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Burned at the beach: Governor Chris Christie photographed in the sun amid NJ government shut down
Burned at the beach: Governor Chris Christie photographed in the sun amid NJ government shut down
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: ABC News
New Jersey Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate
New Jersey Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: NJTV News
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Shuts Down Beaches Then Heads To Beach
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Shuts Down Beaches Then Heads To Beach
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Freedom of Press
N.J. Governor Christie Defends Family Beach Day Amid Government Shutdown
N.J. Governor Christie Defends Family Beach Day Amid Government Shutdown
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Inside Edition
New Jersey Governor Dismisses Critics After Lounging On Beach Closed To Public
New Jersey Governor Dismisses Critics After Lounging On Beach Closed To Public
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: CBS SF Bay Area
NJ Governor Chris Christie to Heckler: Sit Down and Shut Up
NJ Governor Chris Christie to Heckler: Sit Down and Shut Up
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: Bloomberg
Governor Chris Christie Closes NJ Parks, But Still Hits The Beach | MSNBC
Governor Chris Christie Closes NJ Parks, But Still Hits The Beach | MSNBC
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: MSNBC
Boy cries to be governor of new jersey
Boy cries to be governor of new jersey
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: RetireWithRichard
Christie wins New Jersey Governor
Christie wins New Jersey Governor's race
Published: 2013/11/06
Channel: CNN
Guadagno Vs. Murphy in New Jersey Governor Race
Guadagno Vs. Murphy in New Jersey Governor Race
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Associated Press
Chris Christie warns of 2017 N.J. governor
Chris Christie warns of 2017 N.J. governor's race
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: NJ.com
Phil Murphy announces he
Phil Murphy announces he's running for governor in 2017
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: NJ.com
CHC/MIL NJ Governor Chris Christie at Cubs fan
CHC/MIL NJ Governor Chris Christie at Cubs fan's face calling him a "bitch" 7/30/17
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Nick Ramos
NJ Governor Chris Christie defends use of beach closed to public
NJ Governor Chris Christie defends use of beach closed to public
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Wochit News
Kid cries because he can
Kid cries because he can't be governor of new jersey
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Kyoot Kids
New Jersey Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate
New Jersey Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: NJTV News
Governor Orders New Jersey Government Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse
Governor Orders New Jersey Government Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: DAHBOO77
NJ Race For Governor Heats Up
NJ Race For Governor Heats Up
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: CBS New York
No one knows there is a governor
No one knows there is a governor's election in New Jersey
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: NJ.com
Democrat Debate New Jersey Governor on Pensions
Democrat Debate New Jersey Governor on Pensions
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: John Bury
New Jersey Governor Debate - Everyone Except Kim
New Jersey Governor Debate - Everyone Except Kim
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: Nick Catucci
"Better" – Kim Guadagno
"Better" – Kim Guadagno's First TV Ad For New Jersey Governor
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Kim for NJ
Ask the Governor with Chris Christie — June 26, 2017
Ask the Governor with Chris Christie — June 26, 2017
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: New Jersey 101.5
New Jersey Governor snapped at beach he
New Jersey Governor snapped at beach he'd closed to public
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: RNZ
Analyzing the New Jersey Governor
Analyzing the New Jersey Governor's Race
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Richard French
Jim Johnson Talks Gubernatorial Race
Jim Johnson Talks Gubernatorial Race
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: NJTV News
Jim Johnson for NJ Governor 2017
Jim Johnson for NJ Governor 2017
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Matthew Cantwell
Gov. Christie burned for spending time at the beach
Gov. Christie burned for spending time at the beach
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Fox News
NJ Candidate for Governor Phil Murphy on Cannabis Legalization - Lambertville - 2/4/2017
NJ Candidate for Governor Phil Murphy on Cannabis Legalization - Lambertville - 2/4/2017
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Garden State Variety
"Better" – Kim Guadagno Launches Campaign For New Jersey Governor
"Better" – Kim Guadagno Launches Campaign For New Jersey Governor
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Kim for NJ
Jim
Jim's Challenge to the Insiders
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Jim Johnson
Who is N.J. gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson?
Who is N.J. gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson?
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: NJ.com
Steven Rogers for NJ Governor 2017
Steven Rogers for NJ Governor 2017
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Christian Citizenship Ministries
Last Minute Pitches From The Candidates Running For NJ Governor
Last Minute Pitches From The Candidates Running For NJ Governor
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Chasing News
NJ’s Republican Governor Shuts Down Beaches on July 4th
NJ’s Republican Governor Shuts Down Beaches on July 4th
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: CONTENT
Jim Johnson Reveals Goals if Elected NJ Governor
Jim Johnson Reveals Goals if Elected NJ Governor
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Steve Adubato
New York, New Jersey Governors Replace Port Authority Leadership
New York, New Jersey Governors Replace Port Authority Leadership
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: NJ.com
Joe Piscopo won’t run for New Jersey governor
Joe Piscopo won’t run for New Jersey governor
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Fox Business
NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Hirsh Singh Interview on SNJ 03/10/2017
NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Hirsh Singh Interview on SNJ 03/10/2017
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Singh for Jersey
Jersey Matters Phil Murphy Candidate for Governor
Jersey Matters Phil Murphy Candidate for Governor
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: WJLP 'Jersey Matters' for MeTV3
Johnson for Governor: Discipline (TV)
Johnson for Governor: Discipline (TV)
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Jim Johnson
Nothing
Nothing's Impossible│John Wisniewski (D) NJ Governor Race Announcement Video
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: All Political Ads
Phil Murphy for New Jersey Democratic Governor Event
Phil Murphy for New Jersey Democratic Governor Event
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
2017 NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR
2017 NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR'S RACE
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: McQueenPress
Larry Sabato on New Jersey and Virginia races for governor
Larry Sabato on New Jersey and Virginia races for governor
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Fox News
Ask the Governor with Gov. Chris Christie 4/20/17
Ask the Governor with Gov. Chris Christie 4/20/17
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: New Jersey 101.5
Matt Riccardi running for Governor of New Jersey
Matt Riccardi running for Governor of New Jersey
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Oneway7660
Kim Guadagno Announces Campaign for New Jersey Governor In Keansburg
Kim Guadagno Announces Campaign for New Jersey Governor In Keansburg
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Kim for NJ
Why Joe Piscopo should run for governor of New Jersey
Why Joe Piscopo should run for governor of New Jersey
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: NJ.com
Christie Does Not Endorse Guadagno for Governor
Christie Does Not Endorse Guadagno for Governor
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: New Jersey 101.5
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Governor of New Jersey
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Seal of New Jersey
Chris Christie 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Incumbent
Chris Christie

