2021 United States state legislative elections

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3 legislative chambers in 2 states

The 2021 United States state legislative elections will be held on November 2, 2021. Three legislative chambers in two states will hold regularly-scheduled elections. These off-year elections will coincide with other state and local elections, including gubernatorial elections in both states.

State summaries

New Jersey

Main articles: 2021 New Jersey State Senate election and 2021 New Jersey General Assembly election

All seats of the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey General Assembly are up for election. In 2021, Senators are elected to two-year terms in single-member districts, while Assembly members are elected to two-year terms in two-member districts.[1] Democrats hold majority control in both chambers.

Virginia

Main article: 2021 Virginia House of Delegates election

All seats of the Virginia House of Delegates are up for election; the Virginia Senate will not hold regularly-scheduled elections in 2021. Delegates are elected to two-year terms in single-member districts. Democrats recently gained control of the House in 2019.[2]

House of Delegates
Party Before After Change
Democratic 55 TBD
Republican 45 TBD
Total 100 100

Special elections

Various states will hold special elections for legislative districts throughout the year.[3]

Alabama

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 33 Ronald Johnson Republican 2006 Incumbent died July 14, 2020 of liver cancer.[4]
New member elected January 19, 2021.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Ben Robbins (Republican) 68.2%
  • Fred Crum (Democratic) 31.7%[5]
Senate 26 David Burkette Democratic 2018 Incumbent resigned September 1, 2020 for private reasons.[6]
New member to be elected March 2, 2021.
  • William Green (Republican)
  • Kirk Hatcher (Democratic)
Senate 14 Cam Ward Republican 2010 Incumbent resigned December 7, 2020 to become the Director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.[7]
New member to be elected July 13, 2021.
  • Virginia Applebaum (Democratic)
  • Joseph Barlow (Republican)
  • Donna Dorough Strong (Republican)
  • April Weaver (Republican)
House 73 Matt Fridy Republican 2014 Incumbent resigned January 18, 2021 to join the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.[8]
New member to be elected July 13, 2021.
  • Sheridan Black (Democratic)
  • Joseph Daley (Republican)
  • George Henry (Republican)
  • Leigh Hulsey (Republican)
  • Kenneth Paschal (Republican)
  • Kerri Pate (Republican)

California

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 2013
(special)
Incumbent resigned December 6, 2020 to join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.[9]
New member to be elected May 4, 2021.
  • Renita Duncan (Independent)
  • Ernesto Huerta (Peace and Freedom)
  • Tiffani Jones (Republican)
  • Sydney Kamlager (Democratic)
  • Daniel Lee (Democratic)
  • Joe Lisuzzo (Republican)
  • Cheryl C. Turner (Democratic)
Assembly 79 Shirley Weber Democratic 2012 Incumbent resigned January 29, 2021 to become California Secretary of State.[10]
New member to be elected June 8, 2021.
  • TBA

Connecticut

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 27 Carlo Leone Democratic 2011
(special)
Incumbent resigned January 5, 2021 to become Senior ConnDOT advisor.[11]
New member to be elected March 2, 2021.
  • Joshua Esses (Republican)
  • Patricia Miller (Democratic)

Georgia

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 90 Pam Stephenson Democratic 2002 Incumbent resigned September 10, 2020.[12]
New member to be elected March 9, 2021.
  • Angela Moore (Democratic)
  • Stan Watson (Democratic)

Iowa

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 41 Mariannette Miller-Meeks Republican 2018 Incumbent resigned January 2, 2021 to become a U.S. Representative.[13]
New member elected January 26, 2021.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Adrian Dickey (Republican) 55.3%
  • Mary Stewart (Democratic) 44.7%[14]

Louisiana

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 82 Charles Henry Republican 2019 Incumbent resigned January 12, 2021 for private reasons.[15]
New member to be elected March 20, 2021.
  • Edwin Connick (Republican)
  • Raymond Delaney Jr. (Democratic)
  • Laurie Schlegel (Republican)

Maine

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 14 Shenna Bellows Democratic 2016 Incumbent resigned December 2, 2020 to become Secretary of State of Maine.[16]
New member to be elected March 9, 2021.

