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.

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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).

Uncontested Legislative Races on the November Ballot

S: Senate A: Assembly D: Democrat R: Republican
†Incumbent.
±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

District Candidates
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)

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