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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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.

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
 

Monday 21 June 2004: Connecticut Governor Rowland announces Resignation, effective 1 July; Lt. Governor Jodi Rell to then become State's second woman Governor.
· In a speech only about six minutes long, delivered outside the Governor's Mansion in the State Capital, Hartford, Governor John Rowland (R-Connecticut) announced earlier this evening that he will resign his office, said resignation to take effect at Noon Eastern Time (1600 UTC) on Thursday 1 July, at which time Lieutenant Governor M. Jodi Rell- also a Republican- will be sworn in and officially succeed to the Governorship, becoming only the second woman to hold Connecticut's highest office.
· In his remarks, Rowland gave no reason for his resignation, saying simply that it was now time to take a "new path" in his life, but the combination of recent testimony damaging to Rowland- who has been investigated in relation to gifts made to the Governor by state contractors and state employees- before the Select Committee of Inquiry, set up by the Connecticut House of Representatives to determine if impeachment of the Governor was desirable, as well as last Friday's decision by the State Supreme Court that Rowland was constitutionally required to answer to a subpoena from the Select Committee, is believed to have been a main impetus to the Governor's decision to now step down. Now that the Governor has formally announced his resignation, impeachment by the lower house of the State's General Assembly followed by a trial in the State Senate is a moot point.
· The State's next Governor, 58 year old Jodi Rell, was first elected to her current post of Lieutenant Governor as the second half of the GOP ticket in Rowland's first gubernatorial victory back in 1994. Prior to that, she had served in the State House of Representatives.


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

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.

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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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
 

 


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