Writing:Current officeholder (state executive offices)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add the section "Current officeholder" to state office articles in the State Executive Officials Project.
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Current officeholder

This section is added to profiles about state-specific offices. This includes articles like Governor of Texas or Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.

This section primarily features the current officeholder of a particular state office. For example, Rick Perry is the current Governor of Texas. Additional information that can be added to this section includes:

  • when the officer assumed office
  • the appointing governor or election year
  • the year the term ends
  • other biographical tidbits that pertain to the officeholder


Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Governor of Texas.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Rick Perry. He assumed office in December 2000 when then-Governor George W. Bush resigned to prepare for his inauguration as President of the United States. Gov. Perry was elected to full terms in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Having won re-election in 2010, he is positioned to serve 14 years in the job.

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