The Green Papers: 2022 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 117th Congress
Senate Seats by State

This is a list of the current Senate seats and the incumbents occupying them. Not counting special elections, 33 Senate Seats are up for election on 8 November 2022.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes re: party breakdown in the 117th Senate.

  • Senator Alex Padilla (Democratic, California Class 3) was appointed on 22 December 2020 by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic). He will fill the seat of Senator Kamala D. Harris who has been elected to the office of Vice President. Senator Padilla was sworn on 20 January 2021. On 8 November 2022, he is concurrently elected to fill the remainder of the term ending January 3, 2023 and to the 6 year term ending in January 2029.
  • Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic, California Class 3) resigned on 18 January 2021 to take the office of Vice President of the United States.
  • Senator Raphael Warnock (Democratic, Georgia, Class 3) was elected in a 5 January 2021 Special Election. He replaces appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler (Republican) and was sworn on 20 January 2021.
  • Senator T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff (Democratic, Georgia, Class 2) was elected in a 5 January 2021 runoff election was sworn on 20 January 2021.

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Arizona  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 1,322,027 51.39% Senator  Mark Kelly
FEC S0AZ00350; 28 Nov 22; Tot $92,351,732; Dsb $91,652,639
Total 2,572,294 100.00%  

California  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 6,621,616 61.06% Senator  Alex Padilla
FEC S2CA00955; 28 Nov 22; Tot $11,776,872; Dsb $4,397,212
Total 10,843,641 100.00%  

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 6,559,303 60.89% Senator  Alex Padilla
FEC S2CA00955; 28 Nov 22; Tot $11,776,872; Dsb $4,397,212
Total 10,771,749 100.00%  

Colorado  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 1,397,170 55.88% Senator  Michael Farrand Bennet
FEC S0CO00211; 28 Nov 22; Tot $20,667,471; Dsb $20,111,610
Total 2,500,130 100.00%  

Georgia  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 1,820,633 51.40% Senator  Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
FEC S0GA00559; 16 Nov 22; Tot $175,692,201; Dsb $168,725,480
Total 3,541,877 100.00%  

Hawaii  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 290,894 69.37% Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
FEC S4HI00136; 28 Nov 22; Tot $2,508,212; Dsb $3,414,430
Total 419,363 100.00%  

Illinois  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 2,329,136 56.82% Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC S6IL00292; 28 Nov 22; Tot $14,759,075; Dsb $15,632,544
Total 4,098,896 100.00%  

Maryland  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 1,316,897 65.77% Senator  Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
FEC S6MD03441; 28 Nov 22; Tot $6,558,472; Dsb $5,649,146
Total 2,002,336 100.00%  

Nevada  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 498,316 48.81% Senator  Catherine Marie Cortez Masto
FEC S6NV00200; 28 Nov 22; Tot $60,462,263; Dsb $59,561,157
Total 1,020,850 100.00%  

New Hampshire  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 332,193 53.50% Senator  Margaret Wood "Maggie" Hassan
FEC S6NH00091; 28 Nov 22; Tot $36,778,103; Dsb $38,872,522
Total 620,975 100.00%  

Pennsylvania  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 3  
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 2,751,012 51.25% Lieutenant Governor  John Karl Fetterman
13 May 2022: Suffered a stroke and expects a full recovery.

FEC S6PA00274; 28 Nov 22; Tot $74,396,711; Dsb $73,537,817
Total 5,368,021 100.00%  

Vermont  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent, 1 Democratic

Class 3  
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 196,575 67.33% Member of Congress  Peter Francis Welch
22 November 2021: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2022.

