The Green Papers: 2016 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2016 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 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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess

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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Unity     Bill Hammons

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

   
  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

   
 ** 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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Craig

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

   
  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

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

   
 ** 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%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Jim Hines

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

   
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Erin Murphy

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

   
 ** 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

   
  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%  

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

   
  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

   
 ** 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

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

   
    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

   
  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

   
 ** 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

   
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine
26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.

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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott Wagner

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

   
  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

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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Republican     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown

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

   
  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

   
 ** 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
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

   
  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

   
  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

   
 ** 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

   
  Candidate No Affiliation     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman

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
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  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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