Candidates' Debate: Tuesday May 18, 8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT
Qualifications: US. citizen, at least 30 years of age, Idaho resident for at least two years.
Term of office: Four years
Salary: $115,349 in 2010
Duties: The governor appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions; issues executive orders which have the force and effect of law; drafts and recommends a budget to the state legislature. On extraordinary occasions the governor can convene special sessions of the legislature. The governor must give final approval, by signing bills passed by the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills but must list his objections. The governor is commander-in-chief of the military forces, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. The governor is President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners.