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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North Carolina's lieutenant governor, Dan Forest, is a Republican. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "Here's why NC governors don't like one constitutional amendment: 'You have to kill a snake'," 28 June 2018 As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the nation's first statewide elected official to back Trump, ahead of South Carolina's early presidential primary. NBC News, "South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Trump supporter, wins GOP runoff," 27 June 2018 Voters on Tuesday were also deciding inter-party races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general. CBS News, "Primary results in Virginia, 4 other states -- live updates," 12 June 2018 Then the state's lieutenant governor, the longtime South Carolina politician became governor when Trump picked then-governor Nikki Haley as his United Nations ambassador. USA TODAY, "Governors back Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize," 15 May 2018 There’s the establishment guy: Brad Little, the current lieutenant governor, who has held that position since 2009. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Primary election results: Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon," 15 May 2018 Another Chabert bill that would give a seat on the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to the lieutenant governor, beginning in 2020, is pending in the House. Mark Schleifstein,, "Louisiana Senate approves $566 million annual plan for coastal restoration, hurricane protection," 11 May 2018 The treasurer is one of the original state officers created by the Wisconsin Constitution in 1848, along with the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Voters keep Wisconsin's 170-year-old state treasurer's office," 3 Apr. 2018 That advice has been heeded only by the candidates in the race for lieutenant governor. Phil Willon,, "Feinstein and De León enter round two in fight over California Democratic Party endorsement," 4 July 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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