North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum Won't Seek a Third Term This Year

North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he will not seek a third term this year. 

The move comes about six weeks after Burgum dropped his unsuccessful effort to win the Republican presidential nomination. 

While no specific reason was cited, Burgum was supportive of a term limits initiative approved by voters in 2022 that will limit future governors to two terms in a lifetime.

2024 Gubernatorial Elections

11 states will elect a governor in 2024. Three of the incumbents, at most, will hold the office next year. Governors in Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, and West Virginia are all ineligible to run due to term limits. In addition to Burgum, Chris Sununu (New Hampshire) and Jay Inslee (Washington) are retiring. 

Republicans Greg Gianforte (Montana) and Spencer Cox (Utah) are each seeking a second term. Their fellow Republican, Phil Scott (Vermont), has not made his intentions known.

Looking ahead to the general election, this year's races are largely uncompetitive. New Hampshire and North Carolina look to be the only closely-contested races at this point.

Visit the 2024 Governor Interactive Map to create and share your own forecast.

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