Lieutenant Governor of Washington
|Lieutenant Governor of Washington|
|Term length||4 Years|
|Inaugural holder||Charles E. Laughton|
|Formation||November 11, 1889|
The Lieutenant Governor of Washington is an elected office in the U.S. state of Washington. The incumbent is Cyrus Habib, a Democrat who began his term in January, 2017. The Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Washington State Senate, fills in as acting governor whenever the governor leaves the state or is unable to serve, and accedes to the governorship in case of a vacancy.
There have been 16 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.
List of lieutenant governors of Washington
|#||Lieutenant Governor||Took office||Left office||Governor(s) served under||Party||Notes|
|1||Charles Laughton||November 11, 1889||January 9, 1893||Elisha Peyre Ferry||Republican|
|2||F. H. Luce||January 9, 1893||January 11, 1897||John McGraw||Republican|
|3||Thurston Daniels||January 11, 1897||January 14, 1901||John Rankin Rogers||Populist|
|4||Henry McBride||January 14, 1901||December 26, 1901||Henry McBride||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Rogers|
|Vacant (December 26, 1901 – January 9, 1905)|
|5||Charles E. Coon||January 9, 1905||January 7, 1909||Albert E. Mead||Republican|
|6||Marion E. Hay||January 27, 1909||March 28, 1909||Samuel G. Cosgrove||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Cosgrove|
|Vacant (March 28, 1909 – January 11, 1913)|
|7||Louis Folwell Hart||January 11, 1913||February 13, 1919||Ernest Lister||Republican||Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Lister|
|Vacant (February 13, 1919 – January 10, 1921)|
|8||William J. Coyle||January 10, 1921||January 12, 1925||Louis Folwell Hart||Republican|
|9||W. Lon Johnson||January 12, 1925||January 14, 1929||Roland H. Hartley||Republican|
|10||John Arthur Gellatly||January 14, 1929||January 9, 1933||Roland H. Hartley||Republican|
|11||Victor A. Meyers||January 9, 1933||January 12, 1953||Clarence D. Martin (Democratic)
Arthur B. Langlie (Republican)
Monrad C. Wallgren (Democratic)
Arthur B. Langlie (Republican)
|12||Emmett Anderson||January 12, 1953||January 14, 1957||Arthur B. Langlie||Republican|
|13||John A. Cherberg||January 14, 1957||January 11, 1989||Albert Rosellini (Democratic)
Daniel J. Evans (Republican)
Dixy Lee Ray (Democratic)
John Spellman (Republican)
Booth Gardner (Democratic)
|14||Joel Pritchard||January 11, 1989||January 15, 1997||Booth Gardner (Democratic)
Mike Lowry (Democratic)
|15||Brad Owen||January 15, 1997||January 10, 2017||Gary Locke
|16||Cyrus Habib||January 11, 2017||present||Jay Inslee||Democratic|
Living former lieutenant governors
- Brad Owen (b. 1950), served 1997–2017
- "2009-10 Salary Schedule, Adopted May 19, 2009" (PDF). Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "Washington State Constitution". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE BEGINNING OF WASHINGTON'S STATEHOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 1889 Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.