Dems Flip 33 State Legislative Seats from Red to Blue

Democrats Flip 33 State Legislative Seats in 2017 

Throughout this past year, the Democratic National Committee has been focused on rebuilding and electing Democrats up and down the ticket. Through the Every ZIP Code Counts program, the new DNC is investing in state parties and races all across the country. The result? Democrats have flipped 33 seats from red to blue, including in deep red districts that Trump swept in 2016.

“When we said the new DNC’s strategy is to organize and compete in every ZIP code, we meant it and it’s working. This year, Democrats flipped 14 seats in elections in New Hampshire, Florida, Oklahoma, New York, Georgia, and Washington, and on Election Day, we flipped at least 19 more seats in Virginia and New Jersey. This isn’t just a fluke, this is a trend,” said DNC CEO Jess O’Connell. “And what we’re seeing all across this country is that women are at the center of these wins. Not only are we seeing women elect Democrats, but Democrats won a majority of these seats because we had strong women candidates. Our work here is far from over. We will continue to mobilize and organize the way we did this year in order to be successful in 2018, 2019 and beyond.”

Democratic State Legislature Seat Flips in 2017:


  • Jennifer Carroll Foy, HD-2
  • Wendy Gooditis, HD-10
  • Chris Hurst, HD-12,
  • Danica Roem, HD-13
  • Kelly Convirs-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 VanValkenburg, HD-72
  • Debra Rodman, HD-73
  • Cheryl Turpin, HD-85

New Jersey

  • Troy Singleton, LD-7
  • Vin Gopal, LD-11
  • John Armato, AD-2
  • Roy Freiman, AD-16


  • Allison Ikley-Freeman, SD-37
  • Jacob Rosecrants, HD-46
  • Karen Gaddis, HD-75
  • Michael Brooks-Jimenez, SD-44


  • Deborah Gonzalez, HD-117
  • Jonathan Wallace, HD-119
  • Georgia SD-6*

*Runoff in December with two Democratic candidates

New Hampshire

  • Erika Connors, Hillsborough County District 15
  • Edie DesMarais, Carroll County District 6
  • Charlie St. Clair, Belknap County District 9
  • Kari Lerner, Rockingham County District 4


  • Manka Dhingra, LD-45


  • Annette Taddeo, SD-40

New York

  • Christine Pellegrino, AD-9