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Revision as of 11:24, 1 July 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
  • 5 due to a legislator's death
  • 4 due to the acceptance of another job
  • 6 due to the appointment to a new position
  • 5 due to retirement
  • 11 due to election to another position

The partisan breakdown for vacancies is as follows:

Partisan Change from Special Elections
Party As of Vacancy After Special Election
     Democratic Party 15 13
     Republican Party 11 13
Total 26 26

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. A. Benton Chafin (R) Virginia House of Delegates, District 4
  2. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) Alabama House of Representatives, District 53
  3. Brandon Creighton (R) Texas House of Representatives, District 16
  4. Celia Israel (D) Texas House of Representatives, District 50
  5. Daniel J. Hunt (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Suffolk District
  6. Daniel Joseph Ryan (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Suffolk District
  7. Eric Eisnaugle (R) Florida House of Representatives, District 44
  8. Evandro C. Carvalho (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District
  9. Gary Holder-Winfield (D) Connecticut State Senate, District 10
  10. Jason Lewis (D) Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
  11. Jennifer Wexton (D) Virginia State Senate, District 33
  12. Jesse Topper (R) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78
  13. John C. Velis (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District
  14. John Cooper (Arkansas) (R) Arkansas State Senate, District 21
  15. Joseph C. Lindsey (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 90
  16. Lynwood Lewis (D) Virginia State Senate, District 6
  17. Margie Wilcox (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 104
  18. Michael Morin (D) Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
  19. Mike Holmes (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 31
  20. Mike Morrell (R) California State Senate, District 23
  21. R.C. Sullivan, Jr. (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 48
  22. Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) Virginia House of Delegates, District 100
  23. Robyn Porter (D) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 94
  24. RoseLee Vincent (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Suffolk District
  25. S. "Sam" Rasoul (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 11
  26. Sam Moore (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 22
  27. Scott Wagner (R) Pennsylvania State Senate, District 28
  28. Shawn C. Dooley (R) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk District
  29. Stan Gustafson (R) Iowa House of Representatives, District 25
  30. Steve Tarvin (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 2
  31. Tami Zawistowski (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61

Recent election results

May 10, 2014

RunoffArrow.jpg Texas State Senate District 4

See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014

Gordy Bunch (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Michael Galloway (R) and Steve Toth (R) faced off in the special election, which took place on May 10.[1][2] Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Creighton and Toth - advanced to a runoff election on August 5, which Creighton won.[3][4]

The seat was vacant following Tommy Williams's (R) retirement on October 26, 2013.

A special election for the position of Texas State Senate District 4 was called for May 10. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014.[5]

May 10 Special election candidates:
Republican Party Gordy Bunch
Republican Party Brandon Creighton Approveda
Republican Party Michael Galloway
Republican Party Steve Toth Approveda
August 5 Runoff candidates:
Republican Party Brandon Creighton
Republican Party Steve Toth

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

California

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April 1, 2014

Alabama

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Massachusetts

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April 8, 2014

Florida

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April 11, 2014

Connecticut

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April 24, 2014

Connecticut

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April 29, 2014

Massachusetts

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May 10, 2014

Texas

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July 22, 2014

Connecticut

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August 5, 2014

Texas

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August 19, 2014

Virginia

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November 4, 2014

Louisiana

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South Carolina

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See also

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