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Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia

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West Virginia Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Selection Method:  Elected by the State Senate
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Jeffrey V. Kessler
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  November 14, 2011
Other West Virginia Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerSecretary of CommerceCommissioner of LaborPublic Service Commission
In the state of West Virginia whomever is elected the President of the State Senate is the de facto Lieutenant Governor.

The office of does not exist in the state's constitution. Legislation in 2000 bestowed the title on the Senate President. In 2011, then acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (R) submitted a constitutional amendment to the legislature that would have created a new elected state executive position of lieutenant governor. It did not make it to the ballot in 2012.[1]

According to state statutes, the next person in line for office is the Speaker of the House of Delegates.[2]

West Virginia state government organizational chart

See also