lieutenant governor


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lieutenant governor

1. a deputy governor
2. (in the US) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
3. (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown
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Professor Lord Bhattacharyya with Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley
In an email to supporters, Habib said what the people of Washington State need in their next lieutenant governor is "someone who will work tirelessly and embrace innovation so that the Legislature can finish its work on time, pass budgets that meet our constitutional and moral obligations, and function in a less partisan fashion.
The Alaska Supreme Court held that DesJarlais's initiative was clearly unconstitutional, and therefore that Lieutenant Governor Treadwell's denial was appropriate.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had on Wednesday called on federal Home Minister Rajnath Singh and announced that he would start consulting all political parties very soon.
88) Minnesota's succession provision provides an example of how to avoid this problem, (89) It provides that "[t]he last elected presiding officer of the senate shall become lieutenant governor in case a vacancy occurs in that office.
Lieutenant Governor would be holding a meeting with 10 different women organisations at the Raj Bhavan later in the day.
Further details of the award program, along with a nomination form, are available on the MHS web site and can also be accessed through the web site of the Lieutenant Governor.
In his opening address to attendees and exhibitors Lieutenant Governor discussed the current and future economic state of New York.
Or, at least, they would balance each other out if the lieutenant governor actually did something.
Just weeks after the AP began questioning the governor's office about his e-mail use, however, Culver's spokesman Troy Price said the governor and lieutenant governor had begun to use their state e-mail account for state business.
Paterson, 53, was elected lieutenant governor in November 2006 on a ticket headed by Spitzer and will fulfill the remaining three years of the former governor's term.
Halter's office also announced Nathan Hamilton, who previously worked for Halter in his 2006 bid for lieutenant governor, as director of governmental affairs.