The Green Papers: 2011 Off-Year Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2011 Governor's Chairs
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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 2011 are marked as such.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Sean R. Parnell
Entered office 26 July 2009 upon the resignation of Governor Sarah H. Palin. First elected: 2010.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Janice K. "Jan" Brewer
Appointed: 20 January 2009 (by Governor Janet Napolitano who resigned upon confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security); first elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
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: 2010, 2014. 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, re-elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
First elected: 2010 (Governor Brown served 2 terms as Governor-- from 1975 through 1983)
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Delaware  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Jack A. Markell
First elected: 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Nathan Deal
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn
As Lieutenant Governor, entered office 29 January 2009 upon the removal from office of Governor Rod Blagojevich. First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. 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; re-elected 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Terry E. Branstad
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Steven L. "Steve" Beshear
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2011
First elected: 2007
Chair up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2011
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 17 May 2011 Primary

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
• Re-elected Saturday 22 October 2011
First elected: 2007
Chair up for election: Saturday 22 October 2011
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Paul R. LePage
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - at term limit

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Deval L. Patrick
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Rick Snyder
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Mark Dayton
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

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

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Haley Reeves 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

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon
First elected: 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. 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; re-elected: 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. 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; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Brian E. Sandoval
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2012. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John H. Lynch
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2006, 2008, 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Chair - 15 September 2011: Announced he will not run for re-election.

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2009, 2013. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
First elected: 2009
Chair up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2013
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Susana Martinez
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue
First elected: 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple
First sworn: 7 December 2010 re: Governor John Hoeven (Republican) ascension to the U.S. Senate.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Governor John Hoeven (Republican) ran for an won the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in North Dakota in 2010. He was first elected as Governor in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple was sworn in as the 32nd Governor of North Dakota on 7 December 2010. Mr. Dalrymple was first elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008.

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor John Richard Kasich
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Mary C. Fallin
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John A. Kitzhaber
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Tom Corbett
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent

  Independent Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Dennis M. Daugaard
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor William "Bill" Haslam
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor James Richard "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, 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
11 August 2011: Media reports state that Governor Perry will announce his candidacy for President on Saturday 13 August.

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Gary R. Herbert
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2012. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2009, 2013. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell
First elected: 2009
Chair up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2013
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Christine "Chris" Gregoire
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Chair - 13 June 2011: "Today, I say I will not run for a third term as governor ...."

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Ascended to the Governor's chair as acting Governor when Governor Joe Manchin, III resigned to take office as a U.S. Senator: 15 November 2010. First elected in a Special Election: 4 October 2011.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Special Election: Tuesday 4 October 2011.
Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
  

On 18 January 2011, the West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state must hold a Special Gubernatorial Election by 15 November 2011. Reference: Citizen Action v. Tomblin - No. 101494. Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (Democratic) thought he could serve until the next regular election on Tuesday 6 November 2012. He ascended to the Governor's chair when Governor Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) resigned on 15 November 2010 to take office as a U.S. Senator.

HB 2552 was introducd on 19 January 2011. The bill would create a 14 May 2011 Special Gubernatorial Partisan Primary and a 6 August 2011 Special Gubernatorial Election.

On 21 January 2011, acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin stated he would issue a proclamation for the Special Gubernatorial Election: 20 June (West Virginia Day - a state holiday) for the partisan primary and 4 October for the election.

7 February 2011: Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed HB 2853 / SB 261. These bills establish a 14 May 2011 Special Gubernatorial Primary for the Democratic, Republican, and Mountain Parties, a 21 May 2011 petition deadline for others, and a 4 October 2011 General Election. The filing deadline for the partisan primary is 12 February 2011. The Bill amends [ARTICLE 10. FILLING VACANCIES. 3-10-2. Vacancy in office of Governor.]


Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Scott Walker
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Matt Mead
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's 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
  Constitution
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Marijuana
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
 

Notes

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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