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The [[Washington Constitution|Constitution of Alaska]] addresses the office of the governor in [[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Article III, the Executive]].
Under Article III, Section 2:
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===Constitutional provisions===
===Constitutional provisions===

Revision as of 00:17, 12 April 2011

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The Governor of the State of Washington is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Washington. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and and has no term limit.

Current officer

The 22nd and current governor is Christine Gregoire, a Democrat elected in 2004 and 2008.

Her husband, Mike Gregoire, is the First Man of Washington.


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

Under Article III, Section 2:

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

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:






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:


Contact information

Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

See also

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