OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Every day, the State Governor is faced with scores of decisions, each with important consequences for the state’s future. To provide the Governor with the support that he needs to govern effectively, the Executive Office of the Governor has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the Governor’s message to the people and sundry responsibilities as the need arises, all in the interest of good and effective governance.
This office is overseen by the Chief of Staff. The Office of the Governor also has in it Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants who are appointed with full discretion of the Governor. Although the Governor seeks the approval of the State House of Assembly on number of Special Advisers to be appointed, those nominated do not go through a screening exercise by the Assembly. The SAs, SSAs and SAs are appointed as each Governor identifies his needs and priorities.