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2022 Election

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Tammy Duckworth (D)
U.S. Senate – Illinois
former U. S. House – Illinois District 8 (Chicago suburbs)
Primary results:
Duckworth 64.4%
Zopp 24%
Harris 11.6%
2016 election results:
Tammy Duckworth (D) 54.4%
Mark Kirk (R) 40.2%

Open seat
Elizabeth Heng (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 22 (Fresno, Central Valley)
chief of protocol and member outreach, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Special election date to be announced

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Ms. Young Kim (R)

U.S. House – California District 39 (Fullerton, parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties)
former member of California Assembly – District 65 (Orange County)
2020 general election:
Young Kim (R)  50.6%
Gil Cisneros (D)  49.4%
2022 Primary: June 7, 2022.
Jay Chen (D)
President of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Community College
Eric Ching (R)
former member, Walnut City Council

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Michelle Steel (R)
U.S. House – California District 48 (Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Westminster)
Vice-Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
2020 general election:
Michelle Steel (R)  50.9%
Harley Rouda (D)  49.1%

(won with less than 55%)
Andy Kim (D)
U.S. House – New Jersey District 3 (Burlington, Ocean Counties)
former national security advisor
2018 election results:
Andrew Kim (D) 49.9% (150,510)
Tom MacArthur (R) 48.8% (147,036)
Lawrence Berlinski Jr. (Constitution Party) 1.3% (3,846)
2020 Primary: no opponent
2020 general election:
Andrew Kim (D)  54.3%
David Richter (R) 44.6%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Marilyn Strickland (D)
U.S. House – Washington District 10 (Thurston, Pierce, and Mason counties)
former mayor of Tacoma
(mother Korean)
2020 general election:
Marilyn Strickland (D)  50.2%
Beth Doglio (D)  35.9%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Scott Kawasaki (D)

Alaska State Senator – District A (Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright)
former member, Alaska House of Representatives – District 4 (West Fairbanks)
2018 election results:
Scott Kawasaki (D) 50.8% (4,577)
Pete Kelly (R) 48.8% (4,398)
Write-in votes 0.4% (37)

(open seat)
Kimberly Yee (R)
Candidate for Governor – Arizona
Arizona Treasurer
Arizona Senate Majority Leader
Arizona Senate – District 20 (Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix)
2018 election results (treasurer):
Kimberly Yee 55.6%
Mark Manoil 44.4%

(first term)
Rob Bonta (D)
California Attorney General
former member of California Assembly
nominated in March 2021 as Attorney General

(open seat)
Annie Cho (D)
Candidate for California Assembly (District 38 – parts of Santa Clarita, Simi and San Fernando valleys)
small-business woman and realtor

(won with less than 55%)
Phillip Chen (R)

California Assembly – District 55 (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino)
owner, property management company
2020 primary results:
Phillip Chen (R)  56.2%
Andrew E. Rodriguez (D)  43.8%
2020 General Election:
Phillip Chen (R) 54.9%
Andrew Rodriguez (D)  45.1%

(won with less than 55%)
Steven S. Choi (R)
California Assembly – District 68 (Orange County)
Mayor of Irvine
2020 primary results:
Steven “Steve” Choi (R) 43.8%
Melissa Fox (D) 33.5%
Eugene Fields (D) 13.2%
Benjamin Yu (R) 9.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Steven S. Choi (R)  53.1%
Melissa Fox (D) 46.9%

(won with less than 55%)
Janet Nguyen (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 72 (northern coastal Orange County and Little Saigon)
Former California State Senator (district 34), former Orange County Supervisor
2020 primary results:
Janet Nguyen (R)  33.8%
Diedre Nguyen (D)  25.5%
Bijan Mohseni (D)  15.9%
Tyler Diep (R)  24.8%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Janet Nguyen (R)  54.2%
Diedre Nguyen (D)  45.8%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
William Tong (D)

Attorney General – Connecticut
Former State Representative
2018 primary results:
William Tong 57%
Chris Mattei 26%
Paul Doyle 17%
2018 election results:
William Tong (D) 51.6%
Susan Hatfield (R) 47.3%

(won with less than 55%)
Tony Hwang (R)

Connecticut State Senate – District 28 (Weston)
Former member, Connecticut General Assembly – 134th District (Fairfield, Trumbull)
2020 primary: unopposed
2020 General Election:
Tony Hwang (R / Independent Party)  51.7%
Michelle Lapine McCabe (D / Working Families Party)  48.3%

(open seat)
Yukong Mike Zhao (R)
Candidate for Florida House (District 50 – Orlando)
former Director of Global Planning at Siemens Energy

(first term)
Michelle Au (D)
Georgia State Senate – District 48 (North Fulton and Gwinnett County)
2020 primary results:
Michelle Au 77.2%
Josh Uddin 22.8%
2020 General Election:
Michelle Au (D) 56.2%
Matt Reeves (R) 43.8%

(first term)
Jay Jalisi (D)
Maryland House of Delegates – District 10
2018 election results:
Adrienne Jones (D) 27.4%
Benjamin Brooks (D) 26.8%
Jay Jalisi (D) 26.4%
George Harman (R) 6.9%
Brian Marcos (R) 6.2%
Matthew Kaliszak (R) 6.0%
District 10 is represented by three officials

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Kevin Thomas (D)
New York State Senate – District 6
2018 election results:
Kevin Thomas (D) 50.6%
Kemp Hannon (R) 49.3%
2020 General Election:
Kevin Thomas (D / Working Families Party) 50.7%
Dennis Dunne, Sr. (R / Conservative Party / Independence Party) 48.7%
Jonathan Gunther (L) 0.6%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Tina Maharath (D)
Ohio State Senate – District 3 (Columbus)
financial analyst
(Laotian American)
2018 election results:
Tina Maharath (D) 50.3%
Anne Gonzales (R) 49.7%

(won with less than 55%)
Niraj Antani (R)
Ohio House of Representatives – District 42 (Miamisburg)
2020 primary results:
Niraj Antani 64.4%
Rachel Selby 23.0%
Gregory Alan Robinson 12.5%
2020 General Election:
Niraj Antani (R) 53.2%
Mark Fogel (D) 46.8%

(Won with less than 55%)
Angie Chen Button (R)
Texas House of Representatives – District 112
(Garland and Richardson, Dallas suburbs)
2020 General Election:
Angie Chen Button (R) 48.9%
Brandy Chambers (D) 48.6%
Shane Newsom (L) 2.5%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Mona Das (D)
Washington State Senate – District 47 (King, Kent Counties)
founder, mortgage company
Primary results:
Joe Fain (R) 53.71%
Mona Das (D) 46.29%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2018 election results:
Mona Das (D) 50.5%
Joe Fain (R) 49.5%

(first term, won with less than 55%)
Josh Kaul (D)
Wisconsin Attorney General
2018 election results:
Josh Kaul (D) 49.4%
Brad Schimel (R) 48.8%
Terry Larson (Constitution Party) 1.8%

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