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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic (24)
  Republican (26)
  New Progressive (1)
  Independent (1)

The following is a list of current governors (or mayor) of U.S. states, territories, and the federal district. In the United States, a governor is the chief executive officer of a state or a territory. As of January 18, 2023, there are 26 states with Republican governors and 24 states with Democratic governors. Additionally, four U.S. territories have Democratic governors, while one has an independent governor. Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico is a member of the New Progressive Party, although he is also affiliated with the Democratic Party. Minnesota has a governor from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The federal District of Columbia is governed by a Democratic mayor.

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, 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. Currently, the longest serving incumbent U.S. governor is Jay Inslee of Washington, having served since January 2013, and the most recently inaugurated governor is Wes Moore of Maryland, having served since January 18, 2023. In terms of age, Alabama governor Kay Ivey (born 1944) is the oldest governor, and Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (born 1982) is the youngest.

United States governors

  Republican (26)   Democratic (24)

State Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
Alabama (list)
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey (cropped).jpg
Kay Ivey Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 78) Lieutenant Governor
State Treasurer
April 10, 2017 2027 (term limits)
Alaska (list)
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Dunleavy Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 62) Alaska Senate
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Board President
December 3, 2018 2026 (term limits)
Arizona (list)
Katie Hobbs by Gage Skidmore 4.jpg
Katie Hobbs Democratic (1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 53) Secretary of State
Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate
Arizona House
January 2, 2023 2027
Arkansas (list)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders (1).jpg
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Republican (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 40) White House Press Secretary
White House Deputy Press Secretary
January 10, 2023 2027
California (list)
Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gavin Newsom Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 55) Lieutenant Governor
Mayor of San Francisco
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Colorado (list)
Jared Polis official photo.jpg
Jared Polis Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 48) U.S. House
Colorado State Board of Education
January 8, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Connecticut (list)
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg
Ned Lamont Democratic (1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 69) Chair of the State Investment Advisory Council
Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation
Greenwich Board of Selectmen
January 9, 2019 2027
Delaware (list)
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
John Carney Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 67) U.S. House
Lieutenant Governor
State Secretary of Finance
Chief of Staff to Governor Tom Carper
January 17, 2017 2025 (term limits)
Florida (list)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, 2020.jpg
Ron DeSantis Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 44) U.S. House
Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy
January 8, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Georgia (list)
David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg
Brian Kemp Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 59) Secretary of State
Georgia Senate
January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Hawaii (list)
Josh Green Official Photo 2022 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Josh Green Democratic (1970-02-11) February 11, 1970 (age 53) Lieutenant Governor
Hawaii Senate
Hawaii House
December 5, 2022 2026
Idaho (list)
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Brad Little Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 69) Lieutenant Governor
Idaho Senate
January 7, 2019 2027
Illinois (list)
Governor JB Pritzker official portrait 2019 (crop).jpg
J. B. Pritzker Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 58) Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign January 14, 2019 2027
Indiana (list)
Holcomb Official Headshot (cropped).jpg
Eric Holcomb Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 55) Lieutenant Governor
Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Dan Coats
State Republican Party Chair
Yeoman in the United States Navy
January 9, 2017 2025 (term limits)
Iowa (list)
Kim Reynolds in Council Bluffs, Iowa 2020.jpg
Kim Reynolds Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor
Iowa Senate
Clarke County Treasurer
May 24, 2017 2027
Kansas (list)
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Laura Kelly Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 73) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Kentucky (list)
2021 Andy Beshear.jpg
Andy Beshear Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 45) State Attorney General December 10, 2019 2023
Louisiana (list)
John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards Democratic (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 56) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House
Captain in the United States Army
January 11, 2016 2024 (term limits)
Maine (list)
Maine congressional delegation meets with Gov Janet Mills (cropped).jpg
Janet Mills Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 75) State Attorney General
Maine House
Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties District Attorney
January 2, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Maryland (list)
Wes Moore Official Governor Portrait (9x12).jpg
Wes Moore Democratic (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 44) Captain in the United States Army January 18, 2023 2027
Massachusetts (list)
Maura Healey, official portrait, governor (cropped).jpg
Maura Healey Democratic (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 52) Attorney General January 5, 2023 2027
Michigan (list)
Gretchen Whitmer (2021) (cropped).jpg
Gretchen Whitmer Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 51) Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney
Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
Michigan House
January 1, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Minnesota (list)
Governor Tim Walz at Commission on Judicial Selection Reception, 2023 (cropped).jpg
Tim Walz Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 59) U.S. House
Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard
January 7, 2019 2027
Mississippi (list)
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg
Tate Reeves Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 48) Lieutenant Governor
State Treasurer
January 14, 2020 2024
Missouri (list)
Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Parson Republican (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 67) Lieutenant Governor
Missouri Senate
Missouri House
Polk County Sheriff
Sergeant in the United States Army
June 1, 2018 2025 (term limits)
Montana (list)
Greg Gianforte 2020.jpg
Greg Gianforte Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 62) U.S. House January 4, 2021 2025
Nebraska (list)
Jim Pillen (cropped).jpg
Jim Pillen Republican (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 67) University of Nebraska Board of Regents January 5, 2023 2027
Nevada (list)
Governor Joe Lombardo.jpg
Joe Lombardo Republican (1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 60) Clark County Sheriff
U.S. Army Reserve>br>U.S. Army National Guard
January 2, 2023 2027
New Hampshire (list)
GOV SUNUNU OFFICIAL PHOTO (cropped).jpg
Chris Sununu Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 48) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2025
New Jersey (list)
Phil Murphy for Governor (cropped 2).jpg
Phil Murphy Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 65) U.S. Ambassador to Germany
Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee
January 16, 2018 2026 (term limits)
New Mexico (list)
Michelle Lujan Grisham 2021.jpg
Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 63) U.S. House
Bernalillo County Commission
State Secretary of Health
January 1, 2019 2027 (term limits)
New York (list)
Governor Hochul April 2022.jpg
Kathy Hochul Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor
U.S. House
Erie County Clerk
August 24, 2021 2026[note 1]
North Carolina (list)
Gov. Cooper Cropped.jpg
Roy Cooper Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 65) State Attorney General
Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate
North Carolina House
January 1, 2017 2025 (term limits)
North Dakota (list)
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Doug Burgum Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 66) No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2024
Ohio (list)
Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg
Mike DeWine Republican (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 76) State Attorney General
U.S. Senate
Lieutenant Governor
U.S. House
Ohio Senate
Greene County Prosecutor
January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Oklahoma (list)
Kevin Stitt (52251950006) (cropped).jpg
Kevin Stitt Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 50) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Oregon (list)
Tina Kotek, 2021 (cropped).jpg
Tina Kotek Democratic (1966-09-30) September 30, 1966 (age 56) Speaker of the Oregon House January 9, 2023 2027
Pennsylvania (list)
Governor Shapiro (cropped).jpg
Josh Shapiro Democratic (1973-06-20) June 20, 1973 (age 49) State Attorney General
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
Pennsylvania House
January 17, 2023 2027
Rhode Island (list)
Dan McKee Rose Garden October 2021.jpg
Dan McKee Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 71) Lieutenant Governor
Mayor of Cumberland
Cumberland Town Council
March 2, 2021 2027
South Carolina (list)
Governor Henry McMaster (crop).jpg
Henry McMaster Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 76) Lieutenant Governor
State Attorney General
State Republican Party Chair
U.S. Attorney
January 24, 2017 2027 (term limits)
South Dakota (list)
Noem Portrait (cropped).jpg
Kristi Noem Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 51) U.S. House
South Dakota House
January 5, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Tennessee (list)
Bill Lee 2020.jpg
Bill Lee Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 63) No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Texas (list)
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
Greg Abbott Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 65) State Attorney General
Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
January 20, 2015 2027
Utah (list)
DCM Reception for the Governor of Utah. September 12, 2022 47 (crop).jpg
Spencer Cox Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 47) Lieutenant Governor
Utah House
Sanpete County Commission
Mayor of Fairview
January 4, 2021 2025
Vermont (list)
Phil Scott 2019.png
Phil Scott Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor
Vermont Senate
January 5, 2017 2025
Virginia (list)
Youngkin Governor Portrait.jpg
Glenn Youngkin Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 56) No prior public experience January 15, 2022 2026 (term limits)
Washington (list)
Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Jay Inslee Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 72) U.S. House
Washington House
January 16, 2013 2025 (retiring)[1]
West Virginia (list)
Jim Justice in November 2021.jpg
Jim Justice Republican
[note 2]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 72) No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2025 (term limits)
Wisconsin (list)
Tony Evers - 2022 (crop).jpg
Tony Evers Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 71) State Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2027
Wyoming (list)
Mark Gordon 2022.jpg
Mark Gordon Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 66) State Treasurer January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)

