|Governor of |
the State of Rhode Island
|Term length||Four years; limited to two consecutive terms|
|Inaugural holder||Nicholas Cooke|
|Formation||November 7, 1775|
|Deputy||Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|
The governor of Rhode Island is the head of government of Rhode Island and serves as commander-in-chief of the State's Army National Guard and Air National Guard. The current governor is Democrat Daniel McKee.
The following are the requirements to be elected Governor of Rhode Island:
Power vested in governor. -- The chief executive power of this state shall be vested in a governor, who, together with a lieutenant governor, shall be elected by the people.
The Governor of Rhode Island is elected every four years and is limited to two consecutive terms. As the Chief executive of the Government of Rhode Island, the Governor is supported by a number of elected general officers and appointed directors of state agencies.
Responsibilities granted to the Governor by the Rhode Island Constitution include the position of Commander-in-chief of all components of the Rhode Island National Guard, so long as they remain un-federalized by the President of the United States, and the responsibility to submit the annual state budget to the Rhode Island General Assembly.
The Governor also has the power to grant pardons and veto bills, resolutions and votes subject to a two-thirds override.
|Law and Order||2|
|Rhode Island Party||1|