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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 5,955,282 60.87% Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
On General Election ballot
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican 3,827,592 39.13% John H. Cox
On General Election ballot

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) **
  Elected Democratic 1,332,877 53.38% Congressman  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Dianne Primavera
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican 1,070,116 42.86% Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Lang Sias (R)
  Candidate Libertarian 68,556 2.75% Scott Helker
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Poague
  Candidate Unity 25,487 1.02% 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) **
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 658,909   former Greenwich Selectman Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 633,740   Robert "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joseph "Joe" Markley
  Candidate Libertarian     Rodney "Rod" Hanscomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey "Jeff" Thibeault
  Candidate Griebel Frank for CT     Richard "Oz" Griebel
for Lieutenant Governor: Monte Frank
  Candidate Write-in     Mark Stewart Greenstein
for Lieutenant Governor: John Demitrus

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 245,292   Governor  David Yutaka Ige
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Joshua B. "Josh" Green
  Candidate Republican 131,475   state Representative  Andria P.L. Tupola
for Lieutenant Governor: Marissa Dipasupil Kerns
  Candidate Green     James R. "Jim" Brewer, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Renee B. Ing
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Terrence K. Teruya
for Lieutenant Governor: Paul F. Robotti

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) **
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,393,053 53.84% Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Peggy Flanagan
CD 1.
27 March 2017: Candidate for Governor
  Candidate Republican 1,097,689 42.43% Hennepin County Commissioner  Jeff Johnson
for Lieutenant Governor: Donna Bergstrom
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis 68,665 2.65% Thomas Christopher "Chris" Wright
for Lieutenant Governor: Judith Schwartzbacker
Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Candidate Libertarian 26,735 1.03% Josh Welter
for Lieutenant Governor: Mary O'Connor
  Candidate Scattering 1,086 0.04% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Jacquie Henderson
  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 ...."

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
  Elected Democratic; Independence; Women's Equality; Working Families 3,353,495 57.90% Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
  Candidate Republican; Reform; Conservative 2,089,228 36.07% Dutchess County Executive  Marcus J. "Marc" Molinaro
for Lieutenant Governor: former Rye City Council Member Julie Killian
4 January 2018: "... I will not be a Republican candidate for governor ...."
2 March 2018: Re-entered.
  Candidate Green 95,716 1.65% Howie Hawkins
for Lieutenant Governor: Jia Lee
  Candidate Libertarian 90,816 1.57% Larry Sharpe
for Lieutenant Governor: Andrew C. Hollister
  Candidate Scattering 90,558 1.56% Blank
  Candidate Serve America Movement; (Democratic) 51,367 0.89% former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
for Lieutenant Governor: Pelham Mayor Michael J. Volpe
  Candidate Scattering 14,208 0.25% Void
  Candidate Scattering 6,617 0.11% Write-in

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 919,511 50.06% Governor  Kate Brown
  Candidate Republican 802,035 43.67% state Representative  Knute Buehler
  Candidate Independent Party of Oregon 52,472 2.86% former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. Starnes
30 October 2018: Asked voters to vote for Governor Kate Brown (Democratic).
  Candidate Libertarian 28,136 1.53% Nicholas J. "Nick" Chen
  Candidate Constitution 20,608 1.12% Aaron D. Auer
  Candidate Progressive 10,762 0.59% Christopher K. "Chris" Henry
  Candidate Scattering 3,133 0.17% Write-in

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 2,850,210 57.68% Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
for Lieutenant Governor: Braddock Mayor John K. Fetterman
  Candidate Republican 2,015,266 40.78% former state Senator Scott R. Wagner
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
  Candidate Libertarian 48,615 0.98% Ken V. Krawchuk
for Lieutenant Governor: former Canon-McMillan School Board Member Kathleen "Kathy" Smith
  Candidate Green 27,301 0.55% Paul Glover
for Lieutenant Governor: Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick
 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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Democratic 195,780   Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
  Candidate Republican 139,122   Cranston Mayor  Allan W. Fung
  Candidate Compassion     Anne Armstrong
4 October 2018: Arrested and charged with possession with the intent to deliver.
  Candidate Moderate     William H. "Bill" Gilbert
  Candidate Independent     Luis-Daniel Muñoz
  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
  Reform
  Wisconsin Green
Other Third Parties
  Clear Water Party of Iowa
  Compassion
  Conservative
  Earth Rights
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Humanitarian
  Independence
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana
  Moderate
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Republican Takeover
  Serve America Movement
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Unity
  Women's Equality
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  No Affiliation
  No Party Affiliation
  No Political Party
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Petition
  The Wisconsin Party
  Unenrolled
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.


 


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