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2017 50-star-flag-big 2019
United States Gubernatorial Elections, 2018
36 of 50 governorships. 26 needed for a majority
November 6, 2018
First party Second party Third party
Nothing to see here Jay Greg32
Leader Bill Haslam Jay Inslee Greg Orman
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Leader's seat Tennessee (term-limited) Washington Kansas
Last election 33 16 1
Seats won 30 19 1
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3 ±0

The United States gubernatorial elections of 2018 was held on November 6, 2018, in 36 states. The last regular gubernatorial elections for all but three of the states took place in 2014. Governors in New Hampshire and Vermont serve two year terms, and Oregon had a special election in 2016 due to the resignation of now-former governor John Kitzhaber. Therefore, these three states had gubernatorial elections in 2016. Many of the states holding gubernatorial elections have term limits which make some multi-term governors ineligible for re-election. Three Democratic governors were term-limited, while five incumbent Democratic governors are eligible for re-election. Among Republican governors, fourteen were term-limited, while ten can seek re-election. One independent governor, Bill Walker of Alaska, was eligible for re-election. Neither New Hampshire nor Vermont have term limits, and the Oregon governor elected in the 2016 special election was eligible for re-election in 2018.

Results

State Incumbent Party Previous Elections Result Candidates
Alabama Kay Ivey Republican 2017 (Ascended) Incumbent re-elected Kay Ivey (i) (Republican) 73.58%
Sue Bell Cobb (Democratic) 24.53%
Others 1.89%
Alaska Bill Walker Independent 2014 Incumbent defeated
Republican gain
Mike Dunleavy (Republican) 53.41%
Bill Walker (i) (Independent) 46.59%
Arizona Doug Ducey Republican 2014 Incumbent defeated
Democratic gain
David Garcia (Democratic) 47.79%
Doug Ducey (i) (Republican) 47.05%
Noah Dyer (Independent) 3.94%
Christian Komor (Independent) 1.22%
Arkansas Tom Carper Republican 2000
2006
2012
Incumbent re-elected Asa Hutchinson (i) (Republican) 68.18%
Jared Henderson (Democratic) 26.51%
Mark West (Libertarian)
5.31%
California Jerry Brown Democratic 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Democratic Hold
Gavin Newsom (Democratic) 50.07%
John Cox (Republican) 49.93%
Colorado John Hickenlooper Democratic 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Democratic Hold
Jared Polis (Democratic) 48.67%
Walker Stapleton (Republican) 48.59%
Others 2.74%
Connecticut Dan Malloy Democratic 2010
2014
Incumbent retired
Democratic Hold
Ned Lamont (Democratic) 49.07%
Prasad Srinivasan (Republican) 48.77%
Others 2.16%
Florida Rick Scott Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Adam Putnam (Republican) 53.53%
Phillip Levine (Democratic) 42.83%
Randy Wiseman (Libertarian) 3.64%
Georgia Nathan Deal Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Casey Cagle (Republican) 51.42%
Stacey Abrams (Democratic) 44.57%
Ted Matz (Libertarian) 4.01%
Hawaii David Ige Democratic 2014 Incumbent lost re-nomination
Democratic Hold
Colleen Hanabusa (Democratic) 64.77%
John Carroll (Republican) 35.23%
Idaho Butch Otter Republican 2006
2010
2014
Incumbent retired
Republican Hold
Raul Labrador (Republican) 49.47%
A. J. Balukoff (Democratic) 46.69%
Others 3.84%
Illinois Bruce Rauner Republican 2014 Incumbent defeated
Democratic Gain
J. B. Pritzker (Democratic) 54.29%
Bruce Rauner (i) (Republican) 38.58%
Kash Jackson (Libertarian) 4.84%
Others 2.29%
Iowa Kim Reynolds Republican 2017 (Ascended) Incumbent re-elected Kim Reynolds (i) (Republican) 51.07%
Fred Hubbell (Democratic) 44.99%
Others 3.94%
Kansas Jeff Coyler Republican 2018 (Ascended) Incumbent lost re-nomination
Independent gain
Greg Orman (Independent) 41.36%
Kris Kobach (Republican) 33.19%
Laura Kelly (Democratic) 18.08%
