2022 Gubernatorial Elections


Thirty-six (36) states will hold elections to choose governors this cycle. Click on a candidate's name to view issues they are campaigning on and the plans they propose to implement if elected.



  • 3 FLIPS from R to D | Massachusetts, Maryland, Arizona
  • 1 FLIP from D to R | Nevada
  • 9 NEW Incoming Governors | Arkansas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada


Historical Firsts

  • Wes Moore (D) | First Elected Black Governor of Maryland
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) | First Elected Female Governor of Arkansas
  • Maura Healey (D) | First Elected Lesbian Governor in Nation & First Elected Female Governor of Massachusetts
  • Kathy Hochul (D) | First Elected Female Governor of New York


Last updated: 11/15/2022 at 9:00AM ET

State Candidate Projected Results
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Texas Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D)
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Ohio Nan Whaley (D)
Nebraska (Open Seat) State Senator Carol Blood (D)
Nebraska (Open Seat) Jim Pillen (R) WINNER
Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Idaho Stephen Heidt (D)
Oregon (Open Seat) Former Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (D) WINNER
Oregon (Open Seat) Former State Representative Christine Drazan (R)
Oregon (Open Seat) Former State Senator Betsy Johnson (Unaffiliated)
Pennsylvania (Open Seat) Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) WINNER
Pennsylvania (Open Seat) State Senator Doug Mastriano (R)
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Alabama Yolanda Flowers (D)
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Georgia Former State Representative Stacey Abrams (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) WINNER
Arkansas (Open Seat) Chris Jones (D)
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) (Inc.) WINNER
California State Senator Brian Dahle (R)
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Iowa Deidre DeJear (D)
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) (Inc.) WINNER
New Mexico Mark V. Ronchetti (R)
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) (Inc.) WINNER
South Dakota State Representative Jamie Smith (D)
Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Maine Former Governor Paul LePage (R)
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) (Inc.)
Nevada Sheriff Joe Lombardo (R) WINNER - FLIP
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) (Inc.) WINNER
South Carolina Former Congressman Joe Cunningham (D)
Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Colorado Heidi Ganahl (R)
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Illinois State Senator Darren Bailey (R)
New York Governor Kathy C. Hochul (D) (Inc.) WINNER
New York Congressman Lee Zeldin (R)
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Oklahoma Joy Hofmeister (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) State Representative Dan Cox (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Wes Moore (D) WINNER - FLIP
Arizona (Open Seat) Kari Lake (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) WINNER - FLIP
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R)
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Michigan Tudor M. Dixon (R)
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Tennessee Jason Brantley Martin (D)
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Connecticut Robert Stefanowski (R)
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Minnesota Scott Jensen (R)
Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Vermont Brenda Siegel (D)
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Wisconsin Tim Michels (R)
Hawaii (Open Seat) Lieutenant Governor Josh Green (D) WINNER
Hawaii (Open Seat) Former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona (R)
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Alaska Charlie Pierce (R)
Alaska Former State Representative Les Gara (D)
Alaska Former Governor Bill Walker (I)
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Wyoming Theresa A. Livingston (D)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) (Inc.) WINNER
Florida Congressman Charlie Crist (D)
Massachusetts (Open Seat) Attorney General Maura Healey (D) WINNER - FLIP
Massachusetts (Open Seat) Former State Representative Geoff Diehl (R)
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) (Inc.) WINNER
New Hampshire State Senator Tom Sherman (D)
Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee (D) (Inc.) WINNER
Rhode Island Ashley Marie Kalus (R)

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