Democratic Governors

Democratic Governors: The Innovators

Janet Napolitano

Gov. of Arizona

As Arizona’s 21st Governor, Janet Napolitano has forged a path of visionary leadership in Arizona by building partnerships with businesses, communities and individuals to move the state forward.

Kathleen Sebelius

Gov. of Kansas

As the 44th Governor of Kansas, Governor Sebelius has made a dedication to improving education, growing the Kansas economy, and making health care more affordable all the while committing to “serve and protect the people first.”

John Baldacci

Gov. of Maine

Having worked for the people of Maine all his life as a city councilor, state senator, congressman, and governor, John Baldacci understands the problems that Maine faces and has the experience to resolve them.

Jennifer Granholm

Gov. of Michigan

Elected as the first woman chief executive in Michigan’s history, Jennifer Granholm became Michigan’s 47th governor in 2003. Today Granholm is focused on diversifying and modifying Michigan’s economy and supporting Michigan’s public schools.

John Lynch

Gov. of New Hampshire

Since being elected as New Hampshire’s 80th Governor in 2004, John Lynch has effectively worked with both sides of the aisle to make notable achievements in education, healthcare, the environment, and the economy.

Brad Henry

Gov. of Oklahoma

As Oklahoma’s 26th chief executive, Governor Henry has been successful largely because he is able to break down political barriers, forge agreements and pass legislation by following his motto, “we are all Oklahomans first.”

Ted Kulongoski

Gov. of Oregon

Governor Kulongoski’s dedication to public service and improving the lives of Oregonians is unmatched. Not only has he worked to make Oregon better these last four years, but he has done so for the last thirty years.

Ed Rendell

Gov. of Pennsylvania

After serving two historic terms as mayor of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell became the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania in 2003. Since then, Governor Rendell has worked to make Pennsylvania a more affordable state.

Jim Doyle

Gov. of Wisconsin

When Governor Doyle was sworn in to office he inherited the largest deficit in Wisconsin’s history. Six months later he achieved what many had thought was unthinkable—he signed a balanced budget into law without having to raise taxes.