Republican Governors Association
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The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is a Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization founded in 1963, consisting of U.S. state and territorial Republican governors. The Republican Governors Association is dedicated to one primary objective: electing and supporting Republican governors.
|Chair||Pete Ricketts (NE)|
|Vice Chair||Greg Abbott (TX)|
|Policy Chair||Eric Holcomb (IN)|
|Policy Vice Chair||Matt Bevin (KY)|
|Executive Committee||Phil Bryant, Doug Burgum, Charlie Baker, Asa Hutchinson, Kristi Noem, Kim Reynolds, Doug Ducey|
|Headquarters||1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 250|
Washington, DC 20006
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The current RGA chairman is Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, who assumed the office in November 2018 at the RGA leadership conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Texas Governor Greg Abbott was elected as vice chairman.
The RGA's Executive Committee for 2019 includes Governors Doug Ducey of Arizona, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, and Kristi Noem of South Dakota. In addition, Governor Eric Holcomb of Indiana was elected RGA Policy Chairman, and Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky was elected RGA Policy Vice Chairman.
Current Mission StatementEdit
The current mission statement of the RGA is as follows:
|“||The Republican Governors Association is dedicated to one primary objective: electing and supporting Republican governors. Republicans now hold 33 governorships – a historic high – and more than twice the amount of governorships held by Democrats. All across America, Republican governors are implementing innovative ideas, lowering taxes, creating more job opportunities and achieving meaningful reform. Republican governors are America’s doers. We are transforming our states for the better, driving economic growth, reinventing state government and getting results. The RGA continues to be the most effective political organization in America and Republican governors continue to be the best investment for advancing conservative policies across the country. We are moving America forward!||”|
List of current Republican governorsEdit
All are members of the Republican Governors Association
|Current Governor||State||Past||Took office||Current term|
|Kay Ivey||Alabama||List||2017||First Term (elected to first full term in 2018)|
|Mike Dunleavy||Alaska||List||2018||First Term|
|Doug Ducey||Arizona||List||2015||Second Term (term-limited in 2022)|
|Asa Hutchinson||Arkansas||List||2015||Second Term (term-limited in 2022)|
|Ron DeSantis||Florida||List||2019||First Term|
|Brian Kemp||Georgia||List||2019||First term|
|Brad Little||Idaho||List||2019||First Term|
|Eric Holcomb||Indiana||List||2017||First term|
|Kim Reynolds||Iowa||List||2017||First Term (elected to first full term in 2018)|
|Matt Bevin||Kentucky||List||2015||First term|
|Charlie Baker||Massachusetts||List||2015||Second term|
|Larry Hogan||Maryland||List||2015||Second term (term-limited in 2022)|
|Phil Bryant||Mississippi||List||2012||Second term (term-limited in 2019)|
|Mike Parson||Missouri||List||2018||First term|
|Pete Ricketts||Nebraska||List||2015||Second term (term-limited in 2022)|
|Chris Sununu||New Hampshire||List||2017||Second term|
|Doug Burgum||North Dakota||List||2016||First term|
|Mike DeWine||Ohio||List||2019||First term|
|Kevin Stitt||Oklahoma||List||2019||First term|
|Henry McMaster||South Carolina||List||2017||First term (elected to first full term in 2018)|
|Kristi Noem||South Dakota||List||2019||First term|
|Bill Lee||Tennessee||List||2019||First term|
|Greg Abbott||Texas||List||2015||Second term|
|Gary Herbert||Utah||List||2009||Second term (elected to first full term in 2012)|
|Phil Scott||Vermont||List||2017||Second term|
|Jim Justice||West Virginia||List||2017||First term|
|Mark Gordon||Wyoming||List||2019||First term|
One Governor of a U.S. territories is a Republican:
|Governor||Territory||Prev||Took office||Seat Up|
|Ralph Torres||Northern Mariana Islands||List||2015 (succeeded)||2022|
List of RGA ChairsEdit
Current and former RGA Chairs.
2018 Election CycleEdit
36 gubernatorial races occurred during the 2018 election cycle. The elections were held on November 6, 2018 with Republicans losing a net of 7 governorships.
In 2017, it sponsored a website The Free Telegraph to promote issues from the perspective of Republicans.
In the 18 months ending June 30, 2010, the RGA raised $58 million, while its counterpart DGA raised $40 million. "Unlike the national political parties and federal candidates, the governors' associations can take in unlimited amounts from corporations," according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which notes that the RGA recently received $1 million from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the parent corporation of Fox News, and $500,000 from WellPoint, a major US health insurance firm.
In 2018, the Republican Governors Association announced that $63.2 million was raised in all of 2017, including $27.2 million raised in the final six months of the year, setting a new fundraising record that significantly eclipses the $52.5 million raised in 2013, the last comparable year.
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- "RGA Breaks Fundraising Records, Brings In $63 Million in 2017" (Press release). Washington, DC: RGA. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-19.