What is lieutenant governor?

  • (noun): An elected official serving as deputy to the governor of a state of the United States.

Lieutenant Governor

A lieutenant governor or lieutenant-governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction, but is often the deputy or lieutenant to or ranking under a governor — a "second-in-command". In many Commonwealth of Nations states, a lieutenant governor is the representative of the monarch and act as chief executive officer of the state, province or territory they received appointment. By contrast, lieutenant governors of U.S. states are relatively powerless officials, usually the second-in-command to a state governor.

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Law And Government Of Mississippi
... Executive authority in the state rests with the governor of Mississippi, currently Phil Bryant (R) ... The Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, currently Tate Reeves (R), is elected on a separate ballot ... Both the governor and lieutenant governor are elected to four-year terms of office ...
Lieutenant Governor - Netherlands Antilles
... In the Netherlands Antilles, the Lieutenant governor (Dutch gezaghebber) was head of the governing council of the island territories which formed a level of decentral ...
List Of 2009 Canadian Incumbents - Provinces - Lieutenant-governors
... Lieutenant Governor of Alberta - Norman Kwong Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia - Steven Point Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba - John Harvard then Philip S ... Lee Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick - Herménégilde Chiasson then Graydon Nicholas Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador - John Crosbie Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia - Mayann ...
Legislative Council Of Nova Scotia - Abolition
... Wary of the constitutionality of the appointments, Lieutenant-Governor James Cranswick Tory wrote of the plan to Secretary of State in Ottawa, stating that he planned to make the appointments on March 15, 1926 ... the belief that the appointments in excess of twenty-one would be unconstitutional, the Governor General instructed Lieutenant-Governor Tory not to make the appointments for the time being, and suggested that ... The reference presented four questions Has the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, acting by and with the advice of the Executive Council of Nova Scotia, power or authority to appoint ...
Louisiana Elections, 2010 - State - State Executive Officers - Lieutenant Governor
... Governor Mitch Landrieu's (D) election as Mayor of New Orleans created a vacancy, thus necessitating a special election ... Scott Angelle (D) was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal (R) in May to fill the vacany until the conclusion of the special election ... Louisiana's Republican governor Bobby Jindal also declined to involve himself in either the election for lieutenant governor or the election for U.S ...

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