List of current United States lieutenant governors

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Party affiliation of current United States lieutenant governors
  Democratic lieutenant governor
  Independent lieutenant governor
  Republican lieutenant governor
  vacant
  No position for lieutenant governor
Party affiliation of current designated successors to the current United States governors
  Democratic designated successor
  Republican designated successor
  Popular Democratic designated successor

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 of Tennessee. Five states do not have a lieutenant governor. There are currently 37 Republicans and 17 Democrats and 2 Independents 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 Kay Ivey.jpg Ivey, KayKay Ivey Republican January 17, 2011 2019 Separate election
Alaska Byron Mallott inaugural speech.jpg Mallott, ByronByron Mallott Democratic December 1, 2014 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Arkansas Rep Tim Griffin Official Photo.jpg Griffin, TimTim Griffin Republican January 13, 2015 2019 Separate election
California Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Gov.jpg Newsom, GavinGavin Newsom Democratic January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Colorado Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia (cropped).jpg Garcia, JosephJoseph Garcia Democratic January 11, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Connecticut NancyWymanIreneResponse.jpg Wyman, NancyNancy Wyman Democratic January 5, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Delaware No image.svg Vacant January 6, 2015 2017 Separate election
Florida LG Carlos Lopez-Cantera Headshot.jpg López-Cantera, CarlosCarlos López-Cantera Republican February 3, 2014 2019 Same ticket
Georgia Caglelt.jpg Cagle, CaseyCasey Cagle Republican January 8, 2007 2019 Separate election
Hawaii No image.svg Tsutsui, ShanShan Tsutsui Democratic December 27, 2012 2018 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
[2]
Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little.JPG Little, BradBrad Little Republican January 6, 2009 2019 Separate election[3]
Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti 2015.jpg Sanguinetti, EvelynEvelyn Sanguinetti Republican January 12, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Indiana No image.svg Ellspermann, SueSue Ellspermann Republican January 14, 2013 2017 Same ticket
Iowa Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor of Iowa.jpg Reynolds, KimKim Reynolds Republican January 14, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Kansas No image.svg Colyer, JeffJeff Colyer Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Kentucky No image.svg Luallen, CritCrit Luallen Democratic November 13, 2014[4] 2015 (Retiring) Same ticket
Louisiana Jay Dardenne Feb 2013.jpg Dardenne, JayJay Dardenne Republican November 22, 2010 2016 Separate election
Maryland Rutherford, BoydBoyd Rutherford Republican January 21, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Massachusetts No image.svg Polito, KarynKaryn Polito Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Michigan MI Lt Governor Calley.jpg Calley, BrianBrian Calley Republican January 1, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Minnesota Tina Smith 2015.jpg Smith, TinaTina Smith Democratic January 5, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Mississippi No image.svg Reeves, TateTate Reeves Republican January 10, 2012 2016 Separate election
Missouri Missouri Lt Governor Peter Kinder at St Louis Science Center, Aug 28, 2007.jpg Kinder, PeterPeter Kinder Republican January 10, 2005 2017 Separate election
Montana No image.svg McLean, AngelaAngela McLean Democratic February 10, 2014 2017 Same ticket
Nebraska Foley, Mike 2013-11-04a.JPG Foley, MikeMike Foley Republican January 8, 2015 2019 Same ticket
Nevada No image.svg Hutchison, MarkMark Hutchison Republican January 5, 2015 2019 Separate election
New Jersey Kim Guadagno 2011.jpg Guadagno, KimKim Guadagno Republican January 19, 2010 2018 Same ticket
New Mexico NMLtGovJohnSanchez crop.jpg Sanchez, JohnJohn Sanchez Republican January 1, 2011 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
New York Kathy Hochul .jpg Hochul, KathyKathy Hochul Democratic January 1, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
North Carolina LtGov Dan Forest.jpg Forest, DanDan Forest Republican January 7, 2013 2017 Separate election
North Dakota Drew Wrigley - official U.S. Attorney portrait.jpg Wrigley, DrewDrew Wrigley Republican December 7, 2010 2016 Same ticket
Ohio No image.svg Taylor, MaryMary Taylor Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Oklahoma Todd Lamb.jpg Lamb, ToddTodd Lamb Republican January 10, 2011 2019 Separate election
Pennsylvania Mike Stack 2009 CROPPED.jpg Stack, MikeMike Stack Democratic January 20, 2015 2019 Same ticket in the general elections;
Separate elections in the primaries
Rhode Island No image.svg McKee, DanielDaniel McKee Democratic January 6, 2015 2019 Separate election
South Carolina Henry McMaster official photo.jpg McMaster, HenryHenry McMaster Republican January 14, 2015 2019 Separate election
South Dakota No image.svg Michels, MattMatt Michels Republican January 8, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Tennessee Ron Ramsey.jpg Ramsey, RonRon Ramsey Republican January 3, 2007 2017 State Senate[5]
Texas DanPatrickSenate.jpg Patrick, DanDan Patrick Republican January 20, 2015 2019 Separate election
Utah No image.svg Cox, SpencerSpencer Cox Republican October 17, 2013 2017 Chosen by Governor, approved by State Senate
Vermont No image.svg Scott, PhilPhil Scott Republican January 6, 2011 2017 Separate election
Virginia Ralph Northam 2008-10-28.jpg Northam, RalphRalph Northam Democratic January 11, 2014 2018 Separate election
Washington LtGovBradOwen.jpg Owen, BradBrad Owen Democratic January 15, 1997 2017 Separate election
West Virginia No image.svg Cole, BillBill Cole Republican January 14, 2015 2017 State Senate[6]
Wisconsin Kleefisch Rebecca LtGov mug-309.jpg Kleefisch, RebeccaRebecca Kleefisch Republican January 3, 2011 2019 Same ticket

