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

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.]


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.

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Major Third Parties
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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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