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*[[Robert Duffy|Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy]]
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New York Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $630,000
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  New York Constitution, Article IV, Section I
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Robert Duffy
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 1, 2011
Compensation:  $151,500
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
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The Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York is an elected Constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the Executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of New York. The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.[1]

Current officeholder

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The 76th and current lieutenant governor is Robert J. Duffy. A Democrat, he was elected on a ticket with Andrew Cuomo in 2010.[2]


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

Under Article IV, Section I:

The executive power shall be vested in the governor, who shall hold office for four years; the lieutenant-governor shall be chosen at the same time, and for the same term. The governor and lieutenant-governor shall be chosen at the general election held in the year nineteen hundred thirty-eight, and each fourth year thereafter. They shall be chosen jointly...


Current Governors
Gubernatorial Elections
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Lt. Governor Elections
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Per Article IV, Section 2 of the New York Constitution, a candidate for the lieutenant governor's office must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 30 years old
  • a resident of New York for at least five years prior to the election


Details of vacancy appointments are addressed under Article IV, Section 6.

If the office of the lieutenant governor alone is vacant, temporarily or permanently, the President Pro Tem of the New York State Senate serves as the Acting Lieutenant Governor.

If both the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial chairs are vacant, they will be elected simultaneously at the first general election not less than than three months after the day both offices became vacant. The Constitution expressly forbids electing the lieutenant governor's office alone.


Official duties dictated to the lieutenant governor under the present state constitution are to serve as president of the State Senate, serve as acting governor in the absence of the governor from the state or the disability of the governor, or to become governor in the event of the governor's death, impeachment or resignation. Additional statutory duties of the lieutenant governor are to serve on the Court of Impeachments, the State Defense Council, and on the Board of Trustees of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Under Article IV, Section 6 of the state constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as the presiding officer of the Senate, but only casts a vote to break a tie among the regular members. She has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign.


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State budget

The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 was $630,000.[3]


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

New York elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New York, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election. Thus, January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2015 are inaugural days.[4]

Full History


See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Lieutenant Governor of New York was paid an estimated $151,500 according to the Council of State Governments.

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

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New York Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224 -0341

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