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Governors (2020 election unless otherwise noted; Winners marked):
DE:
Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN:
Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
KY(2019):
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary)
vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA(2019):
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MO:
Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MS(2019):
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D)
vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC:
Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND:
Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH:
Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
NJ(2021):
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
PR: Rossello(D)
vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R)
vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VA(2021):
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)
VT:
Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA:
Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV:
Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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State     Governor Incumbent's Party Former Governors Next election status
[with winners marked]
AK  
  Mike Dunleavy
Elected 2018
Republican
Bill Walker
Independent Governor, 2015-2018
Sean Parnell
GOP Governor, 2009-2015
Mead Treadwell
GOP Lt.Gov., 2010-2014
Sarah Palin; GOP Governor, 2006-2009
Author: America by Heart
Frank Murkowski GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Tony Knowles Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Dunleavy up for re-election in 2022:
AK 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
vs.Bill Walker(? D)
vs.Al Gross(? I) Next election in 2022; past gubernatorial races:
2018 Alaska gubernatorial debate,
Walker(I)
vs.Huggins(R)
vs.Chenault(R) vs.Begich(D) vs.Treadwell(D) vs.Dunleavy(R)
AL  
  Kay Ivey
Elected Lt. Gov. 2014;
Assumed governor's office 2017
Re-elected 2018
Republican Robert Bentley
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014; resigned 2017 Bob Riley GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Don Siegelman  Dem. Governor, 1999-2003
Gov. Ivey up for re-election in 2022:
2022 Gubernatorial debate
vs.(no opponent yet)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Alabama gubernatorial debate,
Ivey vs.Countryman (D) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Battle (R) vs.Maddox(D) vs.Lee George(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Alabama gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: U.S.Rep. Parker Griffith (D)
AR  
  Asa Hutchinson
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin
First elected 2014
Re-elected 2018
Republican Mike Beebe Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92
Mike Huckabee GOP Governor until 2006
Author: A Simple Government
Bill Clinton Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92;
President, 1993-2001; Author: My Life
David Pryor Dem. Governor, 1975-79
Dale Bumpers Dem. Governor, 1971-75
Next election in 2022; Gov. Hutchinson term-limited in 2022; contenders:
AR 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Trump Adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R)
vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
vs.Anthony Bland(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Arkansas gubernatorial debate,
Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Arkansas gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Rep. Mike Ross(D)
AZ  
  Doug Ducey
Elected 2014
Re-elected 2018
Republican Jan Brewer Republican Governor, 2009-2015;
Author: Scorpions for Breakfast, 2011
Janet Napolitano Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Jane Dee Hull GOP Governor, 1998-2002
Next election in 2022; Gov. Ducey term-limited in 2022; contenders:
AZ 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Doug Ducey(R,term-limited)
vs.Paul Gosar(? R)
Mayor Marco Lopez(D)
vs.Former news anchor Kari Lake(R)
vs.Secretary of State Katie Hobbs(D)
vs.State Treasurer Kimberly Yee(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Arizona gubernatorial debate,
Ducey(R)
vs.Farley(D)
vs.David Garcia (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Arizona gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Regents Chair Fred DuVal(D)
CA  
  Gavin Newsom
First re-elected 2018
Democrat Jerry Brown
Elected 2010; re-elected 2014-2018
Previously governor, 1975-1983
Arnold Schwarzenegger GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Gray Davis Dem. Governor, 1998-2003
Ronald Reagan GOP Governor, 1966-80
President, 1981-1989; Memoir: Dutch, by Edmund Morris
Next election in 2022 but recall in 2021:
CA Recall 2021 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Gavin Newsom(D)
S.D.Mayor Kevin_Faulconer(R)
vs.Former Gov. nominee John Cox(R)
vs.Former U.S.Rep Doug Ose(R)
Laura Smith(R)
vs.Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner(R)
vs.Radio Host Larry Elder(R)
CA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Gavin Newsom(D)
vs.Antonio Villaraigosa(? D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 California gubernatorial debate,
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)