FEC S2VT00235; 28 Nov 22; Tot $5,380,167; Dsb $3,312,568
Total 291,955 100.00%  

Washington  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 3  
  Elected Democratic 1,741,827 57.15% Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
FEC S2WA00189; 28 Nov 22; Tot $16,084,949; Dsb $18,778,781
Total 3,047,900 100.00%  

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
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
  Pacific Green
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  Aloha 'Āina
  Approval Voting
  Bull Moose
  Conservative
  Green Mountain
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Florida
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Keystone
  LaRouche
  Political Synergy
  Progressive
  Progressive Party of Oregon
  Socialist Equality
  United Utah
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
 
  Independent
  No Party
  No Party Affiliation
  No Political Party
  Nonpartisan
  Other
  Unaffiliated
  Undeclared
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

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.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Senate Class

Class 1 seats begin their terms at noon on 3 January 2019 and end their terms on 3 January 2025. The next regular election for these seats is in 5 November 2024.
Class 2 seats began their terms at noon on 3 January 2015 and end their terms on 3 January 2021. The next regular election for these seats is 3 November 2026.
Class 3 seats began their terms at noon on 3 January 2017 and end their terms on 3 January 2023. The next regular election for these seats is 8 November 2022.

For more information on Senate Classes refer to UNITED STATES SENATE: Electoral "Classes".


Article I, Section 3, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:

"Immediately after [the Senate of the United States] shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year..."

Pursuant to this Constitutional provision, a three-Senator Committee was appointed by the Senate on 11 May 1789 to come up with a plan to carry out the requirements of that provision; this Committee reported to the Senate on 14 May 1789 a plan to divide the then 20 Senators (there were 10 of the 13 original States represented in the Senate at the time- each having 2 Senators: North Carolina and Rhode Island had yet to ratify the U.S. Constitution, while New York had so ratified but had failed to elect Senators as of that date) into the requisite three electoral Classes: under this plan, three groups of Senators (set up in such a way so as no State had its two Senators in the same group) were to be listed and the first Senator on each list (a list which was set up geographically north-to-south in the manner in which the Electoral Vote for President was counted before Congress at that time, so that two of the first Senators on these lists were from New Hampshire and the third was the first Senator in alphabetical order from Massachusetts) was to each blindly draw a piece of paper numbered either "1", "2" or "3" out of a box in the possession of the Secretary of the Senate. This plan being agreeable to the Senate and so approved, the drawing of lots in this manner was carried out the following day (15 May 1789)- such lot drawing ultimately determining that, to start with, Classes 1 and 2 were to have 7 Senators each and Class 3 was to have only 6 Senators.

When New York finally seated its two Senators during the ensuing Summer, there was another lot drawing (actually a double-lot drawing) on 28 July 1789 to determine the Classes for these seats: since one of the seats had to be Class 3 to make it equal in number to that of the other two Classes so far, the two New York Senators each blindly drew between two pieces of paper, one marked "3", the other which was blank- after this, there was a second lot drawing in which the New York Senator who had drawn the blank paper blindly drew again between two pieces of paper marked "1" and "2": he drew "1" so that New York would henceforth have Senators of electoral Classes 1 and 3.

When North Carolina seated its two Senators after ratifying the Constitution on 21 November 1789, there was yet another lot drawing (on 29 January 1790) in which North Carolina's two Senators each blindly drew between pieces of paper marked "2" and "3" (since there were now 12 States and, thus, 24 Senators: 24 being equally divisible by 3, there would now have to be 8 Senators in each of the three Classes to fulfill the Constitutional provision that, as nearly as was practicable, one third of the Senate be elected every second year).

After Rhode Island- the last of the 13 original States- finally ratified the Constitution on 29 May 1790 and subsequently seated its two Senators that Summer, there was yet one more lot drawing in the First Congress (on 25 June 1790) in which Rhode Island's two Senators blindly drew between pieces of paper marked "1", "2" and "3": one Senator drew "2", the other drew "1"- thereby determining electoral Classes 1 and 2 as those for the Senators from this State. When Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state on 4 March 1791, there was again a double lot drawing as there had been for New York. From that day until this, whenever a new State has been admitted to the Union, these types of lot drawings (the type determined by the necessity of keeping the number of Senators in each electoral Class as close to one third as possible at the time of said lot drawing) between the new State's first Senators is held before the Senate to determine in just which of the three electoral Classes that State's Senate seats will be placed from then on.


 


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