List of current United States lieutenant governors

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Party affiliation of current United States lieutenant governors:
  Democratic
  Republican
  Independent
  Progressive
  Position vacant
  Position 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
  Position nonexistent

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 State Senators, serves as the state's lieutenant governor. In Tennessee, the State 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 37 Republicans, 15 Democrats, two members of third parties (Vermont Progressive Party and New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico) 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 Alabama
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No image.svg Vacant None Vacant since April 10, 2017 2019 Separate election
Alaska Alaska
(List)
Byron Mallott.jpg Mallott, ByronByron Mallott Democratic December 1, 2014 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Arkansas Arkansas
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Tim Griffin 113th Congress.jpg Griffin, TimTim Griffin Republican January 13, 2015 2019 Separate election
California California
(List)
Gavin Newsom official photo (cropped 2).jpg Newsom, GavinGavin Newsom Democratic January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Colorado Colorado
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Donna Lynne.jpg Lynne, DonnaDonna Lynne Democratic May 12, 2016 2019 Same ticket
Connecticut Connecticut
(List)
NancyWymanIreneResponse.jpg Wyman, NancyNancy Wyman Democratic January 5, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Delaware Delaware
(List)
Bethany Hall-Long.jpg Hall-Long, BethanyBethany Hall-Long Democratic January 17, 2017 2021 Separate election
Florida Florida
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LG Carlos Lopez-Cantera Headshot (cropped).jpg López-Cantera, CarlosCarlos López-Cantera Republican February 3, 2014 2019 Same ticket
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia
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Caglelt.jpg Cagle, CaseyCasey Cagle Republican January 8, 2007 2019 Separate election
Hawaii Hawaii
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Attorney douglas chin.jpg Chin, DougDoug Chin Democratic February 2, 2018 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
[2]
Idaho Idaho
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Brad Little 2013.jpg Little, BradBrad Little Republican January 6, 2009 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
[3]
Illinois Illinois
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Evelyn Sanguinetti 2015.jpg Sanguinetti, EvelynEvelyn Sanguinetti Republican January 12, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Indiana Indiana
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170905-Z-PM441-6534 (cropped).jpg Crouch, SuzanneSuzanne Crouch Republican January 9, 2017 2021 Same ticket
Iowa Iowa
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Adam Gregg on EPA Iowa state action tour.jpg Gregg, AdamAdam Gregg (Acting) Republican May 25, 2017 Same ticket
Kansas Kansas
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Tracey Mann official portrait (cropped).jpg Mann, TraceyTracey Mann Republican February 14, 2018 2019 Same ticket
Kentucky Kentucky
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Women for Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.jpg Hampton, JeneanJenean Hampton Republican December 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Louisiana Louisiana
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Billy Nungesser 2.jpg Nungesser, BillyBilly Nungesser Republican January 11, 2016 2020 Separate election
Maryland Maryland
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Boyd Rutherford.jpg Rutherford, BoydBoyd Rutherford Republican January 21, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Massachusetts Massachusetts
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Karyn Polito official portrait (cropped).jpg Polito, KarynKaryn Polito Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Michigan 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 Minnesota
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Senate President Michelle Fischbach (cropped2).jpg Fischbach, MichelleMichelle Fischbach Republican January 3, 2018 2019 Same ticket
Mississippi Mississippi
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Tate Reeves.jpg Reeves, TateTate Reeves Republican January 10, 2012 2020 Separate election
Missouri Missouri
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Kehoe (5189855909).jpg Kehoe, MikeMike Kehoe Republican June 18, 2018 2021 Separate election
Montana Montana
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Mike Cooney cropped.jpg Cooney, MikeMike Cooney Democratic January 4, 2016 2021 Same ticket
Nebraska Nebraska
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Foley, Mike 2013-11-04a.JPG Foley, MikeMike Foley Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Nevada Nevada
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Mark Hutchison by Gage Skidmore.jpg Hutchison, MarkMark Hutchison Republican January 5, 2015 2019 Separate election
New Jersey New Jersey
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Sheila Y. Oliver.jpg Oliver, SheilaSheila Oliver Democratic January 16, 2018 2022 Same ticket
New Mexico New Mexico
(List)
NMLtGovJohnSanchez crop.jpg Sanchez, JohnJohn Sanchez Republican January 1, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
New York (state) New York
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Kathy Hochul official portrait.jpg Hochul, KathyKathy Hochul Democratic January 1, 2015 2018[4] Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
North Carolina North Carolina
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Dan Forest.jpg Forest, DanDan Forest Republican January 7, 2013 2021 Separate election
North Dakota North Dakota
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Brent Sanford.jpg Sanford, BrentBrent Sanford Republican December 15, 2016 2020 Same ticket
Ohio Ohio
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Mary Taylor 2017-07-07.jpg Taylor, MaryMary Taylor Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Oklahoma Oklahoma
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Todd Lamb.jpg Lamb, ToddTodd Lamb Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
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Liet. Gov. Michael Stack (cropped).jpg Stack, MikeMike Stack Democratic January 20, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Rhode Island Rhode Island
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Quonset Air Nat'l Guard Base ceremony, April 2015 (cropped).jpg McKee, DanielDaniel McKee Democratic January 6, 2015 2019 Separate election
South Carolina South Carolina
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Kevin L. Bryant.jpg Bryant, KevinKevin Bryant Republican January 25, 2017 2019 Same ticket[5][6]
South Dakota South Dakota
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Matt Michels.jpg Michels, MattMatt Michels Republican January 8, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Tennessee Tennessee
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Sen. Randy McNally (cropped).jpg McNally, RandyRandy McNally Republican January 10, 2017 2019 State Senate[7]
Texas Texas
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Dan Patrick by Gage Skidmore.jpg Patrick, DanDan Patrick Republican January 20, 2015 2019 Separate election
Utah Utah
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Spencer Cox in 2017.png Cox, SpencerSpencer Cox Republican October 17, 2013 2021 Same ticket
Vermont Vermont
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David Zuckerman.jpg Zuckerman, DavidDavid Zuckerman Progressive January 5, 2017 2019 Separate election
Virginia Virginia
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Justin Fairfax 2018.jpg Fairfax, JustinJustin Fairfax Democratic January 13, 2018 2022 Separate election
Washington (state) Washington
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JBLM Centennial Celebration - Cyrus Habib (cropped).jpg Habib, CyrusCyrus Habib Democratic January 10, 2017 2021 Separate election
West Virginia West Virginia
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Mitch Carmichael.jpg Carmichael, MitchMitch Carmichael Republican January 16, 2017 2021 State Senate[8]
Wisconsin Wisconsin
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Rebecca Kleefisch at Romney rally (cropped).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 American Samoa
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Lemanu Peleti Mauga.jpg Mauga, Lemanu PeletiLemanu Peleti Mauga Democratic January 3, 2013 2021 Same ticket
Guam Guam
(List)
Raymond S. Tenorio.jpg Tenorio, RayRay Tenorio Republican January 3, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
(List)
No image.svg Hocog, VictorVictor Hocog Republican December 29, 2015 2019 Same ticket
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
(List)
Osbert Potter.jpg Potter, OsbertOsbert Potter Independent January 5, 2015 2019 Same ticket

