[This blog post was updated on August 16, 2023]
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 (Retiring)
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 (Retiring)
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