since January 19, 2010
Style The Honorable
Residence Drumthwacket
Term length Four years, renewable once consecutively
Inaugural holder William Livingston
1776
Formation New Jersey State Constitution
Website Office of the Governor

The Governor of the State of New Jersey is head of the executive branch of New Jersey's state government. The office of governor is an elected position, for which elected officials serve four-year terms. Governors cannot be elected to more than two consecutive terms, but there is no limit on the total number of terms they may serve.[1] The official residence for the governor is Drumthwacket, a mansion located in Princeton, New Jersey; the office of the governor is at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.

The first Governor of New Jersey was William Livingston, who served from August 31, 1776, to July 25, 1790. The current governor is Chris Christie, who assumed office on January 19, 2010, and was elected to a second term on November 5, 2013. His term ends on January 16, 2018.


Role[edit]

The governor is directly elected by the voters to become the political and ceremonial head of the state. The governor performs the executive functions of the state, and is not directly subordinate to the federal authorities. The governor assumes additional roles, such as being the Commander-in-Chief of the New Jersey National Guard forces (when they are not federalized).

Unlike many other states that have elections for some cabinet-level positions, under the New Jersey Constitution the governor and lieutenant governor are the only officials elected on a statewide basis. Much like the President of the United States, the governor appoints the entire cabinet, subject to confirmation by the New Jersey Senate. More importantly, under the New Jersey constitution, the governor appoints all superior court judges and county prosecutors, although this is done with strong consideration of the preferences of the individual state senators who represent the district where vacancies arise.

The governor is also responsible for appointing two constitutionally created officers, the New Jersey Attorney General and the Secretary of State of New Jersey, with the approval of the senate.[2]

State law allows for a maximum salary of $175,000.[1] Jon Corzine accepted a token salary of $1 per year as governor.[3] Jim McGreevey, his predecessor, took home an annual salary of $157,000.[4]

Lieutenant governor[edit]

On Election Day, November 8, 2005, the voters passed an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that created the position of Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, effective with the 2009 elections. Before this amendment was passed, the president of the New Jersey Senate would have become governor or acting governor in the event that office of governor became vacant. This dual position was more powerful than that of an elected governor, as the individual would have had a major role in legislative and executive processes. As a result of the constitutional amendment passed in 2005, Governor Richard Codey was the final person to wield such power.

Monmouth Sheriff Kim Guadagno was sworn in as New Jersey's first lieutenant governor, on January 19, 2010, under Governor Chris Christie.

Center on the American Governor[edit]

The Center on the American Governor,[5] at Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics, was established in 2006 to study the governors of New Jersey and, to a lesser degree, the governors of other states. Currently the program features extensive archives of documents and pictures from the Byrne and Kean administrations, video interviews with many members of the respective administrations, some information on other American governors, and news updates on current governors (of all 50 states). The project is in the process of creating new archives, similar to the Byrne and Kean archives, for later administrations.[6]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Vice President
Order of Precedence of the United States
Within New Jersey
Succeeded by
Mayor of municipality
in which event is held
Succeeded by
Otherwise Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Governor of Pennsylvania
Order of Precedence of the United States
Outside New Jersey
Succeeded by
Governor of Georgia

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