The Lieutenant Governor exercises powers delegated to [him] by the Governor as provided by law. [He] also serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the office, if the Governor is unable to act as governor, or is out of state. Under the new constitution, the Lieutenant Governor no longer serves as ex-officio president of the Senate, but [he] is made an ex-officio member of each committee, board and commission on which the Governor serves. (Louisiana Constitution Article IV, Section 6) Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor serves as Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. These offices exist to preserve, showcase and market Louisiana's rich cultural heritage to those within and outside of our state. Additionally the Lieutenant Governor oversees two commissions which make recommendations to our elected officials, the Louisiana Serve Commission and the Louisiana Retirement Development Commission.

Must be a qualified elector, at least 25 years old, and must be a citizen of the United States and Louisiana for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of qualification for office. (Louisiana Constitution Article IV, Section 2)

Four years. May succeed [himself] for an unlimited number of terms. (Louisiana Constitution Article IV, Section 3)

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