Party Affiliations in the State Legislatures

A Year by Year Summary, 1796–2006

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About the Book

Over the years, America’s national elections have become focused almost exclusively on Democrats and Republicans; other parties exist but rarely rise to prominence. Elections at the state level, on the other hand, offer a livelier history, with successful candidates from political parties of all stripe, including Free Soil, Abolitionist, Anti-Monopoly, Farmers Alliance, War Democrat, Anti-Masonic, Socialist, and many more.
This book lists the party affiliation of state legislatures beginning in 1796 through the elections of 2006. Information on each state includes a summary of how its electoral process developed, including the origins and stipulations of each state’s constitution, the terms and size of the legislature, and other details pertaining to the history of the state’s legislative branch. Each state’s chapter closes with a list of sources. In all, the book documents over 100 different party affiliations.

About the Author(s)

Michael J. Dubin, a retired teacher, lives in Sun City West, Arizona.

Bibliographic Details

Michael J. Dubin
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: charts, notes, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2914-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0776-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

Abbreviations      5

Summary of Party Affiliation      9

Length of Term      13

Alabama      15

Alaska      18

Arizona      20

Arkansas      22

California      25

Colorado      29

Connecticut      31

Delaware      37

Florida      42

Georgia      46

Hawaii      51

Idaho      52

Illinois      55

Indiana      59

Iowa      63

Kansas      66

Kentucky      69

Louisiana      74

Maine      79

Maryland      84

Massachusetts      90

Michigan      97

Minnesota      101

Mississippi      104

Missouri      107

Montana      111

Nebraska      114

Nevada      116

New Hampshire      119

New Jersey      124

New Mexico      130

New York      132

North Carolina      139

North Dakota      142

Ohio      146

Oklahoma      150

Oregon      153

Pennsylvania      155

Rhode Island      162

South Carolina      169

South Dakota      173

Tennessee      175

Texas      179

Utah      183

Vermont      185

Virginia      190

Washington      194

West Virginia      197

Wisconsin      200

Wyoming      204

Bibliography      207

Book Reviews & Awards

“informative…recommended”—Booklist; “fascinating…unique…recommended”—ARBA.