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   |Shortly after being sworn in for a 5th term, [[Martha Walz]] (D) announced she was resigning to head the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. A special election was called for June 25.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/29/state-representative-marty-walz-give-seat-join-planned-parenthood-league-massachusetts/WCXho7lLBQeKyJcvDTCmFL/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "State Rep. Martha Walz to lead Planned Parenthood," January 30, 2013]</ref> A primary took place on May 28, which [[Jay D. Livingstone]] won. Livingstone was unopposed in the special election on June 25. Candidates had until April 23 to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/beacon_hill/2013/02/dates_set_for_special_election.html ''Boston.com'' "Dates set for special election to replace state Rep. Marty Walz," February 7, 2013]</ref><ref>[www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif/8suffolkcan.htm ''sec.state.ma.us'', "Special State Primary Candidates - Eighth Suffolk State Representative District," accessed May 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://beaconhill.patch.com/articles/where-do-i-vote-on-beacon-hill-today ''beaconhill.patch.com'', " Where Do I Vote on Beacon Hill Today?," June 25, 2013]</ref>
 
   |Shortly after being sworn in for a 5th term, [[Martha Walz]] (D) announced she was resigning to head the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. A special election was called for June 25.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/29/state-representative-marty-walz-give-seat-join-planned-parenthood-league-massachusetts/WCXho7lLBQeKyJcvDTCmFL/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "State Rep. Martha Walz to lead Planned Parenthood," January 30, 2013]</ref> A primary took place on May 28, which [[Jay D. Livingstone]] won. Livingstone was unopposed in the special election on June 25. Candidates had until April 23 to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/beacon_hill/2013/02/dates_set_for_special_election.html ''Boston.com'' "Dates set for special election to replace state Rep. Marty Walz," February 7, 2013]</ref><ref>[www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif/8suffolkcan.htm ''sec.state.ma.us'', "Special State Primary Candidates - Eighth Suffolk State Representative District," accessed May 14, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://beaconhill.patch.com/articles/where-do-i-vote-on-beacon-hill-today ''beaconhill.patch.com'', " Where Do I Vote on Beacon Hill Today?," June 25, 2013]</ref>
  
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   |Rep. [[Carl Rollins, II]] (D) resigned on April 24 to take a job with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. A special election was called for June 25. Candidates were chosen by party leaders instead of in primaries.<ref>[http://www.lex18.com/news/special-election-first-test-of-military-voting-law-330599/ ''lex18.com'', "Special Election First Test Of Military Voting Law," April 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/29/2620113/democrats-choose-woodford-party.html ''kentucky.com'', "Democrats choose Woodford party leader to run for vacant Central Kentucky House seat," April 29, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/30/2621533/kentucky-republicans-choose-lyen.html ''kentucky.com'', "Kentucky Republicans choose Lyen Crews to run in special election for House 56th District seat," May 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/25/2692252/vacant-kentucky-house-seat-to.html ''kentucky.com'', "Democrat wins special House election in Kentucky," June 25, 2013]</ref>
 
   |Rep. [[Carl Rollins, II]] (D) resigned on April 24 to take a job with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. A special election was called for June 25. Candidates were chosen by party leaders instead of in primaries.<ref>[http://www.lex18.com/news/special-election-first-test-of-military-voting-law-330599/ ''lex18.com'', "Special Election First Test Of Military Voting Law," April 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/29/2620113/democrats-choose-woodford-party.html ''kentucky.com'', "Democrats choose Woodford party leader to run for vacant Central Kentucky House seat," April 29, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/30/2621533/kentucky-republicans-choose-lyen.html ''kentucky.com'', "Kentucky Republicans choose Lyen Crews to run in special election for House 56th District seat," May 1, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/25/2692252/vacant-kentucky-house-seat-to.html ''kentucky.com'', "Democrat wins special House election in Kentucky," June 25, 2013]</ref>
  

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2013 State Legislative
Special Elections

Special Elections by Date
January 8, 2013January 15, 2013
January 22, 2013January 26, 2013
January 29, 2013February 5, 2013
February 12, 2013February 19, 2013
February 26, 2013March 2, 2013
March 5, 2013March 12, 2013
March 19, 2013March 26, 2013
April 2, 2013April 9, 2013
April 16, 2013May 7, 2013
May 14, 2013May 21, 2013
May 28, 2013June 4, 2013
June 11, 2013June 25, 2013
July 23, 2013August 6, 2013
August 27, 2013September 10, 2013
September 17, 2013September 24, 2013
October 1, 2013October 15, 2013
October 22, 2013October 29, 2013
November 5, 2013November 16, 2013
November 19, 2013November 21, 2013
November 26, 2013December 3, 2013
December 10, 2013December 17, 2013

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Across the nation, special elections are frequently conducted to fill vacancies in state legislatures. 27 states use special elections to fill legislative vacancies. In two states, Illinois and Indiana, special elections are used in limited circumstances. As of July 2013, 52 special elections (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 20 states. Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.

