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.

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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
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resigation 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
    Democratic     former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb - lost primary
    Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman - lost primary
    Democratic     former state Representative James C. Fields, Jr. - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox
    Democratic     Doug "New Blue" Smith - lost primary
    Democratic     Anthony White - lost primary
    Republican     Huntsville Mayor  Thomas "Tommy" Battle, Jr. - lost primary
    Republican     Scott Dawson - lost primary
    Republican     state Senator  Bill Hightower - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kay Ivey
    Republican     Michael McAllister - lost primary
    Independent     Mark Johnston - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Chad "Chig" Martin
 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.

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

Chair up for regular election Independent Governor  Bill Walker
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Senator Mark Begich
for Lieutenant Governor: Debra L. Call
    Republican     state Representative  Mike Chenault - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Darin A. Colbry
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Mike J. Dunleavy
12 September 2017: Suspended campaign due to health issues.
22 December 2017: Resumes campaign.
  Candidate Republican     Thomas A. "Tom" Gordon
17 May 2018: Switched affiliation from Democratic to Republican.
  Candidate Republican     Scott Hawkins
  Candidate Republican     Gerald L. "Jerry" Heikes
  Candidate Republican     Merica Hlatcu
    Republican     former state Senator Charlie Huggins - apparently not a candidate
18 January 2018: "... I have decided suspending the campaign ..."
    Republican     Jacob Kern - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Michael D. Sheldon
  Candidate Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell
  Candidate Libertarian     William S. "Billy" Toien
  Candidate Independent     Governor  Bill Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Byron I. Mallott
 Governor Bill Walker was previously affiliated with the Republican Party.

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
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
    Democratic     Mirza Fareed "Fareed" Baig - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Fryer
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Republican     former Secretary of State Ken Bennett
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Doug Ducey
    Green     Angel Torres - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Jeff Funicello - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Merissa Hamilton - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Barry Hess - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Kevin McCormick - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Len Clark - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Noah Dyer - apparently not a candidate
26 July 2017: Switched from Democrat to Independent.
    Independent     Chip Howard - apparently not a candidate

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
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
  Candidate Democratic     Jared K. Henderson
    Democratic     Leticia Sanders - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Asa Hutchinson
    Republican     Jan Morgan - lost primary
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark West

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
First elected: 2010 (Governor Brown served 2 terms as Governor-- from 1975 through 1983); re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede - lost primary
    Republican     Assemblyman  Travis Allen - lost primary
    Write-in; (No Party Preference)     Armando M. Arreola - lost primary
    Democratic     Juan Bribiesca - lost primary
    Democratic     Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Cares - lost primary
    Green     Christopher N. Carlson - lost primary
    Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang - lost primary
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     John H. Cox
On General Election ballot
    Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin - lost primary
    Write-in; (Green)     former San Francisco Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Veronika Fimbres - lost primary
    Republican     Yvonne Girard - lost primary
    No Party Preference     Shubham Goel - lost primary
    Democratic     Robert Davidson Griffis - lost primary
    Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan - lost primary
Transhumanist
    Green     Josh Jones - lost primary
    Peace And Freedom     Gloria Estela La Riva - lost primary
    Republican     Peter Y. Liu - lost primary
    Democratic     former Manteca City Councilman Albert Caesar Mezetti - lost primary
    No Party Preference     Hakan "Hawk" Mikado - lost primary
    Republican     Robert C. Newman, II - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
On General Election ballot
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
    Write-in; (Republican)     K. Pearce - lost primary
    Democratic     Amanda Renteria - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Shellenberger - lost primary
    No Party Preference; (American Solidarity; Independent)     Desmond Silveira - lost primary
    Write-in; (No Party Preference)     Arman Soltani - lost primary
    No Party Preference     Jeffrey Edward "Jeff" Taylor - lost primary
    Democratic     Klement Tinaj - lost primary
    Write-in; (No Party Preference)     Peter Crawford Valentino - lost primary
aka Peter Crawford-Valentino
    Democratic     former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - lost primary
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
    No Party Preference     Johnny Wattenburg - lost primary
    Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar - lost primary

