Position of lt. governor is questioned by delegates at the 2015 assembly
Rumor around the Capitol this year is the idea of eliminating the Lt. Governor position.
Some delegates believe the position is necessary.
Sandy Balan, a senator from Waubonsie Valley High School, said, “I don’t think we need to eliminate the position because it’s like eliminating the vice president position. The Lt. Governor is like the second hand man. The governor always needs someone there.”
Balan added, “I think it is an effective position.”
Having a Lt. Governor allows participants to run for office.
Areej Khan, a legislator from Carl Sandburg High School, said, “I think eliminating the position in Y&G would be terrible because it is a position kids can run for and put on college applications to make it seem like you’re the man.”
Although people believe the Lt. Governor is a necessary position, some believe elimination would be the right decision.
Rebecca Schumacher, a senator from Carl Sandburg High School, said, “I kind of agree with eliminating the position because, to a point, the position is useless and with the minimal jobs.”
Instead of eliminating the position, some argue giving the Lt. Governor more power would strengthen the position. Joe Longo, a representative from Carmel Catholic High School, said, “I think what would be better than eliminating the position would be to bestow more power and relocate some activities to give the Lt. Governor more to do and then, maybe, cut in other places instead”.
(written by Isabella Shaw, Lake Park)