Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
|Kansas Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Kansas Constitution, Article I, Section II The Executive Department|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Kansas Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Secretary • Insurance Commissioner • Wildlife and Parks Secretary • Labor Secretary • Corporation Commission|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article 1, Section I:
The constitutional officers of the executive department shall be the governor, lieutenant governor...
| 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 |
Lists of candidates
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Kansas' constitution does not set out requirements for office.
Kansas elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Kansas, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the second Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 10, 2011 and January 12, 2015 are inaugural days.
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article 1, Section 11.
The Constitution only specifies the vacancy procedure for the lieutenant governor's chair to the extent that it leaves determining a line of succession to the legislature.
The office has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
In 2012, the lieutenant governor is paid $54,000 a year.
In 2010, the lieutenant governor was paid $100,000 a year, the 19th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 212S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590
- Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
- Governor of Kansas
- Kansas Attorney General
- Kansas Secretary of State
Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.
This state official-related article is in the process of being updated.