December Elections

In the recent November elections, there are two main stories we should pay close attention to:
1.    Republicans flipped Virginia
2.    Candidates of color made history

Michelle Wu is the first woman and person of color to be elected mayor of Boston; Pittsburg elected Ed Gainy, the city’s first black mayor; and Abdullah Hammoud is now the first Arab-American and Muslim mayor of Dearborn, Michigan. These are just a couple of names that reflect the changing and evolving landscape of our country’s political leadership. 

There are important elections to close out the year including run-off and special elections in Texas, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Massachusetts after the jump.

For more information and links to the specific state elections pages, go to Ballotpedia.

Arkansas

  • State Senate District 7 Special Election Primary
    December 14, 2021

Connecticut

  • House of Representatives District 116 Special Election 
    December 14, 2021

Florida

  • Orlando Municipal General Run-Off Election
    December 7, 2021
  • Jacksonville City Council At-Large Position 3 Special General Election 
    December 7, 2021

Iowa

  • State Senate District 1 Special Election
    December 14, 2021

Louisiana

  • New Orleans Municipal General Election
    December 11, 2021
  • Baton Rouge City Court Section 2 General Election
    December 11, 2021

Massachusetts

  • State Senate 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District Special Primary Election
    December 14, 2021

Nebraska

  • Saunders County Board of Supervisors District 2 Doris Karloff Recall Election  
    December 14, 2021

New Hampshire

  • House of Representatives Rockingham 6 Special Election
    December 7, 2021

New Jersey

  • Jersey City General Run-Off Election
    December 7, 2021

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque Municipal General Run-Off Election
    December 7, 2021

Texas

  • Houston Independent School District I General Run-Off Election
    December 11, 2021
  • Houston Independent School District V General Run-Off Election
    December 11, 2021
  • Houston Independent School District VI General Run-Off Election
    December 11, 2021
  • Houston Independent School District VII General Run-Off Election
    December 11, 2021
  • Houston Community College Board of Trustees District VIII General Run-Off Election
    December 11, 2021

Washington

  • Seattle City Council District 3 Sawant Recall Election
    December 7, 2021