The Green Papers: 2007 Off Year Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 110th Congress
(2007-2008)
House Seats by State

This is a list of the current House seats and the incumbents occupying them. All 435 of these seats are up for election on 4 November 2008.

There have been 4 deaths, 2 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in the 110th House.

  • Congressman J. Dennis Hastert (Republican, Illinois, CD 14) announced his retirement on 17 August 2007 and resigned 26 November 2007.
  • Congressman Nicola Tsongas (Democrat, Massachusetts House CD 5) was elected 16 October 2007 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Martin T. "Marty" Meehan (Democrat, Massachusetts House CD 5) resigned 1 July 2007 to become Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald (Democrat, California CD 37) passed away 22 April 2007 at the age of 68 from cancer.
  • Congressman Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood (Republican, Georgia CD 10) passed away 13 February 2007 at the age of 65 from lung and liver cancer.
  • Congressman Paul E. Gillmor (Republican, Ohio CD 5) passed away suddenly 5 September 2007 at the age of 68.
  • Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis (Republican, Virginia CD 1) passed away 6 October 2007 at the age of 57 from breast cancer.
  • Congressman Robert Latta (Republican, Ohio CD 5) was elected 11 December 2007 to fill the vacant seat.
  • Congressman Rob Wittman (Republican, Virginia CD 1) was elected 11 December 2007 to fill the vacant seat.

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California  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 34 Democratic, 19 Republican

CD 37
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Laura Richardson
First elected in a special election to fill the vacancy resulting from the 22 April 2007 passing of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald: 21 August 2007
Seat up for election: Tuesday 21 August 2007
  Elected Democratic 15,559 67.00% Laura Richardson
Received 37.76% in the 26 June primary. Top Democratic vote getter: Proceeded to and won the 21 August 2007 run-off.

FEC: $524,442
  Candidate Republican 5,837 25.14% John M. Kanaley
Received 7.64% in the 26 June primary. Top Republican vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Green 1,274 5.49% Daniel Abraham Brezenoff
Received 1.21% in the 26 June primary. Top and sole Green vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Libertarian 538 2.32% Herbert G. "Herb" Peters
Received 1.08% in the 26 June primary. Top and sole Libertarian vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.05% Lee Davis
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Christopher Remple
    Democratic     Lee Davis - lost primary
Received 0.62% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Mervin Leon Evans - lost primary
Received 0.09% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Felicia Ford - lost primary
Received 0.37% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Bill Francisco Grisolia - lost primary
Received 0.43% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $52,022
    Democratic     Peter Mathews - lost primary
Received 3.53% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $60,491
    Democratic     Valerie J. McDonald - lost primary
Received 9.39% in the 26 June primary. Mrs. McDonald is the daughter of the late Congressman Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald.

FEC: $51,547
    Democratic     state Senator Jenny Oropeza - lost primary
Received 31.31% in the 26 June primary. Party endorsed candidate.

FEC: $388,690
    Democratic     George A. Parmer, Jr. - lost primary
Received 0.75% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $2,292
    Democratic     Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Price - lost primary
Received 0.44% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Ed Wilson - lost primary
Received 1.14% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $26,220
    Republican     Leroy Joseph "Bishop L. J." Guillory - lost primary
Received 1.14% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $10,644
    Republican     Jeffrey "Lincoln" Leavitt - lost primary
Received 1.18% in the 26 June primary.
    Republican     Teri Ramirez - lost primary
Received 1.92% in the 26 June primary.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Albert Robles
 

 
Democrat Laura Richardson won the 21 August 2007 run off with about 65% of the vote.

Returns from an official source.


 
On Tuesday 26 June 2007 California held a special election to fill the open U.S. House CD 37 seat vacated by the Sunday 22 April 2007 passing of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald.

Since no candidate received 50% of the vote + 1, a 21 August 2007 run-off election will be held between the top vote getter from each party.

  • Democrat: Laura Richardson 37.76%.
  • Republican: John M. Kanaley 7.64%.
  • Green: Daniel Abraham Brezenoff 1.21%
  • Libertarian: Herbert G. "Herb" Peters 1.08%.

Returns from an official source.


On Thursday 26 April 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a 26 June 2007 special election to fill this vacant seat. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote + 1, a run-off election will be held on 21 August 2007, between the top vote getters from each party. The filing deadline is 14 May 2007.

  • The date of the primary election is calculated by counting back eight Tuesdays or, if the eighth Tuesday is the day of or the day following a state holiday, the ninth Tuesday preceding the day of the general ("runoff") election at which the vacancy is to be filled.

