The Green Papers: 2020 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2020 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 2020 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 0 resignations, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2020.

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Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Republican 1,706,727 56.51% Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
  Candidate Democratic 968,094 32.05% former state Health Commissioner Woodrow "Woody" Myers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Linda C. Lawson
  Candidate Libertarian 345,567 11.44% Donald G. Rainwater, II
for Lieutenant Governor: William E. Henry
Total 3,020,388 100.00%  

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Michael L. "Mike" Parson
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
Ascended to the Governor's chair: 1 June 2018 [re: resignation of Governor Eric Greitens (Republican)]
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
  Elected Republican 1,720,202 57.11% Governor  Michael L. "Mike" Parson
  Candidate Democratic 1,225,771 40.69% Auditor  Nicole Galloway
  Candidate Libertarian 49,067 1.63% Rik Combs
  Candidate Green 17,234 0.57% Jerome Howard Bauer
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Theo "Ted" Brown, Sr.
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Arnie C. "AC" Dienoff
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Martin Lindstedt
  Candidate Scattering 0 0.00% WRITE-INS
 29 May 2018: While the state legislature was considering impeachment proceedings, Governor Eric Greitens (Republican), who was first elected in 2016, announced his resignation effective Friday 1 June 2018 at 5pm local time.
1 June 2018: Lieutenant Governor Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) ascends to the Governor's chair. He will serve the remainding 2 1/2 years of Governor Eric Greitens' term.
Total 3,012,287 100.00%  

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Chris Sununu
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
  Elected Republican 516,609 65.12% Governor  Chris Sununu
  Candidate Democratic 264,639 33.36% state Senator  Dan Feltes
  Candidate Libertarian 11,329 1.43% Darryl W. Perry
  Candidate Scattering 683 0.09% Scatter
Total 793,260 100.00%  

North Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Doug Burgum
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
  Elected Republican 235,479 65.84% Governor  Doug Burgum
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 90,789 25.38% former Killdeer School Board Member Shelley Lenz
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Ben Vig
  Candidate Scattering 17,538 4.90% write-in
  Candidate Libertarian 13,853 3.87% DuWayne Hendrickson
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Voytek
Total 357,659 100.00%  

Utah  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor  Gary Richard Herbert
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Chair - Retiring at the end of this term.
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 918,754 62.98% Lieutenant Governor  Spencer J. Cox
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Deidre M. Henderson
  Candidate Democratic 442,754 30.35% Chris Peterson
for Lieutenant Governor: Karina Brown
  Candidate Libertarian 51,393 3.52% Daniel Rhead Cottam
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry Evan Short
  Candidate Independent American 25,810 1.77% Greg Duerden
for Lieutenant Governor: Wayne Hill
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 18,988 1.30% Madeline Kazantzis
for Lieutenant Governor: Ed Kennedy
  Candidate Write-in 937 0.06% Kristena M. Conlin
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 230 0.02% Richard T. Whitney
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Tyler Scott Batty
for Lieutenant Governor: Greg Johnson
Total 1,458,878 100.00%  

