The four left-handed governors are:
- Steve Beshear of Kentucky, Democratic Party
- Rick Snyder of Michigan, Republican Party
- Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
- Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Democratic Party
Three of the four left-handed governors are from the Democratic side of the political spectrum. Just 19 of the 50 governors are from the parties of the left (38%--and one is an independent). If Republicans are disproportionately right handed that might account for the low count of lefthanders among governors over all.
(Alejandro García Padilla, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, is right handed. Vincent C. Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia, a Democrat, is also right handed.)