Jake Ellzey Sworn-in After TX-6 Win; House Now 220 Democrats, 212 Republicans

July 30, 2021

Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn into office Friday as the representative for Texas' 6th congressional district.  Ellzey won the seat in a special election held earlier in the week.

Democrats now hold a 220-212 margin the House. Three vacancies remain. 

Other House Vacancies

Special Election District 2020  Information
November 2 OH-11 D+60% Marcia Fudge (D) resigned in March to become Secretary of HUD. Primaries will be held August 3.
November 2 OH-15 R+27% Steve Stivers (R) resigned May 16 to become CEO of Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Primaries will be held August 3.
Jan. 11, 2022 FL-20 D+57% Alcee Hastings (D) died in April. Primaries will be held November 2.

The two Ohio vacancies will have competitive primaries on Tuesday. Candidates Nina Turner and Shontel Brown, representing the progressive and more moderate wings of the Democratic party, are battling for the nomination in the Cleveland-area 11th District. Meanwhile, the Republican primary in the Columbus-area 15th district will test the strength of a Trump endorsement at odds with that of the former incumbent.

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