Southern Governors' Association
The Southern Governors' Association (SGA) was a United States association of governors founded in 1934. It was the oldest and historically the largest of the regional governors associations. Since its first meeting 83 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. SGA was a nonpartisan enterprise where shareholders can exchange views and access data, information and expertise on issues of general importance in order to augment the deliberations of public, private and non-profit decision-makers in the American South. SGA operated as an instrumentality of the states.
After nearly 82 years, the Southern Governors' Association was officially dissolved on June 30, 2016 by the majority of its members-in-good standing.
List of current Southern Governors
|Current Governor||State or territory||Past||Party||Assumed office||Seat Up|
|Nathan Deal||Georgia||List||Republican||2011||2018 (term-limited)|
|Rick Scott||Florida||List||Republican||2011||2018 (term-limited)|
|John Bel Edwards||Louisiana||List||Democratic||2016||2019|
|Roy Cooper||North Carolina||List||Democratic||2017||2020|
|Mary Fallin||Oklahoma||List||Republican||2011||2018 (term-limited)|
|Ricky Rosselló||Puerto Rico||List||PNP/Democratic||2017||2020|
|Henry McMaster||South Carolina||List||Republican||2017||2018|
|Bill Haslam||Tennessee||List||Republican||2011||2018 (term-limited)|
|Kenneth Mapp||American Virgin Islands||List||Independent||2015||2018|
|Terry McAuliffe||Virginia||List||Democratic||2014||2017 (term-limited)|
|Jim Justice||West Virginia||List||Democratic||2017||2020|