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The Governor of the State of Ohio is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Ohio. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.

Current officer

The 69th and current governor is John Kasich, a Republican elected in 2010.

His wife, Karen Waldbillig, is the First Lady of Ohio.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article III, the Executive Department.

Under Article III, Section 5:

The supreme executive power of this state shall be vested in the governor.

Requirements

A candidate for the governor of Ohio may not hold any Congressional or federal office or any other state office.

Election

Vacancies

See also: How gubernatorial vacancies are filled

Should the office of governor become vacant due to death, resignation, or conviction of impeachment, the lieutenant governor assumes the title of governor. Should the office of lieutenant governor also become vacant, the president of the state senate becomes the acting governor.

Duties

Ohio

The governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws; the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Ohio Legislature; the power to convene the legislature; and the power to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

Compensation

Contact information

Governor's Office
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
Phone:614-466-3555
Fax:614-466-9354

See also

External links

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