The Green Papers: 2007 Off Year Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2007 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 2007 are marked as such.

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Gubernatorial Links

           

Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Bob Riley
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Sarah H. Palin
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Mike Beebe
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
First elected in a special election: 2003; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. 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; First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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.
Open Chair - At term limit

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Charlie Crist
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Sonny Perdue
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Linda Lingle
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Chester "Chet" Culver
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for election 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.
  Elected Democratic 619,654 58.71% former Lieutenant Governor Steven L. "Steve" Beshear
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Daniel Mongiardo
  Candidate Republican 435,857 41.29% Governor Ernie Fletcher
3 June 2006: Governor Fletcher announced that his 2007 running mate is Finance Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph.
    Democratic     Gatewood Galbraith - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Mark Wireman
    Democratic     former Lieutenant Governor Stephen L. "Steve" Henry - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Renee True
    Democratic     Otis "Bullman" Hensley, Jr. - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Richard Robbins
    Democratic     William Bruce Lunsford - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Attorney General Gregory Damron "Greg" Stumbo
    Democratic     Treasurer Jonathan Miller - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Jefferson County Attorney Irv Maze.
Announced 15 December 2006. Withdrew 7 May 2007 endorsing Democratic Lieutenant Governor Steve Beshear. Mr. Miller's name remained on the ballot.
    Democratic     Jody Richards - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: former Secretary of State John Y. Brown
    Republican     Billy Harper - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Dick Wilson
    Republican     former Congressman Anne Meagher Northup - lost primary
for Lt. Governor: Jeff Hoover
 

If no Gubernatorial Slate receives 40% of the vote in the their party's primary, the top two slates advance to a Tuesday 26 June run-off.

Total 1,055,511 100.00%  

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election
Open
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.
Open Chair - Governor Blanco announced that she would not seek re-election on 20 March 2007. However, on 26 April 2007, she may consider re-entering.
  Elected Republican 699,672 53.91% Congressman Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
Congressman CD 1.
    Democratic 226,364 17.44% state Senator Walter J. Boasso - lost primary
Elected to the State Senate as a Republican. Switched affiliation to the Democratic Party 26 April 2007.
    Other-party nominee; (Republican) 186,800 14.39% John Georges - lost primary
    Democratic 161,425 12.44% Public Service Commissioner Foster L. Campbell - lost primary
    Democratic 5,843 0.45% Mary Volentine Smith - lost primary
    Other-party nominee 4,782 0.37% Belinda Alexandrenko - lost primary
"Hope for America Party". Formerly of the Reform Party.
    Other-party nominee 3,369 0.26% Anthony "Tony G" Gentile - lost primary
    Libertarian 2,639 0.20% T. Lee Horne, III - lost primary
    No Party Affiliation 2,319 0.18% Sheldon Forest - lost primary
    Democratic 2,076 0.16% M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza - lost primary
    Democratic 1,661 0.13% Hardy Parkerson - lost primary
    Other-party nominee 993 0.08% Arthur D. "Jim" Nichols - lost primary
    No Party Affiliation     Vincent Mark Castillo - apparently not a candidate
19 September 2007: State District Judge Kay Bates ordered that having been convicted of a felony (two counts of attempted extortion) in Jefferson Parish, Vincent Mark Castillo of St. Rose is removed from the ballot. The Louisiana Constitution prohibits felons from seeking office.
Total 1,297,943 100.00%  

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John Elias Baldacci
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Deval L. Patrick
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Haley Barbour
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2007
First elected: 2003; re-elected: 2007
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Elected Republican 415,512 58.07% Governor Haley Barbour
  Candidate Democratic 300,078 41.93% John Arthur Eaves, Jr.
    Democratic     William Bond Compton, Jr. - lost primary
    Democratic     former state Representative Elmer L. "Louis" Fondren - lost primary
    Democratic     Fred T. Smith - lost primary
    Republican     Frederick L. Jones - lost primary
Total 715,590 100.00%  

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: 2006, 2010. 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 Johanns; first elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor James Arthur "Jim" Gibbons
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

 
15 February 2007: Media reports state that Governor Gibbons is the target of an FBI investigation. There are allegations that Governor Gibbons received payments, while he served in Congress, from a company awarded military contracts.


New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2008. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John Lynch
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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.
 Thursday 12 April 2007 - New Jersey Governor Corzine Critically Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
  • Governor Jon S. Corzine (D-New Jersey) was badly hurt in an accident involving his SUV, at the time being driven by a State Trooper, along the Garden State Parkway near Atlantic City earlier this evening. The Governor was airlifted to a hospital in Camden, NJ where- after surgery- he was listed in critical, but stable, condition with a broken leg and numerous chest injuries.
  • State Senate President Richard Codey (Democrat) has taken over, for the time being, as Acting Governor of the State pending Governor Corzine's recovery; this is Senator Codey's third stint as the State's Acting Governor, the longest such service being in the wake of the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey back in 2004.
  • 'The Green Papers' earnestly wishes Governor Corzine a speedy and most healthy recovery from his injuries.

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit. Running for President in 2008.

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Eliot L. Spitzer
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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.
Open Chair - At term limit

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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Ted Strickland
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Brad Henry
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr.
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mike Rounds
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Philip N. "Phil" Bredesen
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. 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, re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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: 2006, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004, 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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.
Open Chair - At term limit

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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Jim Doyle
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At 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.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian
Independents
  No Party Affiliation
  Other-party nominee
 

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 the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.


 


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