Table 4.12

The Lieutenant Governors: 2022


FIPS State or other
jurisdiction
Name and party Method
of
selection
Length of
regular term
in years
Date of
first service
Present
term ends
Number
of
previous
terms
Joint election
of governor
and lieutenant
governor (a)
01AlabamaWill Ainsworth (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
02AlaskaKevin Meyer (R)CE412/201812/2022N/A
04Arizona (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
05ArkansasTim Griffin (R)CE41/20151/20231
06CaliforniaEleni Kounalakis (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A
08ColoradoDianne Primavera (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A
09ConnecticutSusan Bysiewicz (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A✓(g)
10DelawareBethany Hall-Long (D)CE41/20171/20251
12FloridaJeanette Núñez (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
13GeorgiaGeoff Duncan (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
15HawaiiJoshua B. Green (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A✓ (g)
16IdahoJanice McGeachin (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
17IllinoisJuliana Stratton (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A
18IndianaSuzanne Crouch (R)CE41/20171/20251
19IowaAdam Gregg (R)CE45/2017 (c)1/2023N/A
20KansasDavid Toland (D)CE41/2021 (h)1/2023N/A
21KentuckyJacqueline Coleman (D)CE412/201912/2022N/A
22LouisianaBilly Nungesser (R)CE41/20161/20241
23Maine (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
24MarylandBoyd Rutherford (R)CE41/20151/20231
25MassachusettsKaryn Polito (R)CE41/20151/20231✓ (g)
26MichiganGarlin Gilchrist II (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A
27MinnesotaPeggy Flanagan (DFL)CE41/20191/2023N/A
28MississippiDelbert Hosemann (R)CE41/20201/2024N/A
29MissouriMike Kehoe (R)CE46/2018 (d)1/20251 (d)
30MontanaKristen Juras (R)CE41/20211/2025N/A
31NebraskaMike Foley (R)CE41/20151/20231
32NevadaLisa Cano Burkhead (D)CE412/2021 (k)1/2023N/A
33New Hampshire (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
34New JerseySheila Oliver (D)CE41/20181/2022N/A
35New MexicoHowie Morales (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A✓ (g)
36New YorkAntonio Delgado (D)(j)CE45/2022 (j)1/2023N/A✓ (g)
37North CarolinaMark Robinson (R)CE41/20211/2025N/A
38North DakotaBrent Sanford (R)CE412/201712/20241
39OhioJohn Husted (R)SE41/20191/2023N/A
40OklahomaMatt Pinnell (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
41Oregon (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
42PennsylvaniaJohn Fetterman (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A✓ (g)
44Rhode IslandSabina Matos (D)SE44/2021 (i)1/2023N/A
45South CarolinaPamela Evette (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
46South DakotaLarry Rhoden (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
47TennesseeRandy McNally (R)(e)21/20171/20232
48TexasDan Patrick (R)CE41/20151/20231
49UtahDeidre Henderson (R)CE41/20211/2025N/A
50VermontMolly Gray (D)CE21/20211/2023N/A
51VirginiaWinsome Earle-Sears (R)CE41/20221/2026N/A
53WashingtonDenny Heck (D)CE41/20211/2025N/A
54West VirginiaCraig Blair (R)(f)21/20211/2023N/A
55WisconsinMandela Barnes (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A✓ (g)
56Wyoming (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
60American SamoaEleasalo Va'alele Ale (D)CE41/20211/2025N/A
66GuamJosh Tenorio (D)CE41/20191/2023N/A
69CNMI*Arnold Palacios (R)CE41/20191/2023N/A
72Puerto Rico (b)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
78U.S. Virgin IslandsTregenza Roach (D)SESE1/20191/2023N/A

Source:

The Council of State Governments, June 2022.

Key:

* Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
N/A — Not available
✓ — Yes
✕ — No
C — Covenant
CE — Constitutional, elected by public.
D — Democrat
DFL — Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
I — Independent
LG — Lieutenant Governor
PDP — Popular Democratic Party
R — Republican
SE — Statutorily elected

Footnotes:

(a) The following choose candidates for lieutenant governor before the primary: Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah. The following choose candidates for lieutenant governor after the primary: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, South Carolina and South Dakota.
(b) No lieutenant governor.
(c) Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Adam Gregg, the state’s public defender, as lieutenant governor when she ascended to the office upon Terry Branstad's resignation. She and Gregg ran for and were elected to a full term in the 2018 general election.
(d) Mike Parson became governor upon the resignation of Eric Greitens. There is no provision for filling this office. The president pro tem of the Missouri Senate is next in line to become governor, followed by speaker of the House, and secretary of state. On June 18, 2018, Gov. Parson appointed Mike Kehoe (R), as lieutenant governor. The appointment came with legal uncertainty, as the Constitution of Missouri states that the governor can fill all vacancies “other than in the offices of lieutenant governor, state senator or representative ... .” However, Parson stated that he believed that the Constitution gave him authority to name Kehoe as lieutenant governor. Kehoe was elected to a full term in November 2020.
(e) In Tennessee, the president of the senate and the lieutenant governor are one in the same. The legislature provided in statute the title of lieutenant governor upon the senate president. The senate president serves two-year terms, elected by the Senate on the first day of the first session of each two year legislative term.
(f) In West Virginia, the president of the senate and the lieutenant governor are one in the same. The legislature provided in statute the title of lieutenant governor upon the senate president. The senate president serves two-year terms, elected by the Senate on the first day of the first session of each two year legislative term.
(g) The governor and lt. governor are elected on a joint ticket in the November general election. However, they run separately in the primary election.
(h) David Toland was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 2, 2021 after Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers left to assume the office of state treasurer.
(i) Sabina Matos was sworn in as lieutenant governor on April 14, 2021. She was appointed by Gov. Dan McKee to fill the vacancy left after he became governor upon the resgination of Gina Raimando.
(j) Antonio Delgado was sworn in as lieutenant governor on May 25, 2022 after the resignation of Brian Benjamin.
(k) Lisa Cano Burkhead was sworn in as lieutenant governor on December 16, 2021 after Kate Marshall resigned to take a position in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.