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What Happened to Members of the Maine House of Representatives?

126th Legislature (elected November 2012) 25 Democrats, 24 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member from the 125th Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 8 Democrats and 6 Republicans ran for the Senate; 26 of the 50 (12 Democrats, 13 Republicans and one Unenrolled member) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 1 Democrat and 1 Republican resigned and were not replaced; 1 Democratic incumbent and 12 Republican incumbents were defeated; 86 members of the 125th Maine House (44 Democrats, 41 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member) were reelected. There were 45 non-incumbent Democrats, 17 non-incumbent Republicans and 3 non-incumbent Unenrolled members elected (3 of the Democrats, 5 of the Republicans and 2 of the Unenrolled members have prior legislative service)

125th Legislature (elected November 2010) 19 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member from the 124th Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 5 Democrats and 6 Republicans ran for the Senate; 21 of the 36 (10 Democrats, 10 Republicans and one Unenrolled member) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 17 Democratic incumbents were defeated (1 in the primary); 98 members of the 124th Maine House (58 Democrats and 40 Republicans) were reelected. There were 14 non-incumbent Democrats, 38 non-incumbent Republicans and one non-incumbent unenrolled member elected (4 of the Republicans have prior legislative service)

124th Legislature (elected November 2008) 32 Democrats, 11 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member from the 123rd Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 11 Democrats and 1 Republican ran for the Senate; 15 of the 44 (13 Democrats and 2 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 1 Democratic and 7 Republican incumbents were defeated; 99 members of the 123rd Maine House (57 Democrats, 41 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member) were reelected. There were 39 non-incumbent Democrats and 13 non-incumbent Republicans elected (4 of the Democrats and 2 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

123rd Legislature (elected November 2006) 16 Democrats, 21 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member from the 122nd Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 3 Democrats and 4 Republicans ran for the Senate; 19 of the 39 (6 Democrats and 13 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 3 Democratic, 11 Republican and 1 Green Independent incumbents were defeated (1 of the Democrats in the primary); 98 members of the 122nd Maine House (55 Democrats, 41 Republicans and 2 Unenrolled members) were reelected. There were 34 non-incumbent Democrats and 19 non-incumbent Republicans elected (6 of the Democrats and 1 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

122nd Legislature (elected November 2004)
23 Democrats, 20 Republicans and 1 Unenrolled member from the 121st Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 3 Democrats and 10 Republicans ran for the Senate; 21 of the 44 (13 Democrats and 8 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 10 Democratic and 3 Republican incumbents were defeated (1 of the Democrats in the primary); 1 Republican passed away and was not replaced. 93 members of the 121st Maine House (49 Democrats and 42 Republicans, 1 Green Independent and 1 Unenrolled member) were reelected. There were 27 non-incumbent Democrats and 31 non-incumbent Republicans elected (4 of the Democrats and 3 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

121st Legislature (elected November 2002)
25 Democrats, 26 Republicans and 1 Independent from the 120th Maine House did not run for reelection (of those, 7 Democrats and 6 Republicans ran for the Senate, 1 Republican ran for Congress and 1 Independent ran for Governor; 28 of the 52 (13 Democrats and 15 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 12 Democratic and 3 Republican incumbents were defeated (1 of the Democrats in the primary); 2 Democrats passed away and were not replaced. 82 members of the 120th Maine House (49 Democrats and 33 Republicans) were reelected. There were 31 non-incumbent Democrats, 34 non-incumbent Republicans, 1 non-incumbent Green Independent and 2 non-incumbent Unenrolled candidates elected (3 of the Democrats and 5 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

120th Legislature (elected November 2000)
20 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 1 Independent did not run for reelection (of those, 5 Democrats and 6 Republicans ran for the Senate and 1 Republican ran for Congress; 16 of the 37 (7 Democrats and 9 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 4 Democratic and 4 Republican incumbents were defeated (1 of the Democrats in the primary). 106 members of the 119th Maine House (55 Democrats and 51 Republicans) were reelected. There were 34 non-incumbent Democrats, 10 non-incumbent Republicans and 1 non-incumbent Independent elected (4 of the Democrats and the Independent have prior legislative service).

