The Green Papers: General Election 2004
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2004 Governor's Chairs
by State

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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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
  Elected Democrat 185,687 50.87% Governor Ruth Ann Minner
  Candidate Republican 167,115 45.78% William S. "Bill" Lee
  Candidate Independent 12,206 3.34% Frank Infante
On the ballot as Libertarian (1,450 votes) and Independent Party of Delaware (10,756 votes)
Total 365,008 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 1,302,912 53.21% Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels
  Candidate Democrat 1,113,900 45.49% Governor Joseph E. "Joe" Kernan
  Candidate Libertarian 31,664 1.29% Kenn Gividen
  Candidate Write-In 22 0.00% Velko Kapetanov
Party: Independent
Total 2,448,498 100.00%  

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,382,419 50.83% Matt Blunt
Son of Republican Congressman Roy Blunt (CD 7)
  Candidate Democrat 1,301,442 47.85% Auditor Claire McCaskill
  Candidate Libertarian 24,378 0.90% John M. Swenson
  Candidate Constitution 11,299 0.42% Robert Wells
  Candidate Write-In 61 0.00% Kenneth J. Johnson
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democrat 225,016 50.44% Brian Schweitzer
Lieutenant Governor: John C. Bohlinger
  Candidate Republican 205,313 46.02% Secretary of State Bob Brown
Lieutenant Governor: Dave Lewis
  Candidate Green 8,393 1.88% Bob Kelleher
Lieutenant Governor: Colleen Little Thunder
  Candidate Libertarian 7,424 1.66% Stanley R. Jones
Lieutenant Governor: Mike Kaszula
Total 446,146 100.00%  

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2004. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Elected Democrat 339,927 51.03% John Lynch
  Candidate Republican 325,514 48.86% Governor Craig R. Benson
  Candidate --scatter-- 740 0.11% Scatter
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
  Candidate Democrat     (pending)
U.S. Senator Jon Corzine formally announced his candidacy, 2 December 2004;
another likely candidate is acting Governor Richard Codey
  Candidate Republican     (Douglas Forrester - pending)

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     (Christina M. Vahlsing - pending)
added 27 May 2003

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat
  Elected Democrat 1,939,154 55.62% Governor Mike Easley
  Candidate Republican 1,495,021 42.88% Patrick J. Ballantine
No candidate received 40% of the vote in the 20 July Republican Primary for Governor. Normally, the two leading candidates would compete in a Tuesday 17 August 2004 runoff. However, on 22 July Richard Vinroot, who came in second place, withdrew from the race giving the nomination to first place winner Patrick J. Ballatine. Results of the 20 July Primary: Patrick J. Ballantine (30.40%); Richard Vinroot (29.95%); Bill Cobey (27%); Commissioner Dan Barrett (5%); State Senator Fern H. Shubert (4%); George W. Little (4%)
  Candidate Libertarian 52,513 1.51% Barbara Howe
Total 3,486,688 100.00%  

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Elected Republican 220,803 71.26% Governor John Hoeven
Lt. Governor: Lt. Governor Jack Dalrymple
  Candidate Democrat 84,877 27.39% Joseph A. Satrom
Lt. Governor: Deb Mathern
  Candidate Independent 4,193 1.35% Roland Riemers
Lt. Governor: Mitchell S. Sanderson
Total 309,873 100.00%  

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 531,190 57.74% Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Lt. Governor: Gary Herbert
  Candidate Democrat 380,359 41.35% Scott M. Matheson, Jr.
Lt. Governor: Karen Hale
  Candidate Personal Choice 8,399 0.91% Ken Larsen
Lt. Governor: Talea Shadowind
  Candidate Write-In 12 0.00% Stone "Stoney" Teiko Fonua
Constitution Party
Total 919,960 100.00%  

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Elected Republican 181,540 58.70% Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
  Candidate Democrat 117,327 37.93% Peter Clavelle
  Candidate Marijuana 4,221 1.36% Cris Ericson
  Candidate Independent 2,431 0.79% Patricia Hejny
  Candidate Libertarian 2,263 0.73% Hardy Machia
  Candidate Liberty Union 1,298 0.42% Peter Diamondstone
  Candidate --scatter-- 205 0.07% Write-in Votes
Total 309,285 100.00%  

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democrat
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democrat 1,373,361 48.87% Attorney General Christine Gregoire
  Candidate Republican 1,373,232 48.87% Dino Rossi
  Candidate Libertarian 63,465 2.26% Ruth Bennett
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democrat 472,758 63.51% Secretary of State Joe Manchin, III
  Candidate Republican 253,131 34.00% Monty Warner
  Candidate Mountain 18,430 2.48% Jesse Johnson
  Candidate Write-In 114 0.02% Simon McClure
Total 744,433 100.00%  
 

 


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