The Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Massachusetts. In the absence, resignation, death, or disability of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor performs all the duties incumbent upon the chief executive and has all the Governor's constitutional powers. In addition, the Lieutenant Governor is a voting member of the Governor's Council and is delegated certain responsibilities at the Governor's discretion. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor's administrative offices have been consolidated.
The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is not subject to term limits. A candidate for Lieutenant Governor must be a registered elector in the state and have been a resident for at least seven years before taking office.(Ballotpedia)