List of current United States lieutenant governors

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Party affiliation of current United States lieutenant governors
  Democratic lieutenant governor
  Republican lieutenant governor
  Independent lieutenant governor
  Progressive lieutenant governor
  Position vacant or nonexistent
Party affiliation of current designated successors to the current United States governors
  Democratic designated successor
  Republican designated successor
  Independent designated successor
  Progressive designated successor
  New Progressive designated successor
Method for electing the lieutenant governor.
  Same ticket
  Same ticket in the general election, separate election in the primaries
  Separate election
  Elected by the state senate
  Jurisdiction does not have a lieutenant governor

The following is a complete, and current list of lieutenant governors of the 50 U.S. States, and its Territories. Currently, 25 states elect a lieutenant governor on a ticket with the governor, while 18 states elect a lieutenant governor separately. In West Virginia, the President of the Senate, as elected by the senators, serves as lieutenant governor. In Tennessee, the senators elect a Speaker of the Senate, who in turn serves as lieutenant governor. Five states do not have a lieutenant governor. In the 50 states, five territories and District of Columbia, there are currently 38 Republicans, 15 Democrats, two Progressives and one Independent serving as lieutenant governor or serving as the first in the line of succession.

List of lieutenant governors by state[edit]

In the table below, Term ends indicates the year the current lieutenant governor will leave office, or the year of the next election, whichever is first; a notation (term limits) after the year indicates that the current lieutenant governor is ineligible to seek re-election in that year. A notation of (Retiring) after the year indicates that the current lieutenant governor is leaving office that year, having not sought re-election. A notation of (Defeated) indicates that the current lieutenant governor was defeated for re-election.

State Picture Lieutenant governor Party Took office Term ends Chosen by[1]
Alabama
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Kay Ivey.jpg Ivey, KayKay Ivey Republican January 17, 2011 2019 Separate election
Alaska
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Byron Mallott.jpg Mallott, ByronByron Mallott Democratic December 1, 2014 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Arkansas
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Rep Tim Griffin Official Photo.jpg Griffin, TimTim Griffin Republican January 13, 2015 2019 Separate election
California
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Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Gov.jpg Newsom, GavinGavin Newsom Democratic January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Colorado
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Donna Lynne.jpg Lynne, DonnaDonna Lynne Democratic May 12, 2016 2019 Same ticket
Connecticut
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NancyWymanIreneResponse.jpg Wyman, NancyNancy Wyman Democratic January 5, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Delaware
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Bethany Hall-Long.jpg Hall-Long, BethanyBethany Hall-Long Democratic January 17, 2017 2021 Separate election
Florida
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LG Carlos Lopez-Cantera Headshot.jpg López-Cantera, CarlosCarlos López-Cantera Republican February 3, 2014 2019 Same ticket
Georgia
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Caglelt.jpg Cagle, CaseyCasey Cagle Republican January 8, 2007 2019 Separate election
Hawaii
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Shan Tsutsui.jpg Tsutsui, ShanShan Tsutsui Democratic December 27, 2012 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
[2]
Idaho
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Lieutenant Governor Brad Little.JPG Little, BradBrad Little Republican January 6, 2009 2019 Separate election[3]
Illinois
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Evelyn Sanguinetti 2015.jpg Sanguinetti, EvelynEvelyn Sanguinetti Republican January 12, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Indiana
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No image.svg Crouch, SuzanneSuzanne Crouch Republican January 9, 2017 2021 Same ticket
Iowa
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Kim Reynolds - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg Reynolds, KimKim Reynolds Republican January 14, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Kansas
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Jeff Colyer.jpg Colyer, JeffJeff Colyer Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Kentucky
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Women for Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.jpg Hampton, JeneanJenean Hampton Republican December 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Louisiana
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Billy Nungesser 2.jpg Nungesser, BillyBilly Nungesser Republican January 11, 2016 2020 Separate election
Maryland
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Boyd Rutherford.jpg Rutherford, BoydBoyd Rutherford Republican January 21, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Massachusetts
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Karyn Polito official portrait.jpg Polito, KarynKaryn Polito Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Michigan
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Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley in Detroit 2016.jpg Calley, BrianBrian Calley Republican January 1, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Minnesota
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Tina Smith 2015.jpg Smith, TinaTina Smith Democratic January 5, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Mississippi
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Tate Reeves.jpg Reeves, TateTate Reeves Republican January 10, 2012 2020 Separate election
Missouri
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Mike Parson Missouri Politician.jpg Parson, MikeMike Parson Republican January 9, 2017 2021 Separate election
Montana
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Mike Cooney.jpg Cooney, MikeMike Cooney Democratic January 4, 2016 2021 Same ticket
Nebraska
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Foley, Mike 2013-11-04a.JPG Foley, MikeMike Foley Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Nevada
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Mark Hutchison Nevada.jpg Hutchison, MarkMark Hutchison Republican January 5, 2015 2019 Separate election
New Jersey
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Kim Guadagno 2011.jpg Guadagno, KimKim Guadagno Republican January 19, 2010 2018 Same ticket
New Mexico
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NMLtGovJohnSanchez crop.jpg Sanchez, JohnJohn Sanchez Republican January 1, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
New York
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Kathy Hochul official portrait.jpg Hochul, KathyKathy Hochul Democratic January 1, 2015 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
North Carolina
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LtGov Dan Forest.jpg Forest, DanDan Forest Republican January 7, 2013 2021 Separate election
North Dakota
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Brent Sanford.jpg Sanford, BrentBrent Sanford Republican December 15, 2016 2020 Same ticket
Ohio
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No image.svg Taylor, MaryMary Taylor Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Oklahoma
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Todd Lamb.jpg Lamb, ToddTodd Lamb Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Pennsylvania
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Liet. Gov. Michael Stack.jpg Stack, MikeMike Stack Democratic January 20, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Rhode Island
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No image.svg McKee, DanielDaniel McKee Democratic January 6, 2015 2019 Separate election
South Carolina
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Kevin L. Bryant.jpg Bryant, KevinKevin Bryant Republican January 25, 2017 2019 Separate election[4]
South Dakota
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Matt Michels.jpg Michels, MattMatt Michels Republican January 8, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Tennessee
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No image.svg McNally, RandyRandy McNally Republican January 10, 2017 2019 State Senate[5]
Texas
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DanPatrickSenate.jpg Patrick, DanDan Patrick Republican January 20, 2015 2019 Separate election
Utah
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Spencer Cox.jpg Cox, SpencerSpencer Cox Republican October 17, 2013 2021 Same ticket
Vermont
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No image.svg Zuckerman, DavidDavid Zuckerman Progressive/Democratic January 5, 2017 2019 Separate election
Virginia
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Ralph Northam 2008-10-28.jpg Northam, RalphRalph Northam Democratic January 11, 2014 2018 Separate election
Washington
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Cyrus Habib 2014.jpg Habib, CyrusCyrus Habib Democratic January 10, 2017 2021 Separate election
West Virginia
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No image.svg Carmichael, MitchMitch Carmichael Republican January 16, 2017 2019 State Senate[6]
Wisconsin
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Lt. Governor Kleefisch visits LTC.jpg Kleefisch, RebeccaRebecca Kleefisch Republican January 3, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries

