List of current United States governors

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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic (21)
  Republican (28)
  New Progressive (Puerto Rico) (1)
  Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (1)

The following is a list of current governors (or mayor) of U.S. states, territories, and the federal district. In the United States, a governor is the chief executive officer of a state or a territory. As of November 2022, there are 28 states with Republican governors and 22 states with Democratic governors. Additionally, three U.S. territories have Democratic governors, while one has a Republican governor. Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico is a member of the New Progressive Party, although he is also affiliated with the Democratic Party. Minnesota has a governor from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The federal District of Columbia is governed by a Democratic mayor.

State governors[edit]

The current term ends and new term begins in January of the given year for every state except for Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, New York and Kentucky, where the term ends in December of that year's 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 his or her intention not to seek re-election at the end of the term nor to run for another office. Currently, the longest serving incumbent U.S. governor is Jay Inslee of Washington, having served since January 2013, and the most recently inaugurated governor is Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, having served since January 2022. In terms of age, Alabama governor Kay Ivey (born 1944) is the oldest governor, and Florida governor Ron DeSantis (born 1978) is the youngest.

United States governors

  Republican (28)   Democratic (22)

State Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inaugu­ration End of term Past gover­nors
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svgAlabama Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey.jpg Kay Ivey   Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 78) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Alabama Commission on Higher Education Director of Government Affairs, Alabama Development Office Assistant Director, Alabama House Reading Clerk Apr 10, 2017 2023 List
State Seal of Alaska.svgAlaska Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg Mike Dunleavy Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 61) Alaska Senate, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Board President Dec 3, 2018 2022 List
State Seal of Arizona.svgArizona Doug Ducey (29192951874).jpg Doug Ducey Republican (1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 58) State Treasurer Jan 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svgArkansas Asa Hutchinson crop.jpg Asa Hutchinson Republican (1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 71) U.S. Under Secretary of Homeland Security, Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. House, State Republican Party Chair, U.S. Attorney Jan 13, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of California.svgCalifornia Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg Gavin Newsom Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 55) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Colorado.svgColorado Jared Polis official photo.jpg Jared Polis Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 47) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education Jan 8, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svgConnecticut Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg Ned Lamont Democratic (1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 68) Chair of the State Investment Advisory Council, Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation, Greenwich Board of Selectmen Jan 9, 2019 2023 List
Delaware-StateSeal.svgDelaware John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg John Carney Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 66) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, State Secretary of Finance, Chief of Staff to Governor Tom Carper, New Castle County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Senator Joe Biden staffer Jan 17, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Seal of Florida.svgFlorida Ron DeSantis office portrait.jpg Ron DeSantis Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 44) U.S. House, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Jan 8, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Georgia.svgGeorgia David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg Brian Kemp Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 59) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate Jan 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svgHawaii Governor David Ige (cropped 2).jpg David Ige Democratic (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 65) Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House Dec 1, 2014 2022 (term limits) List
Seal of Idaho.svgIdaho Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg Brad Little Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 68) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Illinois.svgIllinois Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.jpg J. B. Pritzker Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 57) Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign, Chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission Jan 14, 2019 2023 List
State Seal of Indiana.svgIndiana Holcomb Official Headshot (cropped).jpg Eric Holcomb Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 54) Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Dan Coats, State Republican Party Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mitch Daniels, Mitch Daniels 2008 gubernatorial campaign manager, U.S. Congressman John Hostettler Office Manager, Yeoman in the United States Navy Jan 9, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
State Seal of Iowa.svgIowa Kim Reynolds in Council Bluffs, Iowa 2020.jpg Kim Reynolds Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate, Clarke County Treasurer May 24, 2017 2023 List
Seal of Kansas.svgKansas Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg Laura Kelly Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 72) Kansas Senate Jan 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svgKentucky
Pratt Industries Henderson KY Mill Announcement.jpg
Andy Beshear Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 45) State Attorney General Dec 10, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Louisiana.svgLouisiana John Bel Edwards John Bel Edwards Democratic (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 56) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House, Captain in the United States Army Jan 11, 2016 2024 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svgMaine Maine congressional delegation meets with Gov Janet Mills (cropped).jpg Janet Mills Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 74) State Attorney General, Maine House, Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties District Attorney Jan 2, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svgMaryland Larry Hogan (2021) (cropped).jpg Larry Hogan Republican (1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 66) State Secretary of Appointments Jan 21, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svgMassachusetts Charlie Baker official photo (cropped).jpg Charlie Baker Republican (1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 66) Swampscott Board of Selectmen, State Secretary of Administration and Finance, State Secretary of Health and Human Services Jan 8, 2015 2023 (retiring) List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svgMichigan Gretchen Whitmer (2021) (cropped).jpg Gretchen Whitmer Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 51) Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate, Michigan House Jan 1, 2019 2023 List
State Seal of Minnesota.svgMinnesota Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg Tim Walz Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 58) U.S. House, Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svgMississippi Tate Reeves 2019.jpg Tate Reeves Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 48) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer Jan 14, 2020 2024 List
Seal of Missouri.svgMissouri Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg Mike Parson Republican (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 67) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, Polk County Sheriff, Sergeant in the United States Army Jun 1, 2018 2025 (term limits) List
Great Seal of Montana.svgMontana Greg Gianforte 115th congress (cropped)1.jpg Greg Gianforte Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 61) U.S. House Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Nebraska.svgNebraska Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Pete Ricketts Republican (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 58) Republican National Commmitteeman Jan 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Nevada.svgNevada Steve Sisolak 2020 (portrait crop).jpg Steve Sisolak Democratic (1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 68) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svgNew Hampshire GOV SUNUNU OFFICIAL PHOTO (cropped).jpg Chris Sununu Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 48) New Hampshire Executive Council Jan 5, 2017 2023 List
Seal of New Jersey.svgNew Jersey Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg Phil Murphy Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 65) U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, New Jersey Benefits Task Force chair Jan 16, 2018 2026 (term limits) List
Seal of New Mexico.svgNew Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham 2021.jpg Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 63) U.S. House, Bernalillo County Commission, State Secretary of Health, Director of the State Long-Term Services Department Jan 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New York.svgNew York Kathy Hochul, November 2017.jpeg Kathy Hochul Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Erie County Clerk, Hamburg Town Board Aug 24, 2021 2022[1] List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svgNorth Carolina Gov. Cooper Cropped.jpg Roy Cooper Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 65) State Attorney General, Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House Jan 1, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Seal of the State of North Dakota.svgNorth Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg Doug Burgum Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 66) No prior public experience Dec 15, 2016 2024 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svgOhio Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg Mike DeWine Republican (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 75) State Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Ohio Senate, Greene County Prosecutor Jan 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svgOklahoma Kevin Stitt (52251950006) (cropped).jpg Kevin Stitt Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 49) No prior public experience Jan 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oregon.svgOregon Gov Kate Brown 2021.jpg Kate Brown Democratic (1960-06-21) June 21, 1960 (age 62) Secretary of State, Majority Leader of the Oregon Senate, Oregon House Feb 18, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svgPennsylvania Tom Wolf governor portrait 2019 (cropped).jpg Tom Wolf Democratic (1948-11-17) November 17, 1948 (age 74) State Secretary of Revenue Jan 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svgRhode Island Dan McKee Rose Garden October 2021.jpg Dan McKee Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 71) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Cumberland, Cumberland Town Council Mar 2, 2021 2023 List
Seal of South Carolina.svgSouth Carolina SC Governor Henry McMaster 2019 (cropped).jpg Henry McMaster Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 75) Lieutenant Governor, Board of South Carolina Ports Authority, State Attorney General, State Republican Party Chair, U.S. Attorney Jan 24, 2017 2023 List
State Seal of South Dakota.svgSouth Dakota Noem Portrait (cropped).jpg Kristi Noem Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 51) U.S. House, South Dakota House Jan 5, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Tennessee.svgTennessee TN Governor Bill Lee 2019 May.jpg Bill Lee Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 63) No prior public experience Jan 19, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svgTexas Greg Abbott 2015.jpg Greg Abbott Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 65) State Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Jan 20, 2015 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svgUtah Spencer Cox 1 (cropped).jpg Spencer Cox Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 47) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission, Mayor of Fairview Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svgVermont Phil Scott 2019.png Phil Scott Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate Jan 5, 2017 2023 List
Seal of Virginia.svgVirginia Youngkin Governor Portrait.jpg Glenn Youngkin Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 55) No prior public experience Jan 15, 2022 2026 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svgWashington Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg Jay Inslee Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 71) U.S. House, Washington House Jan 16, 2013 2025 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svgWest Virginia Jim Justice in November 2021.jpg Jim Justice Republican
[note 1]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 71) No prior public experience Jan 16, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Seal of Wisconsin.svgWisconsin Tony Evers - 2022 (crop).jpg Tony Evers Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 71) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svgWyoming Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mark Gordon Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 65) State Treasurer Jan 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governors[edit]

