State legislative elections results, 2013

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2013 Legislative Election Results

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Election resultsElection analysis
Defeated incumbents
Freshman incumbents
Open seat winners
State-by-State Analysis
New JerseyVirginia
Other 2013 Election information
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Statewide elections, 2013Filing deadlines and primary dates

There are 220 seats up for election on November 5, 2013.

A total of 40 (2.0%) of the country's 1,972 state senate seats are up for election in November 2013, and 180 (3.3%) of the country's 5,411 state house seats are up for election. Altogether, 220 (3.0%) of the country's 7,383 state legislative seats are up for election.

This page will contain state legislative election results once they become available.

Partisan Balance of All 99 Chambers Before and After 2013 Elections
Pre-election Post-election
Legislative chamber Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Independent Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Independent
State senates 20 28 1 1 20 28 1 1
State houses 21 28 0 0 21 28 0 0
Totals: 41 56 1 1 41 56 1 1

Election results

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013 and New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013
New Jersey State Senate
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 16 16
Total 40 40
New Jersey General Assembly
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 48 48
     Republican Party 32 32
Total 80 80

Virginia

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013


Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 32 33
     Republican Party 65 67
     Independent 1 0
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 100 100

Election analysis

Incumbents who were defeated in the general election

In the three states with elections, there were 205 incumbents who ran in the general election. The following is a breakdown of incumbents defeated in the 2013 general election:

Incumbents defeated in 2013 legislative general election
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 2 1 3
Republican 0 3 3
Third Party 0 0 0
TOTALS 2 4 6

Total new legislators elected

In total, 23 (10.5%) new legislators were elected in 2013. Of these 23, eight (34.8%) were Democrats and 15 (65.2%) were Republicans.

The following is the breakdown of new legislators.

New Legislators after the 2013 legislative elections
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 1 7 8
Republican 0 15 15
Independent 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 22 23

Winners of Open Seats

Open seat general election contests made up 17 (7.7%) of the 220 seats in 2013. Of these 17 open seats, Democrats won five (29.4%) while Republicans won 12 (70.6%).

The following is the breakdown of open seat winners.

Open Seat Winners in 2013 legislative elections
Party Senate House Total
Democratic 1 4 5
Republican 0 12 12
Third Party 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 16 17

Impact on legislative majorities

See also: Partisan balance of state legislatures
Partisan Balance of All 99 Chambers Before and After 2013 Elections
Pre-election Post-election
Legislative chamber Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Independent Democratic Party Republican Party Purple.png Independent
State senates 20 28 1 1 20 28 1 1
State houses 21 28 0 0 21 28 0 0
Totals: 41 56 1 1 41 56 1 1