The Green Papers: 2020 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2020 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 2020 are marked as such.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor Kay Ivey
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resignation of Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican). First elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
19 September 2019: Announced that she will be undergoing outpatient radiation for a malignant spot on her lung.

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Doug Ducey
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Asa Hutchinson
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
Previously served in the U.S. Congress: 2011-2015.

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Adriel Hampton

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Peter J. Carr

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Delaware  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     Anne Kerner
  Candidate Democratic     David Lamar Williams, Jr.

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Brian Porter Kemp
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Brad Little
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  J.B. Pritzker
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     former state Health Commissioner Woodrow "Woody" Myers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Linda Lawson
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
    Libertarian     Bill Levin - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Libertarian     Donald G. Rainwater, II
for Lieutenant Governor: William E. Henry

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  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]; first elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Laura Kelly
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Andy Beshear
First elected: 2019
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  John Bel Edwards
First elected: 2015; re-elected: 2019
Chair up for regular election: Saturday 14 October 2023
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Janet T. Mills
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Paul LePage
First elected Governor: 2010; re-elected: 2014. At term limit in 2018.

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Peter Franchot
  Candidate Democratic     Ed Tinus
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Robin Ficker
 22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
16 November 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he was 100% cancer free and in complete remission.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Libertarian     Philip Mitza

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Minnesota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Mississippi  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Tate Reeves
First elected: 2019.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. 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  Michael L. "Mike" Parson
Ascended to the Governor's chair: 1 June 2018 [re: resignation of Governor Eric Greitens (Republican)]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
    Democratic     La'Ondrill Brown - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Auditor  Nicole Galloway
  Candidate Democratic     Antoin Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmie Matthews
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Morrison
    Democratic     James L. "Jim" Shea - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Robin John Daniel Van Quaethem
  Candidate Republican     Saundra McDowell
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James W. "Jim" Neely
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Michael L. "Mike" Parson
  Candidate Republican     Raleigh Ritter
  Candidate Green     Jerome Howard Bauer
  Candidate Libertarian     Rik Combs
 29 May 2018: While the state legislature was considering impeachment proceedings, Governor Eric Greitens (Republican), who was first elected in 2016, announced his resignation effective Friday 1 June 2018 at 5pm local time.
1 June 2018: Lieutenant Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) ascends to the Governor's chair. He will serve the remainding 2 1/2 years of Governor Eric Greitens' term.

Montana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.
14 May 2019: "I'm Steve Bullock and I'm running for President."
2 December 2019: Suspended campaign. "... it has become clear that in this moment, I won't be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates ...."
9 March 2020: "Now I'm taking that fight to the US Senate."
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Mike Cooney
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Casey Schreiner
  Candidate Democratic     Whitney Williams
for Lieutenant Governor: former Culbertson School Board Trustee Buzz Mattelin
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Tim Fox
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Jon Knokey
24 January 2019: Candidate for Governor in 2020.
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Kristen Juras
7 June 2019: Filed to run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Albert "Al" "Doc" Olszewski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Kenneth Bogner
  Candidate Green     Robert Barb
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Thomas
  Candidate Libertarian     Lyman Bishop
for Lieutenant Governor: John Nesper

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Robert J. "Bob" Krist

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. 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; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Dan Feltes
  Candidate Democratic     state Executive Councilor  Andru Volinsky
  Candidate Democratic     Executive Councilor  Andru Volinsky
  Candidate Republican     Rich "Nobody" Paul
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Chris Sununu
  Candidate Libertarian     Darryl W. Perry

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Philip "Phil" Murphy
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
22 February 2020: Governor Phil Murphy stated that he will have surgery to remove a kidney tumor.
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

North Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper, III
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper, III
    Democratic     Ernest Tyrone Reeves - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Daniel James "Dan" Forest
28 January 2019: Running for Governor in 2020.
    Republican     state Representative  Holly Getz Grange - lost primary
  Candidate Constitution     Albert Lawrence "Al" Pisano
  Candidate Libertarian     Steven Joseph DiFiore, II

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Doug Burgum
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League     former Killdeer School Board Member Shelley Lenz
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Ben Vig
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Doug Burgum
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford
  Candidate Republican     Michael Coachman
for Lieutenant Governor: Joel H. Hylden
  Candidate Libertarian     DuWayne Hendrickson
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Voytek

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Michael "Mike" DeWine
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Kevin Stitt
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  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, 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 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: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  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; first elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Kristi Lynn Noem
First elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2019.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Bill Lee
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

  Republican Governor  Greg Abbott
Previously served as Attorney General: first elected 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010; First elected as Governor: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Gary Richard Herbert
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Chair - Retiring at the end of this term.
    Democratic     fomer state Representative Neil Hansen - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Ryan D. Jackson - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Zachary Adam Moses - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Nathan Kizerian
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Peterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Karina Brown
    Democratic     Nikki Ray Pino - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Nikki Ray Pino, Sr.
    Democratic     Archie A. Williams, III - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Jeff Burningham - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Dan McCay

circa 3 May 2020: Filed a lawsuit with Federal Judge Richard Shelby to lower the number of signatures for ballot access. After the lawsuit was rejected, Jeff Burningham said that he would not appeal.
    Republican     Jason Christensen - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Spencer J. Cox
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Deidre Henderson
    Republican     Jan Garbett - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Joe Jarvis

