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

   
  Elected Republican 944,845 66.93% Governor  Kay Ivey
2 June 2021: Announced re-election bid.
Total 1,411,756 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 132,392 50.28% Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy
for Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Dahlstrom

16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 41%, 1st place.
  Candidate Republican 11,786 4.48% former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce
for Lieutenant Governor: Edie Grunwald
16 August 2022 Primary: Received 7%, 4th place.
30 September 2022: Resigned from the office of Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.
26 October 2022: Edie Grunwald withdrew after Charlie Pierce is sued over allegations of sexually harassment. She remains on the ballot.
Total 263,296 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 1,270,774 49.67% Kari Lake
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Steph "Steph" Denny
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Alice Novoa
Total 2,558,664 100.00%  

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) **
  Elected Republican 571,070 62.97% Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Daughter of former Governor Mike Huckabee
16 September 2022: Reports she is cancer free after removal of her thyroid for Stage I papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Total 906,954 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 4,361,879 40.70% state Senator  Brian Dahle
Total 10,716,649 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 983,031 39.18% University of Colorado Regent  Heidi Ganahl
for Lieutenant Governor: Danny Moore
Total 2,508,743 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 546,209 43.08% Robert V. "Bob" Stefanowski
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Laura Devlin
Total 1,267,854 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 4,614,210 59.37% Governor  Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Total 7,771,399 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 2,111,572 53.41% Governor  Brian Porter Kemp
Total 3,953,408 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 152,237 36.30% former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona
for Lieutenant Governor: Seaula Tupa'i, Jr.
Total 419,363 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 358,598 60.52% Governor  Brad Little
Total 592,557 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,719,377 42.62% state Senator  Darren Bailey
for Lieutenant Governor: Stephanie Trussell
Total 4,034,107 100.00%  

Indiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Republican     Eric Doden

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

   
  Elected Republican 709,198 58.04% Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
for Lieutenant Governor: Adam Gregg
Total 1,221,864 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 471,323 47.39% Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
for Lieutenant Governor: Katie Sawyer
Derek Schmidt was first elected Attorney General: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Total 994,477 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Brian Bush
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Daniel Cameron
10 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
  Candidate Republican     David Cooper
  Candidate Republican     former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft
  Candidate Republican     Eric C. Deters
May not be able to run as an Independent when registered as a political party member.
  Candidate Republican     former McCreary School Board Member Robert DeVore
  Candidate Republican     Auditor of Public Accounts  Mike Harmon
12 July 2021: Candidate for Governor in 2022.
  Candidate Republican     Clint Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Somerset Mayor  Alan Keck
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Savannah Maddox
  Candidate Republican     Anthony "Tony" Moore
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Ryan F. Quarles
2 May 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2023.
  Candidate Republican     Johnny R. Rice
  Candidate Republican     Robbie Smith

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

   
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  "Jeff" Landry
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  William "Billy" Nungesser
    Republican     Treasurer  John M. Schroder, Sr. - apparently not a candidate
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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 Republican 286,971 42.61% former Governor Paul R. LePage
First elected Governor: 2010; re-elected: 2014. At term limit in 2018.
Total 673,456 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 643,798 32.15% state Delegate  Daniel L. "Dan" Cox
for Lieutenant Governor: Gordana Schifanelli
Total 2,002,397 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 848,989 34.87% former state Representative Geoff Diehl
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Leah Cole Allen
Total 2,434,717 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,954,332 43.94% Tudor M. Dixon
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Shane Hernandez
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers; (Republican) 16,247 0.37% Donna Brandenburg
for Lieutenant Governor: Mellissa Carone
Donna Brandenburg was previously removed as a Republican due to insufficient petition signatures.
Total 4,447,719 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,119,906 44.61% former state Senator Scott Jensen
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Birk
Total 2,510,585 100.00%  

Missouri  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  William C. "Bill" Eigel
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Mike Kehoe
  Candidate Republican     Deshon Porter

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 398,324 59.74% University of Nebraska Regent  Jim Pillen
for Lieutenant Governor: Joe Kelly
Total 666,785 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 497,377 48.81% Clark County Sheriff  Joseph "Joe" Lombardo
Total 1,019,071 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 342,813 56.28% Governor  Chris Sununu
Total 609,135 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican     former state Assembly Member Jack Ciattarelli

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

   
  Candidate Republican 324,699 45.59% Mark V. Ronchetti
for Lieutenant Governor: Ant L. Thornton
Total 712,246 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican; Conservative 2,705,908 46.74% Member of Congress  Lee Michael Zeldin
for Lieutenant Governor: Alison Esposito
Alison Esposito for Lieutenant Governor.
8 April 2021: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
Member of Congress District 1.
18 September 2021: Announced that he is being treated for early chronic myeloid leukemia and is in remission.
2 March 2022: Only Republican candidate to receive enough votes at the state Convention to qualify for the primary. Other candidates must petition to obtain ballot access.
28 June 2022: Won the Conservative Primary
Total 5,788,802 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 2,528,018 62.66% Governor  Michael "Mike" DeWine
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Jon A. Husted
Total 4,034,407 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 639,484 55.45% Governor  Kevin Stitt
Total 1,153,284 100.00%  

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) **
  Candidate Republican 842,648 43.50% former state Representative Christine Drazan
31 January 2022: Resigned from state House of Representatives.
Total 1,937,291 100.00%  

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

   
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Republican 2,229,532 41.89% state Senator  Douglas V. "Doug" Mastriano
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Carrie Lewis DelRosso
Total 5,322,112 100.00%  

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

   
  Candidate Republican 139,001 38.86% Ashley Marie Kalus
aka Ashley Weinzweig
Total 357,670 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 988,501 58.04% Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette
Total 1,703,192 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 217,035 61.98% Governor  Kristi Lynn Noem
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden
Total 350,166 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 1,128,097 64.93% Governor  William "Bill" Lee
Total 1,737,454 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 4,426,627 54.80% Governor  Greg Abbott
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 523 0.01% Mark V. Goloby
1 March 2022: Ran for but lost the Republican Primary for Comptroller of Public Accounts
Total 8,077,770 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 202,147 69.24% Governor  Phil Scott
Total 291,955 100.00%  

Washington  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: None
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

   
  Candidate Republican     Richland School Board Member  M. Semi Bird

West Virginia  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican

   
  Candidate Republican     Terri Bradshaw
  Candidate Republican     Chris Miller
Son of Member of Congress Carol Devine Miller
  Candidate Republican     Rashida Yost

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

   
  Candidate Republican 1,269,483 47.78% Tim Michels
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Roger Roth
10 June 2022: The Wisconsin Elections Commission rejected the challenge and kept Tim Michels on the primary ballot.
6 June 2022: Petitions challenged.
Total 2,656,968 100.00%  

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

   
  Elected Republican 143,696 72.50% Governor  Mark Gordon
Total 198,198 100.00%  

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-Farmer Labor
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  American Constitution
  Constitution
  Green
  Libertarian
  U.S. Taxpayers
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity
  Americans Coming Together Party
  Conservative
  Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
  Griebel Frank for CT
  Independence-Alliance
  Independent American
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party of Connecticut
  Keystone
  Legal Marijuana Now
  Natural Law
  Progressive
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
  Independent Unenrolled
  No Party Affiliation
  Non Affiliated
  None
  Nonpartisan
  Unaffiliated
  Working Class
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates
  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.

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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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