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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
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  Republican
  New Progressive

The following is a list of current governors of U.S. states and territories.

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

See also: Seals of governors of the U.S. states, Flags of governors of the U.S. states, and Term limits in the United States § Gubernatorial term limits

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. 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 Kathy Hochul of New York, having served since August 2021. In terms of age, Alabama governor Kay Ivey is the oldest governor (born 1944), and Florida governor Ron DeSantis is the youngest (born 1978). Kentucky governor Andy Beshear is the second youngest governor (born 1977), while Ohio governor Mike DeWine is the second oldest governor (born January 5, 1947).

  Democratic (23)   Republican (27)

State Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Kay Ivey   Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 76) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2023 List
Mike Dunleavy   Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 60) Alaska Senate December 3, 2018 2022 List
Doug Ducey   Republican (1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 57) Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
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
Gavin Newsom   Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 53) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023 List
Jared Polis   Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 46) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education January 8, 2019 2023 List
Ned Lamont   Democratic (1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 67) Greenwich Selectman January 9, 2019 2023 List
John Carney   Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 65) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor January 17, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Ron DeSantis   Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 43) U.S. House January 8, 2019 2023 List
Brian Kemp   Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 57) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
David Ige   Democratic (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 64) Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2022 (term limits) List
Brad Little   Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 67) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023 List
J. B. Pritzker   Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 56) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
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 2025 (term limits) List
Kim Reynolds   Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 62) Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2023 List
Laura Kelly   Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 71) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Andy Beshear   Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 43) Attorney General December 10, 2019 2023 List
John Bel Edwards   Democratic (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 55) Minority Leader of the Louisiana House January 11, 2016 2024 (term limits) List
Janet Mills   Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 73) Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023 List
Larry Hogan   Republican (1956-05-25) May 25, 1956 (age 65) Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
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
Gretchen Whitmer   Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 50) Michigan Senate, Michigan House, Ingham County Prosecutor January 1, 2019 2023 List
Tim Walz   Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 57) U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023 List
Tate Reeves   Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 47) Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer January 14, 2020 2024 List
Mike Parson   Republican (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 66) Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 2018 2025 List
Greg Gianforte   Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 60) U.S. House January 4, 2021 2025 List
Pete Ricketts   Republican (1964-08-19) August 19, 1964 (age 57) No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Steve Sisolak   Democratic (1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 67) Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Chris Sununu   Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 46) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2023 List
Phil Murphy   Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 64) U.S. Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2022 List
Michelle Lujan Grisham   Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 61) U.S. House, Secretary of Health January 1, 2019 2023 List
Kathy Hochul   Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, County Clerk of Erie County, Hamburg Town Board Member August 24, 2021 2022[1] List
Roy Cooper   Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 64) Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Doug Burgum   Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 65) No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2024 List
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
Kevin Stitt   Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 48) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Kate Brown   Democratic (1960-06-21) June 21, 1960 (age 61) Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Tom Wolf   Democratic (1948-11-17) November 17, 1948 (age 72) Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Daniel McKee   Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 70) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Cumberland March 2, 2021 2023 List
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
Kristi Noem   Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 49) U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 2019 2023 List
Bill Lee   Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 61) No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2023 List
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
Spencer Cox   Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 46) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission January 4, 2021 2025 List
Phil Scott   Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 63) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2023 List
Ralph Northam   Democratic (1959-09-13) September 13, 1959 (age 62) Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 2018 2022 (term limits) List
Jay Inslee   Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 70) U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2025 List
Jim Justice   Republican
[note 1]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 70) No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Tony Evers   Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 69) Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
Mark Gordon   Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 64) Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governors

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

  Democratic (4)   Republican (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Lemanu Peleti Mauga   Democratic
[note 2]
(1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 72) Lieutenant Governor January 3, 2021 2025 List
Lou Leon Guerrero   Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 70) Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023 List
Ralph Torres   Republican (1979-08-06) August 6, 1979 (age 42) Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Pedro Pierluisi   New Progressive (1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 62) Resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico January 2, 2021 2025 List
Albert Bryan   Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 53) No prior public experience January 7, 2019 2023 List

Federal district mayor

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past mayors
Muriel Bowser   Democratic (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 49) Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2023 List

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 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]
  2. ^ Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with political parties at the national level.

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.