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State     Governor Incumbent's Party Former Governors 2013-2014 Challengers and Former Candidates
AK  
  Sean Parnell
Succeeded Gov. Palin in 2009;
elected 2010;
running for re-election 2014

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell
Republican Sarah Palin ; GOP Governor, 2006-2009
Author: America by Heart
Frank Murkowski GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Tony Knowles Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election: 2014; challengers:
Bill Walker (I); Former Mayor of Juneau Byron Mallott (D)
AL  
  Robert Bentley
First elected 2010;
running for re-election 2014
Republican Bob Riley GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Don Siegelman  Dem. Governor, 1999-2003
Next election: 2014; challengers:
County Commissioner Stacy Lee George (R); Tim James (R); U.S.Rep. Bradley Byrne (R)
Rep. Artur Davis (D, AL-7) 2010 challenger
AR  
  Mike Beebe
First elected 2006; re-elected 2010
term-limited 2014
Democrat Mike Huckabee GOP Governor until 2006
Author: A Simple Government
Bill Clinton Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92;
President, 1993-2001; Author: My Life
David Pryor Dem. Governor, 1975-79
Dale Bumpers Dem. Governor, 1971-75
Next election: 2014; Contenders:
Former Rep. Mike Ross (D)
Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D)
Former Rep. & DEA Admin. Asa Hutchinson(R)
State Rep. Debra Hobbs (R); Food safety CEO Chris Coleman (R)
Rep. Tim Griffin(R for Lt. Gov)
AZ  
  Jan Brewer
Succeeded Gov. Napolitano in 2009;
elected 2010; term-limited 2014
Author: Scorpions for Breakfast, 2011
Republican Janet Napolitano Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Jane Dee Hull GOP Governor, 1998-2002
Next election: 2014; contenders:
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (R)
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R)
AZ Treasurer Doug Ducey (R)
Former Chair of AZ Board of Regents Fred DuVal (D)
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell (D)
Barry Hess, 2010 Libertarian Party nominee (L)
CA  
  Jerry Brown
First re-elected 2010
(previously governor, 1975-1983)
Democrat Arnold Schwarzenegger GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Gray Davis Dem. Governor, 1998-2003
Ronald Reagan GOP Governor, 1966-80
President, 1981-1989; Memoir: Dutch, by Edmund Morris
Next election: 2014; challengers:
State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R);
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado (R);
Former Secy. of Labor Hilda Solis (D);
Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D).
2003 CA Recall Debate
Arianna Huffington 2003 Independent challenger;
Author: Third World America
Cruz Bustamante 2003 Democratic challenger
Peter Camejo 2003 Green Challenger
Tom McClintock 2003 Republican Challenger
CO  
  John Hickenlooper
First elected 2010
Democrat Bill Ritter Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Bill Owens GOP Governor 1998-2006
Next election: 2014; contenders:
Rep. Bob Beauprez (R), 2006 challenger.
Matthew Hess (L)
Rep. Tom Tancredo (C), 2010 challenger;
Author: In Mortal Danger
State Senator Greg Brophy (R)
Scott Gessler, Secretary of State of Colorado
Steve House, Chairman of the Adams County Republican Party
Mike Kopp, former Minority Leader of the Colorado Senate
CT  
  Dan Malloy
First Elected 2010
Democrat Jodi Rell Acting Governor, 2004; elected 2006-2010
John Rowland  GOP Governor, re-elected 2002, resigned July 2004
Next election: 2014; challengers:
Former Ambassador Tom Foley (R)
Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney (R)
DE  
  Jack Markell
First elected 2008
Re-elected 2012
Democrat Ruth Ann Minner
First elected 2000;
re-elected 2004;
Term-limited, 2008
Tom Carper Dem. Governor, 1993-2000
Michael Castle GOP Governor, 1985-1992
Next election: 2016
2012 Challenger: Jeff Cragg (R)
FL  
  Rick Scott
First elected, 2010; running for re-election 2014
Republican Charlie Crist GOP governor, 2006-2010
Jeb Bush GOP governor, retired 2006;
Author: Profiles in Character
Bob Graham Dem. Governor, 1979-86
Next election: 2014; challengers:
State Senator Nan Rich (D)
Former Gov. Charlie Crist (D)
Alex Sink (D, 2010 nominee)
Former FL House Minority Leader Dan Gelber (D)
Former Rep. Kendrick Meek (D)
Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales (D)
State Senator Jeremy Ring (D)
Former challengers:
McCollum(R,2010); Davis(D,2006);
Reno(D,2002); Moore(S,2008).
