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
Arizona
Senator Jeff FlakeRepublicanSenate Class 1Open Seat. 24 October 2017: Will not seek re-election in 2018.
Congressman  Martha E. McSallyRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 12 January 2018: Running for the Senate Class 1 seat 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
Congressman  Edward R. "Ed" RoyceRepublicanHouse CD 39Open Seat. 8 January 2018: "I have decided not to seek reelection in November."
Congressman Darrell Edward IssaRepublicanHouse CD 49Open Seat. 10 January 2018: "I have decided that I will not seek re-election."
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.
Congressman  Elizabeth H. EstyDemocraticHouse CD 5Open Seat. 2 April 2018: "... I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election."
Florida
Governor  Richard L. "Rick" ScottRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantisRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 5 January 2018: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
Congressman  Dennis Alan RossRepublicanHouse CD 15Open Seat. 11 April 2018: Announced retirement.
Congressman  Thomas Joseph "Tom" RooneyRepublicanHouse CD 17Open Seat. 19 February 2018: "I will not be running for re-election to Congress in 2018."
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: Ran for but lost her party's nomination 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. Ran for but lost his party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
Illinois
Congressman  Luis V. GutierrezDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 28 November 2017: "Will not be seeking re-election...."
Indiana
Congressman  Theodore Edward "Todd" RokitaRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 9 August 2017: Ran for but lost the primary for the Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
Congressman  Allen Lucas "Luke" MesserRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 26 July 2017: Ran for but lost the primary for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Kansas
Governor  Jeff ColyerRepublicanGovernorLost Primary / No Longer Running
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 Sander Martin "Sandy" LevinDemocraticHouse CD 9Open Seat. 2 December 2017: Announced retirement.
Congressman  David A. "Dave" TrottRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 11 September 2017: House CD 11 Trott "I have decided not seek re-election in 2018".
Congressman  John Conyers, Jr.DemocraticHouse CD 13Vacant Office. 29 November 2017: Media reports state the congressman is retiring.
5 December 2017: Announced resignation effective immediately.
8 December 2017: Governor Richard D. "Rick" Snyder (Republican) called a Special Election to fill the vacant seat of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (Democratic) who resigned on 5 December 2017. The office will be listed twice on the 7 August 2018 Primary and 8 November 2018 General Election ballots -- once to choose a candidate to fill the vacancy from November 2018 to January 2019 and the other to choose a candidate for the regular 2 year term beginning in January 2019.
27 December 2017: A lawsuit, Rhodes v Snyder, e.d., 2:17cv-14186, was filed to force the special election to be called before November 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
Congressman  Keith Maurice EllisonDemocraticHouse CD 5Open Seat. 5 June 2018: Candidate for Attorney General in 2018.
Congressman  Richard Michael "Rick" NolanDemocraticHouse CD 8Open Seat. 9 February 2018: "... I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for reelection, and will retire at the end of the current term."
3 June 2018: Ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
Mississippi
Governor  Phil BryantRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
Congressman  Gregg HarperRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 4 January 2018: Not seeking re-election.
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.
Congressman  Ruben Jesus KihuenDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. aka Ruben Jesus Kihuen Bernal
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
Congressman Frank A. LoBiondoRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 7 November 2017: Will not seek re-election.
Congressman Rodney P. FrelinghuysenRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 29 January 2018: Announced that he would not run for 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.
New York
Congressman Louise McIntosh SlaughterDemocraticHouse CD 25Vacant Office. 16 March 2018: Died following a fall at aged 88.
North Carolina
Congressman Robert Matthew PittengerRepublicanHouse CD 9Lost Primary / No Longer Running
North Dakota
Congressman  Kevin CramerRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 15 February 2018: Put out a Facebook invite for a "Cramer for Senate Announcement & Rally".
Ohio
Governor  John Richard KasichRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" TiberiRepublicanHouse CD 12Vacant Office. 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."
4 January 2018: Announced resignation effective 15 January 2018.
15 January 2018: Resigned.
Congressman James B. "Jim" RenacciRepublicanHouse CD 16Open Seat. 20 March 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
11 January 2018: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Oklahoma
Governor  Mary C. FallinRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman James Frederick "Jim" BridenstineRepublicanHouse CD 1Vacant Office. 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.
23 April 2018: Resigned.
Pennsylvania
Congressman  Robert A. "Bob" BradyDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 31 January 2018: Announced he would not seek re-election.
Congressman Ryan A. CostelloRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 24 March 2018: Will not seek re-election.
Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 7Vacant Office. 25 January 2018: "... I will not seek re-election to the United States Congress for the 7th Congressional District in 2018...."
27 April 2018: Resigned.
Congressman  William Franklin "Bill" ShusterRepublicanHouse CD 9Open Seat. 2 January 2018: Announced retirement
Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" BarlettaRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
Congressman Charles Wieder "Charlie" DentRepublicanHouse CD 15Vacant Office. 8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.
17 April 2018: "... After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks." - Representative Dent.
12 May 2018: Resigned.
South Carolina
Congressman Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 1Lost Primary / No Longer Running
Congressman  Harold W. "Trey" Gowdy, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. 31 January 2018: "... This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system...."
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: Ran for but lost her party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
Congressman  Marsha BlackburnRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. 4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
2 August 2018: Received her party's nomination for the Class 1 Senate Seat.
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 Joe Linus BartonRepublicanHouse CD 6Open Seat. 30 November 2017: "I am announcing today that I will not seek reelection 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."
Utah
Senator Orrin G. HatchRepublicanSenate Class 1Open Seat. 02 January 2018: "I've decided to retire at the end of this term...."
Virginia
Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 28 May 2018: Announced retirement.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention on 5 May. Republicans 1 candidate. Since the announcement of the retirement of Congressman Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr. (Republican) came after the filing deadline, the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee will choose a replacement nominee on Saturday 2 June 2018. The Committee chose Denver Riggleman.
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."
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 19 May.
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: Lost the primary for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2018.
Now running for state Supreme Court Justice.
Wisconsin
Congressman  Paul D. RyanRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 3 January 2017: Elected Speaker of the House.
11 April 2018: Not running for re-election.
Wyoming
Governor Matt MeadRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 7 February 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018.
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitLost PrimaryVacantTotal
SenatorRepublican30003
CongressmanRepublican3602442
Democratic1800220
GovernorDemocratic23005
Republican2111014
Totals61143684
 
 

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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