The Green Papers: 2006 Midterm Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2006 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 2006 are marked as such.

Friday May 26, 2006: The United States Senate confirmed Governor Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho as Secretary of the Interior by a vote of 85 yeas, 8 nays and 7 not voting. Governor Kempthorne was first elected Governor of Idaho in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. He served in U.S. Senate (elected: 1992) and was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the Secretary of the Interior on 16 March 2006. Upon the confirmation of Governor Kempthorne, Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch (Republican) ascended to the position of Governor of Idaho. Mr. Risch was was first elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2002 and was renominated for Lieutenant Governor in the 23 May 2006 Republican Primary.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Bob Riley
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Bob Riley

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election
Lost
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.
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 22 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Sarah H. Palin
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano

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

Chair up for election
Open
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.
Open Chair
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Party switch - Democratic Attorney General Mike Beebe
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election
Open
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.
Open Chair - At term limit
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Current Republican - Possible Democratic takeover - Democratic Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr. vs. Republican Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
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
Renominated - 20 May 2006 Convention
 Polls: Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell

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

Chair up for election
Open
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.
Open Chair
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Sonny Perdue
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 18 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Sonny Perdue

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Linda Lingle
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 23 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Governor Linda Lingle

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

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
Ascended to the position of Governor 26 May 2006 upon the confirmation of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Chair - Governor James E. "Jim" Risch is a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2006
 Polls: Republican Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 21 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich

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, Jr.
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

Chair up for election
Open
Democratic Governor Thomas J. "Tom" Vilsack
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Chair - Retiring at end of current term. Not a candidate for re-election.
 Polls: Toss-up - Currently Democratic. Democratic Secretary of State Chester "Chet" Culver vs. Republican Congressman Jim Nussle
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 1 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius

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.
3 June 2006: Governor Fletcher announced that his 2007 running mate is Finance Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph.

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor John Elias Baldacci
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor John Elias Baldacci

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election 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.
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - WATCH - Republican Governor Robert L. "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr. vs. Democratic Martin O'Malley

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

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Mitt Romney
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Chair - 14 December 2005: Not a candidate for re-election in 2006.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Pickup - Democratic Deval L. Patrick
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 8 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm vs. Republican Dick DeVos

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty vs. Democratic-Farmer Labor Attorney General Mike Hatch

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Dave Heineman
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Succeeded to the Governor's Chair upon the 20 January 2005 resignation of Governor Mike Johanns.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Governor Dave Heineman

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Kenny C. 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.
Open Chair
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman James Arthur "Jim" Gibbons vs. Democratic Dina Titus
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election Democratic Governor John Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor John Lynch

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Jon S. Corzine
First elected: 2005
Chair up for election: Tuesday 3 November 2009
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election
Open
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.
 Polls: Was Republican. Democratic Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election
Open
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.
Open Chair - At term limit
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Currently Republican, likely to switch parties. Democratic Congressman Ted Strickland
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Brad Henry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 25 July 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Brad Henry

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 16 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - WATCH - Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri vs. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Charles J. "Charlie" Fogarty

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr.

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election Republican Governor Mike Rounds
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 6 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Governor Mike Rounds

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Rick Perry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
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
Renominated - 7 March 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Governor Rick Perry

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 3 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2005
Chair up for election: Tuesday 3 November 2009
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

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

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Jim Doyle
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Almost a toss up. Democratic Governor Jim Doyle vs. Republican Congressman Mark Green

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 22 August 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Green
  Green-Rainbow
  Libertarian
  Pacific Green
  Reform
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  American
  American Constitution
  American Independent
  Concerned Citizens
  Conservative
  Constitution
  Independence
  Independent American
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Nebraska
  Peace And Freedom
  Populist
  Quit Raising Taxes
  Rent is too High
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Veterans Party of America
  Working Families
Independents
  By Petition
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  Unaffiliated
  Unenrolled
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.


 


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