Aug 07, 2018
May 15, 2018 - May 29, 2018
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Minnesota is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Minnesota. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit. The lieutenant governor serves as a key member of the governor’s cabinet and is involved in major policy and budget decisions. Additionally, as lieutenant governor, the lieutenant governor serves as a member of the Minnesota State Executive Council and chairs the Capitol Area Architectural Planning Board. Minnesota's lieutenant governor serves as an extension of the governor and assists the governor in carrying out the functions of the executive branch. The lieutenant governor represents the governor and is prepared to act in the governor’s place in the event of his/her absence or disability. The governor may delegate to the lieutenant governor any powers, duties, responsibilities or functions as prescribed by law to be performed by the governor by filing a written order with the secretary of state. The salary for this position is $77,896/year.