Governor Ige began his political career in 1985 after being appointed by then Governor George Ariyoshi to fill a vacant seat in the Hawai‘i House of Representatives. In 1994, then Representative Ige was elected to the Hawai‘i Senate where he represented his home district until 2014, when he was elected Hawaii’s 8th governor. He was reelected in 2018.
Governor Burgum took office as the 33rd governor of North Dakota on December 15, 2016. Prior to successfully winning his first run for political office, he helped lead Great Plains Software from a small startup company in 1983 into an award-winning tech firm that employed thousands of team members from more than 220 cities across North Dakota.
Gary Herbert assumed office in 2009, was elected Utah's 17th governor in 2012, and was reelected in 2016.