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State Executive Offices
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Elections by Year
State executive officials often stress their connection to the state and its citizens. But how many of these officials were actually born in the state that they are now governing? Are there any discernible patterns from office to office? This page looks at where current officeholders in the top four offices - Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State - were born and where they serve.


As of November 2013, of the 50 current governors:

  • 34 are serving in states where they were born
  • 16 are serving in states other than where they were born
  • All were born in the United States
Governor of Puerto RicoAlejandro J. García PadillaCoamo, Puerto Rico
Governor of New YorkAndrew CuomoQueens, New York
Governor of ArkansasAsa Hutchinson
Governor of TennesseeBill HaslamKnoxville, TN
Governor of AlaskaBill Walker (Alaska)Fairbanks, Alaska
Governor of LouisianaBobby JindalBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Governor of NevadaBrian SandovalRedding, California
Governor of IllinoisBruce Rauner
Governor of IdahoButch OtterCaldwell, Idaho
Governor of MassachusettsCharles D. BakerElmira, New York
Governor of New JerseyChris ChristieNewark, New Jersey
Governor of ConnecticutDan MalloyStamford, Connecticut
Governor of HawaiiDavid IgeHonolulu, Hawaii
Governor of South DakotaDennis DaugaardGarretson, SD
Governor of ArizonaDoug DuceyToledo, Ohio
Governor of West VirginiaEarl Ray TomblinLogan County, West Virginia
Governor of GuamEddie Calvo
Governor of the Northern Mariana IslandsEloy Inos
Governor of UtahGary R. HerbertAmerican Fork, UT
Governor of Rhode IslandGina Raimondo
Governor of TexasGreg AbbottWichita Falls, TX
Governor of North DakotaJack DalrympleMinneapolis, Minnesota
Governor of DelawareJack MarkellCentreville, Delaware
Governor of WashingtonJay InsleeSeattle, Washington
Governor of MissouriJay NixonDeSoto, Missouri
Governor of CaliforniaJerry BrownSan Francisco, California
Governor of ColoradoJohn HickenlooperNarbergh, Pennsylvania
Governor of OhioJohn KasichMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Governor of the U.S. Virgin IslandsJohn Percy de Jongh, Jr.
Governor of OregonKate BrownTorrejón de Ardoth, Spain
Governor of MarylandLarry Hogan
Governor of American SamoaLolo Matalasi MoligaTa’u, Manua
Governor of New HampshireMaggie HassanBoston, Massachusetts
Governor of MinnesotaMark DaytonMinneapolis, Minnesota
Governor of OklahomaMary FallinWarrensburg, Missouri
Governor of WyomingMatt MeadJackson, Wyoming
Governor of IndianaMike PenceColumbus, Indiana
Governor of GeorgiaNathan DealMillen, Georgia
Governor of South CarolinaNikki HaleyBamberg, SC
Governor of North CarolinaPat McCroryJamestown, NC
Governor of MainePaul LePageLewiston, Maine
Governor of NebraskaPete Ricketts
Governor of VermontPeter ShumlinBrattleboro, VT
Governor of MississippiPhil BryantMoorhead, MS
Governor of FloridaRick ScottBloomington, Illinois
Governor of MichiganRick SnyderBattle Creek, Michigan
Governor of AlabamaRobert J. BentleyColumbiana, Alabama
Governor of KansasSam BrownbackGarnett, Kansas
Governor of WisconsinScott WalkerColorado Springs, CO
Governor of KentuckySteve BeshearDawson Springs, Kentucky
Governor of MontanaSteve BullockMissoula, Montana
Governor of New MexicoSusana MartinezEl Paso, Texas
Governor of IowaTerry E. BranstadLeland, Iowa
Governor of VirginiaTerry McAuliffeSyracuse, New York
Governor of PennsylvaniaTom Wolf

Lieutenant Governors

As of November 2013, of the 42 current lieutenant governors:

