Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
|Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012 FY Budget:||$497,000|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Oklahoma Constitution, Article IV, Section 1A|
|Assumed office:||January 10, 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Oklahoma 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 VI, Section 1A:
The Executive authority of the state shall be vested in 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 governorship must be:
- a citizen of the United States
- at least 31 years old
- a resident of Oklahoma for at least 10 years
Oklahoma elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Oklahoma, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the 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.
Oklahoma voters cast a separate ballot for governor and lieutenant governor. Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in Oklahoma must conduct separate campaigns.
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article VI, Section 15.
At any time when the office of the Lieutenant Governor becomes vacant, the President Pro Tem of the Oklahoma State Senate succeeds.
The lieutenant governor is the first in line to become the new Governor of Oklahoma upon the death, resignation, or removal of the governor. The lieutenant governor also serves as the president of the Oklahoma State Senate, and may cast the tie breaking votes in that chamber.
She has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $497,000.
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 $114,713 a year, the 13th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
2300 North Lincoln Blvd. Suite 211
Oklahoma City, 73105
- Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb
- Governor of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Attorney General
- Oklahoma Secretary of State
Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.