch State’s District 21 Seat," December 15, 2010
  26. AP Texas News, "Perry calls special election to fill House seat," November 9, 2010 (dead link)
  27. Lone Star Report, "10 after Kuempel's old seat," November 16, 2010
  28. Seguin Gazette, "Fish bows out of running for District 44 seat," November 30, 2010