United States elections, 2015
|Election day||November 3|
|Congressional special elections|
|Map of the 2015 gubernatorial races
Light blue: Term-limited Democrat
Dark red: Republican incumbent
Light red: Term-limited Republican
Gray: no election
The 2015 United States general elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. This off-year election will only feature special elections to the United States Congress. There will also be gubernatorial and state legislative elections in a few states; as well as numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local offices on the ballot.
Special Elections to the 114th Congress
Special Senate Elections
Special Congessional Elections
At least three states will hold gubernatorial elections in 2015:
- Kentucky: Democrat Steve Beshear is term-limited.
- Louisiana: Republican Bobby Jindal is term-limited.
- Mississippi: Republican Phil Bryant is eligible for re-election.
Special elections may be held if sitting governors vacate their seats.
Legislative elections are expected to be held for four states in 2015: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Various elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.
Some of the large cities holding mayoral elections include:
- Chicago, IL: Democrat Rahm Emanuel is eligible for re-election.
- Columbus, OH: Democrat Michael B. Coleman is eligible for re-election, and is open to running for another term.
- Dallas, TX: Democrat Mike Rawlings is eligible for re-election, and is raising money.
- Denver, CO: Democrat Michael Hancock is eligible for re-election, and is raising money.
- Indianapolis, IN: Republican Greg Ballard is eligible for re-election.
- Nashville, TN: Democrat Karl Dean is ineligible for re-election. Possible candidates include Councilwoman Megan Barry, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors, Councilmen Jerry Maynard, Ronnie Steine, and Jason Hollema, former Tennessee Democratic Party treasurer Bill Freeman, former Vice Mayor Howard Gentry, Jr., former Metro school board Chairman David Fox, and state Rep. Mike Turner.
- Philadelphia, PA: Democrat Michael Nutter is ineligible for re-election. Possible candidates include city council members James F. Kenney, Bill Green and Blondell Reynolds Brown, City Controller Alan Butkovitz, and state Sen. Anthony H. Williams.
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