36 states; 3 territories
Term-limited or retiring Democrat
Term-limited or retiring Republican
United States gubernatorial elections will be held on November 8, 2022, in 36 states and three territories. special elections may besides take space ( depending on department of state law ) if early gubernatorial seats are vacated. As most governors serve four-year terms, the end regular gubernatorial elections for all but two of the seats took target in 2018. The governors of New Hampshire and Vermont, each of whom serves biennial terms, run in the 2020 elections. The 2022 gubernatorial elections will take place concurrently with several other union, department of state and local elections .
Partisan composing [edit ]
Going into the election, there are 28 republican governors and 22 democratic governors in the United States. This course of governors is made up of 20 Republicans and 16 Democrats. In contrast to 2018, where Republicans were defending eight seats in states won by Donald Trump in 2016, Republicans hold six seats in states won by Joe Biden in 2020. interim, Democrats were defending one governorship from the last midterm examination elections in a state won by Trump in 2016 and are immediately defending one governorship in a state that Trump won in 2020 .
election predictions [edit ]
several sites and individuals publish predictions of competitive seats. These predictions look at factors such as the strength of the incumbent ( if the incumbent is running for re-election ), the persuasiveness of the candidates, and the partisan leanings of the submit ( reflected in character by the state ‘s Cook Partisan Voting Index evaluation ). The predictions assign ratings to each state, with the rat indicating the predict advantage that a party has in winning that induct. Most election predictors use :
- “tossup”: no advantage
- “tilt” (used by some predictors): advantage that is not quite as strong as “lean”
- “lean”: slight advantage
- “likely”: significant, but surmountable, advantage
- “safe” or “solid”: near-certain chance of victory
Race summary [edit ]
States [edit ]
Territories and federal district [edit ]
alabama [edit ]
Governor Kay Ivey took position on April 10, 2017, upon the resignation of Robert J. Bentley and was elected to a full term in her own correct in 2018 with 59.5 % of the vote. She is running for reelection to a moment term. [ 75 ] Ivey won the Republican primary outright on May 24, 2022, against 8 opponents ; the democratic campaigner is Yolanda Flowers. [ 76 ]
alaska [edit ]
Governor Mike Dunleavy was elected in 2018 with 51.4 % of the vote. He announced on August 13, 2021, that he will run for re-election. [ 77 ] Dunleavy ‘s 2018 opponent, former Governor Bill Walker, filed paperwork on August 17, 2021, declaring his campaigning for governor. [ 78 ]
arizona [edit ]
Governor Doug Ducey was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 56 % of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Arizona Constitution in 2022, and can not seek re-election to a third base consecutive condition. The first Republican candidate to declare was State Treasurer of Arizona Kimberly Yee, who announced her intention to seek the republican nominating speech for governor on May 17, 2021. [ 79 ] however, on January 15, 2022, Yee announced that she would be withdrawing from the race to rather run for reelection. [ 80 ] Former Fox 10 television receiver anchor Kari Lake announced on June 1 that she is running for governor. [ 81 ] Former 5th district Congressman and 2002 Republican gubernatorial campaigner Matt Salmon announced his bid for governor on June 16. [ 82 ] On June 25, Karrin Taylor Robson, member of the Arizona Board of Regents, entered the race [ 83 ] and Steve Gaynor, 2018 Republican Secretary of State campaigner, besides declared his campaigning. [ 84 ] U.S. Representative David Schweikert was considered a possible candidate, however, Schweikert declined to run and endorse Salmon. [ 85 ] [ 86 ] erstwhile Nogales mayor Marco A. López Jr. was the first Democrat to announce running for governor. [ 87 ] On June 2, democratic Secretary of State of Arizona Katie Hobbs announced that she will run for governor. [ 88 ] On June 29, Arizona State Representative for the 28th district Aaron Lieberman announced his intention to seek the democratic nomination. [ 89 ]
Arkansas [edit ]
