The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2020 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
Congressman Bradley Roberts ByrneRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 20 February 2019: Announced he is running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.
Congressman  Martha RobyRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 26 July 2019: Not seeking election in 2020. "While my name will not be on the ballot in 2020...."
Arizona
Governor  Doug DuceyRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Arkansas
Governor  Asa HutchinsonRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
California
Congressman  Paul CookRepublicanHouse CD 8Open Seat. 17 September 2019: Not running for re-election. Running for San Bernardino County Supervisor.
Congressman  Katherine Lauren "Katie" HillDemocraticHouse CD 25Vacant Office. 27 October 2019: "It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."
1 November 2019: Officially resigned.
Congressman  Duncan Duane HunterRepublicanHouse CD 50Open Seat. 2 December 2019: Will plead guilty re: misuse of campaign funds; and reportedly will leave Congress.
3 December 2019: Pleaded guilty to misuse campaign funds.
6 December 2019: "Shortly after the Holidays, I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District...."
Congressman  Susan A. DavisDemocraticHouse CD 53Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "I will not seek another term in Congress."
Florida
Congressman  Theodore Scott "Ted" YohoRepublicanHouse CD 3Open Seat. 10 December 2019: "I am announcing my retirement from Congress at the end of this session ... I will not seek re-election in the upcoming election."
Congressman  Francis RooneyRepublicanHouse CD 19Open Seat. 19 October 2019: Will not run for a 3rd term.
Georgia
Senator  John Hardy "Johnny" IsaksonRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 28 August 2019: Regarding his battle with Parkinson's-- "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019...."
Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint a replacement to fill the seat until a special election is held for the remaining 2 years of the term.
19 November 2019: Everyone who applied [to the Governor] for Johnny Isakson's Senate seat from AJC.
29 November 2019: Media reports indicate Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint Kelly Loeffler (Republican).
4 December 2019: Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) appoints Kelly Loeffler (Republican) to fill the seat once it becomes vacant.
Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. 7 February 2019: "... I have decided not to seek reelection in 2020."
Congressman  John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 14Open Seat. 5 December 2019: "Today I announced to my friends and fellow Georgians that I will not be seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020."
Hawaii
Governor David Yutaka IgeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Tulsi Neil GabbardDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 24 October 2019: "I will not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2020. I humbly ask for your support for my candidacy for President of the United States."
Illinois
Congressman  John M. ShimkusRepublicanHouse CD 15Open Seat. 30 August 2019: "...now is the time for me to announce that I will not be seeking reelection...."
Indiana
Congressman  Peter J. ViscloskyDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 6 November 2019: "On November 6th, 35 years ago today, I was elected to serve as Indiana’s First District U.S. Representative. Today, I announce that I will not seek re-election in 2020...."
Congressman  Susan W. BrooksRepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 14 June 2019: "... I will retire as U. S. Representative for the 5th District of Indiana at the end of my current term."
Iowa
Congressman  David Wayne "Dave" LoebsackDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 12 April 2019: Announced his retirement.
Kansas
Senator  Pat RobertsRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 4 January 2019: "I will not be a candidate in 2020 for a fifth Senate term."
Congressman  Roger W. "Doc" MarshallRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 7 September 2019: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2020.
Louisiana
Governor  John Bel EdwardsDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Maryland
Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.RepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Elijah E. CummingsDemocraticHouse CD 7Vacant Office. 17 October 2019: Passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.
Massachusetts
Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, IIIDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 26 August 2019: Filed with the FEC to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.
21 September 2019: "I'm running for US Senate."
Congressman  Seth W. MoultonDemocraticHouse CD 6Open Seat. 22 April 2019: Running for President in 2020- "I'm running for President to build ...."
22 April 2019: Filed FEC MISCELLANEOUS TEXT (FEC Form 99): "As of April 22, 2019, Seth Moulton is no longer a candidate in the election identified in the FEC Form 2, Statement of Candidacy, that he filed with the Commission on December 10, 2018 [Candidate for MA House CD 6 -Ed]. He is no longer actively seeking nomination or election to such office, and has ceased to conduct campaign activities with respect to the aforementioned election."
