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
  Candidate Democratic     Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kay Ivey
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Christopher A. Countryman
Lost 5 June 2018 Democratic Party. Now running as a write-in.
  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.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Senator Mark Begich
for Lieutenant Governor: Debra L. Call
    Republican     Darin A. Colbry - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Mike J. Dunleavy
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Kevin G. Meyer
12 September 2017: Suspended campaign due to health issues.
22 December 2017: Resumes campaign.
    Republican     Thomas A. "Tom" Gordon - lost primary
17 May 2018: Switched affiliation from Democratic to Republican.
    Republican     Gerald L. "Jerry" Heikes - lost primary
    Republican     Merica Hlatcu - lost primary
    Republican     Michael D. Sheldon - lost primary
    Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell - lost primary
  Candidate Libertarian     William S. "Billy" Toien
for Lieutenant Governor: Carolyn C. "Care" Clift
  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.
Renominated
    Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley - lost primary
    Democratic     Kelly Fryer - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
    Republican     former Secretary of State Ken Bennett - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Doug Ducey
  Candidate Green     Angel Torres
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican Takeover)     Arthur Ray "RT" Arvizu
    Write-in; (Democratic)     Mirza Fareed "Fareed" Baig - lost primary
  Candidate Write-in; (Humanitarian)     James "Marvelman" Gibson, II
    Write-in; (Libertarian)     Barry Hess - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Write-in; (None)     Christian R. Komor
  Candidate Write-in; (None)     Patrick Masoya
    Write-in; (Republican)     Robert Weber - lost primary

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
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Asa Hutchinson
  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) **
  Candidate Republican     John H. Cox
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
On General Election ballot
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Dianne Primavera
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Lang Sias (R)
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott Helker
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Poague
  Candidate Unity     William "Bill" Hammons
for Lieutenant Governor: Eric Bodenstab

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.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Bridgeport Mayor  Joseph Peter "Joe" Ganim - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
    Republican     Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton - lost primary
    Republican     former Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst - lost primary
    Republican     Steve Obsitnik - lost primary
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joseph "Joe" Markley
    Republican     David Stemerman - lost primary
  Candidate Libertarian     Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey "Jeff" Thibeault
    Libertarian     Mark Stewart - apparently not a candidate
    Independent Party of Connecticut     Thomas Ford - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut     Richard "Oz" Griebel
for Lieutenant Governor: Monte Frank
  Candidate Other     Mark Stewart Greenstein
AMiGO Party (Americans for Minimal Government), Democratic, Libertarian.
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Chuck Dikko
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marisa Manley
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kameron Scott
    Unaffiliated     Micah Welintukonis - apparently not a candidate
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Tallahassee Mayor  Andrew D. Gillum
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris King
  Candidate Republican     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.
  Candidate Reform     Darcy G. Richardson
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Nancy Argenziano
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Ryan Christopher Foley
for Lieutenant Governor: John Tutton Jr.
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
for Lieutenant Governor: Ellen Marie Wilds
  Candidate No Party Affiliation; (Green)     Bruce Stanley
for Lieutenant Governor: Ryan McJury
  Candidate Write-in     Piotr Blass
for Lieutenant Governor: Paul Harju
  Candidate Write-in     Harold "Hal" Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Tim Hayes

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
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
Proceeds to and won the Runoff, 24 July 2018
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Metz
  Candidate Write-in     David C. Byrne
  Candidate Write-in     Rod Mack
  Candidate Write-in     Bobby Waldrep
  Candidate Write-in     Bobby Williams

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.
Renominated
    Democratic     Ernest D. Caravalho - lost primary
    Democratic     Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa - lost primary
CD 1.
1 September 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  David Yutaka Ige
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joshua B. "Josh" Green
    Democratic     Wendell J. Ka'ehu'ae'a - lost primary
    Democratic     Richard Y. Kim - lost primary
    Democratic     Van K. "Tanaban" Tanabe - lost primary
    Republican     former state Senator John S. Carroll - lost primary
    Republican     Raymond F. L'Heureux, Sr. - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Andria P.L. Tupola
  Candidate Green     James R. "Jim" Brewer, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Renee B. Ing
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Selina T. Blackwell
    Nonpartisan     Eric Link - lost primary
  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     former 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
    Independent     Gregg Moore - apparently not a candidate
    Independent     Mary A. Vann-Metcalf - apparently not a candidate
10 July 2018: Removed as a Libertarian candidate
    Independent     William "Dock" Walls, III - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: James L. "Jim" Tobin
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Dan Fein
for Lieutenant Governor: Laura Anderson

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
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Hubbell
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Rita R. Hart
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
  Candidate Libertarian     Jake Porter
for Lieutenant Governor: Lynne Gentry
  Candidate Clear Water Party of Iowa     Gary Siegwarth
for Lieutenant Governor: Natalia Blaskovich
  

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
Lost
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.
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynn Rogers
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
for Lieutenant Governor: Wink Hartman
7 August 2018 Primary: Received 40.62%.
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeff Caldwell
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary Gerlt
  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     Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
  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
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Finance Jay M. Gonzalez
for Lieutenant Governor: Quentin Palfrey
    Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito
    Republican     Scott D. Lively - lost primary

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer
for Lieutenant Governor: Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
  Candidate Republican     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.
  Candidate Green     Jennifer V. Kurland
for Lieutenant Governor: Charin H. Davenport
  Candidate Libertarian     William H. "Bill" Gelineau
for Lieutenant Governor: Angelique Chaiser Thomas
  Candidate Natural Law     Keith Butkovich
for Lieutenant Governor: Raymond Warner
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Todd M. Schleiger
for Lieutenant Governor: Earl P. Lackie

