Joy in the Morning! Election result news


Ralph Northam is the governor-elect (54% - 45%!), Justin Fairfax is lieutenant governor-elect, and Mark Herring was re-elected attorney general.

Control of the Virginia House went from 66R/34D to 51R/49D, with Democrats picking up 15* House of Delegates seats just two seats shy of flipping the House to Democrats. 

  • Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02)
  • Wendy Goodits (HD-10)
  • Chris Hurst (HD-12)
  • Danica Roem (HD-13) (first openly transgender state legislator)
  • Kelly Fowler (HD-21)
  • Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31)
  • David Reid (HD-32)
  • Kathy Tran (HD-42) (first Asian-American woman in the House)
  • Lee Carter (HD-50)
  • Hala Ayala (HD-51)
  • Karrie Delaney (HD-67)
  • Dawn Adams (HD-68)
  • Schuyler VanValkenberg (HD-72)
  • Deborah Rodman (HD-73)
  • Cheryl Turpin (HD-85)
Thanks to ABSENTEE VOTES! there are re-counts underway in four additional Republican-held House Districts: HD 27 (R-Robinson, D-Barnett), HD 28 (R-Thomas, D-Cole), HD 40 (R-Hugo, D-Tanner) and HD 94 (R-Yancey, D-Simonds). 

* This is the largest pickup for Virginia Dems since 1899

Democrats re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman to be the mayor of St. Petersburg.

Democrats flipped two House districts by electing Deborah Gonzalez (HD-117) and Jonathan Wallace (HD-119). 

Democrats re-elected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Democrats held Michigan’s 109th House District by electing Sara Cambensy.

Melvin Carter won the mayor's race in St. Paul to become the first African American Mayor. 

New Hampshire
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 

New Jersey
Democrats flipped the governor’s seat from red to blue by electing Phil Murphy (55.6%-42.3%). 

Sheila Oliver was elected Lt Governor and became NJ's first African American Lt Governor.

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. 

New York
Democrats re-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  

North Carolina
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. 

Manka Dhingra's resounding victory in the Washington 45th state senate race successfully flipped control of the Washington State Senate to the Democrats.

Jenny Durkan won the mayor's race in Seattle to become the first openly lesbian Mayor.