Governor Races, 2022                                                       

                                                 updated  Jan. 12, 2022  

Current Balance:  27 Republicans, 23 Democrats.
36 seats at stake:  16 held by Democrats, 20 by Republicans.
8 open...  7 term limited:  3 Democrats, 4 Republicans. 
...plus 1 Retirement:  1 Republican.
Term-limited - D: Ige-HI, Brown-OR, Wolf-PA; R: Ducey-AZ, Hutchinson-AR, Logan-MD, Ricketts-NE.  Retirement -
R: Baker-MA.
       

2022
Thirty-six seats are at stake.  Top issues include the economy, education and handling of the COVID pandemic.  There are eight open seats.  Incumbent governors are rarely defeated in primaries, but several governors do face competitive primaries.  Races that have drawn particular attention are Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in Georgia, who has been targeted by former President Donald Trump; Gov. Brad Little (R) in Idaho, who faces a challenge from Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin; and Gov. Mike DeWine (R) in Ohio, who is being challenged by former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci.  On the Democratic side, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who ascended to the office following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has several credible challengers.  Trump has endorsed in a dozen races (>).                                                                                           
See also
DGA  |  RGA
|| Cook Political Report  |  Sabato's Crystal Ball  ||  politics1.com

Primary
DEMOCRATIC incumbents (16)
REPUBLICAN challenger
THIRD PARTY/INDEP.
CA
June 7
Gavin Newsom


CO
June 28
Jared Polis


CT
Aug. 9
Ned Lamont website inactive


HI
Aug. 13
David Ige ...term limited

IL
June 28
J.B. Pritzker


KS
Aug. 2
Laura Kelly


ME
June 14
Janet Mills


MI
Aug. 2
Gretchen Whitmer


MN
Aug. 9
Tim Walz


NV
June 14
Steve Sisolak


NM
June 7
Michelle Lujan Grisham


NY
June 28
Kathy Hochul


OR
May 17
Kate Brown  ...term limited


PA
May 17
Tom Wolf  ...term limited

RI
Sep. 13
Dan McKee


WI
Aug. 9
Tony Evers





Primary
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLICAN incumbents (20)
THIRD PARTY/INDEP.
AL
May 24

Kay Ivey

AK
Aug. 16

Mike Dunleavy

AZ
Aug. 2

Doug Ducey  ...term limited

AR
May 24

Asa Hutchinson ...term limited

FL
Aug. 23

Ron DeSantis

GA
May 24

Brian Kemp

ID
May 17

Brad Little

IA
June 7

Kim Reynolds

MD
June 28

Larry Hogan  ...term limited

MA
Sept. 20

Charlie Baker ...announced Dec. 1, 2021 would not seek a third term

NE
May 10

Pete Ricketts ...term limited
NH
Sept. 13

Chris Sununu

OH
May 3

Mike DeWine

OK
Aug. 23

Kevin Stitt

SC
June 14

Henry McMaster

SD
June 7

Kristi Noem

TN
Aug. 4

Bill Lee

TX
Mar. 1

Greg Abbott

VT
Aug. 9

Phil Scott

WY
Aug. 16

Mark Gordon



Governor Primary Dates

March

April 

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.


1-TX



3-OH

10-NE

17-ID
17-OR
17-PA

24-AL
24-AR
24-GA

7-CA
7-IA
7-NM
7-SD

14-ME
14-NV
14-SC

28-CO
28-IL
28-MD
28-NY



2-AZ
2-KS
2-MI

4-TN

9-CT
9-MN
9-VT
9-WI

13-HI

16-WY

23-FL
23-OK

16-AK

13-NH
13-RI

20-MA

no primaries in April or July.  
NCSL Primary Dates


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