Republican Governors Association

organization of U.S. Republican governors

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is a Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization. It started in 1963.[1] Its members are U.S. state and territorial Republican governors.

The Leader of the RGA since 2019 is Greg Abbott of Texas

The RGA chairman is Governor Greg Abbott of Texas. He became chairman in November 2019 after Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska.[2] The 2017 RGA Vice Chair was Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. The rest of the Executive Committee includes Governors Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Bill Lee of Tennessee, Pete Rickets of Nebraska, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, and Doug Burgum of North Dakota.

40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, was once president of the RGA when he was Governor of California.

These people have been leaders of the RGA: John Chafee, William Milliken, Winfield Dunn, Kit Bond, Arch A. Moore, Jr., Otis R. Bowen, Victor Atiyeh, Dick Thornburgh, John H. Sununu, John Ashcroft, George Voinovich, Tommy Thompson, Terry Branstad, Mike Leavitt, Jim Gilmore, Tom Ridge, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Sonny Perdue, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Haley Barbour and Susana Martinez.

The RGA is not working with the non-partisan National Governors Association.

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  1. "About the RGA". Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  2. Ebert, Joel (2017-11-16). "For second time, Gov. Bill Haslam elected to serve as RGA chief". Tennessean. Retrieved April 21, 2018.