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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic (28)
  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, 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 Wes Moore of Maryland, having served since January 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 Past governors
Alabama
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey (cropped).jpg
Kay Ivey Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 78) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Alabama Commission on Higher Education Director of Government Affairs, Alabama Development Office Assistant Director, Alabama House Reading Clerk Apr 10, 2017 2027 (term limits) List
Alaska
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Mike Dunleavy Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 61) Alaska Senate, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Board President Dec 3, 2018 2026 (term limits) List
Arizona
Katie Hobbs (51956779107) (cropped).jpg
Katie Hobbs Democratic (1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 53) Secretary of State, Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate, Arizona House Jan 2, 2023 2027 List
Arkansas
Sarah Sanders (49290685006) (3x4a).jpg
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Republican (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 40) White House Press Secretary, White House Deputy Press Secretary Jan 10, 2023 2027 List
California
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, San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Colorado
Jared Polis official photo.jpg
Jared Polis Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 47) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education Jan 8, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Connecticut
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 Jan 9, 2019 2027 List
Delaware
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
John Carney Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 66) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, State Secretary of Finance, Chief of Staff to Governor Tom Carper, New Castle County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Senator Joe Biden staffer Jan 17, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Florida
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 Jan 8, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Georgia
Brian Kemp 2019.jpg
Brian Kemp Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 59) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Hawaii
Josh Green Official Photo 2022 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
Josh Green Democratic (1970-02-11) February 11, 1970 (age 52) Lieutenant Governor, Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House Dec 5, 2022 2026 List
Idaho
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Brad Little Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 68) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Illinois
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.jpg
J. B. Pritzker Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 58) Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign, Chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission Jan 14, 2019 2027 List
Indiana
Holcomb Official Headshot (cropped).jpg
Eric Holcomb Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 54) Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Dan Coats, State Republican Party Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mitch Daniels, Mitch Daniels 2008 gubernatorial campaign manager, U.S. Congressman John Hostettler Office Manager, Yeoman in the United States Navy Jan 9, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Iowa
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 List
Kansas
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Laura Kelly Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 73) Kansas Senate Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Kentucky
Beshear2021.jpg
Andy Beshear Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 45) State Attorney General Dec 10, 2019 2023 List
Louisiana
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 Jan 11, 2016 2024 (term limits) List
Maine
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 Jan 2, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Maryland
Day One Executive Orders and Unreleased Budget Action (cropped).jpg
Wes Moore Democratic (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 44) Captain in the United States Army Jan 18, 2023 2027 List
Massachusetts
Maura Healey, official portrait, governor (cropped).jpg
Maura Healey Democratic (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 51) Attorney General Jan 5, 2023 2027 List
Michigan
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 Jan 1, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Minnesota
Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Tim Walz Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 58) U.S. House, Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Mississippi
Tate Reeves 2019.jpg
Tate Reeves Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 48) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer Jan 14, 2020 2024 List
Missouri
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 Jun 1, 2018 2025 (term limits) List
Montana
Greg Gianforte 2020.jpg
Greg Gianforte Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 61) U.S. House Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Nebraska
Jim Pillen (cropped).jpg
Jim Pillen Republican (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 67) University of Nebraska Board of Regents Jan 5, 2023 2027 List
Nevada
Governor Joe Lombardo.jpg
Joe Lombardo Republican (1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 60) Clark County Sheriff, Clark County Assistant Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army National Guard Jan 2, 2023 2027 List
New Hampshire
GOV SUNUNU OFFICIAL PHOTO (cropped).jpg
Chris Sununu Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 48) New Hampshire Executive Council Jan 5, 2017 2025 List
New Jersey
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, New Jersey Benefits Task Force chair Jan 16, 2018 2026 (term limits) List
New Mexico
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, Director of the State Long-Term Services Department Jan 1, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
New York
Kathy Hochul, November 2017.jpeg
Kathy Hochul Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Erie County Clerk, Hamburg Town Board Aug 24, 2021 2026[note 1] List
North Carolina
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 Jan 1, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
North Dakota
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Doug Burgum Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 66) No prior public experience Dec 15, 2016 2024 List
Ohio
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 Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Oklahoma
Kevin Stitt (52251950006) (cropped).jpg
Kevin Stitt Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 50) No prior public experience Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Oregon
Governor Kotek (cropped).jpg
Tina Kotek Democratic (1966-09-30) September 30, 1966 (age 56) Speaker of the Oregon House Jan 9, 2023 2027 List
Pennsylvania
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 Jan 17, 2023 2027 List
Rhode Island
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 Mar 2, 2021 2027 List
South Carolina
SC Governor Henry McMaster 2019 (cropped).jpg
Henry McMaster Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 75) Lieutenant Governor, Board of South Carolina Ports Authority, State Attorney General, State Republican Party Chair, U.S. Attorney Jan 24, 2017 2027 (term limits) List
South Dakota
Noem Portrait (cropped).jpg
Kristi Noem Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 51) U.S. House, South Dakota House Jan 5, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Tennessee
Bill Lee 2020.jpg
Bill Lee Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 63) No prior public experience Jan 19, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Texas
Greg Abbott 2018 (cropped) (2).jpg
Greg Abbott Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 65) State Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Jan 20, 2015 2027 List
Utah
Spencer Cox 1 (cropped).jpg
Spencer Cox Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 47) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission, Mayor of Fairview Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Vermont
Phil Scott 2019.png
Phil Scott Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate Jan 5, 2017 2025 List
Virginia
Youngkin Governor Portrait.jpg
Glenn Youngkin Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 56) No prior public experience Jan 15, 2022 2026 (term limits) List
Washington
Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Jay Inslee Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 71) U.S. House, Washington House Jan 16, 2013 2025 List
West Virginia
Jim Justice in November 2021.jpg
Jim Justice Republican
[note 2]
(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 71) No prior public experience Jan 16, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Wisconsin
Tony Evers - 2022 (crop).jpg
Tony Evers Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 71) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Wyoming
Mark Gordon 2022.jpg
Mark Gordon Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 65) State Treasurer Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List

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 Past governors
American Samoa
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 Jan 3, 2021 2025 List
Guam
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg
Lou Leon Guerrero Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 72) Guam Legislature Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Northern Mariana Islands
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 Jan 9, 2023 2027 List
Puerto Rico
Pedro R. Pierluisi
Pedro Pierluisi Democratic
New Progressive
[note 4]
(1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 63) U.S. House, Territorial Secretary of Justice Jan 2, 2021 2025 List
U.S. Virgin Islands
Governor Albert Bryan Jr..jpg
Albert Bryan Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 54) Territorial Commissioner of Labor Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List

Federal district mayor

Federal district mayor

  Democratic (1)

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

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