State House, Annapolis, Maryland, April 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Lieutenant Governor chairs the State House Trust. The Lieutenant Governor also serves on the Governor's Executive Council; the Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs; and the State Planning Committee for Higher Education.
As the second-ranking officer of the State, the Lieutenant Governor is chosen for a four-year term by popular vote at the same election at which the Governor is elected. The Lieutenant Governor's term of office begins on the third Wednesday in January following election. Eligibility requirements for Lieutenant Governor are the same as those for the Governor.
July 1, 2009
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