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2020 State Legislature Special Elections Results

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2020 State Legislature Special Elections

Across the nation, there will be dozens of 2020 state legislature special elections.

When there are thousands of legislative seats in the United States, some are bound to come open. These are worth watching if for no other reason than to see shifts on the local level. It is important not to read too much into these results, especially if not much changes, but it may tell us more about what could be happening on the ground in a particular county or state. That is, if the voter turnout dictates that we should care.

Overall standings and seat changes will be tracked below as every state special election is listed here. This list will be updated frequently throughout 2020. Calendar information for state legislative special elections sourced by Ballotpedia. You can also revisit the special election results from 2019, in which the Republicans experienced a modest net gain of seats.

2020 State Legislature Special Elections: Standings and Changes

US State Legislature Special Elections 7-1-20

January 2020 Special Elections

January Monthly Standings: Republican 6 (–), Democratic 3 (–), Other 0 (–)

January 14, 2020
Connecticut House District 48 (D): Willimantic, Colchester
Democratic Hold (Brian Smith, 49.97%-44.95%) [CT Mirror | CT Sec. of State]
 
January 14, 2020
Connecticut House District 132 (R): Fairfield
Republican Hold (Brian Farnen, 50.81%-49.19%)
 
January 14, 2020
Kentucky Senate District 38 (R): Lebanon Junction, Shepherdsville, Louisville
Republican Hold (Mike Nemes, 63.60%-36.40%) [WDRB]
 
January 14, 2020
Pennsylvania Senate District 48 (R): Avon, Cornwall, Middletown
Republican Hold (David Arnold, 64.70%-35.30%) [PA Dept. of State]
 
January 21, 2020
Connecticut House District 151 (R): Greenwich
Republican Hold (Harry Arora, 54.41%-45.59%) [Greenwich Time]
 
January 28, 2020
Georgia House District 171 (R): Bainbridge, Camilla, Baconton
Republican Hold (Joe Campbell, 58.27%-33.35%) [GA Sec. of State]
 
January 28, 2020
Texas House District 28 (R): Weston Lakes, Fulshear, Rosenberg
Republican Hold (Gary Gates, 58.05%-41.95%) [The Texas Tribune]
 
January 28, 2020
Texas House District 100 (D): Dallas, Mesquite
Democratic Hold (Lorraine Birabil, 66.28%-33.72%) [Dallas Morning News]
 
January 28, 2020
Texas House District 148 (D): Houston
Democratic Hold (Anna Eastman, 65.47%-34.53%) [KHOU]

February 2020 Special Elections

February Monthly Standings: Democratic 3 (-1), Republican 2 (+1), Other 0 (–)

February 4, 2020
Minnesota House District 30A (R): Big Lake, Elk River
Republican Hold (Paul Novotny, 63.44%-36.50%) [KNSI Radio]
 
February 4, 2020
Minnesota House District 60A (D): Minneapolis
Democratic Hold (Sydney Jordan, 87.44%-11.49%) [CBS Minnesota]
 
February 25, 2020
Kentucky House District 67 (D): Newport, Bellevue, Cold Spring
Democratic Hold (Rachel Roberts, 64.2%-35.8%) [WCPO]
 
February 25, 2020
Kentucky House District 99 (D): Morehead, Vanceburg, Garrison
Republican GAIN (Richard White, 56%-44%) [WSAZ]
 
February 25, 2020
Pennsylvania House District 190 (D): West Philadelphia
Democratic Hold (Roni Green, 86.3%-13.7%) [Philadelphia Inquirer]

March 2020 Special Elections

March Monthly Standings: Democratic 6 (+1), Republican 5 (-1), Other 0 (–)

March 3, 2020
Arkansas House District 22 (R): Hot Springs Village, Piney
Republican Hold (Richard McGrew, 68.4%-31.6%)
 
March 3, 2020
Arkansas House District 34 (D): Little Rock
Democratic Hold (Joy Springer, 77.8%-22.2%)
 
March 3, 2020
Georgia Senate District 13 (R): Tifton, Vienna, Arabi, Leesburg
Republican Hold (Carden Summers, both candidates GOP in runoff)
 
