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State     Governor Incumbent's Party Former Governors Next election status
AK  
  Bill Walker
elected 2014
Independent 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
Next election: 2018
AL  
  Robert Bentley
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014; term-limited 2018
Republican Bob Riley GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Don Siegelman  Dem. Governor, 1999-2003
Next election: 2018. Former races:
2014 Alabama gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: U.S.Rep. Parker Griffith (D)
AR  
  Asa Hutchinson
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin
First elected 2014
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: 2018; Former races:
2014 Arkansas gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Rep. Mike Ross(D)
AZ  
  Doug Ducey
Elected 2014
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: 2018; Former races:
2014 Arizona gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Regents Chair Fred DuVal(D)
CA  
  Jerry Brown
First re-elected 2010
(previously governor, 1975-1983)
Re-elected 2014; term-limited in 2018
Democrat 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: 2018; Former races:
2014 California gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Neel Kashkari(R)
CO  
  John Hickenlooper
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014; term-limited in 2018
Democrat Bill Ritter Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Bill Owens GOP Governor 1998-2006
Next election: 2018; Former races:
2014 Colorado gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Rep. Bob Beauprez(R)
CT  
  Dan Malloy
First Elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Democrat Jodi Rell Acting Governor, 2004; elected 2006-2010
John Rowland  GOP Governor, re-elected 2002, resigned July 2004
Next election: 2018; Former races:
2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Ambassador Tom Foley(R)
2014 Lt.Gov. challenger: Comptroller General David Walker(R)
DE  
  Jack Markell
First elected 2008
Re-elected 2012
Term-limited 2016
Democrat Ruth Ann Minner
First elected 2000;
re-elected 2004;
Term-limited, 2008
Tom Carper Dem. Governor, 1993-2000
Michael Castle GOP Governor, 1985-1992
Next election: 2016
FL  
  Rick Scott
First elected, 2010
Re-elected 2014;
term-limited 2018
Republican Charlie Crist GOP governor, 2006-2010
Jeb Bush GOP governor, retired 2006;
Author: Profiles in Character
Bob Graham Dem. Governor, 1979-86
Next election: 2018; Former 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  
  Nathan Deal
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican
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: 2018; Former races:
2014 Georgia gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Jason Carter(D,2012) Andrew Hunt (L,2012)
HI  
  David Ige
First elected 2014
Democrat Neil Abercrombie Dem. Governor, 2010-2014
Linda Lingle GOP Governor, 2002-2010
Benjamin Cayetano Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election: 2018; Former races:
2014 Hawaii gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona(R)
IA  
  Terry Branstad
First re-elected 2010; re-elected 2014; previously governor 1983-1999
Republican Chet Culver; Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Tom Vilsack Dem. Governor 2002-2006
Next election: 2018; Former races:
2014 Iowa gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: State Sen. Jack Hatch(D)
2014 primary challenger: Tom Hoefling(R)
ID  
  Butch Otter
First elected 2006;
re-elected 2010 & 2014.
retiring 2018.
Republican Dirk Kempthorne GOP Governor, 1999-2006;
Appointed 2006-2009 to Bush's Cabinet.
Next election: 2018
Former challengers:
Jerry Brady (D,2006)
IL  
  Bruce Rauner
First elected 2014
Republican Pat Quinn
Dem. Governor, 2009-2015.
Rod Blagojevich
Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
resigned in scandal.
George Ryan GOP Governor, 1999-2002
Next election: 2018
IN  
  Mike Pence
First Elected 2012
Republican 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: 2016
KS  
  Sam Brownback
First elected 2010; re-elected 2014; term-limited 2018
Author: From Power to Purpose
Republican 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: 2018
KY  
  Steve Beshear
First Elected 2007;
Re-elected 2011;
Term-limited 2015
Democrat Ernie Fletcher GOP Gov., elected 2003; lost re-election 2007
Paul Patton Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Wendell Ford Dem. Governor, 1971-74
Gov. Beshear term-limited in 2015; Candidates:
Jack Conway (D)
Matt Bevin (R)
Former Louisville Councilman Hal Heiner (R)
2015 KY debate coverage
LA  
  Bobby Jindal
Re-elected, 2011;
First elected, 2007;
Author: Leadership and Crisis;
Term-limited 2015.
Republican Kathleen Blanco Dem. Governor, 2004-2008
Mike Foster GOP Governor, 1996-2004

Gov. Jindal term-limited in 2015; Candidates:
Senator David Vitter (R)
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R)
House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D)
2015 LA debate coverage
MA  
  Charlie Baker
First elected 2014
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: 2018; Former 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
Republican Martin O'Malley Dem. Governor, 2006-2014
Robert Ehrlich GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Parris Glendening Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election 2018
Former contenders:
Steele (R,2006); Vaughn (R,2010).
ME  
  Paul LePage
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican John Baldacci Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Angus King Independent Governor, 1995-2002
Author: Governor`s Travels
Next election 2018;
Former races:
2014 Maine gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
Rep. Mike Michaud(D,2014)
Eliot Cutler(I,2010)
MI  
  Rick Snyder
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican Jennifer Granholm , Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
John Engler GOP Governor, 1991-2002
Next election 2018;
Former 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  
  Mark Dayton
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Retiring 2018.
Democrat Tim Pawlenty  GOP Governor, 2002-2010;
Biography: Sam's Club Republican
Jesse Ventura  Independent Governor, 1998-2002;
Author: American Conspiracies
Next election 2018.
