2018 Gubernatorial Elections

Thirty-six (36) states will hold regularly scheduled elections November 6 to choose governors. Qualified Candidates will be listed after the filing deadline has passed or after the Party's Convention.

Governors Races Overview

Disclaimer: The information contained in the table below is subject to revision and will be updated as candidates declare their intention to run and end an exploratory bid, as well as when the filing deadlines pass. For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

State Current Party Control Candidates
Alabama R Governor Kay Ivey (R) (Inc.)
Alabama R Tuscaloosa, Alabama Mayor Walt Maddox (D)
Alaska I Governor Bill Walker (I) (Inc.)
Alaska I Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D)
Alaska I Mike Dunleavy (R)
Alaska I William Toien (Libertarian)
Arizona R Governor Doug Ducey (R) (Inc.)
Arizona R David Garcia (D)
Arizona R Kevin McCormick (Libertarian)
Arkansas R Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) (Inc.)
Arkansas R Jared K. Henderson (D)
Arkansas R Mark West (Libertarian)
California (Open Seat) D Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom(D)
California (Open Seat) D John Cox (R)
Colorado (Open Seat) D Congressman Jared Polis (D)
Colorado (Open Seat) D State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R)
Connecticut (Open Seat) D Bob Stefanowski (R)
Connecticut (Open Seat) D Ned Lamont (D)
Florida (Open Seat) R Ron DeSantis (R)
Florida (Open Seat) R Tallahassee, Florida, Mayor Andrew Gillum (D)
Florida (Open Seat) R Bruce Stanley (No Party Affiliation)
Florida (Open Seat) R Raphael Herman (No Party Affiliation)
Florida (Open Seat) R Ryan Christopher Foley (No Party Affiliation)
Georgia (Open Seat) R Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)
Georgia (Open Seat) R Stacey Abrams (D)
Hawaii D Governor David Ige (D) (Inc.)
Hawaii D State Representative Andria Tupola (R)
Hawaii D Selina Blackwell (Nonpartisan)
Hawaii D Terrence Teruya (Nonpartisan)
Hawaii D Link El (Nonpartisan)
Hawaii D Jim Brewer (Green)
Idaho (Open Seat) R Lt. Governor Brad Little (R)
Idaho (Open Seat) R Paulette Jordan (D)
Idaho (Open Seat) R Bev Boeck (Libertarian)
Idaho (Open Seat) R Walter L. Bayes (Conservative)
Illinois R Governor Bruce Rauner (R) (Inc.)
Illinois R J.B. Pritzker (D)
Iowa R Governor Kim Reynolds (R) (Inc.)
Iowa R Fred Hubbell (D)
Iowa R Jake Porter (Libertarian)
Kansas (Open Seat) R Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R)
Kansas (Open Seat) R State Senator Laura Kelly (D)
Kansas (Open Seat) R Greg Orman (I)
Maine (Open Seat) R Shawn Moody (R)
Maine (Open Seat) R Attorney General Janet Mills (D)
Maryland R Governor Larry Hogan (R) (Inc.)
Maryland R Ben Jealous (D)
Maryland R Shawn Quinn (Libertarian)
Massachusetts R Governor Charlie Baker (R) (Inc.)
Massachusetts R Jay Gonzalez (D)
Michigan (Open Seat) R Attorney General Bill Schuette (R)
Michigan (Open Seat) R Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Michigan (Open Seat) R Bill Gelineau (Libertarian)
Minnesota (Open Seat) D Congressman Tim Walz (DFL)
Minnesota (Open Seat) D Jeff Johnson (R)
Nebraska R Governor Pete Ricketts (R) (Inc.)
Nebraska R State Senator Bob Krist (D)
Nevada (Open Seat) R Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt (R)
Nevada (Open Seat) R Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D)
Nevada (Open Seat) R Ryan Bundy (No Party)
Nevada (Open Seat) R Russell Best (Independent American)
Nevada (Open Seat) R Jared Lord (Libertarian)
New Hampshire R Governor Chris Sununu (R) (Inc.)
New Hampshire R Molly Kelly (D)
New Hampshire R Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian)
New Mexico (Open Seat) R Congressman Steve Pearce (R)
New Mexico (Open Seat) R Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
New York D Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) (Inc.)
New York D Marc Molinaro (R)
New York D Howie Hawkins (Green)
Ohio (Open Seat) R Attorney General Mike DeWine (R)
Ohio (Open Seat) R Richard Cordray (D)
Ohio (Open Seat) R Constance Gadell-Newton (Green)
Oklahoma (Open Seat) R Kevin Stitt (R)
Oklahoma (Open Seat) R Chris Powell (Libertarian)
Oklahoma (Open Seat) R Drew Edmondson (D)
Oregon D Governor Kate Brown (D) (Inc.)
Oregon D State Representative Knute Buehler (R)
Pennsylvania D Governor Tom Wolf (D) (Inc.)
Pennsylvania D State Senator Scott Wagner (R)
Rhode Island D Governor Gina Raimondo (D) (Inc.)
Rhode Island D Allan Fung (R)
South Carolina R Governor Henry McMaster (R) (Inc.)
South Carolina R State Representative James Smith (D)
South Dakota (Open Seat) R State Senator Billie Sutton (D)
South Dakota (Open Seat) R Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R)
Tennessee (Open Seat) R Bill Lee (R)
Tennessee (Open Seat) R Karl Dean (D)
Texas R Governor Greg Abbott (R) (Inc.)
Texas R Lupe Valdez (D)
Vermont R Governor Phil Scott (R) (Inc.)
Vermont R Christine Hallquist (D)
Wisconsin R Governor Scott Walker (R) (Inc.)
Wisconsin R Superintendent Tony Evers (D)
Wisconsin R Michael J. White (Green)
Wisconsin R Phillip Anderson (Libertarian)
Wisconsin R Maggie Turnbull (I)
Wisconsin R Arnie Enz (The Wisconsin Party)
Wyoming (Open Seat) R State Treasurer Mark Gordon (R)
Wyoming (Open Seat) R Mary Throne (D)