Election 2021: Women Candidates for Statewide Elected Executive Office and State Legislature

2021 Women Candidates: Special Elections, and Regular Elections for Statewide Elected Executive and State Legislative Office

Below is the most current data on women who have filed or are announced candidates. 

Special Elections NJ State Legislature  VA Statewide/State Legislature  


General Seat Codes: I=Incumbent, O=Open Seat, C=Challenger, I/U=Incumbent Unopposed, O/U=Open Unopposed, CP=Challenger in the Primary.

Special Elections

State Office Dist. Candidate Name & Party General
Seat
Filing
Date
Primary
Date
Election
Date
FL              
  U.S. Rep. 20 Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) O TBD 11/2/2021 1/11/2022
  U.S. Rep. 20 Barbara Sharief (D) O TBD 11/2/2021 1/11/2022
  U.S. Rep. 20 Priscilla Taylor (D) O TBD 11/2/2021 1/11/2022
  U.S. Rep. 20 Lateresa Jones (R) O TBD 11/2/2021 1/11/2022
               
LA              
  U.S. Rep. 2 Karen Carter-Peterson (D) O Filed WON Lost
  U.S. Rep. 2 Chelsea Ardoin (R) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 2 Desiree Ontiveros (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 2 Jennette M. Porter (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 5 Candy Christophe (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 5 Julia Letlow (R) O Filed WON WON
  U.S. Rep. 5 Jaycee Magnuson (R) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 5 Sancha Smith (R) O Filed Lost  
               
NM              
  U.S. Rep. 1 Melanie Stansbury (D) O Filed WON WON
               
OH              
  U.S. Rep. 11 Shontel Brown (D) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 11 Nina Turner (D) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 11 Laverne Gore (R) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 11 Shirley Smith (D) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 11 Felicia Washington Ross (D) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 11 Pamela Pinkney (D) O Filed 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 15 Ruth Edmonds (R) O 5/17/2021 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
  U.S. Rep. 15 Stephanie Kunze (R) O 5/17/2021 8/3/2021 11/2/2021
               
TX              
  U.S. Rep. 6 Lydia Bean (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Tammy Allison (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Sery Kim (R) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Shawn Lassiter (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Jenny Garcia Sharon (R) O Filed Lost  
  U.S. Rep. 6 Susan Wright (R) O Filed Runoff 7/27/2021
               
WI              
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Sheila Briggs (NP) O Filed Lost  
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams (NP) O Filed Lost  
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Deborah Kerr (NP) O Filed WON  
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Jill Underly (NP) O Filed WON WON
               