March 3, 2020
Maine House District 128 (D): Brewer
Democratic Hold (Kevin O’Connell, 58%-42%)
 
March 3, 2020
Massachusetts House 32nd Middlesex District (D): Melrose, Wakefield
Democratic Hold (Kate Lipper-Garabedian, 82.8%-17.2%) [Melrose Free Press]
 
March 3, 2020
Rhode Island House District 56 (D): Central Falls
Democratic Hold (Joshua Giraldo, unopposed)
 
March 10, 2020
Michigan House District 34 (D): Flint
Democratic Hold (Cynthia Neeley, 92%-8%)
 
March 10, 2020
New Hampshire House District Merrimack 24 (R): Hooksett, South Hooksett
Democratic GAIN (Kathleen Martins, 51%-49%)
 
March 17, 2020
Pennsylvania House District 8 (R): Stoneboro, West Liberty
Republican Hold (Tim Bonner, 75%-25%)
 
March 17, 2020
Pennsylvania House District 18 (R): Bensalem, Eddington
Republican Hold (KC Tomlinson, 55%-45%)
 
March 17, 2020
Pennsylvania House District 58 (R): Jeannette, Monessen
Republican Hold (Eric Davanzo, 53%-41%)

There were no state special elections in April 2020.

May 2020 Special Elections

May Monthly Standings: Democratic 2 (+2), Republican 1 (-2), Other 0 (–)

May 12, 2020
California Senate District 28 (R): Palm Springs, Temecula, Blythe
Republican Hold (Melissa Melendez, 55%-45%)
 
May 19, 2020
Massachusetts Senate 2nd Hampden & Hampshire (R): Westfield, Holyoke, Agawam
Democratic GAIN (John Velis, 64%-36%)
 
May 19, 2020
Massachusetts Senate Plymouth & Barnstable (R): Plymouth, Falmouth, Sandwich
Democratic GAIN (Susan Moran, 55%-45%)

June 2020 Special Elections

June Monthly Standings: Democratic 3 (+2), Republican 1 (-2), Other 0 (–)

June 2, 2020
Massachusetts House 37th Middlesex District (D): Lunenburg, Harvard, Acton
Democratic Hold (Dan Sena, 74%-26%) [Lowell Sun]
 
June 2, 2020
Massachusetts House 3rd Bristol District (R): Taunton, Easton
Democratic GAIN (Carol Doherty, 57%-43%) [Easton Patch]
 
June 23, 2020
Kentucky Senate District 26 (R): Louisville, Buckner
Democratic GAIN (Karen Berg, 57%-43%)
 
June 23, 2020
Mississippi House District 88 (R): Laurel, Ellisville
Republican Hold (Robin Robinson, 65%-33%)

July 2020 Special Elections

July Monthly Standings: Democratic 0 (–), Republican 0 (–), Other 0 (–)

July 14, 2020
Texas Senate District 14 (D): Austin, Pflugerville, Bastrop
Proceeding to runoff

August 2020 Special Elections

August Monthly Standings: Democratic 0 (–), Republican 0 (–), Other 0 (–)

August 11, 2020
Georgia Senate District 4 (R): Statesboro, Swainsboro, Rincon
Election not yet held
 
August 11, 2020
South Carolina House District 115 (R): Charleston, Kiawah Island
Election not yet held

November 2020 Special Elections

November Monthly Standings: Democratic 0 (–), Republican 0 (–), Other 0 (–)

November 3, 2020
Michigan House District 4 (D): Detroit, Hamtramck
Election not yet held
 
November 3, 2020
New Jersey Senate District 25 (R): Bernardsville, Dover, Boonton
Election not yet held
 
November 3, 2020
New Jersey General Assembly District 25 (R): Bernardsville, Dover, Boonton
Election not yet held
 
November 3, 2020
Oklahoma Senate District 28 (R): Shawnee, Seminole, Chandler
Election not yet held
 
November 3, 2020
Oregon Senate District 10 (R): Salem, Monmouth, Aumsville
Election not yet held

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