States which do not have lieutenant governors or their office is vacant[edit]

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

In Iowa, Adam Gregg currently serves as an acting lieutenant governor, meaning he is not in the line of succession. In Alabama and Missouri, the office is currently vacant and the President pro tempore of the Senate is next in the line of succession.

State Picture Officeholder Party Took position Office
Alabama Alabama
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No image.svg Marsh, DelDel Marsh Republican April 10, 2017 President pro tempore of the Senate
Arizona Arizona
(List)
Michele Reagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg Reagan, MicheleMichele Reagan Republican January 5, 2015 Secretary of State
Iowa Iowa
(List)
Charles Schneider - Official Portrait - 85th GA.jpg Schneider, CharlesCharles Schneider Republican March 14, 2018 President of the Senate
Maine Maine
(List)
No image.svg Thibodeau, MichaelMichael Thibodeau Republican December 3, 2014 President of the Senate
Missouri Missouri
(List)
Ron Richard Missouri Politician.JPG Richard, RonRon Richard Republican June 1, 2018 President pro tempore of the Senate
New Hampshire New Hampshire
(List)
No image.svg Morse, ChuckChuck Morse Republican September 3, 2013 President of the Senate
Oregon Oregon
(List)
Dennis Richardson 2.jpg Richardson, DennisDennis Richardson
Republican January 2, 2017 Secretary of State
Wyoming Wyoming
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No image.svg Buchanan, EdwardEdward Buchanan Republican March 1, 2018 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
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia
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Phil Mendelson.jpg Mendelson, PhilPhil Mendelson[9] Democratic June 13, 2012 Chairman of the Council
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
(List)
Luis G. Rivera Marín.jpg 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
Minnesota Democratic Republican
North Carolina Democratic Republican
Oregon Democratic Republican
Vermont Republican Progressive

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Executive Branch of the Several States". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ Chin succeeded to the office after the resignation of Shan Tsutsui.
  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. ^ NY lieutenant gubernatorial terms begin at mid-night New Year's Day
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Separate election before 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ 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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