Job Description

* Term of Office: 4 years
* Assumes the office and duties of Governor in the case of
impeachment, death, resignation, removal from office or absence
from the state.
* Serves as President of and presides over the State Senate and
has a tie-breaking vote.
* Chairs the Economic Development Commission, is a member of the
State Lands Commission and sits on the boards of the California
university systems.
* Serves as an ex-officio member of the California State World
Trade Commission.
* SALARY- $90,000

1994 Candidates

Gray Davis - Democrat
Robert Lewis - Independent
Daniel Moses - Green
Bob New - Libertarian

Review/Analysis by the California Journal

The Race for Lieutenant Governor: Democrat Gray Davis and Republican Cathie Wright vie to serve a heartbeat

Past and Present Officeholders

Past Officeholders Party Affiliation Years in Office
Leo T. McCarthy Democrat 1983 - Present
Mike Curb Republican 1979 - 1982
Mervyn Dymally Democrat 1975 - 1978
Ed Reinecke Republican 1969 - 1974
Robert Finch Republican 1967 - 1969
Glenn M. Anderson Democrat 1959 - 1966


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California Voter Foundation 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998