The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2003
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2003 Governor's Chairs
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This is a list of the current Governors' seats, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2003 are marked as such.

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Governor Links


Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Bob Riley
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Frank H. Murkowski
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Janet Napolitano
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mike Huckabee
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the office upon the resignation of Governor Jim Guy Tucker (Democrat): 15 July 1996; first elected to a full term: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
First elected: 7 October 2003 in a recall election to replace Governor Gary Davis.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Bill Owens
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor John G. Rowland
First elected 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1984, 1986, 1988]
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Delaware  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Ruth Ann Minner
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Sonny Perdue
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Linda Lingle
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Dirk Kempthorne
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
[also served in U.S. Senate- elected: 1992]
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Joseph E. "Joe" Kernan
Succeeded to the office of Governor upon the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon, 13 September 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Tom Vilsack
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Kathleen Sebelius
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 1999, 2003. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

Chair up for election Democrat Governor Paul Patton
First elected: 1995; re-elected; 1999
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2003
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.
Open Chair - at term limit

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 1999, 2003. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor M.J. "Mike" Foster
First elected: 1995; re-elected: 1999
Chair up for election: Saturday 15 November 2003
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.
Open Chair - at term limit

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor John E. Baldacci
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Robert L. "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr.
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mitt Romney
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Mississippi  4 year term, Election Cycle: 1999, 2003. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

Chair up for election Democrat Governor Ronnie Musgrove
First elected: 1999
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2003
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.
Renominated - Tuesday 5 August 2003 Primary

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Bob Holden
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Judy Martz
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.
13 August 2003: Governor Martz announced that she will not run for re-election in 2004.

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mike Johanns
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Kenny Guinn
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2004. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Craig Benson
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor James E. ["Jim"] McGreevey
First elected: 2001
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Bill Richardson
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor George E. Pataki
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Mike Easley
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor John Hoeven
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Bob Taft
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Brad Henry
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Ted Kulongoski
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Ed Rendell
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mark Sanford
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mike Rounds
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Phil Bredesen
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Rick Perry
Lt. Gov. Rick Perry became Governor 21 December 2000 when George W. Bush resigned to take the office of President of the United States. First elected to a full term: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Olene S. Walker
Succeeded to the Governor's chair upon the resignation of Governor Michael O. Leavitt: 2003.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Mark Warner
First elected: 2001 (succeeding Republican James S. Gilmore)
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor.

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Gary Locke
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
21 July 2003: Governor Locke announced that he will not seek re-election in 2004.

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Robert E. Wise, Jr.
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.
12 August 2003: Governor Wise announced that he is not a candidate for re-election in 2004 (issue with marital infidelity).

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Jim Doyle
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

  Democrat Governor Dave Freudenthal
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.
 

 


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