Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service
Constitutional Officers: Lieutenant Governor
In the absence, resignation, death, or disability of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor performs all of the duties incumbent upon the chief executive and has all his constitutional powers. In addition, the Lieutenant Governor is a voting member of the Governor's Council and is delegated certain responsibilities at the Governor's discretion. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor's administrative offices have been consolidated.