The Governor of Huron is the head of the executive branch of the Huron state government and the commander-in-chief of its military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce the laws of the state, to approve or veto bills enacted by the legislature, and is empowered to use a line-item veto to remove certain provisions of laws. The governor is also empowered to convene the legislature on extraordinary occasions, and has the power to unilaterally declare a state of emergency on a local or state-wide basis.
The Governor is elected to serve a four-year term. Under the State Constitution of Huron, the Governor is prohibited from succeeding his/herself, although Governors may serve unlimited non-consecutive terms. Two men (John Mead and George Baker) have served two terms, and Leslie Frost served three.
The current Governor of Huron is Matthew Tran, the first non-white Governor in state history, and the second Asian-American Governor in the United States.
List of Governors of Huron
|George S. Henry||1927-1931||National|
|George Drew||1939-1943||National||Later elected Senator from 1947-1974|
|Leslie Frost||1943-1947||National||First term|
|Leslie Frost||1951-1955||National||Second term|
|Leslie Frost||1959-1963||National||Third term|
|Oliver S. Pickham||1963-1967||Democratic|
|John Mead||1971-1975||National||First term|
|John Mead||1977-1983||National||Second term|