The State of California’s Multiple-Executive System
The state of California has a unique executive branch structure with multiple elected officials, boards, and commissions responsible for carrying out various functions of the state government. Share this paper
The Governor is the chief executive of the state, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the government and overseeing the state agencies. The Governor is elected for a four-year term and can be re-elected for another term.
The Lieutenant Governor is the second-highest ranking executive official in the state and serves as the President of the Senate, making tie-breaking votes when necessary. The Lieutenant Governor also serves as Acting Governor when the Governor is out of state or otherwise unable to perform their duties.
The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state, responsible for providing legal advice to state agencies and representing the state in legal matters. The Attorney General is elected for a four-year term and can be re-elected for another term.