Alabama

Incumbent: Governor Robert Bentley (R)

AL

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Bentley became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 3, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Robert Bentley
Democrat Candidate(s): Parker Griffith

Alaska

Incumbent: Governor Sean Parnell (R)

AK

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Alaska Lt. Governor Sean Parnell became governor on July 26, 2009, completing the unexpired term of Governor Sarah Palin following her resignation. Governor Parnell was elected to a full four-year term in November 2010. He is eligible to run for a second full term in 2014.)

Primary Date: August 19, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Sean Parnell
Democrat Candidate(s): Byron Mallott
Independent Candidate(s): Bill Walker


Arizona

Incumbent: Governor Jan Brewer (R)

AZ

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
(Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer became governor on January 21, 2009, completing the unexpired term of Governor Janet Napolitano following her appointment as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Governor Brewer was elected to a full four-year term in November 2010.)

Primary Date: August 26, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith, Andrew Thomas
Democrat Candidate(s): Fred DuVal


Arkansas

Incumbent: Governor Mike Beebe (D)

AR

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
(Governor Beebe became governor in January 2007 and was reelected to a second term in 2010.)

Primary Date: May 20, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Asa Hutchinson
Democrat Candidate(s): Mike Ross


California

Incumbent: Governor Jerry Brown (D)

CA

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Brown previously served eight years as governor from 1975-1983. Governor Brown was elected to full four-year terms in November 1974, 1978 and 2010.)

Primary Date: June 3, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Neel Kashkari
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Jerry Brown
Other Party Candidate(s): Cindy Sheehan


Colorado

Incumbent: Governor John Hickenlooper (D)

CO

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Hickenlooper became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 24, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Bob Beauprez
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. John Hickenlooper


Connecticut

Incumbent: Governor Dan Malloy (D)

CT

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Malloy became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 12, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Tom Foley
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Dan Malloy


Florida

Incumbent: Governor Rick Scott (R)

FL

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Scott became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 26, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Rick Scott, Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder
Democrat Candidate(s): Charlie Crist, Nan Rich
Independent Candidate(s): Adrian Wyllie


Georgia

Incumbent: Governor Nathan Deal (R)

GA

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Deal became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: May 20, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Nathan Deal
Democrat Candidate(s): Jason Carter
Other Party Candidate(s): Andrew Hunt


Guam

Incumbent: Governor Eddie Calvo (R)

GU

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Calvo became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 30, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Eddie Calvo
Democrat Candidate(s):


Hawaii

Incumbent: Governor Neil Abercrombie (D)

HI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor No Longer Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Abercrombie became governor in December 2010.)

Primary Date: August 9, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Duke Aiona
Democrat Candidate(s): David Ige
Independent Candidate(s): Mufi Hannemann


Idaho

Incumbent: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)

ID

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Otter became governor in January 2007 and was reelected to a second term in 2010.)

Primary Date: May 20, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter
Democrat Candidate(s): A.J. Balukoff


Illinois

Incumbent: Governor Pat Quinn (D)

IL

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn became governor on January 29, 2009, completing the unexpired term of Governor Rod Blagojevich. Governor Quinn was elected to a full four-year term in November 2010.)

Primary Date: March 18, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Bruce Rauner
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Pat Quinn


Iowa

Incumbent: Governor Terry Branstad (R)

IA

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Branstad previously served 16 years as governor from 1983-1999. Governor Branstad was elected to full four-year terms in November 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 2010.)

Primary Date: June 3, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Terry Branstad
Democrat Candidate(s): Jack Hatch


Kansas

Incumbent: Governor Sam Brownback (R)

KS

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Brownback became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 5, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Sam Brownback
Democrat Candidate(s): Paul Davis


Maine

Incumbent: Governor Paul LePage (R)

ME

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor LePage became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 10, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Paul LePage
Democrat Candidate(s): Mike Michaud
Independent Candidate(s): Eliot Cutler


Maryland

Incumbent: Governor Martin O’Malley (D)

MD

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
(Governor O'Malley became governor in January 2007 and was reelected to a second term in 2010.)

Primary Date: June 24, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Larry Hogan
Democrat Candidate(s): Anthony Brown


Massachusetts

Incumbent: Governor Deval Patrick (D)

MA

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Reelection
(Governor Patrick became governor in January 2007 and was reelected to a second term in 2010.)

Primary Date: September 9, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Charles Baker
Democrat Candidate(s): Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, Don Berwick, Juliette Kayyem, Joe Avellone


Michigan

Incumbent: Governor Rick Snyder (R)

MI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Snyder became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 5, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Rick Snyder
Democrat Candidate(s): Mark Schauer


Minnesota

Incumbent: Governor Mark Dayton (D)

MN

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Dayton became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 12, 2014
Republican Candidate(s):Jeff Johnson
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Mark Dayton


Nebraska

Incumbent: Governor Dave Heineman (R)

NE

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two. After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
(Nebraska Lt. Governor Dave Heineman became governor on January 21, 2005, completing the unexpired term of Governor Mike Johanns following his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Heineman was elected to full four-year terms in November 2006 and 2010.)

