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|State = Wisconsin
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|Office=Lieutenant Governor
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Image = Seal of Wisconsin.svg.png
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|Office website = http://www.ltgov.state.wi.us/
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|Budget = 393500
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|Budget year = 2013
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|Seats =
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution|Wisconsin Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]
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|Selected = Elected
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|Chair =
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|Current officeholder = Rebecca Kleefisch
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|Partisan = Republican
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|Officeholder image = Rebecca Kleefisch 2.jpg
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|Assumed office =  January 3, 2011
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|Compensation = 76,261
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|Next election =[[Wisconsin lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election=[[Wisconsin lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Other offices = [[Wisconsin Governor|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|Lieutenant Governor]]  •  [[Wisconsin Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Wisconsin Attorney General|Attorney General]]  •  [[Wisconsin Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Wisconsin Auditor|Auditor]]  •  [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] •  [[Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection|Agriculture Commissioner]]  •  [[Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Chairperson of Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Lieutenant Governor of the State of Wisconsin''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the Executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the '''[[Governor of Wisconsin]]'''.  The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.
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==Current officer==
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:: ''See also: [[Lieutenant Governor#Current Lieutenant Governors|Current Lieutenant Governors]]''
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The 44th and current lieutenant governor is [[Rebecca Kleefisch]], a [[Republican]] elected in 2010.
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==Authority==
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The [[Wisconsin Constitution|state Constitution]] addresses the office of the governor in [[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution|Article V, the Executive Department]].
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Under Article V, Section I:
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''The executive power shall be vested in a governor who shall hold office for 4 years; a lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time and for the same term.''
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==Qualifications==
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In order to be eligible for the office of lieutenant governor, a candidate must be :
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* a citizen of the United States
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* a qualified elector of Wisconsin
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Additionally general requirements to hold office in Wisconsin stipulate that no candidate may:
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* hold any office, honor or profit under any foreign power
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* hold any federal office
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* be a convicted felon
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* be convicted of any misdemeanor involving a violation of the public trust
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==Vacancies==
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Details of vacancies are addressed under [[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 7|Article V, Sections 7 and 8]].
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If the lieutenant governor becomes governor, he or she is required to nominate a new lieutenant governor. However, the successor must be confirmed by the [[Wisconsin Senate|Senate]] and the [[Wisconsin Assembly|Assembly]].
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If the actual elected lieutenant governor is unable to continue serving or is removed, dies, or resigns, the Governor nominates a replacement, subject to confirmation by the Senate and then the entire Assembly.
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==Duties==
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Should the governor designate the lieutenant governor to a board or commission the lieutenant governor is given all the authority and responsibility granted by law to the governor.
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The Lieutenant Governor becomes the Governor upon the death, resignation, or removal of the elected [[Governor of Wisconsin]].  She also become Acting Governor upon the absence, illness, or inability to serve of the elected Governor.
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At one time, the Lieutenant Governor was the President of the Senate and could cast a tie breaking vote; however, following the Amendment in 1979, the elected Senators now choose their own presiding officer.
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==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Governor#Gubernatorial election cycles by state|Gubernatorial election cycles by state]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Lieutenant Governor#Election of lieutenant governors|Election of lieutenant governors]]''   
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[[Wisconsin]] elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Wisconsin, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all 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.
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By law, lieutenant governors are elected on a shared ticket with the gubernatorial candidate in both the primary and the general election.
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The lieutenant governor of Wisconsin is elected in a direct election—the candidate with the most votes becomes lieutenant governor. In the event that two candidates receive an equal number of votes which is higher than that received by any other candidate, the members of the state legislature vote between the two at their next
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session.
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===Term limits===
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:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]]''
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There is no limit to the number of terms a lieutenant governor may hold. However, the lieutenant governor can be removed from office through an impeachment trial or resignation.
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===History===
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====1979 Lt. Governor referendum====
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The voters of Wisconsin approved a referendum in a April 1979 referendum that changed the Lieutenant Governor's Office.  Before the changes approved by voters, the Lieutenant Governor served as the President of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]<ref>[http://www.thewheelerreport.com/ ''The Wheeler Report'' "Obituary of former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Russell Olson", April 19, 2010](See April 19, 2010 Summary)</ref>.  Also, the 1979 referendum approved a line of succession that is stated in the [[Wisconsin Constitution]] which designates the Lieutenant Governor and the [[Wisconsin Secretary of State]] as the respective successors of the office in the event of the Governor's registration or death<ref>[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/wisconst.pdf ''State of Wisconsin'' "Wisconsin Constitution"](See Article V, Sections 7 and 8)</ref>.
