The Green Papers: General Election 2004
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2004 Governor's Chairs
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This is a list of the current Governors' chairs, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2004 are marked as such.

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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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 for re-election.

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: 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's 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 for re-election.

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

    Republican   Governor M. Jodi Rell
succeeded to the Governorship, 1 July 2004, upon the resignation of Governor John Rowland who had announced said resignation on 21 June 2004.
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

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Ruth Ann Minner
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 11 September 2004 Primary
Total 365,008 100.00%  

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 for re-election.

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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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

Chair up for election   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 unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 4 May 2004 Primary
Total 2,448,498 100.00%  

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 unaffected by the State's term limit.

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor Ernie Fletcher
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat

    Democrat   Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Saturday 20 October 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor Haley Barbour
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Bob Holden
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Lost Primary - 3 August 2004
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
Total 2,719,599 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election   Republican   Governor Judy Martz
First elected: 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair - 13 August 2003: Governor Martz announced that she will not run for re-election in 2004.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
Total 446,146 100.00%  

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
2 December 2004: Nominated to be U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

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 for re-election.

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

Chair up for election   Republican   Governor Craig R. Benson
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 14 September 2004 Primary
Total 666,181 100.00%  

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

    Democrat   Governor Richard James Codey
Became acting Governor 15 November 2004 upon the resignation of Governor James E. "Jim" McGreevey
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2005
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Mike Easley
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 20 July 2004 - Primary
Total 3,486,688 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election   Republican   Governor John Hoeven
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
Total 309,873 100.00%  

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 for re-election.

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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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 unaffected by the State's 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

Chair up for election   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
Failed to qualify for Primary - not among the top two contenders in delegate voting on the Gubernatorial nomination at the 8 May 2004 Republican State Convention
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
Total 919,960 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election   Republican   Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 14 September 2004 Primary
Total 309,285 100.00%  

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 for re-election.

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

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Gary Locke
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Open Chair - 21 July 2003: Governor Locke announced that he will not seek re-election in 2004.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
Total 2,810,058 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election   Democrat   Governor Robert E. Wise, Jr.
First elected: 2000.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair - 12 August 2003: Governor Wise announced that he is not a candidate for re-election in 2004 (issue with marital infidelity).
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
Total 744,433 100.00%  

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 unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

 


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