Governor and State Administration Chapter 24 Section 3.
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Governor and State AdministrationChapter 24 Section 3
The GovernorshipQualificationsFormal qualificationsAmerican citizen, of at least a certain age, & a residence for a certain amount of timeInformal qualificationsRace SexReligionName recognitionPersonalityParty identificationExperienceIdeologyAbility to use television effectively
The GovernorshipSelectionChosen by popular voteUsually candidates are picked in the primariesTermFour year terms nearly everywhereMost states limit the number of terms a governor can serve.SuccessionEvery states constitution provides for a successor.In 43 states it is the lieutenant governor
The GovernorshipRemovalMay be removed from office by impeachment except in Oregon.May be recalled by votersA petition procedure where voters may remove an elected official.If a certain percent of people sign the petition, then a special election is held where the official loses their position.CompensationAverage 100,000+
Governors Many RolesExecutiveAdministratorLegislatorParty leaderOpinion leaderCeremonial figureFormal powers are within the constitution
Governors Many RolesExecutive PowersChief executive in the stats gov.Executive authority is shared by a number of executive officersAppointment and RemovalEnforce and administer law w/ subordinates of own choosing.Supervisory PowersSupervise the work of state employeesBudget-making PowerPrepare annual budget to go to the legislatureMilitary PowerCommander in chief of state militia
Governors Many RolesLegislative PowersThe Message PowerPower to recommend legislationSpecial SessionsPower to call legislature into special sessionsThe Veto PowerThe power to veto legislation passed by the legislature.
Governors Many RolesJudicial PowersPowers of executive clemency mercy that may be shown toward a person convicted of a crime.Power to PardonPower of Commutation reduce the sentence of a convicted criminalPower to Reprieve post pone the execution of a sentencePower to Parole allow the release of a prisoner short of the completion of the sentenceOften share these powers w/ a board
Other Executive OfficersLieutenant GovernorFormal duties of the lieutenant governor are usually not very demanding.Secretary of StateServes as the states chief clerk and record keeper.State TreasurerThe custodian of state funds.Often the states chief tax collector or paymasterAttorney GeneralStates chief lawyerActs as the legal advisor to state officers and agencies as they perform specific functions.Represents the state in court