List of lieutenant governors by territory[edit]

Territory Picture Lieutenant governor Party Took office Seat up Chosen by[1]
American Samoa Lemanu Peleti Mauga.jpg Mauga, Lemanu PeletiLemanu Peleti Mauga Independent January 3, 2013 2017 Same ticket
Guam Ray Tenorio.jpg Tenorio, RayRay Tenorio Republican January 3, 2011 2019 Same ticket
Northern Mariana Islands No image.svg Torres, RalphRalph Torres Republican January 12, 2015 2019 Same ticket
United States Virgin Islands 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. The position is currently vacant in Delaware. In Oregon, there is no lieutenant governor and the Secretary of State's office is currently held by an appointed, rather than an elected, officeholder. Because of this, the State Treasurer is next in line for the governorship and will remain so until the next Secretary of State election.

State Picture Officeholder Party Took position Office
Arizona Michele Reagan by Gage Skidmore.jpg Reagan, MicheleMichele Reagan Republican January 5, 2015 Secretary of State
Delaware No image.svg Bullock, JeffreyJeffrey Bullock Democratic January 6, 2015 Secretary of State
Maine No image.svg Thibodeau, MichaelMichael Thibodeau Republican December 3, 2014 President of the Senate
New Hampshire No image.svg Morse, ChuckChuck Morse Republican September 3, 2013 President of the Senate
Oregon No image.svg Wheeler, TedTed Wheeler Democratic February 18, 2015 [7] State Treasurer
Wyoming 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 Philmendelson.jpg Mendelson, PhilPhil Mendelson[8] Democratic June 13, 2012 Chairman of the Council
Puerto Rico David Bernier.jpg Bernier, DavidDavid Bernier Popular Democratic January 2, 2013 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
Missouri Democratic Republican
New Hampshire Democratic Republican
Vermont Democratic Republican
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. ^ Luallen was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear and sworn into the office on November 13, 2014 upon the resignation of Jerry Abramson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
  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. ^ The designated successor to the Governor of Oregon is normally the Secretary of State followed by the State Treasurer. Wheeler became the next in the line of succession when Secretary of State Kate Brown ascended to the governorship on the February 18, 2015 resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber. As Brown's successor as Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins, was appointed rather than elected, Wheeler will remain first in the line of succession until the next Secretary of State election.
  8. ^ 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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