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Formal Qualifications for Governor 3 Qualifications o 30 years old o A citizen of the United States o Resident of Texas for 5 years preceding the election Note: you do not need to be a registered voter to become governor **William Clements republican governor Informal Qualifications for governor Most governors held elected office before becoming governor Governors tend to be white, wealthy, well-educated, Protestant males The Office of Governor Current Governor: Greg Abbott (Rep,) Salary: $150,000 Lieutenant Governor becomes governor if the office is vacated Most retire from public office after serving as governor Texas does not have recall Impeachment o Lower house adopts article of impeachment, Senate voters and needs majority for conviction The People’s Expectations of Governors Governors are expected to be: o Chief Legislator An active agenda of legislation o Party Chief Head of his or her party o Leader of Ceremonial Duties Attend many functions and represents the state o Crisis Manager Be able to lead the state in times of natural disaster o Intergovernmental Coordinator Works with other states and the federal government
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