2019 State Legislature Special Elections: Election Results

2019 State Legislature Special Elections

What is happening in the 2019 State Legislature special elections?

There may be dozens of these between now and the Times Square ball drop which rings in 2020. 2019 is an off-year, meaning no big doings in American politics aside from (1) the start of the presidential campaign and (2) gubernatorial elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Sometimes, state legislature special elections are a window into what’s going on at ground-level in American politics, telling a story that may become bigger later.

During the course of 2019, we will track the results of every state legislative special general election, and if party control changed. “Standings” will also be updated over the course of the year. For primaries, you are on your own, but we may make note of these on our Twitter page @Electionarium.

Please note that we are only including below general elections or “jungle” primaries which did not require a general election.

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: Overall Standings

Through November 12, 2019 state legislative special elections, including future general elections in which one party is guaranteed victory.

Republican: 36 (+2)
Democratic: 33 (-3)
Independent 1 (+1)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: January Results

January 8, 2019
Virginia Senate District 33 (D) – Leesburg, Sterling, Herndon
Democratic Hold (Jennifer Boysko)
January 29, 2019
Texas House District 79 (D) – El Paso (part)
Democratic Hold (Art Fierro)

January 2019 Summary: Democratic 2 (–), Republican 0 (–)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: February Results

February 5, 2019
Minnesota Senate District 33 (D) – Cloquet, Pine City, Mora
Republican GAIN (Jason Rarick)
February 19, 2019
Virginia House District 86 (D) – Herndon, Oak Hill
Democratic Hold (Ibraheem Samirah)
February 23, 2019
Louisiana House District 12 (R) – Farmerville, Lake D’Arbonne
Republican Hold (Christopher Turner)
February 23, 2019
Louisiana House District 26 (D) – Alexandria
Democratic Hold (Ed Larvadain III)
February 23, 2019
Louisiana House District 27 (R) – Ball, Pineville
Republican Hold (Mike Johnson)
February 23, 2019
Louisiana House District 47 (R) – Abbeville, Calcasieu Lake
Republican Hold (Ryan Bourriaque)
February 26, 2019
Connecticut Senate District 3 (D) – East Hartford, East Windsor
Democratic Hold (Saud Anwar)
February 26, 2019
Connecticut Senate District 5 (D) – West Hartford, Burlington
Democratic Hold (Derek Slap)
Connecticut Senate District 6 (D) – New Britain, Berlin
Republican GAIN (Gennaro Bizzarro)
Connecticut House District 39 (D) – New London
Democratic Hold (Anthony Nolan)
Connecticut House District 99 (D) – East Haven
Republican GAIN (Joseph Zullo)

February 2019 Summary: Republican 6 (+3), Democratic 5 (-3)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: March Results

March 5, 2019
Kentucky Senate District 31 (D) – Pikeville, Fallsburg, Ezel
Republican GAIN (Phillip Wheeler)
March 5, 2019
Rhode Island House District 68 (D) – Bristol, Warren
Democratic Hold (June Speakman)
March 5, 2019
Texas House District 145 (D) – Houston, Pasadena
Democratic Hold (Christina Morales)
March 12, 2019
Georgia House District 176 (R) – Waycross, Pearson, Lakeland
Republican Hold (James Burchett)
March 12, 2019
Maine House District 124 (D) – Bangor, Orono
Democratic Hold (Joseph Perry)
March 12, 2019
Mississippi House District 32 (D) – Greenwood
Democratic Hold (Solomon Osborne)
March 12, 2019
Mississippi House District 71 (D) – Jackson, Byram
Democratic Hold (Ronnie Crudup)
March 12, 2019
Pennsylvania House District 114 (D) – Carbondale, Scranton, Moosic
Democratic Hold (Bridget Kosierowski)
March 12, 2019
Pennsylvania House District 190 (D) – West Philadelphia, Fairmount Park
Democratic Hold (Movita Johnson-Harrell)
March 12, 2019
Tennessee Senate District 32 – Covington, Lakeland, Collierville
Republican Hold (Paul Rose)
March 12, 2019
Texas House District 125 (D) – San Antonio
Democratic Hold (Ray Lopez)
March 19, 2019
Iowa Senate District 30 (D) – Cedar Falls, Hudson
Democratic Hold (Eric Giddens)
March 19, 2019
Minnesota House District 11B – Mora, Pine City
Republican Hold (Nathan Nelson)
March 26, 2019
South Carolina Senate District 6 – Greenville, Travelers Rest
Republican Hold (Dwight Loftis)
March 30, 2019
Louisiana House District 17 (D) – West Monroe, Monroe, Richwood
Democratic Hold (Pat Moore)
March 30, 2019
Louisiana House District 18 (D) – Lettsworth, New Roads
Democratic Hold (Jeremy LaCombe)
March 30, 2019
Louisiana House District 62 (R) – St. Francisville, Clinton
Independent GAIN (Roy Adams)

March 2019 Summary: Democratic 11 (-1), Republican 5 (–), Independent 1 (+1)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: April Results

April 2, 2019
Maine House District 52 (D) – Bath
Democratic Hold (Sean Paulhus)
April 2, 2019
Mississippi House District 101 (R) – West Hattiesburg, Sumrall
Republican Hold (Kent McCarty)
April 2, 2019
Pennsylvania Senate District 37 (R) – Sewickley, Bethel Park, McMurray
Democratic GAIN (Pam Iovino)
April 9, 2019
Georgia House District 28 (R) – Toccoa, Homer
Republican Hold (Chris Erwin)
April 16, 2019
Connecticut House District 19 (D) – Avon, Farmington, West Hartford
Democratic Hold (Tammy Exum)
April 23, 2019
South Carolina House District 14 (R) – Laurens, Waterloo
Republican Hold (Stewart Jones)
April 23, 2019
Tennessee Senate District 22 (R) – Clarksville, Dover
Republican Hold (Bill Powers)
April 30, 2019
Wisconsin Assembly District 64 (D) – Racine, Kenosha
Democratic Hold (Tip McGuire)

