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In 2019, three states held gubernatorial elections (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi) and four states held legislative elections (Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia). A handful of states had elections for various other executive offices, and voters in seven states cast their votes on 20 ballot measures. 

The gubernatorial and legislative elections on Election Day didn’t change overall state partisan breakdown maps by much — but there were a few surprising results (namely the governor’s race in Kentucky and Virginia’s legislative elections, both of which flipped from red to blue).  

Below, we’ve summarized the results of the November 5, 2019, statewide elections. Scroll down to see updated partisan breakdown maps, or click here for a printable two-pager.

Governors

State

Current Governor

Election Type

Pre-Election Rating

Election Winner

Kentucky

Matt Bevin (R)

Incumbent

Toss-up

Andy Beshear (D)

Louisiana

John Bel Edwards (D)

Incumbent

Toss-up

John Bel Edwards (D)

Mississippi

Phil Bryant (R)

Open

Leans R

Tate Reeves (R)

Legislatures

State

Chamber

2019 Party Control (Pre-Election Day)

Party Change

2020 Party Control

Louisiana

House (105 seats)

Republican (61-39)

R+7

Republican (68-35)

Louisiana

Senate (39 seats)

Republican (25-14)

R+2

Republican (27-12)

Mississippi

House (122 seats)

Republican (74-44)

R+1

Republican (75-46)

Mississippi

Senate (52 seats)

Republican (31-18)

R+5

Republican (36-16)

New Jersey

House (80 seats)

Democratic (54-26)

R+2

Democratic (52-28)

Virginia

House (100 seats)

Republican (51-48)

D+6

Democratic (54-46)

Virginia

Senate (40 seats)

Republican (20-19)

D+2

Democratic (21-19)

Other State Executive Officials

State

Office

Current Holder

Election Type

Election Winner

Kentucky

Lieutenant Governor

Jenean Hampton (R)

Incumbent

Jacqueline Coleman (D)

Kentucky

Attorney General

Andy Beshear (D)

Open

Daniel Cameron (R)

Kentucky

Secretary of State

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)

Open

Michael Adams (R)

Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner

Ryan Quarles (R)

Incumbent

Ryan Quarles (R)

Kentucky

Auditor

Mike Harmon (R)

Incumbent

Mike Harmon (R)

Kentucky

Treasurer

Allison Ball (R)

Incumbent

Allison Ball (R)

Louisiana

Lieutenant Governor

Billy Nungesser (R)

Incumbent

Billy Nungesser (R)

Louisiana

Attorney General

Jeff Landry (R)

Incumbent

Jeff Landry (R)

Louisiana

Secretary of State

Kyle Ardoin (R)

Incumbent

Kyle Ardoin (R)

Louisiana

Agriculture Commissioner

Michael Strain (R)

Incumbent

Michael Strain (R)

Louisiana

Insurance Commissioner

James Donelon (R)

Incumbent

James Donelon (R)

Louisiana

Treasurer

John Schroder (R)

Incumbent

John Schroder (R)

Mississippi

Lieutenant Governor

Tate Reeves (R)

Open

Delbert Hosemann (R)

Mississippi

Attorney General

Jim Hood (D)

Open

Lynn Fitch (R)

Mississippi

Secretary of State

Delbert Hosemann (R)

Open

Michael D. Watson Jr. (R)

Mississippi

Agriculture Commissioner

Andy Gipson (R)

Incumbent

Andy Gipson (R)

Mississippi

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Chaney (R)

Incumbent

Mike Chaney (R)

Mississippi

Auditor

Shad White (R)

Incumbent

Shad White (R)

Mississippi

Treasurer

Lynn Fitch (R)

Open

David McRae (R)

Ballot Measures

State

Type

Measure

Description

Result

Colorado

Legislatively Referred State Statute

Proposition CC

Retain Revenue for Transportation and Education TABOR Measure

Failed

Colorado

Legislatively Referred State Statute

Proposition DD

Legalize Sports Betting with Tax Revenue for Water Projects Measure

Approved

Kansas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Eliminate Revision of Census Population Amendment

Approved

Maine

Legislatively Referred Bond Question

Question 1

Transportation Infrastructure Bond Issue

Approved

Maine

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Question 2

Allow for Alternative Initiative Signatures for Persons with Disabilities Amendment

Approved

New Jersey

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Public Question 1

Property Tax Deduction for Veterans Extended to Continuing Care Retirement Communities Amendment

Approved

Pennsylvania

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Marsy's Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment

Court Ordered Results Not Counted

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 1

Allowed to Serve as Multiple Municipal Judges Amendment

Failed

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 2

Water Development Board Bonds Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 3

Temporary Property Tax Exemption for Disaster Areas Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 4

Prohibit State Income Tax on Individuals Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 5

Sales Tax on Sporting Goods Dedicated to Parks, Wildlife, and Historical Agencies Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 6

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Bonds Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 7

Increase Distributions to School Fund Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 8

Flood Infrastructure Fund Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 9

Precious Metals in Depositories Exempt from Property Tax Amendment

Approved

Texas

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Proposition 10

Transfer of Care of Law Enforcement Animals Amendment

Approved

Washington

Indirect Initiated State Statute

Initiative 976

Limits on Motor Vehicle Taxes and Fees Measure

Approved

Washington

Veto Referendum

Referendum 88

Vote on I-1000 Affirmative Action Measure

Failed

Washington

Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment

Senate Joint Resolution 8200

Government Continuation Legislation for Catastrophic Incidents Amendment

Approved

State Government Partisan Breakdown in 2020

The 2019 state elections slightly changed state partisan breakdown maps (see maps below, or click here to download a PDF summarizing the expected state government partisan breakdown in 2020).