The Green Papers: 2018 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2018 Governor's Chairs
by State

This is a list of the current Governors' chairs, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2018 are marked as such.

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

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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
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Travis Allen
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Amare
  Candidate Democratic     David Asem
  Candidate Republican     Stasyi Barth
  Candidate No Party Preference     Michael Bilger
  Candidate No Party Preference     Andy Blanch
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Robert Bracamontes
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Bribiesca
  Candidate Republican     John-Leslie Brown
  Candidate No Party Preference     David Bush
  Candidate Green     Christopher Carlson
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     John Cox
  Candidate No Party Preference     Peter Crawford-Valentino
  Candidate Democratic     Ted Crisell
  Candidate Republican     Brian Domingo
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Green     Veronika Fimbres
  Candidate Republican     Yvonne Girard
  Candidate Republican     Rosey Grier
    Republican     former Assemblyman David Hadley - apparently not a candidate
19 July 2017: Dropped out.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Grant Handlik
  Candidate Republican     Cole Harris
  Candidate Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida
  Candidate Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanist
  Candidate No Party Preference     Robert Jacques
  Candidate Green     Josh Jones
  Candidate No Party Preference     Analila Joya
  Candidate Democratic     Harmesh Kumar
  Candidate No Party Preference     Joshua Laine
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Gloria LaRiva
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Morris
  Candidate Republican     Robert Newman, II
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Doug Ose
First elected to the U.S. House: 1998, served through 2004; Not a candidate for re-election: 2004; Unsuccessful candidate to Congress: 2014.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Timothy Richardson
  Candidate No Party Preference     Boris Romanowsky
  Candidate No Party Preference     H. Fuji Shioura
  Candidate No Party Preference     Lindsey Neil Shortland
  Candidate Republican     Laura Smith
  Candidate No Party Preference     Scot Sturtevant
  Candidate Democratic     Klement Tinaj
  Candidate No Party Preference     James Tran
  Candidate Democratic     former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Frederic Prinz von Anhalt
  Candidate Democratic     former state Controller Steve Westly
Possible candidate. Served as Controller 2002 - 2006.
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar
  Candidate Republican     John Zuber

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     Adam Garrity
  Candidate Democratic     Noel Ginsburg
  Candidate Democratic     Moses Carmen Humes
  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 Democratic     Michael Schroeder
  Candidate Democratic     Erik M. Underwood
  Candidate Republican     Steve Barlock
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Cynthia H. Coffman
8 November 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018
  Candidate Republican     Larimer County Commissioner  Lew Gaiter, III
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Victor "Vic" Mitchell
  Candidate Republican     Doug Robinson
  Candidate Republican     Jim Rundberg
  Candidate Republican     JoAnne Silva
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo
First elected as a Republican to the U.S. House: 1998; re-elected 2000-2006; not a candidate for reelection: 2008; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination: 2008; unsuccessful American Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Colorado: 2010; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado: 2014.
  Candidate Green     Véronique Bellamy
  Candidate American Constitution     George Cantrell
  Candidate Unity     William "Bill" Hammons
  Candidate Independent     Kathleen Cunningham
  Candidate Independent     Richard Osada
  Candidate Independent     Korey Paul Starkey
  Candidate Independent     Michael Wilbourn
  Candidate Independent     Matthew Wood

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Dita Bhargava
  Candidate Democratic     Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly
    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
  Candidate Democratic     former state senator Jonathan A. Harris
  Candidate Democratic     former Greenwich Selectman Ned Lamont
  Candidate Democratic     Guy Smith
  Candidate Democratic     Jacey Wyatt
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Toni Boucher
  Candidate Republican     Danbury Mayor  Mark D. Boughton
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Handler
  Candidate Republican     former Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Tony Hwang
  Candidate Republican     Shelton Mayor  Mark A. Lauretti
  Candidate Republican     Peter Lumaj
  Candidate Republican     Steve Obsitnik
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Prasad Srinivasan
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Comptroller General David M. "Dave" Walker
  Candidate Independent     Richard "Oz" Griebel

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Ernest Caravalho
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
CD 1.
1 September 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator John Carroll
    Republican     state Representative  Bob McDermott - apparently not a candidate
Running for re-election in the state House.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Andria P.L. Tupola

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.
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Saint Paul Mayor  Christopher B. "Chris" Coleman
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Tina Liebling
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Erin Murphy
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Auditor  Rebecca Otto
9 January 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     state Representative  Paul Thissen
  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
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Matt Dean
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative  Keith Downey
  Candidate Republican     Woodbury Mayor  Mary Giuliani Stephens
    Republican     Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman - apparently not a candidate
3 September 2017: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     Hennepin County Commissioner  Jeff Johnson
  Candidate Republican     former state Commerce Secretary Lance Johnson
    Republican     state Senator  David J. Osmek - apparently not a candidate
circa 8 January 2018: Suspended his campaign.
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Parrish
  Candidate Republican     Ole Savior
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Wharton
  Candidate Independence     Jenny Rhoades

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     former state Senator Terry Gipson
  Candidate Republican     former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Brian M. Kolb
    Republican     Dutchess County Executive  Marcus J. "Marc" Molinaro - apparently not a candidate
4 January 2018: "... I will not be a Republican candidate for governor ...."
  Candidate Libertarian     Larry Sharpe

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Kate Brown
  Candidate Republican     Keenan W. Bohach
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Republican     Sam Carpenter
  Candidate Republican     Bruce A. Cuff
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan I. Edwards
    Republican     Douglas T. Muck, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Jeffery G. "Jeff" Smith
  Candidate Republican     Jack W. Tacy

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  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.
24 February 2016: Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.
  Candidate Republican     Laura Ellsworth
    Republican     Kris Hart - apparently not a candidate
Planned to run for Governor but did not meet the state's Gubernatorial residency requirements then decided to run for U.S. Congress Congressional District 13.
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Mike Turzai
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott Wagner
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk

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 Representative Spencer Dickinson
  Candidate Democratic     Burrillville Land Trust President  Paul A. Roselli
  Candidate Republican     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

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
Other Third Parties
  American Constitution
  Independence
  Marijuana
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 

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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