Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
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Her husband, Joel Kleefisch, is the Second Man of Wisconsin.
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.
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
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 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...
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Details of vacancies are addressed under Article V, Sections 7 and 8.
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'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 [SR REVIEW $AMOUNT]] a year.
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
19 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 2043
Madison, WI 53702
- Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
- Governor of Wisconsin
- Governor Scott Walker
- Wisconsin Attorney General
- Wisconsin Secretary of State
- The Wheeler Report "Obituary of former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Russell Olson", April 19, 2010(See April 19, 2010 Summary)
- State of Wisconsin "Wisconsin Constitution"(See Article V, Sections 7 and 8)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Library "Digital Library-Blue Book Collection(See Pages 888 to 890)
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