Nov 03, 2020
Jan 01, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020
The Governor of the State of Delaware is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Delaware. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.The Governor of Delaware is head of the state's military forces, unless said forces have already been called into service by the federal government. They make, with state senate confirmation, all appointments mandated by the Constitution and also fills all vacancies that do not have an alternate method for filling vacancies prescribed by law. Excepting the lieutenant governor and members of the state legislature, the governor may remove any other elected officer for any cause, provide they secure a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the Assembly. Periodically, in accordance with the State Constitution, the Governor must address the Assembly, detailing the state of Delaware and making recommendations.The Governor also has veto over all bills, including appropriations, subject to a three-fifths majority override in both legislative houses. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Making and signing all commissions granted by the state of Delaware,Requiring written reports from any member of the Executive on any aspects of the particular officer's job, Convening extraordinary sessions of the General Assembly by proclamation, adjourning the Assembly when that body cannot agree on an adjourning date, and convening the Senate for executive business, Seeing to the faithful execution of all laws, and State budget. The salary for this position is $171,000/year.