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The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Lieutenant Governor is elected every four years along with the Governor and Attorney General. The office is currently held by Democrat Timothy M. Kaine, now Governor-Elect. The next Lieutenant Governor will be Republican William T. Bolling. The governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately and thus may be of different political parties. The lieutenant governor's office is located in the Finance Building on Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia. The lieutenant governor serves as the President of the Senate of Virginia and is first in the line of succession to the governor; in the event the governor dies, resigns, or otherwise leaves office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... The Attorney General of Virginia is an executive office in the Government of Virginia. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Democratic Party, founed in 1792, is the second-oldest political party in the world (after the Tories of the United Kingdom). ... Timothy M. Kaine, is an American politician and the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and member of the Democratic party. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Democratic Party). ... Jump to: navigation, search Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Jump to: navigation, search A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ...


The office of Lieutenant Governor is of colonial origin and can be traced to the Virginia Council of London. The Council was appointed by the King, and in turn, the Council appointed the Lieutenant Governor or deputy. When the English crown forbade colonial Governor's absence from the colonies without leave in 1680, it became the Council’s duty to designate or send a deputy who could exercise all the powers of the Governor under the written instructions of both the crown and the Governor. Virginia’s first Constitution, adopted in 1776, provided a Council of State from which a President was annually selected from its members. The President acted as Lieutenant Governor in the case of the death, inability, or necessary absence of the Governor from the government. The Virginia Constitution of 1851 abolished the Governor’s Council of State and provided for the popular election of the Lieutenant Governor. Shelton Farrar Leake, from Albemarle County, was the first elected Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1852-1856. The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power. ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 1776. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Albemarle County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Recent Lieutenant Governors of Virginia

  • Mills E. Godwin Jr., Democrat from Nansemond County 1962-1966 (Became Governor 1966 as a Democrat; became Governor for a second time in 1974 as a Republican).
  • Fred G. Pollard, from the City of Richmond 1966-1970
  • Julian Sargeant Reynolds, Democrat from the City of Richmond 1970-1971 (Died in office)
  • Henry Evans Howell, Jr., from the City of Norfolk 1971-1974 (Filled the unexpired term of Julian Sargeant Reynolds).
  • John N. Dalton, Republican from the City of Radford 1974-1978 (Became Governor in 1978).
  • Chuck Robb, Democrat from Fairfax County 1978-1982: Governor of Virginia 1982-1986, U.S. Senator 1989-2001, U.S. Marine Corps, son-in-law of Lyndon Johnson.
  • Richard Joseph Davis, from the City of Portsmouth 1982-1986
  • Doug Wilder, Democrat from the City of Richmond 1986-1990: Virginia State Senator, Governor of Virginia, Mayor of Richmond, first African-American Governor of any state. (Became Governor in 1990).
  • Donald S. Beyer, Jr., Democrat from Fairfax County 1990-1998: Democratic nominee for Governor in 1997, lost to Republican James S. Gilmore III; National Treasurer for the Dean for America presidental campaign of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, who in the 2004 Democratic primary was seeking the nomination of that party for President of the United States.
  • John H. Hager, Republican from the City of Richmond 1998-2002: Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness under Governor Mark R. Warner, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush
  • Tim Kaine, Democrat from the City of Richmond 2002-2006: Mayor of Richmond, Richmond City Councilor, attorney, son-in-law of Governor A. Linwood Holton Jr.. Governor-Elect of Virginia
  • William T. Bolling (R-Hanover County)

Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr. ... John Nichols Dalton (1931–1986) was a Republican Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. ... Sen. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American politician. ... Donald S. Beyer, Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | Politics stubs | 1949 births | Governors of Virginia ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Jump to: navigation, search Howard Brush Dean III, M.D. (born November 17, 1948) is a prominent American Democratic politician, currently serving as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. ... (Redirected from 2004 Democratic primary) The 2004 U.S. Democratic Party presidential nomination process was a series of primaries and caucuses culminating in the Democratic National Convention that decided which pair of candidates would represent the Democrats in the 2004 election for President and Vice President of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... John Henry Hager John Henry Hager (August 28, 1936 - ) was born in Durham, North Carolina. ... Jump to: navigation, search Governor Warner Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American Democratic politician and the current Governor of Virginia. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former Governor of the State of Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Virginias Lieutenant Governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tim Kaine. ... Jump to: navigation, search A. Linwood Holton Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...

External links

  • Lieutenant Governor of Virginia's website
  • List of past Lieutenant Governors

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Lt. Governor Bill Bolling: The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1408 words)
Lieutenant Governor Bolling was elected on November 8, 2005 and took the oath of office on January 14, 2006.
The President acted as Lieutenant Governor in the case of the death, inability, or necessary absence of the Governor from the government.
The Constitutional Convention of 1902 changed state residency for the Lieutenant Governor back from three to five years, and although no changes were made in the provisions of the office of Lieutenant Governor during the reorganization amendments of 1928, the adoption of the short ballot increased the visibility of the office.
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