List of current United States governors

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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic (22)
  Republican (28)
  New Progressive (Puerto Rico)

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 June 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. 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.

  Republican (28)   Democratic (22)

State Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Kay Ivey   Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 77) Lieutenant Governor, State 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 61) 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 58) State Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
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 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 54) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Colorado.svg
Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Jared Polis   Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 47) 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 68) Chair of the State Investment Advisory Council, Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation, Greenwich Board of Selectmen 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 66) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, State Secretary of Finance January 17, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Seal of Florida.svg
Ron DeSantis (49439832226) (cropped).jpg Ron DeSantis   Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 43) U.S. House, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy 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 58) 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 65) 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 68) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Illinois.svg
J. B. Pritzker (cropped).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 January 14, 2019 2023 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Holcomb Official Headshot (cropped).jpg Eric Holcomb   Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 54) Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to Dan Coats, State Republican Party Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor January 9, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Kim Reynolds   Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 62) 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 72) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Andy Beshear Andy Beshear   Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 44) State Attorney General December 10, 2019 2023 List
Great Seal of the State of Louisiana.svg
John Bel Edwards John Bel Edwards   Democratic (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 55) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House, Captain in the United States Army 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 74) State Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Larry Hogan (2021) (cropped).jpg Larry Hogan   Republican (1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 66) State 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 65) State Secretary of Administration and Finance, State Secretary of Health and Human Services January 8, 2015 2023 (retiring) List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Gretchen Whitmer (2021) (cropped).jpg Gretchen Whitmer   Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 50) Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 2019 2023 List
Minnesota-StateSeal.svg
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 January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Mississippi 2014.svg
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg Tate Reeves   Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 48) Lieutenant Governor, State 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 66) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House June 1, 2018 2025 (term limits) List
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Greg Gianforte 115th congress (cropped)1.jpg Greg Gianforte   Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 61) U.S. House January 4, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Pete Ricketts   Republican (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 57) Republican National Commmitteeman January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Steve Sisolak 2020 (portrait crop).jpg Steve Sisolak   Democratic (1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 68) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
GOV SUNUNU OFFICIAL PHOTO (cropped).jpg Chris Sununu   Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 47) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2023 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg Phil Murphy   Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 64) U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2026 (term limits) 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 62) U.S. House, State Secretary of Health, Director of the State Long-Term Services Department January 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New York.svg
Kathy Hochul, November 2017.jpeg Kathy Hochul   Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House August 24, 2021 2022[1] List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Governor Roy Cooper with NC Transportation (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 January 1, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg Doug Burgum   Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 65) No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2024 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
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 January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Kevin Stitt.jpg Kevin Stitt   Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 49) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oregon.svg
P20211022AS-2274 (51761372021) (cropped).jpg Kate Brown   Democratic (1960-06-21) June 21, 1960 (age 62) Secretary of State, Majority Leader of the 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 73) State Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Dan McKee Rose Garden October 2021.jpg Dan McKee   Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 71) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Cumberland March 2, 2021 2023 List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
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 January 24, 2017 2023 List
Seal of South Dakota.svg
20170519-OSEC-LSC-1145 (34004533033) (cropped).jpg Kristi Noem   Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 50) U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 2019 2023 List
Tennessee-StateSeal.svg
Bill Lee 2020.jpg Bill Lee   Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 62) 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 64) State Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Spencer Cox 1 (cropped).jpg Spencer Cox   Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 46) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission, Mayor of Fairview January 4, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Phil Scott 2019.png Phil Scott   Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2023 List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Youngkin Governor Portrait.jpg Glenn Youngkin   Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 55) No prior public experience January 15, 2022 2026 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee official portrait.jpg Jay Inslee   Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 71) U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2025 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svg
Jim Justice in November 2021.jpg Jim Justice   Republican
[note 1]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 71) No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Tony Evers (cropped).jpg Tony Evers   Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 70) State Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mark Gordon   Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 65) State Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governors[edit]

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

  Democratic (4)   Republican (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
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 January 3, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Guam.svg
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg Lou Leon Guerrero   Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 71) Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Governorralphtorresportrait2021 Ralph Torres   Republican (1979-08-06) August 6, 1979 (age 42) Lieutenant Governor, President of the CNMI Senate, CNMI House December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
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 January 2, 2021 2025 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg Albert Bryan   Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 54) Territorial 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 49) District of Columbia Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 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 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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