Seats Gained in 2012 State Legislative Elections

Select Map:
Dark red states represent Republicans gaining the highest percentage of seats; blue states correspond to greater Democratic gains.
State Elections

Click a state in the above map to display current breakdowns for each state legislature. Information is current as of Wednesday morning.

Related Readings

Thanks to term limits and anti-incumbent fervor, half the lawmakers across the country have less than two years’ experience.

A nonpartisan nonprofit helps newly elected female legislators learn how to serve their constituents better by pairing them with veteran lawmakers.

View updated results and maps for all state legislative races.

Nearly 1,400 deceased individuals and more than 100 prisoners voted in MIchigan elections from October 2008 to June 2011, according to a report released by the Michigan state auditor's office this month.

Now that private-sector groups are allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money in state elections, who’s really running for office?

Nearly 6,000 state legislators are up for election this year. Visit GOVERNING's Election Center 2012 to view our maps and data with seats and party control for each legislature.