List of current United States governors

highest ranking official of the state governments in the United States

The following is a list of the current governors of the states and territories of the United States. As of January 2024, there were 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats holding the office of governor in the states. There are 4 Democrats and 1 Republican (one is also a member of the New Progressive Party) as governor of United States Territories and Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Party control of Governors' offices after January 15, 2024.
  Democratic Governor
  Republican Governor

State governors

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In the table below, Next Election means the year the governor's term ends. 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. When the table has (term limits) after the year it means that the current governor cannot seek re-election in that year. If the table has (retiring) it means that the current governor has said they will not seek re-election at the end of the term or 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 Past governors
Alabama   Kay Ivey Republican (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 79) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Alabama Commission on Higher Education Director of Government Affairs, Alabama Development Office Assistant Director, Alabama House Reading Clerk Apr 10, 2017 2023 List
Alaska   Mike Dunleavy Republican (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 63) Alaska Senate, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Board President Dec 3, 2018 2026 (term limits) List
Arizona   Katie Hobbs Democratic (1969-12-28) December 28, 1969 (age 54) Secretary of State, Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate, Arizona House Jan 2, 2023 2027 List
Arkansas   Sarah Huckabee Sanders Republican (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 41) White House Press Secretary Jan 10, 2023 2027 List
California   Gavin Newsom Democratic (1967-10-10) October 10, 1967 (age 56) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Parking and Traffic Commission Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Colorado   Jared Polis Democratic (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 49) U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education Jan 8, 2019 2023 List
Connecticut   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 Jan 9, 2019 2027 List
Delaware   John Carney Democratic (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956 (age 68) U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, State Secretary of Finance, Chief of Staff to Governor Tom Carper, New Castle County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Senator Joe Biden staffer Jan 17, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Florida   Ron DeSantis Republican (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 45) U.S. House, Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Jan 8, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Georgia   Brian Kemp Republican (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 60) Secretary of State, Georgia Senate Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Hawaii   Josh Green Democratic (1970-02-11) February 11, 1970 (age 54) Lieutenant Governor, Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House Dec 5, 2022 2026 List
Idaho   Brad Little Republican (1954-02-15) February 15, 1954 (age 70) Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Illinois   J. B. Pritzker Democratic (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 59) Co-Chair of Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign, Chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission Jan 14, 2019 2027 List
Indiana   Eric Holcomb Republican (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 56) Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Dan Coats, State Republican Party Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mitch Daniels, Mitch Daniels 2008 gubernatorial campaign manager, U.S. Congressman John Hostettler Office Manager, Yeoman in the United States Navy Jan 9, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Iowa   Kim Reynolds Republican (1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 64) Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate, Clarke County Treasurer May 24, 2017 2023 List
Kansas   Laura Kelly Democratic (1950-01-24) January 24, 1950 (age 74) Kansas Senate Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Kentucky   Andy Beshear Democratic (1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 46) State Attorney General Dec 10, 2019 2023 List
Louisiana   Jeff Landry Republican (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 53) State Attorney General
U.S. House
January 8, 2024 2028 List
Maine   Janet Mills Democratic (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 76) State Attorney General, Maine House, Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties District Attorney Jan 2, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Maryland   Wes Moore Democratic (1978-10-15) October 15, 1978 (age 45) No prior public experience Jan 18, 2023 2027 List
Massachusetts   Maura Healey Democratic (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 53) Attorney General Jan 5, 2023 2027 List
Michigan   Gretchen Whitmer Democratic (1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 52) Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate, Michigan House Jan 1, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Minnesota   Tim Walz Democratic–Farmer–Labor (1964-04-06) April 6, 1964 (age 60) U.S. House, Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Mississippi   Tate Reeves Republican (1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 50) Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer Jan 14, 2020 2024 List
Missouri   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 Jun 1, 2018 2025 (term limits) List
Montana   Greg Gianforte Republican (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 63) U.S. House Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Nebraska   Jim Pillen Republican (1955-12-31) December 31, 1955 (age 68) University of Nebraska Board of Regents Jan 5, 2023 2027 List
Nevada   Joe Lombardo Republican (1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 61) Clark County Sheriff, Clark County Assistant Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army National Guard Jan 2, 2023 2027 List
New Hampshire   Chris Sununu Republican (1974-11-05) November 5, 1974 (age 49) New Hampshire Executive Council Jan 5, 2017 2025 List
New Jersey   Phil Murphy Democratic (1957-08-16) August 16, 1957 (age 66) U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, New Jersey Benefits Task Force chair Jan 16, 2018 2026 (term limits) List
New Mexico   Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic (1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 64) U.S. House, Bernalillo County Commission, State Secretary of Health, Director of the State Long-Term Services Department Jan 1, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
New York   Kathy Hochul Democratic (1958-08-27) August 27, 1958 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House, Erie County Clerk, Hamburg Town Board Aug 24, 2021 2026[1] List
North Carolina   Roy Cooper Democratic (1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 67) State Attorney General, Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House Jan 1, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
North Dakota   Doug Burgum Republican (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 67) No prior public experience Dec 15, 2016 2024 List
Ohio   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 Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Oklahoma   Kevin Stitt Republican (1972-12-28) December 28, 1972 (age 51) No prior public experience Jan 14, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Oregon   Tina Kotek Democratic (1966-09-30) September 30, 1966 (age 57) Speaker of the Oregon House Jan 9, 2023 2027 List
Pennsylvania   Josh Shapiro Democratic (1973-06-20) June 20, 1973 (age 51) State Attorney General Jan 17, 2023 2027 List
Rhode Island   Dan McKee Democratic (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 73) Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Cumberland, Cumberland Town Council Mar 2, 2021 2027 List
South Carolina   Henry McMaster Republican (1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 77) Lieutenant Governor, Board of South Carolina Ports Authority, State Attorney General, State Republican Party Chair, U.S. Attorney Jan 24, 2017 2023 List
South Dakota   Kristi Noem Republican (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 52) U.S. House, South Dakota House Jan 5, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Tennessee   Bill Lee Republican (1959-10-09) October 9, 1959 (age 64) No prior public experience Jan 19, 2019 2023 List
Texas   Greg Abbott Republican (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 66) State Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Jan 20, 2015 2023 List
Utah   Spencer Cox Republican (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 49) Lieutenant Governor, Utah House, Sanpete County Commission, Mayor of Fairview Jan 4, 2021 2025 List
Vermont   Phil Scott Republican (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958 (age 65) Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate Jan 5, 2017 2025 List
Virginia   Glenn Youngkin Republican (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 57) No prior public experience Jan 15, 2022 2026 (term limits) List
Washington   Jay Inslee Democratic (1951-02-09) February 9, 1951 (age 73) U.S. House, Washington House Jan 16, 2013 2025 List
West Virginia   Jim Justice Republican
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(1951-04-27) April 27, 1951 (age 73) No prior public experience Jan 16, 2017 2025 (term limits) List
Wisconsin   Tony Evers Democratic (1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 72) State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jan 7, 2019 2027 List
Wyoming   Mark Gordon Republican (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 67) State Treasurer Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List

