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Governor of Michigan
Flag of Michigan Governor.svg
Standard of the Governor
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Seal of the Governor
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Incumbent
Gretchen Whitmer

since January 1, 2019
Style Her Excellency
Residence Michigan Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once
Precursor Governor of Michigan Territory
Inaugural holder Stevens T. Mason
Formation November 3, 1835
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of Michigan

The governor of Michigan is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Michigan. The current governor is Gretchen Whitmer, a member of the Democratic Party, who was inaugurated on January 1, 2019, as the state's 49th governor. She is eligible for a second term under Michigan's term limits, which limit a governor to only two, four-year terms.


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