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The proposition that made that change, Wisconsin Question 3, was passed narrowly by the voters of Wisconsin on April 3, 1979 by a margin of 372,734 to 327,008 votes<ref>[http://images.library.wisc.edu/WI/EFacs/WIBlueBks/BlueBks/WIBlueBk1979/reference/wi.wibluebk1979.i0016.pdf ''University of Wisconsin-Madison Library'' "Digital Library-Blue Book Collection](See Pages 888 to 890)</ref>.
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===Full History===
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|Office =Governor/Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
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|earliest year =2002
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|Content =Wisconsin's [[Wisconsin Governor|Governors]] and Lieutenant Governors run on the same ticket.
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<big>'''2012'''</big>
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:: ''See also: [[Rebecca Kleefisch recall, Wisconsin (2012)]]''
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[[Rebecca Kleefisch]] defeated [[Mahlon Mitchell]] (D) in a recall election on June 5, 2012. She was unopposed in the primary on May 8. While governors and lieutenant governors normally run on a joint ticket in Wisconsin, there is a separate set of rules for a recall. Each official must be recalled separately and face a separate recall election.
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|year=2012
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|Office=Recall of Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Democratic
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|party3=''Scattering''
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|winner1 =[[Rebecca Kleefisch]]
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =[[Mahlon Mitchell]]
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|candidate3 = -
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|votes1 =1301739
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|votes2 =1156520
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|votes3 =3077
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|ref=[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/Statewide%20Percentage%20Results_6.5.12%20Recall%20Election_PRE%20SEN21%20RECOUNT.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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|date = November 2, 2010
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|pronoun = They
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|new =Yes
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|year = 2010
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|losers = [[Tom Barrett]]/[[Tom Nelson]] (D) and six third-party candidates
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|Office= Wisconsin Governor/Lt. Governor
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Democratic
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|party3=Independent
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|party4=Libertarian
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|party5=Common Sense
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|party6=Independent
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|party7=Independent
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|party8=Independent
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|party9=''Scattering''
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|winner1 =[[Scott Walker]]/[[Rebecca Kleefisch]]
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|Inc1 =
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|candidate2 = [[Tom Barrett]]/[[Tom Nelson]]
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|candidate3=[[Jim Langer]]/''No candidate''
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|candidate4=''No candidate''/[[Terry Virgil]]
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|candidate5=James James/''No candidate''
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|candidate6=Leslie Ervin Smetak/David Myron Smetak
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|candidate7=Patricia Messici/''No candidate''
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|candidate8=[[Hari Trivedi]]/''No candidate''
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|candidate9=''Various''
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|votes1 = 1128941
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|votes2 = 1004303
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|votes3 = 10608
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|votes4 = 6790
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|votes5 = 8273
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|votes6 = 19
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|votes7 = 22
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|votes8 = 18
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|votes9 = 1858
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|ref=[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/percent%20results%20post%20recount_120710.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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|date = November 7, 2006
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|pronoun = They
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|new =No
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|year =  2006
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|Office= Wisconsin Governor/Lt. Governor
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Jim Doyle]]/[[Barbara C. Lawton]]
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|losers = Mark Green/Jean Hundertmark (R) and Nelson Eisman/Leon Todd (G)
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|votes1 = 1139115
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2= Republican
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|candidate2 = Mark Green/Jean Hundertmark
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|votes2 = 979427
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|party3=Green
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|candidate3 = Nelson Eisman/Leon Todd
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|votes3 = 40709
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|party4=''Scattering''
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|candidate4=''Various''
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|votes4=2449
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|ref = [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2006_FallElection_Results_Summary_0.pdf Wisconsin State Elections Board]
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
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|date = November 5, 2002
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|pronoun = They
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|new =Yes
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|year =  2002
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|Office= Wisconsin Governor/Lt. Governor
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Jim Doyle]]/[[Barbara C. Lawton]]
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|losers = Scott McCallum/M.A. Farrow (D) and six third-party challengers
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|votes1 = 800515
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|Inc2 = Y
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|party2= Republican
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|candidate2 = Scott McCallum/M.A. Farrow
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|votes2 = 734779
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|party3=Green
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|candidate3 = Jim Young/Jeff Peterson
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|votes3 =  4411
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|party4= Libertarian
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|candidate4 =  Ed Thompson/M. Reynolds
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|votes4 = 185455
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|party5=Independent
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|candidate5 = Alan D. Eisenberg
