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"For the first time in memory, as a lifelong Republican, I cannot vote for or endorse any of the federal or state candidates in Arizona my party put on the ballot this election." — Dick Walden Read more»

Democrat Rose Mofford, left, and Republican Jan Brewer were secretaries of state who became governor after predecessors from the other party were impeached or left office. Such midterm party-switching of executives would not happen if voters approve Proposition 131, creating a lieutenant governor’s office.

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»

Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican former news anchor Kari Lake.

Women running in governors’ races throughout the country are potentially set to break records if elected this November, and Arizona will undoubtedly contribute to those numbers with Democrat Katie Hobbs and Republican Kari Lake running against one another. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey greets lawmakers and guests shortly before beginning his State of the State speech on Jan. 13, 2020.

One of Doug Ducey’s most historically noteworthy achievements may be simply lasting long enough as governor to give an eighth State of the State address, a feat no Arizona governor has accomplished in 36 years. Read more»

A public memorial service on Sunday in Phoenix will celebrate the life of former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last month at 94. Read more»

A baseball card featuring former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford was created for her induction into the Cactus League Hall of Fame in 2014.

Near the end of spring training in 1990, the Cactus League was in danger of folding, with teams complaining about run-down ballparks. But a quarter-century later, it is still around and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to then-Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last week. Read more»

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. Read more»

Former Gov. Rose Mofford, left, spoke at a 2011 panel discussion featuring Arizona’s women governors, as current Gov. Jan Brewer listened. The state has had four women governors, most in the nation.

Arizona has the third-highest percentage of women in its legislature, at 34 percent, trailing Colorado and Vermont, according to data from Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. Read more»

In the early 1990s, the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum moved from the Arizona State Fairgrounds to the former El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium near the State Capitol.

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision. Read more»

Before being appointed to the bench, Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was in private practice and served as chief of staff to former Arizona Govs. Bruce Babbitt and Rose Mofford.

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was subjected to only a few light questions Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more»

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more»

Former Gov. Rose Mofford (left) speaks at a panel discussion featuring Arizona’s women governors. Gov. Jan Brewer listens.

Gov. Jan Brewer said it wasn't easy being one of the few women in a state Legislature dominated by men back in the early 1980s. "We women had to strive a little bit harder and be a little bit smarter and work at it on a daily basis," she said at an event featuring three women who served as Arizona governor. Read more»

Proposition 111 would change the secretary of state’s title to lieutant governor and have candidates for that office run on a ticket with their parties’ gubernatorial candidates. Supporters say the change would make the line of succession clearer and provide partisan consistency if a governor leaves office.

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»