The Green Papers: 2013 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2013 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 2013 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
  Candidate Republican     former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes
  Candidate Republican     Governor Sean R. Parnell
  Candidate Independent; (Republican)     former Mayor of Valdez Bill Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Craig L. Fleener.
1 August 2013: Mr. Walker announced he would run as an Independent. Previously affiliated with the Republican Party.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State Ken Bennett
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer Doug Ducey
    Republican     Chris Dudley - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Christine Jones
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Al Melvin
  Candidate Republican     former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew P. "Andy" Thomas

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
  Candidate Republican     Curtis Coleman
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Debra M. Hobbs
  Candidate Republican     former Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson
U.S. Congressman 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     Glenn Champ
  Candidate Republican     state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
  Candidate Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado
  Candidate Republican     Rick Williams

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Greg Brophy
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler
  Candidate Republican     Steve House
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Mike Kopp
    Republican     former Cranston Rhode Island Mayor Steve Laffey - apparently not a candidate
24 May 2013: "I have decided to withdraw from the 2014 Governorís race in Colorado."
  Candidate Republican     Jim Rundberg
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo
First elected to the U.S. Congress: 1998; re-elected: 2000 - 2008; Unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination: 2008; Unsuccessful American Constitution Party candidate for Colorado Governor: 2010.

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Toni Boucher
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton
  Candidate Republican     former Ambassador to Ireland Thomas C. "Tom" Foley
4 January 2013: Announced his intentions
  Candidate Republican     state Senator John McKinney

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Yinka Abosede Adeshina
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
  Candidate Republican     Robert Leonard Pribble, II
  Candidate Republican     Berthram B. Samuel
  Candidate Republican     Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott
  Candidate Republican     Joe Smith

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Education Superintendent John D. Barge
  Candidate Republican     Dalton Mayor David Pennington

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Russ Fulcher

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Bill Brady
for Lieutenant Governor: former Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Kirk W. Dillard
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Jil Walker Tracy
  Candidate Republican     Peter Edward Jones
  Candidate Republican     Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Wheaton Councilman At-Large Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
  Candidate Republican     state Treasurer Dan Rutherford
for Lieutenant Governor: Steve Kim

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Governor Terry E. Branstad
8 July 2013: "... my campaign committee will ... begin laying the groundwork for a potential reelection run in 2014..."
  Candidate Republican     Tom Hoefling

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeff Colyer

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor "Jay" Dardenne
21 March 2013: Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says that he "intends" to run for Governor.

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
  Candidate Republican     Governor Paul R. LePage

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     Harford County Exec David R. Craig
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate Ronald A. "Ron" George
  Candidate Republican     Charles L. Lollar
  Candidate Republican     Meyer F. Marks
  Candidate Republican     Brian Murphy
  Candidate Republican     Brian Charles Vaeth
for Lieutenant Governor: Duane Gerald "Shorty" Davis
    Republican     Blaine R. Young - apparently not a candidate
24 August 2013: Announced he has decided not to run for Governor.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Karyn E. Polito
  Candidate Republican     Mark Fisher

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Farnsworth
  Candidate Republican     Scott Honour
  Candidate Republican     Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Marty Seifert
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Dave Thompson
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Kurt Zellers

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Tom Carlson
    Republican     state Senator Mike Flood - apparently not a candidate
6 December 2012: Ended his campaign after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.
  Candidate Republican     Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Charlie Janssen
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Beau McCoy
  Candidate Republican     J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
    Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy - apparently not a candidate
2 February 2013: Resigned amidst questions that he made inappropriate telephone calls to women on state owned cell phones.

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     state Representative George Lambert

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2009, 2013. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Elected Republican 1,278,932 60.30% Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
Total 2,120,866 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Republican     Jon L. Justesen
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Dennis Richardson

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

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth "Ken" Block
28 October 2013: Changed registration from Moderate to Republican.
  Candidate Republican     Cranston Mayor Allan Fung

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

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Lora Hubbel

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General Greg Abbott
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Fritsch
  Candidate Republican     Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore
  Candidate Republican     Miriam Martinez
    Republican     Tom Pauken - apparently not a candidate
5 December 2013: "... I have decided not to file for the Republican nomination for 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
  Candidate Republican 1,013,354 45.23% Attorney General Kenneth T. "Ken" Cuccinelli, II
14 January 2013: De facto nominee-- only person to file with the party.
Total 2,240,314 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Republican     Superintendent of Public Instruction Cynthia Jo "Cindy" Hill

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
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  American Freedom Party
  Americans Elect
  Independent American
  Marijuana
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Party USA
  United Independent
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  Unaffiliated
  Unenrolled
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.


 


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