MO  
  Jay Nixon
First elected 2008;
Re-elected 2012
Term-limited 2016
Democrat 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: 2016
2016 challenger: Former State House Speaker Catherine Hanaway (R)
2012 challenger: Dave Spence (R)
MS  
  Phil Bryant
First elected 2011.
Republican Haley Barbour
First elected 2003;
Re-elected 2007;
Author: The Agenda for America, 1996
Ronnie Musgrove Dem. Governor, 2000-2003
Gov. Bryant running for re-election in 2015; challengers:
Vicki Slater (D, lost August 2015 primary)
Robert Gray (D, won August 2015 primary)
2015 MS debate coverage
MT  
  Steve Bullock
First elected 2012
Democrat Brian Schweitzer Dem. Governor, 2004-2012
Biography: Blue Man in a Red State, 2008
Judy Martz GOP Governor, 2000-2004
Next Election: 2016
2012 Challenger: Former Rep. Rick Hill (R)
2008 challenger: Stan Jones
NC  
  Pat McCrory
First elected 2012
Republican Bev Perdue Dem. Governor 2008-2012
Mike Easley Dem. Governor 2000-2008
Next election: 2016
ND  
  Jack Dalrymple
Succeeded Gov. Hoeven in 2010
Re-elected, 2012
Republican John Hoeven GOP Governor 2000-2010
(Elected to Senate in Nov. 2010)
Next Election: 2016
NE  
  Pete Ricketts
First elected 2014
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 2018
Former contenders: Jon Bruning(R,2014)
NH  
  Maggie Hassan
First elected 2012;
Re-elected 2014
Democrat 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: 2016
NJ  
  Chris Christie
First elected Nov. 2009;
Biography: Teachers Under Attack, 2011;
Re-elected 2013;
Term-limited 2017
Republican 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)
Next Election: 2017
Former races:
2013 New Jersey gubernatorial debates
2009 N.J. gubernatorial debates
Former Challengers:
State Sen. Barbara Buono (D)
NM  
  Susana Martinez
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez
Republican Bill Richardson Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Author: Between Worlds
Gary Johnson  GOP governor, 1995-2002
Ran for President, 2012
Next election 2018;
Former races:
2014 New Mexico gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
State Attorney General Gary King (D)
NV  
  Brian Sandoval
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican Jim Gibbons GOP Governor, 2006-2010
Kenny Guinn GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Richard Bryan Dem. Governor, 1983-1989
Next election 2018
NY  
  Andrew Cuomo
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
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 2018
Former 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)
OH  
  John Kasich
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Author: Stand For Something
Republican 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 2018
OK  
  Mary Fallin
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Brad Henry Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Frank Keating (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Next election 2018;
Former races:
2014 Oklahoma gubernatorial Debate
Former contenders:
Joe Dorman (D,2014)
Ernest Istook (R, 2006)
OR  
  Kate Brown Democrat John Kitzhaber Dem. Governor 1995-2002 and 2011-2015
Ted Kulongoski Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Mark Hatfield (GOP Governor, 1959-66)
Next election 2016
PA  
  Tom Wolf
First elected 2014
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 2018
Former races:
2014 PA Gubernatorial debate
RI  
  Gina Raimondo
First elected 2014.
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 2018
SC  
  Nikki Haley
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican 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 2018
SD  
  Dennis Daugaard
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Republican Mike Rounds GOP Governor 2002-2010
Bill Janklow (GOP Governor, 1979-1986, 1995-2002)
Next election 2018
TN  
  Bill Haslam
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Phil Bredesen Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Don Sundquist (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Lamar Alexander (GOP Governor, 1979-87)
Next election 2018
TX  
  Greg Abbott
First elected 2014
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 2018
UT  
  Gary Herbert
Succeeded Gov. Huntsman, 2009; elected 2010;
Re-elected 2012
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 2016
VA  
  Terry McAuliffe
First elected 2013;
Term-limited 2017;
Author, What A Party!
Democrat 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 2017; Former races:
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
2009 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Former contenders:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R,2013);
Creigh Deeds (D,2009)
VT  
  Peter Shumlin
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2012;
Re-elected 2014
Democrat James Douglas GOP Governor 2002-2010
Howard Dean  Dem. Governor, 1991-2002;
ran for President, 2004;
Author: Winning Back America
Next election 2016
WA  
  Jay Inslee
First elected 2012
Democrat Christine Gregoire (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Gary Locke (Dem. Governor, retired 2004)
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Next election 2016
WI  
  Scott Walker
First elected 2010;
Re-elected in 2012 recall
Re-elected 2014
Republican Jim Doyle Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Scott McCallum  (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Tommy Thompson (GOP Governor, 1987-2000;
ran for President, 2007)
Next election 2018
Former challengers:
Neumann (R, 2010);
Barrett (D, 2010 & 2012);
Green (R, 2006)
WV  
  Earl Ray Tomblin
Special election Oct. 2011;
Succeeded Gov. Manchin early 2010;
Re-elected 2012;
Term-limited 2016.
Democrat Joe Manchin Dem. Governor, 2004-2010
Bob Wise Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Jay Rockefeller Dem. Governor, 1976-1984
Next election 2016
WY  
  Matt Mead
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Dave Freudenthal Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Jim Geringer GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Next election 2018


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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