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Johnston
  Candidate Democratic     former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Donna Lynne
1 August 2017: Filed to run for Governor.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared Polis
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Victor "Vic" Mitchell
  Candidate Republican     Doug Robinson
20 April 2018: Insufficient petition signatures.
25 April 2018: District Court Judge Ross Buchanan declares that there are sufficient signatures.
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
  Candidate Green     Véronique Bellamy
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott Helker
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Poague
  Candidate American Constitution     George Cantrell
  Candidate American Constitution     Michael Schroeder
  Candidate Unity     William "Bill" Hammons
for Lieutenant Governor: Eric Bodenstab
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kathleen Cunningham
  Candidate Unaffiliated     John French
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Richard Osada
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Dianna Perkins
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Joanne Rock
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Korey Paul Starkey
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Michael Wilbourn
    Unaffiliated     Matthew Wood - apparently not a candidate

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 13 April 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
    Democratic     Hartford Mayor  Luke Bronin - apparently not a candidate
16 April 2018: Dropped out.
    Democratic     former state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly - apparently not a candidate
18 May 2018: Dropped out and endorsed Ned Lamont.
    Democratic     Middletown Mayor Dan Drew - apparently not a candidate
12 January 2018: "we have decided to end our campaigns for Governor and Lieutenant Governor ...."
  Candidate Democratic     Bridgeport Mayor  Joseph Peter "Joe" Ganim
    Democratic     Mark Stewart Greenstein - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     former state senator Jonathan A. Harris - apparently not a candidate
27 April 2018: Withdrew endorsing Ned Lamont.
  Candidate Democratic     former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Democratic     Guy Smith
    Democratic     Lee Whitnum - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Jacey Wyatt - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     state Senator  Toni Boucher - apparently not a candidate
18 April 2018: Running for re-election in the state Senate.
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton
    Republican     Michael "Mike" Handler - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst
    Republican     state Senator  Tony Hwang - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Shelton Mayor  Mark A. Lauretti - apparently not a candidate
12 June 2018: Dropped out.
    Republican     Pjerin "Peter" Lumaj - apparently not a candidate
16 May 2018: Dropped out.
    Republican     Eric Mastroianni - apparently not a candidate
4 May 2018: Terminated
    Republican     Scott Merrell - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Steve Obsitnik
    Republican     Jim Smith - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     state Representative  Prasad Srinivasan - apparently not a candidate
21 May 2018: "I am hereby terminating my bid for Governor and announcing that I will not be petitioning onto the ballot at the August primary."
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
  Candidate Republican     David Stemerman
    Republican     Peter Thalheim - apparently not a candidate
23 June 2018: Terminated
    Republican     former U.S. Comptroller General David M. "Dave" Walker - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey "Jeff" Thibeault
    Libertarian     Mark Stewart - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut     Thomas Ford
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Chuck Dikko
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Richard "Oz" Griebel
for Lieutenant Governor: Monte Frank
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marisa Manley
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kameron Scott
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Micah Welintukonis
for Lieutenant Governor: Chiarra Mannheimer

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Richard L. "Rick" Scott
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
    Democratic     Henry Davis - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Democratic     Lucretia Serena Fordyce - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Tallahassee Mayor  Andrew D. Gillum
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Gwendolyn "Gwen" Graham
Served in Congress January 2015-January 2017. Did not run for re-election in 2016.
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Greene
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Christopher "Chris" King
    Democratic     Josue Larose - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Louis Levine
  Candidate Democratic     Alexander John "Alex" "Lundy" Lundmark
    Democratic     Brooke Russell Locke Marx - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Democratic     Louis Earl McClanahan, III - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate Democratic     John Wetherbee
    Republican     Issak Almaleh - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate Republican     Don Baldauf
    Republican     Frederick Dee Buntin - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
Congressman CD 6.
5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
    Republican     Usha Jain - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Withdrew
  Candidate Republican     Bob Langford
    Republican     former state Senator Jack Latvala - apparently not a candidate
9 March 2018: Withdrew
  Candidate Republican     John Joseph Mercadante
  Candidate Republican     Bruce F. Nathan
  Candidate Republican     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
    Republican     Armando Adames Rivas - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
    Republican     Angel Luis Rivera - apparently not a candidate
14 February 2018: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     Robert William "Bob" White
    Republican     Nathan Dale Wilson - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Constitution     Daniel Paul Zutler - apparently not a candidate
26 January 2018: Withdrew
    Libertarian     Riquet Jenner Caballero - apparently not a candidate
14 June 2018: Running for state Representative
    Libertarian     former Lake County School Board Member Randy Wiseman - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate Reform     Darcy G. Richardson
    No Party Affiliation     David Andrew Adams - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
    No Party Affiliation     Karl C. C. Behm - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Ryan Christopher Foley
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Republican)     Raphael Herman
    No Party Affiliation     Flora Dean Moore - apparently not a candidate
22 June 2018: Did Not Qualify
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Green)     Bruce Stanley
  Candidate Write-in     Piotr Blass
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Henry James Choice
  Candidate Write-in     Jeanne Elizabeth Hunter
  Candidate Write-in     Harold "Hal" Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation)     Anthony "Tony" Knox, Sr.
  Candidate Write-in     Monroe Lee
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Ellen Marie Wilds

