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{{GovLgov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington Governor''' is the chief executive officer of the [[Washington|State of Washington]]. The [[governor]] is responsible for ensuring that the laws of the state are faithfully executed and is responsible for the safety of the state, as he or she serves as commander-in-chief of the Washington Militia. Additionally, the governor has the power to appoint heads of departments, agencies, and institutions. The governor is also responsible for presenting the [[Sunshinereview:Washington state budget|state budget]].
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Washington's governors are elected every four years in the same years that presidential elections are held. 
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==Current officer==
  
 
The current officeholder is [[Christine Gregoire]].
 
The current officeholder is [[Christine Gregoire]].
  
==Constitutional provisions==
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==Authority==
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===Constitutional provisions===
  
 
The constitutional duties, rights and responsibilities of the Office of the Governor of the State of Washington are primarily laid out in [[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Article III]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].  Article III has been amended two times since the constitution was approved in 1889.  Two of these amendments are relevant to the governor's perogatives:
 
The constitutional duties, rights and responsibilities of the Office of the Governor of the State of Washington are primarily laid out in [[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Article III]] of the [[Washington State Constitution]].  Article III has been amended two times since the constitution was approved in 1889.  Two of these amendments are relevant to the governor's perogatives:
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* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 6, Gubernatorial Vacancies (1910)]]
 
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 6, Gubernatorial Vacancies (1910)]]
 
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 62, Gubernatorial Vetoes (1974)]]
 
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 62, Gubernatorial Vetoes (1974)]]
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==Requirements==
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==Election==
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
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The [[governor]] is responsible for ensuring that the laws of the state are faithfully executed and is responsible for the safety of the state, as he or she serves as commander-in-chief of the Washington Militia.
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Additionally, the governor has the power to appoint heads of departments, agencies, and institutions. The governor is also responsible for presenting the [[Sunshinereview:Washington state budget|state budget]].
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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>
 
PO Box 40002<BR>
 
PO Box 40002<BR>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Christine Gregoire|Washington Governor Christine Gregoire]]
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*[[Lieutenant Governor of Washington]]
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* [[Christine Gregoire|Washington Governor Christine Gregoire]]
*[[Washington Attorney General]]
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* [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington]]
*[[Washington Secretary of State]]
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* [[Brad Owen|Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen]]
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* [[Washington Attorney General]]
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* [[Washington Secretary of State]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.governor.wa.gov/ ''Office of the Washington Governor'']
 
* [http://www.governor.wa.gov/ ''Office of the Washington Governor'']
 
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/OutsideTheLegislature/WashingtonStateInfo/electedofficials.htm ''About the office of the Washington Governor'']
 
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/OutsideTheLegislature/WashingtonStateInfo/electedofficials.htm ''About the office of the Washington Governor'']
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==References==
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{{Current governors}}
 
{{Current governors}}

Revision as of 00:12, 12 April 2011

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Current officer

The current officeholder is Christine Gregoire.

Authority

Constitutional provisions

The constitutional duties, rights and responsibilities of the Office of the Governor of the State of Washington are primarily laid out in Article III of the Washington State Constitution. Article III has been amended two times since the constitution was approved in 1889. Two of these amendments are relevant to the governor's perogatives:

Requirements

Election

Vacancies

Duties

Washington

The governor is responsible for ensuring that the laws of the state are faithfully executed and is responsible for the safety of the state, as he or she serves as commander-in-chief of the Washington Militia.

Additionally, the governor has the power to appoint heads of departments, agencies, and institutions. The governor is also responsible for presenting the state budget.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

Compensation

Contact information

Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Phone:360-902-4111
Fax:360-753-4110

See also

External links

References