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.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     Tim Holden - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: James P. Mellin, II
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Erin Murphy - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Erin Maye Quade
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     Olé Savior - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Chris Edman
    Democratic-Farmer Labor     Attorney General  Lori Swanson - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Congressman Richard Michael "Rick" Nolan
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Peggy Flanagan
CD 1.
27 March 2017: Candidate for Governor
  Candidate Republican     Hennepin County Commissioner  Jeff Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Donna Bergstrom
    Republican     Mathew "Matt" Kruse - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Theresa Loeffler
    Republican     former Governor Tim Pawlenty - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach

First elected as Governor: 2002, re-elected: 2006, not a candidate for re-election in 2010.
  Candidate Libertarian     Josh Welter
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary O'Connor
  Candidate Grassroots     Thomas Christopher "Chris" Wright
for Lieutenant Governor: Judith Schwartzbacker
Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Jacquie Henderson
for Lieutenant Governor: No Runningmate Designated
  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 ...."

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) **
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
  Candidate Libertarian     Jared Lord
  Candidate Independent American     Russell J. Best
  Candidate No Political Party     Ryan Bundy
  Candidate None of these candidates     None of these candidates

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
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Molly Kelly
    Democratic     former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Chris Sununu
    Libertarian     Bedford Board Member Aaron Day - lost primary
11 September 2018: Primary is too close to call.
  Candidate Libertarian     Jilletta Jarvis
11 September 2018: Primary is too close to call.

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) **
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Howie C. Morales
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Garcia Holmes
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.

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
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic; Independence; Women's Equality     Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
  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 Rent is 2 Damn High     Jimmy McMillan
for Lieutenant Governor: Christalle Felix
  Candidate Serve America Movement; (Democratic)     former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
for Lieutenant Governor: Pelham Mayor Michael J. Volpe
  Candidate Working Families     Cynthia E. Nixon
for Lieutenant Governor: New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
lost Democratic Primary 13 September 2018

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
for Lieutenant Governor: Todd Grayson
    Independent     Collin Hill - apparently not a candidate

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt
Proceeds to and won the 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell
Proceeds to and won the 28 August 2018 Runoff

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; Working Families     Governor  Kate Brown
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Constitution     Aaron D. Auer
  Candidate Libertarian     Nicholas J. "Nick" Chen
  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.
  Candidate Progressive     Christopher K. "Chris" Henry

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.
Renominated
    Democratic     former state Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown - lost primary
    Democratic     former state Representative Spencer E. Dickinson - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
    Republican     former state Senator Giovanni Feroce - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Cranston Mayor  Allan W. Fung
    Republican     state Representative  Patricia L. Morgan - lost primary
  Candidate Independent-Compassion     Anne Armstrong
Party: Independent-Compassion.
Rhode Island Compassion Party
  Candidate Moderate     William H. "Bill" Gilbert
  Candidate Independent     Rebecca L. McLaughlin
  Candidate Independent     Luis-Daniel Muñoz
  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.
Renominated
    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
    Republican     John Steven Warren, Jr. - lost primary
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
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kristi Lynn Noem
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Larry Rhoden
14 November 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Constitution     Terry LaFleur - apparently not a candidate
17 August 2018: Sixth Circuit Court Judge Patricia DeVaney issued a peremptory writ of prohibition which says "... the Secretary of State shall be permanently restrained from placing any candidates nominated by the Constitution Party of South Dakota on the 2018 general election ballot."
  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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Independent     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sherry L. Clark
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Justin Cornett
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Gabriel Fancher
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Sean Bruce Fleming
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     William Andrew "Andrew" Helmstetter
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Cory King
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Matthew Koch
  Candidate Independent     Tommy Ray McAnally
  Candidate Independent     Jessie D. McDonald
  Candidate Independent     Toney Randall Mitchell
  Candidate Independent     Yvonne Neubert
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Alfred Shawn Rapoza
  Candidate Independent     Chad Riden
  Candidate Independent     Robert Sawyers, Sr.
  Candidate Independent     Heather Scott
  Candidate Independent     George Blackwell Smith, IV
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian)     Jeremy Allen Stephenson
  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
  Candidate Independent     Jaron D. Weidner
  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
  Candidate Democratic     former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Proceeds to and won the 22 May 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lago Vista City Councilman Mark Jay Tippetts

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
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Christine Hallquist
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Phil Scott
  Candidate Earth Rights     Stephen Marx
  Candidate Liberty Union     Emily "Em" Peyton
  Candidate Independent     Trevor Barlow
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana)     Cris Ericson
  Candidate Independent     Charles "Chuck" Laramie
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     state Senator  John Rodgers
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Scott Walker
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Assemblyman Mandela Barnes
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Libertarian     Phillip "Phil" Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird
  Candidate Wisconsin Green     Michael J. White
for Lieutenant Governor: Tiffany Anderson
  Candidate Independent     former Antigo Town Councilor Maggie Turnbull
for Lieutenant Governor: William Stephen "Wil" Losch
  Candidate The Wisconsin Party     Arnie Enz
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman

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.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Kenneth R. "Ken" Casner - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Allen Green - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Mary A. Throne
    Democratic     Rex N. Wilde - lost primary
    Republican     Bill Dahlin - lost primary
    Republican     Foster Stephen Friess - lost primary
    Republican     Sam E. Galeotos - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Mark Gordon
    Republican     Harriet M. Hageman - lost primary
    Republican     Taylor Henry Haynes - lost primary
  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
  Reform
  Wisconsin Green
Other Third Parties
  American
  Clear Water Party of Iowa
  Conservative
  Earth Rights
  Grassroots
  Humanitarian
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Independent-Compassion
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Moderate
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Rent is 2 Damn High
  Republican Takeover
  Serve America Movement
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Unity
  Women's Equality
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Political Party
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Other
  The Wisconsin Party
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  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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