Lieutenant Governor of Washington
|Lieutenant Governor of Washington|
|Term length||4 Years|
|Inaugural holder||Charles E. Laughton|
|Formation||November 11, 1889|
The Lieutenant Governor of Washington is an elected office in the U.S. state of Washington. The current incumbent is Brad Owen, a Democrat who has served since 1997. The Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Washington State Senate and accedes to the governorship in case of a vacancy.
There have been 15 holders of the office, three of whom have ascended to the office of Governor of Washington. Prior to statehood, there were 10 Territorial Secretaries of State of Washington that acted in the Territorial Governor's absence, but were unable to ascend to Governor.
List of Lieutenant Governors of Washington
|#||Name||Took office||Left office||Party||Notes|
|1||Charles E. Laughton||1889||1893||Republican|
|4||Henry McBride||1901||December 26, 1901||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of John Rankin Rogers|
|5||Charles E. Coon||1905||1909||Republican|
|6||Marion E. Hay||1909||March 28, 1909||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of Samuel G. Cosgrove|
|7||Louis Folwell Hart||1913||June 14, 1919||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of Ernest Lister|
|8||William J. Coyle||1921||1925||Republican|
|9||W. Lon Johnson||1925||1929||Republican|
|10||John Arthur Gellatly||1929||1933||Republican|
|11||Victor A. Meyers||1933||1953||Democratic|
|12||Emmett T. Anderson||1953||1957||Republican|
|13||John A. Cherberg||1957||1989||Democratic|
- "2009-10 Salary Schedule, Adopted May 19, 2009" (PDF). Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE BEGINNING OF WASHINGTON'S STATEHOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 1889.
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