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It’s been a little while since the 2018 midterm election ended, and most (if not all) of the votes have now been counted. Democrats did really well in the U.S. House of Representatives. This will change how things go in 2019 (when the newly elected take their seats).

We will no longer have one party controlling all branches of the federal government. Personally, I find that comforting. I’m not a fan of the decisions that were made when the Republicans controlled everything.

According to Ballotpedia, the Republican Party had a 235–193 majority in the U.S. House of Representatives prior to the 2018 midterm election. The Republicans also had seven vacant seats. All 435 seats were up for re-election.

The BBC reported on November 26, 2018, that the Democrats had a total of 223 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and that the Republicans had 199 seats. This means the Democratic party has flipped the House and has gained the majority.

NPR posted an article on November 14, 2018, titled: “It Was A Big, Blue Wave: Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats in A Generation.” The article was posted before some of the races had finished counting votes. It turned out to be right.

Here is a list of the U.S. House of Representative seats held by Democrats as a result of the 2018 midterm elections.

I put the states in alphabetical order so you can quickly scroll through and find the state that you live in.

If your state is not on this list it means you will not have any representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives who are Democrats in 2019.

ALABAMA

  • Alabama District 7 — Terri Sewell ran unopposed

ARIZONA

  • Arizona District 1 — Tom O’Halleran kept his seat
  • Arizona District 2 — Ann Kirkpatrick flipped this seat to blue
  • Arizona District 3 — Raul Grijalva kept his seat

CALIFORNIA

  • California District 2 — Jared Huffman kept his seat
  • California District 3 — Josh Garamendi kept his seat
  • California District 5 — Mike Thompson kept his seat
  • California District 6 — Doris Matsui kept her seat
  • California District 7 — Ami Bera kept her seat
  • California District 9 — Jerry McNerney kept his seat
  • California District 10 — Josh Harder flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 11 — Mark DeSaulnier kept his seat
  • California District 12 — Nancy Pelosi kept her seat
  • California District 13 — Barbara Lee kept her seat
  • California District 14 — Jackie Speier kept her seat
  • California District 15 — Eric Swalwell kept his seat
  • California District 16 — Jim Costa kept his seat
  • California District 17 — Ro Khanna kept his seat
  • California District 18 — Anna Eshoo kept her seat
  • California District 19 — Zoe Loftgren kept her seat
  • California District 20 — Jimmy Panetta kept his seat
  • California District 21 — Los Angeles Times reported on November 28, 2018, that Democrat TJ Cox beat Republican David Valadao. According to the Los Angeles Times, this means Democrats have gained 40 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (seven of which are in California).
  • California District 24 — Salud Carbajal kept his seat
  • California District 25 — Katie Hill flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 26 — Julia Brownley kept her seat
  • California District 27 — Judy Chu kept her seat
  • California District 28 — Adam Shiff kept his seat
  • California District 29 — Tony Cardenas kept his seat
  • California District 30 — Brad Sherman kept his seat
  • California District 31 — Pete Aguilar kept his seat
  • California District 32 — Grace Napolitano kept her seat
  • California District 33 — Ted Lieu kept his seat
  • California District 34 — Jimmy Gomez kept his seat
  • California District 35 — Norma Torres kept her seat
  • California District 36 — Raul Ruiz kept his seat
  • California District 37 — Karen Bass kept her seat
  • California District 38 — Linda Sanchez kept her seat
  • California District 39 — Gil Cisneros flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 40 — Lucille Roybal-Allard kept her seat
  • California District 41 — Mark Takano kept his seat
  • California District 43 — Maxine Waters kept her seat
  • California District 45 — Katie Porter flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 46 — Lou Correa kept his seat
  • California District 47 — Alan Lowenthal kept his seat
  • California District 48 — Harley Rouda flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 49 — Mike Levin flipped this seat to blue
  • California District 51 — Juan Vargas kept his seat
  • California District 52 — Scott Peters kept his seat
  • California District 53 — Susan Davis kept her seat

COLORADO

  • Colorado District 1 — Diana DeGette kept her seat
  • Colorado District 6 — Jason Crow flipped this seat to blue
  • Colorado District 7 — Ed Permulter kept his seat

CONNECTICUT

  • Connecticut District 1 — John Larson kept his seat
  • Connecticut District 2 — Joe Courtney kept his seat
  • Connecticut District 3 — Rosa DeLauro kept her seat
  • Connecticut District 4 — Jim Himes kept his seat
  • Connecticut District 5 — Jahana Hayes kept the seat blue. She replaced Elizabeth Etsy who resigned earlier in 2018.

