Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
|North Dakota Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||North Dakota Constitution, Article V, Section II|
|Assumed office:||December 7, 2010|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other North Dakota Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission • Tax Commissioner|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article V, Section II:
The qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislative assembly shall choose a governor, lieutenant governor...
A candidate for lieutenant governor must be:
- at least 30 years old
- a resident of North Dakota for at least five years
- a duly registered elector of North Dakota
North Dakota elects lieutenant governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Dakota, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the fifteenth of December following an election. Thus, December 15, 2012 and December 15, 2016 are inaugural days.
If two candidates are tied after the general election, a special joint session of the legislature shall cast ballots to choose among the two highest vote getters.
Incumbent Jack Dalrymple (R) ran for election as governor to a full, four-year term in 2012. His running mate was Drew Wrigley, his current lieutenant governor. In the general election in November, they defeated Democrats Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee and two pairs of independent nominees, Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns and Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent||63.1%||200,525|
|Democratic||Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee||34.3%||109,048|
|Independent||Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman||1.7%||5,356|
|Independent||Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns||0.8%||2,618|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article V, Section 11.
Anytime the Lieutenant Governor is unable, temporarily or permanently, to discharge the office, the secretary of State of North Dakota shall assume the office until the disability is removed.
They have such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0001
- North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley
- Governor of North Dakota
- North Dakota Attorney General
- North Dakota Secretary of State