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Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Ralph Northam

since January 13, 2018
Style His Excellency
Residence Executive Mansion (Virginia)
Term length Four years, immediate re-election prohibited. Term limited to one, re-eligible after 4 years.
Inaugural holder Patrick Henry
Formation July 5, 1776

The Governor of Virginia is the chief executive of the state of Virginia for a four-year term. Ralph Northam is the current governor since 2018. The governor lives in the Executive Mansion of Virginia.

The most recent election took place on November 7, 2017.

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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