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2021 State Legislature Special Elections

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2021 State Legislature Special Elections

Need more information on the various 2021 state legislature special elections? This is the right place, we assure you.

In 2020, Democrats made modest gains in special elections at the state level, leading up to their federal trifecta win. This followed 2019, a year in which Republicans were the ones making small gains in these legislative races. Two states, New Jersey and Virginia, will elect governors and state legislatures this year, so local races there may provide some insight.

This is the place to track all of the special elections throughout the United States. Electionarium is going to do something a little different this year: we are going to preview several of them (note: operations were suspended during 2021, therefore a number of mid-year special elections may not appear below). Clicking on the articles below will open a new tab and get you to the special elections of your choice.

2021 State Legislature Special Elections Standings

2021 State Legislature Special Elections - Sept 14 standings

January 2021 Special Elections

Jan. 5, 2021Virginia House of Delegates 2nd DistrictDem Hold
Democrats held on to the 2nd District in the House of Delegates, though with a greatly sheared-down margin of victory.

Jan. 5, 2021Virginia House of Delegates 90th DistrictDem Hold
This urban seat in Hampton Roads presented no issues for Democrats in the January special election.

Jan. 19, 2021Alabama House of Representatives 33rd DistrictRep Hold
Ben Robbins held the longtime GOP seat.

Jan. 23, 2021Texas House of Representatives 68th DistrictRunoff – Feb 23
Please note: both candidates are Republicans; the GOP will hold the seat, but count above will not reflect until a winner is known.

Jan. 26, 2021Iowa Senate 41st DistrictRep Hold
Adrian Dickey (R) succeeds Mariannette Miller-Meeks in the Iowa State Senate.

February 2021 Special Elections

Feb. 23, 2021Texas House of Representatives 68th District (Runoff)Rep Hold
David Spiller (R) wins the runoff in a landslide.

March 2021 Special Elections

Mar. 2, 2021Alabama Senate 26th DistrictDem Hold
Kirk Hatcher (D) will be Montgomery’s new state senator.
Mar. 2, 2021Connecticut Senate 27th DistrictDem Hold
The Democrats retain the seat behind Pat Billie Miller.
Mar. 2, 2021California Senate 30th DistrictDem Hold
Sydney Kamlager won this LA-based seat during the jungle primary.
Mar. 9, 2021Maine Senate 14th DistrictDem Hold
Craig Hickman (D) returns to the Maine State Legislature, this time as a senator.
Mar. 9, 2021Georgia House 90th DistrictDem Hold
Only Democrats stood in this election, with Angela Moore winning.
Mar. 23, 2021Virginia Senate 38th DistrictRep Hold
Travis Hackworth (R) held the seat for the GOP in a landslide win.
Mar. 30, 2021Massachusetts House 19th Suffolk DistrictDem Hold
Jeff Turco (D) holds a former speaker’s seat near Boston.

April 2021 Special Elections

Apr. 6, 2021California Assembly 79th DistrictDem Hold
Akilah Weber won in the jungle primary round, representing parts of the San Diego area.
Apr. 6, 2021Missouri House 45th DistrictDem Hold
David Smith defeated minor-party opposition to hold this Columbia seat.
Apr. 6, 2021Oklahoma Senate 22nd DistrictRep Hold
Jake Merrick succeeds US Rep. Stephanie Bice in the State Senate.
Apr. 6, 2021Wisconsin Senate 13th DistrictRep Hold
John Jagler won US Rep. Scott Fitzgerald’s former seat with 51% of the vote.
Apr. 6, 2021Wisconsin Assembly 89th DistrictRep Hold
Elijah Behnke is the new assemblyman for Marinette and Oconto.
Apr. 13, 2021Connecticut House 112th DistrictRep Hold
Tony Scott now represents this Monroe-based district.
Apr. 13, 2021New Hampshire House Hillsborough 21st DistrictRep Hold
Bill Boyd succeeds late House speaker Dick Hinch.
Apr. 24, 2021Louisiana House 82nd DistrictRep Hold
Laurie Schlegel narrowly defeated a fellow Republican to win in this Metairie seat.
Apr. 27, 2021Connecticut House 145th DistrictDem Hold
Corey Paris is the new representative from Stamford, succeeding Pat Billie Miller.