27 April 2020: Federal Court Judge Robert Shelby lowered the number of signatures necessary to get on the ballot for Jan Garbett. The signatures still need to be validated.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Greg Hughes
for Lieutenant Governor: Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson
  Candidate Republican     former Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi

Former Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), who was first elected to the Governor's Chair in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, was nominated in May 2009 by President Barack Obama as Ambassador to China. The Governor resigned his Chair on 11 August 2009.
    Republican     Salt Lake County Council Member  Aimee Winder Newton - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: state Auditor John "Frugal" Dougall
  Candidate Republican     Thomas E. Wright
for Lieutenant Governor: Member of Congress Robert William "Rob" Bishop
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel Rhead Cottam
  Candidate Independent American     Greg Duerden
    Independent     Mark Smith - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Richard T. Whitney

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
  Candidate Democratic     former Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
  Candidate Democratic     Patrick Winburn
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  David Zuckerman
  Candidate Republican     John Klar
  Candidate Progressive     David Zuckerman
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Jennifer D. Carroll Foy
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Justin E. Fairfax
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
7 December 2018: Announced he would run for Attorney General in 2021.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Amanda F. Chase
  Candidate Republican     Merle Rutledge, Jr.

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
  Candidate Independent     Thor Amundson
  Candidate Other     David W. Blomstrom
Fifth Republic
  Candidate No Party Preference     Craig Campbell
  Candidate Republican     Richard L. Carpenter
  Candidate Republican     Loren Culp
  Candidate Democratic     Cairo D'Almeida
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party     Henry Clay Dennison
  Candidate Republican     Tim Eyman
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Phil Fortunato
  Candidate Republican     former Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed
  Candidate Democratic     Raul Garcia
  Candidate Democratic     Omari Tahir Garrett
  Candidate Democratic     Ian Gonzales
  Candidate Independent     Elaina J. Gonzalez
  Candidate Republican     Goodspaceguy
  Candidate Republican     Tylor Grow
  Candidate Green     Liz Hallock
  Candidate Democratic     Gene Hart
  Candidate Other     former Lake Forest Park City Councilman Nate Herzog
Pre2016 Republican
  Candidate Republican     Bill Hirt
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Jay R. Inslee
22 August 2019: Running for re-election after withdrawing as a Presidential contender.
  Candidate Republican     Leon Anon Lawson
Trump Republican
  Candidate Other     William "Bill" Miller
American Patriot
  Candidate Republican     Matthew Murray
  Candidate Independent     Dylan B. Nails
  Candidate No Party Preference     Cregan M. Newhouse
    Independent     Asa Palagi - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Donovan L. "Don" Rivers
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Ryan Ryals
  Candidate Republican     Anton Sakharov
Trump Republican
    No Party Preference     Lisa Thomas - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Other     Alex Tsimerman
StandUpAmerican
  Candidate No Party Preference     Cameron M. Vessey
  Candidate Other     David Voltz
CASCADIA LABOUR
  Candidate No Party Preference     Brian R. Weed
  Candidate Republican     Martin L.. "Iceman" Wheeler
  Candidate Other     Winston WIlkes
ProperTarianist
  Candidate Other     Joshua Wolf
New-Liberty

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  James C. "Jim" Justice
First elected: 2016 (as a Democrat)
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
3 August 2017: Announced he was changing his affiliation from Democratic to Republican: "... tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican."
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Leigh "Doug" Hughes
  Candidate Democratic     Jody Lee Murphy
  Candidate Democratic     Kanawha County Commissioner  Carlos Benjamin "Ben" Salango
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Noble Smith
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ronny Douglas "Ron" Stollings
  Candidate Republican     Shelby Jean Fitzhugh
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Michael Craig "Mike" Folk
  Candidate Republican     Governor  James C. "Jim" Justice
7 January 2019: Announced that he would run for re-election.
  Candidate Republican     Larry Brooke "Brooke" Lunsford
  Candidate Republican     Charles R. "Chuck" Sheedy, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     George Douglas "Doug" Six
  Candidate Republican     former state Commerce Secretary Henry Wood "Woody" Thrasher
  Candidate Constitution     Larry Dwayne Trent
  Candidate Libertarian     Erika Klie Kolenich
  Candidate Independent     Dave Sartin
  Candidate Independent     William James "Billy" Singhas
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Franklin "Bruce" Riley
3 December 2019: Filed a termination report with the FEC (S0WV00223) concerning his run for U.S. Senate.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Quintin Gerard Caldwell

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

  Democratic Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. 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

  Republican Governor  Mark Gordon
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Independent American
  Progressive
  Socialist Workers Party
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
  Other
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  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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  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2020 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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  Dates of U.S. Presidential Election "Events": 1789 to present  
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  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
  Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same  
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