119th Legislature (elected November 1998)
12 Democrats and 17 Republicans from the 118th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 2 Democrats and 3 Republicans ran for the Maine Senate and 1 Republican ran for Congress); 11 of the 29 (6 Democrats and 5 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 8 Democratic and 8 Republican incumbents were defeated (2 of the Democrats and 1 of the Republicans in the primary). 106 members of the 118th Maine House were reelected (61 Democrats, 44 Republicans, and 1 Independent). There were 18 non-incumbent Democrats and 27 non-incumbent Republicans elected (3 of the Democrats and 1 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

118th Legislature (elected November 1996)
28 Democrats and 17 Republicans from the 117th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 6 Democrats and 2 Republicans ran for the Maine Senate); 26 of the 45 (16 Democrats and 10 Republicans) were prohibited from running again by term limits*); 4 Democratic and 9 Republican incumbents were defeated; 1 Democrat and 1 Republican passed away and were not replaced. 91 members of the 117th Maine House were reelected (42 Democrats, 48 Republicans, and 1 Independent). There were 39 non-incumbent Democrats and 21 non-incumbent Republicans elected (3 of the Democrats and 2 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

*The Maine term limits law which was passed by the voters in November 1993 and took effect with the November 1996 election prohibits legislators from serving more than 4 consecutive two-year terms in any one branch of the Legislature. [Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, Title 21-A, Chapter 8, Section 553]

117th Legislature (elected November 1994)
36 Democrats, 17 Republicans and 2 Independents from the 116th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 9 Democrats and 5 Republicans ran for the Maine Senate; 1 Democrat and 3 Republicans ran for Governor; and 1 Democrat, 2 Republicans and 1 Independent ran for Congress); 12 Democratic and 4 Republican incumbents were defeated (one of the Democrats and one of the Republicans in the primary). 80 members of the 116th Maine House were reelected (43 Democrats and 37 Republicans). There were 34 non-incumbent Democrats and 37 non-incumbent Republicans elected (3 of the Democrats and 1 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

116th Legislature (elected November 1992)
22 Democrats and 17 Republicans from the 115th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 6 Democrats and 2 Republicans ran for the Senate); 9 Democratic and 2 Republican incumbents were defeated (four of the Democrats in the primary). 101 members of the 115th Maine House were reelected (66 Democrats and 35 Republicans). There were 25 non-incumbent Democrats and 25 non-incumbent Republicans elected (one of the Democrats replaced the apparent winner after review by the House Committee on Elections) (1 of the Democrats and 4 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

115th Legislature (elected November 1990)
13 Democrats and 9 Republicans from the 114th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 2 Democrats and 3 Republicans ran for the Senate); 1 Democrat didn't get the required number of votes in the primary; 5 Democratic and 8 Republican incumbents were defeated; 1 Republican passed away and was not replaced for the remainder of his term. 114 members of the 114th Maine House were reelected (79 Democrats and 35 Republicans). There were 18 non-incumbent Democrats and 19 non-incumbent Republicans elected (2 of the Democrats and 1 of the Republicans have prior legislative service).

114th Legislature (elected November 1988)
12 Democrats and 16 Republicans from the 113th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 2 Democrats and 3 Republicans ran for the Maine Senate);1 unenrolled and 6 Republican incumbents were defeated (one of the Republicans in the primary). 116 members of the 113th Maine House were reelected (75 Democrats and 41 Republicans). There were 22 new Democrats and 13 new Republicans elected.

113th Legislature (elected November 1986)
13 Democrats and 10 Republicans from the 112th Maine House of Representatives did not run for reelection (of those, 4 Democrats and 3 Republicans ran for the Maine Senate); 5 Democratic and 5 Republican incumbents were defeated. 118 members of the 112th Maine House were reelected (67 Democrats and 51 Republicans). There were 19 non-incumbent Democrats and 14 non-incumbent Republicans elected (4 of the Democrats have prior legislative service).