National Special Elections Update

Thanks to Priscilla Leith, former chair of the NDCC, for compiling this information:

The Dem Party has and is now actively worked in several places to support candidates running in these races.  You can find their websites and offer to volunteer, in the district if you like to canvass or help with field work; you can always donate via the website or mailing a check.

    California CD34.  Primary held 4 April;   Election on 6 June, 2017.  Cong. Xavier Becerra resigned to become CA Attorney general on 1/28/17.  
Two Democratic candidate won the Primary
    Robert Lee Ahn, a Los Angeles City Planner, Public Interest attorney, and community activist.
     Jimmy Gomez, Political Director for the United Nurses Assn of California.

Georgia CD 6.  Primary held Tues. April 18, 2017.  If 1 wins 51% or more, there is no runoff.  If not, runoff (date unknown) will be:
    Democrat Jon Ossoff  vs. Republican Sec of State Karen Hendel

Kansas CD4.  Special Election held 11 April 2017.  To replace Cong Michael Pompeo. who was appointed by Trump to the Cabinet.
     Republican Ron Estes won and is now a Member of Congress

Montana At-Large.  Special Election on 25 May 2017.  This race isto replace Cong. Ryan Zinke who was appointed Sec of the Interior on 3/1/17.    
 Democrat Robert E Quist vs. Republican Greg Gianforte

South Carolina CD5.  Primary 2 May; runoff 16 May; Election 20 June, 2017.  This is to replace Cong John M. Mulvaney, who was appointed Director of OMB in February, 2017.
   Democrats are Archie Parnell; Alexis Frank; and, Les Murphy.
   Republicans are: Chad Connely; Ray Craig; Sheri L Few; Tom Mulikin; St Rep Thomas Pope; Kris Wampler; and St Rep Ralph Norman.
            Compiled by Priscilla M. Leith for the Newton Democratic                     City Committee