Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
|Nebraska Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012-13 FY Budget:||$143,610|
|Term limits:||Two consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||Four years|
|Authority:||Nebraska Constitution, Article IV, Section I|
|Assumed office:||January 8, 2015|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Nebraska Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Natural Resources Director • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Elections
- 5 Vacancies
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders
- 11 Recent news
- 12 Contact information
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article IV, Section I:
The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor...
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Candidates for lieutenant governor must be:
- at least 30 years old
- a resident of the state of Nebraska for at least 5 years
- a citizen of the United States
While serving, the Lieutenant Governor is ineligible for any other state office.
Nebraska elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Nebraska, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first Thursday in the January following an election. Thus, January 6, 2011, and January 8, 2015 were inaugural days.
In the event of a tie, the legislature shall choose the winner from two highest vote getters.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 2014|
|Republican||Pete Ricketts/Mike Foley||57.2%||308,751|
|Democratic||Chuck Hassebrook/Jane Raybould||39.3%||211,905|
|Libertarian||Mark G. Elworth Jr./Scott Zimmerman||3.5%||19,001|
|Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.|
The lieutenant governor of Nebraska is limited to two consecutive terms in office. There is no limit on total number of terms.
To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, Click [show] to expand the section.
Details of vacancy appointments are addressed under Article IV, Section 16.
After the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Legislature is the first to succeed, either temporarily or for the remainder of the term, to the governor's chair.
The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate and casts a tie breaking vote. Constitutionally, s/he may sit on any board in lieu of the Governor.
S/he has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.
Within the office of the Lieutenant Governor, it is divided amongst:
- NITC - Nebraska Information Technology Commission
- Department of Economic Development
- Homeland Security
- Presiding over the Legislature
- Nebraska Partners in Prevention (NePiP)
- See also: Nebraska state budget and finances
The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2012-13 was $143,610.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
The officers provided for in this article shall receive such salaries as may be provided by law. Such officers, or such other officers as may be provided for by law, shall not receive for their own use any fees, costs, or interest upon public money in their hands.
In 2013, the lieutenant governor's salary remained at $75,000.
There have been 40 Lieutenant Governors of Nebraska since 1877. Of the 40 officeholders, 30 were Republican, eight were Democrat and two were Democrat/Populist.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1913-Present|
|1||Othman A. Abbott||1877-1879||Republican|
|2||Edmund C. Carns||1879-1883||Republican|
|4||H. H. Shedd||1885-1889||Republican|
|5||George D. Meiklejohn||1889-1891||Republican|
|6||Thomas J. Majors||1891-1895||Republican|
|7||Robert E. Moore||1895-1897||Republican|
|8||James E. Harris||1897-1899||Democratic/Populist|
|9||E. A. Gilbert||1899-1901||Democratic/Populist|
|10||Ezra P. Savage||1901-1903||Republican|
|11||Edmund G. McGilton||1903-1907||Republican|
|12||M. R. Hopewell||1907-1911||Republican|
|13||Samuel R. McKelvie||1913-1915||Republican|
|16||Pelham A. Barrows||1919-1923||Republican|
|17||Fred G. Johnson||1923-1925||Republican|
|18||George A. Williams||1925-1931||Republican|
|20||Walter H. Jurgensen||1933-1938||Democratic|
|21||Nate M. Parsons||1938-1939||Democratic|
|22||William E. Johnson||1939-1943||Republican|
|23||Roy W. Johnson||1943-1947||Republican|
|24||Robert B. Crosby||1947-1949||Republican|
|25||Charles J. Warner||1949-1955||Republican|
|26||Dwight W. Burney||1957-1965||Republican|
|27||Philip C. Sorensen||1965-1967||Democratic|
|28||John E. Everroad||1967-1971||Republican|
|30||Gerald T. Whelan||1975-1979||Democratic|
|31||Roland A. Luedtke||1979-1983||Republican|
|32||Donald F. McGinley||1983-1987||Democratic|
|33||William E. Nichol||1987-1991||Republican|
|34||Maxine B. Moul||1991-1993||Democratic|
|35||Kim M. Robak||1993-1999||Democratic|
|36||David I. Maurstad||1999-2001||Republican|
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State Capitol, Room 2315
P.O. Box 94863
Lincoln NE 68509
- Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, "Homepage," accessed April 6, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, "Responsibilities" accessed August 4, 2012
- Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, "2011-2013 General Fund Appropriations Summary," accessed April 17, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 3, 2014
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed January 30, 2014
- 2012-13 Nebraska Blue Book, "State Executive Branch," accessed July 31, 2013