The Green Papers: 2021 General Election
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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
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2021
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.
  Elected Democratic 1,339,007 51.23% Governor Philip "Phil" Murphy
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver

1 October 2020: Announced re-election bid.
  Candidate Republican 1,254,415 47.99% former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Diane Allen
  Candidate Green 8,451 0.32% Madelyn R. Hoffman
for Lieutenant Governor: Heather Warburton
  Candidate Libertarian 7,763 0.30% Gregg C. Mele
for Lieutenant Governor: Eveline Brownstein
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 4,005 0.15% Joanne Kuniansky
for Lieutenant Governor: Vivian M. Sahner
Total 2,613,641 100.00%  

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 will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention at remote voting locations on 8 May.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 1,663,158 50.58% Glenn A. Youngkin
8 May 2021: Nominated by convention.
  Candidate Democratic 1,599,470 48.64% former Governor Terry R. McAuliffe
  Candidate Liberation 23,107 0.70% Princess L. Blanding
  Candidate Scattering 2,592 0.08% Write-in
Total 3,288,327 100.00%  

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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