The Green Papers: 2009 General Election
Copyright 111th Congress
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 2 November 2010.

There have been 0 deaths, 5 resignations, and 1 change of party affiliation in the 111th House.

  • Congressman Rahm Emanuel (Democratic, Illinois CD 5) resigned 2 January 2009 (vacancy effective 3 January) to become President-elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff.
  • Congressman Kirsten Gillibrand (Democratic, New York CD 20) resigned 26 January 2009. Governor David Paterson (Democratic, New York) appointed Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the vacancy in the State's Class 1 seat caused by the resignation of now-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Congressman Hilda L. Solis (Democratic, California CD 32) resigned 24 February to become Secretary of Labor. The vacancy became effective 25 February 2009.
  • Congressman H. Scott Murphy (Democratic, New York CD 20) was elected to Congress on 31 March 2009 in Special Election. He fills the vacancy caused by the appointment of Congressman Kirsten Gillibrand to the United States Senate. Congressman Murphy took the oath of office on 29 April 2009.
  • Congressman Mike Quigley (Democratic, Illinois CD 5) was elected in a special election on 7 April 2009. He fills the seat formerly held by Congressman Rahm Emanuel who resigned to become President Obama's Chief of Staff.
  • Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher (Democratic California CD 10) resigned on 26 June 2009 to become Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
  • Congressman Judy Chu (Democratic California CD 32) was elected in a special election on 14 July 2009. She will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Hilda L. Solis to became Secretary of Labor.
  • Congressman John McHugh (Republican New York CD 23) resigned 21 September 2009 to become Secretary of the Army.
  • Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic California CD 10) was elected in a special election 3 November 2009. He will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher.
  • Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic New York CD 23) was elected in a special election 3 November 2009. He will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman John McHugh.
  • Congressman R. Parker "Parker" Griffith (Democratic, Alabama CD 5) changed his affiliation to the Republican Party on 22 December 2009.

  Alabama    Alaska    Arizona    Arkansas    California    Colorado    Connecticut    Delaware    Florida    Georgia    Hawaii    Idaho    Illinois    Indiana    Iowa    Kansas    Kentucky    Louisiana    Maine    Maryland    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Mississippi    Missouri    Montana    Nebraska    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    New Mexico    New York    North Carolina    North Dakota    Ohio    Oklahoma    Oregon    Pennsylvania    Rhode Island    South Carolina    South Dakota    Tennessee    Texas    Utah    Vermont    Virginia    Washington    West Virginia    Wisconsin    Wyoming 

Legislative Links


California  2-year term. Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit.
Partisan Composition: 34 Democratic, 19 Republican
  Candidate American Independent 1,435 1.15% Jerome "Jerry" Denham
Received 0.29% of the vote in the 1 September 2009 primary
Total 125,173 100.00%  

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
Major Third Parties
Other Third Parties
  American Independent
  Peace And Freedom
  Working Families
  No Ballot Designation
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

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


  2009 General Election Home  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
2009 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times  
General Election Poll Closing Times
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically  
  Governors     Senate     House  
  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
  2009 Partisan Composition by State  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Change in Representation in U.S. House by REGION and Subregion between 2000 and 2002  
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States