Nov 05, 2019
Jan 01, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Mississippi is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Mississippi. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms. The lieutenant governor is president of the state senate and presides over that body, only voting to break a tie. Compared to the lieutenant governors in other states, Mississippi's has a great deal of power concerning the state senate. The lieutenant governor has the sole ability to appoint members, vice chairmen and chairmen to the various senate committees, regardless of each party's strength in the chamber. In the event of the death, resignation or removal of the governor, the lieutenant governor assumes the higher office. Also, if the governor is out of state, then the lieutenant governor can act in the governor's place. They have such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $60,000/year.
Submit application to:
Mississippi Secretary of State , 401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39201, US