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

   
  Candidate Democratic 694,495 40.39% Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Christopher A. Countryman
Lost 5 June 2018 Democratic Party. Now running as a write-in.
Total 1,719,589 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 125,739 44.41% former U.S. Senator Mark Begich
for Lieutenant Governor: Debra L. Call
Total 283,134 100.00%  

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 994,341 41.84% David R. Garcia
Total 2,376,441 100.00%  

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 283,218 31.77% Jared K. Henderson
Total 891,509 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 7,721,410 61.95% Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
On General Election ballot
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
Total 12,464,235 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,348,888 53.42% Congressman  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Dianne Primavera
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Total 2,525,062 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 694,510 49.37% former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
Total 1,406,803 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 4,043,723 49.19% Tallahassee Mayor Andrew D. Gillum
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris King
Total 8,220,561 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 1,923,685 48.83% former state Representative  Stacey Abrams
Total 3,939,409 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic 244,934 61.44% Governor  David Yutaka Ige
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joshua B. "Josh" Green
Total 398,657 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 231,081 38.19% former state Representative  Paulette E. Jordan
Total 605,131 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic 2,479,746 54.53% J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
Total 4,547,657 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 630,986 47.53% Fred Hubbell
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Rita R. Hart
Total 1,327,638 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 506,727 48.01% state Senator  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynn Rogers
Total 1,055,566 100.00%  

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Rocky Adkins
for Lieutenant Governor: Jefferson County School Board of Education Steph Horne
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Andy Beshear
for Lieutenant Governor: Jacqueline Coleman

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 320,962 49.68% state Attorney General  Janet T. Mills
Total 646,013 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 1,002,639 43.51% Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
Total 2,304,512 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 885,770 32.18% former Secretary of Finance Jay M. Gonzalez
for Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey
Total 2,752,665 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 2,266,193 53.31% forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer
for Lieutenant Governor: Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
Total 4,250,585 100.00%  

Mississippi  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Jim Hood
1 October 2018: Will run for Governor in 2019.
  Candidate Democratic     Velesha Williams

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 286,169 41.00% state Senator  Bob Krist
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynne M. Walz
12 September 2017: Bob Krist announced he would change his registration from Republican to Independent.
13 September 2017: Bob Krist announced he want to form a "Unity Ticket".
17 July 2017: Bob Krist is 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]
27 December 2017: Bob Krist will attempt to create the United Nebraska Party.
13 February 2018: Bob Krist announced he will run as a Democrat.
Total 697,981 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 480,007 49.39% Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
Total 971,799 100.00%  

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 262,359 45.74% former state Senator Molly Kelly
Total 573,602 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 398,368 57.20% Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Howie C. Morales
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.
Total 696,459 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic; Independence; Women's Equality; Working Families 3,353,495 57.90% Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
  Candidate Serve America Movement; (Democratic) 51,367 0.89% former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
for Lieutenant Governor: Pelham Mayor Michael J. Volpe
Total 5,792,005 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 2,067,847 46.68% former First Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard "Rich" Cordray
for Lieutenant Governor: former Congresssman Betty Sutton
Total 4,429,582 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 500,973 42.23% former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
Total 1,186,385 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 934,498 50.05% Governor  Kate Brown
Total 1,866,997 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic 2,895,662 57.77% Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
Total 5,012,582 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Democratic 198,122 52.64% Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
Total 376,401 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 784,182 45.92% state Representative  James E. Smith, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Mandy Powers Norrell
Total 1,707,569 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 161,454 47.60% state Senator  Billie H. Sutton
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Lavallee
Total 339,214 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 864,863 38.55% former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
Total 2,243,294 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 3,546,615 42.51% former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff
Total 8,343,443 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Democratic 110,335 39.66% Christine Hallquist
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     state Senator  John Rodgers
Total 278,230 100.00%  

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Noble Smith

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

   
  Elected Democratic 1,324,307 49.54% Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Assemblyman Mandela Barnes
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 3 0.00% (No Candidate)
for Lieutenant Governor: William Henry Davis. III
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 1 0.00% Paul Boucher
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 1 0.00% (No Candidate)
for Lieutenant Governor: Corban Gehler
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 0 0.00% Jared William Landry
Total 2,673,308 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic 55,965 27.26% former state Representative Mary A. Throne
Total 205,275 100.00%  

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
  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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