Southern Governors' Association

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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.

The last SGA Chairman was Jay Nixon of Missouri.

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[edit]

Current Governor State or territory Past Party Assumed office Seat Up
Kay Ivey Alabama List Republican 2017 2018
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)
Matt Bevin Kentucky List Republican 2015 2019
John Bel Edwards Louisiana List Democratic 2016 2019
Larry Hogan Maryland List Republican 2014 2018
Phil Bryant Mississippi List Republican 2012 2019
Eric Greitens Missouri List Republican 2017 2020
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)
Greg Abbott Texas List Republican 2015 2018
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

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