List of current United States governors

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The following is a list of incumbent governors of the states, and territories of the United States. There are currently 29 Republicans and 21 Democrats that hold the office of governor in the states. Additionally, 3 Democrats (one is also a member of the PPD) and 2 Republicans serve as governors of United States Territories. Also listed is the mayor of the District of Columbia, a Democrat.

State governors[edit]

The current term ends in January of the given year for every state except Alaska, Hawaii, and Kentucky, where the term ends in December of the year of 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 their intention not to seek re-election at the end of the term or to run for another office.

      Democratic       Republican       Independent

StatePictureCurrent GovernorPartyPrior public experienceTook officeTerm endsPast
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Robert Bentley.jpgBentley, RobertRobert BentleyRepublicanAlabama HouseJanuary 17, 20112015List
Sean Parnell Elmendorf crop.jpgParnell, SeanSean ParnellRepublicanLieutenant Governor, Alaska Senate, Alaska HouseJuly 26, 20092014List
Jan Brewer by Gage Skidmore 3.jpgBrewer, JanJan BrewerRepublicanSecretary of State, Maricopa County Supervisor, Arizona Senate,
Arizona House
January 21, 20092015 (term limits)List
Seal of Arkansas.svg
MikeBeebeGovernorCropped.jpgBeebe, MikeMike BeebeDemocraticAttorney General, Arkansas SenateJanuary 9, 20072015 (term limits)List
Seal of the Governor of California.png
Edmund G Brown Jr.jpgBrown, JerryJerry BrownDemocratic34th Governor (1975-1983), Attorney General, Mayor of Oakland,
Secretary of State
January 3, 20112015List
Seal of Colorado.svg
HickenlooperCropped.JPGHickenlooper, JohnJohn HickenlooperDemocraticMayor of DenverJanuary 11, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
DannelMalloy.jpgMalloy, DanDan MalloyDemocraticMayor of StamfordJanuary 5, 20112015List
Seal of Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware.svg
Jack Markell.jpgMarkell, JackJack MarkellDemocraticTreasurerJanuary 20, 20092017 (term limits)List
Seal of Florida.svg
Rick Scott.jpgScott, RickRick ScottRepublicanNo prior public experienceJanuary 4, 20112015List
Seal of Georgia.svg
Nathan Deal, official 110th Congress photo.jpgDeal, NathanNathan DealRepublicanU.S. House, Georgia SenateJanuary 10, 20112015List
Logo of the Office of the Governor of Hawaii.png
Neil Abercrombie.jpgAbercrombie, NeilNeil AbercrombieDemocraticU.S. House, Hawaii Senate, Hawaii HouseDecember 6, 20102014List
Seal of Idaho.svg
Butch and Lori Otter cropped.jpgOtter, ButchButch OtterRepublicanU.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Idaho HouseJanuary 1, 20072015List
Seal of Illinois.svg
Governor Pat Quinn.jpgQuinn, PatPat QuinnDemocraticLieutenant Governor, TreasurerJanuary 29, 20092015List
Mike Pence, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpgPence, MikeMike PenceRepublicanU.S. HouseJanuary 14, 20132017List
Terry Branstad by Gage Skidmore.jpgBranstad, TerryTerry BranstadRepublican39th Governor (1983-1999), Lieutenant Governor, Iowa HouseJanuary 14, 20112015List
Seal of Kansas.svg
Sam Brownback official portrait 2.jpgBrownback, SamSam BrownbackRepublicanU.S. Senate, U.S. House, Secretary of AgricultureJanuary 10, 20112015List
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Steve Beshear by Gage Skidmore.jpgBeshear, SteveSteve BeshearDemocraticLieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Kentucky HouseDecember 11, 20072015 (term limits)List
Seal of Louisiana 2010.png
Bobby Jindal by Gage Skidmore 2.jpgJindal, BobbyBobby JindalRepublicanU.S. HouseJanuary 14, 20082016 (term limits)List
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Lepageumaine.jpgLePage, PaulPaul LePageRepublicanMayor of WatervilleJanuary 5, 20112015List
O'Malley-Portrait-2013.jpgO'Malley, MartinMartin O'MalleyDemocraticMayor of BaltimoreJanuary 17, 20072015 (term limits)List
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Official portrait of Deval Patrick.jpgPatrick, DevalDeval PatrickDemocraticUnited States Assistant Attorney GeneralJanuary 4, 20072015 (retiring)List
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
RickSnyder.jpgSnyder, RickRick SnyderRepublicanNo prior public experienceJanuary 1, 20112015List
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Governor Mark Dayton.jpgDayton, MarkMark DaytonDemocraticU.S. Senate, AuditorJanuary 3, 20112015List
Governor Phil Bryant.jpgBryant, PhilPhil BryantRepublicanLieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi HouseJanuary 10, 20122016List
Seal of Missouri.svg
Jay Nixon crop.jpgNixon, JayJay NixonDemocraticAttorney General, Missouri SenateJanuary 12, 20092017 (term limits)List
Photo of Montana Governor-elect Steve Bullock.jpgBullock, SteveSteve BullockDemocraticAttorney GeneralJanuary 7, 20132017List
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Dave Heineman official photo.jpgHeineman, DaveDave HeinemanRepublicanLieutenant Governor, TreasurerJanuary 20, 20052015 (term limits)List
Brian Sandoval 2010.jpgSandoval, BrianBrian SandovalRepublicanU.S. District Court Judge, Attorney General, Nevada AssemblyJanuary 3, 20112015List
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
Maggie Hassan inaugural address.jpgHassan, MaggieMaggie HassanDemocraticNew Hampshire SenateJanuary 3, 20132015List
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Chris Christie at townhall.jpgChristie, ChrisChris ChristieRepublicanUnited States Attorney, Morris County FreeholderJanuary 19, 20102018 (term limits)List
Great seal of the state of New Mexico.png
Governor NewMexico.jpgMartinez, SusanaSusana MartinezRepublicanDistrict Attorney of Doña Ana CountyJanuary 1, 20112015List
Seal of New York.svg
Andrew Cuomo 2014.jpgCuomo, AndrewAndrew CuomoDemocraticAttorney General, U.S. Secretary of HUDJanuary 1, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
Pat McCrory July 2012.jpgMcCrory, PatPat McCroryRepublicanMayor of CharlotteJanuary 5, 20132017List
Jack Dalrymple crop.jpgDalrymple, JackJack DalrympleRepublicanLieutenant Governor, North Dakota HouseDecember 7, 20102016List
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Governor John Kasich.jpgKasich, JohnJohn KasichRepublicanU.S. House, Ohio SenateJanuary 10, 20112015List
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Mary Fallin.jpgFallin, MaryMary FallinRepublicanU.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma HouseJanuary 10, 20112015List
Seal of Oregon.svg
John Kitzhaber 2010.jpgKitzhaber, JohnJohn KitzhaberDemocratic35th Governor (1995-2003), Oregon SenateJanuary 10, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Tom Corbett cropped.jpgCorbett, TomTom CorbettRepublicanAttorney General, United States AttorneyJanuary 18, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Lincoln Chafee official portrait.jpgChafee, LincolnLincoln ChafeeDemocraticU.S. Senate, Mayor of WarwickJanuary 4, 20112015 (retiring)List
Seal of South Carolina.svg
Nikki Haley by Gage Skidmore.jpgHaley, NikkiNikki HaleyRepublicanSouth Carolina HouseJanuary 12, 20112015List
Photo of Gov. Dennis Daugaard.jpgDaugaard, DennisDennis DaugaardRepublicanLieutenant Governor, South Dakota SenateJanuary 8, 20112015List
Governor Bill Haslam crop.jpgHaslam, BillBill HaslamRepublicanMayor of KnoxvilleJanuary 15, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Rick Perry by Gage Skidmore 8.jpgPerry, RickRick PerryRepublicanLieutenant Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, Texas HouseDecember 21, 20002015 (retiring)List
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Gary Herbert crop.jpgHerbert, GaryGary HerbertRepublicanLieutenant Governor, Utah County CommissionerAugust 11, 20092017List
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Peter Shumlin 2012.jpgShumlin, PeterPeter ShumlinDemocraticVermont Senate, Vermont HouseJanuary 6, 20112015List
Seal of Virginia.svg
Virginia Governor Democrats Terry McAuliffe 095 Cropped.jpgMcAuliffe, TerryTerry McAuliffeDemocraticDNC Chairperson 2001-2005 (see Democratic National Committee)January 11, 20142018 (term limits)List
Seal of Washington.svg
Jay Inslee Speech (8724201105).jpgInslee, JayJay InsleeDemocraticU.S. House, Washington HouseJanuary 16, 20132017List
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.jpg
Earl Ray Tomblin WV.pngTomblin, Earl RayEarl Ray TomblinDemocraticLieutenant Governor, West Virginia Senate, West Virginia HouseNovember 15, 20102017 (term limits)List
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Scott Walker by Gage Skidmore.jpgWalker, ScottScott WalkerRepublicanExecutive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin AssemblyJanuary 3, 20112015List
Seal of the Governor of Wyoming.svg
Matt Mead.jpgMead, MattMatt MeadRepublicanUnited States AttorneyJanuary 3, 20112015List