GA  
  Nathan Deal
First elected 2010
Republican
Sonny Perdue (Dem. Governor 2002-2010)
Roy Barnes (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Zell Miller (Dem. Governor, 1991-98)
Jimmy Carter (Dem. Governor, 1971-74)
Next election: 2014; challengers:
State Sen. (D; won primary); Also ran:
Dalton Mayor David Pennington (R);
State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D);
State Rep. Scott Holcomb (D);
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D).
HI  
  Neil Abercrombie
First elected 2010
Democrat Linda Lingle GOP Governor, 2002-2010
Benjamin Cayetano Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election: 2014; contenders:
State Senator David Ige (D)
Former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona (R)
Former Rep. Charles Djou (R)
IA  
  Terry Branstad
First re-elected 2010;
previously governor 1983-1999
Republican Chet Culver; Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Tom Vilsack Dem. Governor 2002-2006
Next election: 2014; challengers:
State Rep. Tyler Olson (D);
State Sen. Jack Hatch (D);
State Rep. Bob Krause (D);
Tom Hoefling, political activist (R)
Former First Lady Christie Vilsack (D);
State Senator Jack Hatch;
Former Gov. Chet Culver (D);
Jim Nussle (R, 2006 challenger)
ID  
  Butch Otter
First elected 2006; re-elected 2010;
running for re-election 2014.
Republican Dirk Kempthorne GOP Governor, 1999-2006;
Appointed 2006-2009 to Bush's Cabinet.
Next election: 2014; challengers:
Rep. Raul Labrador (R)
State Senator Russ Fulcher (R)
Lieutenant Governor Brad Little (R)
WITHDREW: Education Superintendent Tom Luna (R); Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R); State Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)
Former challengers:
Jerry Brady (D, 2006 challenger)
IL  
  Pat Quinn
Succeeded Gov. Blagojevich in 2009; elected 2010
Democrat Rod Blagojevich Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
resigned in scandal.
George Ryan GOP Governor, 1999-2002
Next election: 2014; Contenders:
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R)
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R);
State Senator Kirk Dillard (R);
State Senator Bill Brady (R);
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley (D);
GTCR Chairman Bruce Rauner (R);
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D).
IN  
  Mike Pence
First Elected 2012
Republican Mitch Daniels GOP Governor, 2004-2012 Joseph Kernan Dem. Governor, 2003
Frank O'Bannon Dem. Governor, 1997-2003
Evan Bayh Dem. Governor, 1989-96
Next Election: 2016
2012 Challengers:
Former House Speaker John Gregg (D)
KS  
  Sam Brownback
First elected 2010;
Author: From Power to Purpose
Republican Mark Parkinson Dem. Governor, 2009-2010
Kathleen Sebelius Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet.
Bill Graves GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Next election: 2014; challengers:
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (D)
Board of Regents member Jill Docking (D; running for Lt. Gov.)
WITHDREW: Minority Leader Paul Davis (D)
KY  
  Steve Beshear
Re-elected 2011;
First Elected 2007
Democrat Ernie Fletcher GOP Gov., elected 2003; lost re-election 2007
Paul Patton Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Wendell Ford Dem. Governor, 1971-74
Next election: 2015
Candidates:
2010 Senate nominee Bill Johnson (R);
State Sen. Pres. David Williams (R)
LA  
  Bobby Jindal
Re-elected, 2011;
First elected, 2007
Author: Leadership and Crisis
Republican Kathleen Blanco Dem. Governor, 2004-2008
Mike Foster GOP Governor, 1996-2004

Next election: 2015
Challengers:
Sen. David Vitter (R);
Sec. of St. Jay Dardenne (R);
Caroline Fayard (D);
Dan Northcutt (I)
MA  
  Deval Patrick
First elected 2006; re-elected 2010; retiring 2014
2006 MA Democratic primary debate
2006 MA Gubernatorial debate;
Author: A Reason to Believe, 2011
Democrat Mitt Romney GOP Governor, 2002-2006;
Author: Turnaround
Kerry Healey GOP Lt.Gov.; 2006 nominee
Jane Swift GOP Governor, 2001-2002
Paul Cellucci GOP Governor until 2001
Sen. John Kerry Dem. Lt. Gov., 1982-84;
Author: A Call to Service
Next election 2014; contenders:
Former MA cabinet official Charlie Baker (R)
Former Atty.Gen. Martha Coakley (D)
Treasurer Steve Grossman (D)
Don Berwick (D)
State Senator Dan Wolf (D)
Rep. Mike Capuano (D)
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R; see NH Senate)
Former contenders:
Mihos (R, 2010); Ross (D, 2010);
Stein (G, 2010); Gabrieli (D, 2006);
Reich (D, 2002); O'Brien (D, 2002)
MD  
  Martin O'Malley
First elected 2006; re-elected 2010;
term-limited 2014
Democrat Robert Ehrlich GOP governor, 2002-2006
Parris Glendening Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Next election 2014; contenders:
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D);
Atty.Gen. Douglas Gansler (D);
State Del. Heather Mizeu (D);
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D);
County Exec. David Craig (R);
State Del. Ron George (R);
County Pres. Blaine Young (R);
Agent Dan Bongino (R).
