The Green Papers: 2016 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2016 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 2016 are marked as such.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman

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.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Doug Ducey
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
First elected: 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. 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); re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     David Asem
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Independent     Grant Handlik
  Candidate Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Independent     Scot Sturtevant
  Candidate Democratic     ex-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Controller Steve Westly
Possible candidate. Served as Controller 2002 - 2006.

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Unity     Bill Hammons

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton

Delaware  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Jack A. Markell
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 248,404 58.34% Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
16 September 2015: Announced his run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican 166,852 39.18% state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
7 November 2014: Announced his candidacy.
  Candidate Green 5,951 1.40% Andrew R. Groff
  Candidate Libertarian 4,577 1.07% Sean Louis Goward
  Candidate Scattering 28 0.01% Other
  Candidate Write-in     Benjamin Hollinger, Sr.
Total 425,812 100.00%  

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Dembinsky
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Rivera
  Candidate Republican     Nathan Wilson
  Candidate Republican     Daniel P. Zutler
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Joe Allen
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle "KC" Gibson

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Craig

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 14 October 2014: "Won't run for a fourth term" in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Russ Fulcher
25 August 2016: Announced he is running.
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate America First     Lisa Marie

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Bruce Rauner
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair - 3 May 2016 Renomination by Primary.
14 July 2016: Media reports indicate that Donald John Trump, Sr.- the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President when that Party's National Convention meets in Cleveland, Ohio next week- has chosen Governor Mike Pence [R-Indiana] to be his Vice President should Trump be elected President of the United States this coming Fall. Governor Pence has reportedly suspended his re-election campaign.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,397,396 51.38% Lieutenant Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
for Lieutenant Governor: state Auditor Suzanne Crouch
26 July 2016: Nominated as a replacement candidate by the party for the Governor's Chair re: acceptance of Republican Vice Presidential nomination by Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence.
  Candidate Democratic 1,235,503 45.42% former state Representative John R. Gregg
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Christina Hale
  Candidate Libertarian 87,025 3.20% Rex Bell
for Lieutenant Governor: Karl "K-Tat" Tatgenhorst
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 41 0.00% Jack Adam "Adam" Adkins
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Christopher Stried
for Lieutenant Governor: Jo Ann Gora
Total 2,719,968 100.00%  

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Terry E. Branstad
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin
First elected: 2015
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  John Bel Edwards
First elected: 2015
Chair up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. 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; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Rick Snyder
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Republican     Jim Hines

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Mark Dayton
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 21 November 2016: Retiring at the end of his term.
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Erin Murphy

Mississippi  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Phil Bryant
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
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 1,433,397 51.14% Eric Greitens
  Candidate Democratic 1,277,360 45.57% Attorney General Chris Koster
  Candidate Libertarian 41,154 1.47% Cisse W. Spragins
  Candidate Independent 30,019 1.07% Lester Benton "Les" Turilli, Jr.
  Candidate Green 21,088 0.75% Don Fitz
  Candidate Write-in 22 0.00% Dave Altis
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Theo Brown, Sr.
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Martin Lindstedt
Total 2,803,046 100.00%  

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
  Elected Democratic 255,933 50.25% Governor  Steve Bullock
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney
  Candidate Republican 236,115 46.36% Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Lesley Robinson
  Candidate Libertarian 17,312 3.40% Ted Dunlap
for Lieutenant Governor: Ron VanDevender
Total 509,360 100.00%  

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Brian E. Sandoval
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 5 October 2015: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 354,040 48.84% Chris Sununu
  Candidate Democratic 337,589 46.57% Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
  Candidate Libertarian 31,243 4.31% state Representative Max Abramson
Formerly a Republican, now a Libertarian state Representative
  Candidate Scattering 1,991 0.27% Scatter
Total 724,863 100.00%  

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie
First elected: 2009; re-elected: 2013
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
  Candidate Democratic     Bill Brennan
  Candidate Democratic     Jim Johnson
    Democratic     state Senator Raymond J. "Ray" Lesniak - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblyman  John S. Wisniewski
  Candidate Republican     state Assemblyman  Jack M. Ciattarelli
  Candidate Republican     Nutley Township Commissioner Steven L. Rogers
  Candidate Republican     Joe Rullo
  Candidate Green     Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale
  Candidate Independent     Jeff Boss

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Susana Martinez
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
    Republican     Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson - apparently not a candidate
circa 10 February 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.
2 May 2016: Announced he would not run for Governor in 2018.

