9 Questions for Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Candidates
Jokingly referred to by political observers as “governor lite,” this elected position largely comes with two duties: step in if the governor can no longer serve and preside over the state Senate. But the latter offers a chance to guide and block policy; look no further than incumbent Casey Cagle’s work over the years on transportation funding and medical marijuana. Something to watch for next year when the Legislature convenes: Republican state senators have discussed paring back the lieutenant governor’s power to appoint committees and committee chairman in the upper chamber. Below, our 9 questions for each candidate and their responses, which have been edited for length and clarity.