Lieutenant Governor of Texas

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Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Seal of the Lieutenant Governor
Dan Patrick

since January 20, 2015
President of the Texas Senate
  • Lieutenant Governor (formal)
  • The Honorable (formal)
  • Mr. President (within the Texas Senate)
Member ofTexas Executive Branch
Texas Cabinet
SeatAustin, Texas
AppointerGovernor of Texas
Term lengthFour years, no term limit
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Texas
WebsiteOffice of the Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is a constitutional statewide elected office in the executive branch of the state government of the U.S. state of Texas. It is the second highest-ranking official in the state government.

The lieutenant governor is elected on a ticket with the governor for a four-year term. Official duties of the lieutenant governor are under the current Texas Constitution are to serve as the president of the Texas Senate, serve as the acting governor in the absence of the governor from the state or to become the governor in the event of the governor's death, resignation or impeachment.

Dan Patrick is the current Lieutenant Governor of Texas, in office since January 2015, under Greg Abbott.