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Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats
at the time of the 2021 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  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."
Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.DemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
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  Alcee L. HastingsDemocraticHouse CD 20Vacant Office. 6 April 2021: Member of Congress of Alcee L. Hastings, 84, passed away from pancreatic cancer.
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  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  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
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 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  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.
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  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 Marcia L. FudgeDemocraticHouse CD 11Vacant Office. 8 December 2020: Member of Congress Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) is nominated by apparent President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
10 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-34.
10 March 2021: Resigned.
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  Steve E. StiversRepublicanHouse CD 15Vacant Office. 19 April 2021: "Effective May 16, I will be leaving Congress in order to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce."
Congressman Anthony E. GonzalezRepublicanHouse CD 16Open Seat. 16 September 2021: Announced retirement at the end of his term.
Governor  Kate BrownDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit
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..."
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  Filemon B. VelaDemocraticHouse CD 34Open Seat. 22 March 2021: "I will not be seeking reelection to the House of Representatives in 2022...."
Governor Ralph S. NorthamDemocraticGovernorOpen Chair. Term Limit.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention at remote voting locations on 8 May.
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
VoluntaryTerm LimitVacantTotal

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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