I am Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My email address is "beyle" and my domain name is "email.unc.edu". (In my attempt to avoid the spam crawlers, I'm not putting the whole thing in one piece here.)
See the following links for data and other materials related to governors and state and local government more generally:
The Gubernatorial Campaign Finance Database: Downloadable data on campaign spending in gubernatorial elections, as well as state election laws relating to gubernatorial campaigns, for 1977 to the present.
U.S. Official Job Approval Ratings Data: Downloadable job approval ratings for U.S. governors, senators and presidents from the mid-1940s forward. A cooperative project of UNC-CH, George Washington University and the University of Rochester.
Gubernatorial Power Data: Downloadable gubernatorial power ratings for U.S. governors.
State and Local Government Links: Links to web resources on state and local government.