Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
|North Carolina Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$695,324|
|Term limits:||Two terms|
|Length of term:||Four years|
|Authority:||North Carolina Constitution, Article III, Section II|
|Assumed office:||January 7, 2013|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other North Carolina 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|
- 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 III, Section II:
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State...
Candidates for the lieutenant office of the governor must be:
- at least 30 years old
- a citizen of the United States for at least five years
- a resident of North Carolina for at least two years
Additionally, no lieutenant governor-elect may take office until she has taken an oath before the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
North Carolina elects lieutenant governors in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Carolina, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election. Thus, January 1, 2013, and January 1, 2017, are inaugural days.
The lieutenant governor is limited to serving two four-year terms in office.
|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.|
To view the electoral history dating back to 2000 for the office of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor, Click [show] to expand the section.
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article III, Section 7.
Whenever the office of the lieutenant governor becomes vacant, the governor appoints a replacement. If the lieutenant gubernatorial term would expire the following January, then the appointee serves the remainder of the term. Otherwise, the appointee only serves as an acting lieutenant governor until the next legislative election that is more than 60 days away.
For North Carolina, the lieutenant governor is the only elected official to have powers in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The lieutenant governor's primary responsibility is to preside over the North Carolina Senate. The lieutenant governor is a member of the North Carolina Council of State, the North Carolina Board of Education, the North Carolina Capitol Planning Commission and the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.
The lieutenant governor is head of the state senate, but only casts a vote when the regular members are tied. He is also the first to succeed, either temporarily or permanently, when the governor is incapacitated.
He has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign.
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- See also: North Carolina state budget and finances
The budget for the North Carolina Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $695,324.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
|The officers whose offices are established by this Article shall at stated periods receive the compensation and allowances prescribed by law, which shall not be diminished during the time for which they have been chosen.|
In 2013, the lieutenant governor was paid an estimated $124,676.
In 2010, the lieutenant governor was paid $123,198, the 11th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.
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310 N. Blount Street, 27601
20401 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0401
- North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management, "2011-2013 Post Legislative Budget Summary," accessed April 13, 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 31, 2014