States with gubernatorial term limits
Lifetime versus consecutive
Gubernatorial term limits can be either lifetime or consecutive, and may be based on years or terms served. In the 28 states where the limits are consecutive, once a governor has served the maximum number of years or terms, he or she must leave the governor's office. In most cases the person may be able to run for another elected position. After a period of time out of office, usually four years, the person is allowed to run for governor again.
In eight states, the term limit for the governor is a lifetime limit. Once a governor has served the maximum allowable number of terms in office, that person may never again run for or hold the office of governor.
Gubernatorial term limits
- State executive term limits
- Lieutenant Governors with term limits
- Attorneys General with term limits
- Secretaries of State with term limits
- State legislatures with term limits
- U.S. Term Limits.org
- List of states with gubernatorial term limits (dead link) from the National Governors Association
- Constitutional and statutory provisions for number of consecutive terms of elected state officials (dead link)
- List of governors as of 2011, with information about term limits (dead link)
- 2014 Candidates and State Term Limit Information