Who is the Present Lieutenant Governor?

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist is the current lieutenant governor in the United States. He is a Democrat and a member of the New Progressive Party. Gilchrist has dedicated his career to solving problems, using thoughtful innovation, progressive reform, and efficient modernization of policies and programs to improve the work of working families. From spearheading campaigns for equality and justice to leveraging technology to solve real issues, his focus has consistently remained on serving the public and getting things done.In most states or territories, the governor and lieutenant governor are members of the same political party.

Gilchrist uses a sustainability and equity platform to fight for solutions that invest in opportunities and equity for every child, individual, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of zip code.In five states, there is no official lieutenant governor position. In these cases, the Secretary of State or the President of the Senate are next in line for governor. One territory, Puerto Rico, places the Secretary of State in the next line for governor. In the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia is first in line of succession in the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor of the District of Columbia.In Tennessee, state senators elect a Senate president, who in turn serves as lieutenant governor.

In West Virginia, the president of the Senate, elected by state senators, serves as the state's lieutenant governor. The term of office indicates when Gilchrist will leave office; an annotation (term limits) after his year indicates that he is not eligible to run for re-election in that year. A note of (retiring) after his year indicates that he will leave office that year without having applied for re-election.Gilchrist is honored to have been elected by the voters of this commonwealth to serve as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He is committed to continuing his work to solve problems and improve life for working families.

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