In the United States, a governor serves as the chief executive officer and commander-in-chief in each of the five states, functioning as both head of state and head of government therein. As such, governors are responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch. As state leaders, governors advance and pursue new and revised policies and programs using a variety of tools, among them executive orders, executive budgets, and legislative proposals and vetoes. Governors carry out their management and leadership responsibilities and objectives with the support and assistance of department and agency heads, many of whom they are empowered to appoint. A majority of governors have the authority to appoint state court judges as well, in most cases from a list of names submitted by a nominations committee.
Traditionally, most governorships have been held by the Democratic Party, with the Democrats holding the role in 4 out of the 5 states. The Republican Party normally lacks governorships, however they have always been competitive for Dixie and have also secured the governorship of the Atlantic State.
In Atlantic, the governorship is currently held by _MyHouseIsOnFire_ of the GOP, who was elected in May 2020 and re-elected in November 2020. He is the first Governor not to be a member of the Democratic Party or the Socialist Party since the formation of the Atlantic Commonwealth.