North Carolina’s
Executive Branch
Duties of NC’s Governor
Carries out laws. Appoints non-elected
members of Cabinet.
Prepares state budget. Obtains grants.
Delivers State of the State Address. Can veto.
Calls General Assembly into special session.
Pardons, reprieves, & commute sentences of
state offenders. Appoints judges to vacancies.
Oversees the state militia. Has emergency
Leader of the state
Requirements of NC Governor
Must be at least 30 years old.
Must be a resident of NC for 2
Must be a qualified voter.
Must not have been impeached,
convicted of malpractice or any
other felony.
Must be a 5-year US citizen.
NC’s Governor
Pat McCrory
Elected on Nov. 6th
Serves 4-year term
Former mayor of
Lives in the
Governor’s Mansion
in Raleigh
NC’s Lt. Governor
Dan Forest
Elected on Nov. 6th
Only 2nd
Republican since
Serves 4-year term
Is an architect
Duties of Lieutenant Governor
Secedes Governor.
President of NC Senate, but
can only vote in the event of a
Is a member of the Council of
May have other duties assigned
by the Governor.
NC’s Secretary of State
Elaine Marshall
First elected in
1996, re-elected in
2012 for fifth term
1st Woman in
4-year term
Duties of the Secretary of State
Oversees all records.
Certifies all elections.
Signs and records all new laws.
Preserves all state historical
Is a member of the Council of State.
NC’s Attorney General
Roy Cooper
Serves a 4year term
First elected in
2000, reelected in 2012
for 4th term
Duties of the Attorney General
Serves as the “People’s Attorney.”
Protects individual citizen rights.
Provides legal advice to state and local
Conducts special investigations and
Oversees SBI, Consumer Protection and
other state law enforcement.
Is a member of the Council of State.
NC’s State Treasurer
Janet Cowell
Serves a 4-year
First elected in
2008, re-elected in
1st woman to hold
Duties of the State Treasurer
Responsible for receipt, custody, and
disbursement of all state funds.
Invests state funds.
Provides financial advice to the
Governor and other state institutions,
agencies, and offices.
Is a member of the Council of State.
Budget Activity
What is the governor’s role in budgetmaking?
What area did you cut the most?
Did you raise taxes? If so, on what?
What was the easiest part of the
challenge? The hardest part?
What impact would your budget have on
California? Explain at least 2 areas.

North Carolina`s Executive Branch Duties of NC`s Governor