The Green Papers: 2008 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2008 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 2008 are marked as such.

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Gubernatorial Links

           

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor John Raymond Garamendi
  Candidate Democratic     San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
  Candidate Democratic     Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  Candidate Democratic     Steve Westly

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     Jim Amann

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 266,861 67.52% Treasurer Jack A. Markell
Total 395,204 100.00%  

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

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic     W. Lane Startin

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
  Candidate Democratic 1,082,463 40.04% former Representative Jill Lynette Long Thompson
Running mate for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Dennie Oxley, II
Total 2,703,752 100.00%  

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Democratic     Flint Mayor Donald J. "Don" Williamson

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,680,611 58.40% Attorney General Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon
Total 2,877,778 100.00%  

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
  Elected Democratic 318,670 65.47% Governor Brian Schweitzer
For Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor John C. Bohlinger
Total 486,734 100.00%  

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2008. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Elected Democratic 479,042 70.15% Governor John Lynch
Total 682,910 100.00%  

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Harlan "Jeff" Boss

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 2,146,189 50.27% Lieutenant Governor Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue
Total 4,268,941 100.00%  

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Edward "Drew" Edmondson

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
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
27 August 2008: Indicated interest in running

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

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
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Lincoln Edward Davis
CD 4
  Candidate Democratic     Kim McMillan

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Democratic 186,503 19.70% Bob Springmeyer
Running mate: Josie Valdez
Total 946,525 100.00%  

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic; Progressive) 69,791 21.87% Anthony Pollina
Formerly associated with the Democratic and Vermont Progressive parties. Ran was a write-in candidate under the banner of the Progressive Party in the 9 September Primary.
  Candidate Democratic 69,534 21.79% state Representative Gaye Symington
Total 319,085 100.00%  

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Creigh Deeds
  Candidate Democratic     Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe
former Democratic National Committee chairman
  Candidate Democratic     former state Delegate Brian J. Moran

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Elected Democratic 1,598,738 53.24% Governor Christine Gregoire
Prefers Democratic Party
Total 3,002,862 100.00%  

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Elected Democratic 492,697 69.80% Governor Joe Manchin, III
Total 705,877 100.00%  

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Boston Tea
  Constitution
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Mountain
  Personal Choice
  Progressive
Independents
  Independent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  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 the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.


 


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