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Revision as of 13:35, 26 February 2014

2013
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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

Special Elections by Date
January 7, 2014January 14, 2014
January 21, 2014January 28, 2014
February 4, 2014February 25, 2014
March 18, 2014March 25, 2014
April 1, 2014April 8, 2014
April 11, 2014April 24, 2014
April 29, 2014May 10, 2014
August 5, 2014

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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 April 2014, 23 special elections have been held and another 7 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 13 states. Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.

See also: State legislative elections, 2014

Breakdown of 2014 special elections

The reasons for special elections were as follows:

  • 2 due to criminal prosecution/criminal issues
  • 3 due to a legislator's death
  • 4 due to the acceptance of another job
  • 5 due to the appointment to a new position
  • 3 due to retirement
  • 10 due to election to another position
  • 1 due to a legislator reaching a term limit

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 2014:

  1. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) Alabama House of Representatives, District 53
  2. Celia Israel (D) Texas House of Representatives, District 50
  3. Daniel J. Hunt (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Suffolk District
  4. Daniel Joseph Ryan (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Suffolk District
  5. Eric Eisnaugle (R) Florida House of Representatives, District 44
  6. Gary Holder-Winfield (D) Connecticut State Senate, District 10
  7. Jason Lewis (D) Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
  8. Jennifer Wexton (D) Virginia State Senate, District 33
  9. Jesse Topper (R) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78
  10. John C. Velis (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District
  11. John Cooper (Arkansas) (R) Arkansas State Senate, District 21
  12. Lynwood Lewis (D) Virginia State Senate, District 6
  13. Margie Wilcox (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 104
  14. Michael Morin (D) Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
  15. Mike Holmes (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 31
  16. Mike Morrell (R) California State Senate, District 23
  17. Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) Virginia House of Delegates, District 100
  18. Roselee Vincent (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Suffolk District
  19. S. "Sam" Rasoul (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 11
  20. Sam Moore (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 22
  21. Scott Wagner (R) Pennsylvania State Senate, District 28
  22. Shawn C. Dooley (R) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk District
  23. Stan Gustafson (R) Iowa House of Representatives, District 25
  24. Steve Tarvin (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 2
  25. Tami Zawistowski (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61

Recent election results

February 4, 2014

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Alabama House of Representatives District 31

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 31 was initially called for January 28, with a primary on December 3, 2013. Because no Democratic candidate filed to run, the Republican primary runoff became the special election. Due to inclement weather, the election was pushed back a week to February 4. Candidates from both major parties had until October 10, 2013, to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of State. The seat was vacant following Barry Mask's (R) appointment as the new chief executive officer of the Alabama Association of Realtors. Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier, Michael Griggs and Frank Bertarelli faced off in the Republican primary. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Holmes and Collier - met in the Republican primary runoff on February 4, which Holmes won.[1][2][3][4][5]

Republican Party February 4 GOP runoff:

UncheckedBox.jpg Alabama House of Representatives District 53

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 53 was initially called for January 28, with a primary on December 3, 2013. Because a runoff on January 28, 2014, was required, the special election was scheduled to take place on March 25 instead. Due to inclement weather, the runoff was pushed back a week to February 4. The special election instead took place on April 1. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was October 10, 2013. The seat was vacant following Demetrius Newton's (D) death on September 11, 2013. Anthony "Alann" Johnson, Arthur D. Shores Lee, Demetrius C. Newton Jr. and Frank Topping faced off in the Democratic primary. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Johnson and Lee - met in the Democratic primary runoff on February 4, which Johnson won. Willie "W.A." Casey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) defeated Willie "W.A." Casey (R) in the special election, which took place on April 1.[6][2][7][8][9][10]

Democratic Party February 4 Democratic runoff:

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Alabama House of Representatives District 104

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 104 was initially called for December 3, 2013, with a primary on October 15, 2013. Because a runoff on December 3, 2013, was needed, the special election was scheduled to take place on January 28, 2014, instead. Due to inclement weather, the election was pushed back a week to February 4. The seat was vacant following Jim Barton's (R) resignation on August 7, 2013, to work for the Kinney Capitol Group. Stephen P. Carr, II was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Susan Hightower, Margie Wilcox, Ralph Carmichael, Nathan Davis and Charlie Plyler faced off in the Republican primary. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Wilcox and Hightower - met in the Republican primary runoff on December 3, 2013, which Wilcox won. Margie Wilcox (R) defeated Stephen P. Carr, II (D) in the special election, which took place on February 4.[11][12][13][14][15]

