List of current United States governors

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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
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The following is a list of current governors of U.S. states and territories.

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In the United States, a governor is the chief executive officer of a state or a territory. The partisan affiliations of American governors are close to being even among the fifty states. As of January 2021, there are 23 states with Democratic governors and 27 states with Republican governors. Additionally, three U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands) have Democratic governors, while one (the Northern Mariana Islands) has a Republican governor. Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico is a member of the New Progressive Party, although he is also affiliated with the Democratic Party.

State governors

The current term ends and new term begins 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 (23)   Republican (27)

StatePortraitGovernorPartyBornPrior public experienceInaugurationEnd of termPast governors
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey (cropped).jpg
Kay Ivey
  Republican October 15, 1944 (age 76) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 20172023 List
State Seal of Alaska.svg
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Dunleavy
 RepublicanMay 5, 1961 (age 59) Alaska Senate December 3, 20182022 List
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 13.jpg
Doug Ducey
 RepublicanApril 9, 1964 (age 56) Treasurer January 5, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
Asa Hutchinson 2019.jpg
Asa Hutchinson
 RepublicanDecember 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, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of California.svg
Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg Gavin Newsom   Democratic October 10, 1967 (age 53) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of Colorado.svg
Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Jared Polis  DemocraticMay 12, 1975 (age 45) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education January 8, 20192023 List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg
Ned Lamont
 DemocraticJanuary 3, 1954 (age 67) Greenwich SelectmanJanuary 9, 20192023 List
Delaware-StateSeal.svg
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
John Carney
 DemocraticMay 20, 1956 (age 64) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor January 17, 20172025 (term limits) List
Seal of Florida.svg
Gov Ron DeSantis Portrait (cropped).jpg
Ron DeSantis
 RepublicanSeptember 14, 1978 (age 42) U.S. House January 8, 20192023 List
Seal of Georgia.svg
Governor Brian P. Kemp.jpg
Brian Kemp
 RepublicanNovember 2, 1963 (age 57) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate January 14, 20192023 List
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svg
Governor David Ige (cropped 2).jpg
David Ige
 DemocraticJanuary 15, 1957 (age 64) Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 20142022 (term limits) List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Brad Little
 RepublicanFebruary 15, 1954 (age 66) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of Illinois.svg
J. B. Pritzker (cropped).jpg
J. B. Pritzker
 DemocraticJanuary 19, 1965 (age 56)No prior public experienceJanuary 14, 20192023 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Presser-19 (cropped).jpg
Eric Holcomb
 RepublicanMay 2, 1968 (age 52) 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, 20172025 (term limits) List
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Kim Reynolds
 RepublicanAugust 4, 1959 (age 61) Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 20172023 List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Laura Kelly
 DemocraticJanuary 24, 1950 (age 70) Kansas Senate January 14, 20192023 List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Gov. Beshear of Kentucky 2020.jpg
Andy Beshear
 DemocraticNovember 29, 1977 (age 43) Attorney General December 10, 20192023 List
Great Seal of the State of Louisiana.svg
John Bel Edwards (cropped).jpg
John Bel Edwards
 DemocraticSeptember 16, 1966 (age 54)Minority Leader of the Louisiana House January 11, 20162024 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Janet Mills in 2019.jpg
Janet Mills
 DemocraticDecember 30, 1947 (age 73) Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 20192023 List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Larry Hogan 2020.jpg
Larry Hogan
 RepublicanMay 25, 1956 (age 64) Secretary of Appointments January 21, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Charlie Baker official photo (cropped).jpg
Charlie Baker
 RepublicanNovember 13, 1956 (age 64) Swampscott Selectman, Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 20152023 List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (cropped).jpg Gretchen Whitmer  DemocraticAugust 23, 1971 (age 49) Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 20192023 List
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Tim Walz
  Democratic–Farmer–Labor April 6, 1964 (age 56) U.S. House January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of Mississippi 2014.svg
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg
Tate Reeves
 RepublicanJune 5, 1974 (age 46) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 14, 20202024 List
Seal of Missouri.svg
Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Parson
 RepublicanSeptember 17, 1955 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 20182025 List
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Official Portrait of Greg Gianforte.jpg
Greg Gianforte
 RepublicanApril 17, 1961 (age 59) U.S. House January 4, 20212025 List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Pete Ricketts