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Stacey Abrams
    Democratic     former state Representative Stacey Evans - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
Proceeds to Runoff, 24 July 2018
11 April 2017: Filed paperwork to run for Governor.
    Republican     Eddie Hayes - lost primary
    Republican     former state Senator  Hunter Hill - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
Proceeds to Runoff, 24 July 2018
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Clay Tippins - lost primary
    Republican     Marc Alan Urbach - lost primary
    Republican     state Senator Michael Williams - lost primary
    Libertarian     Doug Craig - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Metz
  Candidate Independent     Larry E. Odom

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
    Democratic     David Bourgoin - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Ernest D. Caravalho
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
CD 1.
1 September 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Democratic     former state Senator Clayton Hee - apparently not a candidate
4 June 2018: Dropped out. Running for state Senate.
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  David Yutaka Ige
  Candidate Democratic     Wendell J. Ka'ehu'ae'a
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Y. Kim
  Candidate Democratic     Van K. Tanabe
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator John S. Carroll
    Republican     David Ford - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Raymond F. L'Heureux, Sr.
    Republican     state Representative  Bob McDermott - apparently not a candidate
Running for re-election in the state House.
    Republican     Michael Powers - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Andria P.L. Tupola
  Candidate Green     James R. Brewer, Jr.
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Selina T. Blackwell
    Nonpartisan     Luna Hauanio - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Eric Link
    Nonpartisan     Robert Oakley - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Terrence K. Teruya

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 14 October 2014: "Won't run for a fourth term" in 2018.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Boise School Board Trustee  A.J. Balukoff - lost primary
    Democratic     Peter Dill - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Paulette E. Jordan
    Republican     Tommy Ahlquist - lost primary
    Republican     Harley Delano Brown - lost primary
    Republican     Dalton Ben Cannady - lost primary
    Republican     Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador - lost primary
9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Lisa Marie - lost primary
    Republican     Steve Pankey - lost primary
  Candidate Constitution     Walter L.. Bayes
  Candidate Libertarian     Bev "Angel" Boeck

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
    Democratic     state Senator Daniel Biss - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Litesa E. Wallace

7 September 2017: Senator Biss droped Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate.
    Democratic     flormer Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Robert A. "Bob" Daiber - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Jonathan W. Todd
    Democratic     Tio Hardiman - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Patricia Avery
    Democratic     Chris Kennedy - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Ra Joy
    Democratic     Robert Marshall - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Dennis Cole
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
    Republican     state Representative  Jeanne M. Ives - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Rich Morthland
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
    Constitution     Randy Stufflebeam - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     . . - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: David Earl Williams, III
  Candidate Libertarian     Grayson "Kash" Jackson
for Lieutenant Governor: Sanj Mohip

a.k.a. Benjamin Adam Winderweedle
    Libertarian     Matthew C. Scaro - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Jon Stewart - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Conservative     state Senator  William Sam "Sam" McCann
for Lieutenant Governor: Aaron Merreighn
    Independent; (Constitution)     William J. "Bill" Kelly - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Kane County School Board Member Chad Koppie
  Candidate Independent     Dock Walls
for Lieutenant Governor: Jim Tobin

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
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
    Democratic     state Senator  Nate Boulton - lost primary
24 May 2018: Suspended campaign. Remains on the ballot.
    Democratic     Cathy Glasson - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Hubbell
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Rita Hart
    Democratic     Andrea "Andy" McGuire - lost primary
    Democratic     John Norris - lost primary
    Democratic     former Iowa City Mayor Ross Wilburn - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
  Candidate Libertarian     Jake Porter
for Lieutenant Governor: Lynne Gentry
    Independent     Brent Roske - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Nonparty     Gary Siegwarth
Clear Water Party
  

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.


