Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts


The Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts is the first in the line to discharge the powers and duties of the office of governor following the incapacitation of the Governor of Massachusetts.

Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Karyn Polito

since January 8, 2015
StyleHis Honor/ Her Honor
Member ofGovernor's Council
Term lengthFour years, no limit
PrecursorDeputy Governor of Massachusetts Bay in New England
Inaugural holderThomas Cushing
FormationOctober 25, 1780
(240 years ago)
Salary$151,800 (2018)

John Hancock helped create the position.[1]


  1. Hall, Van Beck (1972). Politics Without Parties: Massachusetts 1780–1791. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 136–138. ISBN 978-0-8229-3234-5. OCLC 315459.