List of current United States governors

The following is a list of incumbent governors of the states and territories of the United States as well as the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Among the states, there are 33 Republicans, 16 Democrats, and 1 independent (Alaska) holding the office of governor. Additionally, there are 2 Republicans (Guam and Northern Mariana Islands), 1 Democrat (American Samoa) and 1 independent (U.S. Virgin Islands) holding offices in the U.S. territories; furthermore Ricky Rosselló (Puerto Rico) is registered with the New Progressive Party but nationally affiliated as a Democrat. The Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, is a Democrat.

Generally, the governor of a U.S. state is the head of state and head of government or chief executive officer of their respective state.

State governors

The current term ends 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 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 (16)   Republican (33)   Independent (1)

State Portrait Governor Party Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past Governors
Kay Ivey
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2019 List
Bill Walker
  Independent Mayor of Valdez, Valdez City Council December 1, 2014 2018 List
Doug Ducey
  Republican Treasurer January 5, 2015 2019 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 2019 List
Jerry Brown
  Democratic Governor (1975–1983), Attorney General,
Mayor of Oakland, Secretary of State
January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
John Hickenlooper
  Democratic Mayor of Denver January 11, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Dannel Malloy
  Democratic Mayor of Stamford January 5, 2011 2019 (retiring) List
John Carney
  Democratic U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware January 17, 2017 2021 List
Rick Scott
  Republican No prior public experience January 4, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Nathan Deal
  Republican U.S. House, Georgia Senate January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
David Ige
  Democratic Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2018 List
Butch Otter
  Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Idaho House January 1, 2007 2019 (retiring) List
Bruce Rauner
  Republican No prior public experience January 12, 2015 2019 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 2019 List
Jeff Colyer
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Kansas Senate, Kansas House January 31, 2018 2019 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
Paul LePage
  Republican Mayor of Waterville January 5, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Larry Hogan
  Republican Maryland Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2019 List
Charlie Baker
  Republican Swampscott Selectman, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2019 List
Rick Snyder
  Republican No prior public experience January 1, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Mark Dayton
  Democratic-Farmer-Labor U.S. Senate, Auditor January 3, 2011 2019 (retiring) 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 2019 List
Brian Sandoval
  Republican U.S. District Court Judge, Attorney General, Nevada Assembly January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Chris Sununu
  Republican Member of the New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2019 List
Phil Murphy
  Democratic United States Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2022 List
Susana Martinez
  Republican District Attorney of Doña Ana County January 1, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Andrew Cuomo
  Democratic Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of HUD January 1, 2011 2018[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
John Kasich
  Republican U.S. House, Ohio Senate January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Mary Fallin
  Republican U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma House January 10, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Kate Brown
  Democratic Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2019 List
Tom Wolf
  Democratic Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2019 List
Gina Raimondo
  Democratic General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2019 List
Henry McMaster
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2019 List
Dennis Daugaard
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, South Dakota Senate January 8, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Bill Haslam
  Republican Mayor of Knoxville January 15, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Greg Abbott
  Republican Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2019 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 2019 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
  Republican
[note 1]
No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021 List
Scott Walker
  Republican Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Assembly January 3, 2011 2019 List
Matt Mead
  Republican United States Attorney January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List

Territorial governors

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

  Democratic (1)   Republican (2)   New Progressive (1)   Independent (1)

Territory Photo 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 List
Eddie Baza Calvo   Republican Legislature of Guam January 3, 2011 2019 (term limits) List
Ralph Torres   Republican Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2019 List
Ricardo Rosselló   New Progressive, Democratic No prior public experience January 2, 2017 2021 List
Kenneth Mapp   Independent Lieutenant Governor, Legislature of the Virgin Islands January 5, 2015 2019 List

Mayor of the District of Columbia

The following holds the mayoralty of the District of Columbia.

  Democratic (1)   Republican (0)   Independent (0)

District Photo Mayor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term Past Mayors
Muriel Bowser   Democratic Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2019 List

See also

Notes

  1. Justice was elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party six months into his term.[2]
  2. Moliga was elected as an Independent, but switched to the Democratic Party in 2015.

References

  1. NY gubernatorial terms begin at mid-night 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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