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The following is a list of the current governors of the states and territories of the United States. As of 2020 there are 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats holding the office of governor in the states. There are 4 Democrats and 1 Republican (one is also a member of the New Progressive Party) as governor of United States Territories and Mayor of the District of Columbia.

State governors

In the table below, Next Election means the year the governor's term ends. The current term ends in January of the given year for every state except Alaska, Hawaii, and Kentucky, where the term ends in December of the year of election. When the table has (term limits) after the year it means that the current governor cannot seek re-election in that year. If the table has (retiring) it means that the current governor has said they will not seek re-election at the end of the term or to run for another office.

      Democratic       Republican       Independent

      Democratic (23)       Republican (27)

State Portrait Governor Party Prior public experience Inauguration End of term
Seal of the Governor of Alabama.svg
Alabama
Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey (cropped).jpg
Ivey, KayKay Ivey
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer April 10, 2017 2023
State Seal of Alaska.svg
Alaska
Mike Dunleavy official photo (cropped).jpg
Dunleavy, MikeMike Dunleavy
  Republican Alaska Senate December 3, 2018 2022
Arizona-StateSeal.svg
Arizona
Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 13.jpg
Ducey, DougDoug Ducey
  Republican Treasurer January 5, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of Arkansas.svg
Arkansas
Asa Hutchinson.jpg
Hutchinson, AsaAsa Hutchinson
  Republican Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border & Transportation Security,
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. House, U.S. Attorney
January 13, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of California.svg
California
Gavin Newsom official photo (cropped 2).jpg Newsom, GavinGavin Newsom   Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of San Francisco January 7, 2019 2023
Colorado-StateSeal.svg
Colorado
Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Polis, JaredJared Polis   Democratic U.S. House, Colorado State Board of Education January 8, 2019 2023
Seal of the Governor of Connecticut.svg
Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg
Lamont, NedNed Lamont
  Democratic Greenwich Selectman January 9, 2019 2023
Delaware-StateSeal.svg
Delaware
John C. Carney Jr. official portrait 112th Congress (cropped).jpg
Carney, JohnJohn Carney
  Democratic U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware January 17, 2017 2021
Seal of Florida.svg
Florida
Ron DeSantis at CPAC 2017.jpg
DeSantis, RonRon DeSantis
  Republican U.S. House January 8, 2019 2023
Seal of Georgia.svg
Georgia
David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg
Kemp, BrianBrian Kemp
  Republican Secretary of State, Georgia Senate January 14, 2019 2023
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svg
Hawaii
Governor David Ige (cropped 2).jpg
Ige, DavidDavid Ige
  Democratic Hawaii Senate, Hawaii House December 1, 2014 2022 (term limits)
Seal of Idaho.svg
Idaho
Brad Little official photo (cropped).jpg
Little, BradBrad Little
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Idaho Senate January 7, 2019 2023
Seal of Illinois.svg
Illinois
J.B. Pritzker Chicago Hack Night 53 (cropped).png
Pritzker, J. B.J. B. Pritzker
  Democratic No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023
Indiana-StateSeal.svg
Indiana
Governor Eric Holcomb 2018 State of the State Address (cropped).jpg
Holcomb, EricEric Holcomb
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Chief of Staff to Senator Dan Coats, Chair of the Indiana Republican Party, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Indiana January 9, 2017 2021
Iowa-StateSeal.svg
Iowa
Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Reynolds, KimKim Reynolds
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Iowa Senate May 24, 2017 2023
Seal of Kansas.svg
Kansas
Laura Kelly official photo (cropped).jpg
Kelly, LauraLaura Kelly
  Democratic Kansas Senate January 14, 2019 2023
Seal of Kentucky.svg
Kentucky
Matt Bevin (cropped).jpg
Bevin, MattMatt Bevin
  Republican No prior public experience December 8, 2015 2019
Great Seal of the State of Louisiana.svg
Louisiana
John Bel Edwards
Edwards, John BelJohn Bel Edwards
  Democratic Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives January 11, 2016 2020
Seal of the Governor of Maine.svg
Maine
Janet Mills in 2019.jpg
Mills, JanetJanet Mills
  Democratic Maine Attorney General, Maine House January 2, 2019 2023
Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg
Maryland
Larry Hogan 2018.jpg
Hogan, LarryLarry Hogan
  Republican Maryland Secretary of Appointments January 21, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts.svg
Massachusetts
Charlie Baker official photo (cropped).jpg
Baker, CharlieCharlie Baker
  Republican Swampscott Selectman, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance,
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 8, 2015 2023
Seal of Michigan Governor.svg
Michigan
Gretchen Whitmer Portrait.jpg Whitmer, GretchenGretchen Whitmer   Democratic Michigan Senate, Michigan House January 1, 2019 2023
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Minnesota
Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Walz, TimTim Walz
  Democratic–Farmer–Labor U.S. House January 7, 2019 2023
Seal of Mississippi 2014.svg
Mississippi
Secretary Perry with Govt Phil Bryant KSS2455 (32743097363) (cropped).jpg
Bryant, PhilPhil Bryant
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Mississippi House January 10, 2012 2020 (term limits)
Seal of Missouri.svg
Missouri
Mike Parson official photo (cropped).jpg
Parson, MikeMike Parson
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Senate, Missouri House of Representatives, Sheriff of Polk County June 1, 2018 2021
Montana-StateSeal.svg
Montana
Steve Bullock by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bullock, SteveSteve Bullock
  Democratic Attorney General January 7, 2013 2021 (term limits)
Seal of Nebraska.svg
Nebraska
Pete Ricketts by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Ricketts, PetePete Ricketts
  Republican No prior public experience January 8, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Nevada-StateSeal.svg
Nevada
Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg Sisolak, SteveSteve Sisolak   Democratic Clark County Commission, Nevada Board of Regents January 7, 2019 2023
Seal of New Hampshire.svg
New Hampshire
Christopher T Sununu.jpg
Sununu, ChrisChris Sununu
  Republican New Hampshire Executive Council January 5, 2017 2021
Seal of New Jersey.svg
New Jersey
Governor Phil Murphy.jpg
Murphy, PhilPhil Murphy
  Democratic United States Ambassador, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee January 16, 2018 2022
Seal of New Mexico.svg
New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham official photo (cropped 2).jpg Lujan Grisham, MichelleMichelle Lujan Grisham   Democratic U.S. House, Secretary of Health of New Mexico January 1, 2019 2023
Seal of New York.svg
New York
Andrew Cuomo 2017.jpg
Cuomo, AndrewAndrew Cuomo
  Democratic Attorney General, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 1, 2011 2022
Seal of the Governor of North Carolina.svg
North Carolina
Gov. Roy Cooper.jpg
Cooper, RoyRoy Cooper
  Democratic Attorney General, North Carolina Senate, North Carolina House January 1, 2017 2021
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
North Dakota
Governor Doug Burgum (cropped).jpg
Burgum, DougDoug Burgum
  Republican No prior public experience December 15, 2016 2020
Seal of the Governor of Ohio.svg
Ohio
Gov-Mike-DeWine (cropped).jpg
DeWine, MikeMike DeWine
  Republican Attorney General, United States Senate, Lieutenant Governor, United States House of Representatives, Ohio Senate January 14, 2019 2023
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Oklahoma
Kevin Stitt.jpg
Stitt, KevinKevin Stitt
  Republican No prior public experience January 14, 2019 2023
Seal of Oregon.svg
Oregon
Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg
Brown, KateKate Brown
  Democratic Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, Oregon House February 18, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of the Governor of Pennsylvania.svg
Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Wolf official portrait 2015 (cropped2).jpg
Wolf, TomTom Wolf
  Democratic Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue January 20, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of the Governor of Rhode Island.svg
Rhode Island
RI Governor Gina Raimondo Bristol parade (cropped).jpg
Raimondo, GinaGina Raimondo
  Democratic General Treasurer January 6, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Seal of South Carolina.svg
South Carolina
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (cropped).jpg
McMaster, HenryHenry McMaster
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, U.S. Attorney January 24, 2017 2023
Seal of South Dakota.svg
South Dakota
Kristi L. Noem (cropped).jpg Noem, KristiKristi Noem   Republican U.S. House, South Dakota House January 5, 2019 2023
Seal of Tennessee.svg
Tennessee
TN Governor Bill Lee 2019 May.jpg
Lee, BillBill Lee
  Republican No prior public experience January 19, 2019 2023
Seal of the Governor of Texas.svg
Texas
Greg Abbott 2015.jpg
Abbott, GregGreg Abbott
  Republican Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court January 20, 2015 2023
Seal of the Governor of Utah.svg
Utah
2013-05-23 Gary R Herbert.JPG
Herbert, GaryGary Herbert
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Utah County Commissioner August 11, 2009 2021 (retiring)
Seal of Vermont (B&W).svg
Vermont
Phil Scott 2017 (cropped).jpg
Scott, PhilPhil Scott
  Republican Lieutenant Governor, Vermont Senate January 5, 2017 2021
Seal of Virginia.svg
Virginia
Governor Ralph Northam Gives Inaugural Address (39348612584) (cropped).jpg
Northam, RalphRalph Northam
  Democratic Lieutenant Governor, Virginia Senate January 13, 2018 2022 (term limits)
Seal of Washington.svg
Washington
Jay Inslee official portrait (cropped 2).jpg
Inslee, JayJay Inslee
  Democratic U.S. House, Washington House January 16, 2013 2021
Seal of the Governor of West Virginia.svg
West Virginia
Jim Justice 2017 InaugurationHighlights PB-63 (32366955776) (cropped).jpg
Justice, JimJim Justice
  Republican
No prior public experience January 16, 2017 2021
Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Wisconsin
Tony Evers (cropped).jpg
Evers, TonyTony Evers
  Democratic Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction January 7, 2019 2023
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Wyoming
Mark Gordon of Wyoming.jpg Gordon, MarkMark Gordon   Republican Treasurer January 7, 2019 2023