April 2019 Summary: Democratic 4 (+1), Republican 4 (-1)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: May Results

May 7, 2019
Connecticut House District 130 (D) – Bridgeport (part)
Democratic Hold (Antonio Felipe)
May 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Senate District 33 (R) – Chambersburg, Gettysburg
Republican Hold (Doug Mastriano)
May 21, 2019
Pennsylvania Senate District 41 (R) – Kittanning, Indiana
Republican Hold (Joe Pittman)
May 21, 2019
Pennsylvania House District 11 (R) – Butler, Meridian, Chicora
Republican Hold (Marci Mustello)

May 2019 Summary: Republican 3 (–), Democratic 1 (–)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: June Results

June 4, 2019
California Senate District 1 (R) – Redding, Tahoe
Republican Hold (Brian Dahle)
June 4, 2019
California Senate District 33 (D) – Los Angeles (part), Long Beach (part)
Democratic Hold (Lena Gonzalez)
June 11, 2019
Maine House District 45 (D) – Gray, Cumberland
Democratic Hold (Stephen Moriarty)
June 18, 2019
Florida House District 7 (R) – Perry, Apalachicola, Blountstown
Republican Hold (Jason Shoaf)
June 18, 2019
Florida House District 38 (R) – Dade City, Wesley Chapel
Republican Hold (Randy Maggard)

June 2019 Summary: Republican 3 (–), Democratic 2 (–)

Additional June 2019 Note: Not listed above is the Florida House-97 special election, which would have been held on June 18. Democrats held the seat as only one candidate, Dan Daley, stood for the election. The election was cancelled and is not included in the above totals.

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: August Results

August 6, 2019
Iowa State House District 46 (D) – Ames
Democratic Hold (Ross Wilburn)
August 20, 2019
Pennsylvania State House District 85 (R) – Lewisburg, Middleburg
Republican Hold (David Rowe)
August 20, 2019
South Carolina State House District 19 (R) – Greenville, Berea
Republican Hold (Patrick Haddon)

August 2019 Summary: Republican 2 (–), Democratic 1 (–)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: September Results

No special general elections in September.

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: October Results

October 1, 2019
South Carolina State House District 84 (R) – Clearwater, Beech Island
Republican Hold (Melissa Oremus)
October 1, 2019
Georgia State House District 71 (R) – Sharpsburg, Moreland, Peachtree City
Republican Hold (Philip Singleton)
October 8, 2019
New Hampshire State House Rockingham District 9 (R) – Epping
Republican Hold (Michael Vose)

October 2019 Summary: Republican 3 (–), Democratic 0 (–)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: November Results

November 5, 2019
Alabama State House District 42 (R) – Prattville, Clanton, Jemison
Republican Hold (Van Smith)
November 5, 2019
Arkansas State House District 36 (D) – Little Rock (part), Sweet Home
Democratic Hold (Denise Ennett)
November 5, 2019
California State Assembly District 1 (R) – Redding, Yreka, Alturas
Republican Hold (Megan Dahle)
November 5, 2019
Georgia State House District 152 (R) – Sylvester, Lessburg, De Soto
Republican Hold (Runoff December 3 – both candidates GOP)
November 5, 2019
Kentucky House District 18 (R) – Caneyville, Leitchfield
Republican Hold (Samara Heavrin)
November 5, 2019
Kentucky House District 63 (R) – Villa Hills, Edgewood
Republican Hold (Kimberly Banta)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 22 (D) – Kansas City (part), Independence (part)
Democratic Hold (Yolanda Young)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 36 (D) – Kansas City (part)
Democratic Hold (Mark Sharp)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 74 (D) – Florissant (part), Ferguson, Jennings
Democratic Hold (Mike Person)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 78 (D) – St. Louis (part)
Democratic Hold (Rasheen Aldridge)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 99 (R) – Manchester, Twin Oaks, Valley Park
Democratic GAIN from Republican (Trish Gunby)
November 5, 2019
Missouri State House District 158 (R) – Monett, Cassville, Eagle Rock
Republican Hold (Scott Cupps)
November 5, 2019
New Jersey State Senate District 1 (D) – Cape May, Millville, Vineland
Republican GAIN from Democratic (Mike Testa)
November 5, 2019
New York State Senate District 57 (R) – Dunkirk, Jamestown, Olean
Republican Hold (George Borrello)
November 5, 2019
Washington State Senate District 40 (D) – Bellingham (part), Anacortes, Burlington
Democratic Hold (Liz Lovelett)
November 5, 2019
Washington State House District 13B (R) – Snoqualmie Pass, Ellensburg, Creston
Republican Hold (Alex Ybarra)
November 12, 2019
Alabama State House District 74 (R) – Montgomery (part)
Republican Hold (Charlotte Meadows)

November 2019 Summary: Republican 10 (–), Democratic 7 (–)

2019 State Legislature Special Elections: December Results

December 19, 2019
Tennessee State House District 77 (R) – Dyersburg, Troy, Tiptonville
Election not yet held
Runoff Date TBD
Texas State House District 28 (R) – Rosenberg (part), Katy (part), Orchard
Election not yet held
Runoff Date TBD
Texas State House District 100 (D) – Dallas (part)
Election not yet held
Runiff Date TBD
Texas State House District 148 (D) – Houston (part)
Election not yet held

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