Florida's Executive Branch of Government

The Executive branch of Government in Florida is led by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Cabinet. This is the branch of the government that executes and enforces laws.

The Governor is elected for a four year term and may serve two terms in succession. The Governor is the chief executive of the government of Florida and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the state.

The Lieutenant Governor is also elected for a four year term congruent with the Governor and will become the governor should the current governor not complete their term. The Lieutenant Governor's duties are defined by the Governor and the legislature. if the Lieutenant Governor resigns prior to the end of the 4 year term, the Governor will appoint an incumbent to fill the position. 

The Cabinet consists of an Attorney General, a Chief Financial Officer, and a Commissioner of Agriculture. The members are independently elected every four years and have equal footing to the Governor on issues under the Cabinet's jurisdiction. 

The Florida Attorney General is the state's chief legal officer and responsible for the Department of Legal Affairs. 

The Florida Chief Financial Officer is the head of the Florida Department of Financial Services and oversees the states finances and fiscal well being. 

The Florida Commissioner of Agriculture is the head of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is responsible for consumer regulation and the protection of goods to market.