Lieutenant Governor of Florida

position

The lieutenant governor of Florida is a statewide elected office in the government of the U.S. state of Florida. According to the Florida Constitution, the lieutenant governor is elected to a four-year term congruent with that of the governor of Florida, and takes charge of the office of governor if it becomes vacant.[1][2] The incumbent is Jeanette Núñez, who took office on January 8, 2019.

Lieutenant Governor of Florida
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Incumbent
Jeanette Núñez

since January 8, 2019
Term length4 years, renewable once
Formation1968 (office restored by constitutional revision)
Website"Page on state's website"

List of lieutenant governorsEdit

Parties

  No party   Democratic (7)   Republican (13)

No. Name Image Took office Left office Party Governor Notes
1 William W. J. Kelly   December 20, 1865 July 4, 1868 Republican David S. Walker
2 William Henry Gleason   July 7, 1868 December 14, 1868 Republican Harrison Reed
3 Edmund C. Weeks   January 24, 1870 December 27, 1870 Republican
4 Samuel T. Day   January 3, 1871 June 3, 1872 Republican[3]
5 Marcellus Stearns   January 7, 1873 March 18, 1874 Republican Ossian B. Hart Became governor upon the death of O. B. Hart
6 Noble A. Hull   January 2, 1877 March 3, 1879 Democratic George Franklin Drew Resigned to become a U.S. Representative
7 Livingston W. Bethel   January 4, 1881 January 7, 1885 Democratic William D. Bloxham
8 Milton H. Mabry   January 7, 1885 January 8, 1889 Democratic Edward A. Perry
The position of Lieutenant Governor of Florida was abolished in 1889 in the Constitution of 1885. It was reestablished in 1969 following a constitutional amendment in 1968.
9 Ray C. Osborne   January 7, 1969 January 5, 1971 Republican Claude R. Kirk, Jr.
10 Tom Adams   January 5, 1971 January 7, 1975 Democratic Reubin O'Donovan Askew
11 Jim Williams   January 7, 1975 January 2, 1979 Democratic
12 Wayne Mixson   January 2, 1979 January 3, 1987 Democratic Bob Graham Became governor upon the resignation of Bob Graham
13 Bobby Brantley   January 6, 1987 January 8, 1991 Republican Bob Martinez
14 Buddy MacKay   January 8, 1991 December 12, 1998 Democratic Lawton Chiles Became governor upon the death of Lawton Chiles
15 Frank Brogan   January 5, 1999 March 3, 2003 Republican Jeb Bush Resigned to become President of Florida Atlantic University
16 Toni Jennings   March 3, 2003 January 2, 2007 Republican Appointed to replace Brogan
17 Jeff Kottkamp   January 2, 2007 January 4, 2011 Republican Charlie Crist
18 Jennifer Carroll   January 4, 2011 March 12, 2013 Republican Rick Scott Resigned
19 Carlos Lopez-Cantera   February 3, 2014 January 7, 2019 Republican Appointed to replace Carroll
20 Jeanette Nuñez   January 8, 2019 present Republican Ron DeSantis

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Constitution of Florida: Article IV, Section 3". Florida Legislature. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  2. "Florida Statutes 14.055". Law Server. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  3. "The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1871". New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1872: 308. Retrieved 2008-05-25. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)