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Governor of Nevada
Standard Governor of Nevada.svg
Standard of the Governor
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
State seal
Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg
Incumbent
Steve Sisolak

since January 7, 2019
Style The Honorable
Residence Nevada Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of Nevada
Precursor Governor of Nevada Territory
Inaugural holder Henry G. Blasdel
Formation December 5, 1864
(155 years ago)
 (1864-12-05)
Salary $149,730 (2015)
Website [http:// Official website]

The Governor of Nevada is the chief magistrate of the U.S. state of Nevada, the head of the executive department of Nevada's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Nevada Legislature, to convene the legislature at any time, and, except in cases of treason or impeachment, to grant pardons and reprieves.

The Governor serves a four-year term. He is limited to two terms, even if they are non-consecutive. If a person ascends to the governorship and serves more than two years of a previous governor's term, he is only eligible to run for one full term. Candidates for Governor must be at least 25 years old, and must have been citizens of Nevada for at least two years, at the time of election. The Lieutenant Governor of Nevada is not elected on the same ticket as the Governor.

The current governor is Democrat Steve Sisolak, who took office on January 7, 2019.

History

The first provisional governor of the proposed Territory of Nevada was Whig Isaac Roop, who was elected in September 1859 and took office on December 15 of that year in Genoa. When the territory was incorporated on March 2, 1861, Republican James W. Nye was appointed Territorial Governor by President Abraham Lincoln and served until statehood in 1864. Mark Twain's brother Orion Clemens served as Territorial Secretary to Nye. Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864, and Nye remained acting governor until the first governor, Henry G. Blasdel, took office on December 5, 1864.

There have been 29 Governors of Nevada, eight of whom were actually born within state boundaries. The longest-serving Nevada Governor was Bob Miller, who served two and a half terms from 1989 to 1999. The shortest-serving Nevada Governor was Acting Governor Frank Bell, who served the remaining four months of Charles C. Stevenson's term upon the governor's death. The current governor is Steve Sisolak, who took office on January 7, 2019.

List of Governors

Prior to becoming a territory, parts of Nevada were part of Utah Territory and New Mexico Territory; see List of Governors of Utah and List of Governors of New Mexico.

      Democratic (12)       Silver (4)       Republican (14)

Governor Term in office Party Term Lieutenant Governor Notes
1 Henry Goode Blasdel.jpg   Henry G. Blasdel
    January 29, 1825 – July 26, 1900   
(aged 75)
December 5, 1864

January 2, 1871
Republican 1 John S. Crosman
2 James S. Slingerland
2 Lewis Rice Bradley.jpg   Lewis R. Bradley
February 18, 1805 – March 21, 1879
(aged 74)
January 2, 1871

January 6, 1879
Democratic 3 Frank Denver
Pressly C. Hyman (Acting)
4 Jewett W. Adams
3 John Henry Kinkead.gif   John H. Kinkead
December 10, 1826 – August 15, 1904
(aged 77)
January 6, 1879

January 1, 1883
Republican
4 Adams.jpeg   Jewett W. Adams
August 6, 1835 – June 18, 1920
(aged 84)
January 1, 1883

January 3, 1887
Democratic 5 Charles E. Laughton
5 Stevenson.jpeg   Charles C. Stevenson
February 20, 1826 – September 21, 1890
(aged 64)
January 3, 1887

September 21, 1890
Republican 6 Henry C. Davis
7 Samuel W. Chubbuck
8 Frank Bell
6 Frank Bell (Nevada Governor).jpg   Frank Bell
January 28, 1840 – February 13, 1927
(aged 87)
September 21, 1890

January 5, 1891
Republican
7 Roswell K. Colcord.jpg   Roswell K. Colcord
April 25, 1839 – October 30, 1939
(aged 100)
January 5, 1891

January 7, 1895
Republican 9 Joseph Poujade
8 Jones.jpeg   John E. Jones
December 5, 1840 – April 10, 1896
(aged 55)
January 7, 1895

April 10, 1896
Silver 10 Reinhold Sadler
9 Sadler.jpeg   Reinhold Sadler
January 10, 1848 - January 30, 1906
(aged 58)
April 10, 1896

January 5, 1903
Silver 11
James R. Judge
10 JohnSparks.jpg   John Sparks
August 30, 1843 – May 22, 1908
(aged 64)
January 5, 1903

