The Green Papers: General Election 2005
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2005 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 2005 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
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidates: Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley; former Governor Don Siegelman
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidate: former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore; Governor Bob Riley

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
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidate: Attorney General Mike Beebe

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidates: State Treasurer Philip Angelides

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidates: Congressman Jim Davis (CD 11); Democratic Party chairman Scott Maddox; State Senator Rod Smith (Gainesville)
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Attorney General Charlie Crist; Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher; Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings (?)

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter (Congressman CD 1)

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidate: State Representative Ed Fallon
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidate: Congressman Jim Nussle (CD 1); Bob Vander Plaats

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Nancy Cassis; Dick DeVos; Jack Hoogendyk

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     (pending)
Possible candidate: State Senator Steve Kelley
  Candidate Independence     (pending)
Possible candidate: Peter Hutchinson

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Governor Dave Heineman; Congressman Tom Osborne (CD 3)

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Congressman Jim Gibbons (CD2)

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,152,347 53.03% U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine
  Candidate Republican 948,372 43.64% Douglas R. Forrester
  Candidate Independent 26,422 1.22% Hector L. Castillo
Slogan: Education Not Corruption
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 13,700 0.63% Jeffrey Pawlowski
Slogan: Libertarian Party
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 11,179 0.51% Matthew J. Thieke
Slogan: The Green Party
  Candidate Independent 8,603 0.40% Edward Forchion
Slogan: Legalize Marijuana-(G.R.I.P.)
  Candidate Independent 4,914 0.23% Michael Latigona
Slogan: One New Jersey
  Candidate Independent 3,762 0.17% Wesley K. "Wes" Bell
Slogans: Repeal Casino Taxes, Cut Waste, Shake Up Trenton, Repeal N.J.D.E.P., Restore Rebates, End Pay To Play, Stop State Corruption, Cut Waste, Balance Budget, Restore Rebates, Exempt Marine Construction, Restore Rebates, Repeal N.J.D.E.P., Balance Budget, Cut State Spending, Balance Budget.
  Candidate Independent; (Socialist Workers Party) 2,023 0.09% Angela L. Lariscy
Slogan: Socialist Workers Party
  Candidate Independent 1,850 0.09% Constantino Rozzo
Slogan: Socialist Party USA
Total 2,173,172 100.00%  

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

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidates: Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidate: William F. Weld (former Governor of Massachusetts)

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     (pending)
Possible candidates: Congressman Ted Strickland (CD 6); Mayor Mike Coleman (Columbus)
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: State Auditor Betty Montgomery

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     (pending)
Possible candidates: Congressman Ernest Istook (CD 5)

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,025,942 51.72% Lt. Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine
  Candidate Republican 912,327 45.99% former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore
  Candidate Independent 43,953 2.22% State Senator H. Russell "Russ" Potts, Jr.
State Senator H. Russell Potts Jr. (R-Winchester) identifies himself specifically as "Independent Republican"
  Candidate Scattering 1,556 0.08% Write Ins
Total 1,983,778 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Green
  Independence
  Independent
  Libertarian
  No Party Affiliation
  Republican
  Scattering
  Socialist Workers Party
 

 


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