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.
    Democratic     Jason Childs - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative James C. Fields, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox
  Candidate Democratic     Doug "New Blue" Smith
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony White
  Candidate Republican     Huntsville Mayor  Thomas "Tommy" Battle, Jr.
    Republican     state Senator  Slade Blackwell - apparently not a candidate
12 February 2018: Withdrew.
    Republican     Jefferson County Commissioner  David Carrington - apparently not a candidate
13 September 2017: "I've decided it's time for me to end my campaign for Governor."
  Candidate Republican     Scott Dawson
    Republican     former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy Lee George - apparently not a candidate
13 November 2017: Dropped out endorsing Governor Kay Ivey.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Bill Hightower
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kay Ivey
    Republican     Joshua "Josh" Jones - apparently not a candidate
4 January 2018: "... though this campaign has come to an end ...."
  Candidate Republican     Michael McAllister
    Republican     Auditor  Jim Zeigler - apparently not a candidate
21 June 2017: Formed an exploratory committee for Governor.
27 January 2018: Announced he would not run for Governor.
  Candidate Independent     Mark Johnston
    Independent     Chad "Chig" Martin - apparently not a candidate
 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.

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.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Fryer
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Green     Angel Torres
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeff Funicello
  Candidate Libertarian     Merissa Hamilton
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin McCormick
  Candidate Independent     Len Clark
  Candidate Independent     Noah Dyer
Had switched from Democrat to Independent on 26 July 2017
  Candidate Independent     Chip Howard

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Jared Henderson
  Candidate Republican     Jan Morgan
  Candidate Libertarian     Mark West

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
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Paul Dembinsky
    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     Chris King
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Christopher "Chris" King
  Candidate Democratic     Josue Larose
  Candidate Democratic     former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Louis Levine
    Democratic     Brooke Russell Locke Marx - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     Louis Earl McClanahan, III
  Candidate Republican     Issak Almaleh
  Candidate Republican     Don Baldauf
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
Congressman CD 6.
5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Michael "Tim" Devine
  Candidate Republican     Usha Jain
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Jack Latvala
  Candidate Republican     John Joseph Mercadante
  Candidate Republican     Bruce F. Nathan
  Candidate Republican     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Adam H. Putnam
  Candidate Republican     Armando Adames Rivas
    Republican     Angel Luis Rivera - apparently not a candidate
14 February 2018: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     Robert William "Bob" White
  Candidate Republican     Ellen Marie Wilds
    Republican     Nathan Dale Wilson - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Constitution     Daniel Paul Zutler - apparently not a candidate
26 January 2018: Withdrew
  Candidate Libertarian     former Lake County School Board Member Randy Wiseman
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     David Andrew Adams
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Kyle Chaderwick "KC" Gibson
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Anthony "Tony" Knox, Sr.

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
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Stacey Abrams
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle
11 April 2017: Filed paperwork to run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator  Hunter Hill
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Brian Porter Kemp
31 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Clay Tippins
  Candidate Republican     Marc Alan Urbach
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michael Williams
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Craig
  Candidate Libertarian     Ted Metz

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Boise School Board Trustee A.J. Balukoff
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Paulette E. Jordan
  Candidate Democratic     Troy Minton
  Candidate Republican     Tommy Ahlquist
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Raúl Rafael Labrador
9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     HyDee Liebelt
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Marie
  Candidate Republican     Steve Pankey
  Candidate Independent     Adam Phillips
  Candidate Independent     Michael Richardson
  Candidate Independent     John Thomas Wiechec

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
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daniel Biss
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Litesa E. Wallace
7 September 2017: Senator Biss droped Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate.
  Candidate Democratic     flormer Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools  Robert A. "Bob" Daiber
for Lieutenant Governor: Jonathan W. Todd
  Candidate Democratic     Tio Hardiman
for Lieutenant Governor: Patricia Avery
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Kennedy
for Lieutenant Governor: Ra Joy
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Marshall
for Lieutenant Governor: Dennis Cole
  Candidate Democratic     J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jeanne M. Ives
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Rich Morthland
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Bruce Rauner
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti
  Candidate Constitution     Randy Stufflebeam
  Candidate Libertarian    
for Lieutenant Governor: David Earl Williams, III
  Candidate Libertarian     Grayson "Kash" Jackson
a.k.a. Benjamin Adam Winderweedle
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew C. Scaro
  Candidate Libertarian     Jon Stewart
  Candidate Independent     William J. "Bill" Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Brian Leggero

