2007 United States elections
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Off-year elections
Election dayNovember 6
Congressional special elections
Seats contested5
Net seat change0
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested3
Net seat change0
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The 2007 United States elections were held on Tuesday, November 6. During this off-year election, the only seats up for election in the United States Congress were special elections held throughout the year. None of these congressional seats changed party hands. There were also several gubernatorial races and state legislative elections, and numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races in several major cities, and several types of local offices on the ballot.

United States Congress

Main article: 2007 United States House of Representatives elections

There were five special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 2007. Four of them were held after the death of the prior incumbent, while the seat in Massachusetts's 5th congressional district opened up after Marty Meehan resigned to become the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In each of these special elections, the incumbent party won.[1][2][3][4][5]

Gubernatorial elections

Main article: 2007 United States gubernatorial elections

Three states elected governors in 2007, although only two of them voted on November 6, namely Kentucky and Mississippi. Louisiana's election date did not coincide with that of most states; its open primary was held on October 20.

The final results were a net change of zero between the political parties. The Democrats picked up the governorship in Kentucky, but the Republicans picked up the one in Louisiana. The Republicans maintained control of the governorship in Mississippi.[6][7]

State and territorial legislative elections

Four states—Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia—and one U.S. territory, the Northern Mariana Islands, elected their state or territorial legislators in 2007. Louisiana's elections were held on November 17.

Democrats gained majorities in the Virginia Senate and the Mississippi Senate.[citation needed]

Municipal elections

Nationwide, there were cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others that elected members in 2007. Among the high-profile mayoral elections were the following:


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  2. ^ "Special Election Results" (PDF). California Secretary of State. July 2, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 24, 2008. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "5th District Elects Tsongas". Associated Press. October 16, 2007. Archived from the original on February 16, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Former Ohio congressman's son elected to fill dad's old seat". NBC24. December 11, 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Wittman wins 1st Congressional District Election". WVEC. December 11, 2007. Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "Louisiana Secretary of State Official Election Results - Results for Election Date: 10/20/07". Louisiana Secretary of State. September 18, 2008. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  7. ^ SUNDHEIM, CHRIS (2007-11-07). "Ky. Gov. Loses Election, Miss. Gov. Wins". ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-12-01.