Southern Governors' Association

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The Southern Governors' Association (SGA) is a United States association of governors founded in 1934. It is the oldest and historically the largest of the regional governors associations. Since its first meeting 81 years ago to discuss the repeal of discriminatory rates for transporting goods by rail, the SGA has represented the common interests of Southern chief executives and provided a vehicle for promoting them. The ongoing mission of the SGA is to support the work of the governors by providing a bipartisan, regional forum to help shape and implement national policy and to solve state and regional problems. The association consists of seven Democrats and 11 Republicans.

SGA pursues this mission by coordinating regionally collaborative initiatives, tracking and analyzing federal legislation and regulations of interest to the American South, advocating before Congress and the executive branch SGA's policy agenda as expressed through approved policy resolutions and by convening meetings for Southern Governors and their staffs.

The SGA Chairman is Jay Nixon of Missouri.

List of current Southern Governors[edit]

Current Governor State Past Party Assumed office Seat Up
Robert J. Bentley Alabama List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Asa Hutchinson Arkansas List Republican 2015 2018
Nathan Deal Georgia List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Rick Scott Florida List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Steve Beshear Kentucky List Democratic 2007 2015 (term-limited)
Bobby Jindal Louisiana List Republican 2008 2015 (term-limited)
Martin O'Malley Maryland List Democratic 2007 2014 (term-limited)
Phil Bryant Mississippi List Republican 2012 2015
Jay Nixon Missouri List Democratic 2009 2016 (term-limited)
Pat McCrory North Carolina List Republican 2013 2016
Mary Fallin Oklahoma List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Alejandro García Padilla Puerto Rico List PPD/Democratic 2013 2016
Nikki Haley South Carolina List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Bill Haslam Tennessee List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Rick Perry Texas List Republican 2000 2014 (retiring)
Kenneth Mapp U.S. Virgin Islands List Independent 2015 2018
Terry McAuliffe Virginia List Democratic 2014 2017 (term-limited)
Earl Ray Tomblin West Virginia List Democratic 2010 2016 (term-limited)

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