January 6, 2020 •

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Special Election

Sen. Greg Kirk

The Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, announced a special election for February 4 for Senate District 13. The seat is vacant after Sen. Greg Kirk died in December after a battle with cancer. A runoff election is scheduled for March […]

The Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, announced a special election for February 4 for Senate District 13.

The seat is vacant after Sen. Greg Kirk died in December after a battle with cancer.

A runoff election is scheduled for March 3 if no candidate receives a majority of the vote during the special election.

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January 3, 2020 •

Special Election Set for Another Massachusetts Vacant House Seat

Massachusetts Capitol Building

Another special election has been scheduled, this time for the 37th Middlesex district. The House seat will become vacant on January 8 when Rep. Jen Benson, a Lunenberg Democrat, will resign to become president of the Alliance for Business Leadership. […]

Another special election has been scheduled, this time for the 37th Middlesex district.

The House seat will become vacant on January 8 when Rep. Jen Benson, a Lunenberg Democrat, will resign to become president of the Alliance for Business Leadership.

The primary special election for Benson’s replacement will be held on March 3 and the general special election will be held on March 31.

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January 3, 2020 •

Minnesota Will Have Special Elections to Fill Two Vacant Seats in House

Former Reps. Loeffler and Zerwas

On February 4, 2020, special elections will be held to fill vacancies in Minnesota House Districts 30A and 60A. Rep. Diane Loeffler, a Democrat from Minneapolis, died in November creating the vacancy in District 60A. Rep. Nick Zerwas, a Republican […]

On February 4, 2020, special elections will be held to fill vacancies in Minnesota House Districts 30A and 60A.

Rep. Diane Loeffler, a Democrat from Minneapolis, died in November creating the vacancy in District 60A.

Rep. Nick Zerwas, a Republican from Elk River, resigned from District 30A on December 6 to focus on spending time with his family.

The special primary for District 30A will be held January 14, while the special primary for District 60A will be held January 21.

The later date for District 60A accommodates college students living in the district who return that day to the University of Minnesota for spring semester.

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January 3, 2020 •

Idaho Governor Appoints Boise Woman to Vacant House Seat

Lauren Necochea - MARSHALL CLARKE

Gov. Brad Little appointed Lauren Necochea to fill the vacant House of Representatives District 19 seat. Necochea was one of three possible candidates and the top choice the Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 submitted to the governor. The seat […]

Gov. Brad Little appointed Lauren Necochea to fill the vacant House of Representatives District 19 seat.

Necochea was one of three possible candidates and the top choice the Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 submitted to the governor.

The seat became vacant when former Rep. Mat Erpelding resigned to take a job with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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December 24, 2019 •

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Calls Special Election

Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special election to fill two open seats in House District 67 and House District 99. Rep. Rocky Adkins, a Democrat from Sandy Hook resigned to become Beshear’s senior adviser. Rep. Dennis Keene, a Democrat from […]

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special election to fill two open seats in House District 67 and House District 99.

Rep. Rocky Adkins, a Democrat from Sandy Hook resigned to become Beshear’s senior adviser.

Rep. Dennis Keene, a Democrat from Wilder, resigned to become commissioner of the Department of Local Government.

The elections will be held February 25, 2020.

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December 19, 2019 •

Special Elections Scheduled for Massachusetts House and Senate

Massachusetts Capitol Building

Special elections for the 32nd Middlesex House District and Plymouth and Barnstable Senate District have been scheduled by their respective legislative bodies. Both seats were vacated when their officeholders left for executive positions. Rep. Paul Brodeur, a Democrat, resigned after […]

Special elections for the 32nd Middlesex House District and Plymouth and Barnstable Senate District have been scheduled by their respective legislative bodies.

Both seats were vacated when their officeholders left for executive positions.

Rep. Paul Brodeur, a Democrat, resigned after winning the Melrose mayoral election.

Sen. Vinny DeMacedo, Republican from Plymouth, stepped down to become director of regional partnerships at Bridgewater State University.

The 32nd Middlesex primary election will be held on February 4, and a general election will be held on March 3.

The Plymouth and Barnstable primary election will be held on March 3, and a general election will be held on March 31.

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December 18, 2019 •

Pennsylvania Special Election Set for February

Former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 190. The seat became vacant when Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Philadelphia Democrat, resigned. Johnson-Harrell was indicted for allegedly embezzling over a half million dollars from her charity, Motivations Education […]

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 190.