Regular Elections

State Office Dist. Candidate Name & Party General
Seat
Filing
Date
Primary
Date
Election
Date
NJ              
  Lt. Gov.   Sheila Oliver (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 1 Yolanda E. Garcia Balicki (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 5 Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 7 Michelle Arnold (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 8 Dawn Marie Addiego (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 8 Jean Stanfield (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 10 Emma Mammano (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 11 Lori Annetta (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 14 Linda R. Greenstein (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 15 Shirley K. Turner (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 15 Susan Gaul (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 23 Denise T. King (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 26 Christine Clarke (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 29 M. Teresa Ruiz (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 31 Sandra B. Cunningham (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 34 Nia H. Gill (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 35 Nellie Pou (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Sen. 39 Holly T. Schepisi (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 39 Ruth Dugan (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Sen. 40 Kristin Corrado (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 2 Caren Fitzpatrick (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 2 Claire Swift (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 3 Bethanne McCarthy Patrick (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 4 Gabriela M. Mosquera (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 4 Denise  Gonzalez (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 6 Pamela R. Lampitt (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 7 Carol Murphy (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 8 Allison Eckel (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 9 Alexis Jackson (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 9 Kristen Henninger-Holland (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 9 DiAnne C. Gove (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 10 Mary "Sharon" Quilter (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 10 Geraldine Ambrosio (R) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 11 JoAnn Downey (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 11 Marilyn J. Piperne (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 11 Kimberly Eulner (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 12 Raya Arbiol (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 13 Erin Howard (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 13 Allison Friedman (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 13 Vicky Flynn (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 13 Serena DiMaso (R) I Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 14 Bina Shah (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 15 Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 15 Patricia A. Johnson (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 16 Sadaf F. Jaffer (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 17 Catherine Barrier (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 18 Lisa Salem (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 18 Angela Fam (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 18 Melanie McCann Mott (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 19 Yvonne Lopez (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 20 Diane L. Murray-Clements (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 20 Aissa C. Heath Castaneda (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 20 Annette Quijano (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Elizabeth A. Graner (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Anjali Mehrotra (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Michele Matsikoudis (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Jennifer Makar (R) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 21 Nancy F. Munoz (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 22 Linda Carter (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 23 Hope Kaufman (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 25 Lauren Barnett (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 25 Patricia L. Veres (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 25 Aura Dunn (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 26 Melissa Brown Blaeuer (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 26 Pamela Fadden (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 26 BettyLou DeCroce (R) I Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 27 Mila M. Jasey (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 28 Cleopatra G. Tucker (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 28 Monique Headen (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 29 Shanique Speight (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 29 Eliana Pintor Marin (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 31 Angela V. McKnight (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 31 Rose Javier (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 32 Angelica M. Jimenez (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 32 Tamara Claudio (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 32 Marisela Rodriguez (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 33 Annette Chaparro (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 34 Britnee Timberlake (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 34 Irene Devita (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 35 Shavonda E. Sumter (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 35 Iman Majagah (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 37 Lauren M.K. Dayton (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 37 Shama A. Haider (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 37 Ellen J. Park (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 38 Lisa Swain (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 39 Melinda J. Iannuzzi (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 39 Deanne DeFuccio (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
St. Rep. 40 Genevieve Allard (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 40 Nicole McNamara (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
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VA              
  Governor   Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) O Filed Lost  
  Governor   Jennifer McClellan (D) O Filed Lost  
  Lt. Gov.   Winsome Sears (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  Lt. Gov.   Hala Ayala (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  Lt. Gov.   Andria MaClellan (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 2 Candi Mundon King (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 2 Pam G. Montgomery (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 7 Tara P. Orlando (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 7 Marie March (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 9 Bridgette N. Craighead (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 10 Wendy Gooditis (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 13 Danica Roem (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 14 Rhett Dietz (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 15 Emily G. Scott (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 19 Wendy Rowden (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 21 Tonya Gould (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 22 Kathy Byron (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 23 Natalie Short (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 25 Jennifer L. Kitchen (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 27 Roxann Robinson (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 27 Debra D. Gardner (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 28 Tara Durant (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 30 Annette H. Hyde (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 31 Elizabeth R. Guzman (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 31 Kara A. Pitek (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 34 Kathleen Johnson Murphy (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 34 Jennifer M. Adeli (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 36 Mary K. Red Barthelson (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 38 Kaye Kory (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 38 Holly E. Hazard (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 39 Vivian E. Watts (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 39 Maureen Brody (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 41 Eileen Filler-Corn (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 42 Kathy Tran (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 45 Elizabeth B. Bennett-Parker (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 46 Charniele L. Herring (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 49 Karishma N. Mehta (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 50 Helen Anne Zurita (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 50 Michelle E. Lopes-Maldonado (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 51 Briana D. Sewell (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 52 Maria Martin (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 53 Sarah White (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 55 Rachel A. Levy (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 56 Blakely K. Lockhart (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 57 Sally L. Hudson (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 58 Sara H. Ratcliffe (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 61 Trudy Bell Berry (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 62 Carrie Coyner (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 62 Jasmine E. Gore (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 63 Lashrecse D. Aird (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 63 Kim Taylor (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 64 Emily Brewer (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 65 Caitlin Coakley (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 66 Katie A. Sponsler (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 67 Karrie Delaney (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 68 Dawn M. Adams (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 69 Betsy Brooks Carr (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 69 Sheila Furey (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 70 Delores L. McQuinn (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 73 Mary Margaret Kastelberg (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 75 Roslyn Mae Tyler (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 82 Anne Ferrell Tata (R) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 83 Nancy Guy (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 84 Kimberly A. Melnyk (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 84 Tracie U. Liguid (D) O Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 85 Karen Greenhalgh (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 86 Irene Shin (D) O Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 86 Julie Perry (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 89 Hannah B. Kinder (D) CP Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 90 Angelia Williams Graves (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 90 Sylvia Bryant (R) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 91 Martha M. Mugler (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 92 Jeion A. Ward (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 94 Shelly Simonds (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 95 Marcia S. Price (D) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 96 Amanda E. Batten (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 98 Ella B. Webster (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 99 Margaret B. Ransone (R) I Filed WON 11/2/2021
  St. Rep. 99 Jolicia A. Ward (D) C Filed Lost  
  St. Rep. 100 Finale M. Norton (D) C Filed WON 11/2/2021
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