New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed Resigns from Congress

Republican Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) resigned from Congress Tuesday. Reed had previously announced he would not seek reelection; he is departing early to join a lobbying firm.

There are now 221 Democrats and 208 Republicans in the House, along with six vacancies. For a visual look, select the 'Current House' option on the 2022 Interactive Map.

Vacancy Update

District Party* Primary General Notes
AK-AL R June 11 August 16 Don Young died in April. About 50 candidates will be on the all-party primary ballot. The top four will advance to the general, which will be conducted using ranked choice voting.
CA-22 R April 5 June 7 Connie Conway (R, 35% of the vote) and Lourin Hubbard (D, 19%) advanced from the all-party primary.
MN-1 R May 24 August 9 Jim Hagedorn died in February. Each party will conduct its own primary.
NE-1 R   June 28 Jeff Fortenberry resigned in March. The parties directly nominated Mike Flood (R) and Patty Brooks (D)
NY-23 R   TBA Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will call a special election. Based on requirements in state law, expect it to be in late July or early August. The parties will directly nominate candidates.
TX-34 D   June 14 Filemon Vela resigned in March. Two Democrats and two Republicans are on the all-party ballot. If no candidate gets a majority, a runoff will be held at a later date.

* Party of prior incumbent

There will soon be a 7th vacancy. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently appointed Democrat Anthony Delgado (NY-19) to be lieutenant governor. He will succeed Brian Benjamin, who resigned in April. Expect a special election in August, possibly coinciding with the state's rescheduled August 23 congressional primaries.

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