State School Chief Delaine Eastin (D)
David Hadley (R)
S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom (D)
State Treasurer John Chiang (D)
John Cox (R)
State Rep. Travis Allen(R)
Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.La Riva(P)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 California gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Neel Kashkari(R)
CO  
  Jared Polis
First elected 2018
Democrat John Hickenlooper
Dem. Governor 2010-2018
Author, The Opposite of Woe
Bill Ritter
Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Bill Owens GOP Governor 1998-2006
Next election in 2022;
CO 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
vs.Mayor Greg Lopez(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Colorado gubernatorial debate, Kennedy(D) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Robinson(R) vs.Perlmutter(D) vs.Brauchler(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Stapleton(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Colorado gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Rep. Bob Beauprez(R)
CT  
  Ned Lamont
First Elected 2018
Democrat Dan Malloy
Dem. Governor, 2010-2018
Jodi Rell
Acting Governor, 2004; elected 2006-2010
John Rowland  GOP Governor, re-elected 2002, resigned July 2004
Next election in 2022;
CT 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
vs.Bob Stefanowski(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Connecticut gubernatorial debate,
Malloy(D) vs.Drew (D) vs.Srinivasan (R) vs.Walker (R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Stefanowski(R) vs.Lamont(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Ambassador Tom Foley(R)
2014 Lt.Gov. challenger: Comptroller General David Walker(R)
DE  
  John Carney
First elected 2016;
re-elected 2020
Democrat Jack Markell
Dem. Governor, 2008-2016
Ruth Ann Minner
Dem. Governor, 2000-2008
Tom Carper Dem. Governor, 1993-2000
Michael Castle GOP Governor, 1985-1992
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Delaware Gubernatorial debate
John Carney(D)
vs.David Lamar Williams(D)
vs.Julianne Murray(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Delaware Gubernatorial debates:
Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
FL  
  Ron DeSantis
First elected, 2018
Republican Rick Scott GOP governor, 2010-2014
Charlie Crist GOP governor, 2006-2010
Author: The Party's Over
Jeb Bush GOP governor, retired 2006;
Author: Profiles in Character
Bob Graham Dem. Governor, 1979-86
Next election in 2022;
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.Former Gov.Charlie Crist(D)
vs.Rep.Stephanie Murphy(? D)
vs.Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Florida gubernatorial debate,
Gwen Graham (D)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Adam Putnam (R)
Mike Huckabee (R)
vs.Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.Philip Levine(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Florida gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Crist(D,2014); Meek(D,2014);
McCollum(R,2010); Davis(D,2006);
Reno(D,2002); Moore(S,2008).
GA  
  Brian Kemp
First elected 2018
Republican Nathan Deal (GOP Governor 2010-2018)
Sonny Perdue (Dem. Governor 2002-2010)
Roy Barnes (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Zell Miller (Dem. Governor, 1991-98)
Jimmy Carter (Dem. Governor, 1971-74)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
GA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Brian Kemp(R)
vs.Minority Leader Stacey Abrams(D)
vs.Senate candidate Shane Hazel(L)
vs.State Rep.Vernon Jones(R)
vs.2020 candidate Kandiss Taylor(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Georgia gubernatorial debate,
Brian Kemp (R)
Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Georgia gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Jason Carter(D,2012) Andrew Hunt (L,2012)
HI  
  David Ige
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Democrat Neil Abercrombie Dem. Governor, 2010-2014
Linda Lingle GOP Governor, 2002-2010
Benjamin Cayetano Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election 2022; Gov. Ige term-limited in 2022; contenders:
HI 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.Rep. Tulsi Gabbard(? D)
vs.Marissa Kerns(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Hawaii gubernatorial debate,
Ige(D)
vs.Hanabusa(D)
vs.McDermott(R)
vs.Carroll(R)
vs.Tupola(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Hawaii gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona(R)
IA  
  Kim Reynolds
Elected Lt. Gov. 2010;
Assumed governorship, 2017; re-elected 2018
Republican Terry Branstad
GOP Governor 2010-2017 (Appointed to Trump administration)
Chet Culver; Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Tom Vilsack Dem. Governor 2002-2006
Next election in 2022; contenders:
IA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Cindy Axne(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Iowa gubernatorial debate,
Kim Reynolds(R) vs.McGuire(D) vs.Hubbell(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Battaglia(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Iowa gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: State Sen. Jack Hatch(D)
2014 primary challenger: Tom Hoefling(R)
ID  
  Brad Little
First elected 2018
Republican Butch Otter GOP Governor, 2006-2018.
