The research found “In This Section” on the right of this page includes the following:
- Data on the Office of Lt. Governor
50-state data on the office including the history of the office in each state, qualifications to hold office, the method of election, a limited sampling of applicable legislative duties, statutory duties (only), and salary. Frequently asked questions on the office of lieutenant governor are posted here.
- Why the Office of Lt. Governor is a Critical Position offering a Competitive Advantage to States
These articles and interviews explain the critical leadership role of lieutenant governors in states.
- Articles on the Office of Lieutenant Governor
- Data on Gubernatorial Succession
The principal and shared responsibility of every gubernatorial successor is to be the first official in the line of succession to the governor’s office. Data on successions, succession law, lines of succession to the office of governor and lieutenant governor, and gubernatorial removal due to disability, recall, or petition to the state high court is here.
Read a summary of the responsibilities of Lt. Governors.