Lieutenant Governor of Washington

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Lieutenant Governor of Washington
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Brad Owen.jpg
Incumbent
Brad Owen

since January 15, 1997
Term length 4 Years
Inaugural holder Charles E. Laughton
Formation November 11, 1889
Succession First
Salary $93,948 (2010)[1]
Website www.ltgov.wa.gov

The Lieutenant Governor of Washington is an elected office in the U.S. state of Washington. The current incumbent is Brad Owen, a Democrat who has served since 1997. The Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Washington State Senate and accedes to the governorship in case of a vacancy.

There have been 15 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.[2]

List of lieutenant governors of Washington[edit]

Parties

      Democratic (3)       Populist (1)       Republican (11)

# Lieutenant Governor Took office Left office Party Notes
1   Charles E. Laughton.jpg Charles Laughton November 11, 1889 January 9, 1893 Republican
2 Ltgovluce.jpg F. H. Luce January 9, 1893 January 11, 1897 Republican
3 Thurston Daniels.jpg Thurston Daniels January 11, 1897 January 14, 1901 Populist
4 16495-Henry-McBride.jpg Henry McBride January 14, 1901 December 26, 1901 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Rogers
Vacant (December 26, 1901 – January 9, 1905)
5 Charles E. Coon.jpg Charles E. Coon January 9, 1905 January 7, 1909 Republican
6 Governor Marion E. Hay.jpg Marion E. Hay January 27, 1909 March 28, 1909 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Cosgrove
Vacant (March 28, 1909 – January 11, 1913)
7 Louis Folwell Hart.jpg Louis Folwell Hart January 11, 1913 February 13, 1919 Republican Became Governor upon the death of Gov. Lister
Vacant (February 13, 1919 – January 10, 1921)
8 William J. Coyle.jpg William J. Coyle January 10, 1921 January 12, 1925 Republican
9 W. L. Johnson.jpg W. Lon Johnson January 12, 1925 January 14, 1929 Republican
10 Lieutenant Governor Gellatly.jpg John Arthur Gellatly January 14, 1929 January 9, 1933 Republican
11 President of the Senate Victor A. Meyers.jpg Victor A. Meyers January 9, 1933 January 12, 1953 Democratic
12 Lieutenant Governor Anderson, 1955.jpg Emmett Anderson January 12, 1953 January 14, 1957 Republican
13 Lieutenant Governor Cherberg, 1969.jpg John A. Cherberg January 14, 1957 January 11, 1989 Democratic
14 Senator Joel M. Pritchard, 1967.jpg Joel Pritchard January 11, 1989 January 15, 1997 Republican
15 Brad Owen.jpg Brad Owen January 15, 1997 Incumbent Democratic

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Living former lieutenant governors[edit]

As of February 2016, there are no former lieutenant governors alive. The most recent death of a former lieutenant governor was that of Joel Pritchard (1989–1997), on October 9, 1997, he is also the most recently serving lieutenant governor to die.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 Salary Schedule, Adopted May 19, 2009" (PDF). Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE BEGINNING OF WASHINGTON'S STATEHOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 1889.