The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2003
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2003 Governor's Chairs
by State

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


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.

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.

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.
 

Monday 8 September 2003: 73-year-old Governor Frank O' Bannon suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He underwent several hours of surgery, was placed in a drug-induced coma, and is on a ventilator.

Tuesday 9 September 2003: Under the provisions of Article 5, section 10(a) of the State's Constitution, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Joseph E. Kernan has become "Acting Governor". Lt. Governor Kernan has NOT been formally named Acting Governor.

Wednesday 10 September 2003: Under other provisions of Article 5, section 10 of the State's Constitution, the State Supreme Court- acting on a formal petition from the President pro Tem of the State Senate and the Speaker of the State House of Representatives- declared Lt. Governor Joe Kernan to be "Acting Governor" for the duration, pending the recovery of Gov. O'Bannon, retroactive to Monday 8 September 2003. Link to Indiana Governor's website: http://www.state.in.us/gov/

Saturday 13 September 2003: Governor Frank O'Bannon passes away at the age of 73; Lt. Governor Joe Kernan succeeds to the office of Governor.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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