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State Treasurer: abolished in 1926


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President Kathy Hochul
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(D) 21: Elise Stefanik
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(R) 22: Richard L. Hanna
Richard L. Hanna
(R) 23: Tom Reed (R) 24: John Katko
John Katko
(R) 25: Louise Slaughter
Louise Slaughter
(D) 26: Brian Higgins
Brian Higgins
(D) 27: Chris Collins (R)

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The Governor of the State of New York is the chief executive of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York. The governor is the head of the executive branch of New York's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military and naval forces. The current governor is Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. Cuomo won the November 2010 gubernatorial election and was sworn in as the 56th governor of the state of New York on January 1, 2011. Cuomo was re-elected on November 5, 2014, defeating his Republican challenger Robert Astorino.


1 Powers and duties 2 Qualifications 3 History 4 Line of succession 5 List of Governors 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Powers and duties[edit]

The original Certificate of Election of John Jay
John Jay
as Governor of New York (June 6, 1795)

The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the New York State Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.[A] Unlike the other government departments that compose the executive branch of government, the governor is the head of the state Executive Department. The officeholder is afforded the courtesy style of His/Her Excellency
while in office.[2] The governor of New York is often considered a potential candidate for President. Ten governors have been major-party candidates for president, and four, Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
have won. Six New York governors have gone on to serve as vice president.[3] Additionally two Governors of New York, John Jay
John Jay
and Charles Evans Hughes, have served as Chief Justice of the United States. Qualifications[edit] Under the New York State Constitution, a person must be at least 30 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the state of New York for at least five years prior to being elected to serve as governor. History[edit] The office of Governor was established by the first New York State Constitution in 1777 to coincide with the calendar year.[F] An 1874 amendment extended the term of office to three years,[G] but the 1894 constitution reduced it to two years.[H] The most recent constitution of 1938 extended the term to the current four years.[I] Line of succession[edit] The Constitution of New York
Constitution of New York
has provided since 1777 for the election of a Lieutenant Governor of New York, who also acts as President of the State Senate, to the same term (keeping the same term lengths as the governor throughout all the constitutional revisions).[J] Originally, in the event of the death, resignation or impeachment of the governor, or absence from the state, the lieutenant governor would take on the governor's duties and powers.[J] Since the 1938 constitution, the lieutenant governor explicitly becomes governor upon such vacancy in the office.[K] Should the office of lieutenant governor become vacant, the president pro tempore of the state senate[4] performs the duties of a lieutenant governor until the governor can take back the duties of the office, or the next election; likewise, should both offices become vacant, the president pro tempore acts as governor, with the office of lieutenant governor remaining vacant. Although no provision exists in the constitution for it, precedent set in 2009 allows the governor to appoint a lieutenant governor should a vacancy occur.[5] Should the president pro tempore be unable to fulfill the duties, the speaker of the assembly is next in the line of succession.[L] The lieutenant governor is elected on the same ticket as the governor, but nominated separately.[M] Line of succession in full

Lieutenant Governor Temporary President of the Senate Speaker of the Assembly Attorney General Comptroller Commissioner of Transportation Commissioner of Health Commissioner of Commerce Industrial Commissioner Chairman of the Public Service Commission Secretary of State[6]

List of Governors[edit]

See: List of Governors of New York.

See also[edit]

Politics of New York (state)


^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.  ^ New York Chamber of Commerce (1899). Annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York. Addresses made on the occasion. 131. p. 23. Retrieved May 18, 2015.  ^ Edward V. Schneier, John Brian Murtaugh, and Antoinette Pole, New York Politics: A Tale of Two States (2nd edition) (2010) ^ The state constitutions refer to this position as the "temporary president of the senate" ^ Peters, Jeremy W.; Chan, Sewell (September 22, 2009). "In 4-3 Vote, Court Says Paterson Can Appoint Lt. Governor". The New York Times. Retrieved September 22, 2009.  ^ http://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2012/dea

External links[edit]

Governor's Office in the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations

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Officers in the State of New York

Current offices

Governor Lieutenant Governor Speaker of the Assembly Temporary President of the Senate Secretary of State Attorney General State Comptroller Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals Clerk of the Court of Appeals Clerk of the State Assembly

Defunct offices

State Treasurer State Engineer Superintendent of Public Works Chancellor Canal Commissioner Inspector of State Prisons

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Governors and Lieutenant Governors of New York


G. Clinton Jay G. Clinton Lewis Tompkins Tayler D. Clinton Yates D. Clinton Pitcher Van Buren Throop Marcy Seward Bouck Wright Young Fish Hunt Seymour Clark King Morgan Seymour Fenton Hoffman J. Adams Dix Tilden Robinson Cornell Cleveland Hill Flower Morton Black T. Roosevelt Odell Higgins Hughes White J. Alden Dix Sulzer Glynn Whitman Smith Miller Smith F. Roosevelt Lehman Poletti Dewey Harriman Rockefeller Wilson Carey M. Cuomo Pataki Spitzer Paterson A. Cuomo

Lieutenant Governors

Van Cortlandt S. Van Rensselaer J. Van Rensselaer Broome Tayler Clinton Tayler Swift Tayler Root Tallmadge Pitcher P. Livingston Dayan Throop Stebbins Oliver E. Livingston Tracy Bradish Dickinson Gardiner Lester Fish Patterson Church Raymond Selden Campbell Floyd-Jones Alvord Woodford Beach Robinson Dorsheimer Hoskins Hill McCarthy Jones Sheehan Saxton Woodruff Higgins Bruce Raines Chanler White Cobb Conway Glynn Wagner Schoeneck Walker Wood Lusk Lunn Lowman Corning Lehman Bray Poletti Hanley Wallace Hanley Moore Wicks Mahoney DeLuca Wilson Anderson Krupsak Cuomo DelBello Anderson Lundine McCaughey Donohue Paterson Bruno Skelos Smith Espada Ravitch Duffy Hochul

Italics indicate acting officeholders

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AL Ivey (R)

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NJ Murphy (D)

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NY Cuomo (D)

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OR K. Brown (D)

PA Wolf (D)

RI Raimondo (D)

SC McMaster (R)

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TN Haslam (R)

TX Abbott (R)

UT Herbert (R)

VT P. Scott (R)

VA Northam (D)

WA Inslee (D)

WV Justice (R)

WI S. Walker (R)

WY Mead (R)

DC Bowser (D) (Mayor)


AS Moliga (D)

GU Calvo (R)

MP Torres (R)

PR Rosselló (D)

VI Mapp (I)

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Republican: 35 (33 states, 2 territories) Democratic: 19 (16 states, 2 territories, 1 district) Independent: 2 (1 state, 1 territory)

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