|Governor of Illinois|
|Seal of the State of Illinois|
|Incumbent J. B. Pritzker since January 14, 2019|
|Residence||Illinois Governor’s Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, no term limits|
How long can a governor succeed himself?
- People currently occupying the post of Governor are eligible to replace themselves for a single four-year term in the position.
- In the event that a person has previously held the office of Governor and has succeeded himself as specified in this section, that person will not be eligible to be elected to that office until four years have passed after the completion of their tenure as Governor.
Who was the longest serving governor of Illinois?
- Since Illinois became a state in 1818, 42 different persons have served as governor; before to statehood, the state had just one territorial governor, Ninian Edwards, who served for a short period of time.
- The governor who served the longest was James R.
- Thompson, who was elected four times to a 14-year tenure that spanned 1977 to 1991.
- Thompson was the longest-serving governor in state history.
- Only one governor, Richard J.
- Nixon, was elected.