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|votes5 = 2847
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|party6=Independent
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|candidate6 = Ty A. Bollerud
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|votes6 = 2637
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|party7=Independent
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|candidate7 = Mike Mangan
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|votes7 = 1710
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|party8=Independent
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|candidate8 = Aneb Jah Rasta
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|votes8 = 929
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|party9=''Scattering''
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|candidate9 = ''Various''
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|votes9 = 2366
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|ref = [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/elec02F_results.pdf Wisconsin State Election Board]
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==Divisions==
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's Office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $393,500.<ref> [http://www.doa.state.wi.us/debf/docview.asp?budid=84 ''Wisconsin Department of Administration,'' "2013-15 Executive Budget - Office of the Lt. Governor,"  accessed April 3, 2013] </ref>
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==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]] and [[Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries]]''
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The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
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In 2012, the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$76,261]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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==Historical officeholders==
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There have been 44 Lieutenant Governors of Wisconsin since 1848. Of the 44 officeholders, 29 were Republican, 13 were Democrat and 2 were Progressive.<ref>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/07bb/pdf/691-739.pdf ''Wisconsin Blue Book 2007-2008,'' "Statistical Information on Wisconsin: History," accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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| 1|| John E. Holmes || 1848-1850 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 2|| Samuel W. Beall || 1850-1852 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 3|| Timothy Burns || 1852-1854 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 4|| James T. Lewis || 1854-1856 ||{{red dot}}
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| 5|| Arthur McArthur || 1856-1858 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 6|| Erasmus D. Campbell || 1858-1860 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 7|| Butler G. Noble || 1860-1862 ||{{red dot}}
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| 8|| Edward Salomon ||1862-1864 ||{{red dot}}
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| 9|| Wyman Spooner || 1864-1870 ||{{red dot}}
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| 10|| Thaddeus C. Pound || 1870-1872 ||{{red dot}}
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| 11|| Milton H. Pettit || 1872-1873 ||{{red dot}}
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| 12|| Charles D. Parker || 1874-1878 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 13|| James M. Bingham || 1878-1882 ||{{red dot}}
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| 14|| Sam S. Fifield || 1882-1887 ||{{red dot}}
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| 15|| George W. Ryland || 1887-1891||{{red dot}}
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| 16|| Charles Jonas || 1891-1895 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 17|| Emil Baensch || 1895-1899 ||{{red dot}}
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| 18|| Jesse Stone || 1899-1903 ||{{red dot}}
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| 19|| James O. Davidson ||1903-1907||{{red dot}}
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| 20|| William D. Connor || 1907-1909 ||{{red dot}}
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| 21|| John Strange || 1909-1911 ||{{red dot}}
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| 22|| Thomas Morris || 1911-1915 ||{{red dot}}
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| 23|| Edward F. Dithmar || 1915-1921 ||{{red dot}}
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| 24|| George F. Comings || 1921-1925 ||{{red dot}}
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| 25|| Henry A. Huber || 1925-1933 ||{{red dot}}
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| 26|| Thomas J. O’Malley || 1933-1937 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 28|| Herman L. Ekern ||1938-1939||Progressive
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| 29|| Walter S. Goodland || 1939-1945 ||{{red dot}}
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| 30|| Oscar Rennebohm || 1945-1949 ||{{red dot}}
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| 31|| George M. Smith || 1949-1955 ||{{red dot}}
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| 32|| Warren P. Knowles || 1955-1959 ||{{red dot}}
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| 33|| Philleo Nash || 1959-1961 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 34|| Warren P. Knowles || 1961-1963 ||{{red dot}}
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| 35|| Jack Olson || 1963-1965 ||{{red dot}}
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| 36|| Patrick J. Lucey || 1965-1967 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 37|| Jack Olson || 1967-1971 ||{{red dot}}
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| 38|| Martin J. Schreiber ||1971-1979 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 39|| Russell A. Olson || 1979-1983 ||{{red dot}}
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| 40|| James T. Flynn || 1983-1987 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 41|| Scott McCallum ||1987-2001 ||{{red dot}}
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| 42|| Margaret A. Farrow || 2001-2003 ||{{red dot}}
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| 43|| [[Barbara Lawton]] || 2003-2011 ||{{blue dot}}
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==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
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Office of the Lieutenant Governor<BR>
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19 East, State Capitol<BR>
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P.O. Box 2043<BR>
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Madison, WI 53702<BR>
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Phone:608-266-3516<BR>
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Fax:608-267-3571<BR>
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E-mail: ltgov@wisconsin.gov
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==See also==
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* [[Rebecca Kleefisch|Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch]]
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* [[Governor of Wisconsin]]
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* [[Scott Walker|Governor Scott Walker]]
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* [[Wisconsin Attorney General]]
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* [[Wisconsin Secretary of State]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.ltgov.state.wi.us/ Office of the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor]
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*[http://ltgov.wisconsin.gov/section.asp?linkid=1070&locid=126 About the office of the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor]
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==References==
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[[Category:Wisconsin]]
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[[Category:Offices of the American lieutenant governors]]
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[[Category:Wisconsin state executive offices]]

