The Green Papers: 2022 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2022 Governor's Chairs
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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 2022 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2022.

  • New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) resigned on 24 August 2021.
  • New York Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) ascended to the Governor's Chair upon Governor's Cuomo's resignation on 24 August 2021.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Yolanda Rochelle Flowers
proceeds to Runoff
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Malika Sanders Fortier
proceeds to Runoff
    Democratic     Patricia Salter Jamieson - lost primary
    Democratic     Arthur Kennedy - lost primary
    Democratic     Chad "Chig" Martin - lost primary
    Democratic     Doug "New Blue" Smith - lost primary

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Les Gara
for Lieutenant Governor: Jessica A. Cook

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Mark Atchley - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Peggy "Gabby" Betzer - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Mykala Cain-Reagan - apparently not a candidate
11 June 2021: Removed from 2022 General Election Statements of Interest.
    Democratic     Daniel Dicochea - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Robert C. Ectman - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Marlon Farley - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Katie Hobbs
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative  Aaron Lieberman
  Candidate Democratic     former Nogales Mayor Marco López
    Democratic     Steven "Paco" Noon, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Cathline "Cathy" Rivera - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Jack Shiles - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Michael C. West - apparently not a candidate

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Bland - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Jones
    Democratic     former state Representative Jay Martin - lost primary
    Democratic     James "Rus" Russell, III - lost primary
    Democratic     Supha Xayprasith-Mays - lost primary

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Fanara
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gavin Newsom
  Candidate Democratic     Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato
  Candidate Democratic     Joel Ventresca

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Jared Polis

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Conner
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Charlie Joseph Crist
Previously served as Governor (Republican): 2007-2011. Ran for, but lost, the contest for the Florida U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2010 as "No Party Affiliation". First elected to the U.S. House (as a Democrat): 2016, re-elected: 2018, 2020.
Member of Congress CD 13
  Candidate Democratic     Cadance Ashley Daniel
  Candidate Democratic     David Nelson Freeman
  Candidate Democratic     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Nicole "Nikki" Heather Fried
  Candidate Democratic     Ivan Graham
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Karns
    Democratic     Amaro Lionheart - apparently not a candidate
10 March 2022: Candidate for state Senate.
  Candidate Democratic     Alexander "Alex" "Lundy" Lundmark
    Democratic     Timothy Lemont Mosley - apparently not a candidate
29 December 2021: Withdrew
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Annette Taddeo
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Lee Willis
  Candidate Democratic     Randy Zapata

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Stacey Yvonne Abrams

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     David L. "Duke" Bourgoin
    Democratic     former state Representative Kirk Caldwell - apparently not a candidate
5 May 2022: "... I'm not sensing the kind of momentum I know I need in the time we have left to continue to be viable."
  Candidate Democratic     Vicky Cayetano
former First Lady
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Kaiali'i "Kai" Kahele
CD 2
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Y. "Rich K" Kim
  Candidate Democratic     Clyde McClain "Mac" Lewman
  Candidate Democratic     John "Jony Makalani" "Johnny Makalani'" Mungo
  Candidate Democratic     Van K. Tanabe

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Heidt
    Write-in; (Democratic)     Sandpoint Mayor  Shelby Rognstad - lost primary

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Beverly Miles
for Lieutenant Governor: Karla Shaw
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Diedre DeJear

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Toland

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Janet T. Mills

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     former Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
for Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Navarro
  Candidate Democratic     Jon Baron
for Lieutenant Governor: Natalie Williams
  Candidate Democratic     state Comptroller  Peter Franchot
for Lieutenant Governor: Monique Anderson-Walker
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler
for Lieutenant Governor: Candace Hollingsworth

First elected as Attorney General: 2006, re-elected: 2010; lost the Democratic nonmination for Governor: 2014.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph W. Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Mark Greben
  Candidate Democratic     Ashwani Jain
for Lieutenant Governor: LaTrece Hawkins Lytes
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Daugherty Siri
  Candidate Democratic     Wes Moore
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Delegate Aruna Miller
    Democratic     Laura Neuman - apparently not a candidate
14 April 2022: Withdrew endorsing state Comptroller Peter Franchot.
  Candidate Democratic     former Montgomery County Councillor Tom Perez
for Lieutenant Governor: Shannon Sneed
    Democratic     Michael "Mike" Rosenbaum - apparently not a candidate
30 November 2021: "I have concluded that a campaign for governor is not the most effective way forward in achieving the kind of change I believe is necessary for Maryland to thrive. Therefore, I have decided to end my campaign for governor ...."
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome M. Segal
for Lieutenant Governor: Justinian M. Dispenza

