VOTERS GUIDE: Candidates for lieutenant governor

Friday, August 3, 2012 | 4:52 p.m. CDT; updated 11:55 a.m. CDT, Saturday, August 4, 2012

What's the job? The lieutenant governor becomes the acting governor of Missouri if the current governor dies, resigns or is unable to communicate. The lieutenant governor is also the president of the Missouri Senate, which means he or she opens the legislative session and casts the deciding vote in the event of a tie.