The South Carolina Executive Department includes the governor, lieutenant governor and seven constitutional officers. All serve four-year terms.
The governor is the chief magistrate with supreme executive authority. The lieutenant governor serves as Senate president and assumes the position of governor if the governor is incapacitated. The secretary of state is responsible for the statewide registration of corporations, uniform commercial code interests, business opportunities, employment agencies, trademarks and notaries. The state treasurer is responsible for receipt, investment, and disbursement of all public funds for the state. The attorney general heads the state legal department. The comptroller general is the state’s chief fiscal officer and fiscal watchdog. The superintendent of education leads a system to enable students to become educated, responsible, and contributing citizens. The adjutant general heads the state’s military department. The commissioner of agriculture leads a department to foster agriculture.
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