List of governors of Västra Götaland County

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Governor of Västra Götaland County
Landshövding i Västra Götalands län
Västra Götaland vapen.svg
Coat of arms of Västra Götaland County.
Anders Danielsson.jpg
Incumbent
Anders Danielsson

since 18 September 2017
Västra Götaland County Administrative Board
ResidenceThe residence in Gothenburg,
Gothenburg
AppointerGovernment of Sweden
Term lengthSix years[note 1]
PrecursorGovernor of Gothenburg and Bohus County
Governor of Skaraborg County
Governor of Älvsborg County
Formation1 January 1998
First holderGöte Bernhardsson
DeputyDeputy County Governor (Länsöverdirektören)
SalarySEK 102,800/month (2017)
WebsiteGovernor and Deputy County Governor

The office of Governor of Västra Götaland County was created in 1998, where the counties Älvsborg County, Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County merged.

List of officeholders[edit]

No. Portrait Governor
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Served for Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1
Göte Bernhardsson
Göte Bernhardsson
(born 1942)
1 January 1998 (1998-01-01)28 December 2007 (2007-12-28)9 years, 361 daysSocial DemocraticPersson
(1998 – 2006)
Reinfeldt
(2006 – 2007)
2
Lars Bäckström
Lars Bäckström
(born 1953)
21 January 2008 (2008-01-21)20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)8 years, 365 daysLeftReinfeldt
(2008 – 2014)
Löfven
(2014 – 2017)
Lisbeth Schultze
Lisbeth Schultze
(born 1960)
Acting
20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)18 September 2017 (2017-09-18)241 daysIndependentLöfven
3
Anders Danielsson
Anders Danielsson
(born 1953)
18 September 2017 (2017-09-18)Incumbent
(until 30 November 2020 (2020-11-30))
1 year, 334 daysIndependentLöfven

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The governor is often appointed for a six-year mandate. It can be extended if the person has not reached retirement age.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landshövding och länsledning" (in Swedish). County administrative boards of Västra Götaland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.