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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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     Merissa Hamilton
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin McCormick

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 Libertarian     Mark West

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanist
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lake County School Board Member Randy Wiseman

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Craig

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Grayson "Kash" Jackson
a.k.a. Benjamin Adam Winderweedle
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew C. Scaro
  Candidate Libertarian     Jon Stewart

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Marco Battaglia
  Candidate Libertarian     Jake Porter

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 Libertarian     Richard Light

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Christina Smith

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     William H. "Bill" Gelineau
  Candidate Libertarian     John J. Tartar
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey "Jeff" Wood

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Jilletta Jarvis

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Libertarian 10,251 0.49% Peter J. Rohrman
for Lieutenant Governor: Karese J. Laguerre
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

   
    Libertarian     Grady Owens - apparently not a candidate

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Larry Sharpe

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Rex Lawhorn
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph "Joe Exotic Maldonado
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Kathie Glass
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lago Vista City Councilman Mark Tippetts
  Candidate Libertarian     Kory Watkins

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) **
  Candidate Libertarian 27,987 1.07% Clifford D. "Cliff" Hyra
6 May 2017: Received his party's nomination. 10,000 petition signatures are needed to put him on the general election ballot.
27 June 2017: Petitions validated.
Total 2,614,282 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird

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
  Independence
  Marijuana
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  We The People
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering
 

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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