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Chapter 4: State Executive Branch

Table 4.1: The Governors: 2022

State or other
Name and party Length of
regular term
in years
Date of first
Present terms
Number of
Term limits Joint election of
governor and
governor (a)
Official who
Birthdate Birthplace
AlabamaKay Ivey (R)44/2017 (c)1/20231 (c)2-4NoLG10/15/1944AL
AlaskaMike Dunleavy (R)412/201812/2022. . .2-4YesLG5/5/1961PA
ArizonaDoug Ducey (R)41/20151/202312-4(b)SS4/9/1964OH
ArkansasAsa Hutchinson (R)41/20151/202312ANoLG12/3/1950AR
CaliforniaGavin Newsom (D)41/20191/2023. . .2ANoLG10/10/1967CA
ColoradoJared Polis (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG5/12/1975CO
ConnecticutNed Lamont (D)41/20191/2023. . .. . .YesLG1/3/1954DC
DelawareJohn Carney (D)41/20171/202512ANoLG5/20/1956DE
FloridaRon DeSantis (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG9/14/1978FL
GeorgiaBrian Kemp (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-4NoLG11/2/1963GA
HawaiiDavid Ige (D)412/201412/202212-4YesLG6/26/1938NY
IdahoBrad Little (R)41/20191/2023. . .. . .NoLG2/15/1954ID
IllinoisJ.B. Pritzker (D)41/20191/2023. . .. . .YesLG1/19/1965CA
IndianaEric Holcomb (R)41/20171/202512-12YesLG5/2/1968IN
IowaKim Reynolds (R)45/2017 (d)1/20231 (d). . .YesLG8/4/1959IA
KansasLaura Kelly (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG1/24/1950NY
KentuckyAndy Beshear (D)412/201912/2023. . .2-4YesLG11/29/1977KY
LouisianaJohn Bel Edwards (D)41/20161/202412-4NoLG9/16/1966LA
MaineJanet Mills (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4(b)PS12/30/1947ME
MarylandLarry Hogan (R)41/20151/202312-4YesLG5/25/1956DC
MassachusettsCharlie Baker (R)41/20151/20231. . .YesLG11/13/1956NY
MichiganGretchen Whitmer (D)41/20191/2023. . .2AYesLG8/23/1971MI
MinnesotaTim Walz (DFL)41/20191/2023. . .. . .YesLG4/6/1964NE
MississippiTate Reeves (R)41/20201/2024. . .2AYesLG6/5/1974MS
MissouriMike Parson (R)46/2018 (e)1/20251 (e)2ANoLG9/17/1955MO
MontanaGreg Gianforte (R)41/20211/2025. . .2-16YesLG4/17/1961CA
NebraskaPete Ricketts (R)41/20151/202312-4YesLG8/19/1964NE
NevadaSteve Sisolak (D)41/20191/2023. . .2ANoLG12/26/1953WI
New HampshireChris Sununu (R)21/20171/20232. . .(b)PS11/5/1974NH
New JerseyPhil Murphy (D)41/20181/202612-4YesLG8/16/1957MA
New MexicoMichelle Lujan Grisham (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG10/24/1959NM
New YorkKathy Hochul (D)48/2021 (k)1/2023. . .. . .YesLG8/27/1957NY
North CarolinaRoy Cooper (D)41/20171/202512-4NoLG6/13/1957NC
North DakotaDoug Burgum (R)412/201612/20241. . .YesLG8/1/1956ND
OhioMike DeWine (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG1/5/1947OH
OklahomaKevin Stitt (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-ANoLG12/28/1972OK
OregonKate Brown (D)42/2015 (f)1/20231 (f)2-12(b)SS3/5/1947WA
PennsylvaniaTom Wolf (D)41/20151/202312-4YesLG11/17/1948PA
Rhode IslandDan McKee (D)43/2021 (i)1/2023. . .2-4NoLG6/16/1951RI
South CarolinaHenry McMaster (R)41/2017 (g)1/20231 (g)2-4NoLG5/27/1947SC
South DakotaKristi Noem (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG11/30/1971SD
TennesseeBill Lee (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-4NoSpS (h)10/9/1959TN
TexasGreg Abbott (R)41/20151/20231. . .NoLG11/13/1957TX
UtahSpencer Cox (R)41/20211/2025. . .. . .YesLG7/11/1975UT
VermontPhil Scott (R)21/20171/20232. . .NoLG8/4/1958VT
VirginiaGlenn Youngkin (R)41/20221/2026. . .1-4NoLG12/9/1966VA
WashingtonJay Inslee (D)41/20131/20252. . .NoLG2/9/1951WA
West VirginiaJim Justice (R)41/20171/202512-4(b)PS (h)4/27/1951WV
WisconsinTony Evers (D)41/20191/2023. . .. . .YesLG11/5/1951WI
WyomingMark Gordon (R)41/20191/2023. . .2-16(b)SS3/14/1957NY
American SamoaLemanu P.S. Mauga (D)41/20211/2025. . .2-4YesLG1/1/1949AS
GuamLou Leon Guerrero (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG11/8/1950Guam
CNMI*Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres (R)412/2015 (j)1/20231 (j)2-4YesLG8/6/1979CNMI
Puerto RicoPedro Pierluisi (PNP)41/20211/2025. . .. . .(b)SS4/26/1959PR
U.S. Virgin IslandsAlbert Bryan (D)41/20191/2023. . .2-4YesLG2/21/1968USVI
Source: The Council of State Governments, June 2022.

C — Covenant
D — Democrat
DFL — Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
I — Independent
PDP— Popular Democratic Party
PNP— New Progressive Party
R — Republican
LG — Lieutenant Governor
SS — Secretary of State
PS — President of the Senate
SpS — Speaker of the Senate
. . . — Not applicable
2A — Two terms, absolute.
2-4 — Two terms, re-eligible after four yrs.
2-12— Two terms, eligible for eight out of 12 yrs.
2-16 — Two terms, eligible for eight out of 16 yrs.
1-4 — One term, re-eligible after four years.
N/A — Not available

* Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
(a) The following also choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor through a joint nomination process: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, American Samoa, Guam, No. Mariana Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands.
(b) No lieutenant governor.
(c) Lt. Gov. Ivey took office on April 10, 2017, following the resignation of former governor Robert Bentley. She was elected to her first full term in November 2018.
(d) Lt. Gov. Reynolds was sworn in as governor on May 24, 2017 when Gov. Branstad accepted the U.S. Ambassadorship to China. She was elected to her first full term in November 2018.
(e) Lt. Gov. Parson was sworn in as governor in June 2018 after Eric Greitens resigned. He was elected to his first full term in November 2020.
(f) Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown became governor on February 18, 2015, following Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation. Brown won a November 2016 special gubernatorial election to officially fill the position for the final two years of Gov. Kitzhaber's term. She was elected for a full term in the 2018 general election.
(g) Lt. Gov. McMaster was sworn in on January 24, 2017 after Gov. Nikki Haley resigned to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He was elected to a full term in the November 2018 general election. 
(h) Official bears the additional title of "lieutenant governor."
(i) Lt. Gov. Dan McKee was sworn in as governor on March 2, 2021, after Gov. Gina Raimando was confirmed as the new U.S. secretary of commerce. 
(j) Torres became governor on Dec. 28, 2015 after Gov. Inos passed away. He was elected to a full term in November 2018. 
(k) Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was swon in as governor on August 24, 2021 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned.