2015 50-star-flag-big 2017
United States gubernatorial elections, 2016
13 governorships
November 8, 2016
First party Second party
110228-wisconsinWalker-vsmall-611p.grid-4x2 Danmalloy
Leader Scott Walker Dan Malloy
Party Republican Democratic
Seats before 32 15 + 1 (16)
Seats won +2 -2
Seats after 34 12 + 1 (13)

The U.S. 2016 gubernatorial elections were held on November 8, 2016 in 14 states and 2 territories.

The elections were held concurrently with the presidential election, the U.S. Senate elections and the U.S. House elections of the year.

All but three of these races featured incumbents and only two of these incumbents ended up losing.

Going along with the Republican wins across the country, the Republicans picked up two seats and strengthened their majority.


Winning candidate in boldEdit

Incumbent State\Territory Party Results Candidates
Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga American Somoa Independent Incumbent re-elected Taufete'e John Faumuina Jr. (Democratic)
Jack Markell Delaware Democratic Incumbent term limited, Democratic hold

John Carney (Democratic)      Colin Bonini (Republican)

Mike Pence Indiana Republican Incumbent re-elected Thomas McDermott, Jr. (Democratic)
Jay Nixon Missouri Democratic Incumbent term limited, Democratic hold

Chris Koster (Democratic)             Catherine Hanaway (Republican)

Steve Bullock Montana Democratic Incumbent defeated, Republican gain Corey Stapleton          (Republican)
Pat McCrory North Carolina Republican Incumbent defeated, Democratic gain Roy Cooper (Democratic)
Jack Dalrymple North Dakota Republican Incumbent re-elected Mac Schneider (Democratic)
Maggie Hassan New Hampshire Democratic Incumbent re-elected Ted Gatsas (Republican)
Alejandro García-Padilla Puerto Rico Popular Democratic Incumbent re-elected Pedro Pierluisi (New Progressive)
Gary Herbert Utah Republican Incumbent re-elected Jim Matheson (Democratic)
Peter Shumlin Vermont Democratic Incumbent re-elected Heidi Scheuermann           (Republican)
Jay Inslee Washington Democratic Incumbent re-elected Dave Reichert (Republican)
Earl Ray Tomblin West Virginia Democratic Incumbent term limited, Republican gain Patrick Morrisey  (Republican)     Jeff Kessler (Democratic)

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