Statistical Study
Judicial Screening and Elections
By Staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee
June 2, 2005

Statement by Senator Glenn F. McConnell (Word format)

Memorandum (Staff Summary) (Word format)

Judicial Screening Statistics

Candidate Interest
    Summary of Charted Data (Word format) - (Charts below are Excel Spreadsheets)
  • Chart 1 - Average Number of Candidates per Judicial Contest 1975-1996
  • Chart 2 - Average Number of Candidates per Judicial Contest 1997-2004
  • Chart 3 - Average Number of Candidates per Non-Incumbent Judicial Contest 1975-1996
  • Chart 4 - Average Number of Candidates per Non-Incumbent Judicial Contest 1997-2004
  • Chart 5 - Average Number of Candidates in All Judicial Contests vs. Non-Incumbent Judicial Contests 1975-1996
  • Chart 6 - Average Number of Candidates in All Judicial Contests vs. Non-Incumbent Judicial Contests 1997-2004

Gender Diversity
    (Word format) - (Charts below are Excel Spreadsheets)
  • Chart 1 - 1975-1996 Gender Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 2 - 1997-2004 Gender Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 3 - 1975-1996 Election Success Rates by Gender for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 4 - 1997-2004 Election Success Rates by Gender for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 5 - 1975-1996 Election Success Rates by Gender where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 6 - 1997-2004 Election Success Rates by Gender where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 7 - 1997-2004 Percentages for Females for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 7(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Males for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 8 - 1997-2004 Percentages for Females where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 8(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Males where no Incumbent Present in Contest

Racial Diversity
    (Word format) - (Charts below are Excel Spreadsheets)
  • Chart 1 - 1975-1996 Race Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 2 - 1997-2004 Race Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 3 - 1975-1996 Election Success Rates by Race for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 4 - 1997-2004 Election Success Rates by Race for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 5 - 1975-1996 Election Success Rates by Race where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 6 - 1997-2004 Election Success Rates by Race where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 7 - 1997-2004 Percentages for African-Americans for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 7(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Caucasians (and others) for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 8 - 1997-2004 Percentages for African-Americans where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 8(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Caucasians where no Incumbent Present in Contest

Importance of Prior Legislative Experience
    (Word format) - (Charts below are Excel Spreadsheets)
  • Chart 1 - 1975-1996 Prior Legislative Experience Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 2 - 1997-2004 Prior Legislative Experience Percentages for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 3 - Election Success Rates based on Prior Legislative Experience in all Judicial Contests 1975-1996
  • Chart 4 - Election Success Rates based on Prior Legislative Experience in all Judicial Contests 1997-2004
  • Chart 5 - Election Success Rates based on Prior Legislative Experience where no Incumbent Present in Contest 1975-1996
  • Chart 6 - Election Success Rates based on Prior Legislative Experience where no Incumbent Present in Contest 1997-2004
  • Chart 7 - 1997-2004 Percentages for Candidates with no Prior Legislative Experience for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 7(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Candidates with Prior Legislative Experience for all Judicial Contests
  • Chart 8 - 1997-2004 Percentages for Candidates with no Prior Legislative Experience where no Incumbent Present in Contest
  • Chart 8(a) - 1997-2004 Percentages for Candidates with Prior Legislative Experience where no Incumbent Present in Contest





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