Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
|Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||John Latta|
The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor is elected for a four-year term in the same year as the governor. Each party picks a candidate for lieutenant governor independently of the gubernatorial primary. The winners of the party primaries are then teamed together as a single ticket for the fall general election.
The lieutenant governor is in charge of the Senate and is first in the line of succession to the governor; in the event the governor dies, resigns, or otherwise leaves office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor.
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- "Pennsylvania Election Process". The Morning Call. January 21, 2005. Archived from the original on April 25, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
- "The Constitution of Pennsylvania: Article IV §13 — When Lieutenant Governor to act as Governor". Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- "The Constitution of Pennsylvania: Article IV §14 — Vacancy in office of Lieutenant Governor". Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved August 23, 2019.