DELAWARE

  • Delaware — Lisa Rochester kept her seat

FLORIDA

  • Florida District 5 — Al Lawson kept his seat
  • Florida District 7 — Stephanie Murray kept her seat
  • Florida District 9 — Darren Sota kept his seat
  • Florida District 10 — Val Demings ran unopposed
  • Florida District 13 — Charlie Crist kept his seat
  • Florida District 14 — Kathy Castor ran unopposed
  • Florida District 20 — Alcee Hastings ran unopposed
  • Florida District 21 — Alice Frankel ran unopposed
  • Florida District 22 — Ted Deutch kept his seat
  • Florida District 23 — Debbie Wasserman-Schultz kept her seat
  • Florida District 24 — FredericaWilson ran unopposed
  • Florida District 26 — Debbie Mucarsel-Power flipped this seat to blue
  • Florida District 27 — Donna Shalala flipped this seat to blue

GEORGIA

  • Georgia District 2 — Sanford Bishop kept his seat
  • Georgia District 4 — Hank Johnson kept his seat
  • Georgia District 5 — John Lewis kept his seat
  • Georgia District 6 — Lucy McBath flipped this seat to blue
  • Georgia District 13 — David Scott kept his seat

ILLINOIS

  • Illinois District 1 — Bobby Rush kept his seat
  • Illinois District 2 — Robin Kelly kept her seat
  • Illinois District 3 — Dan Lapinski kept his seat
  • Illinois District 4 — Chuy Garcia replaced Democrat Luis Gutierrez (who did not run)
  • Illinois District 5 — Mike Quigley kept his seat
  • Illinois District 6 — Sean Casten flipped this seat to blue
  • Illinois District 7 — Danny Davis kept his seat
  • Illinois District 8 — Raja Krishnamoorthi kept his seat
  • Illinois District 9 — Jan Schakowsky kept her seat
  • Illinois District 10 — Brad Schneider kept his seat
  • Illinois District 11 — Bill Foster kept his seat
  • Illinois District 14 — Lauren Underwood flipped this seat to blue
  • Illinois District 17 — Cheri Bustos kept her seat

INDIANA

  • Indiana District 1 — Peter Visclosky kept his seat
  • Indiana District 7 — Andre Carson kept his seat

IOWA

  • Iowa District 1 — Abby Finkenauer flipped this seat to blue
  • Iowa District 2 — Dave Loebsack kept his seat
  • Iowa District 3 — Cindy Azne flipped this seat to blue

KANSAS

  • Kansas District 3 — Sharice Davids flipped this seat to blue.

KENTUCKY

  • Kentucky District 3 — John Yarmuth kept his seat

LOUISIANA

  • Louisiana District 2 — Cedric Richmond kept his seat

MAINE

  • Maine District 1 — Chellie Pingree kept her seat
  • Maine District 2 — Jared Golden flipped this seat to blue

MARYLAND

  • Maryland District 2 — Dutch Ruppersburger kept his seat
  • Maryland District 3 — John Sarbanes kept his seat
  • Maryland District 4 — Anthony Brown kept his seat
  • Maryland District 5 — Steny Hoyer kept his seat
  • Maryland District 6 — David Trone kept this district blue. The seat was previously held by Democrat John Delaney who gave up his seat in order to run for President in 2020.
  • Maryland District 7 — Elijah Cummings kept his seat
  • Maryland District 8 — Jamie Raskin kept his seat

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Massachusetts District 1 — Richard Neal kept his seat
  • Massachusetts District 2 — Jim McGovern kept his seat
  • Massachusetts District 3 — Laurie Trahan kept this seat blue
  • Massachusetts District 4 — Joseph Kennedy kept his seat
  • Massachusetts District 5 — Katherine Clark kept her seat
  • Massachusetts District 6 — Seth Moulton kept his seat
  • Massachusetts District 7 — Ayanna Presley kept this seat blue
  • Massachusetts District 8 — Stephen Lynch kept his seat
  • Massachusetts District 9 — Bill Keating kept his seat

