Republican Governors Association

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Republican Governors Association
Chairman Chris Christie (New Jersey)
Vice Chairman Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)
Executive Committee Rick Scott, Susana Martinez, Tom Corbett, Nikki Haley, Scott Walker, Mike Pence, Rick Perry
Founded 1963

1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250

Washington, DC 20006
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The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is a Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization founded in 1963,[1] consisting of U.S. state and territorial Republican governors.

Its current chairman is Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who assumed the office in November 2013.[2] Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana serves as vice chairman, and the executive committee is composed of Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, Nikki Haley of South Carolina

Its Democratic Party counterpart is the Democratic Governors Association. The RGA is not directly affiliated with the non-partisan National Governors Association.

Mission statement[edit]

  1. To assist in the election of Republican gubernatorial candidates and the reelection of incumbent Republican Governors.
  2. To utilize the talent, knowledge, creativity of the governors to effectively debate and shape public policy on issues affecting the states; and
  3. To enable Republican Governors to express, develop and promote the philosophy of the Republican Party at the state and local levels nationwide.

List of current Republican governors[edit]

Current Governor State Past Took office Current term
Robert J. Bentley Alabama List 2011 First term
Jan Brewer Arizona List 2009 Second term (elected to first full term in 2010)
Rick Scott Florida List 2011 First term
Nathan Deal Georgia List 2011 First term
Butch Otter Idaho List 2007 Second term
Terry Branstad Iowa List 2011 First term
Mike Pence Indiana List 2013 First term
Sam Brownback Kansas List 2011 First term
Bobby Jindal Louisiana List 2008 Second term
Paul LePage Maine List 2011 First term
Rick Snyder Michigan List 2011 First term
Phil Bryant Mississippi List 2012 First term
Dave Heineman Nebraska List 2005 Second term
Brian Sandoval Nevada List 2011 First term
Chris Christie New Jersey List 2010 Second term
Susana Martinez New Mexico List 2011 First term
Jack Dalrymple North Dakota List 2010 Second term (elected to first full term in 2012)
Pat McCrory North Carolina List 2013 First term
John Kasich Ohio List 2011 First term
Mary Fallin Oklahoma List 2011 First term
Tom Corbett Pennsylvania List 2011 First term
Nikki Haley South Carolina List 2011 First term
Dennis Daugaard South Dakota List 2011 First term
Bill Haslam Tennessee List 2011 First term
Rick Perry Texas List 2000 Fourth term (third full term)
Gary Herbert Utah List 2009 First term
Scott Walker Wisconsin List 2011 First term (Won recall election in 2012)
Matt Mead Wyoming List 2011 First term

In addition to governors of U.S. states, the RGA also offers membership to Republican governors of U.S. territories.

Governor Territory Prev Took office Seat Up
Eddie Calvo Guam List 2011 2014
Eloy Inos Northern Mariana Islands List 2013 2014


In the 18 months ending June 30, 2010, the RGA raised $58 million, while its counterpart DGA raised $40 million. "Unlike the national political parties and federal candidates, the governors’ associations can take in unlimited amounts from corporations," according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which notes that the RGA recently received $1 million from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the parent corporation of Fox News, and $500,000 from WellPoint, a major US health insurance firm.[3]


  1. ^ "About the RGA". 
  2. ^ RGA Announces New Leadership
  3. ^ Jonathan D. Salant (August 16, 2010). "Republicans See Gains in Governors’ Races as Funding Hits Peak". Business Week. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 

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