Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
|Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$1,104,018|
|Term limits:||Two consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Rhode Island Constitution, Article IX, Section I|
|Assumed office:||January 2, 2007|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Rhode Island Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article IX, Section I:
The chief executive power of this state shall be vested in a governor, who, together with a lieutenant governor, shall be elected by the people.
| 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 |
Lists of candidates
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Under Article III, Of Qualification for Office, the lieutenant governor must be:
- a qualified elector of Rhode island
- not serving a sentence for, on probation for, or on parole for any felony
- not bound by any other oath of Office, including holding any other state office or holding a federal office
Rhode Island elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Rhode Island, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first Tuesday in the January following an election. Thus, January 4, 2011 and January 6, 2015 are inaugural days.
According to Article IV, Section 1 of the state constitution, no person may hold the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, or treasurer for more than 2 consecutive four-year terms.
The Lieutenant Governor serves as Acting Governor at any time when the elected Governor is unable to do so. If the Lieutenant Governor is also unable to discharge the office, the office devolves to the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
The Lieutenant Governor has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor assigns.
The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $1,104,018.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
Office of the Lt. Governor
116 State House
Providence, RI 02903
- Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts
- Governor of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Attorney General
- Rhode Island Secretary of State