Territory governors

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

Territory governors

  Democratic (4)   Independent (1)

Territory Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
American Samoa (list)
Lemanu Peleti Mauga (cropped).png
Lemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic
[note 3]
(1960-01-03) January 3, 1960 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, American Samoa Senate, Major in the United States Army January 3, 2021 2025
Guam (list)
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg
Lou Leon Guerrero Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 72) Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Northern Mariana Islands (list)
Arnold Palacios.jpg
Arnold Palacios Independent (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 67) Lieutenant Governor, President of the CNMI Senate, Speaker of the CNMI House January 9, 2023 2027
Puerto Rico (list)
Pedro R. Pierluisi
Pedro Pierluisi Democratic
New Progressive
[note 4]
(1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 64) U.S. House, Territorial Secretary of Justice January 2, 2021 2025
U.S. Virgin Islands (list)
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg
Albert Bryan Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 55) Virgin Islands Department of Labor January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)

Federal district mayor

Federal district mayor

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Image Mayor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
District of Columbia (list)
Muriel Bowser official photo (cropped).jpg
Muriel Bowser Democratic (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 50) D.C. Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commission January 2, 2015 2027

See also

Notes

  1. ^ NY gubernatorial terms begin at midnight New Year's Day.
  2. ^ Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his first term. He was reelected as a Republican in 2020.[2]
  3. ^ Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with the local chapters of the national political parties.
  4. ^ In Puerto Rico, there are distinct parties which do not align with the typical US parties, but officeholders affiliate with the local chapters of national political parties individually.

References

  1. ^ Brunner, Jim; Gutman, David; Cornwell, Piage (May 1, 2023). "WA Gov. Jay Inslee won't seek reelection for fourth term". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  2. ^ "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican". New York Times. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.