I thought you might find the following list of wins handy (and delightful too). Thank you for all the work you have done this year to help make this happen. Special thanks to our GOTV team, led by Heidi Burch and Eileen Weinburg, for all the time they have spent organizing phone banking, sending out detailed emails to special election voters, energizing volunteers and more. Many thanks to the phone bankers who have made these calls, and many thanks to the communications team who have helped get the message out as well You all are getting the job done and proving to the world that we are going to rock 2018!
All the best,
International Chair, Democrats Abroad
Ralph Northam is the governor-elect, Justin Fairfax is lieutenant governor-elect, and Mark Herring was re-elected attorney general.
Democrats flipped at least 14* House of Delegate seats including:
· Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02)
· Wendy Goodits (HD-10)
· Chris Hurst (HD-12)
· Danica Roem (HD-13)
· Kelly Fowler (HD-21)
· Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31)
· David Reid (HD-32)
· Kathy Tran (HD-42)
· Lee Carter (HD-50)
· Hala Ayala (HD-51)
· Karrie Delaney (HD-67)
· Dawn Adams (HD-68)
· Schuyler VanValkenberg (HD-72)
· Deborah Rodman (HD-73)
* No party has picked up more than 7 seats in a single House of Delegates election since 2001.
Democrats flipped the governor’s seat from red to blue by electing Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver. Vin Gopal flipped New Jersey’s 11th Senate District from red to blue. New Jersey became the 7th state in the US where Democrats control both legislative and executive branches.
Democrats flipped 2 mayoral seats by electing Vi Lyles in Charlotte and Mitch Colvin in Fayetteville. Vi Lyles is the first-ever African American woman to be elected mayor of Charlotte, while Mitch used his strong ties to the community to flip the Fayetteville mayoral seat from red to blue.
Democrats flipped the Manchester mayoral seat by electing Joyce Craig. Joyce is the first woman to ever serve as mayor of Manchester. Democrats flipped one seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by electing Erika Connors to the Hillsborough County District 15 and held the Sullivan County District 1 by electing Brian Sullivan. In total, Democrats have now flipped six seats in New Hampshire from red to blue in 2017
Democrats re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman to be the mayor of St. Petersburg.
Democrats re-elected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. New York Democrats re-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Democrats flipped two House districts by electing Deborah Gonzalez (HD-117) and Jonathan Wallace (HD-119).
Democrats held Michigan’s 109th House District by electing Sara Cambensy.
Manka Dhingra's resounding victory in the Washington 45th state senate race successfully flipped control of the Washington State Senate to the Democrats.