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Governors of Hawaii have been administering their duties from the Hawaii State Capitol since 1969. Previous to that, they governed from the adjacent Iolani Palace.
Governors of Hawaii have been administering their duties from the Hawaii State Capitol since 1969. Previous to that, they governed from the adjacent Iolani Palace.

The Governor of Hawaii, also called Ke Kiaʻaina o Hawaiʻi, is the chief executive of the State of Hawaii and its various agencies and departments, as provided in the Hawaii State Constitution Article V, Sections 1 through 6. It is a directly elected position, votes being cast by popular suffrage of residents of the state. The governor is responsible for enacting laws passed by the Hawaii State Legislature and upholding rulings of the Hawaii State Judiciary. The role includes being commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Hawaii and having the power to use those forces to execute laws, suppress insurrection and violence and repel invasion. The Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii becomes acting governor upon the governor's absence from the state or disability from discharging duties. Historically, the Governor of Hawaii has been from either the Democratic Party of Hawaii or Hawaii Republican Party. Image File history File links Stop_hand. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Iolani Palace was the official residence of King David Kalakaua and Queen Julia Kapiolani and then Queen Liliuokalani and Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... The Constitution of Hawaii refers to various legal documents throughout the history of the Hawaiian Islands that defined the fundamental principles of authority and governance within its sphere of jurisdiction. ... Hawaii Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano speaks before a special session of the legislature on January 24, 2000. ... Aliiolani Hale in downtown Honolulu is the home of the Hawaii State Supreme Court whose Chief Justice is concurrently the administrator-in-chief of the Hawaii State Judiciary. ... Lieutenant Governors of Hawaii have been administering their duties from the Hawaii State Capitol since 1969. ... An acting governor is a constitutional position created in some U.S. states when the governor dies in office or resigns. ... Governor John A. Burns is often called the Father of the State of Hawaii, having overseen its modern development and setting precedents still honored today. ... In 1998, Linda Lingle was appointed party chairwoman. ...


The current Governor of Hawaii is Linda Lingle. Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter June 4, 1953) has been Governor of Hawaii since being sworn in on December 2, 2002. ...

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Qualifications

Linda Lingle takes the oath of office upon a Torah on December 2, 2002, at the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda by Hawaii State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon.
Linda Lingle takes the oath of office upon a Torah on December 2, 2002, at the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda by Hawaii State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon.

The Governor of Hawaii is limited to two four-year terms. Inauguration takes place on the first Monday in December following a gubernatorial election. A single term ends at noon four years later. A Governor is: This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Ronald Moon is the Chief Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. ...

  • required to be at least thirty years old,
  • required to have been a resident of Hawaii for five consecutive years previous to election,
  • barred from other professions or paid positions during the term.

Authority

Unlike all but two other states in the Union (Tennessee and New Jersey), Hawaii has only one elected statewide officer in the Governor of Hawaii. Also, the Governor of Hawaii has wide-reaching authority comparably stronger than the other governors in the Union. The government of Hawaii is more centralized than that of most other states, with little authority devolved to the counties, and unlike other states there are no local school districts. It is because of this central authority that the Governor of Hawaii is considered the most powerful executive of the governors in the United States. The governorship of Hawaii has often been characterized by the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and various other local media as an elected monarchy. Included within the governor's sphere of jurisdiction is the power to appoint all judges of the various courts within the Hawaii judicial system. Hawaii is the only state that has no direct voter involvement in either the selection or retention of judges. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... The Honolulu Advertiser is the largest newspaper in the U.S. state of Hawai‘i and has a morning circulation of 143,983 and a Sunday edition of 165,481 copies. ... The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, is one of two major daily newspapers in the state of Hawaii (the other being the Honolulu Advertiser. ... A monarchy, (from the Greek monos, one, and archein, to rule) is a form of government that has a monarch as Head of State. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ...


The State of Hawaii does not have fixed cabinet positions and departments. By law, the Governor of Hawaii has the power to create his or her cabinet and departments as needed as long as the executive department is composed of no more than twenty bodies and cabinet members. The Governor of Hawaii is also empowered to remove cabinet officers at will, with the exception of the Attorney General of Hawaii, who must be removed by an act of the Hawaii State Senate. The Hawaii State Senate is the upper chamber of the Hawaii State Legislature which governs from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. There twenty-five members from various electoral districts. ...


Residence

Washington Place is the former residence of Queen Lili'uokalani and now the official residence of the Governor of Hawaii.
Washington Place is the former residence of Queen Lili'uokalani and now the official residence of the Governor of Hawaii.

The Governor of Hawaii's official residence is Washington Place, a mansion that was once a minor royal palace of Queen Lili'uokalani and her husband, Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. The mansion is located across the street from the Hawaii State Capitol, where the Office of the Governor is located, and is accessed from the Capitol through underground passages beneath Beretania Street in downtown Honolulu. Befitting of its history as a former minor royal palace, the Governors of Hawaii have entertained royal families from around the world at Washington Place including the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Emperors Hirohito and Akihito of Japan. Hawaii State Archives, unlicensed, non-copyrighted image released into the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Hawaii State Archives, unlicensed, non-copyrighted image released into the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Washington Place is the former residence of Queen Liliuokalani. ... Washington Place is the former residence of Queen Liliuokalani. ... Her Majesty Lili‘uokalani, Queen of Hawai‘i Queen Lili‘uokalani of Hawai‘i (September 2, 1838 - November 11, 1917), given the Christian name Lydia Lili‘uokalani and later named Lydia K. Dominis, was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. ... His Royal Highness John Owen Dominis, Prince Consort of Hawaii and royal governor of the islands of Oahu and Maui. ... Completed in 1969, the Hawaii State Capitol is the official seat of governance of the state. ... The Capitol District (foreground) incorporates historic buildings dating back to the monarchy of Kamehameha II. The state capitol is the large building at middle right with columns set into a surrounding reflecting pool. ... Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor),was born 21 April 1926. ... Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) Hirohito (裕仁) (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 1926 to 1989. ... His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito (Japanese: 明仁) (born December 23, 1933) is the current Emperor (天皇, tennō) of Japan and the 125th according to the traditional order of succession. ...


In 2001, a new mansion for the governor was built on the grounds of Washington Place, after the state decided to turn Washington Place into a museum, an idea supported by then-Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano and family. This new mansion was completed in 2002 and Cayetano became the first governor to live in it for a few days before leaving office. His successor, Governor Linda Lingle, became the first governor to begin a term in the new mansion. Despite the building of this new mansion, Washington Place remains the official residence of the governor and is still used for state dinners and other official functions. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Benjamin Jerome Cayetano was the first Filipino American and second Asian American elected state governor in the United States. ... Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter June 4, 1953) has been Governor of Hawaii since being sworn in on December 2, 2002. ...


List of Governors

This is a list of governors of Hawaii. ...

External links

  • Constitution of the State of Hawaii
  • Office of the Governor of Hawaii

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Governor of Hawaii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (804 words)
By law, the Governor of Hawaii has the power to create his or her cabinet and departments as needed as long as the executive department is composed of no more than twenty bodies and cabinet members.
The Governor of Hawaii is also empowered to remove cabinet officers at will, with the exception of the Attorney General of Hawaii, who must be removed by an act of the Hawaii State Senate.
The Governor of Hawaii's official residence is Washington Place, a mansion that was once a minor royal palace of Queen Lili'uokalani and her husband, Prince Consort John Owen Dominis.
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