2012 Fall Legislative Campaign by the Numbers
Posted: June 6, 2012
Updated: May 23, 2012
Based on publications of the Government Accountability Board (GAB).
Numbers with an * have been revised since the original posting to reflect board action on June 8.
Number of legislative districts up for reelection in 2012: 115 – 16 in the Senate and all 99 in the Assembly.
Number of legislative candidates on the primary ballot for all legislative districts: 298*
Number of seats left open by an incumbent leaving office or redistricting: 38 (33% of all seats)
Number of seats left open by an incumbent leaving state office or seeking federal office: 14
Number of seats left open by incumbents seeking higher state office: 4, two Assembly incumbents running in the recall on June 5 and two running for vacant Senate seats in the fall.
Number of seats left open by incumbents seeking federal office: 3.
Number of seats left open by redistricting: 17
Number of "open" seats contested by a current member of the Legislature: 15
Number of "open" seats where two members of the current Legislature oppose each other because of redistricting: 1.
Number of "open" seats contested by a current member of the Legislature with no opposition: 4
Number of candidates on the primary ballot for the "open" seats: 136* (46% of all candidates)
Number of the 38 "open" seats with both Democratic and Republican primaries: 6
Number of "open seat" primaries with both Democratic and Republican primaries that include a current member of the Legislature: 1
Total number of seats where two members of the current Legislature oppose each other due to redistricting: 2
Number of Democratic legislative candidates on the primary ballot: 165*
Number of Republican legislative candidates on the primary ballot: 117*
Number of Independent and "Third-Party" legislative candidates on the primary ballot: 16
Number of districts with only one major party representative on the November ballot: 33*, (27 Democrats and six* Republicans).
Number of districts with only one candidate on the November ballot: 28* (22 Democrats and six* Republicans. See table below).
S: Senate A: Assembly D: Democrat R: Republican
±Unopposed candidate in a seat left open by retirement or redistricting.
‡Primary candidates in a seat left open by retirement or redistricting. The winner faces no opposition in November
|A07||Peggy Krusick† or Daniel Riemer (D)|
|A08||JoCasta Zamarippa† or Laura Manriquez (D)|
|A09||Josh Zepnick† or Jose Guzman (D)|
|A10||Millie Coby, Harriet Callier, Ieshuh Griffin or Sandy Pasch‡ (D)|
|A11||Jason Fields† or Mandela Barnes (D)|
|A12||Frederick P Kessler† or Mario R. Hall (D)|
|A16||Leon Young† (D)|
|A19||Jon Richards† (D)|
|A22||Nick Oliver or Don Pridemore‡ (R)|
|A40||Kevin Petersen† (R)|
|A57||Penny Bernard Schaber† (D)|
|A58||Pat Strachota† (R)|
|A59||Daniel R LeMahieu† (R)|
|A64||Peter Barca† (D)|
|A65||Albert Namath, Dayvin M.A. Hallmon or Tod Ohnstad‡ (D)|
|A66||Cory Mason± (D)|
|A73||Nick Milroy† (D)|
|A76||Chris Taylor± (D)|
|A77||Terese Berceau± (D)|
|A79||Dianne Hesselbein or Ellen Lindgren‡ (D)|
|A91||Dana Wachs± (D)|
|A92||Chris Danou± (D)|
|A95||Jill E. Billings† (D)|
|S02||Robert Cowles† (R)|
|S06||Nikiya Harris, Allyn Monroe Swan, Delta T. Triplett, Elizabeth M. Coggs or Michael Mayo‡ (D)|
|S08||Alberta Darling† (R)|
|S16||Mark Miller† (D)|
|S26||Fred Risser† (D)|