Governor Asa Hutchinson was re-elected to a second base term in 2018 with 65.3 % of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Arkansas Constitution in 2022 and can not seek re-election for a one-third term. Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, [ 90 ] former White House Press Secretary and the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced campaigns, [ 91 ] although Griffin finally dropped out of the subspecies and decided to run for Attorney General alternatively [ 92 ] while Rutledge besides dropped out and decided to run for Lieutenant Governor rather. [ 93 ] The democratic campaigner is Chris Jones, who defeated four other candidates in the democratic prrimary. [ 94 ]
California [edit ]
Governor Gavin Newsom was elected in 2018 with 61.9 % of the vote and is running for re-election for a irregular term. On September 14, 2021, a recall election was held. Newsom defeated the echo, being allowed to complete his full moon terminus in office and become eligible to run for re-election. Newsom and Republican express senator Brian Dahle advanced from the “ peak two ” primary to the general election. [ 95 ]
colorado [edit ]
Governor Jared Polis was elected in 2018 with 53.4 % of the vote and is running for reelection for a second base term. Heidi Ganahl, a extremity of the Regents of the University of Colorado, is the republican campaigner. [ 96 ] [ 97 ]
connecticut [edit ]
Governor Ned Lamont was elected in 2018 with 49.4 % of the vote and is running for reelection for a second term. republican campaigner for governor in 2018, Bob Stefanowski declared his intent to run for governor on January 19, 2022. [ 98 ] Lamont and Stefanowski won their respective primaries, setting up a replay of the 2018 election. [ 99 ]
Florida [edit ]
Governor Ron DeSantis was elected in 2018 with 49.6 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. [ 100 ] Andrew Gillum, erstwhile mayor of Tallahassee and Democratic campaigner for governor in 2018, will not run against DeSantis again. [ 101 ] [ 102 ] Seeking the democratic nominating speech are U.S. Representative Charlie Crist, ( a former Republican governor of Florida ). [ 103 ] Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, and Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo, Crist ‘s melt match in the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election. [ 104 ]
georgia [edit ]
Governor Brian Kemp was elected in 2018 with 50.2 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. [ 105 ] Former U.S. Senator David Perdue announced on December 6, 2021, that he would challenge Kemp in the Republican primary. [ 106 ] Perdue ‘s campaigning was late endorsed by former President Donald Trump. [ 107 ] Former state representative, and Democrat turned Republican, Vernon Jones announced he would besides challenge Kemp in the primary. Former U.S. representative and 2020 Senate candidate Doug Collins had considered challenge Kemp, but on April 26, he announced that he would not do so. [ 108 ] Kemp won the chief with 73.7 % of the vote on May 24. [ 109 ] On December 1, 2021, Fair Fight Action collapse and former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives Stacey Abrams confirmed that she would run for governor after suffering a narrow defeat in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election. [ 110 ] She was unopposed in the democratic primary. [ 111 ]
hawaii [edit ]
Governor David Ige was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 62.7 % of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Hawaii Constitution in 2022 and can not seek re-election for a third consecutive term. democratic candidates include Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, former First Lady of Hawaii Vicky Cayetano, U.S. Representative Kai Kahele, and erstwhile Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell .
Idaho [edit ]
Governor Brad Little was elected in 2018 with 59.8 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. Incumbent deputy governor Janice McGeachin announced a primary challenge to Little, but Little won the republican basal. [ 112 ] Anti-government militant Ammon Bundy besides announced a melt for the Republican nomination, but switched to an Independent on February 17, 2022. [ 113 ] The democratic campaigner is Stephen Heidt. [ 114 ]
Illinois [edit ]
Governor J. B. Pritzker was elected in 2018 with 54.5 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a moment term. [ 115 ] republican candidates who announced their campaigning included Richard C. Irvin, Darren Bailey, Gary Rabine, Paul Schimpf, and Jesse Sullivan. Bailey won the basal on June 28. [ 116 ] Erich “ Mancow ” Muller has stated he intends to run as an Independent .
