Governing the Land of Lincoln is no small task. The Governor of Illinois, head of the state's executive branch, oversees roughly two dozen agencies and departments, as well as various boards, commissions, councils, and universities. The state is home to almost 13 million people. The governor of the 21st state is responsible for enacting laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly, upholding state judiciary rulings, and preparing the state's budget. He or she also acts as commander-in-chief of the Illinois armed forces. Democrat Pat Quinn was sworn in as the 41st Governor of the State of Illinois on Jan. 29, 2009.