There are 8 candidates for Lt Governor. I’ve narrowed my choice down to 3.
But what does the Lt Gov do?
The Role of Lieutenant Governor:
- serves as Acting Governor when the Governor is absent from the state – automatically becomes Governor if a vacancy occurs in the Office of Governor
- is President of the State Senate (recent Lieutenant Governors have delegated the responsibilities to the Senate Pro Term)
- serves as a voting member of
- the Board of Regents of the University of California
- the Board of Trustees of the California State University system
- the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges system
- serves on, and rotates with, the State Controller, as chair of the three-member State Lands Commission, which oversees the control and leasing of millions of acres of state-owned land, including offshore oil resources, as well as use and permitting for all navigable waterways in California
- serves as a member of agencies that directly impact Californians’ daily lives from addressing water storage for farmers to managing our forests to preventing forest fires:
- California Ocean Protection Council
- California Coastal Commission
- California Emergency Council
- other key agencies
- chairs the California Commission for Economic Development (which writes the Economic Plan for the state of California and is in charge of working with all 58 counties and 482 municipalities which are suffering with jobs leaving the state)
- chief economic ambassador of California, responsible for promoting the trade and investment for the State
David Hillberg – Aviation Mechanic / Actor
David Fennel – Entrepreneur
Clint W. Saunders – Mental Health Worker
I’m leaning toward David Fennel – unless something surprising turns up, he’s probably got my vote. But I wanted to share the others I’ve been considering too – for you to think about.