The Green Papers: 2015 General Election
Copyright 2015 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 2015 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2015.

  • Governor John A. Kitzhaber ( (Democratic - Oregon) resigned 18 February 2015 amid scandal involving payments from and advocacy group. Secretary of State Kate Brown (Democratic) ascended to the Governor's chair upon his resignation.
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    Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
    Partisan Composition: 1 Independent

      Independent Governor Bill Walker
    First elected: 2014
    Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
    The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
     Governor Bill Walker was previously affiliated with the Republican Party.

    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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    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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