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

           

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.
Running as John McCain's Vice President in 2008.
 

If Governor Sarah H. Palin becomes Vice President, the Lieutenant Governor would become acting Governor and the state's Attorney General would become Lieutenant Governor. Then, the acting Governor would call a special election to be held between 60 and 90 days after the Gubernatorial vacancy occurs.


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 affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At 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

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

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2007, 2011. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
First elected: 2007
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2011
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's 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: 2007, 2011. 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; re-elected: 2007
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2011
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At 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.


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.
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

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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