American Samoa

Incumbent: Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga (I)

AS

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Governor Moliga became governor in January 2013.

Primary Date:
Independent Candidate(s): Gov. Moliga
Democrat Candidate(s): Faoa Sunia
 

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Delaware

Incumbent: Governor Jack Markell (D)

DE

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

Incumbent Governor Term Limited
Governor Jack Markell became governor in January 2009 and was re-elected to a second term in 2012.

Primary Date: September 13, 2016
Republican Candidate: Colin Bonini
Democrat Candidate: John Carney
 

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Indiana

Incumbent: Governor Mike Pence (R)

IN

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Mike Pence became governor in January 2013.

Primary Date: May 3, 2016
Republican Candidate: Eric Holcomb
Democrat Candidate: John R. Gregg
 

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Missouri

Incumbent: Governor Jay Nixon (D)

MO

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Nixon became governor in January 2009 and was re-elected to a second term in 2012.

Primary Date: August 2, 2016
Republican Candidate: Eric Greitens
Democrat Candidate: Chris Koster

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Montana

Incumbent: Governor Steve Bullock (D)

MT

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Governor Bullock became governor in January 2013.

Primary Date: June 7, 2016
Republican Candidate: Greg Gianforte
Democrat Candidate: Steve Bullock
 

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New Hampshire

Incumbent: Governor Maggie Hassan (D)

NH

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Hassan became governor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. She is running for the U.S. Senate.

Primary Date: September 13, 2016
Republican Candidate: Chris Sununu
Democrat Candidate: Colin Van Ostern

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North Carolina

Incumbent: Governor Pat McCrory (R)

NC

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Governor McCrory became governor in January 2011.

Primary Date: March 15, 2016
Republican Candidate: Pat McCrory
Democrat Candidate: Roy Cooper
 

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North Dakota

Incumbent: Governor Jack Dalrymple (R)

ND

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Dalrymple became governor in 2010 completing the unexpired term of Governor Hoeven following his election to the U.S. Senate. Governor Dalrymple was elected to a full term in 2012 and is not seeking Re-election.

Primary Date: June 14, 2016
Republican Candidate: Doug Burgum
Democrat Candidate: Marvin Nelson

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Oregon

Incumbent: Governor Kate Brown (D)

OR

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown became governor on February 18, 2015, following Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation. A special gubernatorial election will be held in November 2016 to fill the position for the final two years of Governor Kitzhaber’s term.

Primary Date: May 17, 2016
Republican Candidate: Bud Pierce
Democrat Candidate: Kate Brown
 

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Puerto Rico

Incumbent: Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (PPD)

PR

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Padilla became governor in January 2013.

Primary Date: June 5, 2016
PPD Candidate: David Bernier
PNP Candidate: Ricky Rosselló

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Utah

Incumbent: Governor Gary R. Herbert (R)

UT

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Utah Lt. Governor Gary Herbert became governor on August 11, 2009, following Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to China. Governor Herbert won a special gubernatorial election (required by Utah law) in November 2010 to complete Governor Huntsman’s unexpired term. He was elected to a full four-year term in 2012 and is eligible to seek Re-election in 2016.

Primary Date: June 28, 2016
Republican Candidate: Gary R. Herbert
Democrat Candidate: Mike Weinholtz

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Vermont

Incumbent: Governor Peter Shumlin (D)

VT

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
Governor Shumlin became governor in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. He is not seeking Re-election.

Primary Date: August 9, 2016
Republican Candidate: Phil Scott
Democrat Candidate: Sue Minter
 

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Washington

Incumbent: Governor Jay Inslee (D)

WA

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

Incumbent Governor Eligible to Seek Re-election
Governor Inslee became governor in January 2013.

Primary Date: August 2, 2016
Republican Candidate: Bill Bryant
Democrat Candidate: Jay Inslee
 

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West Virginia

Incumbent: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

WV

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

Incumbent Governor Not Seeking Re-election
West Virginia Senate President/Lt. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin became acting governor on November 15, 2010, following the election of Governor Joe Manchin III to the U.S. Senate. Governor Tomblin won an October 2011 special gubernatorial election (required by a January 2011 state supreme court decision) to serve the remainder of Governor Manchin’s unexpired term. He was elected to a full four-year term in 2012 and is not seeking Re-election.

Primary Date: May 10, 2016
Republican Candidate: Bill Cole
Democrat Candidate: Jim Justice
 

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