List of United States governors

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Party control of Governors' offices after December 10, 2019.
  Democratic Governor
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The following is a list of the current governors of the states and territories of the United States. As of 2021 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 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 76) 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 60) 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 57) 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 70) 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 by Gage Skidmore.jpg Gavin Newsom   Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 53) 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 46) 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 67) 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 65) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor 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 42) 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 57) 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 64) 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 67) 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 56) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Presser-19 (cropped).jpg
Eric Holcomb
  Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 53) 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 61) 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 71) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Gov. Beshear of Kentucky 2020.jpg
Andy Beshear
  Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 43) 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 54) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House 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 73) 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 65) 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 64) Swampscott Selectman, Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2023 List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (cropped).jpg Gretchen Whitmer   Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 49) Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 2019 2023 List
Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Tim Walz
  Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 57) U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Mississippi 2014.svg
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg
Tate Reeves
  Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 47) Lieutenant Governor, 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 65) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 2018 2021 List
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Greg Gianforte 115th congress.jpg
Greg Gianforte
  Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 60) 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 56) No prior public experience 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 67) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Gov. Chris Sununu.jpg
Chris Sununu
  Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 46) 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 63) U.S. 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 61) U.S. House, Secretary of Health January 1, 2019 2023 List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg
Andrew Cuomo
  Democratic (1957-12-06) December 6, 1957 (age 63) Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 1, 2011 2022[1] List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Roy Cooper
  Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 63) 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 64) 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 74) Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Kevin Stitt 2020.jpg
Kevin Stitt
  Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 48) 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 60) 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 72) Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Lt. Gov. McKee on Coast Guard Auxiliary Day (cropped).jpg
Daniel McKee
  Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 69) Lieutenant Governor 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 74) Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2023 List
Seal of South Dakota.svg
Kristi L. Noem (cropped).jpg Kristi Noem   Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 49) 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 61) 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 63) Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2023 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Spencer Cox in 2017.jpg
Spencer Cox
  Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 45) Lieutenant Governor January 4, 2021 2025 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Phil Scott 2017 (cropped).jpg
Phil Scott
  Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 62) 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 61) Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 2018 2022 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee official portrait 2020 (cropped).jpg
Jay Inslee
  Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 70) 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 70) 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 69) Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon 2019 (cropped).jpg Mark Gordon   Republican (1957-03-04) March 4, 1957 (age 64) 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 Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lemanu Peleti Mauga.jpg Lemanu Peleti Mauga   Democratic
[note 2]
Lieutenant Governor 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 70) 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 41) Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Pedro-Pierluisi-cropped.jpg Pedro Pierluisi   New Progressive (1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 60) Resident Commissioner 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 53) Commissioner 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.

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