Kansas  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  Jeff Colyer
Ascended to the Governor's Chair 31 January 2018 [re: Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback's (Republican) confirmation on 24 January 2018 as Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration].
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     Arden Andersen
for Lieutenant Governor: Dale Cowsert
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Bergerson
for Lieutenant Governor: Alexander Cline

31 August 2017: This candidate is 16 years old.
  Candidate Democratic     former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer
for Lieutenant Governor: former Mayor of Gardner Chris Morrow
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynn Rogers
    Democratic     Robert Klingenberg - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Kalib Martin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua "Josh" Svaty
for Lieutenant Governor: Hutchinson School Board Member Katrina Gier Lewison
    Democratic     Michael Tabman - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     state Representative  Jim Ward - apparently not a candidate
9 May 2018: Will see re-election to the state House.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Jim Barnett
for Lieutenant Governor: Rosie Hansen

Rosie Hansen is Jim Barnett's wife.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Jeff Colyer
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Tracey Mann

8 August 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Wink Hartman - apparently not a candidate
21 February 2018: Dropped out endorsing Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
    Republican     former state Representative Mark Hutton - apparently not a candidate
9 March 2018: Dropped out.
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
for Lieutenant Governor: Wink Hartman
  Candidate Republican     Patrick "PK" Kucera
for Lieutenant Governor: Patricia Reitz
    Republican     Andy Maskin - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Scott Goodwin
    Republican     former state Representative Ed O'Malley - apparently not a candidate
1 February 2018: "... I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that now is not the time for this candidacy."
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Ruzich
for Lieutenant Governor: Dominic Scavuzzo

28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
    Republican     Dominic Scavuzzo - apparently not a candidate
November 2017: High School Student
  Candidate Republican     Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer
for Lieutenant Governor: Jenifer Sanderson
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Tutera, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Phillip Clemente

November 2017: High School Student
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeff Caldwell
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary Gerlt
    Libertarian     Thomas Padgett - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Ethan Randleas - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent     JoeLarry Hunter
  Candidate Independent     Richard "Rick" Kloos
for Lieutenant Governor: Nathaniel Kloos
  Candidate Independent     Greg Orman
for Lieutenant Governor: John Doll
  
Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned on 31 January 2018 to become Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration.
27 July 2017: Nominated for Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration.
24 January 2018: Confirmed as Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration by the U.S. Senate 50-49.
31 January 2018: Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) resigns and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer (Republican) ascends to the Governor's Chair.

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Paul R. LePage
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Adam Roland Cote - lost primary
    Democratic     former Biddleford Mayor Donna J. Dion - lost primary
    Democratic     state Senator  Mark N. Dion - lost primary
    Democratic     former state Representative  Mark W. Eves - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     state Attorney General  Janet T. Mills
    Democratic     former state Representative Diane Marie Russell - lost primary
    Democratic     Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Sweet - lost primary
    Republican     state Representative  Kenneth Wade "Ken" Fredette - lost primary
    Republican     state Senator  Garrett Paul Mason - lost primary
    Republican     former state Human Services Commissioner Mary C. Mayhew - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     University of Maine System Trustee  Shawn H. Moody
    Green     Jay Dresser - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Green     Betsy Marsano
    Libertarian     Gilbert Doughty - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Richard Light - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Ethan Alcorn - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Kenneth Capron - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent     Alan Caron
  Candidate Independent     state Treasurer  Teresea M. "Terry" Hayes
    Independent     former state Senator John Jenkins - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Karmo Sanders - apparently not a candidate
    Write-in; (Democratic)     J. Martin Vachon - lost primary

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.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III
for Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Embry
  Candidate Democratic     former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie L. Ervin
for Lieutenant Governor: former Baltimore School Board Member Marisol Johnson
On 10 May 2018, Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest. See Decision Ahead For Kamenetz Running Mate [Valerie Ervin] from WBAL News.
17 May 2018: Valerie Ervin decides to run for Governor.
21 May 2018: Will not appear on the ballot because the ballots have already been printed.
6 June 2018: Will not appeal an Anne Arundel County Circuit judge's ruling that ballot would not be reprinted.
13 June 2018: Withdrew endorsing Rushern Baker.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Freda Jaffe
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Democratic     James Hugh Jones, II
for Lieutenant Governor: Charles S. Waters
  Candidate Democratic     former Montgomery County Councilor Kevin Kamenetz
for Lieutenant Governor: former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie Ervin

