Governor of New Hampshire
|Governor of New Hampshire|
|Seat||Concord, New Hampshire|
|Term length||Two years, no term limit|
|Constituting instrument||New Hampshire Constitution of 1776|
|Precursor||Governor of New Hampshire (Great Britain)|
|Inaugural holder||Meshech Weare|
|Formation||June 15, 1776|
|Succession||Every two years, unless reelected|
Elections for the governor happen every two years. They happen in November of years that end in an even number. New Hampshire and Vermont are the only states that have elections for governor every two years. Every other state has elections for governor every four years. The state's 82nd governor is Republican Chris Sununu. He became governor on January 5, 2017.
In New Hampshire, there are no term limits for governors. This means that the same person can be governor many times in a row. The only person to serve more than three terms since the 18th century was John Lynch. Lynch was elected to his fourth two-year term on November 2, 2010. John Taylor Gilman had been the last governor before Lynch to serve longer than six years. Lynch was governor for 14 one-year terms between 1794 and 1816.
References[change | change source]
- "State Constitution > Executive Power – Governor". State of New Hampshire. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
- "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- Mahnken, Kevin (November 8, 2016). "You're Probably Not Voting for Governor Today. That's Bad News for Democrats". The New Republic. ISSN 0028-6583. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
- "Qualifications for NH state offices".
Other websites[change | change source]
- General information