The seat became vacant when Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Philadelphia Democrat, resigned.

Johnson-Harrell was indicted for allegedly embezzling over a half million dollars from her charity, Motivations Education and Consultation Associates (MECA).

The special election will be held on February 25.

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December 18, 2019 •

Special Election Scheduled for Rhode Island House Seat

Former Rep. Shelby Maldonado

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced special election dates for Rhode Island House District 56. The seat became vacant when Rep. Shelby Maldonado, a Providence Democrat, resigned to be Hispanic Outreach Director for the American Israeli Public Affairs […]

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced special election dates for Rhode Island House District 56.

The seat became vacant when Rep. Shelby Maldonado, a Providence Democrat, resigned to be Hispanic Outreach Director for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Assuming more than one candidate from either major party qualifies for the ballot, the special primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 4.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, March 3.

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December 11, 2019 •

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Special Election for House District 171

The Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a special election for January 28 for House District 171. The seat is vacant after Rep. Jay Powell unexpectedly died in November while attending a Republican leadership retreat. A runoff election is scheduled […]

The Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a special election for January 28 for House District 171.

The seat is vacant after Rep. Jay Powell unexpectedly died in November while attending a Republican leadership retreat.

A runoff election is scheduled for February 25 if no candidate receives a majority of the vote during the special election.

The winner of the election will serve the remaining year of Powell’s term.

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December 9, 2019 •

Connecticut Governor Announces Special Election for House District 151

Connecticut State Capitol

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on January 21, 2020 for House District 151. The seat for House District 151 was vacated earlier this week by Rep. Fred Camillo after being elected first selectman of Greenwich in November. The […]

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on January 21, 2020 for House District 151.

The seat for House District 151 was vacated earlier this week by Rep. Fred Camillo after being elected first selectman of Greenwich in November.

The winner of the special election will complete the remaining year of Camillo’s term.

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December 4, 2019 •

Connecticut Governor Announces Special Elections

Connecticut State Capitol

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on January 14, 2020, to fill two vacancies in the House of Representatives. House District 48 was most recently held by Rep. Linda Orange who passed away due to pancreatic cancer. Rep. Brenda […]

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a special election on January 14, 2020, to fill two vacancies in the House of Representatives.

House District 48 was most recently held by Rep. Linda Orange who passed away due to pancreatic cancer.

Rep. Brenda Kupchick resigned from the House District 132 seat on November 22 to assume office as chief elected official of Fairfield.

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December 2, 2019 •

Maryland State Senator Retires

State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announced she is retiring from the Maryland State Senate District 44 seat, effective December 1. Nathan-Pulliam cited health issues as the reason for stepping down from the seat. Both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County state central […]

Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announced she is retiring from the Maryland State Senate District 44 seat, effective December 1.

Nathan-Pulliam cited health issues as the reason for stepping down from the seat.

Both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County state central committees are now accepting resumes and will make a recommendation to Gov. Larry Hogan.

Gov. Hogan officially makes the appointment to fill the vacant seat.

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November 26, 2019 •

Maryland Governor Appoints New District 22 Delegate

Del. Nicole Williams

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Nicole Williams to represent District 22 in Prince George’s County. Williams is replacing Del. Tawanna Gaines, who resigned last month after pleading guilty in federal court to illegally using campaign funds for […]

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Nicole Williams to represent District 22 in Prince George’s County.

Williams is replacing Del. Tawanna Gaines, who resigned last month after pleading guilty in federal court to illegally using campaign funds for personal benefit.

Gov. Hogan appointed Williams following the unanimous recommendations by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee.

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November 21, 2019 •

Alaska Governor Chooses Candidate to Fill Vacant House Seat

Alaska State Capitol Buildling - Jay Galvin

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that Melvin Gillis has been selected to fill the vacant South Anchorage state House of Representatives District 25 seat. The seat became vacant when Josh Revak was confirmed to the Senate seat that was held by […]

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that Melvin Gillis has been selected to fill the vacant South Anchorage state House of Representatives District 25 seat.

The seat became vacant when Josh Revak was confirmed to the Senate seat that was held by Sen. Chris Birch, who passed away in August.

Gillis was one of three candidates picked by local party officials.

House Republicans will have to approve the appointment.

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