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.

There have been 0 deaths, 0 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2020.

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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

   
  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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Peter J. Carr

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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Anne Kerner
  Candidate Democratic     David Lamar Williams, Jr.

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

   
  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

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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Peter Franchot
  Candidate Democratic     Ed Tinus
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Robin Ficker

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

   
  Candidate Libertarian     Philip Mitza

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

   
    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

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

   
  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

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Robert J. "Bob" Krist

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  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

   
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli

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

   
  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

   
  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

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

   
    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

   
  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

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

   
  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

   
  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

   
  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

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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