See also: State legislative elections, 2013

Breakdown of 2013 special elections

The reasons for special elections were as follows:

  • 16 due to a legislator's election to or candidacy for another office
  • 9 due to a legislator's death
  • 7 due to retirement
  • 11 due to acceptance of another job
  • 6 due to criminal prosecution/criminal issues
  • 3 due to political appointment

The partisan breakdown for vacancies is as follows:

Legend

These symbols denote the status of each special election:

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg : This election has been decided.
RunoffArrow.jpg : This election has proceeded to a run-off.
UncheckedBox.jpg : This election has not yet occurred.
Circle question mark.png : This election is too close to call or contested.

Results

The following candidates won a special election in 2013:

  1. Adam Neylon (R) Wisconsin State Assembly District 98
  2. Adline C. Clarke (D) Alabama House of Representatives District 97
  3. Amanda Hickman Murphy (D) Florida House of Representatives, District 36
  4. Amanda Merrill (D) New Hampshire House of Representatives, Strafford 6
  5. Andy Vidak (R) California State Senate District 16
  6. Angela Turner (D) Mississippi State Senate, District 16
  7. Anthony Palumbo (R) New York State Assembly, District 2
  8. Barry Ivey (R) Louisiana House of Representatives, District 65
  9. Ben Hueso (D) California State Senate District 40
  10. Bill Hightower (R) Alabama State Senate District 35
  11. Bob Kulp (R) Wisconsin State Assembly, District 69
  12. Brandon Beach (R) Georgia State Senate District 21
  13. Brent Powell (R) Mississippi House of Representatives,, District 59
  14. Brian Dansel (R) Washington State Senate, District 7
  15. Brian Meyer (D) Iowa House of Representatives, District 33
  16. Brian Prince (D) Georgia House of Representatives, District 127
  17. Bruce Thompson (R) Georgia State Senate, District 14
  18. Carole Fiola (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, 6th Bristol District
  19. Chuck Efstration (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 104
  20. Clark Johnson (D) Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A
  21. Dan Cullinane (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, 12th Suffolk District
  22. Dan Miller (Pennsylvania) (D) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42
  23. Daniel Donahue (Massachusetts) (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Worcester District
  24. David Stover (R) Georgia House of Representatives District 71
  25. Dean Burke (R) Georgia State Senate District 11
  26. Dewey McClain (D) Georgia House of Representatives, District 100
  27. Dimitri Polizos (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 74
  28. Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R) Massachusetts State Senate, 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District
  29. Ebony Woodruff (D) Louisiana House of Representatives, District 87
  30. Eloise Vitelli (D) Maine State Senate, District 19
  31. Freddie Rodriguez (D) California State Assembly District 52
  32. Holly Mitchell (D) California State Senate, District 26
  33. James Kay II (D) Kentucky House of Representatives, District 56
  34. Jan Angel (R) Washington State Senate, District 26
  35. Jay Livingstone (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Suffolk District
  36. Jeramey Anderson (D) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 110
  37. Jessie Rodriguez (R) Wisconsin State Assembly, District 21
  38. Jim Ananich (D) Michigan State Senate, District 27
  39. Jim Nielsen (R) California State Senate District 4
  40. Joe Osgood (R) New Hampshire House of Representatives, Sullivan 4
  41. John Cosgrove (R) Virginia State Senate, District 14
  42. John Faulkner (D) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5
  43. Julian B. Garrett (R) Iowa State Senate, District 13
  44. Julie Stokes (R) Louisiana House of Representatives, District 79
  45. Karl Gibbs (D) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 36
  46. Ken Skowronski (R) Wisconsin State Assembly, District 82
  47. Ken Upchurch (R) Kentucky House of Representatives, District 52
  48. Kevin Schreiber (D) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 95
  49. Lataisha M. Jackson (D) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 11
  50. Latha Mangipudi (D) New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District 35
  51. Leah Cole (R) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District
  52. Linda Dorcena Forry (D) Massachusetts State Senate, First Suffolk District
  53. Lorena Gonzalez (D) California State Assembly District 80
  54. Maritza Davila (D) New York State Assembly, District 53
  55. Marlon Kimpson (D) South Carolina State Senate, District 42
  56. Mary Heath (D) New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough District 14
  57. Matt Dababaneh (D) California State Assembly District 45
  58. Mike Burns (R) South Carolina House of Representatives District 17
  59. Mike Dugan (R) Georgia State Senate District 30
  60. Mike Hill (Florida) (R) Florida House of Representatives, District 2
  61. Mike Moon (R) Missouri House of Representatives, District 157
  62. Norma Torres (D) California State Senate District 32
  63. Oscar Denton (D) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 55
  64. Patricia H. Willis (R) Mississippi House of Representatives, District 95
  65. Phil Phelps (D) Michigan House of Representatives, District 49
  66. Randall Shedd (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 11
  67. Raumesh Akbari (D) Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91
  68. Reggie Thomas (D) Kentucky State Senate, District 13
  69. Russell L. Ott (D) South Carolina House of Representatives, District 93
  70. Samuel Belsito (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 53
  71. Scot Turner (R) Georgia House of Representatives District 21
  72. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D) California State Assembly District 54
  73. Sharon Brown (Washington) (R) Washington State Senate, District 8
  74. Sollie Norwood (D) Mississippi State Senate, District 28
  75. Suzanne Miles (R) Kentucky House of Representatives, District 7
  76. Sylvia Garcia (D) Texas State Senate, District 6
  77. Tama Theis (R) Minnesota House of Representatives, District 14A
  78. Todd Prichard (D) Iowa House of Representatives, District 52
  79. Victor Pichardo (D) New York State Assembly, District 86
  80. Wayne A. Matewsky (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Eighth Middlesex District
  81. William O'Neil (D) New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 9

