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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Childs
  Candidate Democratic     former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative James C. Fields, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox

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 Democratic     Noah "Noé" Dyer
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Jared Henderson

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
  Candidate Democratic     David Asem
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Robert Bracamontes
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Bribiesca
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Ted Crisell
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Democratic     Harmesh Kumar
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Klement Tinaj
  Candidate Democratic     former 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 Democratic     Adam Garrity
  Candidate Democratic     Noel Ginsburg
  Candidate Democratic     Moses Carmen Humes
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Johnston
  Candidate Democratic     former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Donna Lynne
1 August 2017: Filed to run for Governor.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared Polis
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Schroeder
  Candidate Democratic     Erik M. Underwood

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Dita Bhargava
  Candidate Democratic     Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly
  Candidate Democratic     Middletown Mayor  Dan Drew
  Candidate Democratic     Bridgeport Mayor  Joseph Peter "Joe" Ganim
  Candidate Democratic     former state senator Jonathan A. Harris
  Candidate Democratic     Jacey Wyatt

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

   
    Democratic     Henry Davis - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Paul Dembinsky
    Democratic     Lucretia Serena Fordyce - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Tallahassee Mayor  Andrew D. Gillum
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Gwendolyn "Gwen" Graham
Served in Congress January 2015-January 2017. Did not run for re-election in 2016.
  Candidate Democratic     Chris King
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Christopher "Chris" King
  Candidate Democratic     Josue Larose
  Candidate Democratic     former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Louis Levine
    Democratic     Brooke Russell Locke Marx - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Louis Earl McClanahan, III

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Stacey Abrams

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Ernest Caravalho
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
CD 1.
1 September 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Boise School Board Trustee  A.J. Balukoff
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Paulette E. Jordan
  Candidate Democratic     Troy Minton

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daniel Biss
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Litesa E. Wallace

7 September 2017: Senator Biss droped Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate.
  Candidate Democratic     flormer Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools  Robert A. "Bob" Daiber
for Lieutenant Governor: Jonathan W. Todd
    Democratic     Terry Getz - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Tio Hardiman
for Lieutenant Governor: Patricia Avery
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Kennedy
for Lieutenant Governor: Ra Joy
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Marshall
for Lieutenant Governor: Dennis Cole
    Democratic     Alex Paterakis - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman

12 October 2017: "I don’t have the wealth or connections to keep going."
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Nate Boulton
  Candidate Democratic     Cathy Glasson
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Hubbell
    Democratic     former Director of Iowa's Department of Natural Resources Richard "Rich" Leopold - apparently not a candidate
7 June 2017: Suspending operations.
  Candidate Democratic     Andy McGuire
  Candidate Democratic     former Des Moines School Board President Jon Neiderbach
  Candidate Democratic     John Norris
    Democratic     state Representative  Todd Prichard - apparently not a candidate
15 August 2017: Suspended his campaign.
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Wells
  Candidate Democratic     former Iowa City Mayor Wilburn Wilburn

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Arden Andersen
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Bergerson
for Lieutenant Governor: Alexander Cline

31 August 2017: This candidate is 16 years old.
  Candidate Democratic     former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Laura Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Klingenberg
for Lieutenant Governor: Kalib Martin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua "Josh" Svaty
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jim Ward

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jim Boyle
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Cote
  Candidate Democratic     Dominic Crocitto
  Candidate Democratic     Steven "Steve" DeAngelis
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Mark Dion
  Candidate Democratic     Patrick "Ike" Eisenhart
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Mark W. Eves
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Sean Faircloth
  Candidate Democratic     state Attorney General  Janet T. Mills
    Democratic     Kenneth "Ken" Pinet - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Diane Russell
  Candidate Democratic     Cynthia Soma-Hernandez
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Sweet
  Candidate Democratic     J. Martin Vachon

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III
  Candidate Democratic     Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Wife of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, CD 7.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Freda Jaffe
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Democratic     Baltimore County Executive  Kevin B. Kamenetz
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard S. "Rich" Madaleno, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Alec J. Ross
  Candidate Democratic     former State University Regent Jim Shea
  Candidate Democratic     Krish Vignarajah

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Finance Jay Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
  Candidate Democratic     Newton Mayor  Setti D. Warren

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     William Cecil "Bill" Cobbs
  Candidate Democratic     former Detroit Health Director Adbulrahman M. "Abdul" El-Sayed
  Candidate Democratic     Geoffrey N. Fieger
  Candidate Democratic     John F. Freeman
  Candidate Democratic     Justin David Giroux
  Candidate Democratic     Shri Thanedar
  Candidate Democratic     forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     James L. "Jim" Shea

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa Ward

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Chris Giunchigliani
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,154,978 55.60% former Ambassador to Germany Philip "Phil" Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver
Total 2,077,305 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Apodaca
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Joe Cervantes
  Candidate Democratic     Peter DeBenedittis
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Terry Gipson

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former First Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray
  Candidate Democratic     state Supreme Court Justice William M. "Bill" O'Neill
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Connie Pillich
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Joe Schiavoni
  Candidate Democratic     former Congresssman Betty Sutton
First elected as a Democrat to Congress 2006, re-elected 2008, 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2012.
  Candidate Democratic     Dayton Mayor  Nan Whaley

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Norman Brown
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
    Democratic     state Representative Scott Inman - apparently not a candidate
25 October 2017: State Representative Scott Inman withdrew from the Governor's race and will resign from the state Legislature in early 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson

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 Democratic     Governor  Kate Brown

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Spencer Dickinson
  Candidate Democratic     Burrillville Land Trust President  Paul A. Roselli

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Noble
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  James E. Smith, Jr.

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Billie H. Sutton

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 Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Craig Fitzhugh

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

   
    Democratic     Garry Brown - apparently not a candidate
withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     James Jolly Clark
  Candidate Democratic     former Balch Springs Mayor Cedric Davis, Sr.
  Candidate Democratic     Joe Mumbach
  Candidate Democratic     Adrian Ocegueda
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Payne
  Candidate Democratic     Demetria Smith
  Candidate Democratic     former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Wakely
    Democratic     Lee Bryant Weaver - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew White
  Candidate Democratic     Grady Yarbrough

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     James Ehlers
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan Sonneborn
31 August 2017: This candidate is 13 years old.

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,409,175 53.90% Lieutenant Governor  Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
Total 2,614,282 100.00%  

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

   
    Democratic     former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen - apparently not a candidate
29 March 2017: Announced he is not a candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     Nicholas Michael "Nick" De Leon
  Candidate Democratic     Michele Doolan
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Flynn
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Gronik
  Candidate Democratic     Robert "Bob" Harlow
  Candidate Democratic     Dave Heaster
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Brett Hulsey
  Candidate Democratic     Kurt Jason Kober
  Candidate Democratic     Jared William Landry
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Lust
  Candidate Democratic     Mike McCabe
  Candidate Democratic     Mahlon Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kelda Helen Roys
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey "Jeff" Rumbaugh
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Mayor  Paul R. Soglin
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kathleen Vinehout
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Dana Wachs
  Candidate Democratic     Ramona Rose Whiteaker

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Mary A. Throne

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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Major Third Parties
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  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  American Constitution
  Independence
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Independents
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  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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