List of governors of Västra Götaland County

The office of Governor of Västra Götaland County was created in 1998, where the counties Älvsborg County, Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County merged.

Governor of Västra Götaland County
Landshövding i Västra Götalands län
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Coat of arms of Västra Götaland County.
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Incumbent
Sten Tolgfors

since 1 September 2022
Västra Götaland County Administrative Board
ResidenceThe residence in Gothenburg,
Gothenburg
AppointerGovernment of Sweden
Term lengthSix years[note 1], with possibility to extension by maximum three years
PrecursorGovernor of Gothenburg and Bohus County
Governor of Skaraborg County
Governor of Älvsborg County
Formation1 January 1998
First holderGöte Bernhardsson
DeputyDeputy County Governor (Länsöverdirektören)
SalarySEK 102,800/month (2017)
WebsiteGovernor and Deputy County Governor

List of officeholdersEdit

No. Portrait Governor
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Served for Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1Göte Bernhardsson
(1942–2019[2])
1 January 1998 (1998-01-01)28 December 2007 (2007-12-28)9 years, 361 daysSocial DemocratsPersson
(1998 – 2006)
Reinfeldt
(2006 – 2007)
2Lars Bäckström
(born 1953)
21 January 2008 (2008-01-21)20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)8 years, 365 daysLeftReinfeldt
(2008 – 2014)
Löfven I
(2014 – 2017)
Lisbeth Schultze
(born 1960)
Acting
20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)18 September 2017 (2017-09-18)241 daysIndependentLöfven I
3Anders Danielsson
(born 1953)
18 September 2017 (2017-09-18)30 November 2021 (2021-11-30)4 years, 73 daysIndependentLöfven I
(2017 – 2019)
Löfven II
(2019 – 2021)
Lisbeth Schultze
(born 1960)
Acting
1 December 2021 (2021-12-01)31 August 2022 (2022-08-31))273 daysIndependentLöfven III
(2021 – 2021)
Andersson
(2021 – 2022)
4Sten Tolgfors
(born 1966)
1 September 2022 (2022-09-01)Incumbent91 daysModerateAndersson
(since 2022)

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The governor is often appointed for a six-year mandate. It can be extended if the person has not reached retirement age.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Landshövding och länsledning" (in Swedish). County administrative boards of Västra Götaland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Sök gravsatt på SvenskaGravar.se".