2021 Gubernatorial Elections


Two states will hold elections to choose governors this cycle.  Additionally, California voters will participate in a recall election this cycle.


Disclaimer: The information contained in the table below is subject to revision and will be updated throughout the election cycle. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan

State Candidate Election Date Pre-election Party Control Post-election Party Control
California* Kevin Faulconer (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
California* John Cox (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
California* Caitlyn Jenner (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
California* Larry Elder (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
California* Doug Ose (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
California* Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R) 9/14/2021 Democratic TBD
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) (Inc.) 11/2/2021 Democratic TBD
New Jersey Jack Ciattarelli (R) 11/2/2021 Democratic TBD
Virginia Former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) 11/2/2021 Democratic TBD
Virginia Glenn Youngkin (R) 11/2/2021 Democratic TBD

*The California gubernatorial recall election features 41 candidates. Six Republicans are considered to be in the top candidate tier.  While there are nine registered Democrats on the ballot, no prominent Democrats entered the race.