How many years does each Governor serve? Is it 5 years?

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  1. There are fifty governors. One governor for each state. Each state can choose by its state Constitution the length of the term of office of the governor. Most, if not all, of the states have a four year term of office for their governors.

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    posted by DrIG
  2. It may be different for each state. In California, for example, the governor serves a term of 4 years for a maximum of two terms.

    To look up your state, go to www.google.com and search for governor term ____. (Put the state you're interested in in the blank.)

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  3. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Look at the following:

    In 1992, voters approved term limits for Michigan's statewide elected officers and state legislators. Term limits limit the governor to two terms. But look at the next site: 2 terms of 4 years each.

    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Michigan

    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Maryland

    4. http://www.nhpr.org/node/12361

    5. 4 years

    Governors are elected by popular ballot and serve terms of four years, with a maximum of two terms. Governors take office on the first Monday after the January 1 after their election.

    6. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805EFD61238E533A25752C0A9679D94669FD7CF (don't miss the option of downloading the PDF article in order to read it in its entirety.)

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  4. Although the states determine the terms of their governors, I believe most or all of them serve for 4 years in each term. Some states limit their governors to 2 terms.

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