House Retirements 2020

In every election cycle a certain number of representatives retire or run for other offices leaving behind open seats for their parties to defend. Here are the number of retirements in recent years:

Year Democrats Republicans
2018 18 36
2016 20 28
2014 18 29
2012 22 19
2010 17 20
2008 6 27
2006 9 18

So far this cycle 0 Democrats and 1 Republicans are retiring at the end of their current term.
Here are the announced retirements so far, sorted on PVI (Partisan Voting Index).
Any seat between R+5 and D+5 is a swing district that has to be fought over, even more so
if occupied by the other party.

Representative Party District PVI Reason for retirement
Rob Woodall Republican GA-07 R+9 He would probably lose


In addition, there are two vacancies in the House. Both require special elections. They are in NC-03 (due to the death of the incumbent) and NC-09 (due to a Republican campaign operative breaking the law, which caused the elections board to invalidate the election).