The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2018 General Election


Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats...
Open (incumbent not running for re-election)
No incumbent running
Uncontested (one candidate running)
Multiple incumbents running


 
IncumbentPartyOfficeReason for not seeking re-election
Alabama
Senator Luther J. Strange, IIIRepublicanSenate Class 2Lost Primary / No Longer Running. 26 September 2017.
Will not be included in the 12 December Special General Election.
Arizona
Senator  Jeff FlakeRepublicanSenate Class 1Open Seat. 24 October 2017: Will not seek re-election in 2018.
Congressman  Kyrsten SinemaDemocraticHouse CD 9Open Seat. 28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.
California
Governor  Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.DemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Colorado
Governor John W. HickenlooperDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Jared PolisDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Connecticut
Governor  Dannel P. "Dan" MalloyDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. 13 April 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
Florida
Governor  Richard L. "Rick" ScottRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Ileana Ros-LehtinenRepublicanHouse CD 27Open Seat. 30 April 2017: Not running for re-election.
Georgia
Governor John Nathan "Nathan" DealRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Hawaii
Congressman  Colleen Wakako HanabusaDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 1 September 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
Idaho
Governor C.L. "Butch" OtterRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 14 October 2014: "Won't run for a fourth term" in 2018.
Congressman  Raúl Rafael LabradorRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
Indiana
Congressman  Theodore Edward "Todd" RokitaRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 9 August 2017: Candidate for the Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
Congressman  Allen Lucas "Luke" MesserRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 26 July 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Kansas
Governor  Samuel D. "Sam" BrownbackRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. 27 July 2017: Nominated for Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration.
Congressman Lynn JenkinsRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 25 January 2017: "I will not be running for any office in 2018."
Maine
Governor  Paul R. LePageRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Maryland
Congressman  John K. DelaneyDemocraticHouse CD 6Open Seat. 27 July 2017: Not running for re-election.
Massachusetts
Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" TsongasDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. 9 August 2017: Not running for re-election.
Michigan
Governor  Richard D. "Rick" SnyderRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  David A. "Dave" TrottRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 11 September 2017: House CD 11 Trott "I have decided not seek re-election in 2018".
Minnesota
Governor Mark DaytonDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. 21 November 2016: Retiring at the end of his term.
Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" WalzDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 27 March 2017: Candidate for Governor
Mississippi
Governor  Phil BryantRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
Montana
Governor  Steve BullockDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit
Nevada
Governor  Brian E. SandovalRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Jacklyn S. "Jacky" RosenDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
New Hampshire
Congressman  Carol Shea-PorterDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 5 October 2017: "... I am announcing my intention to leave the House of Representatives in January 2019, when my present term ends."
New Jersey
Governor Christopher J. "Chris" ChristieRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit
Congressman  Frank A. LoBiondoRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 7 November 2017: Will not seek re-election.
New Mexico
Governor  Susana MartinezRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Michelle Lujan GrishamDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016.
Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" PearceRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Ohio
Governor  John Richard KasichRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Patrick J. "Pat" TiberiRepublicanHouse CD 12Open Seat. 19 October 2017: Announced resignation. "Today, it is with a humble and thankful heart that I announce I will not be seeking reelection. While I have not yet determined a final resignation date, I will be leaving Congress by January 31, 2018."
Congressman James B. "Jim" RenacciRepublicanHouse CD 16Open Seat. 20 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
Oklahoma
Governor  Mary C. FallinRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  James Frederick "Jim" BridenstineRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. Not running for re-election in 2018.
1 September 2017: Congressman Jim Bridenstine was nominated by President Trump to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Pennsylvania
Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" BarlettaRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Congressman  Charles W. "Charlie" DentRepublicanHouse CD 15Open Seat. 8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.
Congressman Timothy "Tim" MurphyRepublicanHouse CD 18Vacant Office. 4 October 2017: Amid scandal stated "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term ...."
5 October 2017: Announced his resignation effective 21 October.
21 October 2017: Resigned.
23 October 2017: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election on Tuesday 13 March 2018 to fill this vacant seat. There will be no primary. Party nominees are selected at a party convention by delegates.
South Dakota
Governor  Dennis M. DaugaardRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Kristi Lynn NoemRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 14 November 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Tennessee
Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.RepublicanSenate Class 1Open Seat. 26 September 2017: "After much thought, consideration and family discussion ... I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires ...."
Governor William "Bill" HaslamRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 31 July 2017: Announced that he would not seek re-election.
Congressman Diane Lynn BlackRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
Congressman  Marsha BlackburnRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. 4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Texas
Congressman  Lloyd "Ted" PoeRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 7 November 2017: "I will continue this work every day until I retire at the end of this term...."
Congressman  Samuel Robert "Sam" JohnsonRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 6 January 2017: Announced he won't seek re-election.
Congressman  Jeb HensarlingRepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 31 October 2017: "Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the U.S. Congress in 2018."
Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'RourkeDemocraticHouse CD 16Open Seat. 31 March 2017: Announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate Class I seat in 2018.
Congressman  Lamar Seeligson SmithRepublicanHouse CD 21Open Seat. 2 November 2017: "For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else...."
Congressman  Raymond Eugene "Gene" GreenDemocraticHouse CD 29Open Seat. 13 November 2017: "I have decided to not seek reelection for Representative of Texas' 29th Congressional District. It has been an honor serving #TX29 since I was first elected in 1992."
Virginia
Governor  Terry McAuliffeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Robert William "Bob" GoodlatteRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 9 November 2017: "I cannot begin to express how blessed I am to have had the opportunity to serve. Now is the right time to step aside - I will not seek re-election."
Washington
Congressman  Dave ReichertRepublicanHouse CD 8Open Seat. 6 September 2017: Not a candidate for re-election.
West Virginia
Congressman  Evan H. JenkinsRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 8 May 2017: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2018.
Wyoming
Governor Matt MeadRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
Lost PrimaryVoluntaryTerm LimitVacantTotal
SenatorRepublican12003
CongressmanDemocratic0110011
Republican0240125
GovernorDemocratic02406
Republican0213015
Totals14117160
 
 

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.

 


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