Primary Date: May 13, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Pete Ricketts
Democrat Candidate(s): Chuck Hassebrook


Nevada

Incumbent: Governor Brian Sandoval (R)

NV

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Sandoval became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 10, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Brian Sandoval
Democrat Candidate(s): Robert Goodman


New Hampshire

Incumbent: Governor Maggie Hassan (D)

NH

Length of Regular Terms: Two years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Hassan became governor in January 2013.)

Primary Date: September 9, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Walter Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Maggie Hassan


New Mexico

Incumbent: Governor Susana Martinez (R)

NM

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Martinez became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 3, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Susana Martinez
Democrat Candidate(s): Gary King


New York

Incumbent: Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)

NY

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Cuomo became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: September 9, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Rob Astorino
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Andrew Cuomo


Northern Mariana Islands

Incumbent: Governor Eloy S. Inos (R)

NMI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Absolute two-term limitation

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Northern Mariana Islands Lt. Governor Eloy S. Inos became governor on February 20, 2013, completing the unexpired term of Governor Benigno Fitial following his resignation. Gov. Fitial was serving a five-year second term in office as governor (instead of the normal four-year term) because of Senate Legislative Initiative 16-11, which prescribes that future general elections in NMI will be held during even-number years. Therefore, the next gubernatorial general election in NMI will take place in 2014 instead of 2013.)

Primary Date:
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Eloy Inos
Democrat Candidate(s):


Ohio

Incumbent: Governor John Kasich (R)

OH

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two. After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Kasich became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: May 6, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. John Kasich
Democrat Candidate(s): Ed FitzGerald
Other Party Candidate(s): Charlie Earl


Oklahoma

Incumbent: Governor Mary Fallin (R)

OK

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Fallin became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 24, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Mary Fallin
Democrat Candidate(s): Joe Dorman


Oregon

Incumbent: Governor John Kitzhaber (D)

OR

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Kitzhaber previously served eight years as governor from 1995-2003. Governor Kitzhaber was elected to full four-year terms in November 1994, 1998 and 2010.)

Primary Date: May 20, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Dennis Richardson
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. John Kitzhaber


Pennsylvania

Incumbent: Governor Tom Corbett (R)

PA

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Corbett became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: May 20, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Tom Corbett
Democrat Candidate(s): Tom Wolf


Rhode Island

Incumbent: Governor Lincoln Chafee (D)

RI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Reelection
(Governor Chafee became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: September 9, 2014
Republican Candidate(s):Ken Block, Allan Fung
Democrat Candidate(s): Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo, Angel Taveras


South Carolina

Incumbent: Governor Nikki R. Haley (R)

SC

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Haley became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 10, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Nikki Haley
Democrat Candidate(s): Vincent Sheheen
Other Party Candidate(s): Tom Ervin, Steve French, Morgan Bruce Reeves


South Dakota

Incumbent: Governor Dennis Daugaard (R)

SD

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Daugaard became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: June 3, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Democrat Candidate(s): Susan Wismer


Tennessee

Incumbent: Governor Bill Haslam (R)

TN

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Haslam became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 7, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Bill Haslam
Democrat Candidate(s): Charles Brown


Texas

Incumbent: Governor Rick Perry (R)

TX

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Reelection
(Texas Lt. Governor Rick Perry became governor in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush was elected President. Governor Perry was elected to full four-year terms in November 2002, 2006 and 2010.)

Primary Date: March 4, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Greg Abbott
Democrat Candidate(s): Wendy Davis


Vermont

Incumbent: Governor Peter Shumlin (D)

VT

Length of Regular Terms: Two years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Shumlin became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 26, 2014
Republican Candidate(s):
Democrat Candidate(s): Gov. Peter Shumlin


Virgin Islands

Incumbent: Governor John deJongh, Jr. (D)

USVI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two. After two consecutive terms as governor, the candidate must wait four years before becoming eligible to run again.

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
(Governor deJongh became governor in January 2007 and was reelected to a second term in 2010.)

Primary Date: August 2, 2014
Republican Candidate(s):
Democrat Candidate(s): Donna Christensen
Independent Candidate(s): Soraya Diase Coffelt, Kenneth Mapp


Wisconsin

Incumbent: Governor Scott Walker (R)

WI

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: No limit

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Walker became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 12, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Scott Walker
Democrat Candidate(s): Mary Burke


Wyoming

Incumbent: Governor Matthew Mead (R)

WY

Length of Regular Terms: Four years
Maximum Consecutive Terms Allowed by Constitution: Two

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Reelection
(Governor Mead became governor in January 2011.)

Primary Date: August 19, 2014
Republican Candidate(s): Gov. Matt Mead, Taylor Haynes, Cindy Hill
Democrat Candidate(s):