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

Chair up for regular election 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 Democratic     Governor  Philip "Phil" Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver

1 October 2020: Announced re-election bid.
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli
  Candidate Republican     former Somerset Count Commissioner Brian D. Levine
  Candidate Republican     Phil Rizzo
  Candidate Republican     Hirsch Singh
    Republican     former Lopatcong Mayor Doug Steinhardt - apparently not a candidate
12 January 2021: "... unforeseen professional obligations have made it untenable for me to continue in this race as a candidate for Governor ...."
    Republican     Ocean County Commissioner  Joseph H. "Joe" Vicari - apparently not a candidate
22 January 2021: Dropped out.
  Candidate Libertarian     Gregg Mele
for Lieutenant Governor: Eveline Brownstein
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party     Joanne Kuniansky
for Lieutenant Governor: Candace Wagner

Petition requirements: 800 valid signatures due in June 2021.
  Candidate Independent     Justin Maldonado
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     David Winkler
New Jersey Patriot Party

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

Chair up for regular election
Democratic Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair -
Nominations-- Democrats TBD. Republicans will nominate by Convention (a drive-through meeting) circa 1 May.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Delegate Jennifer D. Carroll Foy
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Lee J. Carter
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Justin E. Fairfax
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor Terry McAuliffe
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jennifer L. "Jenn" McClellan
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Amanda F. Chase
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox
  Candidate Republican     Paul Davis
  Candidate Republican     Sergio de la Peña
  Candidate Republican     Peter Doran
  Candidate Republican     Merle Rutledge, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Kurt Santini
  Candidate Republican     Pete Snyder
  Candidate Republican     Glenn A. Youngkin
  Candidate Constitution     Timothy "TC Country" Phipps
  Candidate Independent     Princess Blanding
Liberation Party
  Candidate Independent     Brad Froman

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.

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