May 2021 Special Elections

May 18, 2021California Assembly 54th DistrictDem Hold
Isaac Bryan succeeds Sydney Kamlager.
May 18, 2021Pennsylvania Senate 22nd DistrictDem Hold
Martin Flynn was elected Scranton’s new state senator.
May 18, 2021Pennsylvania Senate 48th DistrictRep Hold
Chris Gebhard succeeds the late David Arnold.
May 18, 2021Pennsylvania House 59th DistrictRep Hold
Leslie Baum Rossi takes over for the late Mike Reese.
May 18, 2021Pennsylvania House 60th DistrictRep Hold
Abby Major won in a landslide to hold this Pittsburgh-area seat.

June 2021 Special Elections

Jun. 8, 2021New Hampshire House Merrimack 23rd DistrictDem Hold
Muriel Hall held the seat for the Democrats.
Jun. 12, 2021Louisiana Senate 7th DistrictDem Hold
Gary Carter won the jungle primary outright as the outgoing Troy Carter was elected to Congress.

July 2021 Special Elections

Jul. 13, 2021Alabama Senate 14th DistrictRep Hold
April Weaver won in a landslide to represent Alabaster and Clanton.
Jul. 13, 2021Alabama House 73rd DistrictRep Hold
Kenneth Paschal succeeds Matt Fridy.
Jul. 13, 2021Georgia House 34th DistrictRep Hold
Devan Seabaugh is Georgia’s new state representative.
Jul. 13, 2021Georgia House 156th DistrictRep Hold
Leesa Hagan defeated a fellow Republican to win Greg Morris’ old seat.
Jul. 13, 2021Wisconsin Assembly 37th DistrictRep Hold
William Penterman succeeds John Jagler.

August 2021 Special Elections

Aug, 17, 2021Connecticut Senate 36th DistrictRep GAIN from Dem
Ryan Fazio wins back a traditionally Republican seat in the New York City suburbs.
Aug, 31, 2021California Assembly 18th DistrictDem Hold
Mia Bonta beat a fellow Democrat to win her seat.

September 2021 Special Elections

Sep. 7, 2021Alabama House 78th DistrictDem Hold
Kenyatte Hassell succeeds Kirk Hatcher.
Sep. 7, 2021New Hampshire House 7th Hillsborough DistrictDem GAIN from Rep
Catherine Rombeau nets the first Democratic legislative pickup of the year.
Sep. 14, 2021Tennessee House 29th DistrictRep Hold
Greg Vital easily fends off Democratic opposition to hold seat.
Sep. 14, 2021Iowa House 37th DistrictRep Hold
Mike Bousselot narrowly holds Republican seat north of Des Moines.
Sep. 28, 2021Texas House 118th DistrictTBD (D)

October 2021 Special Elections

Oct. 9, 2021Louisiana House 16th District – Jungle PrimaryTBD (D)
Oct. 9, 2021Louisiana House 102nd District – Jungle PrimaryTBD (D)
Oct. 9, 2021Louisiana Senate 27th District – Jungle PrimaryTBD (R)
Oct. 26, 2021New Hampshire House 9th Cheshire DistrictTBD (D)

November 2021 Special Elections

Nov. 2, 2021Georgia House 165th DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 2, 2021Kentucky Senate 22nd DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Kentucky House 51st DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Kentucky House 89th DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Maine House 86th DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Michigan Senate 8th DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Michigan Senate 28th DistrictTBD (R)
Nov. 2, 2021Mississippi Senate 32nd DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 2, 2021Mississippi Senate 38th DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 2, 2021Pennsylvania House 113th DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 2, 2021Pennsylvania House 164th DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 2, 2021Rhode Island Senate 3rd DistrictTBD (D)
Nov. 30, 2021Massachusetts House 4th Essex DistrictTBD (R)

December 2021 Special Elections

Dec. 7, 2021New Hampshire House 6th Rockingham DistrictTBD (R)

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