Territory governors

The following hold the gubernatorial offices of the United States territories.

      Democratic (3)       Republican (1)       New Progressive (1)

Territory Portrait Governor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term
Seal of American Samoa.svg
American Samoa
Lolo Moliga by James Kneubuhl.jpg Moliga, Lolo Letalu MatalasiLolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga   Democratic
American Samoa Senate, American Samoa House of Representatives January 3, 2013 2021 (term limits)
Seal of Guam.svg
Guam
Lou Leon Guerrero in 2018.jpeg Guerrero, Lou LeonLou Leon Guerrero   Democratic Senator of the Guam Legislature January 7, 2019 2023
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Northern Mariana Islands
Ralph Torres.jpg Torres (politician), RalphRalph Torres (politician)   Republican Lieutenant Governor, Northern Mariana Islands Legislature December 29, 2015 2023 (term limits)
Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.svg
Puerto Rico
Ricardo Rossello (cropped).jpg Rosselló, RickyRicky Rosselló   New Progressive No prior public experience January 2, 2017 2021
Seal of the United States Virgin Islands.svg
U.S. Virgin Islands
Albert Bryan with Del Plaskett and Doug Domenech cropped.jpg Bryan, AlbertAlbert Bryan   Democratic Commissioner of V.I. Department of Labor January 7, 2019 2023

Federal district mayor

      Democratic (1)

Federal district Portrait Mayor Party Prior Public Experience Inauguration End of Term
Seal of Washington, D.C.svg
District of Columbia
Muriel Bowser official photo (cropped).jpg Bowser, MurielMuriel Bowser   Democratic Council of the District of Columbia January 2, 2015 2023
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