Iowa [edit ]
Governor Kim Reynolds took office on May 24, 2017, upon the resignation of Terry Branstad and was elected to a full moon term in her own right in 2018 with 50.3 % of the vote. She is running for reelection to a second wax term. [ 117 ] Democrat Deidre DeJear, who announced her campaigning in August 2021, [ 118 ] is the democratic campaigner. [ 119 ]
Kansas [edit ]
Governor Laura Kelly was elected in 2018 with 48 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. [ 120 ] On the republican side, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is running against her. [ 121 ]
maine [edit ]
Governor Janet Mills was elected in 2018 with 50.9 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second condition. [ 122 ] Former Republican governor Paul LePage has announced that he will run again. [ 123 ] Both candidates won their primaries uncontested. [ 124 ]
maryland [edit ]
Governor Larry Hogan was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 55.4 % of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Maryland Constitution in 2022 and can not seek re-election for a third straight term. Despite previous meditation, lieutenant governor Boyd Rutherford announced in April 2021 that he would not run for governor in 2022. [ 125 ] Seeking the republican nominating speech are state delegate Daniel L. Cox, [ 126 ] erstwhile state delegate and perennial candidate Robin Ficker, [ 127 ] Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly M. Schulz, [ 128 ] and the democratic campaigner in the 2016 House of Representatives election in Maryland ‘s beginning zone Joe Werner. Cox ‘s campaigning was late endorsed by former President Donald Trump. [ 130 ] Former Republican National Committee president Michael Steele launched an exploratory committee into running for governor, [ 131 ] but decided against running in January 2022. [ 132 ] Seeking the democratic nomination are erstwhile Prince George ‘s County executive Rushern Baker ( who besides ran in the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election ), former nonprofit administrator Jon Baron, Comptroller Peter Franchot, former Attorney General of Maryland Doug Gansler ( who besides ran in the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election ), early Obama administration official Ashwani Jain, early United States Secretary of Education John King Jr., author Wes Moore, former Republican Anne Arundel County executive Laura Neuman, former Democratic National Committee president Tom Perez, and erstwhile Bread and Roses Party president Jerome Segal. Mike Rosenbaum, a businessman from Baltimore, declared his campaigning in May 2021, but suspended his political campaign in November. [ 133 ] early potential democratic candidates include former U.S. Representative John Delaney and former CEO and president of the NAACP Ben Jealous ( who was the democratic campaigner in the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election ). [ 134 ]
Massachusetts [edit ]
Governor Charlie Baker was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 66.6 % of the vote. Because Massachusetts does not have gubernatorial term limits in its fundamental law, he was eligible to run for re-election for a third terminus. however, in December 2021, Baker announced he would not be running for re-election. [ 135 ] [ 136 ] Geoff Diehl, a erstwhile state representative and Chris Doughty are running for the republican nomination. Massachusetts lawyer general Maura Healey and country senator Sonia Chang-Díaz are running for the democratic nomination .
Michigan [edit ]
democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer was elected in 2018 with 53.3 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second gear term. republican candidates include Tudor Dixon, conservative observer who declared on May 20, [ 137 ] and businessman Kevin Rinke who declared on November 22. [ 138 ] Former Detroit patrol chief James E. Craig was previously a candidate, but was disqualified due to submitting deceitful signatures. [ 139 ]
minnesota [edit ]
Governor Tim Walz was elected in 2018 with 53.8 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a irregular term. [ 140 ] Physician and early state senator Scott Jensen won the republican convention and will challenge Walz in November. [ 141 ]
nebraska [edit ]
Governor Pete Ricketts was re-elected to a moment term in 2018 with 59 % of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Nebraska Constitution in 2022 and can not seek re-election for a third base straight term. In the Republican primary, a variety of candidates sought to succeed Ricketts, including express senator Brett Lindstrom, [ 142 ] UNL Board of Regents extremity Jim Pillen, [ 143 ] business executive Charles Herbster, [ 144 ] and former Douglas County GOP chair Theresa Thibodeau. [ 145 ] Although Herbster received the sanction of former President Trump, [ 146 ] he came in second to Pillen, who won the republican nomination with a little over a third gear of the vote. [ 147 ] Pillen ‘s campaign mate is Joseph P. Kelly, a former U.S. Attorney. [ 148 ] State senator Carol Blood is running as the democratic campaigner. [ 149 ] Her scat spouse is former state senator Al Davis. [ 150 ] besides running is the libertarian campaigner Scott Zimmerman, a businessman and comedian. [ 151 ]
nevada [edit ]
Governor Steve Sisolak was elected in 2018 with 49.4 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a moment term. [ 152 ] Former Senator Dean Heller ran for the Republican Nomination [ 153 ] as did North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, [ 154 ] and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. [ 155 ] Lombardo won the Republican primary and will face Sisolak in November. [ 156 ]
