Line of Succession for California Constitutional Officers
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Line of Succession for California Constitutional Officers
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GovernorElected Officeholder
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GovernorJerry BrownLieutenant GovernorLieutenant Governor Succeeds [Constitution; Art. V, Sect. 10]
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Lieutenant GovernorGavin NewsomGavin Newsom
Senate President Pro Tem
Chief Deputies [in Acting Capacity] (Govt Code 1775)
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Senate President pro TemporeToni G. AtkinsToni G. AtkinsToni G. AtkinsAssembly SpeakerLine of Succession [Govt. Code 12058]
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Assembly SpeakerAnthony RendonGovernor AppointsScott WilkAnthony RendonSecretary of StateFilled by Governor's Appointment [Constition; Art. V, Sect. 5)
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Secretary of StateAlex PadillaChris GarlandKevin MullinAlex PadillaAttorney GeneralDisaster Acting Governors [Gov. Code 12061-12063]
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Attorney GeneralXavier Becerra1) Thelma EatonGovernor AppointsXavier BecerraTreasurerDisaster Acting Constitutionals [Govt. Code 12700-12702]
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TreasurerJohn Chiang2) Barry BinderBill MabieGovernor AppointsJohn ChiangControllerVacancy Filled by Senate Rules Vice Chair [Senate Rule 7]
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ControllerBetty Yee3) Margaret Castro1) Died 2000Sean McCluskieGovernor AppointsBetty YeeSuperintendent of Public InstructionVacancy Filled by Vice Chair / Speaker Pro Tem
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Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Torlakson4) Died 19952) John Fong1) David Stirling
Collin Wong-Martinusen
Governor AppointsTom TorlaksonInsurance Commissioner
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Insurance CommissionerDave Jones5) Died 19983) Died 20002) George Williamson1) Steve CooneyKaren Greene RossGovernor AppointsDave JonesBoard of Equalization
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State Board of EqualizationGeorge Runner (Chair)6) Helen Kawagoe4) Died 20103) Robert Mukai2) Katie Carroll1) Bill Bagley
Glen Price and Michelle Zumot
Governor AppointsGeorge Runner (Chair)
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Disaster Acting Governor #1Carlyle Reed (d. 1999)7) William M. Robertson5) Not assigned.4) Roderick Walston3) Bettina Redway2) Died 2009Joel LaucherFiona Ma (Vice Chair)
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Disaster Acting Governor #2Victor Lundy (d. 1993)Last Updated 19766) Not assigned.5) Thomas Gerde4) Patricia Wynne3) Died 2006
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Disaster Acting Governor #3R. Gwin Follis (d. 1995)7) Not assigned.6) Not assigned.5) Daniel W. Dowell4) Died 2001
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Disaster Acting Governor #4Robert L. Vickers (d. 2011)Last Updated 19827) Not assigned.6) Not assigned.5) Frank Murphy Jr.SBOE 1SBOE 2SBOE 3SBOE 4
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Disaster Acting Governor #5Virgil Pinkley (d. 1992)Last Updated 19917) Not assigned.6) Gordon CologneGeorge RunnerFiona MaJerome E. HortonDiane Harkey
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Disaster Acting Governor #6Earl Smittcamp (d. 2014)Last Updated 20097) Died 1981Governor AppointsGovernor AppointsGovernor AppointsGovernor Appoints
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Disaster Acting Governor #7A. W. Bramwell (d. 1977)Last Updated 1971Mai HarvilleGenevieve JopandaKari HammondLisa Renati
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Last Updated 1967
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Last Updated 12/6/2018
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