Lieutenant Governor of Florida

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Lieutenant Governor of Florida
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Official Lt. Gov Photo (cropped).jpeg
Incumbent
Jeanette Núñez

since January 8, 2019
Term length4 years, renewable once
Formation1968 (office restored by constitutional revision)
Website"Page on state's website"

The lieutenant governor of Florida is a statewide elected office in the government of the U.S. state of Florida. According to the Florida Constitution, the lieutenant governor is elected to a four-year term congruent with that of the governor of Florida, and takes charge of the office of governor if it becomes vacant.[1][2] The incumbent is Jeanette Núñez, who took office on January 8, 2019.

List of lieutenant governors[change | change source]

Parties

  No party   Democratic (7)   Republican (13)

No. Name Image Took office Left office Party Governor Notes
1 William W. J. Kelly William W J Kelly.jpg December 20, 1865 July 4, 1868 Republican David S. Walker
2 William Henry Gleason William Henry Gleason.jpg July 7, 1868 December 14, 1868 Republican Harrison Reed
3 Edmund C. Weeks Edmund Cottle Weeks.jpg January 24, 1870 December 27, 1870 Republican
4 Samuel T. Day No image.svg January 3, 1871 June 3, 1872 Republican[3]
5 Marcellus Stearns Florida Governor Marcellus Stearns.png January 7, 1873 March 18, 1874 Republican Ossian B. Hart Became governor upon the death of O. B. Hart
6 Noble A. Hull Noble A Hull.png January 2, 1877 March 3, 1879 Democratic George Franklin Drew Resigned to become a U.S. Representative
7 Livingston W. Bethel No image.svg January 4, 1881 January 7, 1885 Democratic William D. Bloxham
8 Milton H. Mabry Milton Mabry.jpg January 7, 1885 January 8, 1889 Democratic Edward A. Perry
The position of Lieutenant Governor of Florida was abolished in 1889 in the Constitution of 1885. It was reestablished in 1969 following a constitutional amendment in 1968.
9 Ray C. Osborne Lt Gov Ray C. Osborne, Official Portrait.jpg January 7, 1969 January 5, 1971 Republican Claude R. Kirk, Jr.
10 Tom Adams Thomas Burton Adams, Jr.jpg January 5, 1971 January 7, 1975 Democratic Reubin O'Donovan Askew
11 Jim Williams James Hunter Williams.jpg January 7, 1975 January 2, 1979 Democratic
12 Wayne Mixson John Wayne Mixson.jpg January 2, 1979 January 3, 1987 Democratic Bob Graham Became governor upon the resignation of Bob Graham
13 Bobby Brantley Lieutenant Governor Bobby Brantley.jpg January 6, 1987 January 8, 1991 Republican Bob Martinez
14 Buddy MacKay Buddy MacKay (official portrait).jpg January 8, 1991 December 12, 1998 Democratic Lawton Chiles Became governor upon the death of Lawton Chiles
15 Frank Brogan Lt Gov Frank Brogan.jpg January 5, 1999 March 3, 2003 Republican Jeb Bush Resigned to become President of Florida Atlantic University
16 Toni Jennings Toni Jennings2.jpg March 3, 2003 January 2, 2007 Republican Appointed to replace Brogan
17 Jeff Kottkamp Jeff Kottkamp.jpg January 2, 2007 January 4, 2011 Republican Charlie Crist
18 Jennifer Carroll Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll.jpg January 4, 2011 March 12, 2013 Republican Rick Scott Resigned
19 Carlos Lopez-Cantera Lt Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera Portrait.jpg February 3, 2014 January 7, 2019 Republican Appointed to replace Carroll
20 Jeanette Nuñez Jeanette Nunez official photo.jpg January 8, 2019 present Republican Ron DeSantis

References[change | change source]

  1. "Constitution of Florida: Article IV, Section 3". Florida Legislature. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  2. "Florida Statutes 14.055". Law Server. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  3. "The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1871". New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1872: 308. Retrieved 2008-05-25. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)