United States Territories and the District of Columbia[edit]

The following are governors and other executives of each of the territories, and the District of Columbia:

      Democratic       Republican       Independent

TerritoryPictureCurrent ExecutivePartyPrior experienceTook OfficeTerm endsPast
Seal of American Samoa.svg
Lolo Moliga by James Kneubuhl.jpgMoliga, Lolo Letalu MatalasiLolo Letalu Matalasi MoligaDemocraticAmerican Samoa Senate, American Samoa House of RepresentativesJanuary 3, 20132017List
Seal of Washington, D.C..svg
Vincentgray.jpgGray, VincentVincent GrayDemocraticDistrict of Columbia Council ChairJanuary 2, 20112015List
Coat of arms of Guam.svg
Governor Eddie Calvo.jpgCalvo, EddieEddie CalvoRepublicanLegislature of GuamJanuary 3, 20112015List
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Eloy Inos.jpgInos, EloyEloy InosRepublicanLieutenant GovernorFebruary 20, 20132015List
Coat of arms of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Alejandro Garcia Padilla -cropped.jpgGarcía Padilla, AlejandroAlejandro García PadillaPopular Democratic/
Puerto Rico SenateJanuary 2, 20132017List
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.png
Governor John de Jongh - United States Virgin Islands.jpgJongh, John deJohn de JonghDemocraticGovernor's Commissioner of FinanceJanuary 1, 20072015 (term limits)List

* Executive of D.C. is titled "Mayor".

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