List of current United States governors

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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  Democratic (27)
  Republican (27)
  New Progressive (1)
  Independent (1)

The following is a list of incumbent 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 9, 2024, there are 27 states with Republican governors and 23 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[edit]

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 governor is ineligible to seek re-election in that year; the notation "(retiring)" indicates that the governor has announced his or her intention not to seek re-election at the end of the term nor to run for another office. The longest serving incumbent U.S. governor is Jay Inslee of Washington, having served since January 16, 2013, and the most recently inaugurated governor is Jeff Landry of Louisiana, having served since January 8, 2024. 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 (27)   Democratic (23)

State Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
Alabama (list) Kay Ivey Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 79) Lieutenant Governor
State Treasurer
April 10, 2017 2027 (term limits)
Alaska (list) 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 Democratic (1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 54) Secretary of State
Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate
Arizona House
January 2, 2023 2027
Arkansas (list) Sarah Huckabee Sanders Republican (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 41) White House Press Secretary
White House Deputy Press Secretary
January 10, 2023 2027
California (list) Gavin Newsom Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 56) Lieutenant Governor
Mayor of San Francisco
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Colorado (list) 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) Ned Lamont Democratic (1954-01-03) January 3, 1954 (age 70) Chair of the State Investment Advisory Council
Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation
Greenwich Board of Selectmen
January 9, 2019 2027
Delaware (list) 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) Ron DeSantis Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 45) U.S. House
Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy
January 8, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Georgia (list) Brian Kemp Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 60) Secretary of State
Georgia Senate
January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Hawaii (list) Josh Green Democratic (1970-02-11) February 11, 1970 (age 54) Lieutenant Governor
Hawaii Senate
Hawaii House
December 5, 2022 2026
Idaho (list) Brad Little Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 70) Lieutenant Governor
Idaho Senate
January 7, 2019 2027
Illinois (list) J. B. Pritzker Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 59) Chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission

Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign

January 14, 2019 2027
Indiana (list) 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 Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor
Iowa Senate
Clarke County Treasurer
May 24, 2017 2027
Kansas (list) Laura Kelly Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 74) Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Kentucky (list) Andy Beshear Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 46) State Attorney General December 10, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Louisiana (list) Jeff Landry Republican (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 53) State Attorney General
U.S. House
January 8, 2024 2028
Maine (list) Janet Mills Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 76) State Attorney General
Maine House
Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties District Attorney
January 2, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Maryland (list) Wes Moore Democratic (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 45) Captain in the United States Army January 18, 2023 2027
Massachusetts (list) Maura Healey Democratic (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 53) State Attorney General January 5, 2023 2027
Michigan (list) Gretchen Whitmer Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 52) Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney
Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
Michigan House
January 1, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Minnesota (list) 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 Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 49) Lieutenant Governor
State Treasurer
January 14, 2020 2028 (term limits)
Missouri (list) Mike Parson Republican (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 68) 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 Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 62) U.S. House January 4, 2021 2025
Nebraska (list) Jim Pillen Republican (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 68) University of Nebraska Board of Regents January 5, 2023 2027
Nevada (list) Joe Lombardo Republican (1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 61) Clark County Sheriff
U.S. Army Reserve
U.S. Army National Guard
January 2, 2023 2027
New Hampshire (list) Chris Sununu Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 49) New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2025 (retiring)[1]
New Jersey (list) Phil Murphy Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 66) U.S. Ambassador to Germany
Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee
January 16, 2018 2026 (term limits)
New Mexico (list) Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 64) U.S. House
Bernalillo County Commission
State Secretary of Health
January 1, 2019 2027 (term limits)
New York (list) Kathy Hochul Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor
U.S. House
Erie County Clerk
August 24, 2021 2026[note 1]
North Carolina (list) Roy Cooper Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 66) State Attorney General
Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate
North Carolina House
January 1, 2017 2025 (term limits)
North Dakota (list) Doug Burgum Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 67) No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2024 (retiring)[2]
Ohio (list) Mike DeWine Republican (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 77) 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 Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 51) No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Oregon (list) Tina Kotek Democratic (1966-09-30) September 30, 1966 (age 57) Speaker of the Oregon House January 9, 2023 2027
Pennsylvania (list) Josh Shapiro Democratic (1973-06-20) June 20, 1973 (age 50) State Attorney General
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
Pennsylvania House
January 17, 2023 2027
Rhode Island (list) Dan McKee Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 72) Lieutenant Governor
Mayor of Cumberland
Cumberland Town Council
March 2, 2021 2027
South Carolina (list) 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) Kristi Noem Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 52) U.S. House
South Dakota House
January 5, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Tennessee (list) Bill Lee Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 64) No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Texas (list) Greg Abbott Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 66) State Attorney General
Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
January 20, 2015 2027
Utah (list) Spencer Cox Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 48) Lieutenant Governor
Utah House
Sanpete County Commission
Mayor of Fairview
January 4, 2021 2025
Vermont (list) Phil Scott Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor
Vermont Senate
January 5, 2017 2025
Virginia (list) Glenn Youngkin Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 57) No prior public experience January 15, 2022 2026 (term limits)
Washington (list) Jay Inslee Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 73) U.S. House
Washington House
January 16, 2013 2025 (retiring)[3]
West Virginia (list) 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 Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 72) State Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2027
Wyoming (list) Mark Gordon Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 66) State Treasurer January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)

Territory governors[edit]

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

Territory governors

  Democratic (4)   Independent (1)   New Progressive (1)

Territory Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
American Samoa (list) Lemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic
[note 3]
(1960-01-03) January 3, 1960 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, American Samoa Senate, Major in the United States Army January 3, 2021 2025
Guam (list) Lou Leon Guerrero Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 73) Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)
Northern Mariana Islands (list) Arnold Palacios Independent (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 68) Lieutenant Governor, President of the CNMI Senate, Speaker of the CNMI House January 9, 2023 2027
Puerto Rico (list) Pedro R. Pierluisi Pedro Pierluisi New Progressive (1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 64) U.S. House, Territorial Secretary of Justice January 2, 2021 2025
U.S. Virgin Islands (list) Albert Bryan Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 56) Virgin Islands Department of Labor January 7, 2019 2027 (term limits)

Federal district mayor[edit]

Federal district mayor

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Image Mayor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
District of Columbia (list) Muriel Bowser Democratic (1972-08-02) August 2, 1972 (age 51) D.C. Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commission January 2, 2015 2027

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.[4]
  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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gov. Chris Sununu decides against run for reelection". WMUR9. July 19, 2023. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says he won't seek a third term as governor". MPR News. January 22, 2024. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican". New York Times. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.

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