List of current United States governors

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The following is a list of incumbent governors of the states, and territories of the United States. There are currently 29 Republicans and 21 Democrats that hold the office of governor in the states. Additionally, 3 Democrats (one is also a member of the PPD) and 2 Republicans serve as governors of United States Territories. Also listed is the mayor of the District of Columbia, a Democrat.

State governors[edit]

The current term ends in January of the given year for every state except Alaska, Hawaii, and Kentucky, where the term ends in December of the year of election. The notation (term limits) after the year indicates that the current governor is ineligible to seek re-election in that year; the notation (retiring) indicates that the current governor has announced their intention not to seek re-election at the end of the term or to run for another office.

      Democratic       Republican       Independent

State Picture Current Governor Party Prior public experience Took office Term ends Past
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Robert Bentley.jpg Bentley, RobertRobert Bentley Republican Alabama House January 17, 2011 2015 List
Alaska-StateSeal.svg
GovParnell OfficialPortraitSm.jpg Parnell, SeanSean Parnell Republican Lieutenant Governor, Alaska Senate, Alaska House July 26, 2009 2014 List
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Jan Brewer by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg Brewer, JanJan Brewer Republican Secretary of State, Maricopa County Supervisor, Arizona Senate,
Arizona House
January 21, 2009 2015 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
MikeBeebeGovernorCropped.jpg Beebe, MikeMike Beebe Democratic Attorney General, Arkansas Senate January 9, 2007 2015 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of California.png
Edmund G Brown Jr.jpg Brown, JerryJerry Brown Democratic 34th Governor (1975-1983), Attorney General, Mayor of Oakland,
Secretary of State
January 3, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Colorado.svg
John Hickenlooper - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 cropped.jpg Hickenlooper, JohnJohn Hickenlooper Democratic Mayor of Denver January 11, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
DannelMalloy.jpg Malloy, DannelDannel Malloy Democratic Mayor of Stamford January 5, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware.svg
Jack Markell.jpg Markell, JackJack Markell Democratic Treasurer January 20, 2009 2017 (term limits) List
Seal of Florida.svg
Rick Scott.jpg Scott, RickRick Scott Republican No prior public experience January 4, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Georgia.svg
Nathan Deal, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Deal, NathanNathan Deal Republican U.S. House, Georgia Senate January 10, 2011 2015 List
Logo of the Office of the Governor of Hawaii.png
Neil Abercrombie.jpg Abercrombie, NeilNeil Abercrombie Democratic U.S. House, Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 6, 2010 2014 (defeated in primary) List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Butch and Lori Otter cropped.jpg Otter, ButchButch Otter Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Idaho House January 1, 2007 2015 List
Seal of Illinois.svg
Governor Pat Quinn.jpg Quinn, PatPat Quinn Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 29, 2009 2015 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Mike Pence, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Pence, MikeMike Pence Republican U.S. House January 14, 2013 2017 List
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Terry Branstad by Gage Skidmore.jpg Branstad, TerryTerry Branstad Republican 39th Governor (1983-1999), Lieutenant Governor, Iowa House January 14, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg Brownback, SamSam Brownback Republican U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Secretary of Agriculture January 10, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Steve Beshear by Gage Skidmore.jpg Beshear, SteveSteve Beshear Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Kentucky House December 11, 2007 2015 (term limits) List
Seal of Louisiana 2010.png
Bobby Jindal by Gage Skidmore.jpg Jindal, BobbyBobby Jindal Republican U.S. House January 14, 2008 2016 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
PaulLePage.jpg LePage, PaulPaul LePage Republican Mayor of Waterville January 5, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
O'Malley-Portrait-2013.jpg O'Malley, MartinMartin O'Malley Democratic Mayor of Baltimore January 17, 2007 2015 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Deval 2.jpg Patrick, DevalDeval Patrick Democratic United States Assistant Attorney General January 4, 2007 2015 (retiring) List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Rick Snyder.jpg Snyder, RickRick Snyder Republican No prior public experience January 1, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Mark Dayton official photo.jpg Dayton, MarkMark Dayton Democratic U.S. Senate, Auditor January 3, 2011 2015 List
Mississippi-StateSeal.svg
Governor Phil Bryant.jpg Bryant, PhilPhil Bryant Republican Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi House January 10, 2012 2016 List
Seal of Missouri.svg
Jay Nixon crop.jpg Nixon, JayJay Nixon Democratic Attorney General, Missouri Senate January 12, 2009 2017 (term limits) List
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Photo of Montana Governor-elect Steve Bullock.jpg Bullock, SteveSteve Bullock Democratic Attorney General January 7, 2013 2017 List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Dave Heineman official photo.jpg Heineman, DaveDave Heineman Republican Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 20, 2005 2015 (term limits) List
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Brian Sandoval 2010.jpg Sandoval, BrianBrian Sandoval Republican U.S. District Court Judge, Attorney General, Nevada Assembly January 3, 2011 2015 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Maggie Hassan inaugural address.jpg Hassan, MaggieMaggie Hassan Democratic New Hampshire Senate January 3, 2013 2015 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Chris Christie 2011 Shankbone.JPG Christie, ChrisChris Christie Republican United States Attorney, Morris County Freeholder January 19, 2010 2018 (term limits) List
Great seal of the state of New Mexico.png
Governor NewMexico.jpg Martinez, SusanaSusana Martinez Republican District Attorney of Doña Ana County January 1, 2011 2015 List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo 2014.jpg Cuomo, AndrewAndrew Cuomo Democratic Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of HUD January 1, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Pat McCrory July 2012.jpg McCrory, PatPat McCrory Republican Mayor of Charlotte January 5, 2013 2017 List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Jack Dalrymple crop.jpg Dalrymple, JackJack Dalrymple Republican Lieutenant Governor, North Dakota House December 7, 2010 2016 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Governor John Kasich.jpg Kasich, JohnJohn Kasich Republican U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 10, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Mary Fallin.jpg Fallin, MaryMary Fallin Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma House January 10, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Oregon.svg
John Kitzhaber acceptance speech-5.jpg Kitzhaber, JohnJohn Kitzhaber Democratic 35th Governor (1995-2003), Oregon Senate January 10, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Tom Corbett cropped.jpg Corbett, TomTom Corbett Republican Attorney General, United States Attorney January 18, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Lincoln Chafee official portrait.jpg Chafee, LincolnLincoln Chafee Democratic U.S. Senate, Mayor of Warwick January 4, 2011 2015 (retiring) List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
Nikki Haley by Gage Skidmore.jpg Haley, NikkiNikki Haley Republican South Carolina House January 12, 2011 2015 List
SouthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Photo of Gov. Dennis Daugaard.jpg Daugaard, DennisDennis Daugaard Republican Lieutenant Governor, South Dakota Senate January 8, 2011 2015 List
Tennessee-StateSeal.svg
Governor Bill Haslam crop.jpg Haslam, BillBill Haslam Republican Mayor of Knoxville January 15, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Rick Perry by Gage Skidmore 8.jpg Perry, RickRick Perry Republican Lieutenant Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, Texas House December 21, 2000 2015 (retiring) List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Gary Herbert crop.jpg Herbert, GaryGary Herbert Republican Lieutenant Governor, Utah County Commissioner August 11, 2009 2017 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Peter Shumlin 2012.jpg Shumlin, PeterPeter Shumlin Democratic Vermont Senate, Vermont House January 6, 2011 2015 List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Virginia Governor Democrats Terry McAuliffe 095 Cropped.jpg McAuliffe, TerryTerry McAuliffe Democratic DNC Chairperson 2001-2005 (see Democratic National Committee) January 11, 2014 2018 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee Speech (8724201105).jpg Inslee, JayJay Inslee Democratic U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2017 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.jpg
Earl Ray Tomblin 2.jpg Tomblin, Earl RayEarl Ray Tomblin Democratic Lieutenant Governor, West Virginia Senate, West Virginia House November 15, 2010 2017 (term limits) List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Scott Walker by Gage Skidmore.jpg Walker, ScottScott Walker Republican Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Assembly January 3, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming.svg
Matt Mead.jpg Mead, MattMatt Mead Republican United States Attorney January 3, 2011 2015 List