New Hampshire [edit ]
Governor Chris Sununu was re-elected in 2020 with 65.1 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a fourth terminus. [ 157 ]
New Mexico [edit ]
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected in 2018 with 57.2 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. [ 158 ] The Republican campaigner is former meteorologist Mark Ronchetti. [ 159 ]
New York [edit ]
Governor Andrew Cuomo was re-elected to a one-third term in 2018 with 59.6 % of the vote. Because New York does not have gubernatorial term limits in its fundamental law, he was eligible to run for re-election for a fourth term. On May 28, 2019, Cuomo announced that he would run for re-election for a fourth term in 2022. [ 160 ] [ 161 ] Cuomo was expected to face a basal challenge for the democratic nomination as a consequence of allegations of sexual harassment involving Cuomo and a coincident probe into his administration ‘s cover-up of nurse home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. [ 162 ] Cuomo resigned as governor at the end of August 23, 2021, upon which Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul became governor. [ 163 ] Hochul has said she is running for a full gubernatorial term. [ 164 ] Current New York Attorney General Letitia James was previously running against Hochul in the primary, but late changed her mind to run for re-election. [ 165 ] [ 166 ] Current New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announced he would run against Hochul in the basal, as did current U.S representative Thomas Suozzi. [ 167 ] [ 168 ] Hochul won the primary on June 28. [ 169 ] Republicans running for the gubernatorial nomination include former Westchester County executive Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani ( the son of early New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani ), businessman and former Obama presidency official Harry Wilson, and congressman and erstwhile department of state senator Lee Zeldin. Zeldin is the official designee of both the New York Republican Party and the New York Conservative Party. [ 170 ] Zeldin won the primary coil on June 28. [ 169 ] Larry Shape is the libertarian campaigner for governor. He was besides the libertarian campaigner in the 2018 election. [ 171 ]
ohio [edit ]
Governor Mike DeWine was elected in 2018 with 50.4 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. DeWine faced a primary coil challenge from erstwhile US Representative and 2018 Ohio Republican Senate Nominee Jim Renacci and farmer Joe Blystone. Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley [ 172 ] [ 173 ] [ 174 ] and former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley [ 175 ] run for the democratic nomination. DeWine and Whaley won their respective primaries on May 3 .
oklahoma [edit ]
Governor Kevin Stitt was elected in 2018 with 54.3 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a moment term. [ 176 ] Former state senator and doctor Ervin Yen filed paperwork to challenge Stitt in the Republican Primary. [ 177 ] Stitt won the basal on June 28. [ 178 ] On October 7, 2021, Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced she would be switching to the Democratic Party and subsequently announced her crusade for the democratic nomination for Governor. [ 179 ] [ 180 ] Hofmeister won the nominating speech on June 28, defeating erstwhile country senator Connie Johnson in the chief. [ 178 ] Natalie Bruno has filed to run for the Libertarian Party ‘s nomination. [ 181 ] Paul Tay has filed with the express ethics commission to run as an autonomous. [ 182 ]
oregon [edit ]
Governor Kate Brown took office on February 18, 2015, upon the resignation of John Kitzhaber. She was subsequently elected in the gubernatorial special election in 2016 and was re-elected to a full terminus in 2018 with 50.1 % of the vote. She will be term-limited by the Oregon Constitution in 2022 and can not seek re-election for a second straight full moon term .
university of pennsylvania [edit ]
Governor Tom Wolf was re-elected in 2018 with 57.8 % of the vote. He is term-limited in 2022 by the Pennsylvania Constitution and was therefore ineligible to seek election to a one-third consecutive term. primary elections were held on May 17. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro won the democratic nomination unopposed. [ 51 ] State Senator Doug Mastriano won the crowd Republican primary in a landslide, with the digest of former president Donald Trump. [ 183 ] State representatives Austin Davis and Carrie DelRosso won competitive lieutenant gubernatorial primaries of the democratic and republican parties, respectively, and will appear on tickets with their parties ‘ gubernatorial nominees in the general election. Shapiro had endorsed Davis in the primary and Mastriano had endorsed Teddy Daniels. [ 184 ] [ 185 ] The Libertarian Party nominated Matt Hackenburg and Tim McMaster, the Green Party nominated Christina DiGiulio and Michael Bagdes-Canning, and the newly formed Keystone Party nominated Joe Soloski and Nicole Shultz for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. [ 49 ] [ 48 ] [ 52 ]
Rhode Island [edit ]
Governor Daniel McKee took position on March 2, 2021, after the resignation of two-term democratic governor Gina Raimondo. Raimondo, who was term-limited by the Rhode Island Constitution from running for a third base consecutive term, took President Joe Biden ‘s offer to become his secretary of commerce, and resigned the day of her ratification by the Senate. McKee has stated that he intends on running for a full term. besides running for the democratic nomination are Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and perennial candidate Luis Daniel Muñoz .
