The Green Papers
Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2022 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
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.
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."
Governor  Asa HutchinsonRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Running for Attorney General in 2022.
Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerneyDemocraticHouse CD 9Open Seat. 18 January 2022: "... I am announcing that I will not seek reelection in California's newly created 9th Congressional District."
Congressman  Jackie SpeierDemocraticHouse CD 14Open Seat. 16 November 2021: "I'm announcing that I will not be a candidate for reelection...."
Congressman  Devin Gerald NunesRepublicanHouse CD 22Vacant Office. 1 January 2022: Resigned to become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group. Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) will call a special election.
7 January 2022: Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) called a Special Primary for 5 April and Special Election for 7 June.
All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Special Primary. If one candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the primary vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the Special General Election.
Congressman  Karen R. BassDemocraticHouse CD 37Open Seat. 27 September 2021: Member of Congress Karen Bass entered the 2022 Los Angeles Mayor contest- "I'm running for mayor."
Congressman  Lucille Roybal-AllardDemocraticHouse CD 40Open Seat. 20 December 2021: "After thirty years in the House of Representatives, the time has come for me to spend more time with my family. Therefore, I have decided not to seek reelection."
Congressman Alan S. LowenthalDemocraticHouse CD 47Open Seat. 16 December 2021: "I am announcing today that I will not be running for reelection to Congress in 2022."
Congressman  Edwin G. "Ed" PerlmutterDemocraticHouse CD 7Open Seat. 10 January 2022: "After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to run for reelection...."
Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.DemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Stephanie MurphyDemocraticHouse CD 7Open Seat. 20 December 2021: "I've decided not to seek another term in Congress."
Congressman Valdez "Val" DemingsDemocraticHouse CD 10Open Seat. 18 May 2021: Running for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2022.
Congressman  Charlie Joseph CristDemocraticHouse CD 13Open Seat. 3 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
Congressman  Jody B. HiceRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 22 March 2021: Candidate for Secretary of State in 2022.
Governor David Yutaka IgeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Bobby Lee RushDemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. 4 January 2022: Announced retirement.
Congressman  Adam KinzingerRepublicanHouse CD 16Open Seat. 29 October 2021: "... if I ever thought it was time to move on from Congress, I would. And that time is now."
Congressman  Cheri BustosDemocraticHouse CD 17Open Seat. 30 April 2021: "Today, I’m announcing I will not seek reelection after completing this term."
Governor  Eric Joseph HolcombRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Joseph A. "Trey" Hollingsworth, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 9Open Seat. 12 January 2022: "I want to be the change I want to see in this world, so, as I contemplate how I can work for you in new and better ways in the future, I won't run for reelection this year...."
Congressman  John A. YarmuthDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. 12 October 2021: "... I will continue to fight for Louisville ... for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress."
Governor John Bel EdwardsDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.RepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Anthony Gregory BrownDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 25 October 2021: Candidate for Attorney General.
Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.RepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. 1 December 2021: "After several months of discussion with our families, we have decided not to seek re-election in 2022."
Congressman  Brenda Lulenar LawrenceDemocraticHouse CD 14Open Seat. 5 January 2022: "I'm announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress...."
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
Congressman  Vicky Jo HartzlerRepublicanHouse CD 4Open Seat. Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2022.
Congressman  Billy LongRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. Candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
Governor  Greg GianforteRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair
Governor  J. Peter "Pete" RickettsRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
New Jersey
Congressman  Albio SiresDemocraticHouse CD 8Open Seat. 20 December 2021: Media reports indicate he will announce his his retirement at the end of his term.
New York
Congressman  Lee Michael ZeldinRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 8 April 2021: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
18 September 2021: Announced that he is being treated for early chronic myeloid leukemia and is in remission.
Congressman  Thomas R. "Tom" SuozziDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. 29 November 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
Congressman  Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocraticHouse CD 14Open Seat. 10 August 2021: Filed for U.S. Senate with the FEC.
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.
Congressman  John M. KatkoRepublicanHouse CD 24Open Seat. 14 January 2022: "I have decided not to seek re-election to Congress, so that I can enjoy my family and life in a fuller and more present way."
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
Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.DemocraticHouse CD 1Open Seat. Member of Congress Butterfield is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.
17 November 2021: Media reports indicate retirement.
Congressman  David Eugene PriceDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 18 October 2021: Announced retirement. "I'm very grateful for the people who have made this period of service possible."
Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" BuddRepublicanHouse CD 13Open Seat. 28 April 2021: Announced he would run for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2022.
Senator  Robert Jones "Rob" PortmanRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 25 January 2021: Not running for re-election.
Congressman  Timothy J. "Tim" RyanDemocraticHouse CD 13Open Seat. 26 April 2021: Announced run for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat. "I'm running for U.S. Senate to fight like hell to cut workers in on the deal...."
Congressman Anthony E. GonzalezRepublicanHouse CD 16Open Seat. 16 September 2021: Announced retirement at the end of his term.
Governor  Kate BrownDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazioDemocraticHouse CD 4Open Seat. 1 December 2021: "With humility and gratitude I am announcing that I will not seek re-election next year...."
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
Congressman  Conor James LambDemocraticHouse CD 17Open Seat. 6 August 2021: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2022.
Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" DoyleDemocraticHouse CD 18Open Seat. 18 October 2021: Announced retirement. "I believe the time has come to pass the torch to the next generation..."
Rhode Island
Congressman  James R. "Jim" LangevinDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 18 January 2022: "... I am announcing that I will not be a candidate for elected office this November."
Congressman  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. Running for Attorney General in 2022.
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  Eddie Bernice JohnsonDemocraticHouse CD 30Open Seat. 20 November 2021: Announced retirement
Congressman  Filemon B. VelaDemocraticHouse CD 34Open Seat. 22 March 2021: "I will not be seeking reelection to the House of Representatives in 2022...."
Senator  Patrick J. LeahyDemocraticSenate Class 3Open Seat. 15 November 2021: Senator Leahy will not seek re-election.
Congressman  Peter F. WelchDemocraticHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 22 November 2021: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
Governor  Glenn A. YoungkinRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by TBD.
West Virginia
Governor  James C. "Jim" JusticeRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" KindDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. !0 August 2021: "I want to thank the people of this Congressional District for putting their faith, trust and confidence in me throughout these 26 years. I hope I represented you with the dignity and decency this office deserves ... But 26 years is enough--it's time for me to step back. My wife, Tawni, and I are looking forward to entering the next chapter of our lives."
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
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