Ethan Randleas (Libertarian) 2.68%
Others 4.69%
Maine Paul LePage Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Democratic Gain
Janet Mills (Democratic) 50.15%
Mary Mayhew (Republican) 49.19%
Maryland Larry Hogan Republican 2014 Incumbent re-elected Larry Hogan (i) (Republican) 55.65%
Rushern Baker (Democratic) 36.84%
Ian Schlakman (Green) 5.36%
Shawn Quinn (Libertarian) 2.15%
Massachusetts Charlie Baker Republican 2014 Incumbent re-elected Charlie Baker (i) (Republican) 74.16%
Jay Gonzalez (Democratic) 25.84%
Michigan Rick Snyder Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Democratic Gain
Gretchen Whitmer (Democratic) 47.97%
Bill Schuette (Republican) 45.35%
Richard Sillis (Independent) 1.94%
Others 4.74%
Minnesota Mark Dayton Democratic 2010
2014
Incumbent retired
Republican Gain
Jeff Johnson (Republican) 43.62%
Tim Walz (Democratic) 38.16%
Jenny Rhoades (Independence) 11.94%
Chris Wright (Legal Marijuana Now) 2.8%
Others 3.48%
Nebraska Pete Ricketts Republican 2014 Incumbent re-elected Pete Ricketts (i) (Republican) 66.07%
Bob Krist (Democratic) 33.93%
Nevada Brian Sandoval Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Adam Laxalt (Republican) 53.85%
Chris Giunchigliani (Democratic) 43.37%
Others 3.78%
New Hampshire Chris Sununu Republican 2016 Incumbent re-elected Chris Sununu (i) (Republican) 57.04%
Steve Marchland (Democratic) 38.02%
Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian) 4.94%
New Mexico Susana Martinez Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Democratic Gain
Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democratic) 52.22%
Steve Pearce (Republican) 47.78%
New York Andrew Cuomo Democratic 2010
2014
Incumbent re-elected Andrew Cuomo (i) (Democratic) 66.28%
John DeFransisco (Republican) 32.56%
Larry Sharpe (Libertarian) 1.16%
Ohio John Kasich Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Mike DeWine (Republican) 51.07%
Richard Codray (Democratic) 40.24%
Constance Gadell Newton (Green) 5.08%
Travis Irvine (Libertarian) 3.61%
Oklahoma Mary Fallin Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Mike DeWine (Republican) 51.07%
Richard Codray (Democratic) 40.24%
Constance Gadell Newton (Green) 5.08%
Travis Irvine (Libertarian) 3.61%
Oregon Kate Brown Democratic 2015 (Ascended)
2016 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected Kate Brown (i) (Democratic) 49.38%
Greg Wooldridge (Republican) 45.86%
Skye Allen (Independence) 4.76%
Pennsylvania Tom Wolf Democratic 2014 Incumbent re-elected Tom Wolf (i) (Democratic) 58.46%
Scott Wagner (Republican) 32.31%
Ken Krawchuk (Libertarian) 9.23%
Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Democratic 2014 Incumbent defeated
Republican Gain
Allen Fung (Republican) 36.17%
Gina Raimondo (i) (Democratic) 35.87%
Ken Block (Moderate) 21.05%
Joe Trillo (Independent) 5.51%
Luis-Daniel Muñoz (Independent) 1.4%
South Carolina Henry McMaster Republican 2017 (Ascended) Incumbent re-elected Henry McMaster (i) (Republican) 64.09%
James Smith (Democratic) 27.87%
Phil Cheney (Independent) 8.04%
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Marty Jackley (Republican) 57.55%
Billie Sutton (Democratic) 40.89%
Kurt Evans (Constitution) 1.56%
Tennessee Bill Haslam Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Diane Black (Republican) 60.87%
Craig Fitzhugh (Democratic) 39.13%
Texas Greg Abbott Republican 2014 Incumbent re-elected Greg Abbott (i) (Republican) 64.55%
Andrew White (Democratic) 31.8%
Others 3.65%
Vermont Phil Scott Republican 2016 Incumbent re-elected Phil Scott (i) (Republican) 70.13%
Ethan Sonneborn (Democratic) 29.87%
Wisconsin Scott Walker Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent re-elected Scott Walker (i) (Republican) 49.63%
Tony Evers (Democratic) 46.22%
Others 3.41%
Wyoming Matt Mead Republican 2010
2014
Incumbent term-limited
Republican Hold
Mark Gordon (Republican) 53.14%
Mary Throne (Democratic) 46.86%