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.
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).
S: Senate A: Assembly D: Democrat R: Republican
±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
|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)|