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|}The '''partisan composition of state houses''' refers to which party holds the majority of seats in the state house or the [[lower house|lower level]] of each state legislature. Altogether, in the 49 [[state house]]s, there are 5,413 [[state representative|state representatives]].   
 
|}The '''partisan composition of state houses''' refers to which party holds the majority of seats in the state house or the [[lower house|lower level]] of each state legislature. Altogether, in the 49 [[state house]]s, there are 5,413 [[state representative|state representatives]].   
  
As of '''February 9, 2013''', the breakdown of chamber control by party is as follows:
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As of '''June 3, 2013''', the breakdown of chamber control by party is as follows:
 
*{{bluedot}} 20 chambers
 
*{{bluedot}} 20 chambers
 
*{{reddot}} 29 chambers
 
*{{reddot}} 29 chambers

Revision as of 15:41, 28 June 2013

Contents
1 Cumulative numbers
1.1 Vacancies
1.2 Independents
2. Select a State

AlabamaAlaskaArizona
ArkansasCaliforniaColorado
ConnecticutDelawareFlorida
GeorgiaHawaiiIllinois
IllinoisIndianaIowa
KansasKentuckyLouisiana
MaineMarylandMassachusetts
MichiganMinnesotaMississippi
MissouriMontanaNebraska
NevadaNew Hampshire
New MexicoNew Jersey
New YorkNorth Carolina
North DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaSouth Dakota
TennesseeTexasUtah
VermontVirginiaWashington
West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
3 See also

4 External links

The partisan composition of state houses refers to which party holds the majority of seats in the state house or the lower level of each state legislature. Altogether, in the 49 state houses, there are 5,413 state representatives.

As of June 3, 2013, the breakdown of chamber control by party is as follows:

  • Democratic Party 20 chambers
  • Republican Party 29 chambers

Ties

A total of 61 state legislative chambers around the country have an even number of members, raising the possibility of a tie between the two major parties. One lower house, the Oregon House of Representatives, had a tie as a result of the 2010 elections. The Oregon House elected co-speakers and a member from each party to share each leadership position. This tactic has not been the universal approach, however; some legislative bodies have used a coin toss, gubernatorial choice, shared time, or dividing chairperson positions between the parties.[1]

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Cumulative numbers

As of October 6, 2014, 5,339 state representatives are affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties. This total is updated monthly.

Party Number of Percentage
Democratic state representatives 2,549 47.1%
Republican state representatives 2,790 51.6%
Independent state representatives 13 0.24%
Third party (and nonvoting) representatives 10 0.18%
Vacancies 50 0.92%

Vacancies

As of October 6, 2014, there are 50 state house vacancies in 19 different states. This total is updated monthly.

State Vacancies
Alabama 1
California 1
Georgia 1
Illinois 2
Louisiana 1
Maine 2
Massachusetts 6
Missouri 2
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 14
New Jersey 1
New York 11
North Dakota 1
Ohio 1
Pennsylvania 1
Texas 1
Vermont 1
Virginia 1
Washington 1

Independents

As of October 6, 2014, there are 23 state representatives in 9 states identifying as independents or parties other than Democratic and Republican. This total is updated monthly.

State Independents/Third Party
Alabama 1 (Independent)
Arkansas 1 (Green)
Georgia 1 (Independent)
Louisiana 2 (Independent)
Maine 7 (3 non-voting Native American representatives, 4 Independent)
Michigan 1 (Independent)
Tennessee 1 (Carter County Republican)
Vermont 9 (5 Vermont Progressive Party, 4 Independent)

2012 Elections

As of November 2012, the Democratic Party held the majority in 18 state houses and the Republican Party held the majority in 30 state houses. The Oregon House of Representatives was evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. Nebraska has only one chamber and is counted under the state senate pages.

  • State houses controlled by a Democratic majority: 18
  • State houses controlled by a Republican majority: 32
  • State houses that were split evenly: 1

As of November 1, 2012, 5,348 state representatives were affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties:

Party Number of Percentage
Democratic state representatives 2,429 44.9%
Republican state representatives 2,919 53.9%
Independent state representatives 18 0.33%
Third party (and non-voting) representatives 10 0.18%
Vacancies 25 0.46%

2010 Elections

As of November 2010, the Democratic Party held the majority in 32 state houses and the Republican Party held the majority in 16 state houses. Montana was split evenly, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. Nebraska has only one chamber and is counted under the state senate pages.

  • State houses controlled by a Democratic majority: 32
  • State houses controlled by a Republican majority: 16
  • State houses that are split evenly: 1

As of November 1, 2010, 5,360 state representatives were affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties:

Party Number of Percentage
Democratic state representatives 3,010 55.6%
Republican state representatives 2,354 43.4%
Independent state representatives 23 0.4%
Vacancies 30 0.5%

Vacancies

There were 30 state house vacancies in 14 different states as of November 2010. They were as follows:

State Vacancies
Alabama 2
Alaska 1
Arizona 1
Arkansas 1
California 2
Georgia 1
Maine 1
Massachusetts 3
Michigan 3
Missouri 1
New Hampshire 10
New York 1
Pennsylvania 1
Texas 1
Wisconsin 2

Independents

There were 23 state representatives in eight states identifying as independents or parties other than Democratic and Representative as of November 2010. They were as follows:

State Independents
California 1
Colorado 1
Louisiana 4
Maine 3 (2 non-voting Native American representatives, 1 independent)
New York 2
Vermont 8 (5 Vermont Progressive Party members, 3 independents)
Virginia 2
Wisconsin 2

States

In the partisan control charts below, state houses with a Democratic majority are encased in a blue (    ) box (a weak Democratic majority may show slate blue     ), while state houses with a Republican majority are encased in a red (    ) box (a weak Republican majority may show slate red     ). State houses where Democrats and Republicans hold an identical number of seats are encased in a purple (    ) box.