Dirk Kempthorne GOP Governor, 1999-2006;
Appointed 2006-2009 to Bush's Cabinet.
Next election in 2022; contenders:
ID 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
vs.Raul Labrador(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Idaho gubernatorial debate,
Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D)
Former challengers:
Jerry Brady (D,2006)
IL  
  J.B. Pritzker
First elected 2018
Democrat Bruce Rauner
GOP Governor, 2014-2018
Pat Quinn
Dem. Governor, 2009-2015.
Rod Blagojevich
Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
resigned in scandal.
George Ryan GOP Governor, 1999-2002
Next election in 2022; contenders:
IL 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent J.B. Pritzker(D)
vs.State Sen.Darren Bailey(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Illinois gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Bruce Rauner(R) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Biss(D) vs.J.B. Pritzker(D)
IN  
  Eric Holcomb
First Elected 2016;
re-elected 2020
Republican Mike Pence GOP Governor, 2012-2016
Mitch Daniels GOP Governor, 2004-2012
Joseph Kernan Dem. Governor, 2003
Frank O'Bannon Dem. Governor, 1997-2003
Evan Bayh Dem. Governor, 1989-96
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Indiana Gubernatorial debate
Eric Holcomb(R)
vs.Eddie Melton(D)
vs.Woody Myers(D)
2016 Indiana Gubernatorial debates: Holcomb(R) vs.Gregg(D) vs.Pence(R) vs.Brooks(R) vs.Rokita(R)
KS  
  Laura Kelly
First elected 2018
Democrat Sam Brownback
GOP Governor 2010-2017; appointed as director of U.S. State Department Office of International Religious Freedom
Author: From Power to Purpose
Lt.Gov. Jeff Colyer
GOP Governor 2017-2018
Mark Parkinson Dem. Governor, 2009-2010
Kathleen Sebelius Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet.
Bill Graves GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Next election in 2022; contenders:
KS 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
vs.Jeff Colyer(R)
vs.State Sen.Derek Schmidt(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Kansas gubernatorial debate,
Jeff Colyer(R)
Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
Laura Kelly(D)
Greg Orman(I)
KY  
  Andy Beshear
First elected 2019
Democrat Matt Bevin, GOP Governor 2015-2019
Steve Beshear GOP Gov., elected 2007; re-elected 2011; term-limited 2015
Ernie Fletcher GOP Gov., 2003-2007
Paul Patton Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Wendell Ford Dem. Governor, 1971-74
Next election 2023; contenders:
KY 2023 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Former Gov. Matt Bevin(? R)
vs.Senator Rand Paul(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2019 Kentucky gubernatorial debate:
Matt Bevin(R)
vs.Robert Goforth(R)
vs.Rocky Adkins(D)
vs.Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Adam Edelen(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial debates:
Matt Bevin (R)
Jack Conway (D)
Former Louisville Councilman Hal Heiner (R)
LA  
  John Bel Edwards
First elected, 2015; re-elected 2019
Democrat Bobby Jindal GOP Governor, 2007-2015
Author: Leadership and Crisis;
Kathleen Blanco Dem. Governor, 2004-2008
Mike Foster GOP Governor, 1996-2004

Next election 2023; contenders:
LA 2023 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D)
vs.Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2019 Louisiana gubernatorial debate:
John Bel Edwards(D)
vs.Ralph Abraham(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debates:
House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D, won)
Senator David Vitter (R, lost runoff)
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R, lost Oct. 2015 primary)
MA  
  Charlie Baker
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Lt.Gov.Karyn Polito
Republican Deval Patrick
Democratic Governor 2007-2015
Author: A Reason to Believe, 2011
Mitt Romney GOP Governor, 2002-2006;
Author: Turnaround
Kerry Healey GOP Lt.Gov.; 2006 nominee
Jane Swift GOP Governor, 2001-2002
Paul Cellucci GOP Governor until 2001
Sen. John Kerry Dem. Lt. Gov., 1982-84;
Author: A Call to Service
Next election in 2022; contenders:
MA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Lt.Gov.Karyn Polito(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
vs.State Sen.Ben Downing(D)
vs.State Sen.Sonia Chang-Diaz(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Charlie Baker(R)
Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 MA Gubernatorial debate
2006 MA Democratic primary debate
2006 MA Gubernatorial debate;
Former contenders:
Coakley(D,2014); Grossman(D,2014); Berwick(D,2014); Wolf(D,2014);
Mihos (R, 2010); Ross (D, 2010);
Stein (G, 2010); Gabrieli (D, 2006);
Reich (D, 2002); O'Brien (D, 2002)
MD  
  Larry Hogan
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Republican Martin O'Malley Dem. Governor, 2006-2014
Robert Ehrlich GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Parris Glendening Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election in 2022; Gov. Hogan term-limited in 2022; contenders:
MD 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
vs.State Del.Kelly M. Schulz(R)
vs.Secretary John B. King(D)
vs.RNC chair Michael Steele(? R)
vs.Obama administration Ashwani Jain(D)
vs.State attorney-general Doug Gansler(D)
vs.County executive Rushern Baker(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Maryland gubernatorial debate,
Hogan vs.Jealous(D) vs.Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D) vs.Quinn(L) vs.Schlakman(G)
Former contenders:
Steele (R,2006); Vaughn (R,2010).
