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Executive Study. …and Gallery of Executives. Ensure that the state’s laws are carried out (enforce the laws). Responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. Two major responsibilities of the executive. 4-years. Nathan Deal. Governor’s Length of Time.

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Executive study

Executive Study

…and Gallery of Executives

Two major responsibilities of the executive

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the state

Two major responsibilities of the executive.

Governor s length of time

4-years laws)

Nathan Deal

Governor’s Length of Time

Number of consecutive t erms

Jimmy Carter

Number of Consecutive Terms

Qualifications to be governor

Sonny Perdue

Qualifications to be Governor

Executive powers

Executive Powers

Zell Miller

Legislative powers

John Treutlen

Legislative Powers

Judicial powers

Judicial Powers

Eugene Talmadge

Formal powers

  • Managing the state’s budget appoint state justices to fill unexpired terms

  • Directing the attorney general to act as a representative of the state in lower court cases involving state law

  • Making an annual “State of the State” address to the legislature

  • Preparing budget bills for the consideration by the GA House of Reps.

Formal Powers

Formal powers cont

Formal Powers (cont.)

Informal powers

  • Communicating to the public a personal position on issues of interest to all Georgians

  • Acting as honorary head of the political party that elected him or her to office

  • Issuing proclamations to honor individuals, holidays, or special events and, with the legislature’s approval, adding new state symbols

Informal Powers

Informal powers cont

  • Representing the state in meetings with other state officials, federal officers, or foreign dignitaries

  • Meeting with business and industry leaders from other states and countries to encourage them to expand their businesses into Georgia

  • Working with members of the legislature to get laws passed

  • Guiding state agencies

Informal Powers (cont.)

Lieutenant governor s responsibilities

  • Presiding officer of the state senate officials, federal officers, or foreign dignitaries

  • Takes the place of the governor in the event of the governor’s death, resignation, or impeachment

  • Serves as chief executive officer if the governor is out of state

Casey Cagle

Lieutenant Governor’s Responsibilities

State attorney general

Sam Olens

State Attorney General

Commissioner of agriculture

  • Head of Dept. of Agriculture of Law

  • Directs agricultural programs

  • Maintains state farmers’ markets

  • Supervises inspections

  • Expands market opportunities for GA agriculture

Gary W. Black

Commissioner of Agriculture

Commissioner of labor

  • Head of the Labor Dept. of Law

  • Regulates health and safety of workers

  • Enforces state labor laws

  • Administers unemployment insurance programs

  • Maintains statistical data on labor

Mark Butler

Commissioner of Labor

Commissioner of insurance

Ralph T. Hudgens

Commissioner of Insurance

Secretary of state

  • Maintains the state’s official records of Law

  • Publishes laws passed by the legislature

  • Supervises elections

  • Appoints examining boards

  • Grants corporate charters

  • Regulates securities, stocks, and bonds

Brian Kemp

Secretary of State

School state superintendent

  • Head of state Dept. of Education of Law

  • Directs statewide educational programs

  • Enforces state education regulations and laws

  • Administers state and federal education funds

  • Certifies and licenses teachers

  • Approves textbooks for use

John Barge

School State Superintendent

Statutory officials

  • Not elected of Law

  • Appointed by either the governor of the head of the directing boards of the dept. in which they serve

Statutory Officials