The Green Papers: 2018 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2018 Governor's Chairs
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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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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
    Republican     Daniel Amare - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     David Asem - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Ramon Barajas, III - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Stasyi Barth - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Michael Bilger - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Andy Blanch - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Michael Robert Bracamontes - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Bribiesca
    Republican     John-Leslie Brown - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     David Bush - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Cares
  Candidate Green     Christopher N. Carlson
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     John H. Cox
    No Party Preference     Peter Crawford-Valentino - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Ted Crisell - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Brian Domingo - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Veronika Fimbres
  Candidate Republican     Yvonne Girard
  Candidate No Party Preference     Shubham Goel
    Republican     Rosey Grier - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Davidson Griffis
    Republican     former Assemblyman David Hadley - apparently not a candidate
19 July 2017: Dropped out.
    No Party Preference     Grant Handlik - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanist
    No Party Preference     Robert Jacques - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Green     Josh Jones
    Democratic     Harmesh Kumar - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Joshua Laine - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Gloria Estela La Riva
    Democratic     James "Titus the Great" Law - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
  Candidate Democratic     former Manteca City Councilman Albert Caesar Mezetti
  Candidate No Party Preference     Hakan "Hawk" Mikado
    Republican     Jacob Morris - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     William Rodriguez Morrison - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Robert C. Newman, II
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     former Congressman Doug Ose - apparently not a candidate
26 February 2018: Withdrew.
First elected to the U.S. House: 1998, served through 2004; Not a candidate for re-election: 2004; Unsuccessful candidate to Congress: 2014.
    No Party Preference     Michael Podkomarka - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Renteria
    No Party Preference     Timothy Richardson - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Boris Romanowsky - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Gil Salas - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Shellenberger
    No Party Preference     H. Fuji Shioura - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Lindsey Neil Shortland - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate No Party Preference; (American Solidarity; Independent)     Desmond Silveira
    Republican     Laura Smith - apparently not a candidate
    No Party Preference     Scot Sturtevant - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Robert Tarquinio - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate No Party Preference     Jeffrey Edward "Jeff" Taylor
  Candidate Democratic     Klement Tinaj
    No Party Preference     James Tran - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
    No Party Preference     Frederic Prinz von Anhalt - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate No Party Preference     Johnny Wattenburg
    Democratic     former state Controller Steve Westly - apparently not a candidate
Served as Controller 2002 - 2006.
    Libertarian     Patrick Wheat - apparently not a candidate
    American Independent     Andre Whitmore, II - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar
    Democratic     Bradley Wolfe - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     John Zuber - apparently not a candidate

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
    Democratic     Renee Evette Blanchard - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Adam Garrity - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Noel Ginsburg - apparently not a candidate
20 March 2018: "I don’t believe I have the resources to be fully competitive..."
    Democratic     Moses Carmen Humes - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Johnston
    Democratic     former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy - apparently not a candidate
19 March 2018: Petition withdrawn.
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Donna Lynne
1 August 2017: Filed to run for Governor.
    Democratic     Roberto Padilla - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared Polis
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Democratic     Erik M. Underwood - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Stephen "Steve" Barlock - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Erich Braun - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Attorney General  Cynthia H. Coffman - apparently not a candidate
8 November 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
20 March 2018: Petition withdrawn.
14 April 2018: Did not receive her party's nomination.
    Republican     Barry Farah - apparently not a candidate
14 April 2018: Did not receive his party's nomination.
    Republican     Larimer County Commissioner  Lew Gaiter, III - apparently not a candidate
14 April 2018: Did not receive his party's nomination.
    Republican     Teri Kear - apparently not a candidate
20 March 2018: Petition withdrawn.
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     Daniel MacFarlane
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Victor "Vic" Mitchell
  Candidate Republican     Doug Robinson
20 April 2018: Insufficient petition signatures.
    Republican     Jim Rundberg - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     JoAnne Silva - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
    Republican     former Congressman  Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo - apparently not a candidate
30 January 2018: Dropped out. "... the goal – winning the general ... does not appear to me to be feasible."
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.
    Republican     Greg Westin - apparently not a candidate
  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.
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
  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     Mark Stewart Greenstein
  Candidate Democratic     former state senator Jonathan A. Harris
  Candidate Democratic     former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
  Candidate Democratic     Guy Smith
  Candidate Democratic     Lee Whitnum
  Candidate Democratic     Jacey Wyatt
    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
  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     Pjerin "Peter" Lumaj
  Candidate Republican     Eric Mastroianni
  Candidate Republican     Scott Merrell
  Candidate Republican     Steve Obsitnik
    Republican     Jim Smith - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Prasad Srinivasan
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
  Candidate Republican     David Stemerman
  Candidate Republican     New Britain Mayor  Erin E. Stewart
  Candidate Republican     Peter Thalheim
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Comptroller General David M. "Dave" Walker
  Candidate Libertarian     Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark Stewart
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut     Thomas Ford
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Richard "Oz" Griebel
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Marisa Manley
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Kameron Scott
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Micah Welintukonis

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 Democratic     former state Senator Clayton Hee
  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.
    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."
    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
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Auditor  Rebecca Otto
9 January 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
    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.
  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
  Candidate Republican     Mathew Kruse
    Republican     state Senator  David J. Osmek - apparently not a candidate
circa 8 January 2018: Suspended his campaign.
  Candidate Republican     Phillip Parrish
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Tim Pawlenty
First elected as Governor: 2002, re-elected: 2006, not a candidate for re-election in 2010.
  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
    Democratic     former state Senator Terry Gipson - apparently not a candidate
21 March 2018: "... we’ve decided to end our campaign for the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary..."
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Cynthia Nixon
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  John A. DeFrancisco
  Candidate Republican     former state Housing Commissioner Joseph H. "Joe" Holland
18 January 2018: Filed with the FEC (S8NY00207) to run for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat.
15 February 2018: Announced he would run for Governor.
    Republican     Assemblyman  Brian M. Kolb - apparently not a candidate
9 February 2018: Dropped out.
  Candidate Republican; Conservative     Dutchess County Executive  Marcus J. "Marc" Molinaro
4 January 2018: "... I will not be a Republican candidate for governor ...."
2 March 2018: Re-entered.
  Candidate Green     Howie Hawkins
  Candidate Libertarian     Larry Sharpe
  Candidate Reform     former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra

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 Democratic     Ronnie E. "Ed" Jones
  Candidate Democratic     Candace Neville
  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, III
  Candidate Republican     Brett A. Hyland
  Candidate Republican     Jeffery G. "Jeff" Smith
  Candidate Republican     David W. "Dave" Stauffer
  Candidate Republican     Jack W. Tacy
  Candidate Republican     Greg C. Wooldridge
  Candidate Libertarian     Nick Chen
  Candidate Libertarian     Frank Leroy Lengele
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Smith
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     Skye J. Allen
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     Dan "Mr. P" Pistoresi
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. 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
  Candidate Republican     Laura Ellsworth
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Scott R. Wagner
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk
 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 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 Secretary of State Matt Brown
Previously affiliated with the Democratic Party
  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
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Major Third Parties
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  Libertarian
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Other Third Parties
  American
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  American Independent
  American Solidarity
  Conservative
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Marijuana
  Peace And Freedom
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
  No Political Party
  Nonparty
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
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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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