John Cetor, Author at State and Federal Communications

November 19, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Session Announced

South Carolina Capitol Building

The South Carolina Legislature is set to convene a special session in early December to address redistricting. The House will convene on December 1, while the Senate is set to convene on December 6.

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November 18, 2021  •  

Special Session on COVID-19 Mandates Adjourns

Florida Capitol Building

The Florida Legislature adjourned the special session on COVID-19 mandates on November 17 after just three days in session. Lawmakers approved four anti-mandate bills, which are now awaiting approval by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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November 16, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Election Announced

South Carolina Capitol Building

The president of the South Carolina Senate announced a special election to replace the late Sen. Hugh Leatherman. The primary election will occur on January 25, 2022, with runoffs, if necessary, on February 8, 2022, and the special general election […]

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November 8, 2021  •  

Maryland Special Session Announced

Maryland Capitol Building - Jimmy Emerson

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to begin on December 6. The session will focus on reviewing the certified redistricting maps presented by Hogan, which were drawn by the new Maryland Citizens Redistricting […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Winsome Sears Wins Historic Election

Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

Republican Winsome Sears is set to become the first female and first woman of color to serve as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor after defeating Del. Hala Ayala in the general election. Sears is also the first Black Republican woman to be […]

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Georgia State Capitol Building

Former Savannah, Georgia Mayor Edna Jackson wins the special election for State House District 165. Jackson’s victory was by a significant margin avoiding the need for a runoff election. Jackson will succeed longtime friend, the late Rep. Mickey Stephens, in […]

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Alabama State Capitol Building

Alabama State Rep. Howard Sanderford has announced he will not seek reelection in 2022 after 33 years in office. Sanderford first secured his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives after winning a special election in 1989.

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Florida State Flag

Jason Mariner has secured the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Flordia’s 20th District. Mariner defeated Greg Musselwhite, who unsuccessfully challenged the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings for the seat in 2020. Mariner’s opponent for the January special general election […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

In a very close race, Kelvin Butler defeats Gary Brumfield to win the special election for Mississippi Senate District 38. Butler previously represented District 38 until he resigned in 2016 to run for Pike County Chancery Clerk. Butler had also […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Mississippi Senate Heads to Runoff

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

With no candidate securing a majority, the Mississippi Senate District 32 race is heading for a runoff election. Rob Hickman and Dr. Minh Duong will face each other in the special runoff election scheduled for November 23.

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November 3, 2021  •  

Youngkin Wins Gubernatorial Bid

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In a close race which garnered national attention, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin will be Virginia’s next governor after defeating Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin becomes the first Republican to win a gubernatorial bid since 2009.

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November 3, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the third special session on October 30. Lawmakers passed several bills limiting COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. In addition to these measures, lawmakers also introduced and passed Senate Bill 9009 making school board elections partisan elections. […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Florida Special Session Dates Set

Florida Capitol Building

Gov. Ron DeSantis has set the dates for the November Florida Legislature’s special session concerning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Lawmakers will convene the special session on November 15 and can adjourn no later than November 19.

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October 28, 2021  •  

Special Elections Finally Scheduled

Florida Capitol Building

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced special election dates for Senate District 33, House District 88, and House District 94. The special primary election will be held on January 11, 2022, followed by the special general election on March 8, […]

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