United States Gubernatorial Elections, 2016
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2015 ← November 8, 2016 2017

12 Governorships
Leader Susana Martinez Dan Malloy
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's Seat New Mexico Connecticut
Seats Before 31 18
Seats After 33 16
Net Gain Increase2 Decrease2

The United States gubernatorial elections of 2016 was held on November 8, 2016 in the states of Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. The US territories of Puerto Rico and American Samoa also held gubernatorial elections. The last regular gubernatorial elections for nine of the twelve states took place in 2012. The last gubernatorial elections for New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont took place in 2014, as Oregon is holding a special election due to the resignation of governor John Kitzhaber, and the governors of New Hampshire and Vermont both serve two-year terms.


     Democratic gain      Democratic hold      Republican gain      Republican hold

Winning candidate in bold
State Incumbent Party Result Candidates
Delaware Jack Markell Democratic Incumbent term-limited, Democratic Hold John Carney (Democratic)
Colin Bonini (Republican)
Indiana Mike Pence Republican Incumbent retired, Republican Hold Eric Holocomb (Republican)
John Gregg (Democratic)
Missouri Jay Nixon Democratic Incumbent term-limited, Republican Gain Eric Greitens (Republican)
Chris Koster (Democratic)
Montana Steve Bullock Democratic Incumbent re-elected Steve Bullock (Democratic)
Greg Gianforte (Republican)
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan Democratic Incumbent retired, Republican Gain Chris Sununu (Republican)
Colin Van Ostern (Democratic)
North Carolina Pat McCrory Republican Incumbent lost re-election, Democratic Gain Roy Cooper (Democratic)
Pat McCory (Republican)
North Dakota Jack Dalrymple Republican Incumbent retired
Republican hold
Doug Brugum (Republican)
Marvin Nelson (Democratic)
Oregon Kate Brown Democratic Incumbent re-elected Kate Brown (Democratic)
Bud Pierce (Republican)
Utah Gary Herbert Republican Incumbent re-elected Gary Herbert (Republican)
Mike Weinholtz (Democratic)
Vermont Peter Shumlin Democratic Incumbent retired, Republican Gain Phil Scott (Republican)
Sue Minter (Democratic)
Washington Jay Inslee Democratic Incumbent re-elected Jay Inslee (Democratic)Bill Bryant (Republican)
West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin Democratic Incumbent retired
Democratic hold
Jim Justice (Democratic)
Bill Cole (Republican)
Charlotte Pitt (Mountain)