Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2014

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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

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As of March 2015, two special elections have been held for the Pennsylvania State Legislature in 2014. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Pennsylvania State Senate District 28 and Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 78.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 30
     Vacancy 1
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 83
     Republican Party 119
     Vacancy 1
Total 203

Special elections

January 28, 2014

March 18, 2014

See also