The Green Papers: General Election 2005
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2005 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 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

    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 Democratic

    Democratic   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: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Ruth Ann Minner
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

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 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor Matt Blunt
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Brian Schweitzer
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
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 Dave Heineman
Succeeded to the Governor's Chair upon the 20 January 2005 resignation of Governor Mike Johanas.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Governor Mike Johanas (Republican, first elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002) was nominated by President George W. Bush for Secretary of Agriculture on 2 December 2004. He was approved by the U.S. Senate viva voce (by voice vote) on 20 January 2005. Following his approval, Secretary Johanns resigned his Governor's Chair.

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: 2004, 2006. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor John Lynch
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   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
Open Chair - on 27 July 2005, Gov. Pataki announced he will not be seeking re-election to a fourth term in 2006.

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Mike Easley
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor John Hoeven
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

    Republican   Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Christine Gregoire
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 2 November 2004 General Election Results Challenged
Manual Recount from an official source
Machine Recount from an official source.
On Thursday 30 December 2004 the Secretary of State certified the manual recount results showing that Democrat Christine Gregoire won Governor's election by 129 votes out of 2,810,058. Mr. Rossi is considering contesting these results. History: Friday 3 December 2004- the Democrats officially challenged the certified machine recount Republican Dino Rossi won by 42 votes out of 2,808,342. Monday 6 December- Secretary of State Sam Reed issues a hand recount order. 23 December- the state Supreme Court rules that King County recount is to include 573 mistakenly rejected ballots and 162 misplaced ballots in the manual recount. Thursday 30 December 2004- Certified results of the manual recount: Democrat Christine Gregoire: 1,373,361, Republican Dino Rossi: 1,373,232, Libertarian Ruth Bennett 63,465.

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

    Democratic   Governor Joe Manchin, III
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

    Democratic   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 Democratic

    Democratic   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.

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.

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