Territory governors

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

Territory governors

  Democratic (4)   Independent (1)

Territory Image Governor Party Born Prior public experience Inauguration End of term Past governors
American Samoa   Lemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic
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(1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 75) Lieutenant Governor, American Samoa Senate, Major in the United States Army Jan 3, 2021 2025 List
Guam
Lou Leon Guerrero Democratic (1950-11-08) November 8, 1950 (age 73) Guam Legislature Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List
Northern Mariana Islands   Arnold Palacios Independent (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 68) Lieutenant Governor, President of the CNMI Senate, Speaker of the CNMI House Jan 9, 2023 2027 List
Puerto Rico   Pedro Pierluisi Democratic
New Progressive
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(1959-04-25) April 25, 1959 (age 65) U.S. House, Territorial Secretary of Justice Jan 2, 2021 2025 List
U.S. Virgin Islands   Albert Bryan Democratic (1968-02-21) February 21, 1968 (age 56) Territorial Commissioner of Labor Jan 7, 2019 2027 (term limits) List

Federal district mayor

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  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


References

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  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.

Notes

  1. 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.[2]
  2. Officially, the governor of American Samoa is a non-partisan position, but officeholders do affiliate with the local chapters of the national political parties.
  3. In Puerto Rico, there are distinct parties which do not align with the typical US parties, but officeholders affiliate with the local chapters of national political parties individually.

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