Alabama

See also: Alabama House of Representatives, Alabama State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 37
     Republican Party 66
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 105


Alaska

See also: Alaska House of Representatives, Alaska State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 26
Total 40


Arizona

See also: Arizona House of Representatives, Arizona State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 24
     Republican Party 36
Total 60


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 48
     Republican Party 51
     Green Party 1
Total 100


California

See also: California State Assembly, California State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 24
     Vacancy 1
Total 80


Colorado

See also: Colorado House of Representatives, Colorado General Assembly
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 37
     Republican Party 28
Total 65


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives, Connecticut State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 97
     Republican Party 54
Total 151


Delaware

See also: Delaware House of Representatives, Delaware State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 27
     Republican Party 14
Total 41


Florida

See also: Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 45
     Republican Party 74
     Vacancy 1
Total 120


Georgia

See also: Georgia House of Representatives, Georgia State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 60
     Republican Party 118
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 180


Hawaii

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives, Hawaii State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 44
     Republican Party 7
Total 51

Idaho

See also: Idaho House of Representatives, Idaho State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 13
     Republican Party 57
Total 70


Illinois

See also: Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 69
     Republican Party 47
     Vacancy 2
Total 118


Indiana

See also: Indiana House of Representatives, Indiana State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 31
     Republican Party 69
Total 100


Iowa

See also: Iowa House of Representatives, Iowa State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 47
     Republican Party 53
Total 100


Kansas

See also: Kansas House of Representatives, Kansas State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 93
Total 125

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky House of Representatives, Kentucky State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 54
     Republican Party 46
Total 100


Louisiana

See also: Louisiana House of Representatives, Louisiana State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 44
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 2
Total 105


Maine

See also: Maine House of Representatives, Maine State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 88
     Republican Party 57
     Independent 4
     Non-voting 3
     Vacancy 2
Total 154

Maryland

See also: Maryland House of Delegates, Maryland State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 98
     Republican Party 43
Total 141

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives, Massachusetts State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 125
     Republican Party 29
     Vacancy 6
Total 160

Michigan

See also: Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 50
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 1
Total 110

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives, Minnesota State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 73
     Republican Party 61
Total 134

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives, Mississippi State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 57
     Republican Party 65
Total 122


Missouri

See also: Missouri House of Representatives, Missouri State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 52
     Republican Party 109
     Vacancy 2
Total 163

Montana

See also: Montana House of Representatives, Montana State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 39
     Republican Party 61
Total 100


Nebraska

See also: Nebraska State Legislature

The Nebraska legislature is nonpartisan.

Nevada

See also: Nevada Assembly, Nevada State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 26
     Republican Party 15
     Vacancy 1
Total 42


New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives, New Hampshire State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 213
     Republican Party 173
     Vacancy 14
Total 400

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey General Assembly, New Jersey State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 47
     Republican Party 32
     Vacancy 1
Total 80

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives, New Mexico State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 37
     Republican Party 33
Total 70


New York

See also: New York State Assembly, New York State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 99
     Republican Party 40
     Vacancy 11
Total 150


North Carolina

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives, North Carolina State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 77
Total 120


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives, North Dakota State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 23
     Republican Party 70
     Vacancy 1
Total 94

Ohio

See also: Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 38
     Republican Party 60
     Vacancy 1
Total 99

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives, Oklahoma State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 29
     Republican Party 72
Total 101

Oregon

See also: Oregon House of Representatives, Oregon State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 34
     Republican Party 26
Total 60


Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Pennsylvania State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 91
     Republican Party 111
     Vacancy 1
Total 203


Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives, Rhode Island State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 69
     Republican Party 6
Total 75

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives, South Carolina State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 46
     Republican Party 78
Total 124


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives, South Dakota State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 17
     Republican Party 53
Total 70


Tennessee

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives, Tennessee State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 27
     Republican Party 71
     Carter County Republican 1
Total 99


Texas

See also: Texas House of Representatives, Texas State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 94
     Vacancy 1
Total 150

Utah

See also: Utah House of Representatives, Utah State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 61
Total 75


Vermont

See also: Vermont House of Representatives, Vermont State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 95
     Republican Party 45
     Vermont Progressive Party 5
     Independent 4
     Vacancy 1
Total 150


Virginia

See also: Virginia House of Delegates, Virginia State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 67
     Vacancy 1
Total 100


Washington

See also: Washington House of Representatives, Washington State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 43
Total 98


West Virginia

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates, West Virginia State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 53
     Republican Party 47
Total 100


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 39
     Republican Party 60
Total 99

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives, Wyoming State Legislature
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 8
     Republican Party 52
Total 60

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