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.

There have been 0 deaths, 0 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2016.

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida

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) **
  Candidate Republican 166,852 39.18% state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
7 November 2014: Announced his candidacy.
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 Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Rivera
  Candidate Republican     Nathan Wilson
  Candidate Republican     Daniel P. Zutler

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.

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.
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

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
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

   
  Candidate Republican 236,115 46.36% Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Lesley Robinson
Total 509,360 100.00%  

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
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 Republican     state Assemblyman  Jack M. Ciattarelli
  Candidate Republican     Nutley Township Commissioner Steven L. Rogers
  Candidate Republican     Joe Rullo

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

   
  Candidate Republican 2,298,880 48.80% Governor Patrick L. "Pat" McCrory
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
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

   
  Candidate Republican 845,609 43.45% William C. "Bud" Pierce
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
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.
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 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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,476,346 45.49% Port of Seattle Commissioner  Bill Bryant
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) **
  Candidate Republican 301,987 42.30% state Senator William P. "Bill" Cole, III
Total 713,858 100.00%  

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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