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{{GovLgov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Rhode Island Governor''' is the chief executive power of state of [[Rhode Island]] and is responsible for maintaining that laws are executed according to state law and the [[Rhode Island Constitution|state constitution]]. The [[governor]] has the power to grant reprieves, after conviction, in all cases, except those of impeachment, until the end of the next session of the [[Rhode Island General Assembly|general assembly]]. Additionally, the governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; has the responsibility to submit the [[Sunshinereview:Rhode Island state budget|state budget]] to general assembly annually; and can call for special sessions with the general assembly.  
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{{GovLgov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Governor of the State of Rhode Island''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in [[Rhode Island]]. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.  
  
If the office of the governor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment or inability to serve, the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] will fill the office until a governor is qualified to act or until the office is filled at the next election.
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==Current officer==
  
The current officeholder is [[[Lincoln Chafee]], an Independent.
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The 74th and current governor is [[[Lincoln Chafee]], an Independent elected in 2010.
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His wife, Stephanie Chafee, is the First Lady of Rhode Island.
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==Authority==
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==Requirements==
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==Election==
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==Vacancies==
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If the office of the Governor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment or inability to serve, the [[Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|Lieutenant Governor]] will fill the office until a Governor is qualified to act or until the office is filled at the next election.
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==Duties==
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The Governor is responsible for maintaining that laws are executed according to state law and the [[Rhode Island Constitution|state constitution]]. The [[governor]] has the power to grant reprieves, after conviction, in all cases, except those of impeachment, until the end of the next session of the [[Rhode Island General Assembly|general assembly]].
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Additionally, the governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; has the responsibility to submit the [[Sunshinereview:Rhode Island state budget|state budget]] to general assembly annually; and can call for special sessions with the general assembly.
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Other duties and privileges of the office include:
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==Compensation==
  
 
==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
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Office of the Governor<BR>
 
Office of the Governor<BR>
 
State House, Room 115<BR>
 
State House, Room 115<BR>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Lincoln Chafee|Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee]]
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*[[Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island]]
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* [[Lincoln Chafee|Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee]]
*[[Rhode Island Attorney General]]
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* [[Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island]]
*[[Rhode Island Secretary of State]]
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* [[Elizabeth Roberts|Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts]]
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* [[Rhode Island Attorney General]]
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* [[Rhode Island Secretary of State]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.governor.ri.gov/ ''Office of the Rhode Island Governor'']
 
*[http://www.governor.ri.gov/ ''Office of the Rhode Island Governor'']
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==References==
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{{Current governors}}
 
{{Current governors}}

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

Current officer

The 74th and current governor is [[[Lincoln Chafee]], an Independent elected in 2010.

His wife, Stephanie Chafee, is the First Lady of Rhode Island.

Authority

Requirements

Election

Vacancies

If the office of the Governor becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, impeachment or inability to serve, the Lieutenant Governor will fill the office until a Governor is qualified to act or until the office is filled at the next election.

Duties

Rhode Island

The Governor is responsible for maintaining that laws are executed according to state law and the state constitution. The governor has the power to grant reprieves, after conviction, in all cases, except those of impeachment, until the end of the next session of the general assembly.

Additionally, the governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; has the responsibility to submit the state budget to general assembly annually; and can call for special sessions with the general assembly.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

Compensation

Contact information

Office of the Governor
State House, Room 115
Providence, RI 02903
Phone:401-222-2080
Fax:401-222-8096

See also

External links

References