2022 Gubernatorial Elections



Thirty six states will hold elections to choose governors 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 Current Party Control Primary Date Candidate
Texas Republican 3/1/2022 Governor Greg Abbott (R) (Inc.)
Texas Republican 3/1/2022 Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D)
Ohio Republican 5/3/2022 Governor Mike DeWine (R) (Inc.)
Ohio Republican 5/3/2022 Nan Whaley (D)
Nebraska (Open Seat) Republican 5/10/2022 State Senator Carol Blood (D)
Nebraska (Open Seat) Republican 5/10/2022 Jim Pillen (R)
Idaho Republican 5/17/2022 Governor Brad Little (R) (Inc.)
Idaho Republican 5/17/2022 Stephen Heidt (D)
Oregon (Open Seat) Democratic 5/17/2022 Former Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (D)
Oregon (Open Seat) Democratic 5/17/2022 Former State Representative Christine Drazan (R)
Oregon (Open Seat) Democratic 5/17/2022 Former State Senator Betsy Johnson (Unaffiliated)
Pennsylvania (Open Seat) Democratic 5/17/2022 Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D)
Pennsylvania (Open Seat) Democratic 5/17/2022 State Representative Douglas V. Mastriano (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Governor Kay Ivey (R) (Inc.)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Lindy Blanchard (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Donald Trent Jones (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Lew Burdette (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Stacy Lee George (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Tim James (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Dean Odle (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Former State Representative Dave Thomas (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Dean Young (R)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 State Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier (D)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Patricia Jamieson (D)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Arthur Kennedy (D)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Chad Chig Martin (D)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Doug Smith (D)
Alabama Republican 5/24/2022 Yolanda Flowers (D)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Governor Brian Kemp (R) (Inc.)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Catherine Davis (R)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Former Senator David A. Perdue (R)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Kandiss Taylor (R)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Tom Williams (R)
Georgia Republican 5/24/2022 Former State Representative Stacey Abrams (D)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Governor Gavin Newsom (D) (Inc.)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Anthony "Tony" Fanara (D)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato (D)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Joel Ventresca (D)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Ronald A. Anderson (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Shawn Collins (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 State Senator Brian Dahle (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Ron Jones (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Jenny Rae Le Roux (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 David Lozano (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Daniel R. Mercuri (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Cristian Raul Morales (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Robert C. Newman II (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Lonnie Sortor (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Anthony Trimino (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Major Williams (R)
California Democratic 6/7/2022 Leo S. Zacky (R)
Iowa Republican 6/7/2022 Governor Kim Reynolds (R) (Inc.)
Iowa Republican 6/7/2022 Deidre DeJear (D)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) (Inc.)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 Gregory Joseph Zanetti (R)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 Ethel R. Maharg (R)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 Mark V. Roncheti (R)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 State Representative Rebecca L. Dow (R)
New Mexico Democratic 6/7/2022 County Commissioner Jay C. Block (R)
South Dakota Republican 6/7/2022 Governor Kristi Noem (R) (Inc.)
South Dakota Republican 6/7/2022 State Representative Steven Haugaard (R)
South Dakota Republican 6/7/2022 State Representative Jamie Smith (D)
Maine Democratic 6/14/2022 Governor Janet Mills (D) (Inc.)
Maine Democratic 6/14/2022 Former Governor Paul LePage (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Governor Steve Sisolak (D) (Inc.)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Tom Collins (D)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Tom Heck (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 William "Dock" Walls (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Amber Whitley (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Barak Zilberberg (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Former Secretary of State Dean Heller (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Eddie Hamilton (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Edward E. O'Brien (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Fred Simon (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Gary "Radar" Evertsen (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Guy Nohra (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Mayor John J. Lee (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Joey Gilbert (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Sheriff Joe Lombardo (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Seven Achilles Evans (R)
Nevada Democratic 6/14/2022 Stanleigh Harold Lusak (R)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Governor Henry McMaster (R) (Inc.)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Harrison Musselwhite (R)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Mindy L Steele (R)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Carlton Boyd (D)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Former Congressman Joe Cunningham (D)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 State Senator Mia S McLeod (D)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 Calvin CJ Mack McMillan (D)
South Carolina Republican 6/14/2022 William H Williams (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 Anthony "Tony" Bland (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 Chris Jones (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 State Representative Jay Martin (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 Supha Xayprasith-Mays (D)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)
Arkansas (Open Seat) Republican 6/21/2022 Francis "Doc" Washburn (R)
Colorado Democratic 6/28/2022 Governor Jared Polis (D) (Inc.)
Colorado Democratic 6/28/2022 Greg Lopez (R)
Colorado Democratic 6/28/2022 Heidi Ganahl (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Governor JB Pritzker (D) (Inc.)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Beverly Miles (D)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 State Senator Darren Bailey (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Mayor Richard C. Irvin (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Gary Rabine (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Former State Senator Paul Schimpf (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Keisha S. Smith (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Max Solomon (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Jesse Sullivan (R)
Illinois Democratic 6/28/2022 Emily Johnson (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 State Representative Dan Cox (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Robin Ficker (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce Kelly Schulz (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Joe Werner (R)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former State Representative Rushern L. Baker, III (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Jon Baron (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former State Representative Peter Franchot (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Ralph W. Jaffe (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Ashwani Jain (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former United States Secretary of Education John King (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Wes Moore (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Former United States Secretary of Labor Tom Perez (D)
Maryland (Open Seat) Republican 7/19/2022 Jerome M. Segal (D)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 Governor Kathy C. Hochul (D) (Inc.)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 U.S. Representative Thomas R. Suozzi (D)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 Jumaane D. Williams (D)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 Andrew Giuliani (R)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 Harry Wilson (R)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 Rob Astorino (R)
New York Democratic 6/28/2022 U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (R)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Governor Kevin Stitt (R) (Inc.)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Mark Sherwood (R)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Joel Kintsel (R)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Moira McCabe (R)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Former Senator Connie Johnson (D)
Oklahoma Republican 6/28/2022 Joy Hofmeister (D)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Steve Gaynor (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Kari Lake (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Scott Neely (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Former Congressman Matt Salmon (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Karrin Taylor Robson (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Paola "Z." Tulliani-Zen (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (R)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Former State Representative Aaron Lieberman (D)
Arizona (Open Seat) Republican 8/2/2022 Marco Lopez (D)
Kansas Democratic 8/2/2022
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) (Inc.)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Donna Brandenburg (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Michael Brown (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 James Craig (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Tudor M. Dixon (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Perry Johnson (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Ryan D. Kelley (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Michael Jay Markey Jr. (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Ralph Rebandt (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Kevin Rinke (R)
Michigan Democratic 8/2/2022 Garrett Soldano (R)
Tennessee Republican 8/4/2022 Governor Bill Lee (R) (Inc.)
Tennessee Republican 8/4/2022 Carnita Faye Atwater (D)
Tennessee Republican 8/4/2022 Jason Brantley Martin (D)
Tennessee Republican 8/4/2022 JB Smiley Jr. (D)
Connecticut Democratic 8/9/2022
Minnesota Democratic 8/9/2022
Vermont Republican 8/9/2022
Wisconsin Democratic 8/9/2022
Hawaii (Open Seat) Democratic 8/13/2022
Alaska Republican 8/16/2022
Wyoming Republican 8/16/2022
Florida Republican 8/23/2022
New Hampshire Republican 9/13/2022
Rhode Island Democratic 9/13/2022
Massachusetts (Open Seat) Republican 9/6/2022