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Lieutenant Governor of Delaware

The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is the second ranking executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. Lieutenant governors are elected for a term of four years in the same general election as the U.S. President and take office the following January.

Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
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Bethany Hall-Long

since January 17, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Inaugural holderPhilip L. Cannon

As in many other U.S. state legislatures, the lieutenant governor also serves as the President of the Delaware Senate, though he or she can only issue a vote if there is a tie on any vote.

Although in practice the candidate for lieutenant governor is nominated as a ticket with the candidate for governor, the offices of governor and lieutenant governor are voted on separately in Delaware. In 1972, 1976, and 1984, the governor and lieutenant governor were elected from different parties.

Bethany Hall-Long is the current lieutenant governor, having taken office January 17, 2017.

The offices of the lieutenant governor are at the state capital of Dover.

See alsoEdit


Rubenstein, Harvey Bernard (1997). The Delaware Constitution of 1897. The Delaware State Bar Association.