The Green Papers: 2017 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2017 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 2017 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2017.

  • Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican, Alabama) resigned on 10 April 2017 amid a sex scandal. Following his resignation, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) was sworn in as Governor.

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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  Kay Ivey
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resigation of Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican).
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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.

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.

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

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

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
Open Chair - 13 April 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.

Delaware  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

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

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.

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.

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: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

  Republican Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
Ascended to the Governor's Chair: 24 May 2017 [re: Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) resignation to become Ambassador to China].
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 - 27 July 2017: Nominated for Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration.

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  Richard D. "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

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.

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: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Eric Greitens
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

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

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Chris Sununu
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

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

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Doug Burgum
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

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

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

  Democratic Governor  Kate Brown
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic); first elected in a Special Election: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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.

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  Henry D. McMaster
24 January 2017: Ascended to the Governor's Chair following the resignation of Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) who became United Nations Ambassador.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

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

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

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

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Gary R. Herbert
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, 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Jim Justice
First elected: 2016 (as a Democrat)
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
3 August 2017: Announced he was changing his affiliation from Democratic to Republican: "... tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican."

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

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.
Open Chair - 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.

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
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  American Constitution
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  We The People
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
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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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