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==Legend==
 
==Legend==

Revision as of 09:51, 20 August 2014

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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

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January 21, 2014January 28, 2014
February 4, 2014February 25, 2014
March 18, 2014March 25, 2014
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April 11, 2014April 24, 2014
April 29, 2014May 10, 2014
July 22, 2014August 5, 2014
August 19, 2014September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014November 25, 2014
December 6, 2014December 9, 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 November 2014, 34 special elections have been held and another 5 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 15 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
  • 5 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 18 15
     Republican Party 12 15
Total 30 30

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 State Senate, District 38
  2. Alan Green (D) Missouri House of Representatives, District 67
  3. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) Alabama House of Representatives, District 53
  4. Ben McGorty (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 122
  5. Brandon Creighton (R) Texas State Senate, District 4
  6. Celia Israel (D) Texas House of Representatives, District 50
  7. Charles A. Younger (I) Mississippi State Senate, District 17
  8. Charles Perry (R) Texas House of Representatives, District 83
  9. Daniel J. Hunt (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Suffolk District
  10. Daniel Joseph Ryan (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Suffolk District
  11. Eric Eisnaugle (R) Florida House of Representatives, District 44
  12. Evandro C. Carvalho (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District
  13. Gary Holder-Winfield (D) Connecticut State Senate, District 10
  14. Jason Lewis (D) Massachusetts State Senate, Fifth Middlesex District
  15. Jennifer Wexton (D) Virginia State Senate, District 33
  16. Jesse Topper (R) Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 78
  17. John C. Velis (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District
  18. John Cooper (Arkansas) (R) Arkansas State Senate, District 21
  19. Joseph Bouie (D) Louisiana House of Representatives, District 97
  20. Joseph C. Lindsey (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 90
  21. Lynwood Lewis (D) Virginia State Senate, District 6
  22. Margie Wilcox (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 104
  23. Michael Morin (D) Rhode Island House of Representatives District 49
  24. Mike Holmes (R) Alabama House of Representatives, District 31
  25. Mike Morrell (R) California State Senate, District 23
  26. R.C. Sullivan, Jr. (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 48
  27. Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) Virginia House of Delegates, District 100
  28. Robyn Porter (D) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 94
  29. Ronnie Sabb (D) South Carolina State Senate District 32
  30. RoseLee Vincent (D) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Suffolk District
  31. Roz Dance (D) Virginia House of Delegates District 63
  32. S. "Sam" Rasoul (D) Virginia House of Delegates, District 11
  33. Sam Moore (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 22
  34. Scott Wagner (R) Pennsylvania State Senate, District 28
  35. Shawn C. Dooley (R) Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk District
  36. Shawn Sisco (R) Missouri House of Representatives, District 120
  37. Stan Gustafson (R) Iowa House of Representatives, District 25
  38. Steve Tarvin (R) Georgia House of Representatives, District 2
  39. Tami Zawistowski (R) Connecticut House of Representatives, District 61
  40. Tila Hubrecht (R) Missouri House of Representatives, District 151

Recent election results

August 19, 2014

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Virginia State Senate District 38

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

A. Benton Chafin (R) defeated Mike Hymes (D) and Rick A. Mullins (I) in the special election, which took place on August 19.[1][2]

This special election was particularly important because it determined which party controlled the chamber. The seat was vacant following Phillip Puckett's (D) resignation on June 9, 2014.[3]

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 38 was called for August 19, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20. Candidates were chosen by the parties rather than through a primary.[4][5]

Virginia State Senate, District 38, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngA. Benton Chafin 59.6% 17,496
     Democratic Mike Hymes 31.8% 9,354
     Independent Rick A. Mullins 8.6% 2,517
     N/A Write-in 0% 13
Total Votes 29,380
August 19 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party Mike Hymes
Republican Party A. Benton Chafin Approveda
Independent Rick A. Mullins

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Virginia House of Delegates District 48

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

R.C. Sullivan, Jr. (D) defeated David M. Foster (R) in the special election, which took place on August 19.[1][2]

The seat was vacant following Bob Brink's (D) resignation on June 30 to accept the position of Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services.[6]

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 48 was called for August 19, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 7.[7] Candidates were chosen by the parties rather than through a primary.

Virginia House of Delegates, District 48, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngR.C. Sullivan, Jr. 62.2% 5,978
     Republican David M. Foster 37.7% 3,621
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 9,607
August 19 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party R.C. Sullivan, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party David M. Foster

CheckedBoxOffset.jpg Virginia House of Delegates District 90

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Joseph C. Lindsey (D) defeated Marcus A. Calabrese (R) in the special election, which took place on August 19.[1][2]

The seat was vacant following Algie Howell's (D) retirement on June 30.[8]

A special election for the position of Virginia House of Delegates District 90 was called for August 19, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 7.[9] Candidates were chosen by the parties rather than through a primary.

Virginia House of Delegates, District 90, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph C. Lindsey 80.4% 1,736
     Republican Marcus A. Calabrese 19.3% 416
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 6
Total Votes 2,158
August 19 Special election candidates:
Democratic Party Joseph C. Lindsey Approveda
Republican Party Marcus A. Calabrese

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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September 9, 2014

Texas

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November 4, 2014

Louisiana

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South Carolina

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See also

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