List of United States governors

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The following is a list of the current governors of the states and territories of the United States. As of 2019 there are 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats holding the office of governor in the states. There are 4 Democrats and 1 Republican (one is also a member of the New Progressive Party) as governor of United States Territories and Mayor of the District of Columbia.

State governors[change | change source]

In the table below, Next Election means the year the governor's term ends. The current term ends in January of the given year for every state except Alaska, Hawaii, and Kentucky, where the term ends in December of the year of election. When the table has (term limits) after the year it means that the current governor cannot seek re-election in that year. If the table has (retiring) it means that the current governor has said they will not seek re-election at the end of the term or to run for another office.

  Democratic   Republican   Independent

  Democratic (23)   Republican (27)

State Portrait Governor Party 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 Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2023 List
State Seal of Alaska.svg
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Dunleavy
  Republican Alaska Senate December 3, 2018 2022 List
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 13.jpg
Doug Ducey
  Republican Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
Asa Hutchinson.jpg
Asa Hutchinson
  Republican 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 Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023 List
Colorado-StateSeal.svg
Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Jared Polis   Democratic 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 Greenwich Selectman January 9, 2019 2023 List
Delaware-StateSeal.svg
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
John Carney
  Democratic U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware January 17, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Florida.svg
Ron DeSantis at CPAC 2017 (cropped).jpg
Ron DeSantis
  Republican U.S. House January 8, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Georgia.svg
David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg
Brian Kemp
  Republican 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 Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2022 (term limits) List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Brad Little
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Illinois.svg
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.jpg
J. B. Pritzker
  Democratic 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 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 Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2023 List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Laura Kelly
  Democratic Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Matt Bevin (cropped).jpg
Matt Bevin
  Republican No prior public experience December 8, 2015 2019 List
Great Seal of the State of Louisiana.svg
John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
  Democratic 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 Maine Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Larry Hogan 2018.jpg
Larry Hogan
  Republican 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 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 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 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 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 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 Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Pete Ricketts
  Republican No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg Steve Sisolak   Democratic Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Christopher T Sununu.jpg
Chris Sununu
  Republican New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2021 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Governor Phil Murphy.jpg
Phil Murphy
  Democratic 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 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 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 Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2021 List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Doug Burgum
  Republican No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2020 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg
Mike DeWine
  Republican 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 No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oregon.svg
Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg
Kate Brown
  Democratic Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Governor Tom Wolf official portrait 2015 (cropped2).jpg
Tom Wolf
  Democratic 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 General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (cropped).jpg
Henry McMaster
  Republican 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 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 No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
Greg Abbott
  Republican 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 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 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 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 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]
No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Tony Evers (cropped).jpg
Tony Evers
  Democratic Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mark Gordon   Republican Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governors[change | change source]

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

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

Territory Portrait Governor Party 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]
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 Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Ralph Torres.jpg Ralph Torres   Republican Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Ricardo Rossello (cropped).jpg Ricardo Rosselló   New Progressive No prior public experience January 2, 2017 2021 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Albert Bryan with Del Plaskett and Doug Domenech cropped.jpg Albert Bryan   Democratic Commissioner of V.I. Department of Labor January 7, 2019 2023 List

Federal district mayor[change | change source]

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party 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 Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2023 List

References[change | change source]

  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.

Notes

  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.

Other websites[change | change source]