Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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|Term length||Four years
|Inaugural holder||John Latta|
The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor is elected for a four-year term in the same year as the governor. Each party picks a candidate for lieutenant governor independently of the gubernatorial primary. The winners of the party primaries are then teamed together as a single ticket for the fall general election.
The lieutenant governor is in charge of the Senate 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.
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