South Carolina [edit ]
Governor Henry McMaster took agency on January 24, 2017, upon the resignation of Nikki Haley, and was elected to a full term in his own right in 2018, with 54 % of the vote. He is running for re-election for a second fully terminus. [ 186 ] democratic challengers who announced their campaigns included Former U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham ; [ 187 ] South Carolina State Senator Mia McLeod ; [ 188 ] and health wish and social judge advocate Gary Votour. [ 189 ] Votour switched to the Labor Party in February. [ 190 ] Joe Cunningham won the democratic nominating speech .
South Dakota [edit ]
Governor Kristi Noem was elected in 2018 with 51 % of the vote, and is running for re-election to a second term. [ 191 ] The democratic campaigner is state of matter spokesperson Jamie Smith. [ 192 ]
tennessee [edit ]
Governor Bill Lee was elected in 2018 with 59.6 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second term. [ 193 ] presently he has one rival in the primary, Nashville occupation owner, Curtis Carney. [ 194 ] Lee has two challengers on the democratic side, Dr. Carnita Atwater and Dr. Jason Martin .
Texas [edit ]
Governor Greg Abbott was re-elected to a second condition in 2018 with 55.8 % of the vote. Because Texas does not have gubernatorial term limits in its constitution, he is eligible to run for re-election for a one-third condition and has announced he will do so. [ 195 ] On 2 July 2020, comedian and talk usher host Chad Prather confirmed his gubernatorial challenge to incumbent Greg Abbott, claiming his mandates and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic had been unconstitutional. [ 196 ] Former 2020 presidential, former U.S. representative, and democratic campaigner for U.S. Senate in 2018 Beto O’Rourke declared his campaigning. [ 197 ] [ 198 ] Actor and producer Matthew McConaughey was discipline to some speculation on running for governor, but officially stated on his Instagram account he would not do sol. [ 199 ] Abbott and O’Rourke won their respective primaries on March 1. [ 200 ]
vermont [edit ]
Governor Phil Scott was re-elected in 2020 with 68.5 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a fourth term. Activist Brenda Siegel is challenging Scott as a Democrat. [ 62 ]
wisconsin [edit ]
Incumbent Democrat Governor Tony Evers was elected in 2018 with 49.5 % of the right to vote and is running for reelection to a second gear term. [ 201 ] Former Republican Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is running. [ 202 ]
Wyoming [edit ]
Governor Mark Gordon was elected in 2018 with 67.1 % of the right to vote and is running for reelection to a second terminus. [ 203 ] Perennial candidate Rex Rammell [ 204 ] and truck driver Aaron Nab [ 205 ] are primary challenge Gordon .
Territories and federal zone [edit ]
District of Columbia [edit ]
Mayor Muriel Bowser was re-elected in 2018 with 76.4 % of the vote and is running for re-election for a third base term. [ 206 ] She was renominated, defeating city councilors Robert White and Trayon White in the chief. [ 207 ] She will face Republican nominee Stacia Hall and D.C. Statehood Green campaigner Corren Brown in the general election. [ 208 ]
guam [edit ]
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero was elected in 2018 with 50.8 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second terminus. [ 209 ] She is being challenged in the democratic chief by U.S. House delegate Michael San Nicolas. [ 210 ]
Northern Mariana Islands [edit ]
Governor Ralph Torres became governor on December 29, 2015, upon the death of incumbent governor Eloy Inos. [ 211 ] [ 212 ] He was elected to his inaugural full term in 2018 with 62.2 % of the vote. He is eligible to run for a second full term .
U.S. Virgin Islands [edit ]
Governor Albert Bryan was elected in 2018 with 54.5 % of the vote and is running for reelection to a second condition. [ 213 ] St. Croix Democratic Senator Kurt Vialet is running as an independent. [ 214 ]