ME  
  Janet Mills
First elected 2018
Democrat Paul LePage GOP Governor 2010-2018
John Baldacci Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Angus King Independent Governor, 1995-2002
Author: Governor`s Travels
Next election in 2022; contenders:
ME 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Janet Mills(D)
vs.Former Gov. Paul LePage(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Maine gubernatorial debate,
Attorney General Janet T. Mills(D)
Commissioner Mary Mayhew(R)
Shawn Moody(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Maine gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
Rep. Mike Michaud(D,2014)
Eliot Cutler(I,2010)
MI  
  Gretchen Whitmer
First elected 2018
Democrat Rick Snyder
GOP Governor 2010-2018
Jennifer Granholm , Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
John Engler GOP Governor, 1991-2002
Next election in 2022; contenders:
MI 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
vs.Chief James Craig(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Michigan gubernatorial debate,
State Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Abdul El-Sayed (D)
Attorney General Bill Schuette (R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Michigan gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D,2014)
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R,2010)
Former Rep. Joe Schwarz (I,2010)
MN  
  Tim Walz
First elected 2018
Democrat (DFL) Mark Dayton
DFL Governor 2010-2018.
Tim Pawlenty  GOP Governor, 2002-2010;
Biography: Sam's Club Republican
Jesse Ventura  Independent Governor, 1998-2002;
Author: American Conspiracies
Next election in 2022; contenders:
MN 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R)
vs.State Sen.Scott Jensen(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Minnesota gubernatorial debate,
Tina Liebling (DFL)
Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)
vs.Pawlenty(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
MO  
  Mike Parson
Assumed office 2018;
elected 2020
Republican Jay Nixon Dem. Governor, 2008-2016
Matt Blunt GOP Governor, 2004-2008
Bob Holden Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Mel Carnahan Dem. Governor, 1997-2000
John Ashcroft GOP Governor, 1985-93
Kit Bond GOP Governor, 1971-77 & 1981-85
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Missouri Gubernatorial debate
Mike Parson(R)
vs.Nicole Galloway(D)
vs.Jim Neely(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Missouri Gubernatorial debates:
Attorney General Chris Koster(D)
vs.Eric Greitens(R)
vs.Former State House Speaker Catherine Hanaway(R)
vs.CEO John BrunnerR)
vs.Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder(R)
MS  
  Tate Reeves
First elected 2019
Republican Phil Bryant GOP Governor 2011-2019
Haley Barbour GOP Governor 2003-2011;
Author: The Agenda for America, 1996
Ronnie Musgrove Dem. Governor, 2000-2003
Next election 2023; contenders:
MS 2023 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
Former gubernatorial races:
2019 Mississippi gubernatorial debate:
Phil Bryant(R,term-limited)
vs.Robert Foster(R)
vs.Jim Hood(D)
vs.Tate Reeves(R)
vs.William L. Waller Jr.(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 MS debate coverage
Phil Bryant
Robert Gray (D, won August 2015 primary)
Vicki Slater (D, lost August 2015 primary)
MT  
  Greg Gianforte
First elected 2020
Republican Brian Schweitzer Dem. Governor, 2004-2012
Biography: Blue Man in a Red State, 2008
Judy Martz GOP Governor, 2000-2004
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Montana Gubernatorial debate:
vs.Greg Gianforte(R)
vs.Mike Cooney(D)
vs.Corey Stapleton(R,running for House)
Albert Olszewski(R)
vs.Casey Schreiner(D)
vs.Gary Perry(R)
vs.Reilly Neill(D)
vs.Tim Fox(R)
vs.Whitney Williams(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Montana Gubernatorial debates: Bullock(D)
vs.Gianforte(R)
2016 Challengers: Greg Gianforte(R)
vs.Mark Perea(R)
vs.Bill McChesney(D)
vs.Former Secretary of State Brad Johnson(R)
2012 Challenger: Former Rep. Rick Hill (R)
2008 challenger: Stan Jones
NC  
  Roy Cooper
First elected 2016;
re-elected 2020
Democrat Pat McCrory GOP. Governor 2012-2016
Bev Perdue Dem. Governor 2008-2012
