The Executive Branch

The executive branch is the largest of Georgia’s three branches of state government. The Georgia constitution names eight officers that are elected by all Georgia voters to serve in the executive branch. They lead agencies responsible for enforcing state laws and carrying out programs like education, elections, and law enforcement. The Governor is the head of the executive branch and is elected by Georgia voters to serve a four year term, or if reelected, a maximum of two consecutive terms. The other constitutional officers, also elected to four year terms, are the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of insurance, superintendent of schools, commissioner of labor, and commissioner of agriculture.