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Patrick L. "Pat" McCrory
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 15 March 2016 Primary
  Elected Democratic 2,309,157 49.02% Attorney General Roy Asberry Cooper
  Candidate Republican 2,298,880 48.80% Governor Patrick L. "Pat" McCrory
  Candidate Libertarian 102,977 2.19% Lon Vernon Cecil
Total 4,711,014 100.00%  

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple
Succeeded: 7 December 2010 upon the resignation of Governor John Hoeven (Republican) having been elected to the U.S. Senate. First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 24 August 2015: Governor Jack Dalrymple announces he will not run for re-election.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 259,863 76.52% Doug Burgum
for Lieutenant Governor: Brent Sanford
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 65,855 19.39% state Representative  Marvin E. Nelson
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joan Heckaman
  Candidate Libertarian 13,230 3.90% Marty Riske
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Voytek
  Candidate Scattering 653 0.19% write-in
  Candidate Write-in     Eugene Dumont
Total 339,601 100.00%  

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  John Richard Kasich
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine
26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Mary C. Fallin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Kate Brown
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic).
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 17 May 2016 Primary.
Governor Brown will serve until a Tuesday 8 November 2016 Special Election.
Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 985,027 50.62% Governor  Kate Brown
21 September 2015: Governor Kate Brown (Democratic) announced that she will run for the remainder of the term in the special election.
  Candidate Republican 845,609 43.45% William C. "Bud" Pierce
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 47,481 2.44% Cliff W. Thomason
  Candidate Libertarian 45,191 2.32% James Foster
  Candidate Constitution 19,400 1.00% Aaron Donald Auer
  Candidate Scattering 3,338 0.17% Misc.
Total 1,946,046 100.00%  

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Tom Wolf
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
24 February 2016: Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott Wagner

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Nikki Randhawa Haley
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Republican     former Democratic Lieutenant Governor and state Senator J. Yancey McGill
21 March 2016: Announced candidacy as a Republican.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope
 

23 November 2016: President-elect Trump nominates Governor Nikki Haley for the position of United Nations Ambassador.


South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Dennis M. Daugaard
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
14 November 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. 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; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Republican     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Greg Abbott
First elected: 2014.
Previously served as Attorney General: first elected 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Gary R. Herbert
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
  Elected Republican 750,850 66.74% Governor  Gary R. Herbert
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
  Candidate Democratic 323,349 28.74% Mike Weinholtz
for Lieutenant Governor: Kim Bowman
  Candidate Libertarian 34,827 3.10% Brian E. Kamerath
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry Evan Short
  Candidate Independent American 15,912 1.41% Dell Buck "Super Dell" Schanze
for Lieutenant Governor: Gregory C. Duerden
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 97 0.01% L.S. Brown
Total 1,125,035 100.00%  

