Meet the Candidates for Lieutenant GovernorBy
On October 22, 2011, Louisiana voters will head to the polls to elect a Lieutenant Governor. This office is of the utmost importance to the preservation community because the Division of Historic Preservation falls under the leadership of the Lt. Governor. Further, the Lt. Governor oversees tourism, state parks, the arts and the Main Street program. We urge you to take a look at the candidate information below and to share this information through social media.
Meet the Candidates:
Duties of the Lt. Governor:
The Lt. Governor exercises powers delegated to him/her by the Governor as provided by law. He/she also serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the office, if the Governor is unable to act as governor, or is out of state. Under the new constitution, the Lieutenant Governor no longer serves as ex-officio president of the Senate, but he/she is made an ex-officio member of each committee, board and commission on which the Governor serves. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor serves asCommissioner of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, which includes theDivision of Historic Preservation. These offices exist to preserve, showcase and market Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage to those within and outside of our state. Additionally the Lieutenant Governor oversees two commissions which make recommendations to our elected officials, the Louisiana Serve Commission and the Louisiana Retirement Development Commission.
Must be a qualified elector, at least 25 years old, and must be a citizen of the United States and Louisiana for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of qualification for office.
Four years. The Lt. Governor may serve for an unlimited number of terms.
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