The Green Papers: 2018 General Election
Copyright 2018 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 2018 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 0 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2018.

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Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent

Chair up for regular election Independent Governor Bill Walker
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 19 October 2018: "Effective today I am suspending my campaign ... it has become clear we cannot win a three-way race."
  Elected Republican 145,631 51.44% former state Senator Mike J. Dunleavy
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Kevin G. Meyer
12 September 2017: state Senator Mike J. Dunleavy suspended campaign due to health issues.
22 December 2017: Resumes campaign.
  Candidate Democratic 125,739 44.41% former U.S. Senator Mark Begich
for Lieutenant Governor: Debra L. Call
  Candidate Petition 5,757 2.03% Governor Bill Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Byron I. Mallott

16 October 2018: Byron Mallott resigned after making "inappropriate comments". He remains on the ballot but will not accept the position if elected. Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie "Val" Nurr'araaluk Davidson has been sworn as the new Lieutenant Governor and is Governor Walker's new running mate.
19 October 2018: "Effective today I am suspending my campaign ... it has become clear we cannot win a three-way race." Endorsed Mark Begich (Democratic).
  Candidate Libertarian 5,402 1.91% William S. "Billy" Toien
for Lieutenant Governor: Carolyn C. "Care" Clift
  Candidate Scattering 605 0.21% Write-in Votes
  Candidate Write-in; (No Affiliation)     Zain Momin
for Lieutenant Governor: Razahusein Momin
 Governor Bill Walker was previously affiliated with the Republican Party.
Total 283,134 100.00%  

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
Major Third Parties
  Wisconsin Green
Other Third Parties
  Clear Water Party of Iowa
  Earth Rights
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Independent American
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Liberty Union
  Natural Law
  Republican Takeover
  Serve America Movement
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Women's Equality
  Working Families
  No Affiliation
  No Party Affiliation
  No Political Party
  The Wisconsin Party
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  Not readily classifiable


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.


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