26 April 2019: We have reports that the Congressman will run for re-election if he does not win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
23 August 2019: "Today, I want to use this opportunity, with all of you here, to announce that I am ending my campaign for president...." He will run for re-election to the U.S. House.
Michigan
Congressman  Paul Mitchell, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 24 July 2019: "I have decided I will not seek to continue to represent Michigan’s 10th District next term. After serving out the remainder of the 116th Congress – I will return to my family and our small farm."
Montana
Governor  Steve BullockDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
14 May 2019: "I'm Steve Bullock and I'm running for President."
Congressman  Greg GianforteRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 7 June 2019: Filed to run for Governor.
Nebraska
Governor  J. Peter "Pete" RickettsRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
New Mexico
Senator  Tom UdallDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 25 March 2019: "... I'm announcing today that I won’t be seeking re-election next year."
Congressman  Ben Ray LujánDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. 1 April 2019: Congressman Luján declared he would run for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.
New York
Congressman  Peter T. "Pete" KingRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 11 November 2019: "I have decided not to be a candidate for re-election to Congress in 2020. I made this decision after much discussion .... The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute ...."
Congressman  José Enrique SerranoDemocraticHouse CD 15Open Seat. 25 March 2019: "Today, I am announcing that I am living with Parkinson's disease. After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far ... over the last few months I've come to the realization that Parkinson’s will eventually take a toll, and that I cannot predict its rate of advancement. Because of this uncertainty, I do not intend to seek re-election in 2020 ...."
Congressman  Nita M. LoweyDemocraticHouse CD 17Open Seat. 10 October 2019: "After 31 years in the United States Congress, representing the people of Westchester, Rockland, Queens and the Bronx, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2020...."
Congressman Christopher Carl "Chris" CollinsRepublicanHouse CD 27Vacant Office. 30 September 2019: Congressman Chris Collins submitted his resignation, effective 1 October. On 1 October he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to the FBI.
North Carolina
Senator  Richard Mauze BurrRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat
Congressman  George Edward Bell HoldingRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 6 December 2019: "And so it is with regret that I announce I will not be a candidate for Congress this election."
Oregon
Congressman  Gregory Paul "Greg" WaldenRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 28 October 2019: "... the time has come to pursue new challenges and opportunities ... I will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, nor election to any other office ..."
Pennsylvania
Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" WolfDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Rhode Island
Governor  Gina Marie RaimondoDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Tennessee
Senator  Lamar AlexanderRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 18 December 2018: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020."
Texas
Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" ConawayRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 30 July 2019: Retiring.
Congressman  William McClellan "Mac" ThornberryRepublicanHouse CD 13Open Seat. 30 September 2019: "I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election."
Congressman  William "Bill" FloresRepublicanHouse CD 17Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina ... I have decided that my current term will be my last...."
Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" OlsonRepublicanHouse CD 22Open Seat. 25 July 2019: Announced that he will not run for re-election. "... I have decided to not seek re-election."
Congressman  William "Will" HurdRepublicanHouse CD 23Open Seat. 1 August 2019: "I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas...."
Congressman  Kenny Ewell MarchantRepublicanHouse CD 24Open Seat. 5 August 2019: "It is time for me to announce that I will not seek another term as Congressman...."
Utah
Governor  Gary Richard HerbertRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Retiring at the end of this term.
Congressman Robert William "Rob" BishopRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 29 July 2019: Retiring.
Washington
Congressman  Dennis "Denny" HeckDemocraticHouse CD 10Open Seat. 4 December 2019: "Today, I announce my retirement from a career in public service that began over forty years ago."
Wisconsin
Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "I think the time has come to basically turn over the page in the Fifth District."
Congressman  Sean P. DuffyRepublicanHouse CD 7Vacant Office. 26 August 2019: Resigning effective 23 September 2019 - "After eight and a half years, the time has come for me to focus more on the reason we fight these battles - family ... On September 23, I will step down...."
Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) will call a special election to fill the vacant seat.
23 September 2019: Formerly resigned.
Wyoming
Senator  Michael B. "Mike" EnziRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 4 May 2019: Announced retirement. Not running for re-election.
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitVacantTotal
CongressmanRepublican240226
Democratic100212
GovernorRepublican1405
Democratic0505
SenatorRepublican5005
Democratic1001
Totals419454
 
 

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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