|Lieutenant Governor of Delaware|
|Style||Madam Lieutenant Governor|
|Term length||Four years, 2 Terms.|
|Inaugural holder||Philip L. Cannon|
The lieutenant governor of Delaware is the second ranking executive officer of the U.S. state of Delaware. Lieutenant governors are elected for a term of four years in the same general election as the U.S. President and take office the following January.
As in many other U.S. state legislatures, the lieutenant governor also serves as the President of the Delaware Senate, though they can only issue a vote if there is a tie on any vote.
The Office of Lieutenant Governor was created by the Delaware Constitution of 1897, and the first election took place in 1900.
Although in practice the candidate for lieutenant governor is nominated as a ticket with the candidate for governor, the offices of governor and lieutenant governor are voted on separately in Delaware. In 1972, 1976, and 1984, the governor and lieutenant governor were elected from different parties.
Bethany Hall-Long is the current lieutenant governor, having taken office January 17, 2017.
The offices of the lieutenant governor are at the state capital of Dover.
Democratic (14) Republican (12)
As of November 2021[update], four former lieutenant governors of Delaware are living, the oldest being Shien Biau Woo (served 1985–1989, born 1937). The most recent and most recently serving lieutenant governor to die was Ruth Ann Minner (served 1993–2001, born 1935), who died on November 4, 2021.
|Lt. Governor||Lt. gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|Michael N. Castle||1981–1985||July 2, 1939|
|Shien Biau Woo||1985–1989||August 13, 1937|
|John Carney||2001–2009||May 20, 1956|
|Matthew Denn||2009–2015||February 9, 1966|