Nov 06, 2018
Mar 07, 2018 - Aug 01, 2018
The Pennsylvania Governor is the highest elected officer in the State of Pennsylvania and is the leader of the executive branch of government. The governor approves or vetoes bills that originate in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (the State House of Representatives and the Senate) and the governor submits to the General Assembly the annual budget. The Governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's national guard, and the governor reviews and can grant pardons. The Pennsylvania Governor has the authority to make appointments for executive branch non-elected offices, and the governor can address the General Assembly to make recommendations for legislation. The governor is elected to four year terms and can only serve two consecutive elected terms.