Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

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See also: State house elections and Impact of term limits on state legislative elections
Elections of state representatives in 13 states with state legislative term limits will take place on November 6, 2010. The 13 states where state legislative elections are impacted by term limits are close to 30% of the 42 states where state legislative elections of lower house members will take place in 2012.

15 states have state legislative term limits, but Louisiana is not holding a state house election in 2010 and Nebraska does not have a lower house.

Republican Party Arizona

Democratic Party Arkansas

Democratic Party California

California
See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

The California State Assembly has been a term-limited state house since California voters approved Proposition 140 in 1990. Under the terms of Proposition 140, the members of the state assembly can serve no more than three 2-year terms in the state assembly. This is a lifetime limit, as is the case in five other states with state legislative term limits.

There are 80 members in the state assembly, and 21 of them (26.25%) termed-out in 2012.

In addition to the 21 California state representatives who are leaving office because of term limits, 9 California state senators are also termed-out.

California state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:

Democrats (16):

Republicans (6xxx):

Republican Party Colorado

Republican Party Florida

Florida
See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

The Florida House of Representatives has been a term-limited state house since Florida voters approved Amendment 9 in 1992. Amendment 9 altered Article VI, section 4 of the Florida Constitution to impose a maximum of four 2-year terms on Florida State Representatives.

There are 120 representatives in the Florida House of Representatives. xxx of them, or xxxxx%, are termed-out in 2012.

In addition to the xxxx Florida state representatives who are leaving office because of term limits, xxx Florida state senators are also termed-out.

Florida state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:

Democrats (xx):

Republicans (6xxx):

Democratic Party Maine

Maine
See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

The Maine House of Representatives has been a term-limited state house since Maine voters approved Question 1 in 1993. Under this law, state representatives can serve no more than four consecutive 2-year terms. The Maine State Legislature tried, unsuccessfully, in 2007 to get the state's voters to extend the number of years they could consecutively serve in office by putting the Maine Term Limits Extension act on the ballot. Voters overwhelmingly (67-33%) rejected it.

There are 153 state representatives in Maine. xxxx of them, or xxxx%, are termed out in 2012.

In addition to the xxxxx Maine state representatives who are leaving office because of term limits, xxxxx Maine state senators are also termed-out.

Maine state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:

Democrats (xx):

Republicans (6xxx):


Republican Party Michigan

Republican Party Missouri

Republican Party Montana

Democratic Party Nevada