Massachusetts

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House Suffolk 19 Robert DeLeo Democratic 1991 Incumbent resigned December 29, 2020 to work at Northeastern University.[17]
New member to be elected March 30, 2021.
  • Valentino Capoblanco (Democratic)
  • Paul Caruccio (Republican)
  • Alicia Delvento (Democratic)
  • Juan Jaramillo (Democratic)
  • Jeffrey Turco (Democratic)

Michigan

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 8 Peter Lucido Republican 2018 Incumbent resigned January 1, 2021 to become Macomb County Prosecutor [18]
New member to be elected November 2, 2021.
  • TBA
Senate 28 Peter MacGregor Republican 2014 Incumbent resigned January 1, 2021 to become Kent County Treasurer.[19]
New member to be elected November 2, 2021.
  • TBA

Missouri

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 45 Kip Kendrick Democratic 2014 Incumbent resigned January 6, 2021 to become Senator Greg Razer's chief of staff.[20]
New member to be elected April 6, 2021.
  • Glenn Nielsen (Libertarian)
  • David Smith (Democratic)

New Hampshire

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House Hillsborough 21 Dick Hinch Republican 2008 Incumbent died December 9, 2020 of COVID-19.[21]
New member to be elected April 13, 2021.
  • Bill Boyd (Republican)
  • Stephen Hollenberg (Independent)
  • Wendy Thomas (Democratic)

Oklahoma

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 22 Stephanie Bice Republican 2014 Incumbent resigned December 31, 2020 to become a U.S. Representative.[22]
New member to be elected April 6, 2021.
  • Jake Merrick (Republican)
  • Molly Ooten (Democratic)

Pennsylvania

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 59 Mike Reese Republican 2008 Incumbent died January 2, 2021 of a brain aneurysm.[23]
New member to be elected May 18, 2021.
  • Kareem Maize (Libertarian)[24]
Senate 48 Dave Arnold Republican 2020
(special)
Incumbent died January 17, 2021 of brain cancer.[25]
New member to be elected May 18, 2021.
  • TBA

Texas

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
House 68 Drew Springer Republican 2012 Incumbent resigned January 6, 2021 to join the Texas Senate.[26]
New member to be elected February 23, 2021.[27]
  • Craig Carter (Republican)
  • David Spiller (Republican)

Virginia

Main article: 2021 Virginia House of Delegates election § Special elections

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates[28]
House 90 Joseph Lindsey Democratic 2014
(special)
Incumbent retired on November 10, 2020.[29]
New member elected January 5, 2021.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Angelia Williams Graves (Democratic) 63.5%
  • Sylvia Bryant (Republican) 36.4%
House 2 Jennifer Foy Democratic 2017 Incumbent retired December 12, 2020.[30]
New member elected January 5, 2021.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Candi King (Democratic) 51.5%
  • Heather Mitchell (Republican) 48.4%
Senate 38 Ben Chafin Republican 2014
(special)
Incumbent died January 1, 2021 of COVID-19.[31]
New member to be elected March 23, 2021.
  • Laurie Buchwald (Democratic)
  • Travis Hackworth (Republican)

Wisconsin

Main article: 2021 Wisconsin elections § Legislative

District Incumbent This race
Chamber No. Representative Party First
elected
Results Candidates
Senate 13 Scott L. Fitzgerald Republican 1994 Incumbent resigned January 1, 2021 to become a U.S. Representative.[32]
New member to be elected April 6, 2021.
Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican 2006 Incumbent resigned December 2, 2020 to take job in private sector.[33]
New member to be elected April 6, 2021.
  • Elijah Behnke (Republican)
  • Karl Jaeger (Democratic)

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