The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature. Like a majority of the nation’s state constitutions, this section provides for qualified state electors to choose their executive officers. It was based on the proposed 1878 Washington Constitution, the Hill proposed...
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