Although the Republican Party and Democratic Party have dominated U.S. politics in a two-party system since 1856, some independents and members of other political parties have also been elected to Congress or changed their party affiliation to such during their term in office.
Independent Republican members of the United States House of Representatives (18 P) Pages in category "Independent members of the United States House of Representatives" The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total.
Members RemarksBy Any House MemberAdams, Alma S. [D-NC]Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL]Aguilar, Pete [D-CA]Alford, Mark [R-MO]Allen, Rick W. [R-GA]Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX]Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV]Armstrong, Kelly [R-ND]Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX]Auchincloss, Jake [D-MA]Babin, Brian [R-TX]Bacon, Don [R-NE]Baird, James R. [R-IN]Balderson, Troy [R-OH]Balint, …
This is a list of individuals serving in the United States House of Representatives (as of January 3, 2023, the 118th Congress). The membership of the House comprises 435 seats for representatives from the 50 states , apportioned by population, as well as 6 seats for non-voting delegates from U. S. territories and the District of ...DistrictMemberPartyPrior ExperienceRepublicanMobile County CommissionRepublicanRepublicanCalhoun County Commissioner Alabama House ...RepublicanHaleyville Municipal Judge
Independent politicians are not allowed to run for office in Brazil. The Constitution of 1988, in Article 14, §3rd, item V, says that "Are conditions for eligibility: V - party affiliation." However, the Proposal Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) no. 6/2015, authored by independent senator José Reguffe, would allow the independent candidacy of individuals who have the support of at least 1% of the electors able to vote in the region (city, state or country, depending on the election) in whi...
Current laws in Costa Rica do not permit a citizen to run directly for any elected position as an independent without the representation of a political party.Any nomination must be made through a political party, due to the framework of the current legal system, in which the political parties have a monopoly on the nomination of candidates for elected positions according to the Electoral Code. However, becoming an independent politician after being elected is protected by virtue of Article 25...
Jaime Heliodoro Rodríguez Calderón (born in 1957), sometimes referred to by his nickname "Bronco", is a Mexican politician and former governor for the northern state of Nuevo León and holds no political party affiliation. As of June 7, 2015[update], he was elected Governor of Nuevo León, making history as the first independent candidate to win in the country.
In Azerbaijan, there are many independent members of the National Assembly, such as Aytən Mustafayeva.
Independent candidates can contest elections on the basis of their personal appeal or to promote an ideology different from any party. Independents currently hold 6 seats in the Indian Parliament.
The only Israeli politician elected to the Knesset by his own was Shmuel Flatto-Sharon.
The President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev is an independent with support from the Bulgarian Socialist Party. Radev was elected in the 2016 presidential election. An independent politician can enter into parliament only if they gather enough votes to pass the 4% threshold, thus behaving like political parties. However they can be part of a civic quota of a given party. Civic quotas are lists of independents candidates, who are represented on a given party's electoral list, without directly joining...
After an inconclusive election in 2015, Tihomir Orešković was named the first non-partisan Prime Minister of Croatia.
All Estonian presidentsare forced to retire from any political party they may be in.
Independents are a recurrent feature of the federal Parliament of Australia, and they are more commonly elected to state parliaments. There have been up to five independents in every federal parliament since 1990, and independents have won twenty-eight times during national elections in that time. A large proportion of independents are former members of one of Australia's four main parties, the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal Party of Australia, the Australian Greens, or the National Part...
Originally, there were no recognised parties in the New Zealand parliament, although loose groupings did exist informally (initially between supporters of central government versus provincial governments, and later between liberals and conservatives). The foundation of formal political parties, starting at the end of the 19th century, considerably diminished the number of unaffiliated politicians, although a smaller number of independent candidates continued to be elected up until the 1940s....
In Niue, there have been no political parties since 2003, when the Niue People's Party disbanded, and all politicians are de factoindependents. The government depends on an informal coalition.
This page lists members of Congress, state legislators, and state executive officials who are independent or who belong to a political party other than the Democratic Party or the Republican Party . If no names are listed under a table below, it is because there are no independent or minor party officeholders in that category.