Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
|Ohio Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Ohio Constitution, Article III, Section 1|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Ohio 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|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article III, Section 1:
The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor...
| 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 |
Lists of candidates
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
A candidate for the lieutenant governor of Ohio may not hold any Congressional or federal office or any other state office.
Ohio elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Ohio, 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.
If two candidates are tied, the joint session of the legislature shall cast votes to choose among the top two vote getters.
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article III, Section17a.
If the actual elected lieutenant governor is unable to continue serving or is removed, dies, or resigns, the Governor nominates a replacement, subject to confirmation by the Senate and then the entire Assembly.
The lieutenant governor's primary responsibility is to preside over the Ohio State Senate. Additionally, the lieutenant governor is required to completed the duties assigned to him/her by the governor. The lieutenant governor becomes governor if the governor resigns, dies in office or is removed by impeachment.
She has 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.
As of 2010, the lieutenant governor is paid $142,501 a year, the 3rd highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
Lt. Governor's Office
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6108