United States Territories and the District of Columbia[edit]

The following are governors and other executives of each of the territories, and the District of Columbia:

      Democratic       Republican       Independent

Territory Picture Current Executive Party Prior experience Took Office Term ends Past
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lolo Moliga by James Kneubuhl.jpg Moliga, Lolo Letalu MatalasiLolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga Democratic American Samoa Senate, American Samoa House of Representatives January 3, 2013 2017 List
Seal of Washington, D.C..svg
Vincentgray.jpg Gray, VincentVincent Gray Democratic District of Columbia Council Chair January 2, 2011 2015 (defeated in primary) List
Coat of arms of Guam.svg
Governor Eddie Calvo.jpg Calvo, EddieEddie Calvo Republican Legislature of Guam January 3, 2011 2015 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Eloy Inos.jpg Inos, EloyEloy Inos Republican Lieutenant Governor February 20, 2013 2015 List
Coat of arms of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Alejandro Garcia Padilla -cropped.jpg García Padilla, AlejandroAlejandro García Padilla Popular Democratic/
Democratic
Puerto Rico Senate January 2, 2013 2017 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.png
Governor John de Jongh - United States Virgin Islands.jpg Jongh, John deJohn de Jongh Democratic Governor's Commissioner of Finance January 1, 2007 2015 (term limits) List

* Executive of D.C. is titled "Mayor".

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