- New Jersey: Republican Christopher Christie defeats incumbent Jon Corzine (D).
- Virginia: Robert McDonnell (R) defeats Dem. Creigh Deeds. It’s the first Republican governor elected in 8 years, and Republicans also elected for Lt. Gov. and Atty. General.
- CA-10: John Garamendi (D) wins. Gov. Schwarzenegger will have to nominate someone to fill his vacant Lt. Gov. seat.
- NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens defeats Conservative Doug Hoffman in a very conservative district. This contest had been watched heavily by the media.
- Atlanta: According to early results, with no candidate attaining a majority, Mary Norwood and Kasim Reed will partake in a runoff election in December.
- Boston: Mayor Tom Menino is elected to a record fifth term.
- Chapel Hill, NC: Mark Kleinschmidt becomes the third openly gay mayor in North Carolina.
- Charlotte: Democrat Anthony Foxx defeats Republican John Lassiter.
- Cleveland: Democrat Frank Jackson has won reelection over Bill Patmon.
- Houston: Will likely head to a runoff. If Annise Parker wins the runoff, she’ll be the first openly lesbian mayor to serve.
- New York City: Michael Bloomberg wins reelection; will serve a third term as mayor.
- Pittsburgh: Democrat Luke Ravenstahl defeats Independent candidate Franco Harris.
Other notable races:
- Maine Proposition 1 (Maine’s Ban on Gay Marriage): The vote is currently too close to call.
- Democrat John Liu has become the first Asian-American to hold a citywide office in New York City after being elected as comptroller.
- Margaret Chin becomes the first Asian City Council member in New York City.