2014 Fall Legislative Campaign by the Numbers

Posted: June 4, 2014
Updated: October 8, 2014

The statistics below are based on documents published by the Government Accountability Board (GAB). Updated to reflect board action on June 11. An asterisk (*) indicates a change since the original posting.

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Number of legislative districts up for reelection in 2014: 116 – 17 in the Senate and all 99 in the Assembly.

Number of legislative candidates on the primary ballot for all legislative districts: 247.*

Number of open seats: 29. In the Senate: 7. In the Assembly: 22.

Number of seats left open by incumbents seeking higher state office: 9. Five running for the State Senate, one for Attorney General, one for Secretary of State, one for Governor, and one for for Lieutenant Governor.

Number of seats left open by incumbents seeking federal office: 2.

Number of open legislative seats contested by a current member of the Legislature: 5.

Number of candidates on the primary ballot for the open seats: 102* (42% of all candidates).

Number of the open seats currently represented by a Democrat: 10. A Republican: 19.

Number of the open seats contested by candidates from both major parties: 20.

Number of the 29 open seats with both Democratic and Republican primaries: 1.

Number of the 116 legislative seats with both Democratic and Republican primaries: 1, 81st Assembly District.

Number of Democratic legislative candidates on the primary ballot: 105.*

Number of Republican legislative candidates on the primary ballot: 133.*

Number of incumbents running for reelection: 87. Democrats: 36. Republicans: 51.

Number of incumbents facing challengers: 47*. Democrats: 19. Republicans: 28.*

Number of incumbents facing a primary challenger: 3*. Democrats: 3*. Republicans: 1.

Number of incumbents facing no opposition: 40*. Democrats: 17*. Republicans: 13.*

Number of unchallenged incumbents who are freshmen: 16. Democrats: 6. Republicans: 10.

Number of Independent and "Third-Party" legislative candidates on the ballot: 9.*

Number of districts with only one major party representative on the November ballot: 55*. (25* Democratic districts and 30* Republican districts.)

Number of districts with only one candidate on the November ballot: 49*. (21* Democratic and 28* Republican districts. See table below).

Uncontested Legislative Races on the November Ballot

S: Senate A: Assembly D: Democrat R: Republican
†Incumbent.
±Primary challenger to an incumbent. The winner faces no opposition in November.
‡Primary candidates in an open seat. The winner faces no opposition in November

District Candidate
A02 Andre Jacque† (R)
A03 Al Ott (R)*
A06 Gary Tauchen† (R)
A09 Josh Zepnick† (D)
A10 David Bowen, Brian Grant, Sara Lee Johan & Tia Torhorst‡ (D)
A11 Mandela Barnes† (D)
A12 Fred Kessler† (D)
A13 Rob Hutton† (R)
A14 Dale Kooyenga† (R)
A16 Leon Young† & Tracey Dent± (D)
A18 Evan Goyke† (D)
A21 Rodriguez, Jessie† (R)
A24 Knodl, Dan† (R)
A25 Paul Tittl† (R)
A29 Murtha, John† (R)
A31 Amy Loudenbeck† (R)
A33 Cody Horlacher, Scott L. Johnson & Bill Lurvey‡ (R)
A34 Rob Swearingen† (R)
A35 Mary Czaja† (R)
A36 Jeffrey L Mursau† (R)
A40 Kevin Petersen† (R)
A45 Sheila De Forest & Mark Spreitzer‡ (D)
A46 Gary Hebl † (D)
A48 Melissa Agard Sargent† (D)
A52 Jeremy Thiesfeldt† (R)
A53 Michael Schraa† (R)
A56 Dave Murphy† (R)
A58 Bob Gannon, Tiffany Lee Koehler & Sandy Voss‡ (R)
A59 Jesse Kremer, Ralph Prescott, Timothy Ramthun & Bill Savage‡ (R)
A60 Robert Brooks & Jean F. Opitz‡ (R)
A61 Samantha Kerkman† (R)
A62 Tom Weatherston† (R)
A64 Peter Barca † (D)
A65 Tod Ohnstad† (D)
A71 Katrina Shankland† (D)
A73 Nick Milroy† (D)
A76 Chris Taylor† (D)
A77 Terese Berceau† (D)
A78 Mark Clear & Lisa Subeck‡ (D)
A80 Sondy Pope† (D)
A82 Ken Skowronski† (R)
A84 Mike Kuglitsch† (R)
A89 John Nygren† (R)
A91 Dana Wachs† (D)
A95 Jill Billings† (D)
A97 Scott Allen, Joe Banske, Kathleen M. Cummings, Aaron D. Perry, Brandon J. Rosner & Vince Trovato‡ (R)
A98 Neylon, Adam† (R)
S03 Tim Carpenter† (D)
S27 Jon Erpenbach† (D)

 

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