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Governors up for Reelection

Of the fifty current Governors, 26 are Republicans, and 24 are Democrats.

In politics, it’s never too early to start planning.

Governors are the chief executive officers of their state government and control the day-to-day governmental business. A majority of governors also have the authority to appoint state court judges as well, so your vote for Governor is as important as your vote for President.

All but two of the fifty Governors serve four-year terms — the governors of New Hampshire and Vermont serve two-year terms.

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Below are the Governors up for reelection in alphabetical order by political party, reelection year, and state.

Democrats up for reelection in 2023:

Kentucky: Andy Beshear 

Louisiana: John Bel Edwards (Not running due to term limits)

Republicans up for reelection in 2023:

Mississippi: Tate Reeves 

Democrats up for reelection in 2024:

Delaware: John Carney (Not running due to term limits)

North Carolina: Roy Cooper (Not running due to term limits)

Washington: Jay Inslee 

Republicans up for reelection in 2024:

Indiana: Eric Holcomb (Not running due to term limits) Eric Doden is running for the Republican nomination.

Missouri: Mike Parson (Not running due to term limits) Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe is running for the Republican nomination.

Montana: Greg Gianforte 

New Hampshire: Chris Sununu 

North Dakota: Doug Burgum 

Utah: Spencer Cox 

Vermont: Phil Scott

West Virginia: Jim Justice (Not running due to term limits) Chris Miller is running for the Republican nomination.

Democrats up for reelection in 2025:

New Jersey: Phil Murphy 

There are no Republicans up for re-election in 2025

Democrats up for reelection in 2026:

Arizona: Katie Hobbs

California: Gavin Newsom 

Colorado: Jared Polis 

Connecticut: Ned Lamont 

Hawaii: Josh Green

Illinois: J.B. Pritzker 

Kansas: Laura Kelly 

Maine: Janet Mills 

Maryland: Wes Moore

Massachusetts: Maura Healey

Michigan: Gretchen Whitmer 

Minnesota: Tim Walz 

New Mexico: Michelle Lujan Grisham 

New York: Kathy Hochul 

Oregon: Tina Kotek

Pennsylvania: Josh Shapiro

Rhode Island: Daniel McKee 

Wisconsin: Tony Evers 

Republicans up for reelection in 2026:

Alabama: Kay Ivey 

Alaska: Mike Dunleavy 

Arkansas: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Florida: Ron DeSantis 

Georgia: Brian Kemp 

Idaho: Brad Little 

Iowa: Kim Reynolds 

Nebraska: Jim Pillen

Nevada: Joe Lombardo

Ohio: Mike DeWine 

Oklahoma: Kevin Stitt 

South Carolina: Henry McMaster 

South Dakota: Kristi Noem 

Tennessee: Bill Lee 

Texas: Greg Abbott 

Virginia: Glenn Youngkin

Wyoming: Mark Gordon