United States gubernatorial elections, 2019

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United States gubernatorial elections, 2019
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Map of the 2019 gubernatorial races
Light Blue: Democratic incumbent
Light red: Republican incumbent
Dark red: Term-limited Republican
Gray: no election

United States gubernatorial elections will be held on November 5, 2019 in three states. In addition, special elections may take place (depending on state law) if other gubernatorial seats are vacated. These elections form part of the 2019 United States elections. The last regular gubernatorial elections for all three states were in 2015.

Race summary

State Incumbent Results
State Governor Party First
Status Candidates
Kentucky Matt Bevin Republican 2015 Running Matt Bevin (R)
Louisiana John Bel Edwards Democratic 2015 Running John Bel Edwards (D)
Mississippi Phil Bryant Republican 2011 Term limited

Republican incumbent eligible for re-election


One-term Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican, is eligible for re-election in 2019. Potential Democratic candidates include Attorney General Andy Beshear, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, and former state auditor Adam Edelen.[1]

Retiring and term-limited Republican incumbents


Two-term Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, is term-limited in 2019 and therefore ineligible to seek re-election. Potential Republican candidates include Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves; potential Democratic candidates include Attorney General Jim Hood.[2]

Democratic incumbent eligible for re-election


One-term Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election in 2019.


  1. ^ Gerth, Joseph (15 April 2016). "Edelen slams Bevin; GOP lawmaker fires back". Courier Journal. USA Today. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hood, Reeves could headline 2019 governor's race". Mississippi Business. Retrieved 20 August 2016. .

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