Lieutenant Governor of Washington

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Lieutenant Governor of Washington
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Incumbent
Brad Owen

since January 15, 1997
Term length 4 Years
Inaugural holder Charles E. Laughton
Formation November 11, 1889
Succession First
Salary $93,948 (2010)[1]
Website www.ltgov.wa.gov

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.[2]

List of Lieutenant Governors of Washington[edit]

      Democratic (3)       Populist (1)       Republican (11)

# Name Took office Left office Party Notes
1   Charles Laughton November 11, 1889 January 9, 1893 Republican
2 F.H. Luce January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Republican
3 Thurston Daniels January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Populist
4 Henry McBride 1901 December 26, 1901 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Rogers
5 Charles E. Coon January 9, 1905 January 7, 1909 Republican
6 Marion E. Hay January 27, 1909 March 28, 1909 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Cosgrove
7 Louis Folwell Hart 1913 February 13, 1919 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Lister
8 William J. Coyle January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican
9 W. Lon Johnson January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican
10 John Arthur Gellatly January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican
11 Victor A. Meyers 1933 1953 Democratic
12 Emmett Anderson January 12, 1953 January 14, 1957 Republican
13 John A. Cherberg January 16, 1957 January 11, 1989 Democratic
14 Joel Pritchard January 11, 1989 January 15, 1997 Republican
15 Brad Owen January 15, 1997 Incumbent Democratic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 Salary Schedule, Adopted May 19, 2009" (PDF). Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE BEGINNING OF WASHINGTON'S STATEHOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 1889.