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The 75th and current governor is Roy Cooper (D). Cooper defeated Pat McCrory (R) in the general election on November 8, 2016. He assumed office on January 1, 2017.
The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article III, the Executive Department. Under Article III, Section I:
Candidates for the office of the governor must be: 1. at least 30 years old 2. a citizen of the United States for at least five years 3. a resident of North Carolinafor at least two years Additionally, no governor-elect may take office until he or she has taken an oath before the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Excepting the governor's use of the State Seal of North Carolina and the gubernatorial power to make vacancy appointments, all constitutional duties are laid out in Article III, Section 5. The governor heads the Council of State. The governor is responsible for preparing and presenting the state budget to the General Assembly of North Carolina. Additionally, the governor of North Carolina has extensive powers of appointment of executive branch officials, some judges, and members of boards and commissions. The governor serves as commander-in-chief of the state military forces except in cases when they are deployed by the federal government. Other duties and privileges of the office include: 1. Residing at the official residence of the Governor 1. Making a periodic address to the state legislature concerning the state of North Carolina and giving recommendations to the legislature 1. Regularly monitoring the state budget to ensure that principal and interest on bonds and notes are pai...
North Carolinaelects governors in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Carolina, 2020, 2024, 2028, and 2032 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election.
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Role in state budget
1. 1.1. See also: North Carolina state budget and finances The state operates on a biennial budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows: 1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in July. 2. State agency budget requests are submitted in October. 3. Agency hearings are held in October and December. 4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the North Carolina State Legislature in early February. 5. The legislature adopts a budget in...
Governor's office budget
The budget for the governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $5,438,279.
There have been 75 governors of North Carolina since 1776. Of the 75 officeholders, 39 were Democratic, 12 Democratic-Republican, eight Republican, five Federalists, five Whigs, four with no party and two Anti-Federalists.
Partisan balance 1992-2013
1. 1.1. See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Carolina From 1992 to 2013 in North Carolina, there were Democratic governors in office for 20 years, while there were Republican governors in office the two years, including the final year (2013). North Carolina is one of seven states that were run by a Democratic governor for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992 and 2013. North Carolina was under a Republican trifectafor the final year of...
Conflicts between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly of North Carolina
1. 1.1. See also: Conflicts between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly of North Carolina The 2016 election changed the political landscape of North Carolina. Before the election, Republicans held a state government trifecta, meaning they controlled the governor's office and both chambers of the legislature. As a result of the 2016 election, however, Democrats took control of the governor's office, while Republicans held a 35-15 majority in the Senate and a 74-46 majority in the House, g...
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General election candidates 1. Roy Cooper(D) (Incumbent) 2. Dan Forest(R) 3. Al Pisano(Constitution Party) 4. Steven DiFiore II(L) Democratic primary candidates 1. Roy Cooper (Incumbent)✔ 2. Ernest Reeves Republican primary candidates 1. Dan Forest✔ 2. Holly Grange
1. 1.1. Main article: Governor of North Carolina The governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the occupant of the highest state office in North Carolina. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The 75th and current governor of North Carolina is Roy Cooper (D). He was first elected in 2016. Prior to the November 2016 general elections, North Carolina was...
This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on North Carolina, click here. In few states today is the political climate more polarized between Democrats and Republicans, andbetween urban and suburban areas, than in North Carolina. Bolstered by rapid population growth fromother states, North Carolina has become a hard-fought presidential battleground, but skirmishes over thedirection of the state government have proven to be even more intense. In the early republic, when Virginia and South Carolina produced statesmen and spokesmen, and hadgrand plantation cultures, North Carolina was often called a valley of humility between two mountainsof conceit. It joined the Confederacy only after those two neighbors did so. After the Civil War, NorthCarolina develo...
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Note on Wyoming: Wyoming has no constitutional term limits.The statute imposing term limits on state elected officials was adopted in a 1992 ballot measure.On February 1, 2013, the Wyoming Supreme Court overturned the voter-approved initiative as it applies to the offices of secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction, but not governor.Gubernatorial officeSimple ExplanationConstitutional LawSource2 consecutive term limit" [The Governor] shall be eligible to ...2 consecutive term limit"No person who has been elected governor ...2 consecutive term limit"No member of the executive department ...2 lifetime term limit"No elected officials of the Executive ...
Incumbent Democratic Governor Roy Cooper was eligible to run for re-election to a second term in office, and announced his intention to do so on December 5, 2019. Under a 2018 state law, party primary elections were held on March 3, 2020. Cooper was re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican nominee, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.
See map of 36 states with term limits on governor. 14 states do not have them: CT, ID, IL, IA, MA, MN, NH, NY, ND, TX, UT, VT, WA & WIStatesTerm LimitsAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, ...2 consecutive 4-year termsIndiana, Wyoming, Oregon2 consecutive 4-year terms, 1 term pauseMontana2 consecutive 4-year terms, 2 term pauseArkansas, California, Delaware, Michigan, ...2 four-year terms a lifetime
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May 08, 2020 · GOVERNOR: [ Roy Cooper (D)* - Term-Limited in 2024.
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