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 Republican     Huntsville Mayor  Thomas "Tommy" Battle, Jr.
    Republican     Jefferson County Commissioner  David Carrington - apparently not a candidate
13 September 2017: "I've decided it's time for me to end my campaign for Governor."
  Candidate Republican     Scott Dawson
    Republican     former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy Lee George - apparently not a candidate
13 November 2017: Dropped out endorsing Governor Kay Ivey.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Bill Hightower
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kay Ivey
  Candidate Republican     Joshua "Josh" Jones
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture and Industries Commissioner  John McMillan
15 May 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Jim Zeigler
21 June 2017: Formed an Exploratory committee for Governor.

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

   
    Republican     state Senator  Mike Dunleavy - apparently not a candidate
12 September 2017: Suspended campaign due to health issues.
  Candidate Republican     Scott Hawkins
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Charlie Huggins
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Kern
  Candidate Republican     Michael D. Sheldon

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Travis Allen
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Amare
  Candidate Republican     Stasyi Barth
  Candidate Republican     John-Leslie Brown
  Candidate Republican     John Cox
  Candidate Republican     Brian Domingo
  Candidate Republican     Yvonne Girard
  Candidate Republican     Rosey Grier
    Republican     former Assemblyman David Hadley - apparently not a candidate
19 July 2017: Dropped out.
  Candidate Republican     Cole Harris
  Candidate Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Morris
  Candidate Republican     Robert Newman, II
  Candidate Republican     Laura Smith

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Steve Barlock
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Cynthia H. Coffman
8 November 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018
  Candidate Republican     Larimer County Commissioner  Lew Gaiter, III
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Victor "Vic" Mitchell
  Candidate Republican     Doug Robinson
  Candidate Republican     Jim Rundberg
  Candidate Republican     JoAnne Silva
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo
First elected as a Republican to the U.S. House: 1998; re-elected 2000-2006; not a candidate for reelection: 2008; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination: 2008; unsuccessful American Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Colorado: 2010; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado: 2014.

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

   
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Toni Boucher
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Handler
  Candidate Republican     former Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Tony Hwang
  Candidate Republican     Shelton Mayor  Mark A. Lauretti
  Candidate Republican     Peter Lumaj
  Candidate Republican     Steve Obsitnik
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Prasad Srinivasan
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Comptroller General David M. "Dave" Walker

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

   
  Candidate Republican     David Adams
  Candidate Republican     Issak Almaleh
  Candidate Republican     Don Baldauf
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jack Latvala
  Candidate Republican     John Joseph Mercadante
  Candidate Republican     Bruce F. Nathan
  Candidate Republican     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
  Candidate Republican     Armando Adames Rivas
  Candidate Republican     Angel Luis Rivera
  Candidate Republican     Robert William "Bob" White
    Republican     Nathan Dale Wilson - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
11 April 2017: Filed paperwork to run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Hunter Hill
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Clay Tippins
  Candidate Republican     Marc Alan Urbach
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michael Williams

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

   
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator John Carroll
    Republican     state Representative  Bob McDermott - apparently not a candidate
Running for re-election in the state House.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Andria P.L. Tupola

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Tommy Ahlquist
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Raúl Rafael Labrador
9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     HyDee Liebelt
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Marie
  Candidate Republican     Steve Pankey

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

   
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jeanne M. Ives
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Rich Morthland
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Cedar Rapids Mayor  Ron Corbett
  Candidate Republican     Boone City Councilman  Steven Paul Ray

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

   
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Jim Barnett
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Jeff Colyer
8 August 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Wink Hartman
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Mark Hutton
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
  Candidate Republican     Patrick "PK" Kucera
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Ed O'Malley
  Candidate Republican     Ethan Randleas
for Lieutenant Governor: Cameron Tims

28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Ruzich
for Lieutenant Governor: Calvin Tran

28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Dominic Scavuzzo
November 2017: High School Student
  Candidate Republican     Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Tutera, Jr.
November 2017: High School Student

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 Republican     state Representative  Kenneth Wade "Ken" Fredette
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Garrett Mason
  Candidate Republican     former state Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew
  Candidate Republican     University of Maine System Trustee  Shawn H. Moody
    Republican     Deril Stubenrod - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Thibodeau

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Barnstable County Commissioner  Ronald R. "Ron" Beaty
  Candidate Republican     Scott Lively

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor Brian Nelson Calley
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Patrick Colbeck
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Thomas Derose
  Candidate Republican     James R. "Jim" Hines
  Candidate Republican     Earle Patrick Lackie
  Candidate Republican     Mark A. McFarlin
?
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  William D. "Bill" Schuette
12 September 2017: Announced he is running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Evan Sebastian Space

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

   
    Republican     Nikolay Bey - apparently not a candidate
Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Matt Dean
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative  Keith Downey
  Candidate Republican     Woodbury Mayor  Mary Giuliani Stephens
    Republican     Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman - apparently not a candidate
3 September 2017: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     Hennepin County Commissioner  Jeff Johnson
  Candidate Republican     former state Commerce Secretary Lance Johnson
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  David J. Osmek
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Parrish
  Candidate Republican     Ole Savior
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Wharton

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Krystal Gabel
  Candidate Independent; (Republican)     state Senator Bob Krist
12 September 2017: Announced he would change his registration from Republican to Independent.
13 September 2017: Announced he want to form a "Unity Ticket".
17 July 2017: Planning to run as a 3rd Party candidate but has not stated which party. The "Unity", "Unification", and "Centrist" parties have been mentioned. [Running as an independent candidate requires more petition signatures to be placed on the ballot than a third party candidate. -Ed]

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Jared Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Dan Schwartz

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 Republican 878,588 42.29% Lieutenant Governor  Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno
for Lieutenant Governor: Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos A. Rendo
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 Republican     Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb
  Candidate Republican     Dutchess County Executive  Marcus J. "Marc" Molinaro

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
for Lieutenant Governor: Secretary of State Jon A. Husted

26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Secretary of State  Jon A. Husted - apparently not a candidate
7 May 2017: Announced.
30 November 2017: Running for Lieutenant Governor as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's running mate.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Mary Taylor

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Michael Earl "Mick" Cornett, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Mick Cornett
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Dan Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Gary A. Jones
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Todd G. Lamb
  Candidate Republican     Gary Richardson
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt

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     Keenan W. Bohach
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Republican     Sam Carpenter
  Candidate Republican     Bruce A. Cuff
    Republican     Douglas T. Muck, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Jack W. Tacy

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Laura Ellsworth
    Republican     Kris Hart - apparently not a candidate
Planned to run for Governor but did not meet the state's Gubernatorial residency requirements then decided to run for U.S. Congress Congressional District 13.
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Turzai
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott Wagner

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Cranston Mayor Allan Fung
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Patricia L. Morgan

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Kevin L. Bryant
  Candidate Republican     former Democratic Lieutenant Governor and state Senator J. Yancey McGill
21 March 2016: Announced candidacy as a Republican.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Pamela Evette
    Republican     state Representative  Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former Department of Health and Environmental Control chief Catherine Templeton
  Candidate Republican     John Warren

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Marty J. Jackley
1 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  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     state Senator  Mae Beavers
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Diane Lynn Black
2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Randy Boyd
  Candidate Republican     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Beth Harwell
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Republican     Kay White

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Republican     Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore
    Republican     Barbara Krueger - apparently not a candidate

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 Republican 1,175,731 44.97% Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman
Total 2,614,282 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Cason
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker

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 Republican     Bill Dahlin
  Candidate Republican     Harriet M. Hageman

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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