2004 Lieutenant Governors’ Elections

Lieutenant governors lead today and prepare for tomorrow. Most have significant state leadership roles and all are first in line of succession to become governor. The 2004 election factors and results indicate this office is continuing to grow in influence and that lieutenant governors will further impact state legislative trends and governments.

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About the Author
Julia Nienaber Hurst is executive director of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (www.nlga.us). Hurst’s nearly 15 years of state government experience includes time as chief operating officer of The Council of State Governments, four sessions as a legislative chief of staff, and time as a multi-state lobbyist.