The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The Lieutenant Governor is elected every four years along with the Governor and Attorney General. A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction 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. The office is currently held by Republican William T. Bolling. William T "Bill" Bolling (born June 15, 1957) is the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. 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. Capitol Square is a 350ft (107m tall skyscraper in Columbus Ohio. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of 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. Senate of Virginia is the Upper house of the Virginia General Assembly.
Since the late 1920s, the lieutenant governor has been one of only three officials elected statewide in Virginia (along with the governor and attorney general). Since the governor can't succeed himself, whoever is elected lieutenant governor is almost always considered a leading candidate for governor. This is especially the case if the lieutenant governor and the attorney general come from different parties. For example, after Democrat Tim Kaine was elected lieutenant governor and Republican Jerry Kilgore was elected attorney general in 2001, it was virtually taken for granted that they would face each other in the 2005 election. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American politician and the current Governor of Virginia. Jerry Walter Kilgore, (born August 23, 1961) a Republican, is a former Attorney General of Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Virginia gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of Virginia, United States, held on November 8, 2005, and won by
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. TalkCommonewalth realm.--> The monarchy 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. Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a 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. 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Shelton Farrar Leake, from Albemarle County, was the first elected Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1852-1856. Shelton Farrar Leake ( November 30, 1812 &ndash March 4, 1884) was a nineteenth century politician lawyer and teacher from Virginia Albemarle County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Year 1852 ( MDCCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1856 ( MDCCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
Constitutionally, the Lieutenant Governor is president of the Senate of Virginia, as is the case with many other lieutenant governors in the United States. Senate of Virginia is the Upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. Unlike most of his counterparts, however, the lieutenant governor usually presides over the chamber.