The Green Papers: General Election 2005
Copyright 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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New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election   Democratic   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.
Open Chair - Acting Governor Codey announced on 31 January 2005 that he will not be a candidate for the full 4-year term resulting from the Gubernatorial Election in November 2005
 ** 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%  

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2001, 2005. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election   Democratic   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.
 ** 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-Farmer Labor
  No Party Affiliation
  Socialist Workers Party


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