2004 Governors' Races

 

Here is a complete rundown of candidates in the nation's 11 governors' races.

DELAWARE
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (D)
Bill Lee (R) - Retired Superior Court Judge and '00 candidate
Frank Infante (Independent) - Bar owner and smoking rights advocate

INDIANA
Gov. Joe Kernan (D)
Mitch Daniels (R) - Former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Velko Kapetanov (Independent)
Kenn Gividen (Libertarian) - Businessman

MISSOURI
Gov. Bob Holden (D) - Defeated in the Aug. 3 primary
Claire McCaskill (D) - State auditor
Matt Blunt (R) - Secretary of State
John M. Swenson (Libertarian)
Robert Wells (Constitution Party)
Kenneth J. Johnson (Write-In)

MONTANA
Gov. Judy Martz (R) - Not seeking re-election
Bob Brown (R) - Secretary of State, former state senator
Brian Schweitzer (D) Farmer and '00 U.S. Senate candidate
Stanley R. Jones (Libertarian) - Businessman
Bob Kelleher (Green)

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Gov. Craig Benson (R)
John Lynch (D) - Businessman, former chair of the University System Board of Trustees

NORTH CAROLINA
Gov. Mike Easley (D)
Patrick J. Ballantine (R) - State senator, attorney
Barbara Howe (Libertarian) - State chair of North Carolina Libertarian Party, activist

NORTH DAKOTA
Gov. John Hoeven (R)
Joe Satrom (D) - Former state senator and state tourism director
Roland Riemers (Independent)

UTAH
Gov. Olene Walker (R) - Defeated at state party convention
Jon Huntsman Jr. (R) - Businessman and former U.S. ambassador
Scott Matheson Jr. (D) - Law School dean
Ken Larsen (Personal Choice) - Adjunct research associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine

VERMONT
Gov. Jim Douglas (R)
Peter Clavelle (D) - Serving seventh term as mayor of Burlington
Peter Diamondstone (Progressive) - Activist
Cris Ericson, Marijuana
Patricia Hejny, Independent
Hardy Machia (Libertarian) - Small business owner, software developer

WASHINGTON
Gov. Gary Locke (D) - Not seeking re-election
Dino Rossi (R) - State senator and realtor
Christine Gregoire (D) - Attorney General
Ruth Bennett (Libertarian) - Former Chair for the Libertarian Party in both Colorado and Washington, travel agent

WEST VIRGINIA
Gov. Bob Wise (D) - Not seeking re-election
Joe Manchin III (D) Secretary of state, former state senator and state delegate.
Monty Warner (R) - Developer, brother of State GOP chair Kris Warner
Jesse Johnson (Mountain Party) - Actor

 
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