Former contenders:
Steele (R,2006); Vaughn (R,2010).
ME  
  Paul LePage
First elected 2010;
running for re-election 2014
Republican John Baldacci Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Angus King Independent Governor, 1995-2002
Author: Governor`s Travels
Next election 2014; challengers:
Rep. Mike Michaud (D)
2010 nominee Eliot Cutler (I)
MI  
  Rick Snyder
First elected 2010
Republican Jennifer Granholm , Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
John Engler GOP Governor, 1991-2002
Next election 2014; challengers:
Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D)
Mark McFarlin, Independent write-in candidate for Governor in 2002
Former challengers:
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R, 2010 challenger)
Former Rep. Joe Schwarz (I, 2010 challenger)
MN  
  Mark Dayton
First elected 2010; running for re-election 2014.
Democrat Tim Pawlenty  GOP Governor, 2002-2010;
Biography: Sam's Club Republican
Jesse Ventura  Independent Governor, 1998-2002;
Author: American Conspiracies
Next election 2014. Challengers:
Businessman Scott Honour (R)
County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (R)
State Sen. Dave Thompson (R)
Former House Speaker Kurt Zellers (R)
MO  
  Jay Nixon
First elected 2008;
Re-elected 2012
Democrat Matt Blunt GOP Governor, 2004-2008
Bob Holden Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Mel Carnahan Dem. Governor, 1997-2000
John Ashcroft GOP Governor, 1985-93
Kit Bond GOP Governor, 1971-77 & 1981-85
Next Election: 2016
2012 Challenger: Dave Spence (R)
MS  
  Phil Bryant
First elected 2011.
Republican Haley Barbour
First elected 2003;
Re-elected 2007;
Author: The Agenda for America, 1996
Ronnie Musgrove Dem. Governor, 2000-2003
Next election 2015
Candidates:
Bill Luckett (D);
Mayor Johnny Dupree;
Attorney General Jim Hood
MT  
  Steve Bullock
First elected 2012
Democrat Brian Schweitzer Dem. Governor, 2004-2012
Biography: Blue Man in a Red State, 2008
Judy Martz GOP Governor, 2000-2004
Next Election: 2016
2012 Challenger: Former Rep. Rick Hill (R)
2008 challenger: Stan Jones
NC  
  Pat McCrory
First elected 2012
Republican Bev Perdue Dem. Governor 2008-2012
Mike Easley Dem. Governor 2000-2008
Next election: 2016
2012 Challenger:
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (D)
Other contenders:
Rep. Virginia Foxx (Withdrew)
ND  
  Jack Dalrymple
Succeeded Gov. Hoeven in 2010
Re-elected, 2012
Republican John Hoeven GOP Governor 2000-2010
(Elected to Senate in Nov. 2010)
Next Election: 2016
2012 Challengers:
State Senate Minority Leader Ryan Taylor (D)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D, withdrew)
NE  
  Dave Heineman
Succeeded Gov. Johanns 2004;
Elected in 2006;
Re-elected 2010; term-limited 2014
Republican Mike Johanns GOP Governor, 2000-2004;
appointed to Bush's Cabinet, 2004
Ben Nelson Dem. Governor, 1991-99
Bob Kerrey Dem. Governor, 1983-87
Jim Exon Dem. Governor, 1971-79
Next election 2014; contenders:
Pete Ricketts (R)
State Sen. Charlie Janssen (R)
State Sen. Beau McCoy (R)
State Sen. Steve Lathrop (D)
State Sen. Annette Dubas (D)
Former Republican Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy (R)
NH  
  Maggie Hassan
First elected 2012.