Revision as of 09:43, 20 November 2013

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $393,500
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Wisconsin Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Rebecca Kleefisch 2.jpg
Name:  Rebecca Kleefisch
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 3, 2011
Compensation:  $76,261
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Wisconsin Executive Offices
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The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Wisconsin is an elected Constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the Executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Wisconsin. The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.

Current officer

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The 44th and current lieutenant governor is Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican elected in 2010.

Authority

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

Under Article V, Section I:

The executive power shall be vested in a governor who shall hold office for 4 years; a lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time and for the same term.

Qualifications

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In order to be eligible for the office of lieutenant governor, a candidate must be :

  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector of Wisconsin

Additionally general requirements to hold office in Wisconsin stipulate that no candidate may:

  • hold any office, honor or profit under any foreign power
  • hold any federal office
  • be a convicted felon
  • be convicted of any misdemeanor involving a violation of the public trust

Vacancies

Details of vacancies are addressed under Article V, Sections 7 and 8.

If the lieutenant governor becomes governor, he or she is required to nominate a new lieutenant governor. However, the successor must be confirmed by the Senate and the Assembly.

If the actual elected lieutenant governor is unable to continue serving or is removed, dies, or resigns, the Governor nominates a replacement, subject to confirmation by the Senate and then the entire Assembly.

Duties

Wisconsin

Should the governor designate the lieutenant governor to a board or commission the lieutenant governor is given all the authority and responsibility granted by law to the governor.

The Lieutenant Governor becomes the Governor upon the death, resignation, or removal of the elected Governor of Wisconsin. She also become Acting Governor upon the absence, illness, or inability to serve of the elected Governor.

At one time, the Lieutenant Governor was the President of the Senate and could cast a tie breaking vote; however, following the Amendment in 1979, the elected Senators now choose their own presiding officer.

Elections

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

Wisconsin elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Wisconsin, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all 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.

By law, lieutenant governors are elected on a shared ticket with the gubernatorial candidate in both the primary and the general election.

The lieutenant governor of Wisconsin is elected in a direct election—the candidate with the most votes becomes lieutenant governor. In the event that two candidates receive an equal number of votes which is higher than that received by any other candidate, the members of the state legislature vote between the two at their next session.

Term limits

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits

There is no limit to the number of terms a lieutenant governor may hold. However, the lieutenant governor can be removed from office through an impeachment trial or resignation.

History

1979 Lt. Governor referendum

The voters of Wisconsin approved a referendum in a April 1979 referendum that changed the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Before the changes approved by voters, the Lieutenant Governor served as the President of the Wisconsin State Senate[1]. Also, the 1979 referendum approved a line of succession that is stated in the Wisconsin Constitution which designates the Lieutenant Governor and the Wisconsin Secretary of State as the respective successors of the office in the event of the Governor's registration or death[2].

The proposition that made that change, Wisconsin Question 3, was passed narrowly by the voters of Wisconsin on April 3, 1979 by a margin of 372,734 to 327,008 votes[3].

Full History


Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's Office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $393,500.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers and 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.

In 2012, the Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor was paid an estimated $76,261. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 44 Lieutenant Governors of Wisconsin since 1848. Of the 44 officeholders, 29 were Republican, 13 were Democrat and 2 were Progressive.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Wisconsin + Lieutenant + Governor

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
19 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 2043
Madison, WI 53702
Phone:608-266-3516
Fax:608-267-3571
E-mail: ltgov@wisconsin.gov

See also

External links

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