lieutenant governor


Definition of lieutenant governor

: a deputy or subordinate governor: such as
a : an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state
b : the formal head of the government of a Canadian province appointed by the federal government as the representative of the crown

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lieutenant governorship noun

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Hayes, a 2016 National Teacher of the Year recipient, soundly beat Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, a two-time candidate for lieutenant governor, in the Aug. 14 primary in the 5th district. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Who is Jahana Hayes, the Connecticut candidate who could make history?," 15 Aug. 2018 In proposing the fund, Scott, a candidate for lieutenant governor on a ticket with lawyer Jim Shea, spoke of the city’s history of racist zoning laws and restrictive housing covenants. Luke Broadwater,, "Baltimore City Council backs public financing of campaigns," 25 June 2018 That year, Barklage’s firm also worked for Parson’s campaign for lieutenant governor. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Who has the ear of Gov. Mike Parson? Meet his inner circle," 20 June 2018 Self-financing also was a notable factor in the Republican primary race for lieutenant governor. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Idaho governor candidates spent $11 million trying to get your votes," 19 June 2018 Ervin, a former Montgomery County Council member, had been running for lieutenant governor alongside Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Washington Post, "Gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin sues to make Maryland reprint ballots," 30 May 2018 During the first day of the convention, Democratic candidate for governor Lupe Valdez and lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier heaped plenty of criticism on Trump but honed in on immigration at the Texas border. Jeremy Wallace And Andrea Zelinski, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Democrats warn it will take more to win than anti-Trump message," 21 June 2018 The same can be said for Ed Hernandez in the lieutenant governor race, with a strong Latino vote pushing him into second position. Amy Chance, sacbee, "California Influencers: What did we learn from the June primary election, and why?," 11 June 2018 So were the city mayor, treasurer and the local Democratic vice chairman, filling the campaign coffers of one of the party’s lieutenant governor hopefuls. Neil Vigdor,, "Eva Bermudez Zimmerman: Public Campaign Financing Within Grasp In LG Race," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of lieutenant governor

1595, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant governor

: an elected official who is an assistant to the governor of a U.S. state

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