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governor

noun caretaker, director, elected official, executive, executive leader, government official, highest state official, politician, potentate, public official, statesman
Associated concepts: executive branch of government
See also: caretaker, director, pedagogue, principal, superintendent

GOVERNOR. The title of the executive magistrate in each state and territory of the United States. Under the names of the particular states, the reader will find some of the duties of the governor of such state.

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The first phase (1711-18) was connected with the introduction of the governorships, which, like Pisar'kova, he sees as motivated by the need to enhance army revenue collection and troop mobilization by transferring authority for these tasks out of the old central chancelleries (prikazy) into the hands of the new governors and their chanceries.
On average, since 1960, by the third and fourth years of a four-year presidential administration, the President has lost four seats from his first year, thus losing not only that one "coattail effect" seat, but three more governorships as well.
In a survey of all the polls in the races, Hotline, the political news wire, said Republicans would still end up with a majority of the governorships if the numbers held up.
Today, the Republicans control most governorships and statehouses and are ramming through copycat legislation focusing on God, guns, and gays, as well as the rollback of regulation all across the country.
Before the election, Republicans held 27 governorships, Democrats 21, and Independents 2.
That's why the GOP controls the governorships in nine of America's 10 largest states.
In addition to projections for each surveyed state, Harris Interactive will issue a national projection for the presidential vote as well as project Electoral College outcomes, and net partisan swings in Senate seats and governorships.
Nigeria: Nigeria s ruling party has been swept out of all governorships in the southwest region, which includes the economic capital Lagos, local media reports of results from this week s polls showed Thursday.
The Republicans currently hold thirty-two governorships to the Democrats' seventeen -- and few of either party can be called liberal.
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House of Representatives, state governorships, and various state commissions.