Mike Easley Dem. Governor 2000-2008
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 North Carolina Gubernatorial debate
Roy Cooper(D)
vs.Dan Forest(R)
vs.Al Pisano(Constitution Party)
vs.Holly Grange(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 North Carolina Gubernatorial debates:
Attorney General Roy Cooper(D)
vs.Spaulding(D)
ND  
  Doug Burgum
First elected, 2016;
re-elected 2020
Republican Jack Dalrymple GOP Governor 2010-2016
John Hoeven GOP Governor 2000-2010
(Elected to Senate in Nov. 2010)
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 North Dakota Gubernatorial debate
Doug Burgum(R)
vs.Shelley Lenz(D)
vs.Michael Coachman(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 North Dakota Gubernatorial debates
Challengers: Burgum(R)
vs.Nelson(D)
vs.Dalrymple(R)
vs.Stenehjem(R)
vs.Rick Becker(R)
NE  
  Pete Ricketts
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018;
re-elected 2020
Republican Dave Heineman GOP Governor, 2004-2015
Mike Johanns GOP Governor, 2000-2004;
appointed to Bush's Cabinet, 2004
Ben Nelson Dem. Governor, 1991-99
Bob Kerrey Dem. Governor, 1983-87
Jim Exon Dem. Governor, 1971-79
Next election 2022; Gov. Ricketts term-limited in 2022; contenders:
NE 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
vs.Chuck Herbster(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
Bob Krist(D; announced for 2022 in 2019)
2018 Nebraska gubernatorial debate,
Pete Ricketts (R)
vs.Bob Krist(D)
Former contenders: Jon Bruning(R,2014)
NH  
  Chris Sununu
First elected 2016; re-elected 2018
Republican Maggie Hassan (Dem. Governor, 2012-2016)
John Lynch (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Craig Benson (GOP Governor, 2002-2004)
Jeanne Shaheen (Dem. Governor, 1997-2002)
Judd Gregg (GOP Governor, 1989-92)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
NH 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Dan Feltes(D)
vs.Kelly Ayotte(? R)
Previous election candidates:
2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial debate:
Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Andru Volinsky(D)
vs.Dan Feltes(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 New Hampshire gubernatorial debate,
Chris Sununu
vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
vs.Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 New Hampshire Gubernatorial debates:
Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Jon Lavoie(R)
vs.Mark Connolly(D)
vs.Derek Dextrase(I)
vs.Chris Van Ostern(D)
NJ  
  Phil Murphy
First elected Nov. 2017
Democrat Chris Christie (GOP Governor 2009-2017);
Biography: Teachers Under Attack, 2011;
Jon Corzine (Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
Richard Codey (Acting Governor 2004-2005)
James McGreevey (Dem. Governor, 2002-2004; resigned Aug. 2004)
Donald DiFrancesco (GOP Governor, 2001-2002)
Thomas Kean (GOP Governor, 1982-1990)
Christie Todd Whitman (GOP Governor, 1994-2001)
Gov. Murphy up for re-election in 2021:
2021 NJ Gubernatorial debate Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
vs.GOP Chair Doug Steinhardt(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2017 New Jersey gubernatorial debate,
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R, won 2017 primary)
Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 election)
vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary)
Mayor Steve Fulop (declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016)
Seth Kaper-Dale(G)
Former gubernatorial races:
2013 New Jersey gubernatorial debates
2009 N.J. gubernatorial debates
Former Challengers:
State Sen. Barbara Buono (D)
NM  
  Michelle Lujan-Grisham
First elected 2018
Democrat Susana Martinez GOP Governor 2010-2018
John Sanchez GOP Lt. Gov. 2010-2018
Bill Richardson Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Author: Between Worlds
Gary Johnson  GOP governor, 1995-2002
Ran for President, 2012
Next election in 2022; contenders:
NM 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
vs.Commissioner Jay Block(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 New Mexico gubernatorial debate,