Founder of the disbanded Bread and Roses Party.
    Democratic     Ed Tinus - apparently not a candidate

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Danielle Allen - apparently not a candidate
15 February 2022: "... I am announcing my decision to wind down my campaign for governor ...."
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Sonia Chang-Díaz
    Democratic     former state Senator Ben Downing - apparently not a candidate
28 December 2021: "... I am formally ending my bid to become the next Governor of Massachusetts."
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Maura Healey
    Democratic     Scott M. Khourie - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Orlando Silva - apparently not a candidate

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gretchen Whitmer

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Carol Blood
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Al Davis
    Democratic     Roy A. Harris - lost primary

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Assembly Member Tom Collins
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Gary Hirshberg - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Tom Sherman

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
    Democratic     Governor Andrew M. Cuomo - apparently not a candidate
10 August 2021: Announced resignation.
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

12 August 2021: Declared she will run for re-election.
    Democratic     Vladimy D. Joseph - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Agha Muhammad Saleh - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Paul Nichols - apparently not a candidate
for Lieutenant Governor: Sodus Village Mayor/Trustee David Englert
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Thomas R. "Tom" Suozzi
for Lieutenant Governor: former New York City Council Member Diana Reyna

29 November 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     New York City Public Advocate  Jumaane D. Williams
for Lieutenant Governor: Ana Maria Archila

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Cincinnati Mayor  John Cranley - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Teresa Fedor
  Candidate Democratic     Dayton Mayor  Nan Whaley
for Lieutenant Governor: Cuyahoga County Council Member Cheryl L. Stephens

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Joy Hofmeister
First elected Public Instruction Superintendent as a Repubican: 2014; re-elected: 2018; affiliated with the Democratic Party: 7 October 2021.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     David W. Beem - lost primary
    Democratic     Julian W. Bell - lost primary
    Democratic     Wilson R. Bright - lost primary
    Democratic     George L. Carrillo - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Cross - lost primary
    Democratic     Ifeanyichukwu Chijioke Diru - lost primary
    Democratic     Haines City Councilor  Peter W. Hall - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Tina Kotek
21 January 2022: Resigning from the state Legislature to focus on her campaign.
    Democratic     Keisha Lanell "Coach Kay" Merchant - lost primary
    Democratic     state Treasurer  Tobias Read - lost primary
    Democratic     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. Starnes - lost primary
    Democratic     David W. "Dave" Stauffer - lost primary
    Democratic     John Sweeney - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Trimble - lost primary
    Democratic     Genevieve H. Wilson - lost primary

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
Running mate: state Representative Austin Davis

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown
First elected: 2002. Ran for but withdrew from the Class 1 Senate Seat: 2006.
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Mendes
  Candidate Democratic     Helena Foulkes
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
24 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
  Candidate Democratic     Luis Daniel Muñoz

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Carlton Boyd
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Joseph Kendrick "Joe" Cunningham
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Maymia S. "Mia" McCleod
  Candidate Democratic     Calvin Jerome "CJ Mack" McMillan
  Candidate Democratic     William H. "Cowboy" Williams

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jamie Smith

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Carnita Faye Atwater
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Brantley Martin
    Democratic     Casey Nicholson - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Memphis City Council Member  J.B. Smiley, Jr.

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Inocencio "Inno" Barrientez - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Cooper - lost primary
    Democratic     Joy E. Diaz - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Beto O'Rourke
First elected as a Democrat: 2012, re-elected: 2014, 2016. Unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate: 2018.
    Democratic     Rich Wakeland - lost primary

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Brenda Siegel

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Job "Edd" Hou-Seye
  Candidate Democratic     Yousef Sameer Zahran

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Anne Livingston

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Notes

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When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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