Gubernatorial Elections 2002
Thirty-six states, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands held elections for governor in 2002. Below is a listing of the elections, the then current governor, and the primary election date. Click on the state name to link to state election sites.
|2004 Gubernatorial Elections||Current State Governors||See: State Facts and Fun Stuff|
Primary Election Date
|Alabama||Don Siegelman (D)||June 4|
|Alaska||Tony Knowles (D)1||Aug. 27|
|Arizona||Jane Dee Hull (R)1||Sept. 10|
|Arkansas||Mike Huckabee (R)||Oct. 15|
|California||Gray Davis (D)||March 5|
|Colorado||Bill Owens (R)||Aug. 13|
|Connecticut||John G. Rowland (R)||Sept. 10|
|Florida||Jeb Bush (R)||Sept. 10|
|Georgia||Roy Barnes (D)||Aug. 20|
|Guam||Carl T.C. Gutierrez (D)1||Sept. 7|
|Hawaii||Benjamin J. Cayetano (D)1||Sept. 21|
|Idaho||Dirk Kempthorne (R)||May 28|
|Illinois||George Ryan (R)2||March 19|
|Iowa||Tom Vilsack (D)||June 4|
|Kansas||Bill Graves (R)1||Aug. 6|
|Maine||Angus S. King Jr. (I)1||June 11|
|Maryland||Parris N. Glendening (D)1||Sept. 10|
|Massachusetts||Jane M. Swift (R)2||Sept. 17|
|Michigan||John Engler (R)1||Aug. 6|
|Minnesota||Jesse Ventura (MN Independence)2||Sept. 10|
|Nebraska||Mike Johanns (R)||May 14|
|Nevada||Kenny Guinn (R)||Sept. 3|
|New Hampshire||Jeanne Shaheen (D)2||Sept. 10|
|New Mexico||Gary E. Johnson (R)1||June 4|
|New York||George E. Pataki (R)||Sept. 10|
|Ohio||Bob Taft (R)||May 7|
|Oklahoma||Frank Keating (R)1||Aug. 27|
|Oregon||John A. Kitzhaber (D)1||May 21|
|Pennsylvania||Mark Schweiker (R)2||May 21|
|Rhode Island||Lincoln Almond (R)1||Sept. 10|
|South Carolina||Jim Hodges (D)||June 11|
|South Dakota||William J. Janklow (R)1||June 4|
|Tennessee||Don Sundquist (R)1||Aug. 1|
|Texas||Rick Perry (R)||March 12|
|Vermont||Howard Dean, M.D. (D)2||Sept. 10|
|Virgin Islands||Charles Turnbull (D)||Sept. 14|
|Wisconsin||Scott McCallum (R)||Sept. 10|
|Wyoming||Jim Geringer (R)1||Aug. 20|
1. Governor is prohibited from seeking reelection to another term.
2. Governor has indicated he/she will not seek reelection to another term.
Source: National Governors Association; Web: http://www.nga.org/.
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