 RepublicanAugust 19, 1964 (age 56)No prior public experienceJanuary 8, 20152023 (term limits) List
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Steve Sisolak 2020 (portrait crop).jpg Steve Sisolak  DemocraticDecember 26, 1953 (age 67) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Gov. Chris Sununu.jpg
Chris Sununu
 RepublicanNovember 5, 1974 (age 46) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 20172023 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg
Phil Murphy
 DemocraticAugust 16, 1957 (age 63) U.S. Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 20182022 List
Seal of New Mexico.svg
Michelle Lujan Grisham official photo (cropped 2).jpg Michelle Lujan Grisham  DemocraticOctober 24, 1959 (age 61) U.S. House, Secretary of Health January 1, 20192023 List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg
Andrew Cuomo
 DemocraticDecember 6, 1957 (age 63) Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 1, 20112022 [1] List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Gov. Roy Cooper.jpg
Roy Cooper
 DemocraticJune 13, 1957 (age 63) Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 20172025 (term limits) List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Doug Burgum
 RepublicanAugust 1, 1956 (age 64)No prior public experienceDecember 15, 20162024 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg
Mike DeWine
 RepublicanJanuary 5, 1947 (age 74) Attorney General, U.S. Senate, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 14, 20192023 List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Kevin Stitt 2020.jpg
Kevin Stitt
 RepublicanDecember 28, 1972 (age 48)No prior public experienceJanuary 14, 20192023 List
Seal of Oregon.svg
Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg
Kate Brown
 DemocraticJune 21, 1960 (age 60) Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Tom Wolf governor portrait 2019 (cropped).jpg
Tom Wolf
 DemocraticNovember 17, 1948 (age 72) Secretary of Revenue January 20, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.jpg
Gina Raimondo
 DemocraticMay 17, 1971 (age 49) General Treasurer January 6, 20152023 (term limits) List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
SC Governor Henry McMaster 2019 (cropped).jpg
Henry McMaster
 RepublicanMay 27, 1947 (age 73) Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 20172023 List
Seal of South Dakota.svg
Kristi L. Noem 113th Congress.jpg Kristi Noem  RepublicanNovember 30, 1971 (age 49) U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 20192023 List
Tennessee-StateSeal.svg
Bill Lee 2020.jpg
Bill Lee
 RepublicanOctober 9, 1959 (age 61)No prior public experienceJanuary 19, 20192023 List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
Greg Abbott
 RepublicanNovember 13, 1957 (age 63) Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 20152023 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Spencer Cox in 2017.jpg
Spencer Cox
 RepublicanJune 11, 1975 (age 45) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission January 4, 20212025 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Phil Scott 2019.png
Phil Scott
 RepublicanAugust 4, 1958 (age 62) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 20172023 List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Governor Ralph Northam Gives Inaugural Address (39348612584) (cropped).jpg
Ralph Northam
 DemocraticSeptember 13, 1959 (age 61) Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 20182022 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee official portrait 2017 (cropped).jpg
Jay Inslee
 DemocraticFebruary 9, 1951 (age 69) U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 20132025 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svg
Jim Justice 2017 InaugurationHighlights PB-63 (32366955776) (cropped).jpg
Jim Justice
 Republican
[note 1]
April 27, 1951 (age 69)No prior public experienceJanuary 16, 20172025 (term limits) List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Tony Evers (cropped).jpg
Tony Evers
 DemocraticNovember 5, 1951 (age 69) Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Mark Gordon  RepublicanMarch 4, 1957 (age 63)TreasurerJanuary 7, 20192023 List

Territory governors

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

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

TerritoryPortraitGovernorPartyBornPrior public experienceInaugurationEnd of termPast governors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lemanu Peleti Mauga.jpg Lemanu Peleti Mauga  Democratic
[note 2]
January 1, 1949 (age 72) Lieutenant Governor January 3, 20212025 List
Seal of Guam.svg
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg Lou Leon Guerrero  DemocraticNovember 8, 1950 (age 70)Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 20192023 List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Ralph Torres.jpg Ralph Torres  RepublicanAugust 6, 1979 (age 41) Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 20152023 (term limits) List
Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Pedro-Pierluisi-cropped.jpg Pedro Pierluisi  New ProgressiveApril 25, 1959 (age 61) Resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico January 2, 20212025 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg Albert Bryan  DemocraticFebruary 21, 1968 (age 52)Commissioner of LaborJanuary 7, 20192023 List

Federal district mayor

   Democratic (1)

Federal districtPortraitMayorPartyBornPrior public experienceInaugurationEnd of termPast mayors
Seal of the District of Columbia.svg
Muriel Bowser official photo (cropped).jpg Muriel Bowser  DemocraticAugust 2, 1972 (age 48) Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 20152023 List

See also

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.

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References

  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.