The Green Papers: 2022 General Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 2022 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 2022 are marked as such.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes of party affiliation in 2022.

  • New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (Democratic) resigned on 24 August 2021.
  • New York Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) ascended to the Governor's Chair upon Governor's Cuomo's resignation on 24 August 2021.

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Alabama  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Yolanda Rochelle Flowers
proceeds to and won Runoff
    Democratic     state Senator  Malika Sanders Fortier - lost primary
proceeds to Runoff

Alaska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Les Gara
for Lieutenant Governor: Jessica A. Cook
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 22%, 2n place.

Arizona  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Katie Hobbs
    Democratic     former state Representative Aaron Lieberman - lost primary
27 May 2022: Withdrew but remains on the ballot. "... it is clear to me that there’s just not a realistic path forward in this race...."
    Democratic     former Nogales Mayor Marco López - lost primary

Arkansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Bland - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Jones
    Democratic     former state Representative Jay Martin - lost primary
    Democratic     James "Rus" Russell, III - lost primary
    Democratic     Supha Xayprasith-Mays - lost primary

California  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
    Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Fanara - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gavin Newsom
    Democratic     Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato - lost primary
    Democratic     Joel Ventresca - lost primary

Colorado  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Jared Polis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera

Connecticut  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz

Florida  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Charlie Joseph Crist
Previously served as Governor (Republican): 2007-2011. Ran for, but lost, the contest for the Florida U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2010 as "No Party Affiliation". First elected to the U.S. House (as a Democrat): 2016, re-elected: 2018, 2020.
Member of Congress CD 13
  Candidate Democratic     Cadance Ashley Daniel
for Lieutenant Governor: Dylisa McClinton
  Candidate Democratic     Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Nicole "Nikki" Heather Fried
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Lee Willis

Georgia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Stacey Yvonne Abrams

Hawaii  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     David L. "Duke" Bourgoin - lost primary
    Democratic     Vicky Cayetano - lost primary
former First Lady
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Joshua B. "Josh" Green
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sylvia Luke
    Democratic     Member of Congress  Kaiali'i "Kai" Kahele - lost primary
CD 2
    Democratic     Richard Y. "Rich K" Kim - lost primary
    Democratic     Clyde McClain "Mac" Lewman - lost primary
    Democratic     Van K. Tanabe - lost primary

Idaho  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Heidt

Illinois  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
    Democratic     Beverly Miles - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Karla Shaw
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  J.B. Pritzker
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

Iowa  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Diedre DeJear
for Lieutenant Governor: Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker

Kansas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
    Democratic     Richard S. Karnowski - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Barry J. Franco
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Laura Kelly
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Toland

Kentucky  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Hockensmith

Maine  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Janet T. Mills

Maryland  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     former Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Navarro

10 June 2022: "Having considered the financial challenges facing our campaign in the coming weeks, my running mate Nancy Navarro and I have made the difficult, yet necessary, decision to suspend our campaign activities, effective immediately."
    Democratic     Jon Baron - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Natalie Williams
    Democratic     state Comptroller  Peter Franchot - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Monique Anderson-Walker
    Democratic     former state Attorney General Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Candace Hollingsworth

First elected as Attorney General: 2006, re-elected: 2010; lost the Democratic nonmination for Governor: 2014.
    Democratic     Ralph W. Jaffe - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Mark Greben
    Democratic     Ashwani Jain - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: LaTrece Hawkins Lytes
    Democratic     former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Daugherty Siri
  Candidate Democratic     Wes Moore
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Delegate Aruna Miller
    Democratic     former Montgomery County Councillor Tom Perez - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Shannon Sneed
    Democratic     Jerome M. Segal - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: Justinian M. Dispenza

Founder of the disbanded Bread and Roses Party.

Massachusetts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Sonia Chang-Díaz
Received 28.8% at the 3-4 June Democratic State Convention.
23 June 2022: Withdrew but remains on the ballot. "There is no path that I can responsibly ... lead my supporters ... in me becoming governor this year...."
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Maura Healey
Received 71.2% at the 3-4 June Democratic State Convention.

Michigan  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Garlin D. Gilchrist, II

Nebraska  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Carol Blood
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Al Davis
    Democratic     Roy A. Harris - lost primary

Nevada  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
    Democratic     former state Assembly Member Tom Collins - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak

New Hampshire  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Tom Sherman

New Jersey  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2021, 2025. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Steve Sweeney

New Mexico  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: Howie C. Morales

New York  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic; Working Families     Governor  Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado

12 August 2021: Declared she will run for re-election.
    Democratic     Member of Congress  Thomas R. "Tom" Suozzi - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: former New York City Council Member Diana Reyna

29 November 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.

Ohio  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Cincinnati Mayor  John Cranley - lost primary
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Teresa Fedor
  Candidate Democratic     Dayton Mayor  Nan Whaley
for Lieutenant Governor: Cuyahoga County Council Member Cheryl L. Stephens

Oklahoma  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Joy Hofmeister
First elected Public Instruction Superintendent as a Repubican: 2014; re-elected: 2018; affiliated with the Democratic Party: 7 October 2021.
    Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson - lost primary

Oregon  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
    Democratic     David W. Beem - lost primary
    Democratic     Julian W. Bell - lost primary
    Democratic     Wilson R. Bright - lost primary
    Democratic     George L. Carrillo - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Cross - lost primary
    Democratic     Ifeanyichukwu Chijioke Diru - lost primary
    Democratic     Haines City Councilor  Peter W. Hall - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Tina Kotek
21 January 2022: Resigning from the state Legislature to focus on her campaign.
    Democratic     Keisha Lanell "Coach Kay" Merchant - lost primary
    Democratic     state Treasurer  Tobias Read - lost primary
    Democratic     former McKenzie School Board Member Patrick E. Starnes - lost primary
    Democratic     David W. "Dave" Stauffer - lost primary
    Democratic     John Sweeney - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Trimble - lost primary
    Democratic     Genevieve H. Wilson - lost primary

Pennsylvania  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
Running mate: state Representative Austin Davis

Rhode Island  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown
First elected: 2002. Ran for but withdrew from the Class 1 Senate Seat: 2006.
for Lieutenant Governor: Cynthia Mendes
  Candidate Democratic     Helena Buonanno Foulkes
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Nellie M. Gorbea
24 May 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
  Candidate Democratic     Luis Daniel Muñoz

South Carolina  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Carlton Boyd - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Joseph Kendrick "Joe" Cunningham
for Lieutenant Governor: Tally Parham Casey
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
    Democratic     state Senator Maymia S. "Mia" McLeod - lost primary
    Democratic     Calvin Jerome "CJ Mack" McMillan - lost primary
    Democratic     William H. "Cowboy" Williams - lost primary

South Dakota  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jamie Smith

Tennessee  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Carnita Faye Atwater - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Brantley Martin
    Democratic     Memphis City Council Member  J.B. Smiley, Jr. - lost primary

Texas  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
    Democratic     Inocencio "Inno" Barrientez - lost primary
    Democratic     Michael Cooper - lost primary
    Democratic     Joy E. Diaz - lost primary
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Beto O'Rourke
First elected as a Democrat: 2012, re-elected: 2014, 2016. Unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate: 2018.
    Democratic     Rich Wakeland - lost primary

Vermont  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Brenda Siegel

Wisconsin  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sara Russell Rodriguez

Wyoming  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Anne Livingston
    Democratic     Rex N. Wilde - lost primary

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