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Revision as of 10:37, 12 March 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
July 22, 2014August 5, 2014
August 19, 2014September 9, 2014
November 4, 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 August 2014, 31 special elections have been held and another 3 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 14 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
  • 4 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 runoff.
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. Ben McGorty (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122

Recent election results

February 25, 2014

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Connecticut State Senate District 10

See also: Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014

Gary Holder-Winfield (D) defeated Steven Mullins (R) in the special election, which took place on February 25.[1][2][3]

The seat was vacant following Toni Harp's (D) election as Mayor of New Haven.[4]

A special election for the position of Connecticut State Senate District 10 was called for February 25. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The filing deadline for candidates was January 21.[4]

Connecticut State Senate, District 10, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGary Holder-Winfield 75.6% 3,236
     Republican Steven Mullins 24.4% 1,045
Total Votes 4,281
February 25 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party Gary Holder-Winfield Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steven Mullins

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49

See also: Rhode Island state legislative special elections, 2014

Michael Morin defeated Douglas Brown and Mark Chenot in the January 21 Democratic primary. Morin defeated write-in candidates in the special election, which took place on February 25.[1][5][6][7]

The seat was vacant following Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's (D) election as Mayor of Woonsocket.[8]

A special election for the position of Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49 was called for February 25, with a primary on January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 13, 2013.[9]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Morin 52.1% 373
Douglas Brown 46.6% 334
Mark Chenot 1.3% 9
Total Votes 716
Democratic PartyJanuary 21 Democratic primary candidates:
February 25 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party Michael Morin Green check mark transparent.png

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Virginia House of Delegates District 100

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) defeated Willie C. Randall (D) in the special election, which took place on February 25.[1][10][11]

The seat was vacant following Lynwood Lewis's (D) election to the Virginia State Senate on January 7.

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 100 was called for February 25. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary. The nominating deadline for parties was February 10.[12]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 100, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert S. Bloxom, Jr. 60.3% 6,810
     Democratic Willie C. Randall 39.7% 4,475
Total Votes 11,285
February 25 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party Willie C. Randall
Republican Party Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. Green check mark transparent.png

Links/References

January 7, 2014

Georgia

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Iowa

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Massachusetts

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Virginia

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January 14, 2014

Arkansas

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January 21, 2014

Virginia

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January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania

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Texas

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February 4, 2014

Alabama

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Georgia

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February 25, 2014

Connecticut

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Rhode Island

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Virginia

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March 18, 2014

Pennsylvania

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March 25, 2014

Alabama

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California

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April 1, 2014

Massachusetts

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April 8, 2014

Florida

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April 11, 2014

Connecticut

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May 10, 2014

Texas

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August 5, 2014

Missouri

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November 4, 2014

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma state legislative special elections, 2014


See also

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