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Roles within the State Matrix
Select a state to review for the purpose of this matrix. Remember that this state will be used in later weeks’ activities.
Complete the matrix by identifying the term; the election, appointment, or confirmation process; and roles each process plays in state government.
Cite references or sources of information consistent with APA guidelines.
Identify the state:
Official Titles | Term Length or Term Limits | Election or Appointment (Include by whom and confirmation process) | Role in State Government | References or Sources |
Governor | | | | |
Lieutenant Governor (or equivalent) | | | | |
Attorney General (or equivalent) | | | | |
Secretary of State (or equivalent) | | | | |
State Auditor (or equivalent) | Jonh keel N/A | The State Auditor is appointed by the Legislative Audit Committee.a six-member oversight committee that consists of the Speaker of the House | The primary role of the State Auditor is to conduct audits, investigations, and reviews of entities receiving state funds - including state agencies, departments, and universities. | www.sao.state.tx.us |
State Treasurer (or equivalent) | Susan Combs | Combs' first electoral outing was for the 47th legislative district, in Travis County. She won the run-off for the Republican nomination by one vote.She was initially elected as comptroller on November 7, 2006, to succeed Carole Strayhorn, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for governor as an Independent in the same election. | The state treasurer serves as the chief custodian of each state's treasury and as the state's head banker. Typically, he or she receives and deposits state monies, manages investments, and keeps track of budget surpluses and deficits. The position has powers and responsibilities similar to those of the United States Secretary of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United...