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
LA              
  U.S. Rep. 2 Karen Carter-Peterson (D) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 2 Chelsea Ardoin (R) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 2 Desiree Ontiveros (D) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 2 Jennette M. Porter (D) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 5 Candy Christophe (D) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 5 Julia Letlow (R) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 5 Jaycee Magnuson (R) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
  U.S. Rep. 5 Sancha Smith (R) O Filed 3/20/2021 4/24/2021
               
NM              
  U.S. Rep. 1 Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Georgene Louis (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Melanie Stansbury (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Patricia Roybal Caballero (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Michaela Chavez (R) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Peggy Muller-Aragon (R) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Randi McGinn (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 1 Selinda Guerrero (D) O TBD TBD TBD
               
OH              
  U.S. Rep. 11 Shontel Brown (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 11 Emilia Sykes (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 11 Nina Turner (D) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 11 Laverne Gore (R) O TBD TBD TBD
  U.S. Rep. 11 Shirley Smith (D) O TBD TBD TBD
               
TX              
  U.S. Rep. 1 Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) O TBD TBD TBD
               
WI              
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Sheila Briggs (NP) O Filed 2/16/2021 4/6/2021
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams (NP) O Filed 2/16/2021 4/6/2021
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Deborah Kerr (NP) O Filed 2/16/2021 4/6/2021
  Sup. Pub. Inst.   Jill Underly (NP) O Filed 2/16/2021 4/6/2021
               

Regular Elections

State Office Dist. Candidate Name & Party General
Seat
Filing
Date
Primary
Date
Election
Date
NJ              
Lt. Gov.   Sheila Oliver (D) I 4/5/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
               
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VA              
  Governor   Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Governor   Jennifer McClellan (D) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Governor   Amanda Chase (R) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Lt. Gov.   Hala Ayala (D) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Lt. Gov.   Elizabeth Guzman (D) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Lt. Gov.   Andria MaClellan (D) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
  Aty. Gen.   Leslie Haley (R) O 3/25/2021 6/8/2021 11/2/2021
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