U.S. House Races, 2022 Overview                                                       

                                                    updated May 11, 2022  

Current Balance:  221 Republicans, 209 Democrats and 6 vacancies. (>)  
47 retirements:  30 Democrats, 17 Republicans. (> 
See also:  DCCC House Majority PAC  ||  NRCC Congressional Leadership Fund 
Fair Vote: Monopoly Politics  | 
Cook Political Report
  |  Sabato's Crystal Ball
 This page is largely based on U.S. House of Representatives Press Gallery-Member Data
2022
Conventional wisdom is that Republicans will achieve significant gains in the mid-terms and hold the majority in the 118th Congress.  Even with redistricting (>) following the Census, there are relatively few competitive seats (see Monopoly Politics).  Six states have gained seats due to reapportionment—TX +2 (36 to 38), CO +1 (7 to 8), FL +1 (27 to 28), MT +1 (1 to 2), NC +1 (13 to 14), OR +1 (5 to 6); seven states each lost one seat—CA (53 to 52), IL (18 to 17), MI (14 to 13), NY (27 to 26), OH (16 to 15), PA (18 to 17), WV (3 to 2).

Vacancies and Special Elections 2019-20

current vacancies: Nunes, Hagedorn, Young, Vela, Fortenberry, Reed

LA-5—Luke Letlow (R) died Dec. 29, 2020, before sworn in.  Special election Mar. 20, 2021 (no runoff needed).  Julia Letlow (R) elected.

LA-2—Cedric Richmond (D) resigned effective Jan. 15, 2021.  Special election primary Mar. 20, 2021, runoff Apr. 24, 2021.  Troy Carter (D) elected.

TX-6—Ron Wright (R) died Feb. 7, 2021.  Special election May 1, 2021.  Jake Ellzey (R) elected.

OH-11—Marcia Fudge (D) resigned effective Mar. 11, 2021.  Special election primary Aug. 3, 2021, general Nov. 2, 2021.  Shontel Brown (D) elected.

NM-1—Deb Haaland (D) resigned effective Mar. 16, 2021.  Special election June 1, 2021.  Melanie Stansbury (D) elected.

FL-20—Alcee Hastings (D) died Apr. 6, 2021.  Special election primary Nov. 2, 2021; general election Jan. 11, 2022.  Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) elected.

OH-15—Steve Stivers (R) resigned effective May 16, 2021.  Special election primary Aug. 3, 2021, general election Nov. 2, 2021.  Mike Carey (R) elected.

CA-22—Devin Nunes (R) resigned effective Jan. 3, 2022.  Special election primary Apr. 5, 2022; runoff June 7, 2022.

MN-1—Jim Hagedorn (R) died Feb. 17, 2022.  Special election primary May 24, 2022, general election Aug. 9, 2022.

AK-AL—Don Young (R) died Mar. 18, 2022.  Special election primary June 11, 2022 (top four), general election Aug. 16, 2022

NE-1—Jeff Fortenberry (R) resigned effective Mar. 31, 2022.  Special election June 28, 2022.

TX-34—Filomen Vela (D) resigned effective Mar. 31, 2022.  Special election June 14, 2022.

NY-23—Tom Reed (R), who had already announced he would not seek re-election, resigned on May 10, 2022.  Special election tbd.

Running for Other Office

(14 - 8D, 6R)

Governor: Democrats - Charlie Crist (D-FL), Tom Suozzi (D-NY); Republicans - Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Other Statewide Office: Democrats - AG-Anthony Brown (D-MD); Republicans: SOS-Jody Hice (R-GA), AG-Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

U.S. Senate: Democrats - Val Demings (D-FL), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Conor Lamb (D-PA), Peter Welch (D-VT); Republicans - Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Billy Long (R-MO), Ted Budd (R-NC)

Mayor: Karen Bass (D-CA)


Defeated in Primaries

West Virginia lost one seat due to reapportionment.  In the May 10, 2022 primary for the new WV-2, Alex Mooney (R), who represents the old WV-2, defeated David McKinley (R) who represents the old WV-1.


Not Returning for the 118th Congress

due to retirement or defeat in primary; also see special elections/vacancies above

BY STATE


Alabama
R-Mo Brooks

Arizona
D-Ann Kirkpatrick

California
D-Karen Bass
D-Alan Lowenthal
D-Jerry McNerney
D-Lucille Roybal-Allard
D-Jackie Speier

Colorado
D-Ed Perlmutter

Florida
D-Charlie Crist
D-Val Demings
D-Ted Deutch
D-Stephanie Murphy

Georgia
R-Jody Hice

Illinois
D-Cheri Bustos
R-Adam Kinzinger
D-Bobby Rush

Indiana
R-Trey Hollingsworth
Kentucky
D-John Yarmuth

Maryland
D-Anthony Brown

Michigan
D-Brenda Lawrence
R-Fred Upton

Missouri
R-Vicky Hartzler
R-Billy Long

New Jersey
D-Albo Sires

New York
R-John Katko
R-Tom Reed
D-Kathleen Rice
D-Tom Suozzi
R-Lee Zeldin

North Carolina
R-Ted Budd
D-G. K. Butterfield
D-David Price

Oregon
D-Peter DeFazio
Ohio
R-Bob Gibbs
R-Anthony Gonzalez
D-Tim Ryan

Pennsylvania
D-Mike Doyle
R-Fred Keller
D-Conor Lamb

Rhode Island
D-Jim Langevin

Tennessee
D-Jim Cooper

Texas
R-Kevin Brady
R-Louie Gohmert
D-Eddie Bernice Johnson
R-Van Taylor

Vermont
D-Peter Welch

West Virginia
R-David McKinley

Wisconsin
D-Ron Kind




BY YEAR ELECTED


1980s
1986
R-Fred Upton (MI)
D-Peter DeFazio (OR)

1990s

1992
D-Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
D-Bobby Rush (IL)
D-Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)

1994
D-Mike Doyle (PA)

1996
D-David Price (NC)
R-Kevin Brady (TX)
D-Ron Kind (WI)



2000s
2000
D-Jim Langevin (RI)

2002
D-Tim Ryan (OH)
D-Jim Cooper (TN)**
 
2004
special
D-G. K. Butterfield (NC)

2004
R-Louie Gohmert (TX)

2006 special
D-Albo Sires (NJ)

2006
D-Jerry McNerney (CA)
D-Ed Perlmutter (CO)
D-John Yarmuth (KY)
D-Peter Welch (VT)

2008
special
D-Jackie Speier (CA)


2010s
2010 special
D-Ted Deutch (FL)
R-Tom Reed (NY)
 
2010
R-Mo Brooks (AL)
D-Karen Bass (CA)
R-Adam Kinzinger (IL)
R-Vicky Hartzler (MO)
R-Billy Long (MO)
R-Bob Gibbs (OH)
R-David McKinley (WV)*

2012
D-Alan Lowenthal (CA)
D-Cheri Bustos (IL)

2014
R-Jody Hice (GA)
D-Brenda Lawrence (MI)
R-John Katko (NY)
D-Kathleen Rice (NY)
R-Lee Zeldin (NY)

2016
D-Charlie Crist (FL)
D-Val Demings (FL)
D-Stephanie Murphy (FL)
R-Trey Hollingsworth (IN)
D-Anthony Brown (MD)
D-Tom Suozzi (NY)
R-Ted Budd (NC)

2018 special
D-Conor Lamb (PA)
R-Fred Keller (PA)

2018
D-Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ)**
R-Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
R-Van Taylor (TX)

*Defeated in primary.
**Kirkpatrick and Cooper served previous stints in Congress as well.



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