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Governor of
the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Incumbent
Ralph Northam

since January 13, 2018
Style
Residence Virginia Executive Mansion
Term length Four years, not eligible for consecutive terms
Inaugural holder Patrick Henry
Formation July 5, 1776
Salary $175,000 (2013)

The governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia serves as the head of government of Virginia for a four-year term. The incumbent, Ralph Northam, was sworn in January 13, 2018.

The current governor, Ralph Northam was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia under Terry McAuliffe. Northam ran for the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election and won the position as Governor of Virginia. 72nd Governor, Terry McAuliffe ran in the 2021 gubernatorial election under the Democratic Party and lost to Republican, Glenn Youngkin.

After winning the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election, Glenn Youngkin will be sworn in as the 74th governor, on January 15, 2022.

Living former Governors of Virginia

As of January 2019, there are ten former Governors of Virginia currently living, the oldest being A. Linwood Holton, Jr..

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