The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2021 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
Senator  Richard C. ShelbyRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 8 February 2021: Senator Shelby, 86, will not run for re-election. "Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022."
Congressman  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 22 March 2021: Member of Congress Mo Brooks is a candidate for the Senate Class 3 in 2022.
Arizona
Governor  Doug DuceyRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Congressman  Ann KirkpatrickDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 12 March 2021: "I have decided not to seek re-election in 2022."
Arkansas
Governor  Asa HutchinsonRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Running for Attorney General in 2022.
Delaware
Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.DemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Florida
Congressman  Alcee L. HastingsDemocraticHouse CD 20Vacant Office. 6 April 2021: Member of Congress of Alcee L. Hastings, 84, passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Georgia
Congressman  Jody B. HiceRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 22 March 2021: Candidate for Secretary of State in 2022.
Hawaii
Governor David Yutaka IgeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Indiana
Governor  Eric Joseph HolcombRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Louisiana
Governor John Bel EdwardsDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Congressman  Cedric L. RichmondDemocraticHouse CD 2Vacant Office. 7 January 2021: Member of Congress Cedric L. Richmond submitted his resignation effective 15 January 2021.
Maryland
Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.RepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Missouri
Senator  Roy BluntRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 8 March 2021: "I won't be a candidate for re-election to the U.S. Senate next year."
Governor  Michael L. "Mike" ParsonRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Montana
Governor  Greg GianforteRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair
Nebraska
Governor  J. Peter "Pete" RickettsRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
New Mexico
Congressman  Debra A. "Deb" HaalandDemocraticHouse CD 1Vacant Office. 17 December 2020: Nominated by President-elect Joe Biden Secretary of the Interior.
15 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of the Interior, 51-40
16 March 2021: Resigned.
New York
Congressman  Lee Michael ZeldinRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 8 April 2021: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
Congressman  Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, IIRepublicanHouse CD 23Open Seat. 21 March 2021: Announced that he will not run for re-election due to alcohol dependence and allegations of sexually harassment.
North Carolina
Senator  Richard Mauze BurrRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. circa 20 July 2016: Senator Richard Mauze Burr announces this will be his last run for re-election.
Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper, IIIDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Ohio
Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" PortmanRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 25 January 2021: Not running for re-election.
Congressman Marcia L. FudgeDemocraticHouse CD 11Vacant Office. 8 December 2020: Member of Congress Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) is nominated by apparent President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
10 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-34.
10 March 2021: Resigned.
Oregon
Governor  Kate BrownDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Pennsylvania
Senator  Patrick Joseph "Pat" ToomeyRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 6 October 2020: "I will not be running for reelection in 2022 and ... will not be running for governor ... I will serve out the remainder of my term."
Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" WolfDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Texas
Congressman  Ron WrightRepublicanHouse CD 6Vacant Office. 7 February 2021: Member of Congress Ron Wright, 67, has passed away from COVID-19 and lung cancer.
Congressman  Kevin Patrick BradyRepublicanHouse CD 8Open Seat. 14 April 2021: Announced he will not seek re-election-- "I am retiring as your Congressman. This term, my 13th, will be my last..."
Congressman  Filemon B. VelaDemocraticHouse CD 34Open Seat. 22 March 2021: "I will not be seeking reelection to the House of Representatives in 2022...."
Virginia
Governor Ralph S. NorthamDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention at remote voting locations on 8 May.
West Virginia
Governor  James C. "Jim" JusticeRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitVacantTotal
SenatorRepublican5005
CongressmanRepublican5016
Democratic2046
GovernorRepublican1708
Democratic0707
Totals1314532
 
 

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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