List of state governors with pictures. Democrat governors, republican governors, heck even independent governors, I don't care, I've included them. Governors are probably the most underrated politicians in the United States government. While we often revere (or even revile) the President of the United States, it often doesn't occur to us that Governors are the presidents of their own individual states. I created these lists to hopefully bring some recognitions to these heads of the executive branch of our states' governments.