Lujan-Grisham vs.Apodaca (D) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Pearce(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 New Mexico gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
State Attorney General Gary King (D)
NV  
  Steve Sisolak
First elected 2018
Democrat Brian Sandoval
GOP Governor, 2010-2018
Jim Gibbons GOP Governor, 2006-2010
Kenny Guinn GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Richard Bryan Dem. Governor, 1983-1989
Next election in 2022; contenders:
NV 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
vs.A.G.Adam Laxalt(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Amodei(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Nevada gubernatorial debate,
Fisher(R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY  
  Andrew Cuomo
First elected 2010; re-elected 2014 & 2018
Author: Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, 2003
Lt.Gov. Kathy Hochul
Democrat David Paterson Dem. Governor, 2008-2010
Eliot Spitzer Resigned in scandal, March 2008.
George Pataki GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Mario Cuomo Dem. Governor, 1982-94;
Author: Reason To Believe
Next election in 2022; contenders:
NY 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Andrew Cuomo(D)
vs.Lt.Gov.Kathy Hochul(D)
vs.Rob Astorino(R)
vs.Andrew Giuliani(R)
vs.US.Rep.Lee Zeldin(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 New York gubernatorial debate,
Cuomo(D) vs.Nixon(D)
vs.Molinaro(R)
vs.Hawkins(G)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 New York gubernatorial Debate
Former contenders:
Rob Astorino (R,2014)
Zephyr Teachout (D,2014)
Howie Hawkins (G,2014)
Rep. Rick Lazio (R,2010)
John Faso (R,2006)
OH  
  Mike DeWine
First elected 2018
Republican John Kasich (GOP Governor, 2010-2018)
Author: Stand For Something
Ted Strickland (Dem. Governor, 2006-2010)
Bob Taft (GOP Governor, 1999-2006)
George Voinovich (GOP Governor, 1991-98)
Mike DeWine (Dem. Lt. Governor, 1991-95)
Richard Celeste (Dem. Governor, 1983-91)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
OH 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(D)
vs.Mayor John Cranley(D)
vs.Former Rep.Jim Renacci(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate,
Jim Renacci (R)
Betty Sutton (D)
Mary Taylor (R)
Former Senator Mike DeWine (R)
vs.Joe Schiavoni(D)
vs.Jon Husted(R)
vs.Nan Whaley(D)
vs.Connie Pillich (D)
vs.Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich(D)
vs.Richard Cordray(D)
OK  
  Kevin Stitt
First elected 2018
Republican Mary Fallin
GOP Governor 2010-2018
Brad Henry Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Frank Keating (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
OK 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial debate,
Gary Richardson (R)
vs.Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.Mick Cornett(R)
vs.Connie Johnson(D)
vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.Joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Oklahoma gubernatorial Debate
Former contenders:
Joe Dorman (D,2014)
Ernest Istook (R, 2006)
OR  
  Kate Brown
First elected in special election 2016; re-elected 2018
Democrat John Kitzhaber Dem. Governor 1995-2002 and 2011-2015
Ted Kulongoski Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Mark Hatfield (GOP Governor, 1959-66)
Next election in 2022; Gov. Brown term-limited in 2022; contenders:
OR 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
vs.Paul Romero(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Oregon gubernatorial debate,
Brown(D) vs.Buehler(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Oregon Gubernatorial debates
Kate Brown
vs.Bud Pierce(R)
vs.Julian Bell(D)
vs.Bob Niemeyer(R)
PA  
  Tom Wolf
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Democrat Tom Corbett GOP Governor 2010-2014
Edward Rendell Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Tom Ridge (GOP Governor, 1995-2001)
Author: Test of Our Times
Mark Schweiker (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Next election in 2022; Gov. Wolf term-limited in 2022; contenders:
PA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta(R)
vs.Commissioner Joe Gale(R)
vs.A.G.Josh Shapiro(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, Wolf(D)
vs.Fetterman(D,Lt.Gov.)
