In the table below, the term of office indicates the year in which the current lieutenant governor will leave office; an annotation (term limits) after the year indicates that the current lieutenant governor is not eligible to run for re-election in that year. A note of (retiring) after the year indicates that the current lieutenant governor will leave office that year, without having applied for re-election. A score of (defeated) indicates that the current lieutenant governor was defeated for re-election. Five states do not have the position of official lieutenant governor.
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. Democrat (New Progressive (.
Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist has dedicated his career to solving problems. As an engineer by training, he uses 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 problems, his focus has consistently remained on serving the public and getting things done. In Tennessee, state senators elect a Senate president, who in turn serves as lieutenant governor.
In most states or territories, the governor and lieutenant governor are members of the same political party. The Lieutenant Governor 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 West Virginia, the president of the Senate, elected by state senators, serves as the state's lieutenant governor. He is honored to have been elected by the voters of this commonwealth to serve as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.