Governor of Saint Petersburg

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Governor of the City of Saint Petersburg
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Georgy Poltavchenko

since 31 August 2011
Residence Kamenny Island, Saint Petersburg
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Mikhail Menshikov
Formation 1703
Website Office of the Governor
The Smolny Institute, The governor's office

The Governor of Saint Petersburg (Губернатор Санкт-Петербурга) is the head of the executive branch of Saint Petersburg City Administration. The governor's office administers all city services, public property, police and fire protection, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within Saint Petersburg.

The governor's office is located in Smolny Institute and has jurisdiction over all districts of the City of Saint Petersburg. The governor appoints a large number of officials, including deputy governors and directors (heads of city departments).

Under the Soviet regime, until 1991 the head of the city administration was called Chairperson of the Executive Committee. Between 1991 and 1996, the head of the administration was called Mayor after which they were called Governor. Between 1991 and 2006 the mayor/governor was elected by direct vote of city residents. Between 2004 and 2014, the governor was nominated by the President of the Russian Federation and approved (or disapproved) by the City Legislative Assembly,[1] and since 2014 the governor has been elected by popular vote of city residents.

List of heads of administration of Saint Petersburg[edit]

Chairpersons of the Executive Committee (1917–1991)[edit]

No. Portrait Name Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R15068, Leo Dawidowitsch Trotzki.jpg Leon Trotsky 25 October 1917 11 December 1917 Communist Party
2 Grigorii Zinovieff 1920.jpg Grigory Zinoviev 13 December 1917 12 July 1926 Communist Party
3 Nikolay Pavlovich Komarov.jpg Nikolay Komarov 12 July 1926 7 January 1930 Communist Party
4 Kodatsky.jpg Ivan Kodatsky April 1930 January 1937 Communist Party
5 Shestakov VI.jpg Vasily Shestakov January 1937 March 1937 Communist Party
6 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksey Petrovsky September 1937 October 1938 Communist Party
7 A. Kosygin 1967.jpg Alexei Kosygin October 1938 6 January 1939 Communist Party
8 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Popkov 6 January 1939 9 March 1946 Communist Party
9 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Lazutin 11 March 1946 22 February 1949 Communist Party
10 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Ladanov 2 March 1949 June 1954 Communist Party
11 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Nikolay Smirnov June 1954 17 June 1962 Communist Party
12 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vasily Isayev June 1962 August 1966 Communist Party
13 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksandr Sizov August 1966 December 1972 Communist Party
14 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vasily Kazakov January 1973 June 1976 Communist Party
15 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Lev Zaykov June 1976 26 April 1983 Communist Party
16 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vladimir Khodyrev 26 April 1983 23 May 1990 Communist Party
17 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksandr Schelkanov 23 May 1990 12 June 1991 Communist Party

Governors of Saint Petersburg (1991–present)[edit]

No. Portrait Name Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Anatoly Sobchak.jpg Anatoly Sobchak
Mayor of Saint Petersburg
12 June 1991 5 June 1996 Independent
2 Яковлев Владимир Анатольевич.jpg Vladimir Yakovlev 5 June 1996 15 October 2003 Independent
3 Valentina Matviyenko.jpg Valentina Matviyenko 15 October 2003 31 August 2011 United Russia
4 Georgyj Poltavchenko.jpeg Georgy Poltavchenko 31 August 2011 Incumbent United Russia

Latest election[edit]

The latest election for the office was held on 14 September 2014. The results were as follows:

Candidates Party Votes %
Takhir Bikbaev Russian Ecological Party "The Greens" 30,780 2.16
Irina Ivanova Communist Party of the Russian Federation 133,480 9.37
Andrey Petrov Rodina 33,586 2.36
Georgy Poltavchenko United Russia 1,130,199 79.30
Konstantin Sukhenko Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 54,550 3.83

See also[edit]