The Green Papers: 2022 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2022 Governor's Chairs
by State

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
on General Election ballot
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Brian Dahle
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gavin Newsom

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
  Candidate Republican     University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
for Lieutenant Governor: Danny Moore
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin Ruskusky
for Lieutenant Governor: Michele Poague
  Candidate American Constitution     Danielle Neuschwanger
for Lieutenant Governor: Darryl Gibbs
  Candidate Unity     Paul Noël Fiorino
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Munhos De Aquino Sirianni
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Zachary Varon
for Lieutenant Governor: Sean Hoyt
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Paul Willmon
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathren May

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic; Griebel Frank for CT; Working Families     Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
  Candidate Republican     Robert V. "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Laura Devlin
  Candidate Green     Michelle Louise Bicking
for Lieutenant Governor: Cassandra Martineau
  Candidate Libertarian     Aaron Lewis
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Kevin Skulczyck
    Independent Party of Connecticut     Ernestine Holloway - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut     Robert B. "Bob" Hotaling
for Lieutenant Governor: former Chairman of the Glastonbury Town Council Stewart "Chip" Beckett

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sylvia Luke
  Candidate Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona
for Lieutenant Governor: Seaula Tupa'i, Jr.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  J.B. Pritzker
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
    Democratic     Beverly Miles - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Karla Shaw
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Darren Bailey
for Lieutenant Governor: Stephanie Trussell
    Republican     Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Avery Bourne
    Republican     Gary Rabine - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Aaron Del Mar
    Republican     former state Senator Paul Schimpf - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: McHenry County Board Member Carolyn Schofield
    Republican     Max Solomon - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Latasha H. Fields
    Republican     Jesse William "Sully" Sullivan - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathleen Murphy
  Candidate Libertarian     Scott Schluter
for Lieutenant Governor: John Phillips
    Independent     Tommy Belg - apparently not a candidate
7 July 2022: Removed
    Independent     Erich "Mancow" Muller - apparently not a candidate

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Laura Kelly
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
    Democratic     Richard S. Karnowski - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry J. Franco
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Toland
    Republican     Arlyn Briggs - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Lance Berland
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
for Lieutenant Governor: Katie Sawyer
First elected Attorney General: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
  Candidate Libertarian     Seth Cordell
for Lieutenant Governor: Evan Laudick-Gains
  Candidate Independent     state Senator  Dennis Pyle
for Lieutenant Governor: Kathleen E. Garrison

formerly a Republican

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Janet T. Mills
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Janet T. Mills
  Candidate Republican     former Governor Paul R. LePage
First elected Governor: 2010; re-elected: 2014. At term limit in 2018.
  Candidate Independent     Sam Hunkler
Independent Unenrolled

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
  Candidate Republican     Tudor M. Dixon
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Shane Hernandez
  Candidate Green     Kevin Hogan Graves
for Lieutenant Governor: Destiny Clayton
aka Kevin Hogan
  Candidate Libertarian     Mary Buzuma
for Lieutenant Governor: Brian Ellison
  Candidate Natural Law     Daryl M. Simpson
for Lieutenant Governor: Doug Dern
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers; (Republican)     Donna Brandenburg
for Lieutenant Governor: Mellissa Carone
Donna Brandenburg was previously removed as a Republican due to insufficient petition signatures.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic-Farmer Labor     Governor  Timothy J. "Tim" Walz
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Scott Jensen
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Birk
  Candidate Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis     Steve Patterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Huff
  Candidate Independence-Alliance     Hugh McTavish
for Lieutenant Governor: Mike Winter
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     James Aaron McCaskel
for Lieutenant Governor: David Sandbeck
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party     Gabrielle M. Prosser
for Lieutenant Governor: Kevin A. Dwire

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
  Candidate Republican     Clark County Sheriff  Joseph "Joe" Lombardo
  Candidate Libertarian     Brandon Davis
  Candidate Independent American     Ed Bridges
  Candidate None of these candidates     None of These Candidates

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: Howie C. Morales
    Republican     Sandoval County Commissioner  Jay C. Block - lost primary
28 February 2022: Received 29% at the State Convention.
    Republican     state Representative  Rebecca L. Dow - lost primary
28 February 2022: Received 28% at the State Convention.
    Republican     Cuba Village Mayor Ethel R. Maharg - lost primary
28 February 2022: Received less than 16% at the State Convention.
  Candidate Republican     Mark V. Ronchetti
for Lieutenant Governor: Ant L. Thornton
28 February 2022: Received 16% at the State Convention.
    Republican     Gregory Joseph "Greg" Zanetti - lost primary
28 February 2022: Received 23% at the State Convention.
  Candidate Libertarian     Karen Evette Bedonie
for Lieutenant Governor: Efren Gallardo, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian; Actual Justice)     Ginger G. Grider
Lost 7 June 2022 primary. Now running as a write-in.
    Write-in; (Decline to State)     David Gordon Steputis - apparently not a candidate
6 July 2022: Disqualified

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
Ascended to the Governor's Chair: 24 August 2021 [re: resignation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic)]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