  • 35 are serving in states where they were born
  • 5 are serving in states other than where they were born
  • It is unclear where two lieutenant governors were born - Illinois' Sheila Simon and Pennsylvania's Jim Cawley
Lieutenant Governor of MontanaAngela McLeanSpokane, WA[1]
Lieutenant Governor of West VirginiaBill Cole (West Virginia)
Lieutenant Governor of MarylandBoyd Rutherford
Lieutenant Governor of IdahoBrad LittleEmmett, Idaho
Lieutenant Governor of WashingtonBrad OwenTacoma, Washington
Lieutenant Governor of MichiganBrian CalleyDearborn, Michigan
Lieutenant Governor of AlaskaByron MallottYakutat, Alaska
Lieutenant Governor of FloridaCarlos Lopez-CanteraMadrid, Spain
Lieutenant Governor of GeorgiaCasey CagleGainesville, Georgia
Lieutenant Governor of KentuckyCrit LuallenFrankfort, Kentucky
Lieutenant Governor of North CarolinaDan ForestHarrisonburg, Virginia
Lieutenant Governor of TexasDan PatrickBaltimore, MD
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode IslandDaniel McKee
Lieutenant Governor of North DakotaDrew WrigleyBismarck, North Dakota
Lieutenant Governor of IllinoisEvelyn Sanguinetti
Lieutenant Governor of CaliforniaGavin NewsomSan Francisco, California
Lieutenant Governor of South CarolinaHenry McMaster
Lieutenant Governor of LouisianaJay DardenneBaton Rouge, LA
Lieutenant Governor of KansasJeff ColyerOverland Park, Kansas
Lieutenant Governor of New MexicoJohn A. SanchezAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Lieutenant Governor of ColoradoJoseph GarciaPueblo, Colorado
Lieutenant Governor of MassachusettsKaryn Polito
Lieutenant Governor of New YorkKathy HochulBuffalo, New York
Lieutenant Governor of AlabamaKay IveyCamden, Alabama
Lieutenant Governor of New JerseyKim GuadagnoWaterloo, Iowa
Lieutenant Governor of IowaKim ReynoldsTruro, Iowa
Lieutenant Governor of NevadaMark HutchisonLas Vegas, Nevada
Lieutenant Governor of OhioMary Taylor (Ohio)Northeast Ohio
Lieutenant Governor of South DakotaMatthew MichelsPierre, SD
Lieutenant Governor of NebraskaMike FoleyRochester, New York
Lieutenant Governor of PennsylvaniaMike StackWashington, D.C.
Lieutenant Governor of ConnecticutNancy WymanTolland, Connecticut
Lieutenant Governor of MissouriPeter KinderCape Girardeau, Missouri
Lieutenant Governor of VermontPhillip ScottBarre, Vermont
Lieutenant Governor of VirginiaRalph NorthamNassawaddox, VA
Lieutenant Governor of WisconsinRebecca KleefischMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Lieutenant Governor of TennesseeRon RamseyJohnson City, TN
Lieutenant Governor of HawaiiShan TsutsuiWailuku, Hawaii
Lieutenant Governor of UtahSpencer CoxFairview, Utah
Lieutenant Governor of IndianaSue EllspermannFerdinand, Indiana
Lieutenant Governor of MississippiTate ReevesRankin County, Mississippi
Lieutenant Governor of ArkansasTim GriffinCharlotte, NC
Lieutenant Governor of MinnesotaTina Smith
Lieutenant Governor of OklahomaTodd LambEnid, Oklahoma

Attorneys General

As of November 2013, of the 50 current attorneys general:

  • 34 are serving in states where they were born
  • 10 are serving in states other than where they were born
  • One, Arizona's Tom Horne, was born outside of the United States, in Montreal, Canada
  • It is unclear where six attorneys general were born
Attorney General of NevadaAdam Paul Laxalt
Attorney General of South CarolinaAlan Wilson (South Carolina)
Attorney General of MichiganBill SchuetteMidland, Michigan
Attorney General of VermontBill SorrellBurlington, VT
Attorney General of WashingtonBob FergusonQueen Anne Hill, Washington
Attorney General of WisconsinBrad Schimel
Attorney General of MarylandBrian FroshWashington, DC
Attorney General of LouisianaBuddy CaldwellColumbia, Louisiana
Attorney General of MissouriChris KosterSt. Louis, Missouri
Attorney General of AlaskaCraig W. RichardsFairbanks, Alaska
Attorney General of ColoradoCynthia Coffman
Attorney General of KansasDerek SchmidtIndependence, Kansas
Attorney General of HawaiiDoug Chin
Nebraska Attorney GeneralDoug Peterson
Attorney General of OregonEllen Rosenblum
Attorney General of New YorkEric SchneidermanNew York, New York
Attorney General of ConnecticutGeorge C. JepsenHattiesburg, Miss.
Attorney General of IndianaGreg ZoellerNew Albany, Indiana
Attorney General of New MexicoHector Balderas
Attorney General of TennesseeHerbert H. Slatery
Attorney General of KentuckyJack ConwayLouisville, Kentucky
Attorney General of MaineJanet T. MillsFarmington, Maine
Attorney General of MississippiJim HoodNew Houlka, Mississippi
Attorney General of New HampshireJoe Foster (New Hampshire)Poughkeepsie, New York
Attorney General of New JerseyJohn Hoffman (New Jersey)
Attorney General of CaliforniaKamala D. HarrisOakland, California
Attorney General of PennsylvaniaKathleen KaneScranton, Pennsylvania
Attorney General of TexasKen Paxton
Attorney General of IdahoLawrence Wasden
Attorney General of ArkansasLeslie Rutledge
Attorney General of IllinoisLisa MadiganChicago, Illinois
Attorney General of MinnesotaLori Swanson
Attorney General of AlabamaLuther StrangeBirmingham, AL
Attorney General of ArizonaMark Brnovich
Attorney General of VirginiaMark HerringJohnson City, TN
Attorney General of South DakotaMarty J. Jackley
Attorney General of DelawareMatthew DennWilmington, Delaware
Attorney General of MassachusettsMaura HealeyNewburyport, Massachusetts
Attorney General of OhioMike DeWineSpringfield, Ohio
Attorney General of FloridaPam BondiTampa, Florida
Attorney General of West VirginiaPatrick MorriseyNew Jersey
Attorney General of Rhode IslandPeter KilmartinProvidence, Rhode Island
Attorney General of WyomingPeter MichaelMedia, Pennsylvania
Attorney General of North CarolinaRoy CooperNash County, North Carolina
Attorney General of GeorgiaSamuel S. OlensMiami, Florida
Attorney General of OklahomaScott PruittDanville, Kentucky
Attorney General of UtahSean D. Reyes
Attorney General of MontanaTim Fox (Montana)Hardin, Montana
Attorney General of IowaTom MillerDubuque, Iowa
Attorney General of North DakotaWayne StenehjemMohall, North Dakota

