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Encyclopedia > Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky

The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentucky's four constitutions, beginning in 1797. The Lieutenant Governor serves as Governor of Kentucky under circumstances similar to the Vice President of the United States assuming the powers of the presidency. Prior to a 1992 amendment to the Kentucky Constitution the Lieutenant Governor became acting governor at any time that the governor was outside of the state. The Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky presides over the Kentucky state Senate, casting a vote only in the event of a tie. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. As first in the presidential line of succession, the Vice President becomes the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation...


Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Kentucky run together on slates. This is the result of a 1992 constitutional amendment; prior to that the candidates for both offices ran separately and often the two elected to those offices were not allies and did not work together. This was famously highlighted when then-Lieutenant Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler in 1935 and then-Lieutenant Governor Thelma Stovall in 1978 called the Kentucky General Assembly into session to enact legislation that was not advocated by the governors at the time (Ruby Laffoon and Julian Carroll, respectively). In 1967 a Republican, Louie Nunn, was elected governor and a Democrat, Wendell H. Ford, was elected Lieutanant Governor; they served together in that way for four years. Wendell Hampton Ford (born September 8, 1924) is an American politician from Kentucky who belongs to the Democratic Party. ...


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Governor Fletcher and I are moving Kentucky forward through bold initiatives that have garnered bipartisan support.
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Steve received a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1981, and graduated with Bachelor of Science (1976) and MBA degrees (1978) from Eastern Kentucky University.
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Governor Steve Pence, who also serves as a colonel in the US Army Reserves, delivered the oath of office to his son on Saturday, May 13 at the Kentucky Army National Guard Recruiting Station located at Jefferson Mall.
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