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
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Nate Boulton
  Candidate Democratic     Cathy Glasson
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Hubbell
    Democratic     former Director of Iowa's Department of Natural Resources Richard "Rich" Leopold - apparently not a candidate
7 June 2017: Suspending operations.
  Candidate Democratic     Andy McGuire
  Candidate Democratic     former Des Moines School Board President Jon Neiderbach
  Candidate Democratic     John Norris
    Democratic     state Representative  Todd Prichard - apparently not a candidate
15 August 2017: Suspended his campaign.
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Wells
  Candidate Democratic     former Iowa City Mayor Wilburn Wilburn
  Candidate Republican     former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett
    Republican     Boone City Councilman  Steven Paul Ray - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Marco Battaglia
  Candidate Libertarian     Jake Porter
    Independent     Brent Roske - apparently not a candidate
  

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
  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
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Laura Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Klingenberg
for Lieutenant Governor: Kalib Martin
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua "Josh" Svaty
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jim Ward
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Jim Barnett
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Jeff Colyer
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.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Mark Hutton
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
  Candidate Republican     Patrick "PK" Kucera
    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     Ethan Randleas
for Lieutenant Governor: Cameron Tims

28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Ruzich
for Lieutenant Governor: Calvin Tran

28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Dominic Scavuzzo
November 2017: High School Student
  Candidate Republican     Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Tutera, Jr.
November 2017: High School Student
  Candidate Libertarian     Thomas Padgett
  Candidate Independent     JoeLarry Hunter
  Candidate Independent     Richard "Rick" Kloos
for Lieutenant Governor: Nathaniel Kloos
  Candidate Independent     Greg Orman
  
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
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jim Boyle
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Cote
  Candidate Democratic     Dominic Crocitto
  Candidate Democratic     Steven "Steve" DeAngelis
  Candidate Democratic     former Biddleford Mayor Donna Dion
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Mark Dion
  Candidate Democratic     Patrick "Ike" Eisenhart
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Mark W. Eves
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Sean Faircloth
  Candidate Democratic     state Attorney General  Janet T. Mills
    Democratic     Kenneth "Ken" Pinet - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Diane Russell
  Candidate Democratic     Cynthia Soma-Hernandez
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Sweet
  Candidate Democratic     J. Martin Vachon
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kenneth Wade "Ken" Fredette
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Garrett Paul Mason
  Candidate Republican     former state Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew
  Candidate Republican     University of Maine System Trustee  Shawn H. Moody
    Republican     Deril Stubenrod - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Thibodeau
    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
  Candidate Independent     Ethan Alcorn
  Candidate Independent     Kenneth Capron
  Candidate Independent     Alan Caron
  Candidate Independent     state Treasurer  Teresea M. "Terry" Hayes
  Candidate Independent     former state Senator John Jenkins
  Candidate Independent     Karmo Sanders

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.
22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III
for Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Embry
    Democratic     Maya Rockeymoore Cummings - apparently not a candidate
Wife of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, CD 7.
5 January 2018: Dropped out citing personal considerations.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Freda Jaffe
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Democratic     Baltimore County Executive  Kevin B. Kamenetz
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard S. "Rich" Madaleno, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Luwanda Jenkins
  Candidate Democratic     Alec J. Ross
for Lieutenant Governor: Julie Verratti
  Candidate Democratic     former State University Regent Jim Shea
for Lieutenant Governor: Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott
  Candidate Democratic     Krish Vignarajah
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd 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

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 Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
  Candidate Democratic     Newton Mayor  Setti D. Warren
    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 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     William Cecil "Bill" Cobbs
  Candidate Democratic     former Detroit Health Director Adbulrahman M. "Abdul" El-Sayed
  Candidate Democratic     Geoffrey N. Fieger
  Candidate Democratic     John F. Freeman
  Candidate Democratic     Justin David Giroux
  Candidate Democratic     Shri Thanedar
  Candidate Democratic     forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor Brian Nelson Calley
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Patrick Colbeck
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Thomas Derose
  Candidate Republican     James R. "Jim" Hines
  Candidate Republican     Earle Patrick Lackie
  Candidate Republican     Mark A. McFarlin
?
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  William D. "Bill" Schuette
12 September 2017: Announced he is running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Evan Sebastian Space
  Candidate Green     Jennifer V. Kurland
  Candidate Green; Socialist Party USA     Dwain Clarence Reynolds, III
  Candidate Libertarian     William H. "Bill" Gelineau
  Candidate Libertarian     John J. Tartar
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeffrey "Jeff" Wood
  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

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Tyler A. Davis
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Bob Krist
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.
  Candidate Democratic     Vanessa Gayle Ward
  Candidate Republican     Krystal Gabel
  Candidate Republican     Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts

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
  Candidate Democratic     Kyle Chamberlain
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Chris Giunchigliani
  Candidate Democratic     Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
  Candidate Republican     Jared Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Dan Schwartz

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 Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
  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
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Apodaca
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Joseph "Joe" Cervantes
  Candidate Democratic     Peter DeBenedittis
  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.
    Libertarian     Grady Owens - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent     Christopher Michael Roybal

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
  Candidate Democratic     former First Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray
for Lieutenant Governor: former Congresssman Betty Sutton
  Candidate Democratic     Larry E. Ealy
for Lieutenant Governor: Jeffrey Lynn
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Heavey
for Lieutenant Governor: Adam Hudak
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Dennis John Kucinich
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.
  Candidate Democratic     state Supreme Court Justice William M. "Bill" O'Neill
for Lieutenant Governor: Chantelle C. Lewis
    Democratic     former state Representative Connie Pillich - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Scott Schertzer

14 February 2018: Dropped out.
  Candidate Democratic     Paul E. Ray
for Lieutenant Governor: Jerry M. Schroeder
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Joe Schiavoni
for Lieutenant Governor: Stephanie Dodd
    Democratic     former Congresssman Betty Sutton - apparently not a candidate
10 January 2018: Running as Richard Cordray's Lieutenant Governor
First elected as a Democrat to Congress 2006, re-elected 2008, 2010. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2012.
    Democratic     Dayton Mayor  Nan Whaley - apparently not a candidate
12 January 2018: Dropped out endorsing former state Attorney General Richard Cordray.
  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     Secretary of State  Jon A. Husted - apparently not a candidate
7 May 2017: Announced.
30 November 2017: Running for Lieutenant Governor as Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's running mate.
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Mary Taylor
for Lieutenant Governor: Nathan D. Estruth
  Candidate Green     Constance Gadell-Newton
for Lieutenant Governor: Brett R. Joseph
  Candidate Libertarian     Travis Irvine
  Candidate Libertarian     Bruce Jaynes

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     Norman Brown
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
    Democratic     state Representative Scott Inman - apparently not a candidate
25 October 2017: State Representative Scott Inman withdrew from the Governor's race and will resign from the state Legislature in early 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Michael Earl "Mick" Cornett, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Mick Cornett
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Dan Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Gary A. Jones
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Todd G. Lamb
  Candidate Republican     Gary Richardson
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt
  Candidate Libertarian     Rex Lawhorn
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph "Joe Exotic Maldonado
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell

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.
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Noble
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  James E. Smith, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Marguerite Willis
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Kevin L. Bryant
  Candidate Republican     former Democratic Lieutenant Governor and state Senator J. Yancey McGill
21 March 2016: Announced candidacy as a Republican.
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Pamela Evette
    Republican     state Representative  Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former Department of Health and Environmental Control chief Catherine Templeton
  Candidate Republican     John Warren
  

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
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Billie H. Sutton
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Marty J. Jackley
1 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
14 November 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Libertarian     CJ Abernathy

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
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Craig Fitzhugh
    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     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Beth Harwell
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Republican     Kay White

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

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     Ethan Sonneborn
31 August 2017: This candidate is 13 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Keith Stern
  Candidate Marijuana     Cris Ericson
 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     former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen - apparently not a candidate
29 March 2017: Announced he is not a candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     Michele Doolan
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Flynn
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Gronik
  Candidate Democratic     Robert "Bob" Harlow
  Candidate Democratic     Dave Heaster
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Brett Hulsey
  Candidate Democratic     Jared William Landry
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Lust
  Candidate Democratic     Mike McCabe
  Candidate Democratic     Mahlon Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kelda Helen Roys
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey "Jeff" Rumbaugh
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Mayor  Paul R. Soglin
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kathleen Vinehout
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Dana Wachs
  Candidate Democratic     Ramona Rose Whiteaker
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Augustine-Clark
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Cason
  Candidate Republican     Robert Meyer
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker
  Candidate Green     Nicholas Michael "Nick" De Leon
Wisconsin Green
  Candidate Libertarian     Phil Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird
  Candidate Independent     Jefferson Carpenter
  Candidate Independent     Jay Ralph Hoeft
  Candidate Independent     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman
  Candidate Independent     Travis D. Swenby
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Timothy Jesse
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     former state Representative Mary A. Throne
  Candidate Republican     Bill Dahlin
  Candidate Republican     Sam Galeotos
  Candidate Republican     Harriet M. Hageman
  Candidate Republican     Taylor Haynes
  Candidate Republican     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
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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