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Revision as of 12:54, 5 September 2011

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The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada is an elected Constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the Executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Nevada. The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.

Current officeholder

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The 33rd and current lieutenant governor is Brian Krolicki, a Republican elected in 2010.

His wife, Kelly Krolicki, is the Second Lady of Nevada.

Authority

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

Under Article V, Section 17:

A Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the same time and places and in the same manner as the Governor and his term of Office, and his eligibility, shall also be the same....

Qualifications

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Candidates for lieutenant governor must be

  • at least 25 years old
  • a registered elector
  • a resident of Nevada for at least two years

While in office, the lieutenant governor may not hold any federal level office.

Election

See also: Gubernatorial election cycles by state
See also: Election of lieutenant governors

Nevada elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Nevada, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 3, 2011 and January 5, 2015 are inaugural days.

Vacancies

Details of vacancy appointments are addressed under Article 5, Section 17.

Anytime the Lieutenant Governor is absent, unable to serve, or vacates the offices, the President Pro Tem of the Senate serves as Acting Lieutenant Goverenor until the vacancy is filled or the disability is removed.

Duties

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The Lieutenant Governor serves as the President of the Senate when the Legislature is in session, but only casts a tie-breaking vote. The Lieutenant Governor also serves as acting governor when the Governor is out of state or otherwise unable to serve. The Lieutenant Governor also serves as the Chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. [1]

She has such other responsibilities and duties as the Governor shall assign.

Compensation

See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries

The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.

As of 2010, the lieutenant governor is paid $60,000 a year, the 38th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.

Contact information

Carson City Office - State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson Street, Suite 2
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone:775-684-7111
Fax:775-684 -7110

See also

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Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.