12 August 2021: Declared she will run for re-election.
  Candidate Republican; Conservative     Member of Congress  Lee Michael Zeldin
for Lieutenant Governor: Alison Esposito
Alison Esposito for Lieutenant Governor.
8 April 2021: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
Member of Congress District 1.
18 September 2021: Announced that he is being treated for early chronic myeloid leukemia and is in remission.
2 March 2022: Only Republican candidate to receive enough votes at the state Convention to qualify for the primary. Other candidates must petition to obtain ballot access.
28 June 2022: Won the Conservative Primary
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Howie Hawkins
for Lieutenant Governor: Gloria Mattera
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Larry Sharpe
for Lieutenant Governor: Andrew Hollister
 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) who was first elected in 2010, and re-elected in 2014 and 2018, resigned on 24 August 2021. On 10 August 2021, he announced, "Given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. My resignation will be effective in 14 days. The independent investigation has concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so, violated federal and state law."
Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) will ascend to the Governor's Chair upon Governor's Cuomo's resignation.
24 August 2021: Andrew M. Cuomo resigned.

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Kate Brown
Ascended to the Governor's chair 18 February 2015 re: resignation of John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic); first elected in a Special Election: 2016; re-elected 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     former state Representative Tina Kotek
21 January 2022: Resigning from the state Legislature to focus on her campaign.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Christine Drazan
31 January 2022: Resigned from state House of Representatives.
  Candidate Constitution     Donice Noelle Smith
  Candidate Libertarian     R. Leon Noble
  Candidate Non Affiliated     former state Senator Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson
Democratic state Senator (Scappoose)

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
Running mate: state Representative Austin Davis
    Republican     former Member of Congress  Louis "Lou" Barletta - lost primary
First elected to the U.S. House: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014, 2016; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate: 2018.
    Republican     state Senator  Jacob "Jake" Doyle Corman, III - lost primary
12 May 2022: Ended his campaign endorsing Lou Barletta (Republican). Remains on the ballot.
    Republican     Montgomery County Commissioner  Joseph Charles "Joe" Gale - lost primary
    Republican     Charles R. "Charlie" Gerow - lost primary
    Republican     former Member of Congress Melissa A. Hart - lost primary
Withdrew, remains on the ballot.
First elected to Congress: 2000, re-elected: 2002, 2004; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2006; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2008.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Douglas V. "Doug" Mastriano
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Carrie Lewis DelRosso
    Republican     William M. "Bill" McSwain - lost primary
    Republican     former Delaware County Council Member David J. "Dave" White - lost primary
    Republican     Nche Zama - lost primary
  Candidate Green     Christina "PK" DiGiulio
for Lieutenant Governor: Cherry Valley Borough Mayor Michael Bagdes-Canning
  Candidate Libertarian     Jonathan Matthew Hackenburg
for Lieutenant Governor: Timothy D. "Tim" McMaster
  Candidate Keystone     Joseph P. "Joe" Soloski
for Lieutenant Governor: Nichole M. Shultz
    Independent     Eddie J. Wenrich - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Candace Wagner

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
2 March 2021: Ascended to the office of Governor [re: Governor Gina Raimondo confirmed as Secretary of Commerce in the Biden Administration]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
    Democratic     former Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown - lost primary
First elected: 2002. Ran for but withdrew from the Class 1 Senate Seat: 2006.
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Mendes
    Democratic     Helena Buonanno Foulkes - lost primary
    Democratic     Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea - lost primary
24 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
    Democratic     Luis Daniel Muñoz - lost primary
  Candidate Republican     Ashley Marie Kalus
aka Ashley Weinzweig
    Republican     Jonathan J. Riccitelli - lost primary
    Libertarian     James T. Aubin - apparently not a candidate
30 June 2022: Withdrew.
  Candidate Libertarian     Elijah Jon Gizzarelli
23 August 2022: Libertarian Party of Rhode Island reports that ballot access was granted after disqualified signatures were reconciled.
25 July 2022: Challenge Denial of Ballot Placement
    Libertarian     Joel Hellmann - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Independent     Zachary Baker "Zach" Hurwitz
  Candidate Independent     Paul A. Rianna, Jr.
  
Governor Gina Marie Raimondo (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, was nominated on 7 January 2021 to be Secretary of Commerce in Biden Administration. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-15, on 2 March 2021.
2 March 2021: Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee ascends to the Governor's Chair and sworn.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sara Russell Rodriguez
  Candidate Republican     Tim Michels
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Roger Roth
10 June 2022: The Wisconsin Elections Commission rejected the challenge and kept Tim Michels on the primary ballot.
6 June 2022: Petitions challenged.
  Candidate Independent     Joan Ellis Beglinger
Withdrew. No running mate. Remains on the ballot.

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Actual Justice
  American Constitution
  American Solidarity
  Americans Coming Together Party
  Conservative
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Independence
  Independence-Alliance
  Independent American
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Keystone
  Labor
  Legal Marijuana Now
  Liberation
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Decline to State
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  Non Affiliated
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Unaffiliated
  Working Class
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

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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