United States House of Representatives elections, 2002
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The 2002 United States House of Representatives elections were held on 5 November 2002, in the middle of
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. This was one of two mid-term elections in which the party of the incumbent president increased their number of seats in both the House and the Senate (the other such mid-term elections were in 1934). It was the sixth midterm election in which the President's party increased its number of seats in the House, after 1814, 1822, 1902 United States House of Representatives elections, 1902, 1934 United States House of Representatives elections, 1934, and 1998 United States House of Representatives elections, 1998, and is the only midterm election since 1978 United States House of Representatives elections, 1978 which left the President's party in control of the House. As of 2021, this is the most recent election in which the Democrats were not led by Nancy Pelosi.


Overall results

Summary of the November 5, 2002 United States House of Representatives election results Source
Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk


Special elections

Two special elections were held for members to serve the remainder of the term ending January 3, 2003.


Alabama


Alaska


Arizona

The state gained two seats in reapportionment.


Arkansas


California

The state gained one seat in reapportionment.


Colorado

The state gained one seat in reapportionment.


Connecticut

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Delaware


Florida

The state gained two seats in reapportionment.


Georgia

The state gained two seats in reapportionment.


Hawaii


Idaho


Illinois

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Indiana

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Iowa


Kansas


Kentucky


Louisiana


Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Minnesota


Mississippi

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Missouri


Montana


Nebraska


Nevada


New Hampshire


New Jersey


New Mexico


New York

The state lost two seats in reapportionment.


North Carolina

The state gained one seat in reapportionment.


North Dakota


Ohio

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Oklahoma

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Oregon


Pennsylvania

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New member elected.
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Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas

The state gained two seats in reapportionment.


Utah


Vermont


Virginia


Washington


West Virginia


Wisconsin

The state lost one seat in reapportionment.


Wyoming


See also

* 2002 United States elections ** 2002 United States gubernatorial elections ** 2002 United States Senate elections * 107th United States Congress * 108th United States Congress


References


External links


United States Election 2002 Web Archive
from the U.S. Library of Congress {{United States House of Representatives elections 2002 United States House of Representatives elections,