2006 Legislative Elections
In the November 2006 election, voters gave Democrats their biggest legislative victory in more than a decade, awarding them with a sizable majority of all legislative seats. Democrats now control more state legislatures (22) than they have since the 1994 Republican landslide marked the beginning of a 12-year stretch of political parity between the two parties in state legislatures.
About the Author
Tim Storey is a senior fellow in the Legislative Management Program of the Denver, Colo., based National Conference of State Legislatures. He specializes in the areas of elections and redistricting as well as legislative organization and management. He has staffed NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Committee since 1990 and authored numerous articles on the topics of elections and redistricting. Every two years, he leads NCSL’s StateVote project to track and analyze legislative election results. He graduated from Mars Hill College in North Carolina and received his master’s degree from the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Public Affairs.