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114th Congress: members in transition

All 435 House members and one-third of senators are up for re-election this year, but not everyone has the same plan.

Over the past two years, many familiar faces on Capitol Hill have resigned, have announced their retirement or have been running for another seat.

Is your member one of the few who have other plans than re-election this fall?  See below which members of Congress are currently in transition, rather than simply re-election, this election cycle:

Departed House members

Name

First Elected

Departure details

Replaced by

John A. Boehner, R-Ohio

1990

Resigned from office effective Oct. 31, 2015

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Aaron Schock, R-Ill.

2008

Resigned from office effective March 31, 2015

Darin LaHood, R-Ill. - Elected

Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss.

2010

Died on Feb. 6, 2015

Trent Kelly, R-Miss. - Elected

Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

2010

Resigned from office effective Jan. 5, 2015

Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. - Elected

 

Defeated members

Name

First Elected

Announced

Chaka Fattah, D-Pa. (2)

1994

Defeated in primary.

Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (3)

2010

Defeated in primary for U.S. Senate

Donna Edwards, D-Md. (4)

2008

Defeated in primary for U.S. Senate.

 

Announced intention to retire

Senators

First Elected or
Nominated by Governor

Announced

David Vitter, R-La.

2004

Nov. 21, 2015. Ran for governor of Louisiana. Lost to Democrat John Bel Edwards on Nov. 21, 2015.

Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

2010

April 13, 2015. Sought Republican nomination for president and dropped out on March 15, 2016. Had previously announced that he was not running for re-election.

Harry Reid, D-Nev.

1986

March 27, 2015

Dan Coats, R-Ind.

2010

March 24, 2015

Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.

1986

March 2, 2015

Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

1992

Jan. 8, 2015

Representatives

First Elected

Announced

Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga. (3)

2004

Jan. 7, 2016

Steve Israel, D-N.Y. (3)

2000

Jan. 5, 2016

Jim McDermott, D-Wash. (7)

1988

Jan. 4, 2016

Robert Hurt, R-Va. (5)

2010

Dec. 23, 2015

Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. (22)

2010

Dec. 20, 2015

Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas (15)

1996

Nov. 13, 2015

Sam Farr, D-Calif. (20)

1993

Nov. 12, 2015

Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo. (AL )

2008

Nov. 12, 2015

Joe Pitts, R-Pa. (16)

1996

Nov. 6, 2015

Rich Nugent, R-Fla. (11)

2010

Nov. 2, 2015

Edward Whitfield, R-Ky. (1)

1994

Sept. 29, 2015

Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas (19)

2003

Sept. 17, 2015

Dan Benishek, R-Mich. (1)

2010

Sept. 15, 2015

John Kline, R-Minn. (2)

2002

Sept. 3, 2015

Lois Capps, D-Calif. (24)

1998

April 8, 2015

Chris Gibson, R-N.Y. (19)

2010

Jan. 6, 2015

Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. (8)

2010

Jan. 6, 2015

Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y. (13)

1970

Nov. 4, 2014

 

Running for other office

Senators

First Elected or
Nominated by Governor

Announced

Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

2006

Running for President (announced April 30, 2015)

Representatives

First Elected

Announced

Pedro R. Pierluisi, D-P.R. (AL )

2008

Running for governor

Candice S. Miller, R-Mich. (10)

2002

Running for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner (announced March 23, 2016)

John Fleming, R-La. (4)

2008

Running for Senate (announced Dec. 7, 2015)

Charles Boustany Jr., R-La. (3)

2004

Running for Senate (announced Dec. 2, 2015)

John Carney, D-Del. (AL )

2010

Running for governor (announced Sept. 16, 2015)

David Jolly, R-Fla. (13)

2014

Running for Senate (announced July 20, 2015)

Todd Young, R-Ind. (9)

2010

Running for Senate (announced July 12, 2015)

Alan Grayson, D-Fla. (9)

2008

Running for Senate (announced July 9, 2015)

Joe Heck, R-Nev. (3)

2010

Running for Senate (announced July 6, 2015)

Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. (1)

2008

Running for Senate (announced May 26, 2015)

Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. (46)

1996

Running for Senate (announced May 14, 2015)

Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. (6)

2012

Running for Senate (announced May 6, 2015)

Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. (8)

2012

Running for Senate (announced March 30, 2015)

Patrick Murphy, D-Fla. (18)

2012

Running for Senate (announced March 23, 2015)

Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. (8)

2002

Running for Senate (announced March 4, 2015)

Janice Hahn, D-Calif. (44)

2011

Running for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (announced Feb. 18, 2015)

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