The Scoitan gubernatorial election of 2007 will be held on Friday, September 7, 2007. Incumbent Governor Patrick Gunning will not be contesting the election, and Scoita will elect its first new governor since 1991.
All the major political parties have nominated candidates. However, due to convention, all candidates are officially running as independents and will have their party membership made inactive once elected.
- Mick Pearson (Conservative) resigned as Chief Minister to contest the preselection ballot. The Tories overwhelmingly chose him as their candidate on July 15.
- Don Mendez (Liberal Democrat). The Scoitan Senator announced he would contest the Gubernatorial election and would resign from the Senate in order to secure the election. Senator Mendez was nominated on July 6 with 86% of the vote among his party members.
- Roger Bird (Georgeland Alliance)
- Susan Milano (Green)
- Alexandra Kenny
- Joe Muir
- Michael Dennis
- Louise Mackay
Candidates that expressed interest or aroused speculation in running for the Governor's office included:
Lewis, a former Deputy Chief Minister, has apparently expressed a desire to return to politics in a 'less active role'. Lewis has always been a popular figure in Scoita, especially among Conservatives.
- Michael Elderton (Georgeland Alliance)
The former Prime Minister and Alliance leader is popular in Scoita and could choose to leave federal politics in order to capture the Governorship and provide a boost to his party. In January 2007, Elderton ruled this option out, declaring he would contest the 2007 parliamentary election as a candidate for his seat of Smithfield