Recent election results

June 11, 2013

CheckedBoxOffset.jpgFlorida House of Representatives District 2
Rep. Clay Ford (R) passed away on March 18, 2013 after a battle with cancer.[1] A special election was called for June 11, which Mike Hill won. A primary took place on May 14. Candidates had until April 23 to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of State.[2][3][4][5]

June 11 Special election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeremy Lau
Republican Party Mike Hill Green check mark transparent.png


CheckedBoxOffset.jpgConnecticut House of Representatives District 53
Rep. Bryan Hurlburt (D) resigned on April 16, 2013 to take a position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Bureau. A special election was called for June 11 and Samuel Belsito defeated Anthony J. Horn. Major parties had until May 6 to endorse a candidate for this special election.[6][7][8]

June 11 Special election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony J. Horn
Republican Party Samuel Belsito Green check mark transparent.png The election of Republican Belsito was noted nationally, since it was the first time a Republican had been elected to the District 53 seat in Connecticut for 40 years, since the presidency of Richard Nixon.[9],[10]

Links/References

January 8, 2013

California

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Georgia

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Mississippi

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January 15, 2013

Mississippi

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January 22, 2013

Iowa

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January 26, 2013

Texas

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January 29, 2013

Alabama

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February 5, 2013

Georgia

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Mississippi

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February 12, 2013

Kentucky

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Minnesota

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February 19, 2013

New Hampshire

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February 26, 2013

Alabama

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Mississippi

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March 2, 2013

Louisiana

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Texas

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March 5, 2013

Georgia

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March 12, 2013

Alabama

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California

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Mississippi

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South Carolina

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March 19, 2013

New Hampshire

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March 26, 2013

Mississippi

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April 2, 2013

Massachusetts

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Wisconsin

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April 9, 2013

Alabama

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April 16, 2013

Mississippi

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May 7, 2013

Alabama

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Michigan

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May 14, 2013

California

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May 21, 2013

Alabama

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California

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Pennsylvania

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May 28, 2013

Massachusetts

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Mississippi

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June 4, 2013

New Hampshire

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June 11, 2013

Florida

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Connecticut

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June 25, 2013

Massachusetts

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Kentucky

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July 23, 2013

California

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August 6, 2013

Virginia

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New York

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September 10, 2013

Massachusetts

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October 1, 2013

South Carolina

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November 5, 2013

New Hampshire

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Michigan

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Special elections yet to be scheduled

Washington

See also

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