On 10 May 2018, Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest. See Decision Ahead For Kamenetz Running Mate [Valerie Ervin] from WBAL News.
17 May 2018: Valerie Ervin decides to run for Governor.
21 May 2018: Kevin Kamenetz remains on the ballot because the ballots have already been printed.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard S. "Rich" Madaleno, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Luwanda Jenkins
  Candidate Democratic     Alec J. Ross
for Lieutenant Governor: Julie C. Verratti
  Candidate Democratic     former State University Regent Jim Shea
for Lieutenant Governor: Baltimore City Councilman Brandon M. Scott
  Candidate Democratic     Krish O'Mara Vignarajah
for Lieutenant Governor: Sharon Y. Blake
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
    Green     Jon Cook - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Green     Ian Schlakman
for Lieutenant Governor: Annie Chambers
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Christina Smith
 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.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Finance Jay M. Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
    Democratic     Newton Mayor  Setti D. Warren - apparently not a candidate
26 April 2018: Dropped out.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
    Republican     Barnstable County Commissioner  Ronald R. "Ron" Beaty - apparently not a candidate
13 December 2017: "... I'm ending my GOP exploratory effort, and have decided NOT to seek to run against Charlie Baker for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018."
  Candidate Republican     Scott D. Lively

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Richard D. "Rick" Snyder
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     former Detroit Health Director Adbulrahman M. "Abdul" El-Sayed
    Democratic     Geoffrey N. Fieger - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     John F. Freeman - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Justin David Giroux - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Shri Thanedar
  Candidate Democratic     forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brian Nelson Calley
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Patrick Colbeck
    Republican     Joseph Thomas Derose - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     James R. "Jim" Hines
    Republican     Earle Patrick "Earl" Lackie - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Mark A. McFarlin - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  William D. "Bill" Schuette
12 September 2017: Announced he is running for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     Evan Sebastian Space - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Green     Jennifer V. Kurland
for Lieutenant Governor: Chagrin Davenport
  Candidate Libertarian     William H. "Bill" Gelineau
  Candidate Libertarian     John J. Tartar
    Libertarian     Jeffrey "Jeff" Wood - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Ryan Henry Cox
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Larry James Hutchinson, Jr.
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Todd M. Schleiger
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Richard A. Sills
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     William Cecil "Bill" Cobbs

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Mark Dayton
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Chair - 21 November 2016: Retiring at the end of his term.
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     former Saint Paul Mayor Christopher B. "Chris" Coleman - apparently not a candidate
12 February 2018: "... I announce today the suspension of my campaign for Governor of Minnesota."
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Tim Holden
for Lieutenant Governor: James P. Mellin, II
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Tina Liebling - apparently not a candidate
12 March 2018: "I have decided to suspend my campaign for governor ... [and] run for re-election to the Minnesota House."
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Erin Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Erin Maye Quade
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     Auditor  Rebecca Otto - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Zarina Baber

9 January 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
4 June 2018: "I am announcing that I am suspending my campaign for Governor."
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Olé Savior
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris Edman
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Attorney General  Lori Swanson
for Lieutenant Governor: Congressman Richard Michael "Rick" Nolan
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative Paul Thissen - apparently not a candidate
6 February 2018: "Now is not the right time for my candidacy."
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representiave Peggy Flanagan

CD 1.
27 March 2017: Candidate for Governor
    Republican     Nikolay Bey - apparently not a candidate
Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat
    Republican     state Representative  Matt Dean - apparently not a candidate
25 January 2018: Dropped out endorsing Jeff Johnson.
    Republican     former state Representative Keith Downey - apparently not a candidate
18 April 2018: Ended his campaign.
    Republican     Woodbury Mayor  Mary Giuliani Stephens - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Jeff Backer
    Republican     Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman - apparently not a candidate
3 September 2017: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     Hennepin County Commissioner  Jeff Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Donna Bergstrom
    Republican     former state Commerce Secretary Lance J. Johnson - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Michele Even
  Candidate Republican     Mathew "Matt" Kruse
for Lieutenant Governor: Theresa Loeffler
    Republican     state Senator  David J. Osmek - apparently not a candidate
circa 8 January 2018: Suspended his campaign.
    Republican     Phillip Parrish - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Tim Pawlenty
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach