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 8 June 2015: "I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for a fourth term in 2016."
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 166,817 52.05% Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott
8 September 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2016.
  Candidate Democratic 139,253 43.45% former state Representative Sue Minter
  Candidate Liberty Union 8,912 2.78% Bill "Spaceman" Lee
  Candidate Scattering 4,954 1.55% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 313 0.10% Write-in
BERNIE SANDERS 50 (0.02%), MATT DUNNE 37 (0.01%), NO NAME 31 (0.01%), BRUCE LISMAN 27 (0.01%), PETER GALBRAITH 13 (0.00%), SHAP SMITH 9 (0.00%), JIM DOUGLAS 4 (0.00%), HOWARD DEAN 3 (0.00%), DAVID ZUCKERMAN 3 (0.00%), BRIAN DUBIE 3 (0.00%), PETER SCHUMLIN 2 (0.00%), SCOTT MILNE 2 (0.00%), ROLAND M. SMITH 2 (0.00%), RICHARD DRAUGHT 2 (0.00%), BRIAN MILNE 1 (0.00%), ARMOND MAURICE 1 (0.00%), EDWARD B PELTIER 1 (0.00%), ALFRED SOMMER 1 (0.00%), NATALIE MILLER 1 (0.00%), PETER GADUE 1 (0.00%), CHRIS KING 1 (0.00%), SUSAN HATCH DAVIS 1 (0.00%), RANDY BROCK 1 (0.00%), GREG BURNELL 1 (0.00%), JOSEPH DAIGNEAULT 1 (0.00%), DONALD TRUMP 1 (0.00%), NATE HASSLER SCHOONOVER 1 (0.00%), PHILIP BARUTH 1 (0.00%), CARL PAGE 1 (0.00%), EDMUND NELSON PARENT 1 (0.00%), WILL SOLOW 1 (0.00%), ANTHONY POLLINA 1 (0.00%), MIKE BRADLEY 1 (0.00%), JOHN FARBER 1 (0.00%), ERIC HASELTON 1 (0.00%), JASON PLOOF 1 (0.00%), GARY COOLEY 1 (0.00%), JOE BURBO 1 (0.00%), HETHBA FATNASSI 1 (0.00%), LARRY ONLY 1 (0.00%), GARY DEAN 1 (0.00%), JAMES POTVIN 1 (0.00%), STEVE COSTELLO 1 (0.00%), GARY MURPHY 1 (0.00%), TOM BRADY 1 (0.00%), LISA ANN OBERBRUNER 1 (0.00%), GEORGE BENNIS SR. 1 (0.00%), PETER SH 1 (0.00%), KARTA SIXIANS 1 (0.00%), JESSIE VENTURA 1 (0.00%), ROBERTA WELCH 1 (0.00%), RICK ESTEY 1 (0.00%), MARK STEWART 1 (0.00%), SAM MCDONNELL 1 (0.00%), JESSICA KIBBY 1 (0.00%), DAVID LUDT 1 (0.00%), CALVIN SHAW 1 (0.00%), OLIVER OLSEN 1 (0.00%), DAWN FECHETTE 1 (0.00%), REG HASELTON 1 (0.00%), ANDREW DEGREENIA 1 (0.00%), G. BODEN HARRIS 1 (0.00%), ERIK GILLARD 1 (0.00%), PAUL MILLMAN 1 (0.00%), JANE GABBE 1 (0.00%), DEBORAH GABBIE 1 (0.00%), PHIL PETTY 1 (0.00%), PIERRE DUFRESNE 1 (0.00%), JAMES BAKER 1 (0.00%), KRAIG LIBSTAG 1 (0.00%), JOHN RAMSEY 1 (0.00%), WILLIAM SHOESTOCK 1 (0.00%), CHRISTOPHER REDDING 1 (0.00%), BILL LEE 1 (0.00%), JAMES PHILLIPS 1 (0.00%), DAVID ORTIZ 1 (0.00%), WRATH KISSELLE 1 (0.00%), MIKE KOHLER 1 (0.00%), RANDALL INGALLS 1 (0.00%), BRIAN UTTER 1 (0.00%), JAMES FARNHAM 1 (0.00%), THEO EPSTEIN 1 (0.00%), VALERIE STEVENS 1 (0.00%), RICHARD GIDDINGS 1 (0.00%), KATIE REEN 1 (0.00%), RON HUBERT 1 (0.00%), DON TURNER 1 (0.00%), TRUMP 1 (0.00%), ED SNOWDEN 1 (0.00%), JOE J. 1 (0.00%), TED NUGENT 1 (0.00%), BRUCE A. SMITH 1 (0.00%), DARRELL MURPHY 1 (0.00%), MIKE ROWE 1 (0.00%), SCOTT GRAY 1 (0.00%), NATE STEWART 1 (0.00%), RACINE 1 (0.00%), MEREDITH TROMBLY 1 (0.00%), AUSTIN YOUNG 1 (0.00%), LIAM CORCORAN 1 (0.00%), BERRY 1 (0.00%), RETTA DUNLAP 1 (0.00%), WILLIAM GREEN 1 (0.00%), JAMES GA MARTIN 1 (0.00%), DICK HOLDEN 1 (0.00%), ELAINE PERCY 1 (0.00%), BRUCE LISMAN 1 (0.00%), MATT DUNNE 1 (0.00%), Other Write-Ins 31 (0.01%).
  Candidate Scattering 218 0.07% Spoiled Votes
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.
Total 320,467 100.00%  

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Terry McAuliffe
First elected: 2013
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Republican     Ed Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman
  Candidate Republican     Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman  Corey A, Stewart
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Frank W. Wagner
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
12 December 2015: Announced.

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
  Elected Democratic 1,760,520 54.25% Governor  Jay R. Inslee
  Candidate Republican 1,476,346 45.49% Port of Seattle Commissioner  Bill Bryant
  Candidate Scattering 8,416 0.26% Write In Totals
Total 3,245,282 100.00%  

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
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. Re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 350,408 49.09% Jim Justice
  Candidate Republican 301,987 42.30% state Senator William P. "Bill" Cole, III
  Candidate Mountain 42,068 5.89% Charlotte Jean Pritt
  Candidate Libertarian 15,354 2.15% David Moran
  Candidate Constitution 4,041 0.57% Phil Hudok
  Candidate Write-in     Quintin Caldwell
  Candidate Write-in     Ras Ible
Total 713,858 100.00%  

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Scott Walker
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate No Affiliation     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. 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; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Liberty Union
  Mountain
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Affiliation
  No Party Affiliation
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise 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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