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 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.
List of lieutenant governors of Washington
|#||Lieutenant Governor||Took office||Left office||Party||Notes|
|1||Charles Laughton||November 11, 1889||January 9, 1893||Republican|
|2||F. H. Luce||January 9, 1893||January 11, 1897||Republican|
|3||Thurston Daniels||January 11, 1897||January 14, 1901||Populist|
|4||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||January 9, 1905||January 7, 1909||Republican|
|6||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||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||January 10, 1921||January 12, 1925||Republican|
|9||W. Lon Johnson||January 12, 1925||January 14, 1929||Republican|
|10||John Arthur Gellatly||January 14, 1929||January 9, 1933||Republican|
|11||Victor A. Meyers||January 9, 1933||January 12, 1953||Democratic|
|12||Emmett Anderson||January 12, 1953||January 14, 1957||Republican|
|13||John A. Cherberg||January 14, 1957||January 11, 1989||Democratic|
|14||Joel Pritchard||January 11, 1989||January 15, 1997||Republican|
|15||Brad Owen||January 15, 1997||Incumbent||Democratic|
Living former lieutenant governors
As of February 2016[update], 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.
- "2009-10 Salary Schedule, Adopted May 19, 2009" (PDF). Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE BEGINNING OF WASHINGTON'S STATEHOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 1889.