The following hold the gubernatorial offices of the United States territories.

Territory governors

  Democratic (4)   Republican (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inaugu­ration End of term Past gover­nors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
American Samoa
Lemanu Peleti Mauga (cropped).png Lemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic
[note 2]
(1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 73) Lieutenant Governor, American Samoa Senate, Major in the United States Army Jan 3, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Guam.svg
Guam
President Donald J. Trump Meets with Governors-Elect (45399878465).jpg
Lou Leon Guerrero Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 72) Guam Legislature Jan 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Northern Mariana Islands
NMI-Ralph-Torres.jpg Ralph Torres Republican (1979-08-06) August 6, 1979 (age 43) Lieutenant Governor, President of the CNMI Senate, CNMI House Dec 29, 2015 2023 List
Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Puerto Rico
Pedro R. Pierluisi Pedro Pierluisi Democratic
New Progressive
[note 3]
(1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 63) U.S. House, Territorial Secretary of Justice Jan 2, 2021 2025 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
U.S. Virgin Islands
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg Albert Bryan Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 54) Territorial Commissioner of Labor Jan 7, 2019 2023 List

Federal district mayor[edit]

Federal district mayor

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party Born Prior public experience Inaugu­ration End of term Past mayors
Seal of the District of Columbia.svg
District of Columbia
Muriel Bowser official photo (cropped).jpg Muriel Bowser Democratic (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 50) District of Columbia Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commission Jan 2, 2015 2023 List

List of governors-elect[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his first term. He was reelected as a Republican in 2020.[2]
  2. ^ Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with the local chapters of the national political parties.
  3. ^ In Puerto Rico, there are distinct parties which do not align with the typical US parties, but officeholders affiliate with the local chapters of national political parties individually.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NY gubernatorial terms begin at midnight New Year's Day.
  2. ^ "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican". New York Times. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.

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