Southern Governors' Association

The Southern Governors' Association (SGA) was a United States association of governors founded in 1934. It was the oldest and historically the largest of the regional governors associations. Since its first meeting 82 years ago to discuss the repeal of discriminatory rates for transporting goods by rail, the SGA has represented the common interests of Southern chief executives and provided a vehicle for promoting them. SGA was a nonpartisan enterprise where shareholders can exchange views and access data, information and expertise on issues of general importance in order to augment the deliberations of public, private and non-profit decision-makers in the American South. SGA operated as an instrumentality of the states.

The last SGA Chairman was Jay Nixon of Missouri.

After nearly 82 years, the Southern Governors' Association was officially dissolved on June 30, 2016 by the majority of its members-in-good standing.

List of current Southern Governors

Current Governor State or territory Past Party Assumed office Seat Up
Robert J. Bentley Alabama List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Asa Hutchinson Arkansas List Republican 2015 2018
Nathan Deal Georgia List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Rick Scott Florida List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Matt Bevin Kentucky List Republican 2015 2019
John Bel Edwards Louisiana List Democratic 2016 2019
Larry Hogan Maryland List Republican 2014 2017
Phil Bryant Mississippi List Republican 2012 2019
Jay Nixon Missouri List Democratic 2009 2016 (term-limited)
Pat McCrory North Carolina List Republican 2013 2016
Mary Fallin Oklahoma List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Alejandro García Padilla Puerto Rico List PPD/Democratic 2013 2016 (declined re-election bid)
Nikki Haley South Carolina List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Bill Haslam Tennessee List Republican 2011 2018 (term-limited)
Greg Abbott Texas List Republican 2015 2018
Kenneth Mapp American Virgin Islands List Independent 2015 2018
Terry McAuliffe Virginia List Democratic 2014 2017 (term-limited)
Earl Ray Tomblin West Virginia List Democratic 2010 2016 (term-limited)

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