List of current United States governors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Governors by party affiliation
  Democratic
  Republican
  New Progressive Party
  Independent

The following is a list of incumbent governors of the states and territories of the United States as well as the mayor of the District of Columbia. Among the states, there are 34 Republicans, 15 Democrats, and 1 independent who hold the office of governor. Additionally, Ricky Rosselló is registered with the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico but nationally affiliated as a Democrat. The mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, is a Democrat.

Generally, the governor of a US state is the head of state and head of government or chief executive officer of their respective state.

State governors[edit]

The current term ends in January of the given year for every state except for Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, 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 intention not to seek re-election at the end of the term nor to run for another office.

  Democratic (15)   Republican (34)   Independent (1)

State Photo Governor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term Past Governors
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey.jpg
Ivey, KayKay Ivey
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2019 List
Alaska-StateSeal.svg
Bill Walker.jpg
Walker, BillBill Walker
  Independent Mayor of Valdez, Valdez City Council December 1, 2014 2018 List
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Ducey, DougDoug Ducey
  Republican Treasurer January 5, 2015 2019 List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
Asa Hutchinson official (cropped).jpg
Hutchinson, AsaAsa 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 2019 List
Seal of the 39th Governor of California.png
Edmund G Brown Jr.jpg
Brown, JerryJerry Brown
  Democratic Governor (1975–83), Attorney General, Mayor of Oakland,
Secretary of State
January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Colorado.svg
John W. Hickenlooper World Economic Forum 2013 (cropped).jpg
Hickenlooper, JohnJohn Hickenlooper
  Democratic Mayor of Denver January 11, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
Dannel Malloy 2016.jpg
Malloy, DannelDannel Malloy
  Democratic Mayor of Stamford January 5, 2011 2019 (retiring) List
Delaware-StateSeal.svg
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress.jpg
Carney, JohnJohn Carney
  Democratic U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware January 17, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Florida.svg
Rick Scott (cropped).jpg
Scott, RickRick Scott
  Republican No prior public experience January 4, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Georgia.svg
Nathan Deal, official 110th Congress photo.jpg
Deal, NathanNathan Deal
  Republican U.S. House, Georgia Senate January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svg
Governor David Ige.jpg
Ige, DavidDavid Ige
  Democratic Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2018 List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Butchotter.jpg
Otter, ButchButch Otter
  Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Idaho House January 1, 2007 2019 (retiring) List
Seal of Illinois.svg
Bruce Rauner 2016 cropped.jpg
Rauner, BruceBruce Rauner
  Republican No prior public experience January 12, 2015 2019 List
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Eric Holcomb Grissom.jpg
Holcomb, EricEric Holcomb
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the Indiana Republican Party January 9, 2017 2021 List
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Reynolds, KimKim Reynolds
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2019 List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Sam Brownback, CPAC 2015 headshot.jpg
Brownback, SamSam Brownback
  Republican U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Matt Bevin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Bevin, MattMatt Bevin
  Republican No prior public experience December 8, 2015 2019 List
Seal of Louisiana 2010.png
John Bel Edwards
Edwards, John BelJohn Bel Edwards
  Democratic Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives January 11, 2016 2020 List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Paul LePage by Gage Skidmore.jpg
LePage, PaulPaul LePage
  Republican Mayor of Waterville January 5, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Denton Visitor Center Groundbreaking (27264387634).jpg
Hogan, LarryLarry Hogan
  Republican Maryland Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2019 List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Charlie Baker official portrait.jpg
Baker, CharlieCharlie Baker
  Republican Swampscott Selectman, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2019 List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Rick Snyder in 2013.jpg
Snyder, RickRick Snyder
  Republican No prior public experience January 1, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Mark Dayton official photo.jpg
Dayton, MarkMark Dayton
  Democratic-Farmer-Labor U.S. Senate, Auditor January 3, 2011 2019 (retiring) List
Seal of Mississippi (2014-present).svg
Secretary Perry with Govt Phil Bryant KSS2455 (32743097363) (cropped).jpg
Bryant, PhilPhil Bryant
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi House January 10, 2012 2020 (term limits) List
Seal of Missouri.svg
Eric Greitens 2011-7.jpg
Greitens, EricEric Greitens
  Republican No prior public experience January 9, 2017 2021 List
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Steve Bullock.jpg
Bullock, SteveSteve Bullock
  Democratic Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Ricketts, PetePete Ricketts
  Republican No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2019 List
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Brian Sandoval 2010.jpg
Sandoval, BrianBrian Sandoval
  Republican U.S. District Court Judge, Attorney General, Nevada Assembly January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Christopher T Sununu.jpg Sununu, ChrisChris Sununu   Republican Member of the New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2019 List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Chris Christie 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Christie, ChrisChris Christie
  Republican United States Attorney, Morris County Freeholder January 19, 2010 2018 (term limits) List
NewMexico-StateSeal.svg
Governor NewMexico.jpg
Martinez, SusanaSusana Martinez
  Republican District Attorney of Doña Ana County January 1, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow cropped.jpeg
Cuomo, AndrewAndrew Cuomo
  Democratic Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of HUD January 1, 2011 2018 List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
NC Governor Roy Cooper.jpg
Cooper, RoyRoy Cooper
  Democratic Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2021 List
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Doug Burgum.jpg
Burgum, DougDoug Burgum
  Republican No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2020 List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Governor John Kasich.jpg
Kasich, JohnJohn Kasich
  Republican U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Governor Mary Fallin May 2015.jpg
Fallin, MaryMary Fallin
  Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma House January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Oregon.svg
Kate Brown in 2017.jpg
Brown, KateKate Brown
  Democratic Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2019 List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Governor Tom Wolf official portrait 2015.jpg
Wolf, TomTom Wolf
  Democratic Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2019 List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Rhode island governor visits NAVSTA Newport (cropped).jpg
Raimondo, GinaGina Raimondo
  Democratic General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2019 List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
Henry McMaster 2017.jpg
McMaster, HenryHenry McMaster
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2019 List
SouthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Dennis Daugaard Berlin 2017-03-22.jpg
Daugaard, DennisDennis Daugaard
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, South Dakota Senate January 8, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of Tennessee.svg
Governor Bill Haslam crop.jpg
Haslam, BillBill Haslam
  Republican Mayor of Knoxville January 15, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Greg Abbott by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Abbott, GregGreg Abbott
  Republican Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2019 List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
2013-05-23 Gary R Herbert.JPG
Herbert, GaryGary Herbert
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Utah County Commissioner August 11, 2009 2021 List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Phil Scott.jpg
Scott, PhilPhil Scott
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2019 List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Virginia Governor Democrats Terry McAuliffe 095 Cropped.jpg
McAuliffe, TerryTerry McAuliffe
  Democratic Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 11, 2014 2018 (term limits) List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee official portrait.jpg
Inslee, JayJay Inslee
  Democratic U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2021 List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svg
Governor Jim Justice 2017.jpg
Justice, JimJim Justice
  Republican
[note 1]
No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021 List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Governor Scott Walker.jpg
Walker, ScottScott Walker
  Republican Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Assembly January 3, 2011 2019 List
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming.svg
Matt Mead.jpg
Mead, MattMatt Mead
  Republican United States Attorney January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List