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
  Elected Republican 248,412 66.96% Governor  Phil Scott
  Candidate Democratic; Progressive 99,214 26.74% Lieutenant Governor  David Zuckerman
Won the 11 August 2020 Progressive party primary as a write-in candidate. Ballot label is Progressive/Democratic.
  Candidate Scattering 8,087 2.18% Blank Votes
  Candidate Independent 4,576 1.23% Kevin Hoyt
  Candidate Truth Matters 3,505 0.94% Emily Peyton
11 August 2020: Lost the Republican Primary. Now running as Truth Matters.
  Candidate Independent 1,777 0.48% Erynn Hazlett Whitney
  Candidate Scattering 1,599 0.43% Total Write-ins
JOHN KLAR 612 (0.16%), JIM SEXTON 84 (0.02%), REBECCA HOLCOMBE 59 (0.02%), BLANKS 41 (0.01%), PHIL STANNARD 27 (0.01%), JIM DOUGLAS 21 (0.01%), SCOTT MILNE 17 (0.00%), DONALD TRUMP 14 (0.00%), PHIL STANDARD 12 (0.00%), TIM ASHE 8 (0.00%), MEG HANSEN 8 (0.00%), KEITH STERN 6 (0.00%), WOTANG CLAN 6 (0.00%), JAMES KLAN 5 (0.00%), TARL WARWICK 5 (0.00%), PAUL STILES 4 (0.00%), BERNARD PETERS 4 (0.00%), SHAP SMITH 4 (0.00%), LUCAS HERRING 4 (0.00%), PAUL CLIFFORD 4 (0.00%), PAT WINBURN 4 (0.00%), KESHA RAM 4 (0.00%), KIAH MORRIS 3 (0.00%), CURTIS JUDD 3 (0.00%), KANYE WEST 3 (0.00%), ROBERT WHITE 3 (0.00%), RANDY BROCK 3 (0.00%), DWAYNE TUCKER 3 (0.00%), JIM CONDOS 3 (0.00%), DR TIMOTHY COOK 3 (0.00%), TOM LOWELL 2 (0.00%), VICKI STRONG 2 (0.00%), B. MONK 2 (0.00%), RON PAUL 2 (0.00%), SCOTT MILNE 2 (0.00%), BRUCE BURNOR 2 (0.00%), TOM ROSENBAUER 2 (0.00%), THOMAS SULLIVAN 2 (0.00%), MARK DONKA 2 (0.00%), MARY KNAPP 2 (0.00%), KEN GOSLANT 2 (0.00%), ROBERT NORRIS 2 (0.00%), MOLLY GRAY 2 (0.00%), DOMINIQUE AYER 2 (0.00%), KIAH MORRIS 2 (0.00%), H BROOKE PAIGE 2 (0.00%), STUART BEAM 2 (0.00%), BILL HUFF 2 (0.00%), TOM RYAN 2 (0.00%), RON BOUCHER 2 (0.00%), BRIAN DUBIE 2 (0.00%), TRAVIS RAYMO 2 (0.00%), DON TURNER 2 (0.00%), NATHANIEL NOBLE 2 (0.00%), STEVE COSTELLO 2 (0.00%), CHRIS ROBINSON 2 (0.00%), PETER WELCH 2 (0.00%), LUCAS HERRING 2 (0.00%), JOHN KERR 2 (0.00%), ROBERT WHITE 2 (0.00%), ED ADRIAN 2 (0.00%), RUTH LISMAN 2 (0.00%), ROBERT WHITE 2 (0.00%), SHAP SMITH 2 (0.00%), CHARLES JOHNSON 2 (0.00%), KEITH STEARNS 2 (0.00%), KURT WRIGHT 2 (0.00%), SCOTT MILNE 2 (0.00%), CHUCK NORRIS 2 (0.00%), AARON KAIGLE 2 (0.00%), BRAD PEACOCK 2 (0.00%), H BROOKE PAIGE 2 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 2 (0.00%), SUE MINTER 2 (0.00%), NEIL PAPPALARDO 2 (0.00%), SHAP SMITH 2 (0.00%), DOEREN SPRINGER 2 (0.00%), JOHN KLAR 2 (0.00%), MEG HAMPTON 2 (0.00%), KEVIN CARVEY 2 (0.00%), KAREN CUMMINGS 2 (0.00%), PATRICK WINBURN 2 (0.00%), THOMAS DEE 2 (0.00%), KEVIN MORRISON 2 (0.00%), MEG HANSEN 2 (0.00%), PETER BRIGGS 2 (0.00%), SHAP SMITH 2 (0.00%), MEG HANSON 2 (0.00%), DANIEL MUNSON 2 (0.00%), LUCAS HERRING 2 (0.00%), SARA GEORGE 2 (0.00%), LANCE LECLAIR 2 (0.00%), DONALD HUBERT 2 (0.00%), CHRISTOPHER HALALI 2 (0.00%), KIAH MORRIS 2 (0.00%), DON TURNER 2 (0.00%), CHRIS DATTILIO 2 (0.00%), BRIDGET MOUNT 2 (0.00%), CHRIS POULIN 2 (0.00%), VINCE ILLUZZI 1 (0.00%), DAVID SALKIN 1 (0.00%), H BROOK PAIGE 1 (0.00%), KATHY GARRETT 1 (0.00%), TIM ASHE 1 (0.00%), JAMES BOUDREAU 1 (0.00%), JOHN MORLEY 1 (0.00%), TED LASKARIS 1 (0.00%), RICK MOORE 1 (0.00%), DOLLY PARTON 1 (0.00%), MIRO WEINBERGER 1 (0.00%), STROOP 