First elected as Governor: 2002, re-elected: 2006, not a candidate for re-election in 2010.
  Candidate Green     Trahern Crews
  Candidate Libertarian     Josh Welter
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary O'Connor
  Candidate Grassroots     Chris Wright
for Lieutenant Governor: Judith Schwartzbacker
  Candidate Independence     James Everett
  Candidate Independence     Jenny Rhoades
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Thomas Christopher "Chris" Wright
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Jeffrey Wharton

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
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
    Democratic     Tyler A. Davis - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Bob Krist
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynne Walz
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]
27 December 2017: Will attempt to create the United Nebraska Party.
13 February 2018: Announced he will run as a Democrat.
    Democratic     Vanessa Gayle Ward - lost primary
    Republican     Krystal Gabel - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Brian E. Sandoval
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     former state Assemblyman John Bonaventura - lost primary
    Democratic     Asheesh Dewan - lost primary
    Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Christina "Chris G" Giunchigliani - lost primary
    Democratic     David E. Jones - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
    Democratic     Henry Thorns - lost primary
    Republican     William W. "Bill" Boyd - lost primary
    Republican     Stephanie Carlisle - lost primary
    Republican     Frederick L. "Fred" Conquest - lost primary
    Republican     Edward F. Dundas - lost primary
    Republican     Jared L. Fisher - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
    Republican     Stanleigh "Stan" Lusak - lost primary
    Republican     Treasurer  Dan Schwartz - lost primary
  Candidate Libertarian     Jared Lord
  Candidate Independent American     Russell J. Best
  Candidate No Political Party     Ryan Bundy

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
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Molly Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Chris Sununu
  Candidate Libertarian     Bedford Board Member Aaron Day
  Candidate Libertarian     Jilletta Jarvis

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Susana Martinez
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Jeff Apodaca - lost primary
    Democratic     state Senator  Joseph "Joe" Cervantes - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.
  Candidate Independent     Christopher Michael Roybal
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Bob Walsh

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate Democratic; Independence; Women's Equality     Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Cynthia Nixon
  Candidate Republican; Reform; Conservative     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.
  Candidate Green     Howie Hawkins
for Lieutenant Governor: Jia Lee
  Candidate Libertarian     Larry Sharpe
for Lieutenant Governor: Andrew Hollister
  Candidate Reform     former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic)     former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
Serve America Movement

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  John Richard Kasich
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     former First Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard "Rich" Cordray
for Lieutenant Governor: former Congresssman Betty Sutton
    Democratic     Larry E. Ealy - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey Lynn
    Democratic     former Congressman  Dennis John Kucinich - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Tara L. Samples

First elected 1996, re-elected through 2010; unsuccessful candidate for nomination: 2012. Unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
    Democratic     state Supreme Court Justice William M. "Bill" O'Neill - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Chantelle C. Lewis
    Democratic     Paul E. Ray - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Jerry M. Schroeder
    Democratic     state Senator  Joe Schiavoni - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Stephanie Dodd
  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     Lieutenant Governor  Mary Taylor - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Nathan D. Estruth
  Candidate Green     Constance Gadell-Newton
for Lieutenant Governor: Brett R. Joseph
  Candidate Libertarian     Travis Irvine
  Candidate Independent     Collin Hill

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Mary C. Fallin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chrs" Barnett
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Michael Earl "Mick" Cornett, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Dan Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Eric Foutch
  Candidate Republican     Barry Don Gowdy
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Gary A. Jones
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Todd G. Lamb
  Candidate Republican     Gary Richardson
  Candidate Republican     Blake "Cowboy" Stephens
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt
  Candidate Libertarian     Rex L. Lawhorn
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Kate Brown
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic); first elected in a Special Election: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Kate Brown
    Democratic     Ronnie E. "Ed" Jones - lost primary
    Democratic     Candace Neville - lost primary
    Republican     Keenan W. Bohach - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
    Republican     Sam Carpenter - lost primary
    Republican     Bruce A. Cuff - lost primary
    Republican     Jonathan I. Edwards, III - lost primary
    Republican     Brett A. Hyland - lost primary
    Republican     Jeffery G. "Jeff" Smith - lost primary
    Republican     David W. "Dave" Stauffer - lost primary
    Republican     Jack W. Tacy - lost primary
    Republican     Greg C. Wooldridge - lost primary
  Candidate Constitution     Aaron D. Auer
  Candidate Libertarian     Nick Chen
  Candidate Libertarian     Frank Leroy Lengele
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Smith
  Candidate Pacific Green     Alex DiBlasi
    Independent Party of Oregon     Skye J. Allen - lost primary
    Independent Party of Oregon     Dan "Mr. P" Pistoresi - lost primary
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. Starnes
As of 28 May 2018, due to write-ins, the winner of the Independent Party primary for Governor is not known. The most likely winner is either Knute Buehler (the Republican nominee) or Patrick Starnes.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
    Republican     Laura Ellsworth - lost primary
    Republican     Paul Mango - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Scott R. Wagner
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
  Candidate Green     Paul Glover
for Lieutenant Governor: Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: former Canon-McMillan School Board Member Kathleen "Kathy" Smith
 24 February 2016: Governor Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Secretary of State Matt Brown
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Spencer Dickinson
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
    Democratic     Burrillville Land Trust President  Paul A. Roselli - apparently not a candidate
14 June 2018: Running for the state Senate.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Giovanni Feroce
  Candidate Republican     Cranston Mayor  Allan Fung
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Patricia L. Morgan
  Candidate Independent     former state Representative Joseph A. "Joe" Trillo
2016 Honorary Rhode Island campaign chair for Donald Trump

