Nov 06, 2018
Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017
The Governor of Texas is the chief executive of Texas and operates as the highest position of the executive branch within the state. Primary responsibilities of the position include: serving as commander-in-chief of the Texas National Guard, convening the legislature, filling vacant positions through appointment, granting pardons and reprieves (excluding impeachment), and signing and vetoing bills that have been passed by the Texas Legislature. The governor of Texas also has the ability to use line-item veto for bills that relate to appropriations. A line-item veto is also referred to as a partial veto, and pronounces the ability of the governor (in specified appropriation situations) to reverse or cancel specific provisions of a bill without needing to veto the entire legislative proposal. The governor serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is estimated at $150,000 and the governor is provided residence in the form of the Governor's Mansion (located in Austin).
Submit application to:
Texas Secretary of State, 1019 Brazos St., Austin, TX, 78701, US