1 (0.00%), JOHN KARN 1 (0.00%), BERNIE PETERS 1 (0.00%), JOHN RODGERS 1 (0.00%), WILL SMITH 1 (0.00%), RAYMOND SMITH 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), MURFEE 1 (0.00%), CODY NALBACH 1 (0.00%), KAYNE WEST 1 (0.00%), JASON STINSON 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), RALPH CORBO 1 (0.00%), JAMES SNELL 1 (0.00%), TED WARWICK 1 (0.00%), VERMIN SUPREME 1 (0.00%), BRUCE WILLIS 1 (0.00%), GLEN GODFREY 1 (0.00%), DARCY NELSON 1 (0.00%), CHRISTOPHER PILNER 1 (0.00%), VAUGN HADLEY 1 (0.00%), MIKE DAME 1 (0.00%), TED CRUZ 1 (0.00%), KRISTI L. NOEM 1 (0.00%), GEORGE DEBLON 1 (0.00%), BOB HELM 1 (0.00%), RON BAKER 1 (0.00%), BILL LEE 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL BARNWELL 1 (0.00%), GEORGE LAWSON 1 (0.00%), PAUL LAVALETTE 1 (0.00%), CJ MANCHESTER 1 (0.00%), MATT HYDE 1 (0.00%), RICHARD CLAY 1 (0.00%), MOLLY COREY 1 (0.00%), BEN MACHIN 1 (0.00%), ED REED 1 (0.00%), DOUG THURBER 1 (0.00%), MIKE CUNNINGHAM 1 (0.00%), COLBY COONS 1 (0.00%), JUSTIN LINDOR 1 (0.00%), STEVE BERRY 1 (0.00%), MARILYN ZOPHER 1 (0.00%), JOHN MONDS 1 (0.00%), JOSH PUTNAM 1 (0.00%), JOHN DOTEN 1 (0.00%), LAURENT LOUIS 1 (0.00%), JILL KROWINSKI 1 (0.00%), RANDY BROCK 1 (0.00%), CAROLYN D. MEADOWS 1 (0.00%), SEAN RYAN 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), BILL HARRISON 1 (0.00%), BOB POSET 1 (0.00%), BECK WATSON 1 (0.00%), JERRY GREENFIELD 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), JAMES HESTER 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), NATE DEMAR 1 (0.00%), NOT P SCOTT 1 (0.00%), WALTER MEDOR 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), WM. GORMLEY JR. 1 (0.00%), ANDREW COTREL 1 (0.00%), TRUMP 1 (0.00%), ZACHARY ALAN NUZMAN 1 (0.00%), GRAHAM OKAI 1 (0.00%), RONALD GADWAY 1 (0.00%), RICH CASSIDY 1 (0.00%), TED NUGENT 1 (0.00%), RAY FORTIER 1 (0.00%), JACOB BOYD 1 (0.00%), EILEEN BAKER 1 (0.00%), HEATH FOSTER 1 (0.00%), STEPHEN YOUNG 1 (0.00%), TONNIE IOANI 1 (0.00%), SCOTT MILL 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), TODD PRIESTLEY 1 (0.00%), JON KLAR 1 (0.00%), JASON BROWNFIELD 1 (0.00%), JOHN RODGERS 1 (0.00%), DUSTIN SANTY 1 (0.00%), CHRIS O;GRADY 1 (0.00%), SUMNER DEPOT 1 (0.00%), SARAH TOSCANO 1 (0.00%), DAVID MARKS 1 (0.00%), PATRICK LEAHY 1 (0.00%), LEIGH COLE 1 (0.00%), WILLIE CLARK 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL KLAN 1 (0.00%), L. HALL 1 (0.00%), H. BROOKE PAIGE 1 (0.00%), CHARLES ROGER TAYLOR 1 (0.00%), GUY PAGE 1 (0.00%), RYAN UPCHURCH 1 (0.00%), BERNARD PETERS 1 (0.00%), ROWAN WHITEHORN 1 (0.00%), JEFFREY COATES 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL FRASIER 1 (0.00%), TAYLOR MAE 1 (0.00%), DAWN FRECHETTE 1 (0.00%), RETTA DUNLA 1 (0.00%), JERRY TRUDELL 1 (0.00%), NICHOLAS MCINSTRY 1 (0.00%), TIMOTHY SHOPIN 1 (0.00%), RICHARD COONS 1 (0.00%), ROGER YOUNG 1 (0.00%), NICHOLAS CARTULARO 1 (0.00%), ALTON GRAY 1 (0.00%), LARRY DROWN 1 (0.00%), HOWARD DEAN 1 (0.00%), PETER BRIGGS 1 (0.00%), MARK SALLS 1 (0.00%), BOB KISS 1 (0.00%), COOPER GAMMON 1 (0.00%), NICOLE CHAUVIN 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), JOHN CHENEY 1 (0.00%), JEFF PAUL 1 (0.00%), DAVID ZUCKERMAN 1 (0.00%), JIMMY MATAS 1 (0.00%), NICK NEWHALL 1 (0.00%), HOWARD DEAN 1 (0.00%), XASENA DAVIS 1 (0.00%), JUSTIN MONTEITH 1 (0.00%), ASHLYNN DAYON 1 (0.00%), MARY HAHN BEERWORTH 1 (0.00%), KATELYN ESTERBY 1 (0.00%), BETH PEARCE 1 (0.00%), TIM DUGGAN 1 (0.00%), CRAIG CANE 1 (0.00%), JOE BENNING 1 (0.00%), DAVID MEARS 1 (0.00%), MICHIKO PADGE II 1 (0.00%), DAWN SEIBERT 1 (0.00%), TED FROST 1 (0.00%), VERMIN SUPREME 1 (0.00%), HOWARD DEITZ SR 1 (0.00%), NATE FINEBURG 1 (0.00%), KEVIN HART 1 (0.00%), MICKEY MOOSE 1 (0.00%), JEFFY LASKEVICH 1 (0.00%), WILLIAM A SMITH 1 (0.00%), MATT BURLEW 1 (0.00%), DOUG LUTHER 1 (0.00%), BERNARD PETERS 1 (0.00%), JAN SEXTON 1 (0.00%), SCOTT SUNDERLAND 1 (0.00%), COREY PRATT 1 (0.00%), CHRIS GOODWIN 1 (0.00%), JOSEPH VAILLANCOURT 1 (0.00%), CARLTON NORTH 1 (0.00%), JIM DOW 1 (0.00%), RICHARD MELLONG 1 (0.00%), GRIFFIN SHUMWAY 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL CLOVER 1 (0.00%), JOSHUA DILLEY 1 (0.00%), WINBURN 1 (0.00%), NATASHA FORTIN 1 (0.00%), GARY BARNETT 1 (0.00%), JESSIE STREGE 1 (0.00%), STEVE GILBEAU 1 (0.00%), CRIS ERICSON 1 (0.00%), JOHN RODGERS 1 (0.00%), TULSI GABBARD 1 (0.00%), RICHARD BILADO 1 (0.00%), RICH BIGUE 1 (0.00%), SHAUN BROOKS 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), BERNARD PETERS 1 (0.00%), GLENN BROWN 1 (0.00%), JAY HINTON 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), TOM BURDITT 1 (0.00%), THOMAS PETERSON 1 (0.00%), JOSH ALLEN 1 (0.00%), THOMAS LAUZON 1 (0.00%), EZRA BERNIER 1 (0.00%), PAUL S SAMSON 1 (0.00%), RICHARD MURTAUGH 1 (0.00%), RICH WEBB 1 (0.00%), RICHARD KLEIN 1 (0.00%), FRED DEYSENROTH 1 (0.00%), CLAUDE HOARD 1 (0.00%), KEVIN GODDETTTT 1 (0.00%), SHAYNE SPENCE 1 (0.00%), CHRISTOPHER BOLOGNA 1 (0.00%), JOE CHAMBERS 1 (0.00%), JANE KITCHEL 1 (0.00%), JOHN REALE 1 (0.00%), JOHN BLACK 1 (0.00%), JILL KROWINSKI 1 (0.00%), ALEX WAINE 1 (0.00%), DAN FELICIANO 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL GARY SCOTT 1 (0.00%), GEORGE M SALG 1 (0.00%), STEVE FISHER 1 (0.00%), KIRAN MCCORMICK 1 (0.00%), ERIN BESSY 1 (0.00%), BECCA BALINT 1 (0.00%), ROBERT L LIGHT 1 (0.00%), ROB MAZZA 1 (0.00%), MARCIE DELIBAC 1 (0.00%), PAMELA BARD 1 (0.00%), JOANNE BULLION 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), THOMAS PATTEN 1 (0.00%), EDDIE VAN HALEN 1 (0.00%), KATHY ROBERTS 1 (0.00%), BRETT LINDEMUTH 1 (0.00%), ROB AIKEN 1 (0.00%), AMY COVEY BARRETT 1 (0.00%), TIMOTHY WORTH 1 (0.00%), JOHN CARR 1 (0.00%), BREANDA SIEGEL 1 (0.00%), CHARLES FENOFF 1 (0.00%), CLINT EASTWOOD 1 (0.00%), DOREEN HUTCHINS 1 (0.00%), WAFIC FAOUR 1 (0.00%), STEPHEN THOMPSON 1 (0.00%), TERRIE GRIFFIN 1 (0.00%), TIMOTHY HUMPHREY 1 (0.00%), JOHN FORCE 1 (0.00%), PAT WINDLEY 1 (0.00%), DON TURNER JR 1 (0.00%), NICHOLAS RUGGIERO 1 (0.00%), CHARLES LARAMIE 1 (0.00%), MARC ROSADO 1 (0.00%), JAY SHEPARD 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), CORNPOP 1 (0.00%), ZACK HOLZWORTH 1 (0.00%), CALLEN DEMPSTER III 1 (0.00%), MARK BARONE 1 (0.00%), JOSHUA HAYES 1 (0.00%), JARED ERNEST SAMMIS 1 (0.00%), JOE DORAN 1 (0.00%), CANDANCE LUSSIER 1 (0.00%), JAMIE CARTER 1 (0.00%), J. KLAR 1 (0.00%), RODNEY RHEA 1 (0.00%), JIM WINCHESTER 1 (0.00%), THOMAS DEE 1 (0.00%), BRIAN STEITZ 1 (0.00%), CIAN QUINN 1 (0.00%), ROBERT LUTZ 1 (0.00%), ETHAN PAXMAN 1 (0.00%), JUDY PAXMAN 1 (0.00%), DONNA CLARK 1 (0.00%), DENISE PAYA 1 (0.00%), DAVID PAPALOZI 1 (0.00%), JAY CUMMINGS 1 (0.00%), ROBERT BURTON 1 (0.00%), RON SWANTON 1 (0.00%), H BROOKE PAIGE 1 (0.00%), NORMAN LEAR 1 (0.00%), ROBERT HOARD 1 (0.00%), JAMI MATHERS 1 (0.00%), DANIEL PIETRUCHA 1 (0.00%), H.H. HOLMES 1 (0.00%), LESTER GOSS 1 (0.00%), DUANE SECORD 1 (0.00%), MAX ACKEL 1 (0.00%), MITCH GADUPLE 1 (0.00%), CHARLES MORRISON 1 (0.00%), JOHN CARP 1 (0.00%), DON STEVENS 1 (0.00%), GLENN MARGETIC 1 (0.00%), JAMES SEXTON 1 (0.00%), BEN SHAPIRO 1 (0.00%), NATASCHA DACRES 1 (0.00%), STEVEN KOSTELL 1 (0.00%), CHRISTINE HALLEQUIST 1 (0.00%), ROBERT BINKERT 1 (0.00%), WILLIAM HAMILTON 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL HUNT 1 (0.00%), BRONSON 1 (0.00%), GILLES MORIN 1 (0.00%), ELON MUSK 1 (0.00%), KAIT KAPLAN 1 (0.00%), SCOTT MAXWELL 1 (0.00%), MATTHEW GANS 1 (0.00%), DANIEL RICE 1 (0.00%), JERRY HIMELSTEIN 1 (0.00%), JAREE BARBER 1 (0.00%), ROB BLACK 1 (0.00%), PAUL MEACHAM 1 (0.00%), JOE KANAVAN 1 (0.00%), JOHN S. ROGERS 1 (0.00%), GAVIN DRISCOLL 1 (0.00%), GEORGE PATTON JR 1 (0.00%), PAT MINOR 1 (0.00%), BILLY KATON 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL TITUS 1 (0.00%), KEN CONLEY 1 (0.00%), DAVID BROWN 1 (0.00%), JOHN SAXTON 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL MOSER 1 (0.00%), CHRISTINE WILLIAMSON 1 (0.00%), CHRISTINE HALLQUIST 1 (0.00%), GREG LUTTON 1 (0.00%), MEISHUN CHAU 1 (0.00%), DWIGHT BROOM 1 (0.00%), CONSTANCE QUIMBY 1 (0.00%), ADONIS GILBERT 1 (0.00%), RIC FLAIR 1 (0.00%), BOB WHITE 1 (0.00%), JIMMY PEGUERRO 1 (0.00%), HUGH ROSS 1 (0.00%), MEG ALLISON 1 (0.00%), SAM SLATER 1 (0.00%), MATT WALKER 1 (0.00%), JOHN DAVIE 1 (0.00%), BILL LEE 1 (0.00%), ERICA EISENBERG 1 (0.00%), JOHN HAHN 1 (0.00%), SEAN FOLEY 1 (0.00%), ALY MARTELL 1 (0.00%), HENRY HOOD 1 (0.00%), AUSTIN YOUNG 1 (0.00%), CELIA DALY 1 (0.00%), GOVERNOR DOUGLAS 1 (0.00%), H BROOK PAIGE 1 (0.00%), CHUCK BARAW 1 (0.00%), DAVID ARGRELL 1 (0.00%), FREDRICK GUERA 1 (0.00%), MICHAEL VALDEZ 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), H BROOKE PAIGE 1 (0.00%), MIRIAM BERRY 1 (0.00%), ARNOLD BRAMAN 1 (0.00%), TANHAUSER 1 (0.00%), JEFF WENNBERG 1 (0.00%), CORY BARNIER 1 (0.00%), ROBBIE BRILL 1 (0.00%), ETHAN 1 (0.00%), DELIA WARNECKE 1 (0.00%), TOM DEE 1 (0.00%), JOHN HELFANT 1 (0.00%), CHARLES SEDER 1 (0.00%), ANTHONY POLLINA 1 (0.00%), JOHN BUTTOLPH 1 (0.00%), JENNIFER TELLIER 1 (0.00%), JOE STREETER 1 (0.00%), BRUCE BATCHELDER 1 (0.00%), FRED ZENO 1 (0.00%), JOHN DUDDIE 1 (0.00%), JIM ECKHARDT 1 (0.00%), BILL LEE 1 (0.00%), PAUL REA 1 (0.00%), BERNIE SANDERS 1 (0.00%), TAMMY LEGACY 1 (0.00%), JOHN HASHAM 1 (0.00%), BERNARD PETERS 1 (0.00%), CHRIS MORROW 1 (0.00%), THOMAS POWERS 1 (0.00%), JEN MAIER 1 (0.00%), OLIVIA BENSON 1 (0.00%), TYLER CARLSEN 1 (0.00%), JAYNE ISRAEL 1 (0.00%), EMILY PAYTON 1 (0.00%), BERGER PETERS 1 (0.00%), BURT MACKLIN 1 (0.00%), JOE CORNACCHIA 1 (0.00%), BENJAMIN DRISCALO 1 (0.00%), CADE BARCOMB 1 (0.00%), KEITH STEIN 1 (0.00%), CRAIG VANCE 1 (0.00%), Other Write-Ins 103 (0.03%).
  Candidate Independent 1,431 0.39% Wayne Billado, III
  Candidate Independent 1,160 0.31% Michael A. "Mike" DeVost
  Candidate Unaffiliated 1,037 0.28% Charly Dickerson
  Candidate Scattering 170 0.05% Overvotes
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.
Total 370,968 100.00%  