vs.Krawchuk(Libertarian) vs.Wagner (R) vs.Barletta(R,declined)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 PA Gubernatorial debate
PR  
  Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia
First elected 2020
Democrat / New Progressive Wanda Vazquez Garced Republican Governor 2019-2021
Ricardo Rossello Dem. Governor 2017-2019
Next race in 2024; Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced up for re-election in 2020:
2020 Puerto Rico Gubernatorial debate
Ricky Rossello(D; resigned 2019)
Wanda Vazquez Garced(R; lost primary)
Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia(D)
RI  
  Gina Raimondo
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Democrat Linc Chafee Independent Governor 2010-2014
Author: Against the Tide, 2008
Don Carcieri GOP Governor 2002-2010
Lincoln Almond (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
John Chafee (GOP Governor, 1963-66)
Next election in 2022; Gov. Raimondo term-limited in 2022; contenders:
RI 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,to Cabinet)
vs.Gov. Dan McKee(D)
vs.Secy.Matt Brown(? D)
vs.Mayor Allan Fung(R)
vs.Luis-Daniel Munoz(D)
vs.RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial debate,
Raimondo(D)
Brown(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC  
  Henry McMaster
Elected Lt. Gov in 2010; assumed Governorship 1/24/17; re-elected 2018
Republican Nikki Haley, GOP Governor 2010-2017
Author: Can't Is Not an Option
Appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations, Jan. 2017
Mark Sanford GOP Governor 2002-2010
Author: The Trust Committed To Me
Jim Hodges (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Ernest Hollings (Dem. Governor, 1959-63)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
SC 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
vs.US.Rep.Joe Cunningham(D)
vs.State senator Mia McLeod(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 South Carolina gubernatorial debate,
vs.McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D) vs.Bryant(R)
SD  
  Rep. Kristi Noem
First elected 2018
Republican Dennis Daugaard GOP Governor 2010-2018
Mike Rounds GOP Governor 2002-2010
Bill Janklow (GOP Governor, 1979-1986, 1995-2002)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
SD 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Kristi Noem(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 South Dakota gubernatorial debate,
Marty Jackley (R)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R)
Billie Sutton (D)
TN  
  Bill Lee
First elected 2018
Republican Bill Haslam GOP Governor 2010-2018
Phil Bredesen Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Don Sundquist (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Lamar Alexander (GOP Governor, 1979-87)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
TN 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
vs.Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw(? D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Tennessee gubernatorial debate,
Karl Dean(D) vs.Mark Green(R) vs.Diane Black(R) vs.Bill Lee(R)
TX  
  Greg Abbott
First elected 2014; re-elected 2018
Republican Rick Perry GOP Governor, 2001-2014
Author: Fed Up!

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
George W. Bush GOP Governor, 1994-2000,
President, 2000-2008
Author, Decision Points
Next election in 2022; contenders:
TX 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
vs.Beto O'Rourke(D)
vs.Chad Prather(R)
vs.State Sen.Don Huffines(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Allen West(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Texas gubernatorial debate,
Abbott(R) vs.White(D) vs.Glass(L) vs.Valdez(D)
UT  
  Spencer Cox
First elected 2020
Republican Jon Huntsman GOP Governor 2004-2009
Appointed as Obama's Ambassador to China in 2009.