MICHIGAN

  • Michigan District 5 — Daniel Kildee kept his seat
  • Michigan District 8 — Elissa Slotkin flipped this seat to blue
  • Michigan District 9 — Andy Levin kept his seat
  • Michigan District 11 — Haley Stevens flipped this seat to blue
  • Michigan District 12 — Debbie Dingle kept her seat
  • Michigan District 13 — Rashida Tlaib won against 5 other Democrats. The seat was previously held by Democrat John Conyers (who left Congress in 2017). No republicans ran for this seat.
  • Michigan District 14 — Brenda Lawerence kept her seat

MINNESOTA

  • Minnesota District 2 — Angie Craig flipped this seat to blue
  • Minnesota District 3 — Dean Phillips flipped this seat to blue
  • Minnesota District 4 — Debbie McCollum kept her seat
  • Minnesota District 5 — Ilhan Omar replaced Democrat Keith Ellison who gave up his seat to run for Attorney General
  • Minnesota District 7 — Colin Peterson kept his seat

MISSISSIPPI

  • Mississippi District 2 — Bennie Thompson kept his seat

MISSOURI

  • Missouri District 1 — Lacy Clay kept his seat
  • Missouri District 5 — Emanuel Cleaver kept his seat

NEVADA

  • Nevada District 3 — Susie Lee won and kept this seat blue
  • Nevada District 4 — Democrat Steven Horsford kept this seat blue

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • New Hampshire District 1 — Chris Pappas kept this seat blue
  • New Hampshire District 2 — Ann McLane Kuster kept her seat

NEW JERSEY

  • New Jersey District 1 — Donald Norcross kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 2 — Jeff Van Drew flipped this seat to blue
  • New Jersey District 3 — Andy Kim flipped this seat to blue
  • New Jersey District 5 — Josh Gottheimer kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 6 — Frank Pallone kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 7 — Tom Malinowski flipped this seat to blue
  • New Jersey District 8 — Albio Sires kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 9 — Bill Pascrell kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 10 — Donald Payne Jr. kept his seat
  • New Jersey District 11 — Mikie Sherrill flipped this seat to blue
  • New Jersey District 12 — Bonnie Watson Coleman kept her seat

NEW MEXICO

  • New Mexico District 1 — Debra Haaland flipped the seat blue. She replaced Michelle Lujan Grisham who left the seat in order to run for Governor.
  • New Mexico District 2 — Xochitl Torres Small flipped this seat to blue
  • New Mexico District 3 — Ben Ray Luhan kept his seat

NEW YORK

  • New York District 3 — Thomas Suozzi kept his seat
  • New York District 4 — Kathleen Rice kept her seat
  • New York District 5 — Gregory Meeks kept his seat
  • New York District 6 — Grace Meng kept her seat
  • New York District 7 — Nydia Velazquez kept her seat
  • New York District 8 — Hakeem Jefferies kept his seat
  • New York District 9 — Yvette Clark kept her seat
  • New York District 10 — Jerrold Nadler kept his seat
  • New York District 11 — Max Rose flipped this seat to blue
  • New York District 12 — Carolyn Maloney kept her seat
  • New York District 14 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes won. The seat was previously held by Democrat Joseph Crowley
  • New York District 15 — Jose E. Serrano kept his seat
  • New York District 16 — Eliot Engel kept his seat
  • New York District 17 — Nita Lowey kept her seat
  • New York District 18 — Sean Patrick Maloney kept his seat
  • New York District 19 — Antonio Delgato flipped this seat to blue
  • New York District 20 — Paul Tonko kept his seat
  • New York District 22 — Anthony Brindisi flipped this seat to blue
  • New York District 25 — Joseph Morelle kept his seat
  • New York District 26 — Brian Higgins kept his seat

NORTH CAROLINA

  • North Carolina District 1 — G.K. Butterfeld kept his seat
  • North Carolina District 12 — Alma Adams kept her seat

