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. As of December 2019, 26 states have Republican governors and 24 states have Democratic governors. Additionally, three U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have Democratic governors, while one (the Northern Mariana Islands) has a Republican governor. Wanda Vázquez Garced of Puerto Rico is registered with the New Progressive Party, but is 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 58) 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 55) 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 official photo (cropped 2).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 44) 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 65) 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 63) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware 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 62) 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 65) 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 54) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Governor Eric Holcomb 2018 State of the State Address (cropped).jpg
Eric Holcomb
  Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 51) 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 69) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Official Portrait of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (cropped).jpg
Andy Beshear
  Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 42) 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 53) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives January 11, 2016 2020 List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Janet Mills in 2019.jpg
Janet Mills
  Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 71) 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 63) Maryland 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, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2023 List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Gretchen Whitmer Portrait.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 55) U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
Secretary Perry with Govt Phil Bryant KSS2455 (32743097363) (cropped).jpg
Phil Bryant
  Republican (1954-12-09) December 9, 1954 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi House January 10, 2012 2020 (term limits) 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 of Representatives, 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 53) Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Pete Ricketts
  Republican (1964-04-19) April 19, 1964 (age 55) No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Nevada.svg
Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg Steve Sisolak   Democratic (1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 65) 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) United States 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 of New Mexico January 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo 2017.jpg
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 62) 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 72) Attorney General, United States Senate, Lieutenant Governor, United States House of Representatives, Ohio Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Kevin Stitt.jpg
Kevin Stitt
  Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 46) 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 59) 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) Pennsylvania 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 48) General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (cropped).jpg
Henry McMaster
  Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 72) 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
TN Governor Bill Lee 2019 May.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 72) 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 68) 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 68) 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) Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mark Gordon   Republican (1957-03-04) March 4, 1957 (age 62) 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 of Representatives 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 Vázquez Garced   New Progressive/Republican (1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 59) Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico August 7, 2019 2021 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Albert Bryan with Del Plaskett and Doug Domenech cropped (cropped).jpg Albert Bryan   Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 51) Commissioner of V.I. Department 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

List of governors-elect[edit]

The following governor was elected on November 5, 2019 and will be taking office in January 2020. The list does not include re-elected incumbent governors.

State Portrait Governor-elect Party Born Prior public experience Taking office
Seal of Mississippi (2014–present).svg
Tate Reeves.jpg Tate Reeves   Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 45) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 14, 2020

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.

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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