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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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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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
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  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Independent American
  Progressive
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Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
  Other
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
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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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