Candidates for Arizona governor will now run alongside their chosen lieutenant governor after voters passed Proposition 131, putting the lieutenant governor first in the line of succession in the event of a governor’s death, resignation, removal from office or other disability. Read more»
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If approved, Proposition 131 would create an office of lieutenant governor who would run on the same ticket with the governor beginning with the 2026 election, making Arizona one of the last states to create an office of lieutenant governor who would succeed the governor. Read more»
A state lawmaker wants to create the office of lieutenant governor to add more continuity if the governor's office becomes vacant. Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, says frequent turnover in the governor's office is behind his legislation seeking the change. Read more»
Four years ago, few Arizonans would have supported a Janet Napolitano/Jan Brewer ticket. But under the state's current succession plan, Brewer, the Republican secretary of state, replaced the departing Democratic governor in 2009. That would change if supporters of Prop. 111 have their way. Read more»