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Republican Governors Association

organization founded in 1963
The Leader of the RGA since 2017 is Bill Haslam of Tennessee

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 RGA chairman is Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee. He became chairman in November 2017 after Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.[2] The 2017 RGA Vice Chair was Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who followed current RGA chairman Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico as Vice Chair. The rest of the Executive Committee includes Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi.

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". 
  2. Ebert, Joel (2017-11-16). "For second time, Gov. Bill Haslam elected to serve as RGA chief". Tennessean. Retrieved April 21, 2018.