The Green Papers: 2018 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2018 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 2018 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 0 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2018.

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Kay Ivey
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resignation 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.
Renominated
 10 April 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned amid a sex scandal. Following his resignation, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) was sworn in as Governor.
10 April 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley was booked at the Montgomery County jail on misdemeanor charges involving campaign finance violations.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Doug Ducey
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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.
Renominated

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Bruce Rauner
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated
  

Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) resigned on 24 May 2017. The Governor was nominated on 7 December 2016 by President-elect Trump to be Ambassador to China, accepted the nomination on 13 December 2016, and on 23 May 2017 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 82-13. Governor Branstad served as Governor from 1983 to 1999 and 2011 to 2017, 22 years in all and was last elected in 2014.


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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated

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

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

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Henry D. McMaster
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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.
Renominated
  

23 November 2016: President-elect Trump nominates Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) for the position of United Nations Ambassador.
24 January 2017: Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was confirmed as United Nations Ambassador by the U.S. Senate, 96-4. He resigned as Governor shortly after and Lieutenant Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) ascended to the Governor's chair.


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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Greg Abbott
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

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

Chair up for regular election 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
Renominated

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
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  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
  Reform
  Wisconsin Green
Other Third Parties
  Clear Water Party of Iowa
  Compassion
  Conservative
  Earth Rights
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Humanitarian
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Moderate
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Republican Takeover
  Serve America Movement
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Unity
  Women's Equality
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Affiliation
  No Party Affiliation
  No Political Party
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Petition
  The Wisconsin Party
  Unenrolled
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

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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