Secretaries of State

As of November 2013, of the 47 current secretaries of state:

  • 24 are serving in states where they were born
  • 17 are serving in states other than where they were born
  • One, Oregon's Kate Brown, was born outside of the United States, in Torrejon de Ardoth, Spain
  • It is unclear where six secretaries of state were born
North Dakota Secretary of StateAl JaegerBeulah, North Dakota
California Secretary of StateAlex PadillaPanorama City, CA
Kentucky Secretary of StateAlison Lundergan GrimesMaysville, Kentucky
Nevada Secretary of StateBarbara CegavskeFaribault, Minnesota
Georgia Secretary of StateBrian KempAthens, Georgia
Texas Secretary of StateCarlos H. Cascos
New York Secretary of StateCesar PeralesNew York City
Oklahoma Secretary of StateChris BengeTulsa, Oklahoma
Indiana Secretary of StateConnie LawsonIndianapolis, Indiana
Puerto Rico Secretary of StateDavid Bernier
Mississippi Secretary of StateDelbert HosemannVicksburg, Mississippi
Connecticut Secretary of StateDenise MerrillSan Mateo, California
New Mexico Secretary of StateDianna DuranTulaosa, New Mexico
Wisconsin Secretary of StateDouglas La FolletteDes Moines, IA
Wyoming Secretary of StateEd Murray (Wyoming)Laramie County, Wyoming
North Carolina Secretary of StateElaine MarshallLineboro, Maryland
Missouri Secretary of StateJason KanderKansas City, MO
Oregon Secretary of StateJeanne Atkins
Delaware Secretary of StateJeffrey W. BullockClaymont, Delaware
Illinois Secretary of StateJesse White (Illinois)Alton, Illinois
Vermont Secretary of StateJim CondosOrange, NJ
Nebraska Secretary of StateJohn A. GaleOmaha, Nebraska
Maryland Secretary of StateJohn C Wobensmith
Alabama Secretary of StateJohn MerrillWedowee, AL
Ohio Secretary of StateJon HustedRoyal Oak, Michigan
Florida Secretary of StateKen DetznerChicago, Illinois
Lieutenant Governor of New JerseyKim GuadagnoWaterloo, Iowa
Washington Secretary of StateKim Wyman
Kansas Secretary of StateKris KobachMadison, Wisconsin
Idaho Secretary of StateLawerence DenneyCouncil, ID
Virginia Secretary of StateLevar Stoney
Montana Secretary of StateLinda McCullochSpringfield, Ohio
South Carolina Secretary of StateMark HammondLancaster, SC
Arkansas Secretary of StateMark Martin (Arkansas)Kansas City, Kansas
Maine Secretary of StateMatthew DunlapBar Harbor, Maine
Arizona Secretary of StateMichele ReaganRockford, IL
West Virginia Secretary of StateNatalie TennantFairview, W.Va.
Rhode Island Secretary of StateNellie Gorbea
Iowa Secretary of StatePaul Pate
Pennsylvania Secretary of StatePedro A. Cortés
Michigan Secretary of StateRuth JohnsonNorthern Oakland County, Michigan
South Dakota Secretary of StateShantel KrebsDeSmet, SD
Minnesota Secretary of StateSteve SimonMinneapolis, Minnesota
Louisiana Secretary of StateTom SchedlerNew Orleans, Louisiana
Tennessee Secretary of StateTre HargettDyersburg, TN
Colorado Secretary of StateWayne W. Williams (Colorado)
Massachusetts Secretary of StateWilliam Galvin (Secretary of the Commonwealth)Brighton, Massachusetts
New Hampshire Secretary of StateWilliam Gardner

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