Nov 03, 2020
Oct 01, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020
The Governor of Alaska is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the highest state office in Alaska. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. A term-limited governor may not be elected again until one complete gubernatorial term has passed following their last term in office. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Alaska State Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. Many offices, such as that of the attorney general, which are elected offices in most states, are gubernatorial appointments in Alaska. The governor has wide latitude in searching for a nominee but must seek legislative confirmation of those nominees. The governor also appoints the officers of most state boards and commissions and has the power to make recess appointments when the legislature is not in session. The salary for this office is $145,000/year.
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Alaska Division of Elections, Court Plaza Building, Juneau, AK, 99801, US