|The Green Papers: 2017 General Election|
2017 Governor's Chairs
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|Virginia 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term|
|Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic|
|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 (no incumbent) **|
|Democratic||1,409,175||53.90%||Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
|Republican||1,175,731||44.97%||Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman
|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.
|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.|
| Democratic-Farmer Labor|
|Major Third Parties|
|Other Third Parties|
| American Constitution|
| Socialist Party USA|
| We The People|
| No Party Affiliation|
| No Party Preference|
|Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable|
| Not readily classifiable|
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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