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  James C. "Jim" Justice
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016 (as a Democrat)
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 August 2017: Announced he was changing his affiliation from Democratic to Republican: "... tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican."
  Elected Republican 497,944 64.77% Governor  James C. "Jim" Justice
7 January 2019: Announced that he would run for re-election.
  Candidate Democratic 237,024 30.83% Kanawha County Commissioner  Carlos Benjamin "Ben" Salango
  Candidate Libertarian 22,527 2.93% Erika Klie Kolenich
  Candidate Mountain 11,309 1.47% Daniel Perettie "Danny" Lutz, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Quintin Gerard Caldwell
  Candidate Write-in     former state Delegate Michael "Mike" Folk
  Candidate Write-in     Kimberly Gross
  Candidate Write-in     Mitch Roberts
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     state Delegate  S. Marshall Wilson
Elected as state Delegate as a Republican but switched Independent in 2019.
Total 768,804 100.00%  

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
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Independent American
  Independent Party Of Delaware
  Mountain
  Progressive
  Truth Matters
Independents
  Independent
  No Party Affiliation
  No Party Preference
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering
  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.


 


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  117th U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
Electoral College
  Allocation  
  How Appointed   --   Meeting Place   --   Tabulation Joint Session of Congress  
  Duly Appointed Electors  
  THE "FAITHLESS ELECTORS" - Presidential Electors who have defected in the past  
  May Electors Defect?  
  DATES OF U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION "EVENTS": 1789 to the present  
  "APPARENT" ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States: 1856 to present  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for Vice President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
 
2020 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Alphabetically with Filing Deadlines  
  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
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General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically   --   Electoral College  
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Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
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  Presidential Candidates     Presidential Candidates by State     Presidential Candidate Ballot Access by State  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2020 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2020 Presidential Election  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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  Dates of U.S. Presidential Election "Events": 1789 to present  
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  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
  Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same  
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