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
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.
    Democratic     James Phillips "Phil" Noble, Jr. - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Georgia state Representative Gloria Tinubu
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  James E. Smith, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Mandy Powers Norrell
    Democratic     Marguerite S. Willis - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator John Scott
    Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Kevin L. Bryant - lost primary
    Republican     former Democratic Lieutenant Governor and state Senator John Yancey "Yancey" McGill - lost primary
21 March 2016: Announced candidacy as a Republican.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Pamela Evette

Proceeds to Runoff, 26 June 2018
    Republican     former Department of Health and Environmental Control chief Catherine Brawley Templeton - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: District Solicitor Walk Wilkins
  Candidate Republican     John Steven Warren, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Pat McKinney
Proceeds to Runoff, 26 June 2018
  Candidate American     Martin Douglas Barry
for Lieutenant Governor: James Cartee
  

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.


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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Dennis M. Daugaard
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Billie H. Sutton
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Lavallee
    Republican     Attorney General  Marty J. Jackley - lost primary
1 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kristi Lynn Noem
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Larry Rhoden
14 November 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Constitution     Terry LaFleur
  Candidate Libertarian     Kurt Evans
for Lieutenant Governor: Richard Shelatz

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor William "Bill" Haslam
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
    Democratic     Mark E. Clayton - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Tracy A. Clough - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Craig Fitzhugh
  Candidate Democratic     Mezianne Vale Payne
    Republican     state Senator  Mae Beavers - apparently not a candidate
30 January 2018: "Today after much deliberation, I am suspending my campaign for the office of governor of the great state of Tennessee...."
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Diane Lynn Black
2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Randy Boyd
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Beth Harwell
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Republican     Basil J. Marceaux, Sr.
    Republican     Eddie Murphy - apparently not a candidate
7 April 2018: Removed by Republican Party Executive Committee for failing to meet the bona fide standards set.
  Candidate Republican     Kay White
    Independent     Marcus Baker - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sherry L. Clark
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Justin Cornett
    Independent     Christopher Dunbar - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Gabriel Fancher
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sean Bruce Fleming
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     William Andrew "Andrew" Helmstetter
    Independent     Chris A. Hodge - apparently not a candidate
6 April 2018: Insufficient signatures.
    Independent     Ashley B. Hughes - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Cory King
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Matthew Koch
    Independent     Daniel Lewis - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent     Tommy Ray McAnally
  Candidate Independent     Jessie D. McDonald
  Candidate Independent     Toney Randall Mitchell
  Candidate Independent     Yvonne Neubert
    Independent     Kenna Porter - apparently not a candidate
11 April 2018: Not Qualified
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Alfred Shawn Rapoza
    Independent     Carlos T. Rawls - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent     Chad Riden
  Candidate Independent     Robert Sawyers, Sr.
  Candidate Independent     Heather Scott
    Independent     David Sexton - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent     George Blackwell Smith, IV
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Jeremy Allen Stephenson
    Independent     Ryan Alexander Stuart - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Tracy C. Yaste Tisdale
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Mike Toews
  Candidate Independent     Rick Tyler
Also running for House CD 3.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Vinnie Vineyard
    Independent     Jaron D. Weidner - apparently not a candidate
10 April 2018: Not Qualified.
  Candidate Independent     Patrick Whitlock
  Candidate Independent     Joe B. Wilmoth
  Candidate Independent     Mark Wright

