2004 Legislative Elections

Before launching into the analysis of the 2004 state legislative elections, it is instructive to go back two years to the last major legislative elections. The year 2002 was a banner year for the Republican Party in legislatures; they seized eight legislative chambers and claimed bragging rights by taking the majority of legislative seats nationwide for the first time in 50 years.

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About the Author
Tim Storey is a senior fellow in the Legislative Management Program of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Denver, Colo. He specializes in the areas of elections and redistricting as well as legislative staff organization and management. He has staffed NCSL’s Redistricting Task Force since 1990 and authored many articles on the redistricting and elections process. Every two years, Storey leads NCSL’s elections project  tracking and analyzing the outcome of state legislative races and statewide ballot questions. He received his undergraduate degree from Mars Hill College and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Public Affairs of the University of Colorado.