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Maryland Manual, 1977-78
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BLAIR LEE III, Lieutenant Governor, 1979
SIMON F. McHugh, JR., Executive Assistant
FRANK 0. HEINTZ, Executive Aide
ROBERT E. YOUNG, Special Assistant
AVA M. HARRISON, Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor
JUDITH A. MCCLURE, Administrative Aide
State House, Annapolis 21404 Telephone: 269-3905
The office of Lieutenant Governor was created by a Constitutional Amendment rati-
fied by the people on November 3, 1970 (Chapter 532, Acts of 1970). The Lieutenant
Governor is the second-ranking officer of the State. He is elected by popular vote at the
same election at which the Governor is elected, for a term of four years, his term of office
beginning on the third Wednesday following his election. The eligibility requirements for
Lieutenant Governor are the same as those for the Governor (Const. 1867, Art. II, sees.
I, I A, 2). He receives an annual salary of $44,856.
The Lieutenant Governor has only those duties delegated to him by the Governor. In
1971, the Governor designated the Lieutenant Governor as his Secretary of the Cabinet.
In addition, the Lieutenant Governor performs a variety of functions assigned to him by
the Governor relating to the preparation of the budget and legislation, as well as the man-
agement of the Executive Branch.
The Lieutenant Governor succeeds to the office of Governor in the event of a vacancy
in that office. If the Governor-elect fails to assume office for any other reason than his dis-
qualification, resignation or death, the Lieutenant Governor becomes the Acting Governor.
He also serves as Acting Governor in case of the Governor's disability (Const. 1867, Art.
II, sees. 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A).
FRED L. WINELAND, Secretary of State
H. STAFFORD BULLEN, JR., Assistant Secretary of State
PAT HOLTZ, Administrative Assistant
State House, Annapolis 21404 Telephone: 269-3421
The office of Secretary of State was created by a Constitutional Amendment in 1837
to replace the Governor's Council. Appointed by the Governor to a term to run concur-
rently with him, the Secretary attests to the Governor's signature on all public papers and
documents as may be required; in addition to overseeing all Executive Orders, keeping rec-
ords of all commissions issued and appointments made by the Governor (Code 1957,
1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sees. 86-88).
"The Secretary of State's office also keeps a record of trademarks, trade names, and
service marks utilized within the State (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol, Art. 41, sees. 90-
103); and a registry of legislative counsels and agents, the legislation in which they are
interested and the amounts received and spent for such activity (Code 1957, 1971 Repl.
Vol., Art. 40, sees. 5-14). Further, records of all defaulting corporations which can only
be reinstated by proclamation of the Governor upon the request of the Department of
Assessments and Taxation are filed with the office, as are Interstate Compacts.

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