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Party affiliation of current United States governors:
  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. As of June 2019, 27 states have Republican governors and 23 states have Democratic governors. Additionally, three U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have Democratic governors, while one (the Northern Mariana Islands) has a Republican governor. Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced of Puerto Rico is registered with the New Progressive Party, but is affiliated with the Democratic Party.


State governorsEdit

The current term ends 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.

  Democratic (23)   Republican (27)

State Portrait Governor Party Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
Kay Ivey
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2023 List
Mike Dunleavy
  Republican Alaska Senate December 3, 2018 2022 List
Doug Ducey
  Republican Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Asa 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 2023 (term limits) List
  Gavin Newsom   Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023 List
  Jared Polis   Democratic U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education January 8, 2019 2023 List
Ned Lamont
  Democratic Greenwich Selectman January 9, 2019 2023 List
John Carney
  Democratic U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware January 17, 2017 2021 List
Ron DeSantis
  Republican U.S. House January 8, 2019 2023 List
Brian Kemp
  Republican Secretary of State, Georgia Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
David Ige
  Democratic Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2022 (term limits) List
Brad Little
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023 List
J. B. Pritzker
  Democratic No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Eric Holcomb
  Republican 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 2021 List
Kim Reynolds
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2023 List
Laura Kelly
  Democratic Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Matt Bevin
  Republican No prior public experience December 8, 2015 2019 List
John Bel Edwards
  Democratic Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives January 11, 2016 2020 List
Janet Mills
  Democratic Maine Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023 List
Larry Hogan
  Republican Maryland Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Charlie Baker
  Republican Swampscott Selectman, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2023 List
  Gretchen Whitmer   Democratic Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 2019 2023 List
Tim Walz
  Democratic–Farmer–Labor U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023 List
Phil Bryant
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi House January 10, 2012 2020 (term limits) List
Mike Parson
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House of Representatives, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 2018 2021 List
Steve Bullock
  Democratic Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
Pete Ricketts
  Republican No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
  Steve Sisolak   Democratic Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023 List
Chris Sununu
  Republican New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2021 List
Phil Murphy
  Democratic United States Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2022 List
  Michelle Lujan Grisham   Democratic U.S. House, Secretary of Health of New Mexico January 1, 2019 2023 List
Andrew Cuomo
  Democratic Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 1, 2011 2022[1] List
Roy Cooper
  Democratic Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2021 List
Doug Burgum
  Republican No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2020 List
Mike DeWine
  Republican Attorney General, United States Senate, Lieutenant Governor, United States House of Representatives, Ohio Senate January 14, 2019 2023 List
Kevin Stitt
  Republican No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023 List
Kate Brown
  Democratic Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Tom Wolf
  Democratic Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Gina Raimondo
  Democratic General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Henry McMaster
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2023 List
  Kristi Noem   Republican U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 2019 2023 List
Bill Lee
  Republican No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2023 List
Greg Abbott
  Republican Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2023 List
Gary Herbert
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Utah County Commissioner August 11, 2009 2021 (retiring) List
Phil Scott
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2021 List
Ralph Northam
  Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 2018 2022 (term limits) List
Jay Inslee
  Democratic U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2021 List
Jim Justice
[note 1]
No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021 List
Tony Evers
  Democratic Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023 List
  Mark Gordon   Republican Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023 List

Territory governorsEdit

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

  Democratic (3)   Republican (1)   New Progressive (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past Governors
  Lolo Matalasi Moliga   Democratic
[note 2]
American Samoa Senate, American Samoa House of Representatives January 3, 2013 2021 (term limits) List
  Lou Leon Guerrero   Democratic Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023 List
  Ralph Torres   Republican Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits) List
Wanda Vázquez Garced   New Progressive Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico August 7, 2019 2021 List
  Albert Bryan   Democratic Commissioner of V.I. Department of Labor January 7, 2019 2023 List

Federal district mayorEdit

  Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past Mayors
  Muriel Bowser   Democratic Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2023 List

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his term.[2]
  2. ^ Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with political parties at the national level. Moliga was elected as an Independent, but switched to the Democratic Party in 2015.


  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.

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