Territorial governors[edit]

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

  Democratic (1)   Republican (2)   New Progressive (1)   Independent (1)

Territory Photo Governor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term Past Governors
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lolo Moliga by James Kneubuhl.jpg Moliga, Lolo MatalasiLolo Matalasi Moliga   Democratic
[note 2]
American Samoa Senate, American Samoa House of Representatives January 3, 2013 2021 List
Seal of the Governor of Guam.png
Governor Eddie Calvo.jpg Calvo, Eddie BazaEddie Baza Calvo   Republican Legislature of Guam January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Ralph Torres.jpg Torres, RalphRalph Torres   Republican Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2019 List
Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
MrRicky.jpg Rosselló, RicardoRicardo Rosselló   New Progressive, Democratic No prior public experience January 2, 2017 2021 List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
Kenneth Ezra Mapp.png Mapp, KennethKenneth Mapp   Independent Lieutenant Governor, Legislature of the Virgin Islands January 5, 2015 2019 List

Mayor of the District of Columbia[edit]

The following holds the mayoralty of the District of Columbia.

  Democratic (1)   Republican (0)   Independent (0)

District Photo Mayor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term Past Mayors
Seal of Washington, D.C.svg
Muriel Bowser dc.gov photo.jpg Bowser, MurielMuriel Bowser   Democratic Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2019 List

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his term.[1]
  2. ^ Moliga was elected as an Independent, but switched to the Democratic Party in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican". New York Times. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 

External links[edit]