Sunday 22 April 2007: We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald who passed away today at the age of 68. She had had taken a leave of absence from Congress on 18 April after being diagnosed with cancer. She was first elected in a 26 March 1996 special election re: the resignation of Congressman Walter Tucker, 15 December 1995.

18 April 2007: Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald, 68, has been diagnosed with cancer and has been granted a 4 to 6 week leave of absence from the U.S. House.

Total 23,221 100.00%  

Massachusetts  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 10 Democratic

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
First elected in a 16 October 2007 Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 16 October 2007
  Elected Democratic 54,363 51.32% Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
Widow of the late U.S. Senator Paul Efthemios Tsongas (1941-1997); Senator Tsongas was elected to the U.S. House seat serving much of the same area as the current 5th Congressional District in 1974 and re-elected in 1976 before being elected to what turned out to be his only 6-year term in the U.S. Senate in 1978.

FEC: $2,579,347
  Candidate Republican 47,770 45.10% James "Jim" Ogonowski
FEC: $696,388
  Candidate Independent 2,170 2.05% Patrick O. Murphy
  Candidate Independent 1,125 1.06% Kurt Glenn Hayes
FEC: $15,900
  Candidate Constitution 494 0.47% Kevin J. Thompson
    Democratic     Eileen M. Donoghue - lost primary
FEC: $834,496
    Democratic     James Bradley "Jamie" Eldridge - lost primary
FEC: $422,183
    Democratic     state Representative Barry R. Finegold - lost primary
FEC: $919,798
    Democratic     state Representative James R. "Jim" Miceli - lost primary
FEC: $26,890
    Republican     Thomas P. "Tom" Tierney - lost primary
FEC: $34,055
  

Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan (Massachusetts CD 5) submitted his resignation from Congress 9 May 2006, effective 1 July 2007. He was chosen to be the next Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell on 13 March 2007. Massachusetts Governor Patrick called a special election to fill the vacant seat. The primary will be on 4 September and the general election on 16 October 2007. The deadline for filing nomination papers is 5:00p 31 July 2007 for party candidates and 4 September 2007 for non-party candidates.

Total 105,922 100.00%  

Ohio  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 11 Republican, 7 Democratic

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert E. "Bob" Latta
First elected in a special election (re: death of Congressman Paul E. Gillmor): 11 December 2007
Seat up for election: Tuesday 11 December 2007
  Elected Republican 56,367 56.87% state Representative Robert E. "Bob" Latta
FEC: $640,755
  Candidate Democratic 42,563 42.95% Robin R. Weirauch
Party endorsed candidate

FEC: $45,563
  Candidate Write-in 180 0.18% John F. "Jack" Green
    Democratic     George F. Mays - lost primary
    Republican     state Senator Steve Buehrer - lost primary
FEC: $256,169
    Republican     Mark Hollenbaugh - lost primary
    Republican     Fred Pieper - lost primary
    Republican     Michael "Mike" Smitley - lost primary
  

Wednesday 5 September 2007: Congressman Paul E. Gillmor (Republican), 68, passed away suddenly Tuesday night. First elected in 1988, he served 10 terms in the House. Media reports state that when Congressman Gillmor did not show up this morning, his staff become concerned. He was later found dead in his apartment.

On Friday 14 September 2007, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced that a 6 November 2007 Special Party Primary (Democratic and Republican) and an 11 December 2007 Special General election will be held to fill the vacancy caused by the passing of Congressman Paul E. Gillmor (Republican). The filing deadline is 28 September 2007. The winner will complete the late Congressman's term which ends in January 2009. Reference: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/ElectionsVoter/directives/2007/Dir2007-15.pdf

Reference: Wood County Board of Elections

Total 99,110 100.00%  

Virginia  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 8 Republican, 3 Democratic

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
First elected in a special election (re: the death of Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis): 11 December 2007
Seat up for election: Tuesday 11 December 2007
  Elected Republican 42,767 60.72% state Delegate Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
Nominated by Convention 10 November 2007

FEC: $94,925
  Candidate Democratic 26,275 37.31% Philip R. Forgit
Nominated by Convention 10 November 2007

FEC: $43,522
  Candidate Independent 1,310 1.86% Lucky R. Narain
  Candidate Write-in 76 0.11% Write In
  

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis (Republican, Virginia CD 1) who passed away on 6 October 2007 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57. Mrs. Davis was first diagnosed in October 2005 and underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy. On 7 March 2007, she announced that her breast cancer had returned. The Congressman was first elected to Congress in 2000.

On Tuesday 23 October 2007, Virginia Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine called a Tuesday 11 December 2007 Special Election in CD 1 to fill the remainder of the term.

The Democratic and Republican Parties held nomination conventions for the special election on Saturday 10 November 2007.

Total 70,428 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Constitution
Independents
  Independent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.

FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


 


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