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==See also==
==See also==
*[[Barbara Lawton|Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton]]
*[[Barbara Lawton|Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton]]
*[[Wisconsin Governor]]
*[[Governor of Wisconsin]]
*[[Wisconsin Attorney General]]
*[[Wisconsin Attorney General]]
*[[Wisconsin Secretary of State]]
*[[Wisconsin Secretary of State]]

Revision as of 14:33, 8 December 2010

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The Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the state of Wisconsin. The lieutenant governor is first in succession should the incumbent governor die, resign, or be removed from office. 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.

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.

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 current officeholder is Barbara Lawton.

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].

Contact information

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
19 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 2043
Madison, WI 53702

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