The Green Papers: 2009 General Election
Copyright 2009 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 2009 are marked as such.

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New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2005, 2009. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election 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.
Renominated - 2 June 2009 Primary
  Elected Republican 1,174,445 48.45% former US Attorney Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
For Lieutenant Governor: Monmouth County Sheriff Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
  Candidate Democratic 1,087,731 44.88% Governor Jon S. Corzine
For Lieutenant Governor: State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen County)
  Candidate Independent 139,579 5.76% Christopher "Chris" Daggett
For Lieutenant Governor Frank J. Esposito
Slogan: Independent for NJ
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 4,830 0.20% Kenneth R. "Kenny" Kaplan
For Lieutenant Governor: John Paff
Slogan: Libertarian Party
  Candidate Independent 3,585 0.15% Gary T. Steele
For Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Pennella
Slogan: Leadership, Independence, Vision
  Candidate Independent 2,869 0.12% Jason Cullen
For Lieutenant Governor: Gloria Leustek
Slogan: People Not Politics
  Candidate Independent 2,598 0.11% David R. Meiswinkle
For Lieutenant Governor: Noelani Musicaro
Slogan: Middle Class Empowerment
  Candidate Independent 2,563 0.11% Kostas Petris
For Lieutenant Governor: August Petris
Slogan: For The People
  Candidate Independent; (Socialist Party USA) 2,085 0.09% Gregory "Greg" Pason
For Lieutenant Governor: Costantino "Tino" Rozzo
Slogan: Socialist Party USA
  Candidate Independent 1,625 0.07% Gary Stein
For Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Stein
Slogans: Rock The Boat, Giv'm Heck Gary, Nice N Easy, Fools Rush In, Stormy Weather, Just in Time, All The Way, Where Are You, I Have Dreamed, They All Laughed, These Foolish Things, A Fine Romance, Lear'n The Blues, Without A Song, Something Stupid, Street Of Dreams, All Alone, How About You, Pennies From Heaven, My Shining Hour, Love And Marriage
  Candidate Independent 1,021 0.04% Joshua Leinsdorf
For Lieutenant Governor: VACANCY (was Joanne Miller)
Slogan: Fair Election Party
  Candidate Independent 753 0.03% Alvin Lindsay, Jr.
For Lieutenant Governor: Eugene Harley
Slogan: Lindsay for Governor
  Candidate Write-in 108 0.00% Write-In
Personal Choice
Total 2,423,792 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,163,523 58.62% former Attorney General Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell
30 May 2009: Nominated by Convention
  Candidate Democratic 818,909 41.26% state Senator R. Creigh Deeds
  Candidate Write-in 2,502 0.13% Write in
Total 1,984,934 100.00%  

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
Major Third Parties
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Party USA
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.


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