The Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, who acts as Governor of Colorado in the absence of the officeholder and succeeds to the governorship in case of vacancy, is elected on a partisan ticket. The current lieutenant governor is Dianne Primavera, a Democrat, who took office 8 January 2019.
Lieutenant Governors are the highest ranking officers of their province and represent Her Majesty The Queen in their jurisdictions. The Lieutenant Governor’s constitutional duties include, among others: Opening each session of the provincial legislative assembly; and. Providing Royal Assent to provincial bills.
|Governor of Colorado|
|Formation||August 1, 1876|
|In office January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2019|
|Preceded by||Mark Udall|
|Succeeded by||Joe Neguse|
|Member of the Colorado State Board of Education from the at-large district|
In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.
Currently, 26 states elect a lieutenant governor on a ticket with the governor, while 17 states elect a lieutenant governor separately. In West Virginia, the President of the Senate, as elected by the State Senators, serves as the state’s lieutenant governor. Five states do not have a lieutenant governor.
Five of the seven remaining states (Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wyoming) do not have a lieutenant governor, and two (Tennessee and West Virginia) assign the position to the Senate president, whom the State Senate elects.
The major party nominees were U.S. Congressman Jared Polis for the Democratic Party and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton for the Republican Party. The general election took place on November 6, 2018, with Polis winning by 268,000 votes.
John Long Routt, the last territorial and first state governor of Colorado, was born in Eddyville, Kentucky on April 25, 1826.
Term limits are set in the Colorado Constitution for elected officials at the congressional, state, and local governmental levels.
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