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December 20, 2021  •  

Virginia Special Election Announced

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House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn announced the special election for Virginia House District 89 will be held on January 11, 2022. The election is to fill the seat vacated by Del. Jay Jones, who is resigning to prioritize time with his […]

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Del. Jay Jones of Norfolk, Virginia announced his resignation from the General Assembly. In a public letter, Jones cited a desire to prioritize being a father and supportive husband, as he and his wife prepare to welcome their first child. […]

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December 13, 2021  •  

Maryland Special Session Adjourns

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The Maryland General Assembly adjourned their special session on December 9. Lawmakers approved new congressional maps and voted to override the governor’s veto of those maps. Lawmakers also voted Del. Dereck Davis to serve as state treasurer.

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The North Carolina Supreme Court ordered the 2022 primary elections be delayed two months from March 8 to May 17. The order comes in response to lawsuits filed challenging the recently approved redistricting maps. The order also suspends candidate filing […]

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December 2, 2021  •  

Georgia Special Session Adjourns

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The Georgia General Assembly adjourned the special session on November 22. The special session was dedicated to the redrawing of state and federal districts, which passed mainly on party lines. The newly approved maps were sent to Gov. Brian Kemp […]

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November 19, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Session Announced

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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