OHIO

  • Ohio District 3 — Joyce Beatty kept her seat
  • Ohio District 9 — Marcy Kaptur kept her seat
  • Ohio District 11 — Marcia Fudge kept her seat
  • Ohio District 13 — Tim Ryan kept his seat

OKLAHOMA

  • Oklahoma District 5 — Kendra Horn flipped this seat to blue

OREGON

  • Oregon District 1 — Suzanne Bonamici kept her seat
  • Oregon District 4 — Peter DeFazio kept his seat
  • Oregon District 5 — Kurt Schrader kept his seat

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Pennsylvania District 2 — Brendan Boyle kept his seat
  • Pennsylvania District 3 — Dwight Evans kept his seat
  • Pennsylvania District 4 — Madeleine Dean won in this newly formed Congressional District
  • Pennsylvania District 5 — Democrat Mary Scanlon made this seat blue. She ran unopposed.
  • Pennsylvania District 6 — Chrissy Houlahan flipped this seat to blue
  • Pennsylvania District 7 — Susan Wild flipped this seat to blue
  • Pennsylvania District 8 — Matt Cartwright kept his seat
  • Pennsylvania District 17 — Conor Lamb flipped this seat to blue
  • Pennsylvania District 18 — Mike Doyle kept his seat

RHODE ISLAND

  • Rhode Island District 1 — David Ciciline kept his seat
  • Rhode Island District 2 — James Langevin kept his seat

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • South Carolina District 1 — Joe Cunningham flipped this seat to blue
  • South Carolina District 6 — Jim Clyburn kept his seat

TENNESSEE

  • Tennessee District 5 — Jim Cooper kept his seat
  • Tennessee District 9 — Steve Cohen kept his seat
  • Texas District 7 — Lizzie Pannill Fletcher flipped this seat to blue
  • Texas District 9 — Al Green kept his seat
  • Texas District 15 — Vicente Gonzalez kept his seat.
  • Texas District 16 — Veronica Escobar kept the seat blue. It was previously held by Beto O’Rourke who ran for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Republican Ted Cruz in District 21.
  • Texas District 18 — Shelia Jackson Lee kept her seat
  • Texas District 28 — Henry Cuellar kept his seat
  • Texas District 29 — Sylvia Garcia kept the seat blue. She replaced Democrat Gene Green who retired.
  • Texas District 30 — Eddie Bernice Johnson kept her seat
  • Texas District 32 — Colin Allred flipped this seat to blue
  • Texas District 33 — Mark Vessey kept his seat
  • Texas District 34 — Filamon Vela kept his seat
  • Texas District 35 — Lloyd Doggett kept his seat

UTAH

  • Utah District 4 — Ben McAdams flipped this seat to blue

VERMONT

  • Vermont — Peter Welch kept his seat

VIRGINIA

  • Virginia District 2 — Elaine Luria flipped this seat to blue
  • Virginia District 3 — Bobby Scott kept his seat
  • Virginia District 4 — Donald McEachin kept his seat
  • Virginia District 7 — Abagail Spanberger flipped this seat to blue
  • Virginia District 8 — Donald Beyer kept his seat
  • Virginia District 10 — Jennifer Wexton flipped this seat to blue
  • Virginia District 11 — Gerry Connolly kept his seat

WASHINGTON

  • Washington District 1 — Suzan DelBene kept her seat
  • Washington District 2 — Rick Larsen kept his seat
  • Washington District 6 — Derek Klimer kept his seat
  • Washington District 7 — Pramila Jayapal kept her seat
  • Washington District 8 — Kim Schrier flipped this seat to blue
  • Washington District 9 — Democrat Adam Smith kept his seat
  • Washington District 10 — Denny Heck kept his seat

WISCONSIN

  • Wisconsin District 2 — Marc Pocan kept his seat
  • Wisconsin District 3 — Ron Kind kept his seat
  • Wisconsin District 4 — Gwen Moore kept her seat

This blog was originally posted on Medium on November 27, 2018.

Democrats will have the Majority in the House of Representatives in 2019 is a post written by Jen Thorpe on Book of Jen and is not allowed to be copied to other sites.

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