Nov 07, 2017
Mar 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2017
The Governor of the State of New Jersey is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office and only elected statewide office in New Jersey. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The governor of New Jersey is considered one of the most powerful governorships in the nation as it is currently the only state-wide (non-federal) elected office in the state. Thus, unlike many other states that have elections for some cabinet-level positions, under the New Jersey State Constitution the governor appoints the entire cabinet, subject to confirmation by the New Jersey Senate. The governor is charged with faithfully upholding and executing the laws of New Jersey, a power that includes enforcing all constitutional and statutory mandates as well as restraining actions. New Jersey's governor is also the commander-in-chief of the militia. They nominate all general and flag officers and the state militia and has ultimate authority for seeing that the state's militia is properly trained. Other duties and privileges of the office include: granting all commissions given to elected and appointed officers, nominating officers to all appointed positions not otherwise provided for and making appointments, with the consent of the Senate, convening the entire legislature or the Senate for extraordinary sessions, vetoing bills subject to a super-majority override in the legislature, granting pardons and reprieves, and excluding cases of treason and impeachment. The salary for this position is $175,000/year.
Submit application to:
New Jersey Secretary of State, NJ Division of Elections, Trenton, NJ, 08625, US