May 22, 1908
Silver-Democratic 12 Lemuel Allen
13 Denver S. Dickerson
11 Denver Sylvester Dickerson.jpg   Denver S. Dickerson
January 24, 1872 – November 28, 1925
(aged 53)
May 22, 1908

January 2, 1911
Silver-Democratic
12 Senator Tasker Oddie.jpg   Tasker L. Oddie
October 20, 1870 – February 17, 1950
(aged 79)
January 2, 1911

January 4, 1915
Republican 14 Gilbert C. Ross
13 Emmet D. Boyle.jpg   Emmet D. Boyle
July 26, 1879 – January 3, 1926
(aged 46)
January 4, 1915

January 1, 1923
Democratic 15 Maurice J. Sullivan
14 James G. Scrugham (Nevada Governor and US Senator).jpg   James G. Scrugham
January 19, 1880 – June 23, 1945
(aged 65)
January 1, 1923

January 3, 1927
Democratic
15 Fred B. Balzar (Nevada Governor).jpg   Fred B. Balzar
June 15, 1880 – March 21, 1934
(aged 53)
January 3, 1927

March 21, 1934
Republican 16 Morley Griswold
16 Morley Griswold (Nevada Governor).jpg   Morley Griswold
October 10, 1890 – October 3, 1951
(aged 60)
March 21, 1934

January 7, 1935
Republican
17 Richard Kirman Sr. (Nevada Governor).jpg   Richard Kirman, Sr.
January 14, 1877 – January 19, 1959
(aged 82)
January 7, 1935

January 2, 1939
Democratic 17 Fred S. Alward
18 Edward P. Carville (Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator).jpg   Edward P. Carville
May 14, 1885 – June 27, 1956
(aged 71)
January 2, 1939

July 24, 1945
Democratic 18 Maurice J. Sullivan
19 Vail M. Pittman
19 Vail Pittman (Nevada Governor).jpg   Vail M. Pittman
September 17, 1880 – January 29, 1964
(aged 83)
July 24, 1945

January 1, 1951
Democratic
20 Clifford A. Jones
20 Charles H. Russell (Nevada Governor) 2.jpg   Charles H. Russell
December 27, 1903 – September 13, 1989
(aged 85)
January 1, 1951

January 5, 1959
Republican  
21 Rex Bell
21
Grant Sawyer.jpg
  Grant Sawyer
December 14, 1918 – February 19, 1996
(aged 77)
January 5, 1959

January 2, 1967
Democratic 22 Maude Frazier
23 Paul Laxalt
22 Paul Laxalt.jpg   Paul Laxalt
August 2, 1922 – August 6, 2018
(aged 96)
January 2, 1967

January 4, 1971
Republican 24 Edward Fike
23 D. N. Mike O'Callaghan (Nevada Governor).jpg   Mike O'Callaghan
September 10, 1929 – March 5, 2004
(aged 74)
January 4, 1971

January 1, 1979
Democratic 25 Harry Reid
26 Robert E. Rose
24 Robert List in 2010.jpg   Robert List
September 1, 1936 (1936-09-01) (age 83)
January 1, 1979

January 3, 1983
Republican 27 Myron E. Leavitt
25 Richard Bryan.jpg   Richard Bryan
July 16, 1937 (1937-07-16) (age 82)
January 3, 1983

January 3, 1989
Democratic 28 Bob Cashell
29 Bob Miller
26 Bob Miller at an event, Dec 22, 1994 - cropped to Miller.jpg   Bob Miller
March 30, 1945 (1945-03-30) (age 74)
January 3, 1989

January 4, 1999
Democratic
30 Sue Wagner
31 Lonnie Hammargren
27 Kenny Guinn.jpg   Kenny Guinn
August 24, 1936 – July 22, 2010
(aged 73)
January 4, 1999

January 1, 2007
Republican 32 Lorraine Hunt
28 Jimgibbons.jpg   Jim Gibbons
December 16, 1944 (1944-12-16) (age 75)
January 1, 2007

January 3, 2011
Republican 33 Brian Krolicki
(2007–2015)
29 Brian Sandoval 2010 (cropped).jpg   Brian Sandoval
August 5, 1963 (1963-08-05) (age 56)
January 3, 2011

January 7, 2019
Republican 34
Mark Hutchison
(2015–2019)
30 Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg   Steve Sisolak
December 26, 1953 (1953-12-26) (age 66)
January 7, 2019

Incumbent

Democratic 35 Kate Marshall

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