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Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2019 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
Congressman Bradley Roberts ByrneRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 20 February 2019: Announced he is running for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.
Congressman  Martha RobyRepublicanHouse CD 2Open Seat. 26 July 2019: Not seeking election in 2020. "While my name will not be on the ballot in 2020...."
Arizona
Governor  Doug DuceyRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Arkansas
Governor  Asa HutchinsonRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
California
Congressman  Paul CookRepublicanHouse CD 8Open Seat. 17 September 2019: Not running for re-election. Running for San Bernardino County Supervisor.
Congressman  Susan A. DavisDemocraticHouse CD 53Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "I will not seek another term in Congress."
Georgia
Senator  John Hardy "Johnny" IsaksonRepublicanSenate Class 3Open Seat. 28 August 2019: Regarding his battle with Parkinson's-- "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019...."
Governor Brian Porter Kemp (Republican) will appoint a replacement to fill the seat until a special election is held for the remaining 2 years of the term.
Congressman  William Robert "Rob" Woodall, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. 7 February 2019: "... I have decided not to seek reelection in 2020."
Hawaii
Governor  David Yutaka IgeDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Illinois
Congressman  John M. ShimkusRepublicanHouse CD 15Open Seat. 30 August 2019: "...now is the time for me to announce that I will not be seeking reelection...."
Indiana
Congressman  Susan W. BrooksRepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 14 June 2019: "... I will retire as U. S. Representative for the 5th District of Indiana at the end of my current term."
Iowa
Congressman  David Wayne "Dave" LoebsackDemocraticHouse CD 2Open Seat. 12 April 2019: Announced his retirement.
Kansas
Senator  Pat RobertsRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 4 January 2019: "I will not be a candidate in 2020 for a fifth Senate term."
Congressman  Roger W. "Doc" MarshallRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 7 September 2019: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2020.
Maryland
Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.RepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Massachusetts
Congressman  Seth W. MoultonDemocraticHouse CD 6Open Seat. 22 April 2019: Running for President in 2020- "I'm running for President to build ...."
22 April 2019: Filed FEC MISCELLANEOUS TEXT (FEC Form 99): "As of April 22, 2019, Seth Moulton is no longer a candidate in the election identified in the FEC Form 2, Statement of Candidacy, that he filed with the Commission on December 10, 2018 [Candidate for MA House CD 6 -Ed]. He is no longer actively seeking nomination or election to such office, and has ceased to conduct campaign activities with respect to the aforementioned election."
26 April 2019: We have reports that the Congressman will run for re-election if he does not win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
23 August 2019: "Today, I want to use this opportunity, with all of you here, to announce that I am ending my campaign for president...." He will run for re-election to the U.S. House.
Michigan
Congressman  Paul Mitchell, IIIRepublicanHouse CD 10Open Seat. 24 July 2019: "I have decided I will not seek to continue to represent Michigan’s 10th District next term. After serving out the remainder of the 116th Congress – I will return to my family and our small farm."
Mississippi
Governor  Phil BryantRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
Montana
Governor  Steve BullockDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At term limit.
14 May 2019: "I'm Steve Bullock and I'm running for President."
Congressman  Greg GianforteRepublicanHouse At-LargeOpen Seat. 7 June 2019: Filed to run for Governor.
Nebraska
Governor  J. Peter "Pete" RickettsRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
New Mexico
Senator  Tom UdallDemocraticSenate Class 2Open Seat. 25 March 2019: "... I'm announcing today that I won’t be seeking re-election next year."
Congressman  Ben Ray LujánDemocraticHouse CD 3Open Seat. 1 April 2019: Congressman Luján declared he would run for the Class 2 Senate Seat in 2020.
New York
Congressman  José Enrique SerranoDemocraticHouse CD 15Open Seat. 25 March 2019: "Today, I am announcing that I am living with Parkinson's disease. After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far ... over the last few months I've come to the realization that Parkinson’s will eventually take a toll, and that I cannot predict its rate of advancement. Because of this uncertainty, I do not intend to seek re-election in 2020 ...."
Pennsylvania
Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" WolfDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
Rhode Island
Governor  Gina Marie RaimondoDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit. At Term Limit
Tennessee
Senator  Lamar AlexanderRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 18 December 2018: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020."
Texas
Congressman  K. Michael "Mike" ConawayRepublicanHouse CD 11Open Seat. 30 July 2019: Retiring.
Congressman  William "Bill" FloresRepublicanHouse CD 17Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina ... I have decided that my current term will be my last...."
Congressman  Peter Graham "Pete" OlsonRepublicanHouse CD 22Open Seat. 25 July 2019: Announced that he will not run for re-election. "... I have decided to not seek re-election."
Congressman  William "Will" HurdRepublicanHouse CD 23Open Seat. 1 August 2019: "I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas...."
Congressman  Kenny Ewell MarchantRepublicanHouse CD 24Open Seat. 5 August 2019: "It is time for me to announce that I will not seek another term as Congressman...."
Utah
Governor  Gary Richard HerbertRepublicanGovernorOpen Chair. Retiring at the end of this term.
Congressman Robert William "Rob" BishopRepublicanHouse CD 1Open Seat. 29 July 2019: Retiring.
Wisconsin
Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.RepublicanHouse CD 5Open Seat. 4 September 2019: "I think the time has come to basically turn over the page in the Fifth District."
Congressman  Sean P. DuffyRepublicanHouse CD 7Open Seat. 26 August 2019: Resigning effective 23 September 2019 - "After eight and a half years, the time has come for me to focus more on the reason we fight these battles - family ... On September 23, I will step down...."
Governor Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers (Democratic) will call a special election to fill the vacant seat.
Wyoming
Senator  Michael B. "Mike" EnziRepublicanSenate Class 2Open Seat. 4 May 2019: Announced retirement. Not running for re-election.
 
 
Tally
OfficeReason for Open Chair or Seat
VoluntaryTerm LimitTotal
CongressmanRepublican17017
Democratic505
GovernorRepublican156
Democratic044
SenatorRepublican404
Democratic101
Totals28937
 
 

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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