2017 United States House of Representatives elections

← 2016 April 11, 2017 – November 7, 2017 2018 →

6 (out of 435) seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Paul Ryan official photo.jpg Nancy Pelosi 2012.jpg
Leader Paul Ryan Nancy Pelosi
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since October 29, 2015 January 3, 2003
Leader's seat Wisconsin 1st California 12th
Last election 241 seats 194 seats
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 520,178 474,464
Percentage 49.8% 45.4%

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Results:
     Democratic hold      Republican hold

There were six special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 2017 during the 115th United States Congress.

All of the elections were won by the party previously holding the seat. Therefore, there were no net changes in party.

Although Democrats did not gain any seats, their margins were narrower than the districts' Cook Partisan Voting Index.

Elections are sorted by date and district.

Summary

District Incumbent This race
Location 2017
PVI[1]
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Kansas 4 R+15 Mike Pompeo Republican 2010 Incumbent resigned January 23, 2017 to become Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.[2]
A special election was held April 11, 2017.[3]
Republican hold.
Montana at-large R+11 Ryan Zinke Republican 2014 Incumbent resigned March 1, 2017 to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.[4]
A special election was held May 25, 2017.[5]
Republican hold.
California 34 D+35 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1992 Incumbent resigned January 24, 2017 to become Attorney General of California.[6]
A special election was held June 6, 2017.[7]
Democratic hold.
Georgia 6 R+8 Tom Price Republican 2004 Incumbent resigned February 10, 2017 to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.[8]
A special election was held June 20, 2017.[9]
Republican hold.
South Carolina 5 R+9 Mick Mulvaney Republican 2010 Incumbent resigned February 16, 2017 to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[4]
A special election was held June 20, 2017.[10]
Republican hold.
Utah 3 R+25 Jason Chaffetz Republican 2008 Incumbent resigned June 30, 2017 for health reasons.[11]
A special election was held November 7, 2017.[12]
Republican hold.

Kansas's 4th district

2017 Kansas's 4th congressional district special election[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ron Estes 64,044 52.2% -8.5%
Democratic James Thompson 56,435 46.0% +16.4%
Libertarian Chris Rockhold 2,115 1.7% -1.1%
Total votes 122,594 100.0%
Republican hold

California's 34th district

California's 34th congressional district special general election, 2017[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 25,569 59.22%
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 17,610 40.78%
Total votes 43,179 100.00%
Democratic hold

Montana's at-large district

Montana's at-large congressional district special election, 2017[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Greg Gianforte 190,520 49.95% -6.24%
Democratic Rob Quist 169,214 44.37% +3.82%
Libertarian Mark Wicks 21,682 5.68% +2.42%
Total votes 381,416 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

Georgia's 6th district

Georgia's 6th congressional district special election (2017)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Handel 134,799 51.78% −9.90%
Democratic Jon Ossoff 125,517 48.22% +9.90%
Total votes 260,316 100.0%
Majority 9,282 3.57% −19.8%
Turnout 260,455 58.16%
Republican hold

South Carolina's 5th district

South Carolina's 5th congressional district special election, 2017[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ralph Norman 45,076 51.04% -8.03%
Democratic Archie Parnell 42,341 47.94% +9.17%
American Josh Thornton 319 0.36% -1.74%
Libertarian Victor Kocher 273 0.31% N/A
Green David Kulma 242 0.27% N/A
Write-in Write-in 65 0.07% +0.31%
Total votes 88,316 100.0%
Republican hold

Utah's 3rd district

Utah's 3rd congressional district special election, 2017[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Curtis 85,739 58.03%
Democratic Kathie Allen 37,778 25.57%
United Utah Jim Bennett 13,745 9.30%
Independent Sean Whalen 4,550 3.08%
Libertarian Joe Buchman 3,643 2.47%
Independent American Jason Christensen 2,286 1.55%
Write-in Brendan Phillips
Write-in Russell Paul Roesler
Total votes 147,741 100.00%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 115th Congress by The Cook Political Report (Arranged by State/District)" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS04) resignation letter read in House after Senate CIA Director confirmation". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sam Brownback on Twitter". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Current Vacanies, 115th Congress".
  5. ^ Lutey, Tom. "Zinke sworn in as Interior secretary; Montana prepares for special election". Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  6. ^ McDonnell, Patrick J. (January 24, 2017). "Xavier Becerra takes oath of office, is first Latino to become California attorney general". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez Wins Special Election To Represent California's 34th District In Congress". Archived from the original on November 23, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Farewell by Rep. Tom Price".
  9. ^ "Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election, Fending Off Upstart Democrat".
  10. ^ "Mulvaney's confirmation makes replacement election official". February 16, 2017. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017.
  11. ^ Chaffetz, Jason (May 18, 2017). "Chaffetz Letter to Utah's 3rd Congressional District". U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  12. ^ Bloch, Matthew; Lee, Jasmine (November 8, 2017). "Election Results: Curtis Wins U.S. House Seat in Utah". The New York Times.
  13. ^ http://www.kssos.org/elections/17elec/2017_Special_Election_Official_Results.pdf
  14. ^ "Final Official Election Results - Congressional District 34 General Special General Election, June 6, 2017". California Secretary of State. June 4, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "Montana Secretary of State". mtelectionresults.gov. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  17. ^ "Special Election – U.S. House District 5, State House Districts 48 and 70 – June 20, 2017". South Carolina State Election Commission. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "Utah Election Preliminary Results". State of Utah. Retrieved December 23, 2017.