Democrat John Lynch (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Craig Benson (GOP Governor, 2002-2004)
Jeanne Shaheen (Dem. Governor, 1997-2002)
Judd Gregg (GOP Governor, 1989-92)
Next Election: 2014; challengers: (R)
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas (R)
State Rep. George Lambert (R)
State Senator Chuck Morse (R)
NH HHS Commissioner John Stephen (R)
WITHDREW: State Senator Gary Lambert (R); State Senator Andy Sanborn (R)
Former Rep. Frank Guinta (R)
Former Rep. Jeb Bradley (R)
2012 Challenger:
Former Board of Ed. Chair Ovide Lamontagne (R)
NJ  
  Chris Christie
First elected Nov. 2009; re-elected 2013;
Biography: Teachers Under Attack, 2011
Republican Jon Corzine ((Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
Richard Codey (Acting Governor 2004-2005)
James McGreevey (Dem. Governor, 2002-2004; resigned Aug. 2004)
Donald DiFrancesco (GOP Governor, 2001-2002)
Thomas Kean (GOP Governor, 1982-1990)
Christie Todd Whitman (GOP Governor, 1994-2001)
Next Election: 2017
Challenger: State Sen. Barbara Buono (D)
2013 New Jersey gubernatorial debates
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D)
Chris Daggett (I, 2009 challenger)
2009 N.J. gubernatorial debates
NM  
  Susana Martinez
First elected 2010
Republican Bill Richardson Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Author: Between Worlds
Gary Johnson  GOP governor, 1995-2002
Ran for President, 2012
Next election 2014; challengers:
Gary Johnson (L)
State Attorney General Gary King (D);
Howie Morales, State Senator (D);
Alan Webber, businessman (D);
State Senator Linda Lopez (D)
NV  
  Brian Sandoval
First elected 2010; running for re-election 2014
Republican Jim Gibbons GOP Governor, 2006-2010
Kenny Guinn GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Richard Bryan Dem. Governor, 1983-1989
Next election 2014; challengers:
County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D);
State Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
WITHDREW: Former NV Speaker Barbara Buckley (D)
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D)
NY  
  Andrew Cuomo
First elected 2010;
Author: Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, 2003
Democrat David Paterson Dem. Governor, 2008-2010
Eliot Spitzer Resigned in scandal, March 2008.
George Pataki GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Mario Cuomo Dem. Governor, 1982-94;
Author: Reason To Believe
Next election 2014; contenders:
Donald Trump (R)
Rep. Vito Fossella (R)
State Rep. Steven McLaughlin (R)
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R)
Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro (R)
School Board member Carl Paladino (R)
2010 Comptroller nominee Harry Wilson (R)
Previous contenders:
Rep. Rick Lazio (R, lost 2010 primary)
OH  
  John Kasich
First elected 2010; running for re-election 2014
Author: Stand For Something
Republican Ted Strickland (Dem. Governor, 2006-2010)
Bob Taft (GOP Governor, 1999-2006)
George Voinovich (GOP Governor, 1991-98)
Mike DeWine (Dem. Lt. Governor, 1991-95)
Richard Celeste (Dem. Governor, 1983-91)
Next election 2014; challengers:
County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D)
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D)
OK  
  Mary Fallin
First elected 2010
Republican Brad Henry Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Frank Keating (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Next election 2014; challengers:
Former Rep. Dan Boren (D);
Former Tulsa Mayor Susan Savage
Randy Brogdon, former State Senator and candidate for Governor in 2010
R. J. Harris, Libertarian candidate for President in 2012
Former races:
Ernest Istook (R, 2006 challenger)
OR  
  Former Gov. John Kitzhaber
First re-elected 2010
Previously governor 1995-2002
Democrat Ted Kulongoski Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Mark Hatfield (GOP Governor, 1959-66)
Next election 2014; contenders:
Businessman Jon Justesen (R)
State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R)
Businessman & State GOP chair Allen Alley (R)
State Rep. Bruce Hanna (R)
PA  
  Tom Corbett
First elected 2010
Republican Edward Rendell Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Tom Ridge (GOP Governor, 1995-2001)
Author: Test of Our Times
Mark Schweiker (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Next election 2014; contenders:
Former Secy. of PA Dept. of Revenue Tom Wolf (D);
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D for Gov.);
Rep. Mark Critz (D for Lt.Gov.);
County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz (D);
PA Treasurer Robert McCord (D);
Former Secy. of PA Dept. of Env. Protection John Hanger (D);
Former Secy. of PA Dept. of Env. Protection Kathleen McGinty (D);
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown (D).
RI  
  Sen. Linc Chafee
First elected 2010; retiring 2014.
