List of United States governors

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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic
  Republican
  New Progressive

The following is a list of current governors of U.S. states and territories.

In the United States, a governor is the chief executive officer of a state or a territory. The partisan affiliations of American governors are close to being evenly split among the fifty states. As of January 2020, there are 24 states with Democratic governors and 26 states with Republican governors. Additionally, three U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands) have Democratic governors, while one (the Northern Mariana Islands) has a Republican governor. Wanda Vázquez Garced of Puerto Rico is a member of the New Progressive Party, although she is also affiliated with the Republican Party.

State governors[edit]

The current term ends 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.

  Democratic (24)   Republican (26)

State Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey (cropped).jpg
Kay Ivey
  Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 75) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2023 List
State Seal of Alaska.svg
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Dunleavy
  Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 59) Alaska Senate December 3, 2018 2022 List
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 13.jpg
Doug Ducey
  Republican (1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 56) Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
Asa Hutchinson 2019.jpg
Asa Hutchinson
  Republican (1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 69) Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border & Transportation Security,
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. House, U.S. Attorney
January 13, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of California.svg
Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg Gavin Newsom   Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 52) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023 List
Colorado-StateSeal.svg
Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Jared Polis   Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 45) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education January 8, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg
Ned Lamont
  Democratic (1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 66) Greenwich Selectman January 9, 2019 2023 List
Delaware-StateSeal.svg
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
John Carney
  Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 64) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor January 17, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Florida.svg
Gov Ron DeSantis Portrait (cropped).jpg
Ron DeSantis
  Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 41) U.S. House January 8, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Georgia.svg
David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg
Brian Kemp
  Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 56) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svg
Governor David Ige (cropped 2).jpg
David Ige
  Democratic (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 63) Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2022 (term limits) List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Brad Little
  Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 66) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Illinois.svg
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.jpg
J. B. Pritzker
  Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 55) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Eric Holcomb Grissom.jpg
Eric Holcomb
  Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 52) Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to Senator Dan Coats, Chair of the Indiana Republican Party, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Indiana January 9, 2017 2021 List
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Kim Reynolds
  Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 60) Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2023 List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Laura Kelly
  Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 70) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Gov. Beshear of Kentucky 2020.jpg
Andy Beshear
  Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 42) Attorney General December 10, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Louisiana.svg
John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
  Democratic (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 53) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House January 11, 2016 2024 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Janet Mills in 2019.jpg
Janet Mills
  Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 72) Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Governor Hogan 2018 (cropped).jpg
Larry Hogan
  Republican (1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 64) Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Charlie Baker official photo (cropped).jpg
Charlie Baker
  Republican (1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 63) Swampscott Selectman, Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2023 List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (cropped).jpg Gretchen Whitmer   Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 48) Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Tim Walz
  Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 56) U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg
Tate Reeves
  Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 46) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 14, 2020 2024 List
Seal of Missouri.svg
Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Parson
  Republican (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 2018 2021 List
Great Seal of Montana.svg
Steve Bullock by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Steve Bullock
  Democratic (1966-04-11) April 11, 1966 (age 54) Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Pete Ricketts
  Republican (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 55) No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Nevada.svg
Steve Sisolak 2020 (portrait crop).jpg Steve Sisolak   Democratic (1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 66) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Christopher T Sununu.jpg
Chris Sununu
  Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 45) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2021 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg
Phil Murphy
  Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 62) U.S. Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2022 List
Seal of New Mexico.svg
Michelle Lujan Grisham official photo (cropped 2).jpg Michelle Lujan Grisham   Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 60) U.S. House, Secretary of Health January 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg
Andrew Cuomo
  Democratic (1957-12-06) December 6, 1957 (age 62) Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 1, 2011 2022[1] List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Gov. Roy Cooper.jpg
Roy Cooper
  Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 63) Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2021 List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Doug Burgum
  Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 63) No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2020 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg
Mike DeWine
  Republican (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 73) Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Kevin Stitt.jpg
Kevin Stitt
  Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 47) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oregon.svg
Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg
Kate Brown
  Democratic (1960-06-21) June 21, 1960 (age 60) Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Tom Wolf governor portrait 2019 (cropped).jpg
Tom Wolf
  Democratic (1948-11-17) November 17, 1948 (age 71) Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.jpg
Gina Raimondo
  Democratic (1971-05-17) May 17, 1971 (age 49) General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
SC Governor Henry McMaster 2019 (cropped).jpg
Henry McMaster
  Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 73) Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2023 List
SouthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Kristi L. Noem (cropped).jpg Kristi Noem   Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 48) U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Tennessee.svg
Bill Lee 2020.jpg
Bill Lee
  Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 60) No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
Greg Abbott
  Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 62) Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
2013-05-23 Gary R Herbert.JPG
Gary Herbert
  Republican (1947-05-07) May 7, 1947 (age 73) Lieutenant Governor, Utah County Commissioner August 11, 2009 2021 (retiring) List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Phil Scott 2017 (cropped).jpg
Phil Scott
  Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 61) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Governor Ralph Northam Gives Inaugural Address (39348612584) (cropped).jpg
Ralph Northam
  Democratic (1959-09-13) September 13, 1959 (age 60) Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 2018 2022 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Jay Inslee
  Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 69) U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2021 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svg
Jim Justice 2017 InaugurationHighlights PB-63 (32366955776) (cropped).jpg
Jim Justice
  Republican
[note 1]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 69) No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Tony Evers (cropped).jpg
Tony Evers
  Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 68) Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon 2019 (cropped).jpg Mark Gordon   Republican (1957-03-04) March 4, 1957 (age 63) Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governors[edit]

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

  Democratic (3)   Republican (1)   New Progressive (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lolo Moliga by James Kneubuhl.jpg Lolo Matalasi Moliga   Democratic
[note 2]
(1947-08-12) August 12, 1947 (age 72) American Samoa Senate, American Samoa House January 3, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Seal of Guam.svg
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg Lou Leon Guerrero   Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 69) Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Ralph Torres.jpg Ralph Torres   Republican (1979-08-06) August 6, 1979 (age 40) Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Wanda Vasquez (cropped).jpg Wanda Vázquez Garced   New Progressive/
Republican
[note 3]
(1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 59) Secretary of Justice August 7, 2019 2021 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg Albert Bryan   Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 52) Commissioner of Labor January 7, 2019 2023 List

Federal district mayor[edit]

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past mayors
Seal of the District of Columbia.svg
Muriel Bowser official photo (cropped).jpg Muriel Bowser   Democratic (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 47) Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2023 List

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his term.[2]
  2. ^ Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with political parties at the national level. Moliga was elected as an Independent, but switched to the Democratic Party in 2015.
  3. ^ Vázquez Garced belongs to the pro-statehood Puerto Rican New Progressive Party, but affiliates with the Republican Party at the national level.[3]

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.
  3. ^ "Wanda Vázquez-Garced – PR". Republican Governors Association. Retrieved April 1, 2020.

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