2021 United States gubernatorial elections

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2021 United States gubernatorial elections

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2 governorships

United States gubernatorial elections will be held on November 2, 2021 in two states, New Jersey and Virginia.

Race summary[edit]

State Governor Party First elected Last race Status Candidates
New Jersey Phil Murphy Democratic 2017 56.0% D Eligible Jack Ciattarelli (R)[1]
Virginia Ralph Northam Democratic 2017 53.9% D Term-limited Mark Herring (D)[2]

Democratic incumbents eligible for re-election[edit]

Phil Murphy (New Jersey)[edit]

Governor Phil Murphy was elected in 2017 with 56% of the vote.[3] He is eligible to run for re-election, and has not yet stated whether he will do so.

Republican Jack Ciattarelli has announced that he is running for governor in 2021.[4] Potential candidates include former lieutenant governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno,[5] former U.S. representative Tom MacArthur,[6] and former congressional candidate and radio talk show host Bill Spadea.

Term-limited Democratic incumbents[edit]

Ralph Northam (Virginia)[edit]

Governor Ralph Northam was elected in 2017 with 53.9% of the vote.[7] He will be term-limited in 2021, as the Virginia Constitution does not allow governors to serve consecutive terms.

Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, announced he is running for governor.[8] Other potential Democratic candidates include Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Justin Fairfax,[9] former U.S. representative and 2017 gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello, and Richmond, Virginia mayor Levar Stoney.[10]

Potential Republican candidates include state senator Frank Wagner, 2017 gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie, 2018 U.S. senate nominee Corey Stewart, former lieutenant governor Bill Bolling, former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, U.S. representatives Rob Wittman, Denver Riggleman, Ben Cline, and Morgan Griffith. Also including former U.S. representatives Scott Taylor, Dave Brat, Tom Garrett, Bob Goodlatte, and Barbara Comstock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Republican Says He Plans to Run for NJ Governor in 2021". US News & World Report. February 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Vozzella, Laura (December 7, 2018). "State Attorney General Mark Herring to run for Virginia governor in 2021". Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "New Jersey Governor race results 2017". CNN. November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Republican Says He Plans to Run for NJ Governor in 2021". US News & World Report. February 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is leaving office, but probably not politics". NorthJersey.com. December 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "'Recruitment failures' by Democrats giving MacArthur easier path to re-election". Politico. July 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Virginia Governor race results 2017". CNN. November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Vozzella, Laura (December 7, 2018). "State Attorney General Mark Herring to run for Virginia governor in 2021". Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "GOP could hand Va.'s low-profile lieutenant governor big opportunity in Medicaid battle". Washington Post. April 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Fairfax, Stoney - a rivalry with repercussions". Richmond Times-Dispatch. January 23, 2018.

External links[edit]

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