Author: Against the Tide, 2008
Independent Don Carcieri GOP Governor 2002-2010
Lincoln Almond (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
John Chafee (GOP Governor, 1963-66)
Next election 2014; contenders:
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (D); State Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D);
former US Department of Education official Clay Pell (D)
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R); Moderate Party Chair Ken Block (R);
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian (R)
SC  
  Nikki Haley
First elected 2010
Republican Mark Sanford GOP Governor 2002-2010
Author: The Trust Committed To Me
Jim Hodges (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Ernest Hollings (Dem. Governor, 1959-63)
Next election 2014; challenger:
2010 gubernatorial nominee State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D)
SC Minority Leader Harry Ott (D)
Former races:
Rep. Gresham Barrett (R, 2010 challenger)
SD  
  Dennis Daugaard
First elected 2010
Republican Mike Rounds GOP Governor 2002-2010
Bill Janklow (GOP Governor, 1979-1986, 1995-2002)
Next election 2014; contenders:
State Sen. Stan Adelstein (R)
State Rep. Stace Nelson (R)
Senate Minority Leader Jason Frerichs (D)
Former School Commissioner Bryce Healy (D)
Former State Sen. Scott Heidepriem (D)
WITHDREW: Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether (D)
Former U.S. Rep.Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
TN  
  Bill Haslam
First elected 2010
Republican Phil Bredesen Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Don Sundquist (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Lamar Alexander (GOP Governor, 1979-87)
Next election 2014; challengers:
Sara Kyle, former Director of the TN Regulatory Authority (D)
Former challengers:
Rep. Zach Wamp (R, 2010 challenger)
TX  
  Rick Perry
Succeeded Gov. Bush, 2001;
Re-elected 2002; 2006; 2010
Retiring 2014
Author: Fed Up!

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Republican George W. Bush GOP Governor, 1994-2000,
President, 2000-2008
Author, Decision Points
Next election 2014; contenders:
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R)
TX Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken (R)
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D)
State Sen. Kirk Watson (D)
Singer Kinky Friedman (I, 2006 nominee)
Previous contenders:
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R, 2010 primary)
Chris Bell (D, 2006 challenger)
UT  
  Gary Herbert
Succeeded Gov. Huntsman, 2009; elected 2010;
Re-elected 2012
Republican Jon Huntsman GOP Governor 2004-2009
Appointed as Obama's Ambassador to China in 2009.
Olene Walker (GOP Governor, 2003-2004)
Mike Leavitt (GOP Governor, 1997-2003;
appointed as Bush's EPA chief)
Next election 2016
2012 Challenger: Maj.Gen Peter Cooke (D)
VA  
  Bob McDonnell
First elected 2009;
Term-limited 2013
Republican Tim Kaine (Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
Mark Warner (Dem. Governor, 2001-2005)
Jim Gilmore (GOP Governor, 1998-2001)
George Allen (GOP Governor, 1994-97)
Chuck Robb (Dem. Governor, 1982-85)
Next election 2017; Challengers:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R; lost);
author, Last Line of Defense
Former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe (D; won);
author, What A Party!
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (I)
Creigh Deeds (D, 2009 challenger)
Virginia 2009 gubernatorial debates
VT  
  Peter Shumlin
First elected 2010; Re-elected 2012
Democrat James Douglas GOP Governor 2002-2010
Howard Dean  Dem. Governor, 1991-2002;
ran for President, 2004;
Author: Winning Back America
Next election 2014
2012 Challenger:
Former State Sen. Randy Brock (R)
WA  
  Jay Inslee
First elected 2012
Democrat Christine Gregoire (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Gary Locke (Dem. Governor, retired 2004)
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Next election 2016
2012 Challengers:
Attorney General Rob McKenna (R)
Withdrawn contenders: Rep. Dave Reichert
Dino Rossi; Lisa Brown; Rob McKenna
WI  
  Scott Walker
First elected 2010;
Re-elected in 2012 recall
Republican Jim Doyle Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Scott McCallum  (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Tommy Thompson (GOP Governor, 1987-2000;
ran for President, 2007)
Next election 2014; challengers:
State Party Chair Mike Tate (D);
County Executive Mark Harris (D);
State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D);
School Board Member Mary Burke (D).
Former challengers: Neumann (R, 2010);
Barrett (D, 2010 & 2012); Green (R, 2006)
WV  
  Earl Ray Tomblin
Special election Oct. 2011;
Succeeded Gov. Manchin early 2010;
Re-elected 2012.
Democrat Joe Manchin Dem. Governor, 2004-2010
Bob Wise Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Jay Rockefeller Dem. Governor, 1976-1984
Next election 2014
2012 Challengers: Bill Maloney (R);
Marla Ingels (Independent);
Bob Barber (Mountain Party);
Harry Bertram (American Third Position Party);
State Sen. Jeffrey Kessler (D);
State Sen. Walt Helmick (D).
WY  
  Matt Mead
First elected 2010
Republican Dave Freudenthal Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Jim Geringer GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Next election 2014; contenders:
School Superintendent Cindy Hill


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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