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

   
  Elected Republican 1,022,457 59.46% Governor Kay Ivey
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

   
  Elected Republican 145,631 51.44% former state Senator  Mike J. Dunleavy
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Kevin G. Meyer
12 September 2017: state Senator Mike J. Dunleavy suspended campaign due to health issues.
22 December 2017: Resumes campaign.
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

   
  Elected Republican 1,330,863 56.00% Governor  Doug Ducey
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

   
  Elected Republican 582,406 65.33% Governor  Asa Hutchinson
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) **
  Candidate Republican 4,742,825 38.05% John H. Cox
On General Election ballot
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) **
  Candidate Republican 1,080,801 42.80% Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Lang Sias (R)
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) **
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 650,138 46.21% Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joseph "Joe" Markley
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) **
  Elected Republican 4,076,186 49.59% former Congressman Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Jeanette Nunez
Congressman CD 6.
5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
10 September 2018: Resigned from Congress.
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) **
  Elected Republican 1,978,408 50.22% Secretary of State Brian Porter Kemp
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
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

   
  Candidate Republican 131,719 33.04% state Representative  Andria P.L. Tupola
for Lieutenant Governor: Marissa Dipasupil Kerns
Total 398,657 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 361,661 59.77% Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Total 605,131 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,765,751 38.83% Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
Total 4,547,657 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 667,275 50.26% Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
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) **
  Candidate Republican 453,645 42.98% Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
for Lieutenant Governor: Wink Hartman
7 August 2018 Primary: Received 40.62%.
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 Republican     Governor  Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin
25 August 2018: Announced he would run for re-election.

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ralph Lee Abraham, Jr.
Congressman CD 5.
6 December 2018: Running for Governor in 2019.
  Candidate Republican     Eddie Rispone

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) **
  Candidate Republican 272,311 42.15% University of Maine System Trustee Shawn H. Moody
Total 646,013 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 1,275,644 55.35% Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
Total 2,304,512 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 1,781,341 64.71% Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito
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) **
  Candidate Republican 1,859,534 43.75% Attorney General  William D. "Bill" Schuette
for Lieutenant Governor: Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons
12 September 2017: Announced he is running for Governor in 2018.
Total 4,250,585 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 1,097,705 42.43% Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Donna Bergstrom
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Jeffrey Wharton
7 May 2018: "I may have officially left the race but I will be submitting as a write in candidate ...."
Total 2,587,287 100.00%  

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 Republican     Petal Mayor  Hal Marx

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

   
  Elected Republican 411,812 59.00% Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
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) **
  Candidate Republican 440,320 45.31% Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
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

   
  Elected Republican 302,764 52.78% Governor  Chris Sununu
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) **
  Candidate Republican 298,091 42.80% Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Garcia Holmes
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.
Total 696,459 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican; Reform; Conservative 2,089,228 36.07% Dutchess County Executive  Marcus J. "Marc" Molinaro
for Lieutenant Governor: former Rye City Council Member Julie Killian
4 January 2018: "... I will not be a Republican candidate for governor ...."
2 March 2018: Re-entered.
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) **
  Elected Republican 2,231,917 50.39% Attorney General  Michael "Mike" DeWine
for Lieutenant Governor: Secretary of State Jon A. Husted
26 May 2016: Running for Governor in 2018.
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) **
  Elected Republican 644,579 54.33% Kevin Stitt
Proceeds to and won the 28 August 2018 Runoff
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

   
  Candidate Republican 814,988 43.65% state Representative  Knute Buehler
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

   
  Candidate Republican 2,039,899 40.70% former state Senator Scott R. Wagner
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
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

   
  Candidate Republican 139,932 37.18% Cranston Mayor  Allan W. Fung
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

   
  Elected Republican 921,342 53.96% Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Pamela Evette

Proceeds to Runoff, 26 June 2018
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) **
  Elected Republican 172,912 50.97% Congressman  Kristi Lynn Noem
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Larry Rhoden
14 November 2016: Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem announces her candidacy for Governor in 2018.
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) **
  Elected Republican 1,336,106 59.56% Bill Lee
Total 2,243,294 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 4,656,196 55.81% Governor  Greg Abbott
Total 8,343,443 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 151,261 54.37% Governor  Phil Scott
Total 278,230 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,295,080 48.44% Governor  Scott Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 4 0.00% Ryan Cason
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) **
  Elected Republican 136,412 66.45% Treasurer  Mark Gordon
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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