Olene Walker (GOP Governor, 2003-2004)
Mike Leavitt (GOP Governor, 1997-2003;
appointed as Bush's EPA chief)
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Utah Gubernatorial debate
Spencer Cox(R)
vs.Chris Peterson(D)
vs.Jon Huntsman(R)
vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Utah Gubernatorial debates:
Gary Herbert
vs.Mike Weinholtz(D)
vs.CEO of Overstock.com Jonathan Johnson(R)
vs.Vaughn Cook(D)
VA  
  Ralph Northam
First elected 2017
Democrat Terry McAuliffe (Dem. Governor 2013-2017)
Author, What A Party! Bob McDonnell (GOP Governor, 2009-2013)
Tim Kaine (Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
Mark Warner (Dem. Governor, 2001-2005)
Jim Gilmore (GOP Governor, 1998-2001)
George Allen (GOP Governor, 1994-97)
Chuck Robb (Dem. Governor, 1982-85)
Next election in 2021; challengers:
2021 Virginia Gubernatorial debate Incumbent Ralph Northam(D,term-limited)
CEO Glenn Youngkin(R)
vs.A.G. Mark Herring(D)
vs.State Sen. Amanda Chase(I)
vs.Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
vs.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy(D)
vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
vs.Former Governor Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)
vs.CEO Pete Snyder(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2017 Virginia gubernatorial debate,
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Stewart(R)
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
2009 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Former contenders:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R,2013);
Creigh Deeds (D,2009)
VT  
  Phil Scott
First elected 2016; re-elected 2018;
re-elected 2020
Republican Peter Shumlin Democratic Governor 2010-2016
James Douglas GOP Governor 2002-2010
Howard Dean  Dem. Governor, 1991-2002;
ran for President, 2004;
Author: Winning Back America
Next election in 2022; contenders:
VT 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
Previous election candidates:
2020 VT Gubernatorial debate
Phil Scott(R)
vs.David Zuckerman(D)
vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2018 Vermont gubernatorial debate,
vs.Scott(R) vs.Stern(D) vs.Hallquist(D)
2016 Vermont Gubernatorial debates:
Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott(R)
vs.former State Representative Sue Minter(D)
vs.Former state senator Matt Dunne(D)
vs.Bruce Lisman(R)
vs.Speaker of the House Shap Smith(D)
WA  
  Jay Inslee
First elected 2012
Re-elected, 2016;
re-elected 2020
Democrat Christine Gregoire (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Gary Locke (Dem. Governor, retired 2004)
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 Washington Gubernatorial debate
Jay Inslee(D)
vs.Loren Culp(R)
vs.Bill Bryant(R)
vs.Phil Fortunato(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Washington Gubernatorial debates:
Jay Inslee
vs.Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant(R)
WI  
  Tony Evers
First elected 2018
Democrat Scott Walker
GOP Governor 2010-2018
Author: Unintimidated
Jim Doyle Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Scott McCallum  (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Tommy Thompson (GOP Governor, 1987-2000; ran for President, 2007)
Next election in 2022; contenders:
WI 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tony Evers(D)
vs.CEO Jonathan Wichmann(R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Wisconsin gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Scott Walker(R)
Bob Harlow (D)
Kathleen Vinehout (D)
vs.Kelda Helen Roys(D)
vs.Tony Evers(D)
Former challengers:
Neumann (R, 2010);
Barrett (D, 2010 & 2012);
Green (R, 2006)
WV  
  Jim Justice
First elected 2016;
re-elected 2020
Republican Earl Ray Tomblin Dem. Governor, 2011-2016
Joe Manchin Dem. Governor, 2004-2010
Bob Wise Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Jay Rockefeller Dem. Governor, 1976-1984
Next election in 2024; previous election candidates:
2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial debate
Jim Justice(R)
vs.Ben Salango(D)
vs.Woody Thrasher(R)
vs.Edwin Ray Vanover(D)
vs.Michael Folk(R)
vs.Stephen Noble Smith(D)
vs.Ron Stollings(D)
Former races:
2016 West Virginia Gubernatorial debates:
Jim Justice(R)
vs.State Senator Bill Cole(D)
vs.Minority Leader of the Senate Jeff Kessler(R)
vs.Former Senator Carte Goodwin(D)
WY  
  Mark Gordon
First elected 2018
Republican Matt Mead; GOP Governor 2010-2018
Dave Freudenthal Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Jim Geringer GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Next election in 2022; contenders:
WY 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
vs.Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss(? D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Wyoming gubernatorial debate,
Dahlin(R) vs.Throne(D) vs.Gordon(R) vs.Rammell(C)