The Vice President of the United States is a top political position, just under President of the United States.
During 2003, after Hoynes' resignation and before the appointment of Russell, the office was vacant. During this short period, Zoey Bartlet was kidnapped, causing President Josiah Bartlet to briefly step aside, and according to the rules of succession, Speaker of the House Glen Allen Walken briefly served as Acting President.
After Leo McGarry's untimely death on November 7, 2006, Santos was without a Vice President-Elect, and he waited until after his inauguration to appoint a successor. This caused a vacancy to occur shortly after January 20, 2007.
List of Vice PresidentsEdit
|Image||Vice President||Party||Timeline||Served Under||Source|
|John Hoynes||Democratic||January 20, 1999 — May 2, 2003||Josiah Bartlet||Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc; Life On Mars|
|Robert Russell, Jr.||Democratic||July||Han; The Last Hurrah|
| Leo Thomas McGarry|
|Democratic||elected November 7, 2006; passed away before his inauguration||Matt Santos||Election Day (Part II)|
| Eric Baker|
|Democratic||still designate, as of January 20, 2007||Tomorrow|