Governor of Vermont

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Governor of Vermont
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Phil Scott

since January 5, 2017
Term lengthTwo years, no term limit
Inaugural holderThomas Chittenden
Formation1791; Constitution of Vermont
SuccessionEvery two years, unless re-elected.
Salary$142,542 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The Governor of the U.S. state of Vermont is the head of the government of the state. The governor is elected in even-numbered years by direct voting for a term of two years. Vermont along with New Hampshire are now the only states to hold gubernatorial elections every two years, instead of every four as in the other 48 states.

There is no limit on the number of terms a governor can serve.[2] If no candidate receives at least 50 percent plus one vote of all votes for governor cast in the election, the governor is then elected by the state legislature.[3]

The incumbent governor is Phillip Scott.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  3. Constitution of Vermont Chapter 2, Section 20