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The U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2006 will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Currently, 22 of the seats up for election are held by members of the Republican Party and 14 by the Democratic Party

Gubernatorial contests in 2006Edit

State Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates
Alabama Bob Riley Republican Running for 2nd term Lucy Baxley, Don Siegelman (D)
Alaska Frank Murkowski Republican Running for 2nd term Andrew Halcro, Ralph Seekins (R), Ethan Berkowitz (D)
Arizona Janet Napolitano Democratic Running for 2nd term Don Goldwater, John Greene (R)
Arkansas Mike Huckabee Republican Retiring Asa Hutchinson (R), Mike Beebe (D)
California Arnold Schwarzenegger Republican Running for 1st full term Phil Angelides, Steve Westly (D)
Colorado Bill Owens Republican Not eligible for third term Bob Beauprez, Marc Holtzman (R), Bill Ritter (D)
Connecticut Jodi Rell Republican Running for 1st full term Susan Bysiewicz, John DeStefano Jr., Dan Malloy, Kevin Sullivan (D)
Florida Jeb Bush Republican Not eligible for 3rd term Charlie Crist, Tom Gallagher (R), Jim Davis, Scott Maddox, Rod Smith (D)
Georgia Sonny Perdue Republican Running for 2nd term Cathy Cox, Mark Taylor (D)
Hawaii Linda Lingle Republican Running for 2nd term
Idaho Dirk Kempthorne Republican Not eligible for 3rd term Butch Otter (R), Jerry Brady (D)
Illinois Rod Blagojevich Democratic Running for 2nd term Judy Baar Topinka (R)
Iowa Tom Vilsack Democratic Retiring Chet Culver, Patty Judge (D), Jim Nussle (R)
Kansas Kathleen Sebelius Democratic Running for 2nd term Doug Mays (R)
Maine John Baldacci Democratic Running for 2nd term Peter Cianchette (R)
Maryland Robert Ehrlich Republican Running for 2nd term Martin J. O'Malley (D)
Massachusetts Mitt Romney Republican Running for 2nd term Tom Reilly, Deval Patrick, William F. Galvin (D)
Michigan Jennifer M. Granholm Democratic Running for 2nd term Nancy Cassis, Dick DeVos
Minnesota Tim Pawlenty Republican Running for 2nd term Mike Hatch, Steve Kelly, Bud Philbrook (D)
Nebraska Dave Heineman Republican Running for 1st full term Tom Osborne (R)
Nevada Kenny Guinn Republican Not eligible for 3rd term Bob Beers, Jim Gibbons, Lorraine Hunt (R), Richard Perkins, Dina Titus (D)
New Hampshire John Lynch Democratic Running for 2nd term Craig Benson, Bruce Keough
New Mexico Bill Richardson Democratic Running for 2nd term
New York George Pataki Republican Retiring Eliot Spitzer (D), William Weld (R)
Ohio Bob Taft Republican Not eligible for 3rd term Kenneth Blackwell, John Kasich (R), Michael Coleman, Ted Strickland (D)
Oklahoma Brad Henry Democratic Running for 2nd term Bob Sullivan, Jim Williamsoon (R)
Oregon Ted Kulongoski Democratic Running for 2nd term Kevin Mannix (R)
Pennsylvania Ed Rendell Democratic Running for 2nd term Jeff Piccola, William Scranton III, Lynn Swann (R)
Rhode Island Donald Carcieri Republican Running for 2nd full term Charles J. Fogarty (D)
South Carolina Mark Sanford Republican Running for 2nd term Tommy Moore, Frank Willis (politician) (D)
Tennessee Phil Bredesen Democratic Running for 2nd term
Texas Rick Perry Republican Running for 2nd full term Carole Keeton Strayhorn (R), Chris Bell (D), Kinky Friedman (I)
Vermont Jim Douglas Republican Running for 3rd term Scudder Parker (D)
Wisconsin Jim Doyle Democratic Running for 2nd term Mark Green, Scott Walker (R)
Wyoming Dave Freudenthal Democratic Running for 2nd term

See alsoEdit

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