List of lieutenant governors by territory[edit]

Territory Picture Lieutenant governor Party Took office Seat up Chosen by[1]
American Samoa
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Lemanu Peleti Mauga.jpg Mauga, Lemanu PeletiLemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic January 3, 2013 2017 Same ticket
Guam
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Ray Tenorio.jpg Tenorio, RayRay Tenorio Republican January 3, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Northern Mariana Islands
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No image.svg Hocog, VictorVictor Hocog Republican December 29, 2015 2019 Same ticket
United States Virgin Islands
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No image.svg Potter, OsbertOsbert Potter Independent January 5, 2015 2019 Same ticket

States which do not have lieutenant governors[edit]

Five states do not have a position of lieutenant governor. In these cases, the Secretary of State or the President of the Senate is next in line for the governorship.

State Picture Officeholder Party Took position Office
Arizona
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Michele Reagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg Reagan, MicheleMichele Reagan Republican January 5, 2015 Secretary of State
Maine
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No image.svg Thibodeau, MichaelMichael Thibodeau Republican December 3, 2014 President of the Senate
New Hampshire
(List)
No image.svg Morse, ChuckChuck Morse Republican September 3, 2013 President of the Senate
Oregon
(List)
Dennis Richardson 2.jpg Richardson, DennisDennis Richardson
Republican January 2, 2017 Secretary of State
Wyoming
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No image.svg Murray, EdEd Murray Republican January 5, 2015 Secretary of State

Territories which do not have lieutenant governors[edit]

One territory, Puerto Rico, places the Secretary of State next in line for the governorship. In the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia is first in line of succession in the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Territory Picture Officeholder Party Took position Office
District of Columbia
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Phil Mendelson - DC Capital Pride - 2014.jpg Mendelson, PhilPhil Mendelson[7] Democratic June 13, 2012 Chairman of the Council
Puerto Rico
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No image.svg Rivera Marín, LuisLuis Rivera Marín New Progressive January 2, 2017 Secretary of State

States and territories with differing party membership at the executive level[edit]

In most states or territories, the governor and lieutenant governor are members of the same political party. As with the Vice President of the United States, many states' lieutenant governors are elected on the same ticket as the governor, many others are elected on their own. The following states are those in which the designated successor to the governorship is of a different political party.

State/Territory Governor Designated
successor
Alaska Independent Democratic
Louisiana Democratic Republican
North Carolina Democratic Republican
Oregon Democratic Republican
Vermont Republican Progressive
West Virginia Democratic Republican

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Executive Branch of the Several States". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ Tsutsui was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to replace Brian Schatz, who was appointed U.S. Senator following the death of Daniel Inouye.
  3. ^ Little was appointed by Governor Butch Otter, sworn into the office on January 6, 2009 and later approved by the Idaho Senate on January 12, upon the resignation of Jim Risch. He was subsequently elected to a full term in 2010.
  4. ^ Bryant was appointed by Governor Henry McMaster, after he was elevated upon Nikki Haley's resignation to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  5. ^ The Tennessee Senate elects their Speaker who serves as Lieutenant Governor. The full title of the office is Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate.
  6. ^ West Virginia Code 6A-1-4(b), as enacted in 2000, entitles the president of the West Virginia Senate to use the title lieutenant governor
  7. ^ Mendelson was initially appointed Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia after the position was vacated on June 6, 2012, due to the resignation of Kwame R. Brown. Brown had been charged in federal court with bank fraud and, after his resignation, was further charged in D.C. Superior Court with making an unlawful cash campaign expenditure. Mendelson was subsequently elected to complete Brown's term on November 6, 2013.

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