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Greg Abbott
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
    Democratic     James Jolly Clark - lost primary
    Democratic     former Balch Springs Mayor Cedric Davis, Sr. - lost primary
    Democratic     Joe Mumbach - lost primary
    Democratic     Adrian Ocegueda - lost primary
    Democratic     Jeffrey Payne - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff
    Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Wakely - lost primary
    Democratic     Andrew White - lost primary
Proceeds to 22 May 2018 Runoff
    Democratic     Grady Yarbrough - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
    Republican     Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore - lost primary
    Republican     Barbara Krueger - lost primary
  Candidate Green     Janis Marie Richards
    Libertarian     Kathie Youngblood Glass - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Patrick Crew Smith - apparently not a candidate
Party: Non-Aggression Principle Compliant
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lago Vista City Councilman Mark Jay Tippetts
    Libertarian     Kory D. Watkins - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Byron Bradford - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Yvette Gbalazeh - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Thor Harris - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Danny Harrison - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Khurshid Khan - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Napoleon Madrid - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Edward Nash - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Chioma Okoro - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Tony Teal - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Daniel Ray Wooten - apparently not a candidate

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  Candidate Democratic     James Ehlers
  Candidate Democratic     Christine Hallquist
  Candidate Democratic     Brenda Siegel
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan Sonneborn
31 August 2017: This candidate is 13 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Phil Scott
  Candidate Republican     Keith Stern
  Candidate Libertarian     Seth Cournoyer
  Candidate Libertarian     Caleb Mercure
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana)     Cris Ericson
  Candidate Other     Stephen Marx
Earth Justice
 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
    Democratic     Paul David Boucher - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Michael W. Crute - apparently not a candidate
15 May 2018: Dropped out.
    Democratic     former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen - apparently not a candidate
29 March 2017: Announced he is not a candidate.
    Democratic     Michele Doolan - apparently not a candidate
7 April 2018: Withdrew.
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Flynn
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Gronik
21 June 2018: Withdrew. "I will be forever grateful to the tens of thousands of people from throughout the state and country who supported my efforts to become the next governor of Wisconsin." Remains on the ballot.
    Democratic     Robert "Bob" Harlow - apparently not a candidate
29 March 2018: "... I am announcing the end of my campaign for Governor."
    Democratic     Dave Heaster - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     former state Representative Brett D. Hulsey - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Jared William Landry - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Andrew Lust - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Mike McCabe
  Candidate Democratic     Mahlon Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Pade
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kelda Helen Roys
    Democratic     Jeffrey "Jeff" Rumbaugh - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Mayor  Paul R. Soglin
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kathleen Vinehout
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Dana Wachs
22 June 2018: Dropped out endorsing state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. Remains on the ballot.
    Democratic     Ramona Rose Whiteaker - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Jacob Augustine-Clark - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Ryan Cason - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Robert Meyer
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker
  Candidate Libertarian     Phillip "Phil" Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird
    Wisconsin Green     Nicholas Michael "Nick" De Leon - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Wisconsin Green     Michael J. White
for Lieutenant Governor: Tiffany Anderson
    Independent     Jefferson Carpenter - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Jay Ralph Hoeft - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Todd Michael McWilliams - apparently not a candidate
Independent, Resistance
    Independent     Travis D. Swenby - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent     former Antigo Town Councilor Maggie Turnbull
  Candidate Other     Arnie Enz
The Wisconsin Party
    Not readily classifiable     Timothy Jesse - apparently not a candidate
Equality

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor Matt Mead
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair - 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth R. "Ken" Casner
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Allen Green
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Mary A. Throne
  Candidate Democratic     Rex N. Wilde
  Candidate Republican     Bill Dahlin
  Candidate Republican     Foster Stephen Friess
  Candidate Republican     Sam E. Galeotos
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Mark Gordon
  Candidate Republican     Harriet M. Hageman
  Candidate Republican     Taylor Henry Haynes
  Candidate Constitution     Rex Rammell

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
  Pacific Green
  Reform
  Wisconsin Green
Other Third Parties
  American
  American Constitution
  American Solidarity
  Conservative
  Grassroots
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Legal Marijuana Now
  Marijuana
  Peace And Freedom
  Unity
  Women's Equality
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
  No Political Party
  Nonpartisan
  Nonparty
  Other
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  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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