February 4 Special election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen P. Carr, II
Republican Party Margie Wilcox Green check mark transparent.png

RunoffArrow.jpgCheckedBoxOffset.jpg Georgia House of Representatives District 2

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Georgia House of Representatives District 2 was called for January 7, with a runoff if necessary on February 4. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 20, 2013. The seat was vacant following Jay Neal's (R) resignation to serve as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry. Republicans Neal Florence, Steve Tarvin and Doug Woodruff faced off in the special election, which took place on January 7. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Tarvin and Florence - met in a runoff on February 4, which Tarvin won.[16][17][2][18][19][20][21]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 2, Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Tarvin 53.9% 1,925
     Republican Neal Florence 46.1% 1,649
Total Votes 3,574
February 4 Runoff election candidates:
Republican Party Neal Florence
Republican Party Steve Tarvin Green check mark transparent.png

RunoffArrow.jpgCheckedBoxOffset.jpg Georgia House of Representatives District 22

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014

A special election for the position of Georgia House of Representatives District 22 was called for January 7, with a runoff if necessary on February 4. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 20, 2013. The seat was vacant following Calvin Hill's (R) death on October 30, 2013 after a battle with leukemia. Republicans Meagan Biello, Nate Cochran, Jeff Duncan and Sam Moore faced off in the special election, which took place on January 7. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Moore and Biello - met in a runoff on February 4, which Moore won.[22][2][23][24][25][26]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 22, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSam Moore 57.7% 1,520
     Republican Meagan Biello 42.3% 1,113
Total Votes 2,633
February 4 Runoff election candidates:
Republican Party Meagan Biello
Republican Party Sam Moore Green check mark transparent.png

Links/References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 seattlepi.com, "4 running as Republicans for Alabama House seat," October 11, 2013
  3. al.com, "Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier qualify for Republican runoff in Alabama House District 31," December 3, 2013
  4. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  5. al.com, "Mike Holmes defeats Jimmy Collier in special election in Alabama House District 31," February 4, 2014
  6. alreporter.com, "Governor Announces Special Election for District 53," September 19, 2013
  7. abc3340.com, "Johnson, Lee in runoff for Alabama House 53," December 3, 2013
  8. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  9. al.com, "In District 53 Democratic runoff, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson defeats Arthur Shores Lee in last-minute win (updated)," February 4, 2014
  10. blog.al.com, "'This is a launching pad': Johnson, winner of state House special election, not worried about brief term," April 1, 2014
  11. timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013
  12. al.com, "Hightower, Wilcox to face off in GOP primary for state House seat (updated, photos)," October 15, 2013
  13. therepublic.com, "Wilcox defeats Hightower in Alabama House District 104 runoff," December 3, 2013
  14. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  15. al.com, "Margie Wilcox wins Mobile's House District 104 general election," February 4, 2014
  16. daltondailycitizen.com, "Neal appointment means special election coming up," November 2, 2013
  17. sos.ga.gov, "Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State House District 2 and State House District 22," November 12, 2013
  18. wrcbtv.com, "Northwest Georgia special election results," January 7, 2014
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  20. Dalton Daily Citizen, "Tarvin wins runoff for state House seat," February 4, 2014
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  22. ajc.com, "Rep. Calvin Hill passes away," October 30, 2013
  23. canton-ga.patch.com, "State House District 22 Candidates Headed for Special Election Runoff," January 8, 2014
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  25. Cherokee Tribune, "Moore wins District 22 runoff," February 4, 2014
  26. Georgia Secretary of State, "Official runoff election results," accessed March 14, 2014

January 7, 2014

Georgia

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014


Iowa

See also: Iowa state legislative special elections, 2014


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014


Virginia

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014


January 14, 2014

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas state legislative special elections, 2014


January 21, 2014

Virginia

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014


January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2014


Texas

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014


February 4, 2014

Alabama

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014


Georgia

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014


February 25, 2014

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014


Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island state legislative special elections, 2014


Virginia

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014


March 18, 2014

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2014


March 25, 2014

Alabama

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014


California

See also: California state legislative special elections, 2014


April 1, 2014

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014


April 8, 2014

Florida

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2014


May 10, 2014

Texas

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014


August 5, 2014

Missouri

See also: Missouri state legislative special elections, 2014


November 4, 2014

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma state legislative special elections, 2014


See also

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  16. Washington Post, "Democrat wins Virginia Senate recount, giving Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s agenda a crucial boost," January 27, 2014
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